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  1. We recently switched to a new wireless ISP after experiencing terrible service for more than 5 months from our previous provider. Our home LAN is a mixture of both wired & wireless and comprises 1 wired PC, 2 wireless PC's, 2 iPods, 1 Palm TX and a wired xBox 360. All pc's are currently running either XP or Vista and all are equipped with either B or G adapters. For the past 4 years we've been using a Linksys WRT54G v5/6 with great success. I've recently updated the firmware to the latest version and tested our network both internally and via online speed tests. (Our current service level
  2. I used to have a great little program that would easily optimize my internet settings for me however I don't remember what it was and don't have a copy of it anymore since I reformatted my HD Any suggestions? (free is good )
  3. As I said earlier I don't know how to adjust the MTU settings and I don't know what settings I should change it to either??
  4. Thanks but my home network and the pc's previously connected to the Linksys worked fine. I've tried subbing in a D-Link (604) with the same ppoe settings with exactly the same results. It seems to be something to do with the new ppoe settings but I don't know what or how to resolve?? Again, the only thing my ISP suggested was changing the MTU settings - BUT I don't know what setting to use/try and I don't know how to do that either???
  5. We have a wireless broadband connection through a local wireless ISP to serve a rural area. They recently switched us over to using a ppoe setting with our Linksys router and ever since then there are certain sites that we can't access anymore unless we switch over to dial up??? :cry: Any idea what is going on and how to get around this trouble??? It is a real pain. Note: the dial up account is for another ISP! I've spoken with the wireless ISP about the problem since switching over to the ppoe settings but they don't seem to be able to help. The only thing they suggested was that
  6. unless the receiver is jamming for some reason and cutting out periodically.....problem is I have now way of testing anything when the system goes down??
  7. sorry...this would be our second receiver in just over a year (first one went bad) and I've had 2 Linksys routers now as well. (see previous responses) Anything else I can try before asking this of the ISP??
  8. so you're suspecting our radio receiver then? These things are incredibly expensive! ....however we rent the receiver from our ISP so they may be able to sub one in if they have one available?? I can ask them.
  9. woudn't that cause others to experience the same problems as I'm experiencing? and why would the connection be down for upwards of an hour or more at a time when it does happen?
  10. no one else in our area seems to be having the same problem - although we are more remote than anyone else we know of using this service. We're still pulling a 92% avg signal strength however so there seems to be something else going on here to my way of thinking....am I wrong??
  11. as far as I know there is no use of satelite with this WISP. and so far there is no idea as to what is causing this unpredicatable outage!
  12. Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] © Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp. C:Documents and SettingsKaren Beaudoin>tracert testmy.net Tracing route to testmy.net [67.18.179.xx] over a maximum of 30 hops: 1 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 55.b3.1243.static.theplanet.com [] 2 292 ms 32 ms 4 ms 3 100 ms 93 ms 73 ms router.t1.nexvision.primus.ca [] 4 335 ms 576 ms 236 ms dsl6.tor.primus.ca [] 5 584 ms 687 ms 749 ms [] 6 257 ms 331 ms
  13. How do I do that? Do I need my ISP's permission??
  14. I've been running on a wireless home network for nearly a year. We live in a rural area so the only way to obtain broadband is either by satelite (K-band or Xplorenet) or a local wireless ISP which is who we've been using. Problem is that just recently we are losing signal off and on throughout the day....usually at night around 4:30 -6:00pm but it also happens at other times during the day and evening which is very frustrating. I've tried re-setting the router (Linksys) as well as the radio receiver which is connected to the tower on our roof but it generally makes no difference. I've had t
  15. My main pc (connected directly to the router) was averaging around 6Mbps (true speed recorded as 6393Kbps) and my other pc's (not including the wireless laptop) which were connected to through the hub, were getting much the same. Now we're getting around 495 Kbps - which is a far cry from the previous results!!! My ISP has just replaced my router (so I'm now using a Linksys WRT54G) - all pc's on the network are connected fine but my connection speed has dropped significantly. My ISP indicated that the wireless network that he operates is nearly maxed out and that another line will be insta
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