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Wireless G PCI adapter to wireless G router.

Last response: in Wireless Networking
September 9, 2012 11:06:20 AM

Hi all. I just finished my first build two days ago but the wireless PCI adapter that I bought is a N type. My linksys router is a wireless G. So the signal strength of my computer to the other room(just the next room,ain't that far) where the router sits is very poor...1-2 bars at most. My brother has a laptop which is a wireless G card and he has 4-5 bars for the signal strength.(he sits beside me)
I read somewhere in the forums that the ideal setup would be for the adapter and router to be of the same type. ( is that right?)
If I were to replace my current N PCI adapter with a G one, I'll be able to see an improvement in the signal strength, am I correct?
I appreciate any help I can get regarding this. Thanks! :) 
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September 10, 2012 11:39:27 PM

An N adapter is also a G adapter, so that is not the issue. Have you tried to change the antenna orientation?

Also, is the back of the PC facing the router, or away from the router? You do not want to have the antennas on the opposite side of the PC as the router because the metal case does a good job of blocking radio signals!