Setting up a wireless network--help Tags: Connectivity Wireless Network Wireless Networking Last response: April 10, 2012 9:34 PM in Wireless Networking Share gbjbasdw April 7, 2012 1:02:53 PM I have an Acer netbook with an internel Broadcomm network adapter which shows a signal strength of around -35 dBm from my home Netgear wireless router as shown by the InSSIDer program. I have recently bought a TP-Link WN722N USB wireless adpater which is supposed to be a HIGH GAIN device. When I turn off the internal wirelss adapter and switch to the external USB one, the signal strength drops to -50 dBm which is less that the internel wirelsss adapter if I am reading it correctly. So either the internal adapter is working really, really well or the TP-Link adapter isn't working as it should be. Anyone care to comment ? More about : setting wireless network | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove skaz April 10, 2012 9:34:59 PM Maybe because the antennas for laptops are typically built into the monitor portion of the device. So you have a higher signal vs the little antenna with the TPlink. Just a guess. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Wireless Networking>Setting up a wireless network--help> Related ressources: Forumsetting up a wireless network--help ForumCan't Transfer Large Files Over Network...HELP ForumSetting up wireless router through another router ForumTroubles setting up a router as a wireless access point ForumSetting up Wireless when my apartment already comes with internet ForumHaving trouble setting up my new Wireless bridge (Trendnet) ForumNeed help setting up a wireless network for my library ForumSetting up both a wired LAN and a wireless internet connectino ForumSetting Up Wireless Router + Network Switch + Wireless Print Server ForumSetting up a wireless printing connection ForumHelp setting up wireless internet on my Laptop ForumHelp--- Setting up a Network Printer on a Wireless Netowrk ForumProblem setting up an XP desktop as wireless access point ForumSetting up wireless bridge ForumSetting up a wireless connection tgear Wireless Router? ForumBest wireless network card for my router? ForumWireless router configuration netgear it redirects me to support website ForumWhere is my wireless capabality key on my lap top? ForumEee pc wireless connection problems Forum2 wireless gateway modems More resources Read discussions in other Wireless Networking categories Configuration Security Connectivity !