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Hi all, first post here though I've been here several times before checking up on other issues. That said, let me get down to the nitty gritty.

I have a desktop computer (2.8 Ghz P4, 2.5 GB DDR2 RAM, NVidia 7600GS [I think, don't remember specifically xD]) with a Linksys wireless adapter and a Linksys WRT54G wireless router.

Ever since I set it up, I've been having sporadic problems, but since I've started playing World of Warcraft, I've noticed that I have serious connectivity issues while playing that particular game. I'll be playing just fine and, suddenly, big lag spike and I'll be frozen in-game. Normally I can browse the net just fine while that's lagging out, but lately I've begun minimizing immediately and noticing that my connection appears to have failed, and that may be the reason WoW is "lagging" out.

That said, I've tried various things, including updating the router's firmware (It should be fine at the moment), resetting the router/modem and my computer, reconnected to the wireless network, tried various things with functions like TxBurst and whatnot, and all with no luck. I recently tried reducing all graphical settings to the bare minimum and set resolution to 1024x768, and that actually seemed to help the issue a little bit, but it just happened again while we were fighting a boss.

Now, I'd be posting this in the WoW forums, except it appears that the reason for the lag-out, as I said before, is that the wireless connection actually gives out on me.

Currently there is one other computer (with Vista) on the wireless network.

So, I'd appreciate any and all help you could give me, and I'm more than willing to provide whatever information is needed. Thanks a bunch for your time!
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Did you try it with a wired connection? I'd try that first, that will eliminate a host of other issue and we can concentrate on the wireless. How about changing the channels on the wireless router?
Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain™ WiFi Range Extending Products.

Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a some examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit

For 802.11n applications, this ZyXEL ANT1106 6db omni-directional antenna can be used.

For really long range outdoor applications, this 24dB parabolic WiFi Antenna may be a good choice.

If you have a wireless adapter that doesn't have provisions for an external antenna, one adapter that I've had good luck with is a Rosewill RNX-G1 USB Wireless Adapter. It's feature is that is has a removable antenna and will accommodate replacement antennas.

This is just a sample of available products, many people have hi-gain antennas with similar specifications, but I haven't seen any other suppliers of signal boosters.
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I used a pair of Cantenna 12dB antennas to direct standard 802.11g signals 3/4 of a mile direct line-of-sight, so your distance shouldn't be a factor.
I'm saying that with some decent antennas the distance shouldn't be a factor. If you want reliable all-weather connections, I'd be using some directional antennas, either in a window inside or external units.

The one issue with my experimental link was that it got very unreliable in the rain, I needed more signal strength.
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