Aironet 1230 poor signals

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Aug 15th, 2007

If using a cisco aironet pc card, signals and strength are great. Any other built-in wireless gets very poor connections...any ideas?

I have this problem too.
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chris-marshall Thu, 08/16/2007 - 05:12

Could be a lot of things, but you mention "built in" which makes me think the built in wireless cards are Intel based. If that's the case, try updating their drivers to the latest version. Intel has been slowly improving the quality of their drivers, but has long had issues relating to signal strength/reception. With each driver revision, the issue gets better and better, but in the end, avoid anything with the Intel 2200 B/G chipset (most centrino laptops more than a year old).

cevans366 Thu, 08/16/2007 - 10:47

Thank You. I seem to be having the problem with the broadcom wireless nic's in the new HP dv9410us laptops. The previous older laptops with intel nic's are fine...I can't figure it out. The connections are so poor and are dropped constantly.

chris-marshall Thu, 08/16/2007 - 12:39

Interesting. Well, that rules out my theory. Not having much experience with BC's nics, I'm probably not much help. Do you happen to know the transmit power on the devices?

chris-marshall Fri, 08/17/2007 - 09:15

On the nics. I'm just curious to know if there is a difference between the broadcom chipset and the non-broadcom chipset nics. Beyond that, I'm outta ideas. =]

-Chris

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