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Wifi range in laptop

I recently bought the Dell studio xps 1340 laptop which is the latest laptops offered by the dell in india.I have the laptop with the Dell 1515 N wifi internal card.The driver provided by the dell is atheros .I am facing the trouble in the range offered by the wifi card.My friend owns a HP laptop dv6000 and he is able to use the laptop in the entire house.But my laptop says there is no Wifi signal when I am 10 feet away from the wifi router.Is there any way I can increase the power of the internal wifi card or any external cards can be plugged into the laptop ? If so please suggest the best possibe Wifi external card.Thanks for the help in advance.

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  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    Yes I am facing the same problem. I can only connect when I am 10 feet away from the router. Do ya guys think this is a design issue or a defect in XPS 1340?

    imho this is not acceptable. :(
    I have 2 options, exchange for another XPS 1340 or get a refund. What do you guys think?



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May the antenna on that card your using is faulty and if not you can always use a range expander , or but another router n use it as range expander.

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