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Solved: Laptop has poor connectivity to any wifi network

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by gekko22, Nov 26, 2012.

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  1. gekko22

    gekko22 Thread Starter

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    I have a three year old Dell Studio laptop with Windows 7, 64 bit. It is very bad at connecting to the internet wirelessly through wifi.
    At home the router is in the room right next to me and its still inconsistent and often slow, although it can connect to the router when right next to it. When I go somewhere where the wifi is not particularly strong, especially public places, it sometimes connects but cannot load webpages, and sometimes it can't even connect even when there is a visible and decent signal. This is even when other people can connect fine with their laptops/iphones. In general it just has very bad connection.
    This is really frustrating when I need internet anywhere besides home, any help is really appreciated! :)
     
  2. jhparizona

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    Try going to the Dell website and see if you can get a new driver. Bad wireless connections is usually related to a fault in the driver. You can also check the antenna connections to be sure they are still fully seated. They are delicate and if you have never connected / disconnected one, you may want to seek assistance from a qualified technician.

    Wireless adapters are really cheap these days, you could try buying a USB or PCMCIA wireless adapter if you can not get yours working.
     
  3. gekko22

    gekko22 Thread Starter

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    I have tried reinstalling drivers, and I don't really wan' t to open it up to check the antenna, so I went with the USB adapter and that has been working great. Thanks!
     
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