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Keeping a connection with multiple laptops

I have 4 laptops working off the WRT54G router. While one laptop stays connected (the closest to the router), the others will get knocked off the connection saying "limited or no connectivity". Is this router powerful enough to handle more than 1 or 2 laptops? Any suggestions?

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  • karen55 Jan 15, 2008

    Yes, the others are within the house in other rooms.

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Yes, you should be able to run about 128 wireless clients. Are the three laptops that have problems farther away then the OK one?

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