signmeuptooThank you YankeesPremiumReviews:
Network hardware question I don't know if this is more suited to our forum here or the wireless forum, but here goes:
I recently got a new laptop, the first factory build I've bought in almost 2 decades.
I notice that the wireless signal with this Lenovo is MUCH better than the wireless signal with my desktops with add on wireless network cards. Why is that?
I get 1 or two bars on my desktop, but four or five bars the the laptop in the same spot.
The desktop wireless card is a ASUS two antenna setup, and I am using directional dishes too.
Is it possible the the wireless inside the laptop exceeds FCC regs?
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BlitzenZeusBurnt Out CynicPremium
I've seen some wireless cards use the case as an antenna, otherwise the case can act as a faraday cage. Like if you have a wireless mouse with the transceiver on the opposite site of the laptop the signal can be obscured by the metal frame.
signmeuptooThank you YankeesPremium
Antennas art positioned at 7 feet up, well away from the computer case. I had the same hardware where I lived previously, and it sucked then as well.
I would have thought an aftermarket PCI Express card would be BETTER, not worse.