View Full Version : Wireless woes with new Win 8 PC

24-04-2013, 06:17 PM
I have a Lynksys WAG120n router in my garage which is connected to garage PC ethernet and this also feeds Toshiba laptop wireless with no problems in my lounge which is through a hallway then connects in lounge

Then at the end of the line I have a new win 8 desktop which has a TP Link pci wireless adaptor with antenna TL-ANT2405C and the only way to get this to work satisfactorily is to plug in a an old Belkin wireless router to WAG120n, appx 25 metres away In garage 1st connection.

Do I need the TP-Link TL-ANT2406A for more gain, or do I need to bite the bullet and upgrade my main router.

Here ar 2 speedtests =

1.Garage PC ethernet connection 4.38pm 24.04.13
Download Speed: 5883 kps (735.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 563 kps (70.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Packet Loss: 0 %
Test Server: nz-akl

2.Win 8 PC bedroom 24.04.13
Download Speed: 1471 kps (183.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 384 kps (48 KB/sec transfer rate)
Packet Loss: 2 %
Jitter: 451 ms

25-04-2013, 10:40 AM
Wander around with the Laptop connected to each AP in turn and check signal strengths at various places. This will give you a pattern to work from.

Eveb better, download inSSIDer onto the Laptop - this will give you good info.