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Discussion in 'Networking' started by lisacolcord, May 19, 2018.

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  1. lisacolcord

    lisacolcord Thread Starter

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    I have had my Dell Ispiron Laptop for a few years and have always accessed my Wi_fi from any room in the house. How, all of a sudden, unless I am in the room where the router is, it can't find the Wi_F-. My tablet and phone find it, no problem. So I am wondering why this might be, and if an antenna would help?
     
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    Maybe the antenna leads are just loose or corroded. The wireless card is probably easily accessed through a small cover on the laptop bottom. Check the antenna leads. (I'm assuming that you are using the integrated adapter.)
     
  3. lisacolcord

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    TerryNet, I have no idea!!! And there don't seem to be any antenna leads.
     
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    You have opened the relevant small cover, located the wireless card, and there are no antenna leads attached (or very nearby where they should be attached)????
     
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    What model of Inspiron is it ?
     
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