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Router Connection Drops Fast

My laptop was in the shop for a while, and when i got it back, the router connection would not reach as far as my laptop, a few rooms away. It works perfectly in the same room, but it decreases rapidly. I would like to know what is the matter with the router if it was working perfectly before and could reach to my room.

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Re: Router Connection Drops Fast

Ur 2 wire may be faulty... if it could reach ur room before then it shouldnt be the 2wire. if you have just had the laptop fixed personally i would take it back to them and advise them that thee laptop isnt picking up the signal strength is had before they repaired it, if something goes wrong and your amending it u may void all warranty on the laptop. when i have a low signal here i manually disconnect the internet through my settings and refresh it and normally it is fine after that. I am only suggesting though.

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