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I moved my laptop 17 feet away from router and...

by Sunsetlover / January 24, 2013 8:34 PM PST

...the signal strength dropped by 50% to a speed of 24 Mbps

I have a 11n 150 mbps router and a USB 11n 150 mbps adapter.

Before I had my laptop 5 feet away and there was no problem of course. Now there is no longer direct line of vision.

I did speedtests that confirm the loss of signal strength.

I changed the router configuration to Channel 11, speed: 11n only. (not auto b/g/n)

Any adjustments I can make?

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by pgc3 / January 26, 2013 12:30 AM PST

This is not unusual if since moving the unit there are things such as walls, doors, etc. involved. Push come to shove you could look into getting a wireless access point.

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Thanks, just wondering though...
by Sunsetlover / January 26, 2013 8:55 AM PST
In reply to: Impediments other people move their laptops to different floors, basement, even garage, and still can work.

In my case I moved it to the adjoining bedroom 15 feet away on the same floor. Probably crappy router?

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Or waves.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2013 11:02 AM PST

Try other locations in the room and move the router around a bit.

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