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Well, I've had those Wireless gremlins on my D620 today at my Dad's. If I moved more than 5m away from his Wireless router to a room separated by a thick stone wall, I couldn't connect to his network at all. Sometimes, the network was not listed, sometimes it was listed but I couldn't connect.

 

When I moved within 5m of the router, I could connect. I didn't have that problem with the D630, I could always connect.

 

What difference between the two?

-> D630 has Broadcom/Dell 1390 card, reported capabilities 802.11b/g

-> D620 has Broadcom/Dell 1490 card, reported capabilities 802.11a/b/g

 

Sitting side by side at approximately 3m of the router, the Dell 1390 card reports 54Mbps, whilst the Dell 1490 reports 18Mbps.

 

Obviously the 1490, being 802.11a capable, is more sensitive to signal disturbance and performing much less than the 1390. I'll have to swap them to verify if indeed it's a card issue and eventually get rid of the 1490 for a 1390.

 

I would suggest you get real close to your Wireless router to check things out.

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Hi Herve,

Sorry for delay on replying...my second daughter was born this week.

I don't have ethernet either...so no connectivity at all :-(

Any suggestions?

 

Kind regards,

Tom

 

Hi Herve,

 

The Chameleon update fixed all the issues!!!

Wireless + general performance is OK now.

I would never have found this without your help.

Thank you very much for all your help and support.

 

Kind regards,

Tom

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