Wireless woes with new Win 8 PC

  mik61ish 08:02 AM 24 Apr 13
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Wireless woes with new Win 8 PC

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

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  mgmcc 11:21 AM 24 Apr 13

"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"*

As the "problem" PC is a Desktop computer, have you considered using HomePlugs instead of trying to connect wirelessly? You would run an ethernet cable from the main router to a HomePlug in the garage and have a second HomePlug in the room with the Windows 8 PC. The PC would then connect by ethernet cable to this second HomePlug.

  mik61ish 12:04 PM 24 Apr 13

Hi Thanks

Do you mean this =

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=414153

TP-Link TL-PA411KIT AV500 Mini Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, 500Mbps, 300m

  mgmcc 19:44 PM 24 Apr 13

Yes, that sort of thing. Several manufacturers produce these adapters with different names, but they all basically perform the same function.

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