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Laptop detects not all available wireless connections

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September 11, 2012 11:24:42 PM

Hi,

Laptop detects not all available wireless connections and at the same time on existing connection is very poor signal strength. I make this announce when I compared my and my friend laptop wireless connections, his laptop detects more than ten available connections (when my ASUS K55VD with "Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter" finds just two, no more and both are on very poor signals). I have to be in the same room where is rooter if I want to use the Internet, and as for my friends they can use same wireless connection all above the house. I tried to re-install all network drivers on my Laptop, use programs like Xirrus Wi-Fi inspector, but also, no more than two available connections with poor signal strengt.

More details: on the same rooter where tested four laptops ( all new bought on 2012 ), three of them except mine worked perfect with wireless connections(finds more than ten available from neighbors) and with strong full signal on our rooter.

I bought my laptop on 2012 08, with Windows 7 installed already. Please help to find and fix my wireless issue,

Thanks, Darvydas
a b D Laptop
September 11, 2012 11:28:09 PM

One or more of the Antenna wires may not be tightly connected to the wireless card inside the laptop. I recommend taking it to a professional to be checked out.
September 11, 2012 11:36:04 PM

In this way my warranty card would be very useful I guess, but the problem is that it take about two weeks to do the repair if the idea of wires is successful
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a b D Laptop
September 11, 2012 11:37:54 PM

Any competent tech can check it while you stand there.
September 11, 2012 11:48:35 PM

Thanks for help, I'll take my laptop tommorow to a tech to see where is the issue.
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