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    Prioritizing wireless internet to a specific computer?
    Is it possible to give a single computer priority over a wireless signal in a household? My wireless signal drops significantly when an other computer in my household is connected to the network. If it was only a minor change in connectivity I wouldn't mind so much, but it is preventing me from getting my school work done in a timely manner and it's to the point that I am considering driving to campus just to use the network there.

    Thanks ahead of time for any info.

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    Not enuff info - what OS Tiger or Leopard - what service cable or dsl - what is doing the wireless, an apple product or non apple product and your LAN, which unit is doing the DHCP etc More than likely your speeds can be improved by changing settings. Have u set up a Location or are u using Automatic and do you roam a lot.

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    I'll try to give as much info as possible. I am renting a room while I do teacher's college so it was my landlords that have it set up. Also I am very new to Macs so hopefully I can drag out the info needed.

    OS: Mac OS X Version 10.5.8 (not seeing it as Leopard or Tiger on the "About this Mac" option.

    Service: DSL

    Non Apple Wireless products are providing wireless to the house

    I am not sure about the LAN or DHCP, where would I go to find out that information.

    I am using automatic network detection since I roam between school, rental home and permanent residence. If having to change these settings will improve my connection I am more than willing to change this.

    Additionally, I found that even when I am the only person using the internet here and I have a strong signal showing on my airport symbol, load times are still pretty terrible compared to when I use it at my permanent residence (when not here at my temporary school residence).

    Thanks again for the help.

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    Collin Bl's Avatar
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    Missed this, hence slow reply - My method of using Laptop in your scene would be to set up a Location for use when on Landlords Network. The Primary and Secondary DNS numbers for his ISP should show up like this.

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    First address is for router - if others not showing up then put them in manually by clicking on +
    Then Leave Automatic for roaming and order the Networks with most often joined at top of list - you can drag them around. Not a bad diea to have a Location for your pernanent residence as well. Just remember to change them as u move around.
    you r on 10.5.8 which is Leopard so you should see this in Sys Prefs/Network
    Advanced button gives the selections above

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