Howto: Solve Wireless Lag and Disconnects on XP

Posted on Friday, Jul 04 2008 @ 06:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Icrontic's very own Robert Hallock has a quick fix for your Windows WiFI woes. Say goodbye to lag and disconnects in Vista and XP by following the simple steps in his guide.
"The dream of a wireless-enabled new millennium was a WiFi-blanketed world that enabled seamless roaming for new generations of phones, MIDs and UMPCs. Microsoft felt strongly about this dream, and promised unprecedented support for wireless devices in Windows XP. They delivered in the form of the Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) service, and it was designed to eliminate the irritations of vendor-specific WiFi utilities. Any wireless card could interface with WZC, and the subsequent addition of WPA support kept the utility up to speed with the progress of WiFi. In theory, the goal of WZC is an admirable one, but its execution leaves quite a bit to be desired. The seamless wireless roaming that WZC was supposed to cultivate has made it an unacceptable solution for single-WAP environments. As users around the globe connect to their lone wireless router with the service, they suffer lost connections, lost packets and high pings. Today we're going to cover the whys and hows of the issue to ameliorate one of XP's biggest nuisances."
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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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