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I have just bought a wireless router for my laptop and share it with my aunty next is less than 10 metres to my room and yet it wont reach (despite the router 'apparently' able to reach 100m. why?? help me x

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Go to properties and set the range of wireless connections.


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click on each one listed below
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If you're using N set the router for N speeds from 240 to 270mbps even though N is rated at 300Mpbs.

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Download the latest drivers from DELL and then uninstall the ones you have now. If the drivers are the same drivers you have. Then uninstall them anyway and reboot the laptop. If Vista doesn't see the or install the drivers then you just do it. Now make sure the follow is set up above.

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