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windows 7 laptop - Can detect network but cant connect if laptop more than a few feet from wireless router

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Have a new Dell Inspiron 15R laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium on it and trying to connect it to a new wireless D-Link Dir601 n router. It detects the router and I can connect to it if the laptop is close to the router. if i move the laptop more than 5 feet away, it will not connect.
I am able to connect to the router from 2 other laptops that have windows XP on them and g network cards. these 2 laptops can connect fine from further than 5 feet away  - they work fine from another room that is at least 40 feet away.
I get the same results with 2 different routers. I have tried all the channels possible thinking maybe it was some interference on the channel.  Is there some setting that I need to change to make this work correctly?
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