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Windows 7: New Router worked for awhile and now network is bad

29 Nov 2014   #11

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ramza View Post
i get no problems sitting next to the router
That answers the question then. Wherever you are using the HP, you are too far away from the router to get a strong signal. The other computer that is not having wifi problems is either located closer to the router or it has a better internal antenna and transmitter on its wifi card that is just stronger than the wifi card in the HP

and no my location hasnt changed since i got it.
For clarity, I wasn't referring to moving homes, but just within the home. If it worked well for the first 2 weeks and then suddenly you started getting a weak signal, either you were located closer to the router for those first 2 weeks, or (far less likely) the internal antenna in your laptop somehow became compromised so that it is not capable of the same level of transmission. This is highly unlikely as if an antenna wire came loose, for example, you would get virtually no signal unless maybe within inches of the router.

So it is more likely that either you started using the HP in a location that was further from the router... OR... the router's location changed within the home... like it got moved from one room to a different room.

IAC the way to fix this is to move the router to a location in the house that is closer to you and your HP.... bearing in mind the other computer might then have problems, but you'll have to see.

You might also consider a wifi booster/extender if moving the router is not desired. However those are not too cheap... like $40 range typically or more. Alternately you could try some DIY extenders by searching for DIY wifi extender on YouTube... here is one example using a beer can which actually received over 3,000 thumbs up. :)

Here's another DIY option:

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