802.1x Wireless Access Comparison Windows CE and XP

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I have a wireless network that is setup for 802.11 b/g. The problem I am having is that I have some thin clients that are running Win CE5 and are having problems with dropped connections. If I have a laptop running Windows XP in the same exact desk. It nver drops connection or if it does it doesn't disconnect. Is there any studies compareing how CE and XP handle wireless connections. I am looking at some XP embedded thin clients. Thanks in Advance

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Hi, I don’t have info on any studies of the type that you asked about, but I can give you some general information.
1. The PDAs won’t have the same receiver sensitivity as the laptops. Consequently, a signal that is strong enough for the laptop may not be strong enough for the PDA to maintain a reliable connection, even when they are both on the same desk.
2. PDAs are more susceptible to interference than laptops. This is simply a matter of physics. The smaller receivers have minimal filtering capabilities. So, if you have 2.4 GHz cordless phones, 2.4 GHz wireless mice, etc., the possibility of interference on the PDAs is greater.
3. For troubleshooting purposes, test the PDAs in other wireless networks and compare the results. If they are stable on other networks, it will be an indication of a local, correctable problem.
Hope this gives you a starting place. –Bob Young

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  • Mrsatchie
    Hi, you might alsso want to use something like Netstumbler to check the wireless signal level on each of the network you test on. It easy to use and best of all its free. Find it here http://www.netstumbler.com/downloads/ Regards, mrsatchie
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