Hey all, Yet another question from me, god i love this place. Every time i get with friends and try to have a lan party i have a one major problem, the network fades in and out. The network is fine for everyone else but for me it goes in and out. I have a usb reciever that is literally right next to the sender or whatever you call it and it says i have an excellent 54mb connection. Yet every time we play Battlefield 2 i pop in for 5 minutes, then it freezes and i am out. Anyone know whats goin on? Also if i need to buy a new adapter, whats the difference between a $90 one and a $19 one, they seem to have the same stats. Thank you guys so much. - Kenney
I dunno why this would make any sense whatsoever, but try turning off your firewall if you have one... well that helped me =D
Don't turn it off. Allow it as an exeption. Do this by going to Control panel, Windows Firewall, exceptions and making sure BFII is ticked. That has to be done on both host and client.
Ya i did that. I not only have BF2 unblocked but i have added every TCP and UDP port, all at once and one at a time. This just pisses me off so much, flying a chopper is extremly difficult when the game keeps going out lol.
Some are good but overall, in my experience USB wireless adapters can be very dodgy. If it's a desktop machine, fit a PCI adapter instead. If it's a laptop, buy a PCMCIA card. If you don't have a PCMCIA slot then try a different USB adapter.
One USB adapter I did have a (sort of) good experience with was a Linksys WUSB54G. Decent speed, never dropped the connection..although it did break quite quickly and then just refused to work.
Is there a reason why you can't be using a CAT-6 cable?
CAT-6, sorry whats that? So i should try buying a pci wireless card?
Just normal networking cable, its dirt cheap and dead reliable.
Ya but i only have a wireless netowrk. I am up stairs and the wireless network is about 100 yards away down a few flights.
its cat-5 actually for regular networking cable... also it could be the wireless router youre using. If it's a belkin then there is a problem. I would highly recommend a Linksys, theyve never did me any harm and they've always been reliable. If you need to replace the router then you can get a cheap linksys for about 50 bucks ( Newegg.com - LINKSYS WRT55AG IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b Dual-Band Wireless A+G Broadband Router - Retail ) or a very slick N-draft one for about 100 bucks ( Newegg.com - LINKSYS WRT150N Draft 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.3, 802.3u Wireless â€“ N Home Router - Retail )
hope the lan party turns out to be a blast and GL