Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:56 AM
First off, if this question would be more appropriate for another forum within BC, please advise and I will move it. This seemed like the best place to put it.
I have an older Dell Inspiron 1200 laptop running on XP. About six months ago, I bought a brand-new LINKSYS Cisco router for my home. It works great on all the computers in the house except the Dell laptop. Right now, this laptop is sitting eight (8) feet from the router, and the signal is reading "LOW". I am using an installed internal wireless card (not sure what brand) that I bought used on EBay.
I would prefer NOT to use an outboard USB-type wireless card for this laptop, because it only has three USB ports, which get used up pretty quickly. However, I am not totally opposed to going this way if that appears to be the best solution.
Could someone tell me the best and easiest way to troubleshoot and solve this problem. When I take the laptop in the other room, just a few feet away, it cannot see the router at all. I know the router is fine, since the other three laptops in the home have full signal even when on the other side of the house.
Thanks Very Much,