You didn't tell about the wifi settings. For example that dated old advice about hiding the SSID turns out to cause wifi to drop out on many machines. This is why we don't suggest that in the CNET Networking Forum sticky.
Your post never did reveal what the issue was so all I'm left to do is to guess. But I see no reason to change anything but to check the settings and try it per the forum sticky.
Ok, this may be a "no brainer" for some of you (I'm hopeful), but it's got me.
We have a desktop (no wireless capability) and a laptop (wireless capable) in our home. The desktop is about 10 feet from the phone jack (hence our wireless router is about 10 feet from the phone jack). The problem is that I have run the cable from the phone jack to the wireless router along three walls under the carpet for aesthetic and safety reasons. This has caused my laptop's wireless connection to be unstable. I have come to this conclusion because when I connect a direct short line from the wireless router to the phone jack through the middle of the room, my laptop's wireless connection is great.
So the question is, what is the best way to eleviate this problem? Here are two thoughts that I have entertained:
1) Put the wireless router right next to the phone jack (which is in a closet...not thrilled about this) and buy a really long (maybe 25 foot) ethernet cable to connect the to the desk top. However, will there be any issues with speed to the desktop with such a long ethernet cable? Or other problems I haven't foreseen?
2) Buy a wireless USB Adapter for the desktop. But most I have read about, seem to heat up fast and/or are unreliable. I would not want to trade a reliable wired connection to the desktop for an unreliable wireless one.
Sorry this is so lengthy, but I know y'all like details
Any suggestions, reflections, or even criticism would be greatly appreciated