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  1. Whoa! Today I tried several things: (1) I bought the DI-624M Super G MIMO - installed it and it tested at 13.5 on the main computer. The signal strength was "low", but check this out - it tested at 18.6 on one of the "adapter" computers. However, the other tested at 6.5. So, then I tried this: (2) Hooked back up the Linksys AP - had nothing but problems with it. Couldn't even get the two "adapter" computers to connect to the internet. So I tried this: (3) I had also purchased the DWL-G710 Wireless Range Extender and hooked that up. The signal strength was at "Excellent" for both "adapter" computers. Connection was made with speed tests of 6.4 on the previous 18.6 "adapter" computer and a 2.6 on the other "adapter" computer. Didn't affect the main computer. So I tried this: (4) Hooked up the DWLM60AT Antenna - got a "good" connection, but the speed tests were 9.8 on the previous 18.6 "adapter" computer and 4.2 on the other "adapter" computer. So, I decided to just stick with the DI-624M and keep the computers at a good speed, even though the signal strength is only at "Low". They weren't constantly disconnecting like before with the DI-624, so that's enough improvement. I'd rather have the high speed and low signal than the low speed and high signal. Does that sound rational? I just can't believe that 18.6 speed (using the Verizon site) I'll try it again at this site and post if it comes back that high again.
  2. Okay, thanks for the advice. I'll try that method today and see if that makes it better.
  3. Turns out you were right on the nose, Halo - turns out WinXP was choosing the connection. This is how I found out. I went to BestBuy to purchase a range expander, but the tech talked me out of it and said I should get an access point. Soooo, I brought it home to install it and found out part of the problem. It wasn't recognizing the router. The connection I was getting was through the computer's net adapter, NOT the DI-624. So after spending an hour on the phone going through the configuration process with the VERY patient Verizon tech, we got the main computer to connect through the D-Link. We had to upgrade the Firmware and reset the device. I was left to network the other computers myself. Using the Access Point (which gives an "Very Good" signal - 4/5 bars), I can now get this speed on the kids' computers:: :::.. Download Stats ..::: Connection is:: 6790 Kbps about 6.8 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB) Download Speed is:: 829 kB/s Tested From:: http://www.testmy.net/ Test Time:: Wed Apr 13 2005 18:39:24 GMT-0700 (Pacific Standard Time) Bottom Line:: 121X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.24 sec Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 158.27 % faster than the average for host (verizon.net) Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-3452SYO6Z Which is not bad. I get almost a full 15 Mbps on the main computer. Turns out the kids' computers were getting their signal through some wireless connection in the neighborhood - not through our router. Which is the reason I went through the steps to secure our connection. Only problem I am having now is that on the kids' computers, the connection gets lost and we constantly have to click on the "available wireless connection" and connect again. B ut, at least we're getting somewhere now.
  4. I only have SP2 on the main computer. Would it help if I put SP2 on the other 2 comps? I had no idea about the "range extender". I'll have to look into that. Will the Super G router be able to send a better signal to the other computers or should I look for more powerful adapters to pick up the signal?
  5. The signal strength at the other computers are pretty low - one computer shows a typical strength of 2 out of 5 bars (@ 108 Mbps) and the other shows a typical strength of 3 out of 5 bars (@ 108 Mbps) - They are located at the other side of the house and have to pass through about 3 walls. The DI-624 is a wireless router connected to the main computer. I have a wired router that came free with the FIOS, but we opted to use the wireless router instead. The wired router is not connected to anything - it's still in its box.
  6. The main computer has the wireless DI-624 D-Link router that was configured by the FIOS installer.
  7. I am using the DI-624 D-Link and have the 15/2 FIOS package.
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