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Two computers sitting next to each other with different strength of wirelss connection to the same network. Why?


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#1 niceteeth

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 10:14 PM

New desktop computer Windows Vista (64) and trying to connect it to my wireless network. I successfully connect, but only a few bars show up in in the wireless connection menu.

My lap top (windows vista) sitting next to the above mentioned desktop computer connected to the same network and I get all four bars. Seems to have a better connection strength.

Why the difference - same network, same distance to the wireless G router ect. any ideas?

Edited by niceteeth, 01 December 2008 - 10:15 PM.


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#2 Michael-Anthony

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 10:18 PM

difference in hardware/chipset?

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 10:28 PM

The "slower computer" - Interl Core 2 Quad processor q9300 - supposed to be top of the line - 4GB Ram, 1 TB Hard DRive -Wireless -G Lan card. So it is pretty supped up. the "faster" laptop is a thinkpad x61 and I don't have the specs but I doubt that would account for such a difference? what do you think?

Edited by niceteeth, 01 December 2008 - 10:31 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2008 - 12:57 PM

if you could post the exact models of the wireless cards for both computers..

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 02:50 PM

hi,,, as michael is thinking,,, maybe one wireless card is better than the other,,, ie,, the one in the desktop is a wireless G and the one in the lappy is a wireless N, the N being the more modern and better card.
Figgis,,,, LUFC




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