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  Reply # 18475 16-Aug-2005 14:05
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heh ok will check them all out but firstly i'll put 2003 back on it :p



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  Reply # 18477 16-Aug-2005 15:43
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ok i have it browsing the internet, I have no idea how to be honest but put it back to PPC 2003 and it kinda picked stuff up itself, put in static IP and it's browsing... now i'm just concerned that it won't connect from anywhere but in the same room as the computer... try going to the bedroom which is less than 15 metres away and it won't connect, still says i have full signal if i check connection though.

what effects the signal that much?

i think i should go buy some nurofen soon :P

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 18483 16-Aug-2005 17:02
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at least its working - the signal is a different story.

you can get a bigger aerial on extension cable from DSE. Most times a pci wifi cards aerial will be obstructed by lots of cables and stuff at the back of the PC - this cuts range down very badly.




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Reply # 18484 16-Aug-2005 17:12
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Microwave ovens, microwave transmitters using the 2.4GHz band in the vicinity, some cordless phones on 2.4GHz bands, some Bluetooth devices in the 2.4GHz band, nearby hospital using ISM instruments (again, guess what?) on the 2.4GHz band.

As Disenchanted pointed out, havin the PCI card with the aerial in the back of a PC, in a blind spot...

It could be anything - and everything. I have a Belkin Access Point and I get only as far as 10m range, but I don't think it is a problem with the AP - it is located in a cubicle behind a wall in the basement, so it is just enough to use around my house. I could move it probably to the roof and get a better range.





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  Reply # 18485 16-Aug-2005 17:19
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I have my AP mounted about 8 feet off the floor - gets away from most of the electrical cabling in the house.

I also ditched all my noname gear and got netgear - improved netowrk performance dramatically for me. (but now need to ditch again and go 11g)




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  Reply # 18486 16-Aug-2005 19:13
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ah hmm well it's definitely a mess at the back of the machine, LOADS of cables and electrical stuff. It sometimes doesn't even connect when im at the desk by the computer so i think im gonna give up on this idea and get a wireless router eventually (soon if im allowed). Any recommendations on something good and cheap?


actually, if i do get a wireless router and set it up, and then use the wireless card in this machine to connect am i still going to have the same issues with connection being a tad rubbish?

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Reply # 18487 16-Aug-2005 19:27
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NetGear is a good brand, as well as Belkin. I don't like the D-Link routers - had two and returned both!

Wired Ethernet is always more reliable. If you purchase a Belkin with 4 ports, you can plug your PC via cable to get the maximum speed (100mbps) and use the wireless part for the Pocket PC - this is what I have here at home.

If you bought this card at DSE, they accept returns within 14 days. You can use the refund to purchase a router.







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  Reply # 18499 16-Aug-2005 20:53
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yeh card was from DSE so thanks for that, I may just do that... thanks for all your help, at least we got some sort of conclusion :)



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  Reply # 18504 16-Aug-2005 21:04
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actually last query for now..

http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/4301a8970f0d97a8273fc0a87f990717/Product/View/XH8175


would that do the job? I have a 4 port router already with 2 pcs connected, does that plug in to a spare port or not, and make it EASY to get the iPAQ connected to the wired network?

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http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/4301a8970f0d97a8273fc0a87f990717/Product/View/XH7988

that one actually, as the other aint in my closest DSE

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Reply # 18505 16-Aug-2005 21:10
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The first one should work fine. Actually when I returned the faulty D-Link I bought this one to use until my Belkin arrived here. It worked well, no problems.

Don't know about the second one though.





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"Configure Network Autentication" I notice that the box for the WEP key has 13 stars.

1/ Can some one who has the WEP working please explain the format of the key that I should enter into here. Should it be 64 bit hex, like 0x11223344556677aa, or alphanumeric?

2/ Can someone also please explain the "key index"?

Thanks in advance for any help
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Reply # 19803 7-Sep-2005 11:51
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It is alphanumeric. So if your 128 bit key is 12 34 56 78 90 09 87 65 43 21 AB CD EF you enter it like a single string: 1234567890987654321ABCDEF. That's the format I have on my HP iPAQ h4150.

The Key Index is when you use the shorter key.





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