I have a fairly new HP Compaq 6715b laptop. It is running Windows Vista Business 64-bit with the latest drivers and HP updates for the Broadcom network adaptor.
My problem is that I can only get the wireless networking to detect networks when I am very close to the wireless access point (within about 5 meters).
I have the same problem when connecting to the wireless network at work, at home and in public areas, so I don't think the issue is with the access points.
At home I have an older laptop and Nintendo Wii that can both see and connect to the wireless network at distances far greater than my HP laptop, so again, I think this points to a problem with the laptop itself.
What I have noticed is that the wireless network strength is only ever reported as Excellent, I can't even see networks with a lower strength.
Has anyone seen this problem before, and does anyone have any suggestions?