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Signal Strength/Line Quality



 
 
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Old May 10th 04, 09:32 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
John Kelly
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Default Signal Strength/Line Quality

I am using a generic USB adapter (Win 98SE) with a Netgear DG834G

Line quality fluctuates from 100% to 0% - Signal strength is usually 40% or
0%

Nothing physically changes - no pattern to the fluctuation

Any idea what could be causing it?

A laptop with a PCMIA card works fine from the same location - have also
tried the Netgear USB but that was even worse


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Old May 11th 04, 02:32 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Mindmender
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Default Signal Strength/Line Quality


"John Kelly" wrote in message
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I am using a generic USB adapter (Win 98SE) with a Netgear DG834G

Line quality fluctuates from 100% to 0% - Signal strength is usually 40%

or
0%

Nothing physically changes - no pattern to the fluctuation

Any idea what could be causing it?

A laptop with a PCMIA card works fine from the same location - have also
tried the Netgear USB but that was even worse


I suspect your USB port is unable to provide sufficient current to the USB
devices in question. If you get an opportunity try running a powered hub in
between the pc and the USB device. Is the machine in question fitted with a
VIA chipset?

Jim


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Old May 11th 04, 09:32 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
John Kelly
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Default Signal Strength/Line Quality


"Mindmender" wrote in message
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"John Kelly" wrote in

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I am using a generic USB adapter (Win 98SE) with a Netgear DG834G

Line quality fluctuates from 100% to 0% - Signal strength is usually 40%

or
0%

Nothing physically changes - no pattern to the fluctuation

Any idea what could be causing it?

A laptop with a PCMIA card works fine from the same location - have also
tried the Netgear USB but that was even worse


I suspect your USB port is unable to provide sufficient current to the USB
devices in question. If you get an opportunity try running a powered hub

in
between the pc and the USB device. Is the machine in question fitted with

a
VIA chipset?

Jim



Thanks Jim - that sounds like a very likely solution.

Ian - may try that as well - thought a pentagon would work but I was
obviously wrong



 




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