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Dell wireless Mini card reception low.

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  1. sean9461

    sean9461 Thread Starter

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    Hi, I am having a problem with my dell wireless lan minicard which is intergrated into my dell inspiron laptop.

    I have been searching the internet and i have found some information on increasing the power output of the card. I am wanting to increase the power output of the card, not the router for various issues.

    I found some information regarding hacking into the HAL, some part of the firmware in network cards that can contain the power output information.
    If someone can provide me with a guide on doing that it will be appreciated.

    Also, if anyone knows any third party software, or firmware that can increase the power output of my dell wireless mini card it will be appreciated.

    Please don't reply with information regarding the router as i have been searching the internet all day to increase the power output of my wireless card and found most of the information regarding the router which i dont want.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Bondy111

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    You could always buy an external aerial that you plug in. My laptop has the same problem
     
  3. sean9461

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    my laptop has an internal network card, as far as i know i dont think i can plug anything into the card to extend the signal.
    Thanks for the reply..
     
  4. dustyjay

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    Low reception really has nothing to do with the power output of the card. It would have more to do with the wireless access point, location, distance from the access point, interference. Access point may be your wireless router or a wifi hot spot. Power output would affect the ability of other wireless devices being able to recieve the signal output of your computer.

    If you have a wireless router sometimes adjusting the placement of the router can make resception of its signal say in another room or at a further distance from the router.
     
  5. sean9461

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    yes, but as i said, i have read about all that online but i cannot change anything to do with the router end as the routers are fixed to the wall in certain rooms in my college. This is why i ask how i can make the wireless card pickup weaker signals etc.

    Thanks.

    Also, when i go to the device and click on properties, then advanced there is no power save mode.
     
  6. Bondy111

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    So does mine, the external ones are USB
     
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    ok, thanks, i was hoping for a software/firmware fix as i am in full time education and the money i make off my part time job goes to my rent every month so i dont have enough spare :p
     
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