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Wireless signal is very weak

Problem started when i got my note book back from the repair shop that istall a biger hard drive and more memory

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Signal strength is varies depend on your position,
Hardware type, wireless provider line-of-sight (how
many obstacles that blocking the signal), and other
factors.

Make sure you connect to the same wireless spot.
Or at least go to places with wireless spots and compare
signal strength.

If you never have a strong signal from at least 5 different spots
(make sure you check it's the top 5 best spots you find,
ask others who connect to the spot also to make sure)
then you go to your repair shop and ask them why.

But, if you at least have 1 strong signal then
your spot just having a weak transmission.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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