Question Laptop wireless connection goes down when I am farther than 10 ft from Router

Oct 25, 2020
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I have a Lenovo G510 - Machine type model: 80A859402507. The laptop fell from a table (about 12 inches high), thankfully the screen and everything else -except my wireless- is working fine. The problem is that since I dropped it, I have to be less than 5 feet from the router in order to get a signal and be connected wireless. Anything farther that that the signal goes to 1 line and then get disconnected.
Any ideas of how can I fix this problem myself?
Thank you !
 

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I have a Lenovo G510 - Machine type model: 80A859402507. The laptop fell from a table (about 12 inches high), thankfully the screen and everything else -except my wireless- is working fine. The problem is that since I dropped it, I have to be less than 5 feet from the router in order to get a signal and be connected wireless. Anything farther that that the signal goes to 1 line and then get disconnected.
Any ideas of how can I fix this problem myself?
Thank you !
A guess is that the WIFI antenna was jarred loose from the WIFI card. This would cause your problem.
This video has good pictures of the WIFI card at around 2 min --
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW0zke5gVUE
 

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