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ethernet adapter and broadband


onkeljoe

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I have a Fujitsu-Siemens B2154 notebook with Windows XP Professional operating system, and my Internet connection is ADSL Broadband.

I have some problems with which I hope the Forum will be able to help me.

1. Since my notebook does not have an Ethernet port, I established the Internet connection using the cable coming from the router using fast Ethernet Adapter. My Internet Provider recommended I use a wireless Adapter, but since my Broadband connection is through a landline, in an electronics shop they recommended that instead I use the Adapter. The transfer speed is very slow, and when I double click Local Area Connection 2, it shows a speed 100.0 Mbps (does b stand for bit?), but I think the speed should be 7 MBps.

2. When my Fujitsu Siemens notebook feels rather hot which happens when I use it for a long time, and kind of a humming noise is heard coming from it.

onkeljoe

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mgmcc

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When you double click the Local Area Connection, the speed shown is the speed at which the port is connecting, i.e. the PC and router are connected at 100Mbps (Megabits per second), it is *NOT* an indication of your broadband speed. Go to a site such as Speedtest.net click here to check what your broadband speed is.

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onkeljoe

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Thank you mgmcc for your prompt answer, you put my mind at ease, I know now that the electronic shop advised me correctly.
Best wishes,
onkeljoe

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