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Just set up a network at home with an el cheapo TP-Link router sharing my ADSL. (Properly secured, nacht.) I have an Acer Aspire 5570Z and an EeePC 1000HD. The Acer's wi-fi connection is rock solid, while the Eee's is flaky as hell, comes and goes on a whim, both in Linux and Windows. Both in the same room as the router.

Anybody has a similar experience?

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can find 3 different asus eee pc related questions with all different tags, eee, eee-pc, eeepc. This isn't perfect ... –  Joakim Elofsson Jul 27 '09 at 23:09
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Maybe some "ad hoc tag auto-renaming system" with a dictionary of common synonyms? –  JCCyC Jul 27 '09 at 23:20
    
Not meant to be a forum type site.. -1 –  barfoon Jul 28 '09 at 0:47
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@barfoon: What? He has a problem, and he wants to know if it's universal (in which case he's probably screwed) or if it's just him (in which case it may be fixable). How is that inappropriate? –  phenry Jul 28 '09 at 1:06
    
(About the tags: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/10227/…) –  Jonik Aug 3 '09 at 5:26

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I'm typing this on a 1000HA, which has the same network hardware as the HD. InSSIDer shows that reception is comparable to what I'm getting on my ThinkPad R500 (currently -60 dBm for my associated connection on the eeePC vs. -50 dBm on the ThinkPad). The eeePC is even picking up more networks than the ThinkPad, though not to the point of interfering with my connection.

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Hmm, maybe this would be a possibly warranty issue to bring up. Might be worth a try if you have tried it in 2 different operating systems and same results. At first I would try different drivers and different OS's, but sounds like you did that. It is worth a shot if it is still under warranty.

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I bought it in the US, and I am in Brazil. Waaah. –  JCCyC Jul 27 '09 at 22:35
    
Might be worth a shot to try a different router if you have access to one just to see if you see the same results. –  Troggy Jul 27 '09 at 22:37

I own the 701 4G EeePC.

I can't remember how the wireless was on the default Xandros OS, but on my current Ubuntu install, I find the wireless is perfectly fine is you have the correct drivers. In fact, it even tends to pick up a stronger signal then most other laptops and even my desktop (has a wireless PCI chip.)

However, I used to use a not so good driver, and it was painful to use. Wouldn't connect to routers that well even though it displayed a good signal, and it cut in and out often.

Try looking to see if there are better drivers for it. You do have a different EeePC, but it is worth a shot.

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The issue became moot, as I sold the machine. Oddly, it worked well with another AP elsewhere, which suggests a combination client/AP problem.

I have an Acer Aspire 5570Z with no problems at all. Stable connection with any AP, anywhere.

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Sometimes a particular wifi router will fail to talk to a particular wifi device; So I think you're on to something. EG older unpatched netgear MR814s cannot talk to the July version of the MacBook Pro reliably. –  dlamblin Aug 26 '09 at 23:32

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