the construction and number of walls between the router and the laptop will determine the quality of the reception. In my bungalow I found that a maximum of 2 walls was all that could be between the router and my pc and still receive the signal. You could try moving your router to different positions in the premises and may find a good position for it. My solution was to run ethernet cable to a second wireless router on the other side of the bungalow which then put a second transmitter into use. The second router did not connect to the broadband but used the connection from the first.