Review setup and provide more details
by Willy - 3/24/12 5:53 AM
In Reply to: lap top wifi by vdubrod
If you're actually in the same room as the router then some interference or setting is whacked. If you have physical sw. to change the freq. selection, do that. Also, depending on your router if it "isn't multi-freq" capable, you have a mismatch if your laptop wifi expects say, or level of signals as a,b,c,g,n, like 802.11n your router provides and/or known CHannels -OR- the type of antenna has been compromised in not allowing best attenuation/reception. Also, some routers may "auto-select" to maintain anything due to other wifi devices to include routers in conflict to best have any signal get out. All this and more maybe at work outside of the room in question. So provide more details of the setup. The best test is to place the laptop very close to the router and it maintains a low level, then something is amiss more h/w wise or a real mismatch as in old router vs. new laptop or reverse. If your wifi devices have any "firmware" updates, check to see if possible to update.
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