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Poor Wireless Reception on DELL Inspiron

Hi,

I have a Linksys Wireless Router in the house and I am having constant connection issues. The router is literally 10 metres away from the laptop on the upstairs floor of my house.

Not only is the connection unreliable but the speed once connected is also poor.

My partner has a MAC Book and he has no issues at all when he is in the house and it works perfectly. Could it be my DELL laptop?

Thanks
Caroline

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Hi Caroline,
Have you tried going to the Dell site and seeing if there might be a Driver Upgrade for your Wireless Adapter?

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It is likely your wireless card reception. try an external usb wifi adapter it shouldn't be expensive.

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