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Low wireless signal on desktop, laptop gives 5 bars
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Posted September 30, 2013 at 7:41AM
I have this really annoying problem. I use a TP LINK WN881ND wireless N network card and only get 2 bars of range anywhere in the house (even near router). At certain moments it even drops to 1 bar or completely disconnects. It is used on a desktop (pretty high end). My laptop however, on the exact same spot (turned in every direction to test) always gives 5 bars ANYWHERE in the house.
At first, I thought it was a hardware issue and RMA'd the card. I got a new one back and the same issue persists. The weird thing is, when I JUST installed it in my PC, the signal was good, but after mere minutes it started dropping again.
I use virtual machine software, I have heard that it may cause problems?
System specs: - i5 3570k OC - nVidia GeForce GTX670 - Sufficient quality power supply - AsRock Z77 Extreme4 MB - SSD and HDD
If I share my wireless from my laptop via ethernet port to my desktop (with cable), I get better ping, better speeds.