It's a shame you didn't tell the forum how far away the router was. And it does NOT matter the laptop can connect. You will find the players, TVs and such don't reach as far.
We also have many other notes at http://forums.cnet.com/7723-7589_102-378511/samsung-owners-start-here/?tag=contentBody;threadListing
Bought a brand new samsung galaxy pop 5 days back. Whenever I try and connect to my house wifi, it shows an error saying, "not in range". Sometimes it connects to the wifi (randomly), but only once or twice a day. Please advise.