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Topic # 66355 17-Aug-2010 18:29
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Hello
We have a belkin router at home and up untill a couple of weeks ago I could use my laptop anywhere in my house,however now I cant connect to the internet in my bedroom for some strange reason even tho my laptop picks up our routers signal in my room.
I just connected to a unsecured network with a very poor signal strength to test it out in my room and that seems to work fine connecting to the internet.

Any ideas why I cant get the internet to connect in my room based on the info i have given?
Just seems strange that I could connect to internet via our router in my room a couple of weeks ago but now it wont let me.

Thanks

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  Reply # 368825 17-Aug-2010 18:35
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Sometimes your wireless devices at home such as wireless home phones can cause you to lose connection to your wireless router. Make sure your phone isn't on the same frequency as your router (eg. both not on 2.4GHz etc).



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  Reply # 368829 17-Aug-2010 18:45
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I just checked to see if my parents laptop could connect in my room and there one works fine,so must be something to do with my laptop hmmmmmm

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  Reply # 368839 17-Aug-2010 18:59
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With that fact, try re-installing your wireless device driver - get the latest off the net. Hope that fixes it. If not, it may point towards a hardware issue.

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  Reply # 368856 17-Aug-2010 19:31
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Perhaps this other unsecured network you found is causing some interference? Change the WiFi channel in your router.





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  Reply # 368881 17-Aug-2010 20:08
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freitasm: Perhaps this other unsecured network you found is causing some interference? Change the WiFi channel in your router.



Agree!  I had this problem a year or so back and after playing around, I accidentally fixed the issue by changing the channel. 



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  Reply # 369402 18-Aug-2010 16:09
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I updated the wireless device driver but that did not work and I dont really want to uninstall the driver and reinstall it because I'm not really sure what i'm doing.
The really starnge thing I dont understand is It wont work in my room but as soon as I step like 5cm outside my bedroom door it starts to work again.
Its like my room is a deadspot

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  Reply # 369407 18-Aug-2010 16:14
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Have you changed the location/position/orientation of the router recently?

Or put anything large between the router and your bedroom ie. like a full wall height cabinet




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  Reply # 369463 18-Aug-2010 18:32
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JimmyLizar: Have you changed the location/position/orientation of the router recently?

Or put anything large between the router and your bedroom ie. like a full wall height cabinet


I was thinking that but it cant be anything like that because my parents laptop works fine in my room

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  Reply # 369479 18-Aug-2010 19:13
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Either software or hardware issue with laptop then.

I would try to uninstall the wireless adaptor driver and then reinstall the most up to date one from manufacturers website.

I would also locate the wireless adaptor and make sure it is properly connected.





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  Reply # 369928 19-Aug-2010 18:07
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Laptops use different internal wireless cards and antennas. Some are awesome and have good range, others are crappy and wont go through 2 walls.

Combined with another interfering wireless network, it could be that your laptop's wireless chip and antenna are not as good as your parents.

I agree that changing channel - at least 4 channels away from the unsecured network should help.




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  Reply # 369946 19-Aug-2010 18:41
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Try the "inssider" software to find the channels of the networks around you.







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  Reply # 369991 19-Aug-2010 20:33
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Someones Unsecured wireless internet appears when i search for wireless networks and I think that maybe causeing my problem.
Is there anyway of deleting it so it does not come up any more?

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