Tempermental Loptop

  tes 16:21 12 Jul 2008
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I have just bought a dell laptop & I have a wireless network.Sometimes when I try to connect to my main pc no problem.Try another time it won't see Files or printers but will connect to the internet any ideas?

  crosstrainer 16:27 12 Jul 2008

Weak or blocked connection....Does it behave differently in certain areas of the house?

The further away from the router you move, the less signal you get. It also depends on the type of house you live in....Old stone built properties can block signal very effectively.

It's also possible that interference is being received from another source. In that case you should be able to change the broadcast channel to sort the problem. To do this consult your routers manual.

  tes 16:32 12 Jul 2008

The laptop is next to the router

  crosstrainer 16:35 12 Jul 2008

In that case, I would change the brodcast channel, it must be picking up interference from somwhere.

Also ensure that your laptop drivers are up to date:

click here

Choose your model and download the latest drivers for your laptop.

  ronalddonald 18:03 12 Jul 2008

sure its away from microwave or similar item thatn uses the same frquency as the router or move the router

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