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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
03-27-2011, 05:59 PM
Do you have a way of measuring your signal (incomming)? For instance Ubuntu gives you a percentage of the max you can get with the type card you have, G, G+, G+mimo, N etc. If you are below about 30% some sites will disconnect the server before you can get enough signal to display the whole site. Jolicloud is the same way; those are the two linux's I use. Again it depends on the way the server you connect to is set up.
XP gives you a signal strength in mbps's. Usually you can get by with a minimum of 5.5; but you have trouble when it gets below 11mbps's. At Barnes and Noble I usually connect at 54mbps; but as more people connect it can drop as low as 11 or 12.
If your signal is so low that the server you are connected too detects it is taking too long (how long that is I do not know), it will stop sending your system a signal. Even if you have 90% of the site loaded. Its possible your older computer gets better connections that the mini. Believe it or not dial up does not suffer from this problem.
Its odd; but many newer systems with N cards get poorer connections than older computers with G type cards. Because most of the public servers are using G cards to send signals. I have a G+mimo USB adapter that sometimes I cannot connect to some public wifi sites and have to disconnect and use one of my older G cards.
You can actually be getting your signal from more than one server for the same site. Thats the way the internet was set up in the beginning to enable data to continue to flow if part of the internet was gone. To be honest I am amazed the dang thing works as well as it does. Especially with the load it is now carrying. fdalbor
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