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Wifi connection drops and very very very low in range ....

Q: Wifi connection drops and very very very low in range ....

the wifi range in my laptop is very very less.. it does not connect to the wifi network even when router is at a distaance of 2 feet... but when they are side by side it gets connected showing low signal strenght... i tried updating bios.. updating drivers.. formatting.. also but the problem still remains... currently i am using winsows 10 pro...

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Preferred Solution: Wifi connection drops and very very very low in range ....

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Every day or so, my wifi connection will no longer have internet access.  I have 2 HP Pavilion's and 1 Lenovo.  This is the only one that has this issue.  I've had the hard drive replaced and everything reinstalled for other reasons, but the issue with internet connectivity is still there.  If I hover over the WiFi icon in the lower right coner, it tells me right now the NETGEAR router I'm connected to and says Internet access below it.  When I've dropped internet access, the icon will have a yellow mark on it and hovering shows my NETGEAR router but it says no internet access. All I have to do is disconnect from my router and reconnect and I'll have internet access again, but that gets irritating. Could this be a hardware issue on my laptop and how do I determine that?  I'm still under warranty for another 2 months.

A:WiFi drops internet connection

You Can read the entry ghost WiFi I have dpne an optimization with Avast optimizer but I can't be sure if was the solution.

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Alright, I moved to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 a few weeks ago, and everything's been working fine, until this past week. Every now and then, my wireless card will start having hiccups, dropping all connections, losing its connection to the access point, and then reconnecting, all within 30 seconds. Everything will then be fine for about five minutes, then it'll repeat. It starts doing this randomly, and stops doing it randomly. I have only had it happen at home, however, I'm hesitant to pin it on any of my network equipment, as I have several laptops and desktops that all are working fine whenever this occurs, and are connected via WiFi and Ethernet to my router. Sometimes rebooting stops this, sometimes it doesn't. If I shut off the computer for six hours, it stops. Rebooting the DSL modem and the access point doesn't help, as the symptoms continue afterward. In my Event Log is under Windows Logs>System, the first event in the series is always this series: 1) The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service was successfully sent a stop control.  The reason specified was: 0x40030011 [Operating System: Network Connectivity (Planned)]  Comment: None Log Name:      System Source:        Service Control Manager Date:          12/22/2009 8:49:44 PM Event ID:      7042 Task Category: None Level:         Informati... Read more

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Hey,Ever since I've had my laptop (6 months) I've had this persistent problem with wifi connectivity. I rarely use my laptop but more recently have come into need of it, so it is getting increasingly frustrating. What happens is, every two minutes the wifi drops. I have to drop into network settings and disable the dual processor I think it is (AC 165)?? Anyway, I was hoping I can be given some guidance as I am on the verge of returning and getting money back for a faulty product. Seems this is a common problem and not sure if I ever trust myself to go with HP again.

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Have several Chromebook 14 G4 that drop their WiFi connection and then will not find any wireless networks until after a restart.  This happens often when waking from sleep and the Chromebook will not reconnect as scanning for wireless networks comes up with nothing until the device is restarted   Turning the WiFi off and back on again does not resolve the problem.    Version 50.0.2661.103 (64-bit)Platform 7978.74.0 (Official Build) stable-channel kipFirmware Google_Kip.5216.227.25

A:Chromebook 14 G4 drops WiFi connection

#HPExpertDayI guess you may have to run a power wash. Also check for new updates.

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Hope someone can help with this!

I've recently got a new modem/router hub and when I try to connect to it wirelessly, it'll connect, but then my computer will drop the connection and won't get it back until I restart. I'm certain it's a computer problem and not a router or modem problem since my mother's netbook can connect and stay connected for hours. The router is in my living room and it doesn't matter where my computer is, whether it's in the living room too, or in my own room, the connection will still drop. When I open up "Connect to a network" in Vista, there are absolutely no networks in the list, even though I know there are plenty in my apartment block. The wifi switch is on, and the list only refreshes when I restart. The connection can drop at any time, whether it's 5 seconds after I've connected, or 30 minutes, but it does it a lot and it's becoming infuriating. I hope someone can help with this because it's driving me nuts already!

Any advice will be very much appreciated and if there's any specs that need to be supplied, I can definitely do that.

Thanks in advance!

Nikki.
 

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Wifi connection periodically drops on extensa 2510. OS: Win10. Adapter: Broadcom 802.11n (driver: 6.30.223.234) Is there any solution?

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greetings!

i have found a few threads here that describe problems similar to mine, but nothing exactly. i've also used those threads to do a bit of troubleshooting, but nothing has worked.

i connect to wifi on my computer, it works fine, no problem. my tv is connected to my pc via hdmi. i get video and audio fine on my tv when i'm using it through my pc. the problem is when my tv gets power, the wifi on my pc drops, and it stops recognizing all of the wireless networks in the area that are normally on the list. it still will see my network, as it is set to automatically connect to it, but when i try to connect while the tv has power, it will not. it's not just when the tv gets turned on, but when it actually gets power, when it gets plugged in to the wall socket. when i unplug the tv, all of the wireless networks pop back up on my list, and i can connect to mine with no problems.

i'll also note that when my tv has power, and i have no wifi on my pc, i still do have wifi on my phone. the router is about 10 feet from me, in another room.

my network adapter is a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter and i'm running windows 8.1. tv is a toshiba, not a smart tv.

uninstalled and installed newest drivers for the network adapter. it's set to not turn off the adapter to save power and it's set to high performance. i've run the troubleshooters both when the tv has no power/pc has wifi, and when the tv has power/pc has no wifi. it always says there is nothing wrong wit... Read more

A:PC drops wifi connection when TV gets power (hdmi)

Welcome to the forum!

Your post is a bit confusing. You talk about HDMI and WiFi which have nothing to do with each other. Plugging in HDMI to the TV should have no affect on your WiFI unless you have a computer hardware problem.

Also no mention of router make/model. Computer make/model would be nice too.

Going by what you describe with the TV it sounds like your computer's HDMI port is messed up. Have you tried different HDMI cable?

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I have a K450e with a 1x1 11bgn wireless adapter (Broadcom?) that drops and takes up t one hour to reconnect.The started after Microsoft pushed out the Windows upgrade mid august.I can'r find any new drivers. Anyone have a solusion? I posted a request ti the Swedish sopport aug 17 but haven't heard from them.

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Hello I am new here but have done some. Searching and can't find my exact issue.

I have a Sharp Aquos LC-42LE540U tv. I can connect to. The 2.4mhz band of my Asus router. But after a day the connection gets lost.

When I go into Menu>Initial Setup>Internet Setup>Network Setup>Wireless Setup ... It shows 3 bars on the correct SSID. Using WPA2(AES) password.

Have tried. Rebooting router, modem, reset tv. Same issue replicates daily and sometimes within a few hours.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Sharp Aquos drops wifi connection daily

do you have a PC with wireless at all - or a laptop you can put near the TV
it maybe channel interference , and it would be useful to see what channel your router is on, and what other signals are on

if you do have a PC please do the following
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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx ( the site now appears to require a business email, so try the direct link below)
Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres alternative links

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html

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My computer always gives me the warning sign that I have limited connection about every ten minutes. I then trouble shoot it with (what else) windows trouble shooter. It fixes it self saying "The default gateway is not available." With the "Fixed" sign to the right. Then 10 mins later its down again. This only happens when I am using the internet not when I'm editing a video or something.

A:Wifi problems connection drops to limited every 10 minutes

Is this on your home router/gateway, or on public hotspots.

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My computer is a Toshiba Sattelite o/s win 7. My wi fi signal is excellent, yet my signal keeps dropping or saying limited access. I have tried resetting the router and resetting my default windows settings on the computer. All other lap tops and wireless devices in the house do not have an issue. I discovered the other day as long as the laptop ( not the router) is plugged in and not running on batter power that i do not have a problem staying connected. For fun i wondered if it had something to do with the power cord making some kind of connection when plugged into the lap top, (since everything is more compact in them) I tried having the power cord plugged into the lap top but not into a power source but I still lost signal. Any suggestions?
 

A:Wifi connection constantly drops when lap top is operating on battery power

Sounds like you may have some power saving option for the wireless adapter when on battery. If so, try a higher (e.g., maximum performance) setting.

My attachment shows that for the plan I'm using I have 'medium power saving' for the wireless when on battery. If I were having your problem I would change that setting to 'Maximum Performance' and test.
 

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Hello,
My laptop consistently manages to drop its connection, despite every other device in the house managing to access websites just fine, my iPhone 6 for example.
My WiFi connector is Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter.
Sometimes as I connect to a website, this pops up:
"Your connection was interrupted
A network change was detected
ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED"
Or sometimes:
"There is no Internet connection
Try:
Checking network cables (these are fine since other devices work)
Reconnecting to WiFi (also fine since my laptop says I am connected and have Internet access even though I don't)
Running Windows Diagnostics (when I did this last time it just said "No problems detected" or something along those lines).
I am using Windows 10 and when I open the WiFi list, it says I am "Connected, secured" to my WiFi.
I have run Malwarebytes AntiMalware, CCleaner, Adware Cleaner, Malwarebytes JunkWare Removal Tool, MalwareBytes AntiRootkit and Avast Antivirus Free.
No viruses/trojans found.
Could someone help me to see if there is anything hidden or if its something else?
Thank you!

A:WiFi connection drops out constantly, but every other device in the house works

Some people have had success by disabling, not uninstalling the LAN adapter in Device Manager. Windows 10 seems to have an issue when both the LAN and Wifi adapters are enabled. Also set our Wifi adapter to maximum power in the Power Options of Control Panel.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/613939/wifi-randomly-dissconects-on-pc/?p=3999564

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Hello,
My laptop consistently manages to drop its connection, despite every other device in the house managing to access websites just fine, my iPhone 6 for example.
My WiFi connector is Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter.
Sometimes as I connect to a website, this pops up:
"Your connection was interrupted
A network change was detected
ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED"
Or sometimes:
"There is no Internet connection
Try:
Checking network cables (these are fine since other devices work)
Reconnecting to WiFi (also fine since my laptop says I am connected and have Internet access even though I don't)
Running Windows Diagnostics (when I did this last time it just said "No problems detected" or something along those lines).
I am using Windows 10 and when I open the WiFi list, it says I am "Connected, secured" to my WiFi.
I have run Malwarebytes AntiMalware, CCleaner, Adware Cleaner, Malwarebytes JunkWare Removal Tool, MalwareBytes AntiRootkit and Avast Antivirus Free.
No viruses/trojans found.
Could someone help me to see if there is anything hidden or if its something else?
Thank you!

A:WiFi connection drops out constantly, but every other device in the house works

Some people have had success by disabling, not uninstalling the LAN adapter in Device Manager. Windows 10 seems to have an issue when both the LAN and Wifi adapters are enabled. Also set our Wifi adapter to maximum power in the Power Options of Control Panel.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/613939/wifi-randomly-dissconects-on-pc/?p=3999564

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Having the same WiFi dropping issues as others here.  HP Trouble-Shooting Options hasn't helped to resolve.  Additionally starting today, when on Facebook, the page drops after about a minute.  I don't know much about computers or operating systems, other than these on-going issues are very frustrating.  P.S.  Just had an HP Survey window pop up as I was typing my post.  Message indicated I should click "Yes" if I wanted to take the survey.  I wanted to take the survey, but there was no visible "Yes" option in the pop-up box for me to click.   Thanks.

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Hello,

I have a problem with my device Toshiba Satellite P50-C-18C: the WIFI connection drops unexpectedly and randomly. When this happens, restarting the laptop is not helping, the only way to solve it is to power off and restart the router.

The laptop has Intel Dual Band Wireless - AC 3165 as the WIFI card. I had updated the driver constantly, but the problem still remains.

Any ideeas?

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Hi,

My computer has recently started to drop the WiFi connection, reconnect after a while and at times, not even detect my WiFi connection for a while. Then repeats the process for no apparent reason, I'm not sure when exactly thus problem started as I had been using Ethernet cable up until last week. I am certain that this is not related to my router as 3-4 other devices in my house can access the internet perfectly fine.

I have tried doing a power cycle of the router, restarting the notebook, re-installing/updating drivers and cmd ipocnfig /refresh (and other commands along those lines)

My notebook model is the hp pavilion 3132tx- windows 7 64bit, intel I7, 8gb ram and uses a ralink RT3090 network card.

Ps: the problem appears to be alright if I use older versions of the driver (have tried 3.1.18.0 and the default one which came with the notebook [which is older than it]) however, I would prefer not to have to use the older versions as task manager says that its link speed is only 39 mbps whereas versions 5.0.5.0+ would show 79 mbps

Thankyou in advance.

A:Notebook drops wifi connection randomly- Ralink network card

It sounds to me like a signal problem. A competing signal drowning out your wireless signal can cause these kinds of random losses.

To test for this try this program:
inSSIDer for Home – Discover The Wi-Fi Around You | MetaGeek
It will tell you if you have a stronger signal in your area that is interfering with the channel.

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So, I've had this problem for literally years now. When I am using an ethernet cable to hook up to my router, my PC's connection drops dozens of times a day. It's a real pain, especially when I'm trying to stream something to a TV. In the past, I have circumvented this issue by using WiFi, which is perfectly stable for whatever reason. Problem is that WiFi in my new place is awful. I literally get connection speeds of 1 Mbps from my WiFi card up here in my room. So now I'm redoubling my efforts to find out why my ethernet is so unreliable, because I need the increase in network connection speed (it's only 100 mbps because I use an ethernet powerline adapter - but still).
 
I have tried purchasing an ethernet card because I thought the mobo port might have been broken - but the new card exhibits the same behavior. I have tried messing with the settings (going from "auto" to "100 mbps full duplex" etc.) to no avail. I've tried swapping out my ethernet adapter and my ethernet cable for new ones - same behavior. I even moved into a new house, got a new modem and a new ISP - same exact behavior. The adapters work on every other device in the house. Only my PC has this consistent issue and it only happens when I'm wired. 
 
So before I go and buy some expensive range booster or whatever, I was hoping that someone here might be able to suggest a few solutions or help me troubleshoot. Thanks.
 
My system:
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit (reinstalled from OEM after l... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I've been fighting with my ISP for months over this, but it just might turn out that they may be telling the truth for once.

Basically, I have an unlimited mobile 4G plan with three SIMs, each of which is in a 4G Android phone, the hotspots of which I use alternately as and when needed.

In our household are two desktops and three laptops, all running Windows 10 Pro, and one laptop running Lubuntu.

In about November 2015, I started noticing that my connectivity speeds would drop from multiple gigabits per second to an average maximum of about 512kbps after a certain amount of data (usually two gigabytes downloaded and uploaded) has been consumed within the respective 24 hours; speed would go back up to 4G levels the moment the clock hits 12:00 AM every night. The throttling affects all machines and all SIMs.

I took on my ISP with this, and every agent I ever talked to said that they don't have a fair usage policy in place for subscribers of unlimited plan - in fact, that one of their marketing points; they even say so on their website. They firmly denied the implementation of a fair usage policy even after I showed them screenshots of the moment the connection speed dropped.

I even tried running YouTube continuously on my phones for a stretch of time to see what happens, with YouTube's autoplay feature turned on, and, indeed, I noticed that after a while of running videos at 1080p, I could barely run any videos at a resolution higher than 144p.

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I am currently using a Thinkpad L440. For about a year and a half now, I have been having random Wifi drops on my laptop. The wifi will suddenly stop working and my browser will prompt me to run Windows Diagnostics. Windows Diagnostics will detect the problem and reset my wifi adapter which fixes the problem. Then the same problem occurs after some time. I tried updating all the drivers, as well as the BIOS. I also tried removing the wifi apapter driver through Device Manager and reinstalling but this did not solve the isse. In fact, the wifi seems slower after doing this. As a note, whenever I run a scan using LSC, under WIreless > Local Connection Test, I get a warning sign. This has been consistent for about as long as the problem has been occuring.  Model: L440BIOS: J4ET91WW(1.91)Wifi Adapter: 2x2 11bgn Wireless LAN M.2 Adapter Appreciate any advice.

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Hi,

Hoping someone can help.

I have a Sony Vaio laptop running Windows XP with a wireless connection to a broadband router.

Several weeks ago my laptop started dropping the internet connection randomly (I'm alos unabel to access email when this happens).

My wireless network icon in my toolbar shows the connection as 'Excellent' but for some reason both Internet and Email is not available. The only way to fix the problem has been to restart my laptop which is very frustrating.

I've noticed that this also happens randomly when I'm at home (using different wireless broadband modem) so I think the issue is my laptop not the 2 x routers/modems.

I'm running NOD32 for security as well (but have been for 4 years now with no problems till now).

Please help.
 

A:Wireless connection to Router good but Internet connection drops

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My Verizon wireless ( cellular air-card 4G hotspot ) modem / router ( jet pack 890l ) constantly times out or only partially loads pages while browsing the internet. Or I get an error that the "server not found" This had happened ever since I got a new PC with Windows 7. I have reset the modem, reseated the SIM card, checked for new soft ware and firmware (none at this time). I have updated my network adapter driver. Checked for a hidden Microsoft mini adapter, none there. Checked Microsoft's support forums for compatibility issues. Nothing has helped. What else can I do?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8151 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5670, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 942685 MB, Free - 698153 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G3HR7
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peggy-XPS
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : DW1525 (802.11n) WLAN PCIe Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-CB-38-59-37-EB
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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My girlfriend (a Mac person) lives in a house where the modem and router are downstairs on one end of the house, and her room is upstairs on the other end of the house. She gets lousy wifi reception. What are her options? I've thought of running a very long USB cable down through the floor to place the receiver in a room that gets better connectivity--but that would be about a fifty foot cable and I've not seen any that long and assume that it could be technically problematic anyway. Is it possible to set up another dsl modem off the same phone line and be running dual modems? If so, could we set up another wireless router off the 2nd modem so that she could have wifi in her room for her laptop? Any other ideas would be welcomed.
Thanks--
 

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I just bought a brand new HP ENVY Notebook - 13-d044tu. But the wireless range is so weak its frustrating. I need to sit behind the wifi before I can get a good signal. Once I go into the room, the signal is non-existent. Other device works perfectly in the room. My previous HP Pavillion laptop works perfectly in the room but this new laptop doesnt work once I got into the room. I have downloaded all recommended updates, all drivers, updated all network adapters but still experience the same issue. I contacted HP a week back and they said they gonna send a technician to my house to check the laptop but I havent seen anyone till today. Why will I buy a new laptop when I will not be able to use it in my room? It is so frustrating that without sitting beside the router, I will not be able to use it. As I am writing this now, I am sitting right beside the router. This shouldnt happen to a new laptop in 2016. Please what can I do? I am giving this the last chance before I return the laptop. It is frustrating. Product description: HP ENVY Notebook - 13-d044tuProduct number: P7F42PA  I will be happy if I can get any help.

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Hey, i've problem with wifi connection, on y50-70 wifi signal is very weak, internet is very slow, sometimes even loosing connection. On other notebook in the same place signal is strong and internet works fine. Do you have same problem? Is here any solution for this notebook?

A:Y50-70 wifi range

refresh

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I have a Lenovo H50-55 with built in wifi, I want to set it up to send a signal to my wireless router so I can extend the range of my internet signal.
 

A:Wifi Range

Are you trying to extend the range for the desktop or the whole network? Your post is very confusing. If you are trying to extend your wireless network range then using your PC as a repeater is the wrong approach. You should look into moving the wireless router to a better location to improve its coverage or getting a wireless repeater, wireless access point, or powerline network extenders.
 

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All,

My laptop fell from the couch yesterday. The charger was plugged in, and as a result of the fall, the charger port connecting to the laptop. I gave my laptop to get fixed and the gentlemen replaced the dc-jack.

So anyway, today I boot up my computer and it says no connections found. I check everything, trouble shoot, restart computer, check drivers etc. nothing seems to work So I take the laptop really close to the router, and it instantly connects to the network. I start walking away and it goes down to 1 bar as soon as I move and disconnects as soon as I walk even a few feet away. Even sitting right beside the router the computer can't connect to the network. The laptop has to nearly touching the router in order to be working.

Would really appreciate if someone could help me ?

thanks,
 

A:Zero Wifi Range

What is the exact make and model of the laptop?

Could be possible that the internal antenna leads to the wireless adapter are disconnected, Could of happened when the DC jack was being replaced/repaired.
 

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My TP link wifi router shows no range. It was working fine till yesterday. I don't know what happened now.

Even when I am sitting near my router, there is no range.

Can someone help me with this?
 

A:No Wifi range

What do you mean the router shows no range? Do you mean devices show no wireless signal? If so reboot the router or make sure the wireless is turned on on your device.
 

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Hello, I am Using HP 15-AC021NX Laptop, Its wifi limited range when i near wifi modem.please give me a salution. 

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Hi, i bought a new HP 240 G4-328TX notebook. but its wifi has a very poor range it does not work even if the router is few steps away. i tried to install some drivers also which i got from HP website related to wireless Lan. bt it did not work.Please help.

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Hi all,

Got a bit of a weird issue here. I've owned my WAG54GX2 for about... 2 years maybe, and I've got no complaints all round. My usage hasnt changed nor any settings within this period.

However... Over the last week, for some reason the WiFi Connection gets destroyed. I've only seen it once at the point where the Wifi Light goes out (something i've never seen before) - but generally the 2 WiFi conencted PC's fail to keep the connection, they drop out, and fail to get an IP, and when they do manage to get 'on' the connection is terrible. In the mean time, I run wired on 2 boxes that have no noticeable issues at all. Its like the WiFi just gets totally jammed up.

I've tried my hardest to establish what has changed, what is new, whats different at night, and theres just nothing.

Turning off the router and back on seems to have no effect either.

I've attached some logs, I dont know what 99% of it means. But thought maybe someone here could shed some info by translating them.

the Anisdktool seems to be started a lot? normal?

and wns msg tcvd: no idea what thats all about?

ring full looks a bit "** alerting***" but no idea what this is telling me either.

This is super frustrating any insight would be great.
 

A:Wifi Drops at the end of a day

Does it happen more or less at the same tim every night?
What type of security do you have on it?
 

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Hi,I am Lenovo yoga 710 14" owner with artheros QCA614xA wireless cwrd. I am struggling with WiFi dropping. It drops randomly. I can notice that when I play games or watch TV online . It stops working for about 1 minute and then restarts and it's ok . Already updated driver  to the latest version . This is very annoying. Can You guys help me ? 

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This is a very weird problem. Starting from three days ago my laptop's wifi capabilities dropped suddenly. I hadn't dropped it or installed anything that could have caused it. I could get no WiFi unless I was in the same room as the router. Meanwhile my phone could get WiFi same as before all around the house.

I tried a system restore, updating everything and things like that. Today I noticed that the WiFi icon would show two bars just as the lid is opened but quickly changes to no signal. I figured out that if I angle the lid below 45 degrees and just before the display turns off, I get great signal strength just as I used to!

Now it is very inconvenient to use the laptop like that which is why I am typing this from my phone. Can you guys help me please I really needed to fill out lots of forms from that machine. Thanks in advance.

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I recently upgraded the machine with an SSD, fan, Middleton BIOS and clean Win10. The machine has no problem connecting to the network and internet with Ethernet. However, unplug and use WiFi, the machine will lose connection frequently and intermittently with both rendering the use of WiFi impractical. Intel WiFi Link 4965AGN is installed and no longer supported. The machine reports no problem with the it. Intel's website says the following: Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965    Date: 17-Aug-2017 Version: Latest (Latest) OS: Windows 7, 32-bit*, Windows 7, 64-bit*, Windows Vista 32*, 3 more Windows 10 appears to not be supported? Any suggestions? Mark

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Hi all!

I have owned my home for 5 years and I've never been able to have wireless signal in any of the bedrooms. I've bought a few new routers that claim to have good range (Belkin F5D8235-4 v2 and an ASUS RT-N66U) but still no luck with either of them. The issue is that I have a cable modem in my office which is close to our main TV and PS4 but that side of the house is an addition and is separated from the rest of the house by a 70 year old block wall.

Running an ethernet cable from my office to the other side of the house would be a real pain and something that I would like to avoid at almost all cost.

I get great download speeds with the ASUS router and would like to continue using that as the main modem in my office, but I was thinking about trying one of the available power-line network adaptors (http://www.amazon.com/ZyXEL-Powerline-Ethernet-Adapter-PLA4101KIT/dp/B00D7GF4FU/ref=dp_ob_title_ce) and setting up a secondary wireless signal for the other side of the house with the Belkin router.

I'm afraid that I don't know much about setting this up, or if it would even work. I would primarily use this connection to use the iPad and stream Hulu Plus or Netflix to the bedrooms.

Can anyone give me some advice on using powerline adaptors for the application that I have in mind? Also, I'm looking for a tutorial on how to set up a second wireless signal using the two routers that I have..

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A:need to extend wifi range

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More in depth detail woulb be that there is literally nothing, empty space between me and the Router (TP-LINK). When trying to connect to the wifi, the icon change from not connect to a big red X with ethernet icon, and then big red X with wifi icon, and then back to not connect. I've tried reset ip, reset winsock, turn off global auto-tunning, get rid of residual driver (#1 #2...). But no change in the end.It seem like the connect range have something to do with this problem (surprise after 3 year and i just figgured it out).And now i need direct help from u guys

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I am facing a problem with WIFI connectivity. I will explain my scenario. Please do suggest the best solution for it as i am least knowledgeable in this area.

I live in a villa where i have 3 neighbors too. My neighbor is having a TP-Link Wireless ADSL Modem Router. I an my 2 other neighbors share this wifi. But the issue now is that the range of it is not completely available in my flat. Its available only in the corner of my Drawing room. I want its range to be available in whole of my flat including the other rooms so that i can use it from anywhere not just the Drawing room.

I asked many regarding this situation. So they told me few solutions. I will list 2 solutions suggested by them. Can anyone tell me which one is the best solution.

1) One person told me to use another ROUTER to act as an Access point. He asked me to buy a TP-Link ADSL Modem Router and configure it as an Access point to use it. For that he asked me to connect this new ROUTER with my neighbor's main router using Ethernet cable. After configuring it as an Access point i will be able to access Internet through this new Access point,


2) Another person told me to use an WIRELESS USB ADAPTER like Alpha Wifi USB adapter. He said it will grab the signal of my neighbors TP-LINK WIFI ROUTER and i can use the internet anywhere in my flat not just the Drawing room.


Can anyone suggest which is the best solution in terms of performance and economy. And is there any other USB adapter which does th... Read more

A:Wifi Range Problem.

I would suggest going with option 1. I don't know anything about the access point you're trying to configure but I would recommend you getting just an access point not another router, mostly because it will be a lot easier for you to setup.

-Update-

I use two of these in my house for my wireless.

http://trendnet.com/products/proddet...=120_TEW-637AP

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Hi all
I have set up a new network at my house which is connected to a cable modem, the cable modem goes into my Linksys WRT54G WiFi Router which works really well, but I want to extend the range of my network. I have a spare WRT54G Router and my question is does any one know if I can set up a Linksys WRT54G router as a range extender to
another WRT54G.I know you can buy range extenders but i would like to try and save my money and use my existing equipment. I would appreciate any help into this matter, cheers...
 

A:Extending WiFi Range

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I have a friend that needs to get wifi to his shop which is about 750' away with clear line of sight, is this possible? My thoughts are setting up 2 wireless routers set up like a repeater? If so which model of routers seem to have the best range? I'm also not apposed to getting him to get a high gain directional antenna somewhere on the setup if it's feasible to expect it to make the connection happen. Any help and suggestions are greatly appreciated
 

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My modem/wifi/mta is in one box from the local cable company. On the extreme edges of the house, the wifi signal is weak. How best to extend this range, another AP, a repeater? Can you connect another router to the main router with Ethernet cable and relocate it in the weak area. Having two different SIDs/channels a problem? Most devices will auto change to strongest signal? Or other suggestions.

A:How best to extend my wifi range

1) Can you relocate the original router? You can join two LAN cables via a female-to-female adapter and maybe put the original router in a better spot.

2) Some people have had luck changing the antenna on their original router.
D-Link - ANT24-0700 - 7dBi Omni-Directional Indoor Antenna at TigerDirect.com
The link above is just an example, I'm not suggesting that you use that particular model or retailer.

3) I'll let others comment on their luck with range extenders. I've used them in some settings, but the throughput suffers.

4) I'll let others comment on their luck with other options :-)

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Hello,
I am having some trouble trying to extend the range of my current wireless router. It is a ASUS wl-520gc. My laptop and Ipod Touch have trouble connecting to wireless in some points in the house.

I do have a D-link dir300 with DD WRT custom firmware that I installed, but since it is an atheros chipset I can't figure out how to use it as a repeater.

Any ideas at all that won't cost me $100?

Thanks.

A:Wifi Range Extension

Fastboy 42,
This looks like a toy but I built three of these and they do make a difference! It's a great rainy day project if your allowed to play with sharp scissors...lol
http://www.freeantennas.com/docs/windsurfer-2.pdf
Then try all the different channels as there will be several that work better than the others at holding a strong signal.

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I just bought a new Acer laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium and am having serious range issues with its WiFi. I have a Linksys WRT54G wireless router which is at one end of my house on a table about 4 feet off the ground. When I work with the new laptop at my kitchen table which is about 8 feet from the router all is fine. I get 4.5 to 5 bars and an Excellent signal strength rating as reported by Windows.

Whenever I move into my living room which is about 50 feet away and through a couple of walls I can't get any signal at all from the router. I have tried everything I can think of including resetting the router, and changing the router channel from 6 to 11 and nothing works and I am frustrated. My wife's Toshiba laptop (running Windows 7 Home Premium) connects just fine from the living room and the bedroom (which is farther away) and my older Dell Lattitude laptop (running Windows XP Pro) connects fine as well so what the heck gives? I like the laptop but I can't use a laptop that drops a signal when I move more than 10 feet away.

I have looked through older wireless connectivity posts here and don't see anything that might help me. Are Acer laptops weak on wireless connectivity strength or is something else going on. A few of the posts I read talked about upgrading the antenneas and my router has two small anteneas which I can upgrade if I need to but I am seeing that a lot of the newer "N" routers don't have any antenneas at all so w... Read more

A:Need Help; Limited WiFi Range

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I'm using my netbook right now, so my computer specs at the bottom don't apply to this post. This is my netbook: Hannspree HannsBook SN10E22BU3221 Netbook - Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz, 1GB DDR2, 250GB HDD, 10 WSVGA, 6-Cell, Windows 7 Starter, Black at TigerDirect.com
(Newegg link: Newegg.com - Hannspree SN10E22BU3221 Pearl Black Intel Atom N450(1.66GHz) 10.1" 1GB Memory 250GB HDD Netbook )

I've attached a cap of my device manager network section.

I've already updated all three of those drivers. Only the third one had an update from right clicking and selecting "update driver software".

Even though it is a netbook, and it's expected to have an inferior WiFi range compared to full laptops, I wanna see if I can boost it a little, because it is very weak. If I'm more than like 30 or so feet away from the router, I can still pick up the signal, but can't connect to it.

I've looked under the options and wanted to see what stuff I could change to improve my range without messing something else up.

Just a side note, I've set all three of my network adapters so that the computer can't turn them off to save power. Is that okay? The only times I would want my WiFi to be off would be when I close the netbook or manually turn off the WiFi (Fn + F9)

Since under Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter I can't tweak anything, I'm gonna focus on the first two.

Under the first one (Atheros AR5B95 Wireless Network Adapter), in the Advanced tab, the following Pr... Read more

A:Please help me improve my wifi range

well, the ethernet properties won't help your wifi, but other than that I don't really know. I think it might just be a weak adapter. You could try a wireless usb adapter, which supposedly can get better signals, but other than that, i don't think system settings will change anything.
Weak signals will not allow you to connect most of the time.
<edit> you say your card supports wireless N, is your Router an N router?

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I am facing a problem with WIFI connectivity. I will explain my scenario. Please do suggest the best solution for it as i am least knowledgeable in this area.

I live in a villa where i have 3 neighbors too. My neighbor is having a TP-Link Wireless ADSL Modem Router. I an my 2 other neighbors share this wifi. But the issue now is that the range of it is not completely available in my flat. Its available only in the corner of my Drawing room. I want its range to be available in whole of my flat including the other rooms so that i can use it from anywhere not just the Drawing room.

I asked many regarding this situation. So they told me few solutions. I will list 2 solutions suggested by them. Can anyone tell me which one is the best solution.

1) One person told me to use another ROUTER to act as an Access point. He asked me to buy a TP-Link ADSL Modem Router and configure it as an Access point to use it. For that he asked me to connect this new ROUTER with my neighbor's main router using Ethernet cable. After configuring it as an Access point i will be able to access Internet through this new Access point,
2) Another person told me to use an WIRELESS USB ADAPTER like Alpha Wifi USB adapter. He said it will grab the signal of my neighbors TP-LINK WIFI ROUTER and i can use the internet anywhere in my flat not just the Drawing room.
Can anyone suggest which is the best solution in terms of performance and economy. And is there any other USB adapter which does the same ... Read more

A:WiFi range problem

I live in a villa where i have 3 neighbors too. My neighbor is having a TP-Link Wireless ADSL Modem Router. I an my 2 other neighbors share this wifi.Click to expand...

its against our rules to assist in this case - as in most cases its also against the ISP terms of service - only 1 connection per premise and cannot be shared- unless a specific account to do that

so closing post

see rules
http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

WiFi "Piggybacking" / "Wardriving" - We do not support the act of using someone else's Internet without permission. Also, please note that almost every ISP prohibits sharing your Internet connection with another home, and we will not assist you in breaking their rules.Click to expand...
 

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I have a toshiba M45 laptop w/internal wireless pcb. We do a lot of RV'ing and I frequently have a hard time connecting to campground hot spots.

Can I just turn off the internal wireless pcb and add a usb or pcmcia wireless adapter? If that is possible then I could build/buy a high gain antenna for the adapter. Which is preferred usb or pcmcia?
 

A:Entending WIFI range

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I am attempting to extend the range of a WIFI network to cover two buildings, about 300 ft apart. I have installed a D-link extreem -N router and 3 7dbi antennas, however I am still a bit short in range. ( each building has a firewall which seems to be limiting reception).

My research suggests that range expanders are unreliable and difficult to set up.

Thanks
 

A:Extend WiFi Range

Perhaps some directional antennas might be the ticket?
Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain&#8482; WiFi Range Extending Products.
Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a some examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit

For 802.11n applications, this ZyXEL ANT1106 6db omni-directional antenna can be used.

For really long range outdoor applications, this 24dB parabolic WiFi Antenna may be a good choice.

If you have a wireless adapter that doesn't have provisions for an external antenna, one adapter that I've had good luck with is a Rosewill RNX-G1 USB Wireless Adapter. It's feature is that is has a removable antenna and will accommodate replacement antennas.

This is just a sample of available products, many people have hi-gain antennas with similar specifications, but I haven't seen any other suppliers of signal boosters.
 

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