Question Desktop wont connect where laptop has no issues

Feb 1, 2020
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Just built my new desktop and opted for a motherboard with onboard wifi (Gigabyte B450 dsh3 WIFI) since it would be a pain to run an Ethernet cable to my room (and I'm in a apartment so cant go through the walls). Problem is that the wifi signal is too weak to connect on the desktop while my laptop sitting right next to it has no issues. Im guessing the issue is that the back of the tower points towards the wall away from the router. Wifi card on the motherboard is Intel 802.11ac. Wondering if there is anything I can try to get it to connect better or should I just run a cable across the whole place.
 

kanewolf

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Since the WIFI antennas are shielded by the case, one option you have would be to get different antennas. Google the Asus 2t2r "shark fin" antenna. It is designed with a coax cable that allows the antenna to be moved out from behind the case.
 

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