Affinity wrote:Your 45m extension lead... I take it you mean a power lead so that you can power everything up outside?
Yes, I did mean/indicate that it might be worthwhile to try it outside (under the veranda of course), but the ref to 45m was to the USB extension cable you mentioned.
Despite the frustration with this, moved the XP computer about 4 foot towards the window, and used the small USB extension and stuck it on the window, up high. Figured it was worth seeing what the 'best' reception was, inside at least.
Well, searched for networks, and got Telstra, Optus and saw Vodaphone there as well, registered Optus 2G, connected, went into Firefox, and low and behold, was able to use the internet.
Started to download a 5Mb file, to see the speed, and cancelled it after 3 or 4 mins, speed is terrible, got between 2Kbps/sec to 5Kbps/sec. Well, at least the 5K is twice the speed I'm getting out of dialup at present.
Is the poor speed related to the weak signal maybe ?