I have recently bought an Inspiron 15R (N5110) and i'm having problembs with it's ability to connect to my home wi-fi network. When i sit less than a meter away from the router it works fine, i will get 4-5 bars of reception. However when i move into an adjacent room no less than 5 meters away from the router the signal will fluctuate between a full 5 bars and a minimal 1 bar of signal strength. The speed of the internet changes with the signal strength and is unbearable. When i move 10 meters away into another room it loses signal altogether.I do have other (older) laptops that recive signal just fine even beyond the 10 meter mark, so i cant blame the router.
I have tried ringing dell only to be told to ring my ISP, only to be told they couldn't do anything about it.I have fiddled with router channel settings and also tried to update the Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 network adapter to no avail.
Any help or insight is greatly apriciatedThanks, Ryan
I usually recommend using these Recommended Wireless Router Settings, I use channel 11.
I suspect that maybe one of the antenna wires may have come loose. Instructions can be found HERE.
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Thanks for your help Rick,
I went through my router settings and matched all i could however nothing changed, my signal is as inconsistant and unreliable as ever.
As far as the fix suggested, i dont think i have enough faith in myself to open my brand new laptop to fix something that should be in proper working order anyhow.
I have since tried to re-install the network adapter driver still with no sucsess.
Thanks anyway, Ryan