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Wirelss laptop: odd behaviour


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My laptop (running W98SE) with an 802.11b wireless card works fine when located at Point A, 25 feet from my router. But when I move it to Point B, 35 feet away, it fails to connect (using Netscape) to my Home page. Obviously, I need more power in my router. <That> I can understand; what I don’t get is this odd behaviour.

1.After I confirm that the laptop connects to the internet correctly at Point A (25 feet), I move it to Point B (35 feet) and I determine that it cannot find the Home page. – Understandible.

2. But when I move the laptop back to Point A, I find that it <no longer> works from there (as it previously did). – How come?

3. Moreover, it does not connect correctly <even> when I move it back to within 10 feet of the router. – How come?

4. But if I reboot, the laptop works fine once again at 10 feet and at 25 feet!

I am at a loss to explain why the laptop seems to exhibit this kind of "memory." Can anyonplease help me? Thanks.
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