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Move my modem/router or new antenna?

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I need your advice. I recently switched rooms with my brother, and since then, my internet speed has been awful. Before the move, my computer and the modem/router were in the same room, and my internet speed was great. This is what I use:

Router:
Computer Specs:
My computer is a prodigy build. I recently made it, and it's pretty quick. I use the antennas that came with the Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe motherboard. Before the move, I was able to connect to the 5G network. After the move, I only get one or two bars on the 5G network; therefore, I use the regular wifi. With the regular wifi on my computer, I only get about 2Mbps.

I also have a Macbook Pro, and when I speed test my Macbook Pro where my computer is (using the regular network), the speed is about 10-15Mbps. I can also connect to the 5G wifi easily with full signal strength with my Macbook Pro where my computer is. On the 5G wifi, I get 30-35Mbps.

So, what could be the problem? Could buying new antennas (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833993013) be the solution?

Thanks for your input in advance.
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Honestly, I run Cat 5e lines to all of my desktops. I can't stand the thought of using a desktop without Ethernet. However, in your case it sounds like just might need a new wireless card to solve your issue, which really stinks seeing as it works in the other room.
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Ivy(saur)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
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Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
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