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.