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#28 - I am the danger 09/12/2015 on Amazing Spiderman 36 (477) +4
#40657 - Well the good news is my card arrived just as advertised, the … 09/12/2015 on Technology Board 0
#40645 - And thanks for all your help dude, I'll look into these powerl…  [+] (2 new replies) 09/12/2015 on Technology Board +1
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#40646 - billybong (09/12/2015) [-]
no worries mang, feel free to post again or reply if you need more help (A new post would mean more people would see it though)

Best of luck with your new wifi card too
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#40657 - CMSTF (09/12/2015) [-]
Well the good news is my card arrived just as advertised, the bad news is that it barely worked. All installed fine and correctly, but for some unknown reason a wifi further away had stronger signal than my own, which is downstairs. I couldn't connect to my own damn wifi but some fool up my street was giving me 5 bars. Both were on 2.4Ghz too, so I'm really at a loss.

Could just be a faulty card as my old/current one works just fine. Ah well, nothing ventured nothing gained, It seems like the main issue has been sorted, internet must have just decided to throw a MAJOR tanturm. Silly thing
#40644 - Internet through power lines? This is some sci-fi **** right here 09/12/2015 on Technology Board +1
#40640 - 4 kept getting overlapped too, sometimes by almost all the oth…  [+] (5 new replies) 09/12/2015 on Technology Board 0
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#40642 - billybong (09/12/2015) [-]
a little bit of overlap is fine but the further away the channels, the better your signal can be. It sounds like your problems may simply be the wireless strength and interference.

As an alternative, have you ever looked at getting ethernet over power AKA powerline adapters? It's basically a box with an ethernet port on it that connects to your mains power and relays the signals through the power circuit to be received by another one of these boxes. They're pretty cheap and work fairly well so long as you're going from 1 point to another (having multiple of these adapters doesn't work so well, but it does work, although I was testing with cheap ebay ones, so that could have been my problem). One thing to note though, is that the EoP adapters need to be connected to the same power circuit to function, they can't talk between two different circuits

Here's a Cnet review on a couple if you're interested, (which I haven't read) to give you an idea of some good ones www.cnet.com/au/topics/networking/best-networking-devices/power-line-adapters/
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#40645 - CMSTF (09/12/2015) [-]
And thanks for all your help dude, I'll look into these powerline adapters. Even if I don't end up using them it's definitely something worth knowing. Once again thanks, you've been awesome!
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#40646 - billybong (09/12/2015) [-]
no worries mang, feel free to post again or reply if you need more help (A new post would mean more people would see it though)

Best of luck with your new wifi card too
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#40657 - CMSTF (09/12/2015) [-]
Well the good news is my card arrived just as advertised, the bad news is that it barely worked. All installed fine and correctly, but for some unknown reason a wifi further away had stronger signal than my own, which is downstairs. I couldn't connect to my own damn wifi but some fool up my street was giving me 5 bars. Both were on 2.4Ghz too, so I'm really at a loss.

Could just be a faulty card as my old/current one works just fine. Ah well, nothing ventured nothing gained, It seems like the main issue has been sorted, internet must have just decided to throw a MAJOR tanturm. Silly thing
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#40644 - CMSTF (09/12/2015) [-]
Internet through power lines? This is some sci-fi shit right here
#40617 - also this is a few screenshots of what I saw on wifi… 09/11/2015 on Technology Board 0
#40616 - I ran all of those tests, and as if purely to spite me everyth…  [+] (8 new replies) 09/11/2015 on Technology Board 0
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#40623 - billybong (09/12/2015) [-]
that last bit sounds like it could be the cause. Try going into your router's settings and specifying a channel that has the fewest other networks overlapping it. Channel 4 looks like your best choice give that a go and see if the other person's wifi tries to use that channel or if it's mostly fixed
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#40640 - CMSTF (09/12/2015) [-]
4 kept getting overlapped too, sometimes by almost all the other signals, I changed it to 13 last night as only one other signal overlaps it slightly, and only then occasionally, seems as though I'm the only person in my area that's manually set the channel over leaving it on the default/on auto.

The internet has been alrighty since then, good enough to stream/play games well enough. In my panic yesterday I ended up buying a new PCI card to see if maybe my current one had given up on life or something, so that should be arriving today sometime, maybe that will help even more, if not then it was due for an upgrade anyway
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#40642 - billybong (09/12/2015) [-]
a little bit of overlap is fine but the further away the channels, the better your signal can be. It sounds like your problems may simply be the wireless strength and interference.

As an alternative, have you ever looked at getting ethernet over power AKA powerline adapters? It's basically a box with an ethernet port on it that connects to your mains power and relays the signals through the power circuit to be received by another one of these boxes. They're pretty cheap and work fairly well so long as you're going from 1 point to another (having multiple of these adapters doesn't work so well, but it does work, although I was testing with cheap ebay ones, so that could have been my problem). One thing to note though, is that the EoP adapters need to be connected to the same power circuit to function, they can't talk between two different circuits

Here's a Cnet review on a couple if you're interested, (which I haven't read) to give you an idea of some good ones www.cnet.com/au/topics/networking/best-networking-devices/power-line-adapters/
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#40645 - CMSTF (09/12/2015) [-]
And thanks for all your help dude, I'll look into these powerline adapters. Even if I don't end up using them it's definitely something worth knowing. Once again thanks, you've been awesome!
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#40646 - billybong (09/12/2015) [-]
no worries mang, feel free to post again or reply if you need more help (A new post would mean more people would see it though)

Best of luck with your new wifi card too
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#40657 - CMSTF (09/12/2015) [-]
Well the good news is my card arrived just as advertised, the bad news is that it barely worked. All installed fine and correctly, but for some unknown reason a wifi further away had stronger signal than my own, which is downstairs. I couldn't connect to my own damn wifi but some fool up my street was giving me 5 bars. Both were on 2.4Ghz too, so I'm really at a loss.

Could just be a faulty card as my old/current one works just fine. Ah well, nothing ventured nothing gained, It seems like the main issue has been sorted, internet must have just decided to throw a MAJOR tanturm. Silly thing
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#40644 - CMSTF (09/12/2015) [-]
Internet through power lines? This is some sci-fi shit right here
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#40617 - CMSTF (09/11/2015) [-]
www.dropbox.com/sh/yj2mgwe40qg8wtv/AADICTcUgdo_e9hcdsJRvk11a?dl=0

also this is a few screenshots of what I saw on wifi analyzer
#40602 - Hello Friends, Sorry for a huge post but I could really do wit…  [+] (10 new replies) 09/11/2015 on Technology Board 0
#40613 - billybong (09/11/2015) [-]
you should try testing it at each point of failure.

1. do a ping test to your router using a command in cmd like "ping ROUTER_IP -t" (the -t means the ping keeps going and doesn't stop after 4 pings. If you have packet loss, then you know the problem is related to wireless

2. do the above ping test from other devices to make sure it's not the computer you're using (there's an app called fing if you have an android to test with)

3.If the pings seem okay and the latency in ms is reasonably constant then it isn't the wireless, try doing the same ping to google instead of your router's IP the command will look like this "ping google.com -t" leave it for a while and see what happens

A good ping will look something like this, but the google's P will depend on your ISP and location, so that will be different for you. Also ctrl + c will stop the ping and show you stats about the ping session like at the top of the image.

Do those tests and then I'll see what else we should do.

Also, another thing you can do to test your wireless is to run a program called wifi analyzer if you've got an android play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer&hl=en . It'll show you what nearby channels are present which may be causing your wireless interference
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#40616 - CMSTF (09/11/2015) [-]
I ran all of those tests, and as if purely to spite me everything is working perfectly fine, I have no ping/packet loss to my PC to router, fing showed good ping and no packet loss to the router, and pinging google did yield a consistent good ping with 0% packet loss.

The download speed however is still not as good as it was before. Something that DOES look out of the ordinary though is Wifi Analyzers view of things, it shows that my Wifi is the strongest in my house and remains on Channel 1, and there are many other signals that are overlapping on other channels.

The thing that caught my eye, though part of me thinks it's a bug of some sort, is that a lot of the other signals are quite regularly switching to the same channel as my Wifi is on and matching it for signal, and when this happens the Channel Rating tab goes from full stars to half stars, could this be the problem?
Or is it likely just a bug, because I doubt that every other signal has only recently started using the same channel as mine
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#40623 - billybong (09/12/2015) [-]
that last bit sounds like it could be the cause. Try going into your router's settings and specifying a channel that has the fewest other networks overlapping it. Channel 4 looks like your best choice give that a go and see if the other person's wifi tries to use that channel or if it's mostly fixed
User avatar
#40640 - CMSTF (09/12/2015) [-]
4 kept getting overlapped too, sometimes by almost all the other signals, I changed it to 13 last night as only one other signal overlaps it slightly, and only then occasionally, seems as though I'm the only person in my area that's manually set the channel over leaving it on the default/on auto.

The internet has been alrighty since then, good enough to stream/play games well enough. In my panic yesterday I ended up buying a new PCI card to see if maybe my current one had given up on life or something, so that should be arriving today sometime, maybe that will help even more, if not then it was due for an upgrade anyway
User avatar
#40642 - billybong (09/12/2015) [-]
a little bit of overlap is fine but the further away the channels, the better your signal can be. It sounds like your problems may simply be the wireless strength and interference.

As an alternative, have you ever looked at getting ethernet over power AKA powerline adapters? It's basically a box with an ethernet port on it that connects to your mains power and relays the signals through the power circuit to be received by another one of these boxes. They're pretty cheap and work fairly well so long as you're going from 1 point to another (having multiple of these adapters doesn't work so well, but it does work, although I was testing with cheap ebay ones, so that could have been my problem). One thing to note though, is that the EoP adapters need to be connected to the same power circuit to function, they can't talk between two different circuits

Here's a Cnet review on a couple if you're interested, (which I haven't read) to give you an idea of some good ones www.cnet.com/au/topics/networking/best-networking-devices/power-line-adapters/
User avatar
#40645 - CMSTF (09/12/2015) [-]
And thanks for all your help dude, I'll look into these powerline adapters. Even if I don't end up using them it's definitely something worth knowing. Once again thanks, you've been awesome!
User avatar
#40646 - billybong (09/12/2015) [-]
no worries mang, feel free to post again or reply if you need more help (A new post would mean more people would see it though)

Best of luck with your new wifi card too
User avatar
#40657 - CMSTF (09/12/2015) [-]
Well the good news is my card arrived just as advertised, the bad news is that it barely worked. All installed fine and correctly, but for some unknown reason a wifi further away had stronger signal than my own, which is downstairs. I couldn't connect to my own damn wifi but some fool up my street was giving me 5 bars. Both were on 2.4Ghz too, so I'm really at a loss.

Could just be a faulty card as my old/current one works just fine. Ah well, nothing ventured nothing gained, It seems like the main issue has been sorted, internet must have just decided to throw a MAJOR tanturm. Silly thing
User avatar
#40644 - CMSTF (09/12/2015) [-]
Internet through power lines? This is some sci-fi shit right here
User avatar
#40617 - CMSTF (09/11/2015) [-]
www.dropbox.com/sh/yj2mgwe40qg8wtv/AADICTcUgdo_e9hcdsJRvk11a?dl=0

also this is a few screenshots of what I saw on wifi analyzer
#37096 - Hello fellow nerds, I'm interested in investing in an SSD for …  [+] (6 new replies) 07/10/2015 on Technology Board 0
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#37121 - marmiteistasty (07/10/2015) [-]
It's really only going to help with loading times, but I've had a Samsung SSD in my rig for a few years now and they really are nice.
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#37109 - kyogreking (07/10/2015) [-]
i'd wait too by an ssd as if sandisk live up to their expectations then the price will drop faster than op's panties www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/25/sandisk_intel_stalls_and_well_have_16tb_ssd_by_2016/
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#37100 - kober (07/10/2015) [-]
The 850 Evo is the SSD I would buy for my system if I had the money.
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#37099 - leobaloy (07/10/2015) [-]
I use the same exact one in my build as a boot drive. Zero complaints. Except it seems expensive as fuck for that price
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#37097 - sannukas (07/10/2015) [-]
Samsungs SSD are considered to be the best you can get.
But the EVO is an older generation if i'm not mistaken so you might as well got with this www.amazon.com/dp/B00LMXBOP4/?tag=pcpapi-20 , also consider getting a 256GB version since gta v, dota and tf2 won't really fit on a 120GB version.
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#37098 - pokemonstheshiz (07/10/2015) [-]
The Pro is actually a few months older, but it does outperform it's counterpart
ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Samsung-850-Pro-256GB-vs-Samsung-850-Evo-250GB/2385vs2977
Depends if a small percentage increase is worth $50
#66 - Got a job recently that as me getting up at 4am and working 5a… 06/19/2015 on What time do you wake up? 0