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Stronger wireless card

A friend told me I should upgrade my wireless card for my IBM X30. She said it would make for better signals. Is there a stronger card for my laptop?

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There are no stronger or weaker cards (if your's is a 802.11g, which it most probably is unless its VERY old) ...you can try changing the channel on your wireless router...

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To my knowledge, your laptop (IBM ThinkPad X30 2672) does not have any built-in WiFi. It's modes of connection are IrDA, modem, Ethernet, USP, Firewire aside from the regular serial & parallel. This would indicate that if you are wireless you either have a USB dongle or PCMCIA card. Please post back with your WiFi brand/model and your Operating System. Further, please post back likewise your WiFi AP/Router brand/model.

The message "a network cable is unplugged" pertains to the absence of a lan cable connected to your Ethernet port.

Good luck, kind regards and will await your second post.

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