laptop can only use wireless sometimes

July 1, 2011 at 20:25:46
Specs: Windows 7, 250/2 gb
5 laptops connected to 1 internet. Wireless modem owned by the top floor person. there were four computers connected with that internet before i joined. i am in the basement with a speedtest download signal of .67 mb and upload speed of .13/ there r three floors in my building...basement,ground and upper/ connected to the persons internet i bought it from...had no problems connecting or playing pogo games...could the fact im fifth in line and in the basement play a part in my laptop which is less than a yr old play a part?????

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July 2, 2011 at 17:50:04
You are really not 5th in line. The network should handle way more than 5 PCs. If it's a steel framed building with poured concrete between floors, that could be the problem. If it's a wooden house, it shouldn't matter. In that case, sometimes moving the access point a few feet helps.

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