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I have 2 gaming computers, one is a laptop and one is a desktop, and both have wireless internet.

My desktop has little to zero signal when my gaming laptop is even in the house, not running. Everything was working fine, then:

  1. Someone stayed for 2 weeks with their own gaming laptop, and my desktop's signal strength decreased significantly.
  2. Then the guest and his gaming laptop left.
  3. Meanwhile, my gaming laptop developed other issues and was sent in for repairs. My desktop's internet signal strength boosted to full strength.
  4. My gaming laptop came home all repaired, desktop signal strength is nonexistent again.

I have tried:

  • Plugging in a network signal box that would normally be used for Xbox, but still nothing.
  • I upgraded my wireless speed to the highest available in my area with the service I have (4MB) but I see no change in strength.

How can I fix this?

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closed as not a real question by MaQleod, Diogo, 8088, ChrisF, Indrek Oct 3 '12 at 11:46

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where is the router located in conjunction with your desktop? – AlanTuring Oct 1 '12 at 1:01
What do you mean by that "upgraded my wireless speed..." line? Do you get your household Internet connection via rooftop wireless instead of DSL/Cable? What kind of wireless are you talking about on these devices? Wi-Fi? Something about your "4MB" line makes me wonder if you're talking about WiMax or something other than Wi-Fi. – Spiff Oct 1 '12 at 18:16