Re: Do wireless cards lose sensitivity over time?
- From: DManzaluni <dmanzaluni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 08:01:22 -0700 (PDT)
On Apr 22, 7:11 pm, DManzaluni <dmanzal...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Apr 22, 10:39 am, alexd <troffa...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The only thing I can think of is that somehow the card has lost all
sensitivity over time.
I reckon it's more likely that you now have more wireless network traffic in
your vicinity than you had before, therefore the signal to noise ratio is
getting worse, leading to poorer reliability. Although you'd have to be
very unlucky for 15 feet not to be close enough to counteract this.
Actually I have two or three of these cards and none of them seem to work
Did they work in the past?
<http://ale.cx/> (AIM:troffasky) (UnSoEsNpE...@xxxxxx)
15:34:44 up 138 days, 16:45, 3 users, load average: 0.00, 0.05, 0.01
My god, said I, with my one liquid eye, am I dreaming, or am I insane?
No my point is that these cards never seem to have worked well in any
computer, whether with the 'adapter' or by itself and the traffic (on
all channels, they wont work on any channels they scan) is about
what it has always been. I couldnt believe that Linksys could have
put them out on to the market with sensitivity this bad: They didnt
start reducing the quality of (components and memory in) their WRT54G
routers until some years later, , so I wondered whether sensitivity
had dropped off in some way. I dont suppose there is any way of
Especially when they wont even pick up a DD-WRT router 15 feet away!
But there is definite evidence for what you say irrespective of an
prolbem with either this linksys card or its utility: In the evenings
where I live, the networks do slow noticeably or stop completely. It
happens every evening and seems to happen on all networks (we have
TimeWarner, RCN and apparently FioS here so I dont know which local
networks use which carrier but I HAVE noticed that ALL networks seem
to suffer from degradation of signal/speed EVERY evening)- Hide quoted text -
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I wonder if it is possible that it is really the piss-useless Linksys
utility dating from 2002 which is at fault?. It uninstalls WZC from
services when it installs!
I reinstalled WZC by editing the registry and enabled the windows
connection and suddenly the card started working!!!! Not particularly
well but at least it works and sees lots of networks and even manages
to connect to one and get onto the Internet.
Having uninstalled the utilities (both of them) I wonder how I can get
rid of that stupid utility icon in the systray (the single monitor
with the aerial coming out of the top which doesnt look like a windows
one) or will it just defer to the Windows one whenever I reboot?
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