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    Default Using two wireless adapters for twice the bandwidth?

    Hi guys. Basically im using one wireless card and i get slight signal loss when playing online games. I have a spare usb wireless adapter, could it be possible to link both the adapters together to get twice the bandwidth?
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    Default Re: Using two wireless adapters for twice the bandwidth?

    Quote Originally Posted by RichBaines View Post
    Hi guys. Basically im using one wireless card and i get slight signal loss when playing online games. I have a spare usb wireless adapter, could it be possible to link both the adapters together to get twice the bandwidth?
    try bridging the two connections

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    Default Re: Using two wireless adapters for twice the bandwidth?

    I dont think that is how bridging works. Bridging is used for sharing an internet connection.

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    Default Re: Using two wireless adapters for twice the bandwidth?

    That's not how connections work. If they did, then people would purchase 30 wireless cards and have 30 times the bandwidth...

    You're being limited by the distance you are from the router and the bandwidth limit of your ISP. Adding more wireless connections will not magically decrease the distance to your router and increase the bandwidth that your ISP is giving you.

    You want better bandwidth? Then go out and buy a better and faster connection and make sure that you are very close to the wireless router.
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    Default Re: Using two wireless adapters for twice the bandwidth?

    That is not always the rule... you can use a bigger better antenna to increase your connection to the router. Some wireless nics now come with 3 antenna on one card (mostly 802.11n stuff).

    With a laptop you are somewhat limited for external antenna though. I have a second nic in my lappy and I will be installing a connection for a external antenna when I get the cable in the mail.

    I dont know of you can use 2 nics together, but I doubt it is impossible.

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    Default Re: Using two wireless adapters for twice the bandwidth?

    Want work, MS does not know how to optimize the use usage of 2 connections. MS will always use the 1st connection. Only time you can use 2 is ICS. Now some SMB routers can use 2 broadband connections with the options of load balancing or fallover.
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    Default Re: Using two wireless adapters for twice the bandwidth?

    It's not possible, sadly enough. It'd be awesome to use two in parallel, like ADSL.

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    Default Re: Using two wireless adapters for twice the bandwidth?

    Quote Originally Posted by adinu View Post
    That's not how connections work. If they did, then people would purchase 30 wireless cards and have 30 times the bandwidth...

    You're being limited by the distance you are from the router and the bandwidth limit of your ISP. Adding more wireless connections will not magically decrease the distance to your router and increase the bandwidth that your ISP is giving you.

    You want better bandwidth? Then go out and buy a better and faster connection and make sure that you are very close to the wireless router.
    Im not quite sure you understood what i meant. I probably should have explained my problem more clearly.

    My wireless router is downstairs (the only place where theres a phone line, its almost directly below me). I game on my desktop (has a wireless pci card). The speed of my ISP is fine (often d/l at 800kb/s ).

    When playing cs:s online for example every 30-60 seconds i'll lag. Which is rather annoying as i always get shot! I know its because of the wireless connection because ive run a very very long rj45 cable down to the router and its fine!

    Upon further investigation i downloaded net stumber to see what my signal strength was like. Signal strength was excellent, there was no noise but the signal would disappear for about 1 second every 30-60 seconds. So obviously this is the cause of my lag in cs:s, but im unsure why its doing it. Any idea's?
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    Default Re: Using two wireless adapters for twice the bandwidth?

    ideas? don't game on wireless

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    Default Re: Using two wireless adapters for twice the bandwidth?

    Quote Originally Posted by NotebookYoozer View Post
    ideas? don't game on wireless
    thanks for that suggestion (idiot). but its the only option i have. Anyone else?
    Last edited by RichBaines; 7th January 2008 at 06:07 AM.
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