UberB Posted May 23, 2009 Report Share Posted May 23, 2009 (edited) I bought an Asus X82 series, Vista home basic and it came with this wireless card. Right from the start it had a very weak wireless signal. My router is Linksys WRT54G v7 and it can't be more than 20 meters away, all other computers in the house can get a good signal and they're even further away than this laptop. With the generic drivers I ended up with 1-2 bars of signal strength. Now I downloaded one of the modded drivers here, 22.214.171.124. It started out working pretty good (4-5 bars) but then gradually deteriorated (3-4 bars, then finally 2-3 bars) and now even that is pretty slow. It consistently drops connections and playing online games is basically not even an option! I want to now try out a newer version of modded drivers. Sadly most of the other versions, even the modded ones, only give 1-2 bars just like the generic ones. What's more I can't even download stuff from the pinned thread anymore, I get the error just like in this thread except I'm using Windows and I've tried it on Chrome/IE/Opera/Firefox. I've tried disabling download managers, using different browsers and using proxies - all are no go. So what I want to figure out is: 1. Will a newer modded driver make the signal faster? 2. If so, can someone upload to a mirror? 3. If not, I know people have this exact model that works pretty well, they must be using some sort of setting or tweak that makes it work. Could they please post their configuration? Please note that my router WRT54G v7 isn't Broadcom based and such can't be flashed with DD-WRT, Tomato, and the like :) Edited May 23, 2009 by UberB Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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