wifi connection drops out on one pc but not the other....

  ColinWB 18:40 27 May 2014
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Two laptops, one elderly W XP with 100% reliable lock on to the router; other one with W 7 drops out at random, frequent and more in the evenings than daytime. Can be recovered by going through the 'check for problems' bit, with result invariably 'cable broken or problem with wifi router or access point' 'fixed'. W7 machine has had updated wireless drivers courtesy of Dell's quizzing the machine and sending bespoke updates for its wifi; quite a large file and successfully installed and also every bit of advice on Google religiously executed more than once. Any advice gratefully received, other than binning the laptop!! Thank you.

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