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    Lap top blocks desk top access to internet

    This is a discussion on Lap top blocks desk top access to internet within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; If dt is correct then it may be possible to configure the Laptop's wireless card to use less power and ...

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      Re: Lap top blocks desk top access to internet

      If dt is correct then it may be possible to configure the Laptop's wireless card to use less power and therefore signal strength. Look in device manager.


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      Re: Lap top blocks desk top access to internet

      I plugged in a belkin external adapter to the lap and disabled the built in one.........and this has solved the problem, so thanks very much for the suggestion. Ideally I would love to understand why the internal card conflicts with the desk top...a bit bizarre really.

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      Re: Lap top blocks desk top access to internet

      Normally Intel based cards in my experience play by the rules but I know that there are some which have been tweaked to blast all around with radio traffic (in order to maximise range) and I can well imagine that this might cause the problem you have experienced. It may be worthwhile updating the firmware and driver for the internal wireless card to make sure you are using the latest and also have a look to see if you can turn down the power. As DT suggested using wireless G on the laptop and B on the desktop (with the router set to accept both) might separate the radio traffic enough for it to work.

      Glad to hear that the problem is solved though.

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      Re: Lap top blocks desk top access to internet

      most adapters use 802.1g/b or 802.1n but allow u to change to g only but would have noting to do with the power being suplied to the card if u check the usb adapters they should be on the same mode and the laptop a different mode

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      Re: Lap top blocks desk top access to internet

      Quote Originally Posted by dt101187 View Post
      most adapters use 802.1g/b or 802.1n but allow u to change to g only but would have noting to do with the power being suplied to the card
      I didn't mean the power being supplied to the card but instead the power of the radio signal. I have used a wireless adapter (can't remember the make) which allowed me to set the signal strength to a low level which reduces the range but is less anti-social to other wireless users in the vicinity. No good if you are a long way from the WAP but could solve this problem potentially.

     

     
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