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Need Help on How To Increase Wifi Signal Reception on Laptop


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Waynesworld

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We have a Dell laptop 1501 with a 802.11b/g Dell 1390 wireless card.

She gets signals in very few places at college and a lot of those are week.

What if anything can we do to increase the signal?

Of course the more portable we keep this the better she will like it.

What do you suggest; new card, external antenna, usb adapter, etc.......

Thanks in advance
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The first thing I would do is to talk with the IT department at the college, find out exactly where the access points are so that she can get as close to them as possible. If the signal does not improve, I would ask the IT deparment for a recommendation on what type of PCMCIA card they would recommend to buy (they know their hardware better than me), if you wanted to try that route. You may get a discount on it also.

An external antenna would definitely boot the reception however I'm not sure how that would work with an integrated card.

I personally do not recommend using a USB adapter, as I've seen a lot of problems with them.

Hope this helps.
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I did call the IT dept. and they have only a few access points. She told me she didn't think that there was anything to do to help my wife's reception on her laptop.

Any other suggestions please let me know.

Thanks
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An external card with an external antenna would boost her signal to a degree, but without knowing the exact details I can't say for sure that it would be a good investment for you.
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Hi,

I am a student and I am using Wi-fi in my hostel to connect with the internet. I used to get very poor signal during heavy traffic times.

While browsing through the internet to find some means to increase the signal, I found this article

http://techwikasta.c...ur-wifi-signal/

By doing these activites , we can increase the range of our wifi network.
Hope this would help!
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