Connection issues in new house.

  Crazygeorge3 18:10 PM 02 Jul 13
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Good Evening all, thanks in advance for reading.

I moved house in the last couple of days, to a shared house with a wireless network. At my previous place i used to connect my desktop straight to the router via ethernet. Knowing that i would need to go wireless, i bought a Dynamode WL-GI-600-11N 802.11n Wireless PCI Adaptor last week, and set it up and tested it on my old wireless network. Worked fine, no problems. However when i moved, i can't seem to connect to the wireless network properly, the pc will sometimes load a single web page, and the windows notification will bounce between limited and full net access, however when it says internet access pages will not load and kick out DNS error.

Here's what's baffling me: I connected FINE at my old place My laptop and Iphone connect fine at my new place

But my desktop doesn't seem to get on with the new network? i tried updating the drivers to the latest windows 8, but that doesn't seem to have changed much.

What can i do? I'm using windows 8 pro media centre.

Thanks a lot!

  Crazygeorge3 18:14 PM 02 Jul 13

I've just managed to load up speedtest.net before it decided to stop working again, and was clocking in at less than 1mbps, as opposed to the 30mbps i can score on my laptop in the same room.

  lotvic 20:07 PM 02 Jul 13

Are the antennas hidden away at the back of the desktop tower? That would affect the signal they get (weak) as would other equipment blocking signal.

  Crazygeorge3 20:15 PM 02 Jul 13

Thanks for the reply. They are at the back of the tower yeah, but i get 3-4 bars of signal, same as on my laptop.

  Crazygeorge3 19:40 PM 03 Jul 13

Update, today i purchased an Xbox 360 wireless adapter for my console. It connects but often disconnects, and its slow, i mean REALLY slow. I tried a 300mb download and after 10 minutes it was still on 0%. Any advice?

  Newuser4165 09:22 AM 04 Jul 13

Are you sure that the desktop is connecting to your own network and not attempting to connect to a nearby open network?Check the network name used by your desktop.

  Woolwell 12:18 PM 04 Jul 13

How many users and devices are connecting to the shared network? It could be that the poor speeds are down to too many trying to work/download at the same time.

  spuds 13:15 PM 04 Jul 13

It may be a question of asking all the other subscriber's using the same service, and seeing if they have had similar problems, and if so, how were they resolved?.

  Crazygeorge3 17:48 PM 04 Jul 13
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After exhausting all options, (changing router channel, settings, etc) Today i caved and bought a TP-Link High Gain USB Wireless Device. Clocking in at 17mpbs using that, not as high as my laptop but its better than nothing that the PCI card was giving me. Literally have no idea what the problem with that was. Thanks for the advice any guys.

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