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Wrt 150n Wireless signal from router to laptop is very weak. I bought this router for it's extra strength and distance. What should I do?

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OK maybe get an external antenna in any event place the Unit/Antenna up as high as possible... also ensure ya aren't near any large metal objects/power wire junctions etc, but generally an external antenna will Boost ya signal, also even just moving "it" somewhere else can make a big improvement... In some wifi routers ya can increase and decrease ya output, ya may wanna check ya manual to see if yours is one of those? Ya may also want to try changing "Channels" on the Router too.. this also has been known to help. Good Luck :)

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