Wireless signal loss if distance increases

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by transcendx, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. transcendx

    transcendx Senior Member

    Dec 6, 2009
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    I have new Acer Aspire 5739G laptop and fresh Windows 7 on it.
    The wireless card is Intel WiFi Link 5100.
    The problem is that wireless works only in short distance with access point - max distance is about 5 meters.
    In that distance everything works fine.
    But if I go farther or to another room it disconnects.
    With other laptops all works fine even on very large distance.

    I tried such things (nothing helped):
    * uninstall, reinstall or update drivers
    * install newest drivers from Acer site
    * install newest drivers from Intel site
    * tested with xp & vista drivers
    * on network connection properties unchecked all things except tcp/ip v4 protocol (microsoft networking,sharing, link layer topology,QoS, TCP/IP v6 ..)
    * disabled homegroup
    * on adapter properties changed signal frequencies (1,6,11),
    * on adapter properties changed standard type to work with: 802.11 b or g
    * on adapter properties changed signal to MAX, don't use power saving
    * disabled internet security, firewall
    * Changed access point signal broadcasting with no encryption or wpa
    * it disconects from another access point the same way (problem with system not wifi AP)

    Maybe something forgot to say, but there was few hours of testing and can't fix it :(

    Waiting for Your advice
    #1 transcendx, Dec 6, 2009
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2009
  2. Toptech

    Toptech New Member

    Nov 10, 2009
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    At this point it sounds like it is worth putting a different WLAN card into the notebook.

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