I recently built a new PC and ever since then my wireless connection has been incredibly slow and cannot last more than 15-20 mins without disconnecting. Sometimes "repairing" the connection will not work and even with a restart I have not been able to reconnect to the router. It makes no difference if I use Netgear's software or Windows XP's. My PC and wireless specs are as follows:
Intel Quad Core 2.4Ghz
ABit IP30 Pro
2Gb Crucial PC800 RAM
Netgear WG311v3 wireless PCI card (w/ latest firmware and driver)
Netgear WGR614v6 Wireless Router 802.11g (w/ latest firmware)
I recently purchased a wireless keyboard and mouse (non-bluetooth) and was worried that was effecting the signal, but I was using them on the old system with no complications.
Disabling encryption and MAC filtering doesn't change the reliability or speed of the connection and I have tried various channels too, but to no avail.
Even if my upstairs PC cannot connect, when browsing on the hard-wired downstairs PC the Internet connection is fine and runs very fast.
If you know of any possible solutions I could try or it sounds like my wireless card is knackered (barely a year old!) then please let me know.
Thanks for your time,