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Wireless router signal

I have a netgear wireless router upstairs and the computer that is directly below downstairs will not hold a signal. It seems to be recognizing the signal and is strong at points. I also have a laptop that will work with the router anywhere in the house. We have uninstalled and reinstaled a few times.

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It seems to be somekind of disruptions in your house try to change the wireless router to work in a different channel think its 6 default change it to 7 or 8. it can also be your network card that have hardware failure. seems like that if the laptop work properly.

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I suggest that you move the router around to find the strongest signal for you computer or if your computer has a small antennae try moving that fround for the best signal

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