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Old 12-25-2004, 16:34   #1 (permalink)
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Wireless connection???

i want to make the wireless connection between my two laptops quicker.
the config is as follows :
adsl model connected via 100Mbps ethernet to toshiba laptop
toshiba laptop is then connected via 11Mbps wireless peer to peer to acer laptop

i have simply enabled internet connection sharing on the toshiba and away i went

at the moment the connection to the net on the acer works ok but its noticably slower than the toshiba.

bridging ?
proxy? i dont know too much bout it so help is appreciated
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Re: Wireless connection???

Run a decent operating system :)

But seriously you are adding an extra layer of abstraction and network infrastructure for the acer laptop to go through vs what the toshiba has to get through. I'm also guessing that the ICS that windows does isn't that fast or flash. Ideally get yourself a wireless router (most also do wired networks) it should only cost about $140 max (thats Dick Smith pricing). Then your acer laptop hits the router via wireless directly which talks to the adsl modem, and the toshiba laptop goes via a wire to the router and then adsl modem.

I'd recommend this. Also means you don't have to have two laptops on just when you want one to work.
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Re: Wireless connection???

i forgot to mention $0
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*shrugs*

I haven't used windows in the past 4 years - apart from updating my parents home computer anti-virus software occasionaly for them. I think the last time I used Windows was prior to SP1 of Windows 2000 came out. I'd still make my above recommendation, having a system direct attach to the internet can be pretty lethal to its health.
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11Mbps wireless peer to peer
That there is your problem.

Only way you're going to speed that up is to either get a wireless router as Ian said, which eliminates going through your other notebook ($100-$140), or you can get yourself a quicker PCMCIA Wireless Card for your ACER notebook (54Mbit/s). Either way, it's going to cost you money.
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theoretically though 11Mbps is more than enough to carry a 1.5 Mbps signal...... so where's the bottleneck likely to be?? im talking slower than dialup speeds an the acer..... ???? there has to be something wrong with the settings
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theoretically though 11Mbps is more than enough to carry a 1.5 Mbps signal...... so where's the bottleneck likely to be?? im talking slower than dialup speeds an the acer..... ???? there has to be something wrong with the settings

If its that slow (and you are right the toshiba should be able to translate to some reasonable speed) then something is wrong. Sounds like it could be the OS is throttling speed too much for some reason.
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