why can i only connect to wifi in one room

  jokconti 17:38 09 Oct 2011

Hi ive just bought a new Samsung laptop however I can only connect to wireless in the room where the modem is based, does anyone know why this is. I have tried everything I can think off, but do not know a great deal about this sort of thing

many thanks

  Crosstrainer2 17:52 09 Oct 2011

What make and model of wireless router do you have?

  Woolwell 17:55 09 Oct 2011

You can try changing the wifi channel. The range depends on the construction of the house eg what is between the router and your laptop.

  jokconti 19:52 09 Oct 2011

its a Dlink Dir615

Ive treid changing the channel but that didnt help

  onthelimit1 20:01 09 Oct 2011

I have a Samsung netbook - that had very poor wireless performance. Changing the (as fitted) Atheros card for a Broadcomm one transformed it (10 quid from ebay).

  robin_x 20:19 09 Oct 2011

I am in a 30s semi-D with brick in-fill walls.

Thomson 585v6 (AOL supplied) 'G' Router in the front room (badly placed with radiator between it and rest of ground floor)

It works past the dining room, out into the Conservatory (aerial must stay vertical) and just onto the patio.

I was quite surprised. Speed drops a bit (20MBs).

Compaq laptop Atheros 'n' built-in. (mini PCIe card)

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