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 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources setting up a wireless network--help Forum Wireless Network....Help me please Forum SolvedSetting up Point-to-Point Wireless Bridge Forum SolvedSetting up wireless router to work with modem which used to be modem+wireless router combo Forum Solvedsetting up wireless network at home Forum SolvedSetting Up Router as Wireless 'Adapter' Forum SolvedSetting up multiple wireless routers Forum SolvedSetting up normal wireless xbox 360 on Windows Forum SolvedSetting up wireless range extender properly Forum SolvedNeed help setting up wireless network in house and bungalow Forum SolvedSetting up an wireless access point on a different phone line socket? Forum SolvedSetting up an wireless access point on a different phone line socket? Forum Solvedhelp setting up wireless netowork Forum Solvedsetting up a wired/wireless nat network with a repeater Forum Setting Up Wireless Internet Connection? Forum SolvedSetting up wireless router through another router Forum Problems setting up Internet connection with Modem and wireless router Forum Help with setting up wireless access point Forum Setting up large scale wireless network Forum Setting up Multiple Wireless Access Points for Church Forum More resources Read discussions in other Wireless Networking categories Configuration Security Connectivity !