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Very slow connection to internet

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Hi all,
I'm having trouble connecting and staying connected to the internet. I don't know what the problem is, but around a month or so ago, my laptop absolutely refused to pick up the wireless connection in my apartment. The other two laptops here connect fine (with a strong signal) but my computer doesn't. When it finally does connect, the connection is extremely and painfully slow.
My laptop was opened to be cleaned over two months ago, don't know if that has anything to do with it- a friend suggested it could be my wireless card could have been messed up in the cleaning.

Any help is gladly appreciated, if not, my laptop is going for a swim in the pool!

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I have to say it's the first time I heard of a laptop being opened for cleaning, and I've been in the business for 16 years. Components inside a laptop are much smaller and more fragile than in a desktop PC, and opening the case should only be undertaken for repairs. That's why the maker's put "hatch covers" in the case for easy access to the user-replaceable components without opening the whole case.

Something having been "messed up" during cleaning has to be a possibility.
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