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Discussion in 'Networking' started by MistiLeigh, Apr 23, 2010.

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  1. MistiLeigh

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    the wireless range on my laptop wont reach very far. is there anything i can do to extend it?
     
  2. olliea95

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    Possibly a crappy router? Are you able to try it connecting to a different wireless router? This should rule out what hardware is giving you poor range.

    Also, BTW, it would be more useful for troubleshooting if you tell us your model name/numbers. Thanks ;) .
     
  3. pedroguy

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    Also some simple things to try.
    Move the laptop.Sometimes a few feet makes a big difference.
    Change the wireless channel being used(1/6/11)in US.
    Also there are range extenders that are available if nothing else helps.
    Has this always been a problem?
     
  4. MistiLeigh

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    yes, what is a range extender?
     
  5. MistiLeigh

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    thanxs ollie! compaq presario CQ61z-300
     
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    What are you considering "very far"?
     
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