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  • BroncosDivision
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    Originally posted by BroncoFanNC View Post
    Which OS gives you bars for wired connection?
    If you're on a bridge connection you will get bars even if your own computer is wired to another computer (wireless). To be precise, you will get both - bars and no bars. Depends on where you're looking.

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    Older OS (NT/XP/ME). Haven't tested bridge connections and such in newer OS.
    Last edited by BroncosDivision; 09-17-2012, 08:07 AM.

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  • BroncoFanNC
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    Which OS gives you bars for wired connection?

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  • BroncosDivision
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    Standard RJ-45 cables lose strength too. Also, you can get "bars" even if you're wired. Depends on the OS and installed software.

    Wireless: Modem/router -- CABLE -- Router/switch/hub/etc -- NO CABLE -- PC
    Wireless: Modem/router -- NO CABLE -- PC
    Wired: Modem/router -- CABLE -- Router/switch/hub/etc -- CABLE -- PC
    Wired: Modem/router -- CABLE -- PC

    When connected, please do this:

    Windows XP: Start > Run.. > Type "cmd" without " > Press enter
    Windows Vista/7: Start > Search programs and files > Type "cmd" without " > Press enter
    Windows 8: Search Apps > Type "cmd" without " > Press enter

    In the dos prompt window, type "ipconfig /all" without " > Press enter

    Maximize the dos prompt window, take a screendump, upload and pm. I advise against posting it on the forums for everyone to see.

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  • BroncoFanNC
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    Jake is confused because you are talking about "bars" which indicate some type of wireless. If each computer is plugged into the router via cable, there should be no wireless involved.

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  • broncoFan!
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    Originally posted by JakeNbake View Post
    Alright so I have no idea what your setup is then dude.
    Sorry haha I'm really tired tonight not thinking clearly at all.

    I'll figure it out, I always do. I'll get back to this thread though.

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  • JakeNbake
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    Originally posted by broncoFan! View Post
    I highly doubt it, all of my internet reception is done through my dad's computer and I basically share off of it. His computer is like 8-9 years old lol. I might have to get one for his computer.
    Alright so I have no idea what your setup is then dude.

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  • broncoFan!
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    Originally posted by JakeNbake View Post
    Do you have a wireless card in your computer?
    I highly doubt it, all of my internet reception is done through my dad's computer and I basically share off of it. His computer is like 8-9 years old lol. I might have to get one for his computer.

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  • JakeNbake
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    Originally posted by broncoFan! View Post
    Well... does that prove my theory though that I need a better modem?
    Do you have a wireless card in your computer?

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  • broncoFan!
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    Well... does that prove my theory though that I need a better modem?

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  • JakeNbake
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    You don't get "reception" from cables so to speak.

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  • broncoFan!
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    Originally posted by JakeNbake View Post
    I'm not certain what you mean by bars.
    Well 5 out of 5 bars means the reception that you are getting is really darn good. 4 out of 5 is serviceable and I find that anything below 3 is just really crummy reception.

    It's kind of like how on a cell phone you have the bars of reception to show how well your cell phone is receiving a signal I guess. Sorry I'm really tired tonight lol.

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  • JakeNbake
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    I'm not certain what you mean by bars.

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  • broncoFan!
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    Originally posted by JakeNbake View Post
    If your run the ethernet cable directly from your modem to your computer is it faster?
    Nope. It's really weird it fluctuates from 3-4 and then to even 2 bars sometimes. It's like it tries to have 4 bars but it's not powerful enough or something.

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  • JakeNbake
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    If your run the ethernet cable directly from your modem to your computer is it faster?

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  • broncoFan!
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    Originally posted by JakeNbake View Post
    I have the same modem as you. is the gray Ethernet cable running to your computer's nic card?
    Yes I believe so.

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