Question Laptop only able to detect wifi further away when connected to a nearby wifi

Apr 8, 2019
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My Lenovo Y520 isn't able to detect my home wifi (further away) when I am in my room unless I am connected to my mobile hotspot. After connecting to my mobile hotspot, all wifi networks further away will show up and is able connect to them for about 10-20 minutes before it loses them out again.

My external wifi adapter does not have this issue.

What I have tried:
  • Updating driver
  • Reinstalling driver
 

Mandark

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I have the exact same thing with my ultra low end notebook. I basically have to use the usb wifi adapter, and it works GREAT, the built in one is really bad and not fast either.
 

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