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Windows 8 wifi problem

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by tinner, Feb 10, 2013.

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  1. tinner

    tinner Thread Starter

    Nov 16, 2005
    When I moved my laptop from further than 2-3 feet, I lose the connection. After calling Dell (Inspiron 17r), and doing an uninstall and reinstall of the centrino driver, a reset of the router, a reset of pass codes and everything else Dell techs could think of, we still only got a "limited" connection notice otherwise no Internet connection at all, wireless or wired. Dell says they will send me a Windows 8 disk and I will have to reload the operating system and in the process losing all current programs and data. Is there anything else you can suggest? Remember, I have no access to the Internet now.
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    What firewall or security suite is, or ever was, on the system?

    Make sure you have the latest ethernet and wireless drivers from Dell's web site.

    Could be a loose antenna. If you can easily access the wireless card through a cover on the bottom make sure the antenna leads are secure.
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