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Lose Connection outside of very close proximity to Router on ASUS Laptop

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May 16, 2014 2:46:57 PM

This is on an ASUS X750JB-DB71 laptop.
The router is a Cisco/Linksys WRT160N V3 Wireless-N Broadband router.
The modem is a Cisco DPQ3212 model.
Laptop has an Ralink 802.11n Wireless LAN Card.
The laptop was originally Win8, but I wiped that and installed a fresh copy of Win7 Home Premium 64 bit.

Internet is from COX.
It's a WPA2-Personal security type connection with AES type encryption.
Currently, only this laptop and my phone is connected to wireless.

Other devices in the house connect to the wireless just fine, no matter the proximity. My father's Dell laptop connects just fine across the house and so does my Android phone, but this ASUS laptop won't pickup any connection (I might be able to get one little bar of connectivity but when I try to establish the connection "Windows cannot connect" to the wifi) when about 10 feet away from the router.
I'm currently posting this on the ASUS laptop on the very same desk as the router (it's about a foot-and-a-half away) and I'm only getting a "Good" signal strength from it.

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May 16, 2014 3:03:52 PM

Hi


THe last person with a similar problem had a new Dell laptop
Dell sent a engineer out who found one of the 2 arial wires was not plugged into the mini pci-e wireless card

Have you dropped the laptop recently.?
Can you get to wireless card easily to check the aerial wires are both connected?
(OK some have 1 wire some 3, but most have 2)

regards
Mike Barnes


Have a look at use manual
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May 17, 2014 3:19:04 PM

mbarnes86 said:
Hi


THe last person with a similar problem had a new Dell laptop
Dell sent a engineer out who found one of the 2 arial wires was not plugged into the mini pci-e wireless card

Have you dropped the laptop recently.?
Can you get to wireless card easily to check the aerial wires are both connected?
(OK some have 1 wire some 3, but most have 2)

regards
Mike Barnes


Have a look at use manual


That was exactly it! I had put in a second hard drive a few months ago and my stupid self completely had forgotten to plug those back in! 2 little aerial cables unplugged.
I had been using a wired connection up until now so I never ran into the wireless issue.

Also, the manual was no help. If anyone actually wants to know how to open up this laptop and see what's inside, check this forum.
http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus/744392-asus-x750j-...

It's what I used to get this ASUS laptop open and locate the issue.

Thanks so much!
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