Solved My grandson's laptop wi-fi doesn't seem to have much range.

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June 19, 2017 at 20:13:45
Specs: Win 7 Home Premium, 2.5/6G
My grandson's laptop, an Asus K55A, wi-fi doesn't seem to have much range. I can't connect to router that is 46 feet away and going through 4 4inch wall boards. My Acer and my old Dell had no problem connecting from the same spot. Any suggestions? thanks,

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June 20, 2017 at 09:08:53
Some wifi systems in some laptops (especially) are not necessarily the best. HP have a flakey reputation for some pf their kit.

You might consider installng a wifi extender of some sort. There are homeplug systems which very well; and of course there are the usual router style systems too.

Personally I'd opt for the homeplug system; easy to setup, portable, and very flexible too in terms of options.



#1
June 20, 2017 at 03:05:35
Just to clarify the situation.

Does it connect with the router ok when in the same room?

Does it connect ok with other wifi access points in other locations (hot spots etc.)?

Do any other computers have the same problem?

Do you know if the wallboard is foil backed or not?


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June 20, 2017 at 07:28:24
I see other computers are OK. Maybe the Asus hardware is just not as good. Perhaps you can find a better location for the router.

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June 20, 2017 at 07:53:54
Probably won't do much, but check the transmit power of the WiFi, and set it to max performance. https://www.isunshare.com/windows-1...

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June 20, 2017 at 09:08:53
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Some wifi systems in some laptops (especially) are not necessarily the best. HP have a flakey reputation for some pf their kit.

You might consider installng a wifi extender of some sort. There are homeplug systems which very well; and of course there are the usual router style systems too.

Personally I'd opt for the homeplug system; easy to setup, portable, and very flexible too in terms of options.


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June 20, 2017 at 09:41:24
Yep, I've been using homeplug for some time and it's been fine. The issue with a laptop would be the need to plug in a cable, making it only semi-portable

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June 20, 2017 at 11:23:39
There are wifi modules too on the home plug system. I have Devolo modules which allow wifi and an Ethernet connection in the same module.

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June 20, 2017 at 15:07:24
trvlr

Thanks - useful information.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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June 20, 2017 at 19:10:10
I have to get closer for it to work. So, he'll take it home and can find a good location to access his router. Thanks for all the input.

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#9
June 20, 2017 at 19:51:58
You should also look on Asus's website in the drivers section and see if they have updated Wifi drivers for your laptop.

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June 22, 2017 at 11:24:06
Thanks, THX, will do.

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June 22, 2017 at 11:36:30
A quick Google search for wifi problems with your model didn't turn out much. There's an indication that the model could come out of the factory with damaged or improperly connected wifi antennas. If you have a laptop repair shop near, you could ask them to take a look at it.

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#12
June 22, 2017 at 13:56:32
If per chance the Asus is still under warranty... then contact Asus and request (firmly) their involvement and assistance?

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