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    Home Network help - wireless adapters?!

    Hi,

    Hope someone out there can help!

    I have recently moved back home and my parents are using a Wanadoo/Livebox router. I am currently using the supplied Inventel UR054g adaptor to connect my desktop computer to the internet. However, the signal is not great and am getting slow connection speeds due to a low/fair signal.

    It is too difficult to use an ethernet cable to connect via as one is upstairs and the other is downstairs.

    Would purchasing a wireless adaptor like the 'Belkin F5D8055ed Wireless N+ USB Adaptor' be any help to me?

    I have heard N+ adaptors are sometimes not compatible with certain routers, does any one know whether this would work? Or is anyone else using an N+ adaptor, could you pass on your thoughts?

    I am running Windows 7 Ulitmate 32-bit if that changes anything?!

    Many Thanks

    Steve

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    get a cable cut out the middle man

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    Can you move the router to a better position?

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    I'd avoid Belkin and go for a company with a bit more of a reputation for networking if I were you. Also do a site survey. How much wireless kit is is your house\street? Do you have video senders, phones with wi-fi or blu-tooth or other domestic appliances that use wireless signals? There may be other ways to get a better simply by tweakign the router (if you have access to those settings). You could also consider a home plug network and use your house electrical circuit to hard wire a connection to your pc. There are many options available to you.

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    Have a look at the 'Homeplugs' ethernet over power solution. Good speed, easy to set up and no wireing.

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