I just moved to a new flat, where me and my flatmates use our landlord's wireless network. The access point is placed 2 storeys above us, so the signal is pretty weak: (one or two "dashes").
Notebooks are able to connect usually without any problems, surf the net, download stuff, etc. I got a Win7 x64 PC with Asus WL167g wireless adapter and I'm practically unable to connect to the network. This Asus USB wifi adapter.. is just not enough, having notebook with AtherosAR5B93 and successfully connected to the wireless, replacing it with ASUS makes the notebook unable to connect to the network.
What I managed to do at my PC: I managed to connect to the network using Xirrus Wifi Inspector, got the IP assigned correctly set, system tray icon stating I got Internet access. However, I rarely even manage to ping the Access Point, and the timeouts are frequently ridiculous - like 2 seconds.
What should I do? Should I replace this ASUS wireless adapter with something else? If so, what would you recommend? How are these notebooks catching the wireless network, are their wifi adapters so much better?