Strange problem...

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Mike, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I have an XP laptop (dell) & a Vista laptop (Acer), both with built-in
    wireless networking.
    I can have both of them downstairs (WAP is upstairs) & the Vista
    laptop keep dropping the connection, while XP laptop has no problems.
    Any idea why?
    Mike, Aug 28, 2008
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  2. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On Aug 27, 7:11 pm, "Runtime Error" <bsod@nospam> wrote:
    > "Mike" <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    >
    > >I have an XP laptop (dell) & a Vista laptop (Acer), both with built-in
    > > wireless networking.
    > > I can have both of them downstairs (WAP is upstairs) & the Vista
    > > laptop keep dropping the connection, while XP laptop has no problems.
    > > Any idea why?

    >
    > I'd think it's a function of the sensitivity of the wireless card. I've got
    > several wireless devices-- laptops, Palmies, etc. and all do well near the
    > wireless router in my home office at the back of my house. As distance
    > increases toward the front of the house and even outside, some hold up well,
    > some poop out. FWIW, my poorest performer is an Averatec laptop and my Acer
    > laptop is second worst....


    Hopefully, one of those access point or range extenders will fix me up.
    Mike, Aug 28, 2008
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