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wifi reciever

  • 11-06-2021 10:53am
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    Registered Users Posts: 639 ✭✭✭ cichlid child


    Sorry if I am in the wrong thread.
    And probably a really stupid question but here goes.
    Do different laptops have different wifi Receivers/adapters.
    And if so can you tell which laptop has the best one.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,797 ✭✭✭✭ glasso


    most have intel models

    you can replace the card in most cases

    reviews don't focus on testing this extensively - all work fine with a reasonable signal

    wifi 6 is the newest standard for fastest throughput and will come with new laptops but requires a recent wifi 6 router

    a wifi card in a laptop will not make up for a weak / crap wifi signal coming from a router that's too far away or coming through thick walls

    powerline adapators are not a bad soultion to fix that

    www.buymeacoffee.com/glassopy



  • Registered Users Posts: 639 ✭✭✭ cichlid child


    glasso wrote: »
    most have intel models

    you can replace the card in most cases

    reviews don't focus on testing this extensively - all work fine with a reasonable signal

    wifi 6 is the newest standard for fastest throughput and will come with new laptops but requires a recent wifi 6 router

    a wifi card in a laptop will not make up for a weak / crap wifi signal coming from a router that's too far away or coming through thick walls

    powerline adapators are not a bad soultion to fix that
    Glasso Thank you very much for your reply. exactly what i was looking for.
    I have two laptops and one works fine and the other keeps stopping mid video. So its not the signal.
    Thanks again


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,978 ✭✭✭ DopeTech


    Reinstall the recommended network drivers from the laptop manufacturers website. Might not be anything wrong with it, might just need the correct drivers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,797 ✭✭✭✭ glasso


    if there is a problem after trying out the usual unistall and reinstall drivers a cheap solution could be, at the sacrifice of one usb port a usb wifi adapter

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Maxesla-Adapter-802-11ac-Wireless-Compatible/dp/B07PNQ6JWC/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=usb+wifi+dual&qid=1623415211&sr=8-8

    www.buymeacoffee.com/glassopy



  • Registered Users Posts: 639 ✭✭✭ cichlid child


    Cheers lads much appreciated


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