[Wolves] network connection update

Mo Awkati mawkati at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Dec 9 20:30:45 UTC 2009

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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Ah that explains it. I thought the person that gave it me was using it at quite a distance from the router; they also used windows. I will get a new one perhaps tomorrow and see what happens.



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