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#1 jam24u

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 01:04 PM

I am using a new combination modem/router and discovered that my poor wifi internet reception on my laptop continues to be low.

 

I check the my wifi Mbps speeds which are highest when the computer is first turned on and quickly drops off. I use a speed test app on my android phone to check the wifi speed and it remains close to my 13 mbps that I am paying for, but my four year old laptop is suffering terribly. My ability to download films results in hours of time involved, but usually ends up disconnecting.

 

I use a metal stand to keep the laptop cool.

 

What is the problem? OR what could be the problem? Is it going to require professional help or is there something I am not thinking of?

 

My laptop battery only has around 15 minutes of power on its own. Otherwise everything else is fine. Operates fine.... just my wifi reception is poor.

 

I will point out that the closer I get to the modem/router... the better the reception. In fact if I am right next to the router, I have almost the full wifi reception I am paying for.

 

Thank you for your support and help.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 01:22 PM

Hello, and Welcome

 

See if changing the channel on the Modem/Router will improve the signal.

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/21132/change-your-wi-fi-router-channel-to-optimize-your-wireless-signal/






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