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  1. #1


    Göteborg
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    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1

    improve wifi


    The internet connection I am getting is fiber optic 100Mbps Upload & Download. The router is Dlink 850L.

    My router is placed in my lounge. I usually sit at a desk with my laptop which is about 6 feet away from the router (in the same room), here I get full signal & my speed is about 40Mbps.
    Firstly I'd like to know if there is anything I can do to improve this speed as when I do a speedtest on my desktop PC connected via ethernet cable to the router it is around 90Mbps.
    When I move the laptop to the bedroom which is about the same distance but separated by 2 walls the speed goes down to around 10Mbps and WIFI signal changes from full to half full.
    How can I strengthen the WIFI signal so I get the same speed & signal anywhere in the house?

    I have learn't about 5GHZ signal which my router supports but not my laptop. If I upgrade to 5GHZ on my laptop will this solve the issue of a weak signal & slow speed?

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    India
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    Windows 7 x64/ Windows 8.1 x64
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  3. #3


    Göteborg
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    It looks like the best bet for me is a wireless repeater. Can someone recommend one for me
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  4. #4


    It sounds like you should get a wireless adapter. Your laptop wifi card/chip on the motherboard is most likely a very cheap model that has a low signal range. I don't really think you have a need for a repeater though. It's pretty rare when extra hardware is needed.
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  5. #5


    Göteborg
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    Quote Originally Posted by loveandpower View Post
    It sounds like you should get a wireless adapter. Your laptop wifi card/chip on the motherboard is most likely a very cheap model that has a low signal range. I don't really think you have a need for a repeater though. It's pretty rare when extra hardware is needed.
    I think you maybe right as the distance from the routers location to my bedroom is not that far separated by two walls.
    Can I replace the wifi card in the laptop with a better one, dual 5ghz. Or do I buy a usb?
    If USB I have picked out the dlinkdwa-182. Is this a good one? I think it'll be best to stay with dlink as my router is dlink also
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  6. #6


    Personally, I prefer usb adapters but if you use wifi like 20+ hours a day a card may be the road to go. That adapter should suffice.
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