Computer Wireless Question

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  1. Razerwire

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    Can static electricity buildup and discharge knock out a computer's wireless connection?

    It's been happening a lot lately on my laptop. It's dry and cold here in NoVa and everytime I sit down at the computer and zap it, the wireless drops.

    Is there anything out there that I can use to prevent this from happening at such a frequent occurence? I hate having to restart the laptop everytime the wireless drops because the laptop can't pick up a signal after it's been zapped.
     
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    Is it built-in wireless or a card? I'd say try reseating the card a few times if it isn't built-in.

    If it is built-in, maybe just remember to rid yourself of the charge before touching it?

    Static electricity shouldn't affect it, as the components are usually grounded pretty well. Perhaps you have a loose connection in it?
     
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    I suppose it's possible. Seems unlikely though.
     
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    It's a built in wireless card. I hope it's not a loose connection. I'd have to send the thing in if it is huh?
     
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