Hi - I'm not a technical whizz so please bear with me..
I recently bought a Linksys WAG354G wireless adsl gateway along with a Linksys Wireless G PCI adapter (WMP54G) - I was fed up of ethernet cables all over my floor
Anyway, today it has started causing problems although i'm starting to think it is has been the cause of a lot of my internet problems for a while...
First of all the conneciton has been all over the place, it had no connectivity at all, then went to 18mbps and a low connectivity, even went as low as 2mbps with low signal too. I usually average around 36mbps with a good signal most days since I had it. But i know this can be down to all sorts of things with wireless. I pinged my router and got a 1ms return which I consider is as good as it gets.
The router is situated in the next room to my PC behind one wall. I also bought a linksys high gain anntena to try and boost the signal and started to get 54mbps with and excellent signal connection.
To put this in context I play a lot on MMORPG World of Warcraft and since installing this wireless network I have been getting insane lag spikes in game, which I had originally put down to being server side not mine. Today however I kept getting disconnected all together from the server and even though it said I was still connected to network, I noticed that I was no longer receiving or sending any packets. I pinged again and it timed out on all packets with 100% loss - so I am starting to wonder if this is the cause of my high latency in game.
Also I connected my Xbox 360 (which is downstairs) up wirelessly using the official Xbox 360 wireless network adapter - after it was all set up I get little to no connectivilty with the gateway what-so-ever.
I find the bad connetivity a little odd - I dont live under a pylon or anything, or leave microwaves constantly on - at the moment I have a connection of 54mbps with a vry good signal on the PC...just seems inconsistent.
Someone I asked said it could possibly be faulty hardware - could it be? Any help would be great.