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WIFI Junkies - I Need your help.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by rytpillager, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. rytpillager

    rytpillager Regular Member

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    I am having trouble connecting to a linksys connection I find in my room. It usually has 4/5 bars green. It is extremely hard to connect to. With 4 bars why is this? When I can connect to it the speed will usually be around 20/kb but sometimes I can get the signal up to 250/kb. I believe I have the capability of downloading 250/kb all the time but am having trouble picking this up. Why is it that I can be downloading 20/kb move the laptop slightly in a direction and my downloads jump up to 250/kb but then at other times this connection is nowhere to be found. What can I do to increase my speeds, I can log-in to the router through linksys but I haven't changed any of there settings I do not want to mess up there stuff. I do pay for the internet but it is not high speed I just got my laptop fixed recently & am trying to figure this out I am going to cut my dial up account and switch over to a cable company but for now this is really my only option please help. I was thinking I might be able to change some settings on the router to improve my connection. I was looking for things I could possibly buy also to boost my signal. I already bought a LINKSYS RangePlus Wireless Network USB Adapter but I'm not sure if it was the right software I needed. It did not find a connection before my computer broke. But now that I fixed it im finding a signal without it, PLUS I lost the installation cd.

    Summarizing everything. I have a strong linksys signal It is hard to connect to. It can sometimes be connected to at around 20/kb but I can get it to 250/kb what can i do/buy to keep downloading speeds up.
     
  2. magicman8585

    magicman8585 Newbie

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    get a external antenna might help it also could be from neighbors
    stealing from you. probable the second one
     
  3. rytpillager

    rytpillager Regular Member

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    oh yea i also I have a hp pavillion dv6000 that is broadcomm wireless windows vista 32bit.
     
  4. supwd

    supwd Senior Member

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    Did you try an antenna that plugs instead of that tiny antenna in your wireless card?

    I used to use that to steal neighbors wifi ;)
     
  5. rytpillager

    rytpillager Regular Member

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    The external antenna is different then the network adapter I bought? It was $50 maybe I should sell it?
     
  6. xhpdx

    xhpdx Regular Member

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    You could always make yourself a cantenna or windsurfer

    Code:
    http://www.turnpoint.net/wireless/cantennahowto.html
    Code:
    http://airfart.blogspot.com/2008/03/antenna-booster-windsurfer.html
    and if all fails, use your neighbors net :)
     
  7. digitalworldz

    digitalworldz Regular Member

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    It seems like a prob. on the pc not the wireless router