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A Siemens Gigaset SE587 WLAN dsl, has been provided by my ISP.
This works fine when my laptop is approx. 20metres away, in one part of the house (One brick wall in between), but I cannot get a connection at the same distance, with three brick walls in between.
Is the router not powerful enough?
I believe that the router is made specifically for my ISP, Tiscali, so information is not readily available.
Hello Peter. I think you may have pinned down the problem within your post. British brick walls can be very solid - and thick - which may well be enough to degrade or block your wireless signal.
The first thing I would try is to move the router to as open and central a position as you can, and see if that helps. Adding a wireless LAN antenna to your router can also help boost a weak signal a little (these just replace an existing antenna on the router).
However, other options you may want to investigate include:
1) using a wireless repeater to boost the signal from your router;
2) a powerline networking system, such as Homeplug ;
3) installing a new router with a more powerful range
..or indeed, abandoning wireless altogether and using a wired connection!
I hope this helps you explore some options, and find a solution.
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Check your laptop hardware to ensure it is compatible with your wireless router.
Your wireless adapter should at least be 802.11b/g.
Laptops less than two years old should have this type of adapter.
Check your external adapter such as your PC card, and look at the bottom of your device.
Select your "Start" menu from the desktop, right-click on "My Computer" before selecting "Properties." Select "Hardware" menu once the Properties menu pops up, and click your "Device Manager" menu.
Look for something marked as 802.11b/g WLAN. If you see it, this means you are using the right hardware for connecting your wireless router.
Go back to your "Start" menu, select "Control Panel" and go to "Network Connections." Continue by right-clicking on the icon for "Wireless Network" and selecting "Properties."
You should see three tabs for the window for Wireless Network Connection Properties. Choose "Internet Protocol" before clicking on "Properties," allowing you to connect to a network.
Click "Start," before going to "Control Panel," and finally to "Network Connections."
Right-click on the icon for "Wireless Network" while you are in the Network Connections window, and choose "Repair."
This will end your connection with your present wireless network and attempt to reestablish a stronger network connection.
Reboot your laptop to fix the wireless Internet connection problem if none of the previous steps works. Click on the "Start" button on your desktop and select "Restart."
Wait for about 15 to 30 minutes to observe if the wireless connection problem has improved
Make sure you Ethernet/internet is enabled in bios.
Restart your computer during the boot up process you will see on your screen a certain key to press to enter set up (BIOS) press and hold that key to enter bios using arrow keys scroll to integrated peripherals
look for SiS On Chip Pci Device press enter make sure its enabled.
then recheck the driveri t should be there
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make sure its enabledPci device arrows key scroll to nstalled
if you computer came with a motherboard disk the driver could be on it
or this disk provided by your ISP provider Internet Service Provider
or you might have to download one
if these packages are not the right
on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for
eg: motherboard name wireless or ethernet driver
you might have to try a few times to get it right
Hope this helps
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Troubleshooting your wireless connection via your Lenovo computer is not a task that requires familiarity with wireless networks or a vast level of computer troubleshooting knowledge.
You can repair Lenovo wireless problems ranging from browser setting errors to hardware connection issues and the only item you will need on hand is the owner's manual that was shipped with your router.
You will not require any additional devices or tools and should not have to resort to the expensive aid of a technician.
Launch the web browser you normally operate and check the "Work Offline" settings.
Click on the top toolbar where it says "File" and scroll down to where it says "Work Offline."
Ensure this selection is not checked, otherwise it will impede the operation of your wireless connection.
Click on this option to uncheck it.
Look over the connection made between your modem and wireless router.
Both devices have an Ethernet port on the rear.
It looks like an oversized telephone cord port. If these ports are not occupied by an Ethernet cable, connect one end of the cable to each device.
This connection cannot be loose.
Check your records for the password to your Lenovo wireless setup if you have a secured connection.
(A secured connection is recommended).
If you cannot find your password in your records, you will need to reset it.
Find the manual that shipped with your router and extract two important pieces of information. The first is the special web address the manufacturer provided for you to set up your router's settings; the second is the default password for your router.
Enter the web address from the manual into the web browser and click "Enter."
When prompted, input the default password from the wireless router.
Choose a new password for your wireless connection now that you have access to the settings.
Additionally, ensure the kind of wireless security you are using is "WPA." "WEP" is another available option, but it is an older encryption type and is technically inferior.
Click on the wireless network icon on the right side of the bottom toolbar in Windows on your Lenovo computer.
A list of wireless networks within range of your Lenovo computer will appear.
Click on the name of your wireless network and input your new password when prompted.
Look to the bottom right of your Windows desktop.
You should get a notification stating that you have successfully joined the network.
Hope this helps
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