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Trouble with wi-fi connection


ronec

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I have a BT Home Hub and two laptops. If I sit in my conservatory (8mtrs away from Home Hub) I can receive a wi-fi connection on my Acer laptop, but not on my Toshiba. If I hold the Toshiba through the doorway, it will work. Is it a problem that the modem is not as good as the Acer and is there any way that I can boost the signal from the Hub easily.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Try changing channels see how and see if reception is improved

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woodchip

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I think the modem is not as good in the laptop. You could use the plugs that plug into mains to connect to your router

example click hear

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ronec

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Hi Fruit Bat. Thanks for your reply. I have checked all the channel settings and it is set on channel 11. Just moving the laptop by twelve inches gets me a signal, so maybe the modem in the computer is not as receptive as the one in my Acer.

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