Acer Aspire 5739G wireless problem

I have just bought a new computer Aspire 5739G.
Then i discovered that i could only connect to my wireless home network if i are 3 feets from the router.
the same happened when i was as my friend.
The wirered network is working fine...
if i go up to my room(2nd floor) it sais limited connection, but the signal sthrengt is high. if i am lucky i can get 1mbps and connection.
i can see many wireeless spots around the house.
all my other computers are working(xp,vista,leopard).

my router is named: SMC broadband network smcwbrt14t-G

i called acer support and they said that it might be my router or the card.... what do u guys think?

plz help me!!!


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Hello and welcome to the windows7forums,

You can check here for the latest drivers for your card:

Look in Device Manager for any entries with a yellow flag

got the lates drivers, firmware....

there are no yellow flags in device manager.

i can connect to my router, only if i am close to it.....


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Do you know whether there is a firmware update for your router?

Is this the exact setup you had before instlling Windows 7?

i don't know how to update the router....(hasn't really done it....) ^^ good if u could explain it to me..?

i had this problem form the beginning. i have updated all the drivers..

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Do you have a router with networked computers or just a single modem?

I'd need to know the exact make and model.

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