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#1 ac98521

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:15 AM

Is there a way to adjust the computer into making it absorb the wifi signal better?



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:54 AM

If by absorb the signal you mean stronger reception of a signal, if you could simply adjust that, the manufacturer would have no reason not to have already done it.

 

The reception depends on the performance of the WLAN module and the antenna. Where these are fixed like in a laptop, there's not a lot you can do. If there's an external antenna socket such as on a desktop fitted with a WLAN card, a higher gain antenna could be used.


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:42 PM

If by absorb the signal you mean stronger reception of a signal, if you could simply adjust that, the manufacturer would have no reason not to have already done it.

 

The reception depends on the performance of the WLAN module and the antenna. Where these are fixed like in a laptop, there's not a lot you can do. If there's an external antenna socket such as on a desktop fitted with a WLAN card, a higher gain antenna could be used.

 

you mean there is nothing in the computer configurations that can help strengthen signals, power distribution for the wireless networking functions of the computer?



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 06:31 AM

Correct.


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 10:27 AM

Correct.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:57 AM

Hi, while the Moderator is correct that there is little you can do to make your computer "Absorb" more wifi.

There are settings on your wireless router that can be changed to broadcast a "better" signal.

(Switch channels,  broadcast strength etc..)

 

So if you are talking about poor ("absorption" (using your words)) AND the wifi is owned by you then you could go to the manufactures website for instructions on how to changes these factors.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:51 PM

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Adjust the Power Saving Mode to "Maximum Performance" allows you to connect your computer to router from a longer distance.

 

 



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:43 AM

Thanks hugeB, I guess I took the OP's specification of absorbing a signal (presumably being reception) too literally and didn't allow for the possibility of including transmit:

"Maximum Performance: Adapter is set to maximum transmit power level."

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005879.html

Apologies ac98521 if I overlooked a possibility of your meaning!

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