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westcoastgal2
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wireless range issues

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Recently purchased new desktop that gets little to no reception in a room where a laptop previously worked great. Have tried using a new wireless card with built-in antennae to boost range, with no effect.  Can anyone suggest anything besides buying a new router or wireless card? 
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Try replacing your router's antenna with a high gain antenna. This will boost your signal slightly.
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From what you describe, I would think the problem lies within the desktop, and not so much with the router.  If the laptop "worked great" in that room, and the desktop doesn't ........well.?

If you still have the laptop, try making a wireless connection in that room again.  If it still works great, and your desktop doesn't connect, I would investigate the desktop.  It might be the wireless card or it might be the network settings.

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I like the wireless extender I got at Radio Shack (not wireless booster, -wireless extender).  check it out

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