Wireless signal problem

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http://crunchbanglinux.org – Hi:I realize this may be a hardware problem, not a software one, but I thought I'd ask the panel anyway:I have a Gateway NV53A laptop. From the start, I've had trouble with the wireless. It works (I'm using it now), but the signal is pathetic. Sometimes it's less than 30 percent, which makes zero sense since it's not a big house. I'm less than 50 feet away from the router, a Linksys WRT110. Even when I'm less than 10 feet away, I get less of a signal than I'd like.Subsequent research shows my wireless router is a piece of junk, so I've recently trad (HowTos)