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Best way to better my wireless connection?

#1SkaterUBPosted 11/30/2013 8:49:47 AM
My pc uses an adapter to pick up wifi signals. It is terribly slow and takes hours to download any game. Can I buy anything to improve the connection?

Connecting an ether net is not an option.
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#2PantiemanPosted 11/30/2013 9:04:55 AM
get wifi repeater
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#3SkaterUB(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2013 9:43:55 AM(edited)
Any suggestions?

My router is also upstairs while my computer is downstairs.
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#4Knight2520Posted 11/30/2013 9:53:25 AM(edited)
What kind of service package are you paying your ISP for? What kind of speeds are you actually getting on your machine? What kind of speeds are you getting on machines closer to the router?

Go to www.speedtest.net and run the test on your machine to measure your download and upload, then post the results here.
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#5SkaterUB(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2013 11:50:45 AM(edited)
Knight2520 posted...
What kind of service package are you paying your ISP for? What kind of speeds are you actually getting on your machine? What kind of speeds are you getting on machines closer to the router?

Go to www.speedtest.net and run the test on your machine to measure your download and upload, then post the results here.


I'll do that when I get home and post it. I also have Fios.
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#6ihumpmypillow89Posted 11/30/2013 12:27:30 PM(edited)
A better router or a repeater will probably help considering you have Fios now you should also check to make sure that there aren't a metric f***ton of wifi signals floating around (apartments are bad about this). Now you could buy a new router or you could install something called DD-WRT if it's available for your router it'll improve the firmware and solves many problems with the stock firmware of many routers.
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