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I have the Linksys WRT54G router hooked up thru Ethernet to my desktop PC with Windows XP. I go thru a cable modem to the internet. I have 2 laptops, both with Windows Vista on, wirelessly linked to to the router. Often, after my friend uses her laptop, the network goes down. When I use the Advisor, it tells me a different network is detected and I have to disconnect the modem and router to reset. That hasn't happened with my laptop. I am also able to use my IPod without issue. Any suggestions as to what may be going on?

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Low or poor signal is mainly caused by the following major factors:

Going Around Physical Obstructions
Wireless networks are also susceptible to obstructions that may lead to low signal. Often, the signal gets reflected, refracted or absorbed by the obstruction.

Common obstructions are:

  • Cabinets
  • Mirrors
  • Glasses
  • Metal objects
  • Thick walls and ceilings


If you have any of these objects between your wireless adapter and access point, consider relocating your access point somewhere high to get around the obstruction.

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