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tonka
Grafter
Posts: 107
Registered: 31-07-2007

which way to go

hi i am running a extension from my master socket in one room to my front room where my computer is ,i was wondering if a more permenant solution in a bt extension was better or a wireless router would be better as i get moderm drops at least once a day,
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I think you should find out why you are getting drop-outs first. Perhaps start a separate subject.

A wired extension will give the best results. If both locations are on the ground floor, is there a cellar underneath? Ideal for hiding wires.
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Hi, Firstly please don't open another post on the subject, as it's not required.

What filters are you using?

While a properly fitted extension is neater, it will depend on the quality of installation, cables etc. as to whether you would noticed any improvement. If your extension lead is a good quality one, I'm not sure this would make an large difference by installing a fitted one, espcially over the distances that your talking about.

It could also be a power issue, if the modem is USB, then it'll be drawing power from the PC and this can make them drop their connection at times.

A wireless router is certainly one way to go since, I would suggest a DG834G.

Aaron
tonka
Grafter
Posts: 107
Registered: 31-07-2007

which way to go

hi ,my filters are standard plus net issue at the moment but have some excelsus z-420uk-adyna coming,the extension that i am using is not a reel in reel out one and looks ok as far as i can see.the moderm is usb (voyager 105).
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the moderm is usb (voyager 105).


You can get rid of that for starters
tonka
Grafter
Posts: 107
Registered: 31-07-2007

which way to go

which moderm do you suggest and how much?is it a case of just pluggin it straight in.
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Hold on the new modem!

An ADSL modem must be on a USB Root hub on its own, nothing in the second port. Check in Device Manager, Root hub, Action, Properties, Power.
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The new filter your getting is good. I would drop the modem, and get a router . You'll have a more reliable connection, you won't have to log in, you won't need to have any additional software or drivers for a modem etc. etc.

Oh, and you can add more PC's , PS2 or Xbox etc. with ease.

Aaron
tonka
Grafter
Posts: 107
Registered: 31-07-2007

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hi ,.new to this game where is device manager?
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Control Panel, System, (In XP, Select Hardware)
tonka
Grafter
Posts: 107
Registered: 31-07-2007

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still cant find it sorry doh!!!!
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Tonka,

What operating system are you using? Windows XP, ME, 98SE?

Aaron
tonka
Grafter
Posts: 107
Registered: 31-07-2007

which way to go

windows xp mate
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Click Start

Select Control Panel on right section of menu

Select System

Click the Hardware Tab

You will see a button for device manager :-)
tonka
Grafter
Posts: 107
Registered: 31-07-2007

which way to go

as far as i can see the moderm is on a port on its own with a spare root hub and there is two spare ports on my other root hub.