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Wireless Signal Extremely Low


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btdcrazyj

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Hey,
Just got a new computer, running Windows XP Professional and using a Netgear Wireless Card.
My signal's extremely low, when I use my Dell Laptop where my desktop is, the signal is excellent.
I installed the wireless card exactly as instructed.
I'm using Windows Zero Configuration.

Any ideas?

Netgear "g" WPN311 and the router is D-link 524.

Thanks.

Edited by btdcrazyj, 04 December 2008 - 11:35 PM.

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Hello,
When this happens the first thing to look for is interference.
ANY thing electrical can cause interference!
The most common are fluorescence lights, fans, cordless phones, refrigerators, ETc...
Also the wire in the walls of your home can cause interference.
Try moving the computer a foot or so in ether direction.
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Hey, thanks for the reply.
Yeah, I've tried to move the computer and router, doesn't seem to have a difference.
Any other ideas?
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How is the signal when your computer is in the same room as the router?
Can you change the channel on the router?
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Excuse butt in, aside from the possible interference problem which cordless phones operation on same frequency as wireless card (usually 2.4GHz), make sure the wireless card's antenna on back is positioned properly and in similar orientation as the router. Otherwise, access your router's configuration and change the channel from it's default channel and see if that improves reception.

Didn't look up specs on your card/router, but some of these have limited range (200 feet) and the better ones have more. If changing the router's channel doesn't solve the problem, you might need to buy an external wireless antenna.
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