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I recently moved into a new house where the owner has a high-speed internet connection through Comcast. I installed a wireless-B adapter (made by Linksys) so I could tune in to his signal. After a few days, my computer reverted back to its old dial-up habits. It still takes a long time to connect to pages, and even when I try to get on Google or Yahoo, I sometimes get a page saying "Page not found".

My signal strength with the adapter is "excellant". I have installed a firewall and had a computer-literate friend of mine clean out all the garbage and unnecessary programs that are running and taking up space. I have 256 MB of memory which I am told is standard. (Someone suggested getting more would speed up my computer).

I hate the idea of paying for high-speed and having to deal with all the inconveniences of dial-up performance. Any suggestions as to what else I can check for?

Thanks!

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I recommend Cable for Internet, in this case, lets see. Signal is saying excellent. Check and see what your connection speed is. Getting more memory would speed up your computer, how fast programs run and internet shows up. But with 256mb, that should be all u need for simply internet browsing. Well, check ur connection speed and get back to me.

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I recently moved into a new house where the owner has a high-speed internet connection through Comcast. I installed a wireless-B adapter (made by Linksys) so I could tune in to his signal. After a few days, my computer reverted back to its old dial-up habits. It still takes a long time to connect to pages, and even when I try to get on Google or Yahoo, I sometimes get a page saying "Page not found".

My signal strength with the adapter is "excellant". I have installed a firewall and had a computer-literate friend of mine clean out all the garbage and unnecessary programs that are running and taking up space. I have 256 MB of memory which I am told is standard. (Someone suggested getting more would speed up my computer).

I hate the idea of paying for high-speed and having to deal with all the inconveniences of dial-up performance. Any suggestions as to what else I can check for?

Have you tried something like TweakTest?

It can tell you quite a bit about your setup, and the tools are available on the same site. MTU (maximum transfer unit) settings can make a big difference in broadband performance, and the default values are very often incorrect.

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does your neighboor know you are doing this?
and are you connecting through the network adapter or through your modem?
if your nieghboor doesn't know you are doing this he could of found you out and changed his settings. if he knows ask him to restart his router(power down then power up), if he doesn't know then go get a cable modem.

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It's not my neighbor that has the router; it's my housemate who lives upstairs. He has checked out everything for me, and even he's mystified. Tonight, I could not even get a signal from the adapter. I did a complete virus scan, but nothing unusual was found. I also installed AdAware a few nights ago.

If my computer is still under warranty, I'll probably just exchange it or have it repaired.

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It's not my neighbor that has the router; it's my housemate who lives upstairs. He has checked out everything for me, and even he's mystified. Tonight, I could not even get a signal from the adapter. I did a complete virus scan, but nothing unusual was found. I also installed AdAware a few nights ago.

If my computer is still under warranty, I'll probably just exchange it or have it repaired.

If the wireless access point / router has MAC filtering turned on, try turning it off... it just might speed up your connection... mine did.

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i just got my 512kbps broadband adsl router a few weeks ago it worked fine for 1 week,i use wpa-psk, security is turned on so nobuddy is using my router except me but still my browsing speed is as slow as dial up.I am having a new laptop with 3 gb ram and is 100% free of any viruses, i use wireless but still the browsing is very slow.I tried using ethernet but still the same problem! help plz.

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I have a similar problem,
I have two computers, the desktop uses a wireless adapter
and the laptop uses an 802.11bgn 1T1R Mini Card Wireless.
I access the highspeed wireless through the neighours router (with permission).
The desktop has no problems on highspeed but the laptop is very slow and i am always getting "page cannot be displayed".
Both computers do well on dialup.
Any thoughts?
Thanks

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I have a similar problem,
I have two computers, the desktop uses a wireless adapter
and the laptop uses an 802.11bgn 1T1R Mini Card Wireless.
I access the highspeed wireless through the neighours router (with permission).
The desktop has no problems on highspeed but the laptop is very slow and i am always getting "page cannot be displayed".
Both computers do well on dialup.
Any thoughts?
Thanks

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