[xubuntu] lossy wifi connection

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http://ubuntuforums.org – my laptop get a 40% signal my old desktop gets a 55-65% signal laptop works flawlessly over wifi at the same location while desktop gets 16% loss (ping test [100 count] ) the desktop has a "Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller" with a huge linksys logo on the PCI card it has these 3 packages installed for wifi b43-fwcutter, firmware-b43legacy-installer, and firmware-b43-installer i am measuring the signal with a script i made Code: #!/bin/bash if [ -z "$1" ]; then     W="wlan0" else     W=$1 fi W=`iwlist $W scan (Hardware)