Wasn't sure where to put this, so I put it here.
I've had the same Router for all my wireless life. The Linksys WRT54GS. Man, It's great, I love it and I'm fine with 802.11g, believe me.
I've had a Macbook for 2 years, it always has 5 reception bars on the Airport area in the menubar, never dropped internet and up to 900kbps on downloads. Sometimes over 1Mbps.
Most importantly though always 5 bars. So recently I bought a 15 inch Lenovo Thinkpad Edge. Great computer overall but the wireless is stuck at 1 bar in Windows 7. Download speeds very between 400 and 600 kbps and from time to time the connection just drops.
I was wondering what I could do to make it more reliable like my macbook was as well as faster. And truthfully the one bar of Wi-Fi in the Windows 7 notification area is playing on my nerves.
I'm pretty good with understanding directions, know how to login to the linksys router config, as well as change settings in Windows, such as the beacon interval of the wireless card and things like that.
Thanks for any help in advance.