I'm trying to resolve an ongoing problem I've been having with my laptop connecting to my wireless router. Throughout much of my house, my laptop does not have any trouble connecting to the router wirelessly. Whenever I go into my bedroom, however, I lose the connection and am unable to reconnect. I set up a small office in my bedroom, so I'd like to be able to use my laptop there, and running a cable up there isn't an option.
Here's the thing: My wife's laptop work just fine in the bedroom, and pretty much anywhere else in the house. So does her iPhone. And my laptop seems to connect well to just about any hot spot elsewhere.
When I'm in my bedroom with my laptop, checking with Network Stumbler, I see that the signal to my router is quite strong -- not that much different from when I'm only a few feet away from the router. There are several other wireless access points that my card and Network Stumbler pick up, but my router is the strongest, even in my bedroom. Also, I'm using a different channel than any of the other access points in range (channel 2).
We have two different set wireless telephones in the house, including one in the bedroom. There are no wireless phone bases in the room with the router.
Here's my home networking setup:
I have a D-Link DI-524 Wireless router. It's hard wired to our media PC and a network storage device. Connecting wirelessly to the router are a Wii (a few feet from the router, but its usually off when I'm using my laptop), my wife's laptop (Thinkpad T42), her iPhone, and my laptop (Thinkpad T400).
I've been doing research, but can't find any good leads on how to further diagnose the problem, what else to try, or how to resolve the issue. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!