[Wolves] network connection update

Adam Sweet adam at adamsweet.org
Wed Dec 9 20:04:13 UTC 2009

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Mo Awkati wrote:
> Hi Folk
> It turned out to be the network card rather than Ubuntu not doing what
> it was supposed to do :-)

Good news :)

> I have acquired (given to me :-)  ) and  installed a Belkin desktop
> wireless PCI card. It seems OK,  but the signal strength is poor: about
> 50% most of the time . The card is wireless G while the router is N. I
> think that has something to do with it. There is a distance of only
> about 8 feet between the pc and the router, and no obstructions other
> than myself!!

My parents have one of those Belkin PCI 54G cards, an F5D7001. The
reception was awful. I replaced it with a £12 one made by Edimax (it was
sold by Efficient PC who sold Linux compatible hardware but have since
closed down) and the reception was 90% or so compared to 30% with the
Belkin. In my case the router was 54G too, it's the card itself which
was poor and under Windows you had to be an administrator to use it,
which I thought was stupid.


Adam Sweet

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