my wireless connection makes my computer lag/skip

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  1. jdog12

    jdog12 New Member

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    often times when i connect to the wireless network the computer will start to lag/skip, like i will be moving the mouse and it will stop moving on the screen everything pauses for like a second and then it keeps moving. also when this has happened while trying to play mp3's the computer will seem to skip for that brief moment when the mouse stops responding. it will do this repeatedly until you disable the connection which is when it stops. it has happened while merely surfing the net, and it has also happenend while doing my liveupdate for nortonav. it is a generic pci card.. it is listed as texas instruements wireless. it is a 54g card, but the router it is picking its signal from is a 11b router. there is a lso a laptop connected to the network and it does not seem to exhibit any of the probmels that this one is going through. any suggestions?
     
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    also, when it is in its lil freezing thing(which is a constant about 2sec of respondingcomputer follwed my 1sec of it locked up) it looks like there is none because i clicked a link in th emiddle of one o fthese lagging episodes and it will not connect.... but it wont stop lagging until i right click and hit disable on th econnection.
     
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    paragraphs, man - paragraphs.

    i would connect and then sort processes by cpu usage to see if something is pegging it
     
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    like ^^ said, paragraphs man. i didn't actually read all of that because of your lack of organization, but it looks like you are using a texas instruments card. try upgrading to a real card like a lucent or netgear, those put less strain on the cpu.

    edit: i acutally read it now, and you might have a trojan horse/spyware sucking up the bandwidth over that connection. www.adaware.com and http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5
     
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    I had a certain motherboard that had a certain chipset that did this kind of hanging thing when I'd use a wireless card. I tried getting a fix for it but ended up having to replace the motherboard. :(
     
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    sorry about the paragraphs... i dont think its a trojan horse or virus as it is only a couple of days old, and i havent really installed much of anything on it. only drivers, windows, and my Antivirus really.

    one thing i noticed is that a couple of seconds before the freezing up starts my connection is gone... the lil network icon still shows me as if i were connected.. but there is no connection.

    i plan on upgrading to a netgear super g router as ihave read good stuff about it, especially in the range and speed department, and ill see if i can hold off a lil bit on getting the netgear card. if my card is still fubar then ill get the netgear card as well.
     
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    care to say what certain mobo w/ what certain chipset?
     
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    allright.. i think it boils down to weak signal(and crappy wireless card).. i put this desktop, the router and the the laptop in the same room, transferred files (from the laptop onto th edesktop) with no problems...

    then i put the router back in the basement and with the laptop and desktop in the same room tried to tranfer files from the laptop onto the desktop, and the connection was real sluggish finally it stopped and the desktop started locking up again. so i can either buy a new pci card for the desktop(im thinking the netgear super g card since it is based on the atheros chipset which is what is in the laptop and the laptop has no problems in my room.) or i can get a new router or both...

    im thinking the netgear super g router.. since i can get a good price on it via rebates.. this should improve the signal and take care of my problem(and if not i need a new one anyways... this 11b stuff isnt cutting it) if i still have trouble i will go ahead and purchase the netgear card to go alone w/ the router...
     
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    ok.. got the router, no problems connecting or freezing but it is so slow right now.. ill start another post about that though.
     

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