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Wireless Network Signal Strength Icon Displaying red Cross

Q: Wireless Network Signal Strength Icon Displaying red Cross

Hello, I am new to this Forum.

My Wireless Network Signal Strength Icon is currently displaying a red cross as per this Screen Shot:

Despite the incorrect icon display, my Local Wireless Network is functioning perfectly.

How can I restore the Icon to display rising bars?

Assistance will be gratefully accepted, thanks.

Highland Rob

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A: Wireless Network Signal Strength Icon Displaying red Cross

That's the icon for your wired network, not your wireless.

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Hello! I am posting in this forum once again because of the excellent help I've gotten in the past. I was unsure whether or not to put this topic in the Networking Forum or the Windows XP forum, but considering I can go to the internet and download/upload files, I think it's more of a windows issue.

On the bottom right hand corner of my screen, I previously had the wireless internet icon. You know, the one with two lights on it and it displays your signal strength and connection speed. Well, it's now gone! I'm not sure why, as I've not done anything different, but it is not showing up. I even installed the Linksys drivers to see if it would display the information there, but I cannot even get the connection wizard to find it. Whenever I double-click on my Wireless connection in the Network Connections window, it doesn't pop up anything. Like so:

Sorry about the mess, I assure you I miss my photoshop more than anything. (blasted installation disk has got to be around here somewhere).

The second icon, Linksys, is the network adapter. It's supposed to be green when a connection is found and connected, yet it is not.

This is where the connection is supposed to be shown, yet isn't.

Now this is my wireless connection in the Network Connections folder inside the Control Panel. It says it is connected, but when I double click it, nothing happens. I know this isn't a bad problem, as I can still connect to the internet and go about my daily activities, but it ... Read more

A:Wireless Internet Icon gone -- cannot see signal strength

Is there a "radio enable" setting in the linksys config. utility?

Check your router settings to be sure it is broadcasting

Have you disabled windows wireless configuration?

If your network was not encrypted, it's possible someone got in and changed your settings

These are issues relevant to other manufacturer's and may be relevant to Linksys


Welcome to the forum and thanks for your support from a forum user!


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I've just put a second computer in the house, and made a wirless internet connection with my Orange Livebox via a wireless network card.

My problem is the network card often looses the connection, and has a very low signal strength. Obviously this gets very annoying when it decides to loose the connection and is unable to re-connect.

I think (although im still not sure) that it seems to do this more when my original PC is on, which has a wired connection to the Livebox.

Basically do i have any options as to try and solve the problem, is there anyway i can boost the signal strength somehow? Or any other options?

Cheers if anyone can offer some advice!

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Hi folks

I am using a Netgear DG834GT Wireless ADSL Modem Router and have been for the past year and a half. The signal strength has always been strong. However, in the past couple of days the signal strength has dropped and now fluctuates between poor and fair. I haven't changed anything in my set up and haven't introduced any other wireless equipment into the house. Does anyone have any ideas what the problem might be?



A:Wireless Network Signal Strength

That's the opinion of more than one computer, right?

The router may be dying. Reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it. That sometimes jolts balky routers into behaving again.

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In the network and sharing center there is a "See full map" option. This opens the Network Map screen. I noticed that my windows XP PC did not show on this map and applied a hotfix to enable the Link-Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder component. It worked and now that PC shows up. What caught my eye is that PC has a wireless card in it and connects via WiFi to my router. Next to its icon is a wireless signal strength indicator showing 4 out of 5 bars. Another PC also on WiFi, a netbook with windows 7 starter on it, doesn't have the signal strength indicator? Has anybody got any thoughts on why it doesn't display signal strength like the XP PC does? Pink-Mini is my daughters WiFi netbook.
EDIT: The A-1500 (XP) is wireless N and the Pink-Mini (W7) is only G. The Router is set for N+G

A:network map wireless signal strength indicator.

There is no way for the Win 7 computer to know what kind of signal strength the other computers see.

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Hi, I recently bought Linksys Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter to replace the the standard Dell USB adapter that came with my computer. I have the wireless connection to a computer on the mainfloor with this one downstairs. It's a SMC 54 Mbps wireless router. Anyway, before, with the Dell adpater, the signal strength fluctuated between low-good most of the time and most of the time I was getting 24 Mbps. So yesterday I got the new Linksys one and its a little confusing at first because I'm still getting low and 24-36mbps but I finally found out how to log in to the router and I changed the channel and improvements came. As of right now I am getting 48 to 54 Mbps on a consistent very good signal. However, if I just bump it a little or move it, it goes to low-good and it takes some moving around to find the spot again. Is it normally like that?? I was talking to my friend and he is too on a wireless connection but instead of the usb adapater he has the other one where you plug in the back of the computer, with an antenna, pci?? He is in floor below his router, like me, and consistently gets very good to ....EXCELLENT signal. I really do not want to seem bitchy at all but I need some opinions if what I have is good if I focus on not moving it all or should I get the pci one. Again, I know this isnt much of a problem but maybe there is some tips to improve this? Thank you for reading this,


A:Solved: Wireless Network Signal Strength

I'd consider a hi-gain antenna if changing the channel doesn't work.

Remember, the propagation pattern for a 2.4ghz WiFi antenna from a vertical antenna is like a figure 8 laying on it's side, the strong lobes are out to the sides. If your station is above or below, I'd lay the antennas on their side and see if you get a better signal.

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Thanks, in advance, for your attention.

I recently moved to an apartment complex that offers complimentary wireless internet access.

I purchased the Motorola 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter for my emachines T2042 home computer with Windows XP operating system.

After installing the adapter, and "pinging" (per the instructions), I was immediately able to surf the internet using Explorer. It was lightning fast, and I was even able to upload photos, something I was unable to do with my dial-up because it took so long). This was short-lived, lasting only 2 and a half hours.

Since last night I have been unable to use my wireless internet. I'm confused, because there is a bright yellow "i" in the bottom right bar of my screen. When I pass the pointer/arrow over it, it reads:

Network: Payne Net.
Signal Strength: 58%

To the left of the bright yellow "i" there is a monitor with signals emitting from it towards the yellow "i". When I pass the pointer/arrow over the monitor, it reads:

Wireless Network Connection (PayneNet)
Speed 48.0 Mbps
Signal Strength: Excellent
Status: Connected

I tried "pinging" again, and I got back all of the same numbers that I did last night. I'm confused as to why it isn't working now, especially when it says that I'm connected with an excellent signal.

I am a beginner to the wireless world. I've only ever used AOL dial-up, so this is all new to me.

Merci/thanks for under... Read more

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Just as the topic suggests. I was having problems with my wireless card in my laptop, I finally got it fixed, but now its not displaying the correct amount of signal bars. Any idea how to fix this? Thanks.

A:Wireless internet icon not displaying signal bars

Just a thought: Is there a small brass-colored antenna cable that snaps into the connector on the wireless card? If so, Is it making good contact? You might actually be reading low signal strength.

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Hi guys
I have already seen many threads with the same problem but none of the solutions worked for me.
I am unable to connect to my router (Beetel 450TC1) via wireless network. Even if I enter an incorrect security key, no authentication error is displayed. The wired connection works flawlessly and I can access router admin panel through wired connection. Things I have tried:
1) Called up the ISP customer care
They upgraded the router firmware, did a hard reset and did all settings remotely. This did not fix the problem and the executive reported that I have a faulty hardware. I think my hardware is fine because the same problem exists with other smartphone devices and I can connect to college WiFi easily.
2) Changed wireless security authentication and SSID.
3) Tried a manual hard reset and firmware downgrade (same problem persists with downgraded firmware) and again upgrade.
4) Tried different operating systems (Windows 8, Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.04). Same problem exists with each of them.

I think the problem lies with my WiFi router because the ISP executive did all required settings remotely.

ipconfig/all result:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Chirag
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
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A:Solved: Unable to connect to wireless network, full signal strength displayed

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Have W-7 x64 desktop computer that connects to the wireless router with a WirelessN PCIexpress adapter.
The icon used to show in the system tray showing the signal strength. It has now disappeared and is no longer in the 'Notification Are Icons'. I am sure I did something, but cannot figure out what
Any ideas how I can retrieve it?
Thanks in advance

A:No signal strength icon in sym tray

You can try resetting them,

Notification Area Icons - Reset

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Hi everyone I'm new here
I have this problem ever since i got my new computer put in my room, with a wireless n 300mbs adapter in it. My netgear wireless g router/modem 54mbs is setting on a table only about 4-5 meters from my room, but the signal strength reading on my computer is only 2 and rarely 3 bars, sometimes it fails to connect. My laptop on the otherhand is sitting on the table right next to my computer but has full bars and internet connection on it is great.
It would be great if someone has a solution to this. I'm using window 7
Thanks in advance.

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I work on an HP desktop that used to be able to connect to the wireless network. We moved offices and and I am unable to connect to the new wireless network.

The network used to appear but had no signal strength. Now the network does not even appear.

Am clueless as to how to proceed.

Any help would be appreciated!

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I have a Linksys wireless Access Point wired to a Linksys router. I am using Linksys USB network connectors on my wireless computers. The problem is that my signal strenght varies wildly. I will have an excellent signal then the next time I log on it will be very low. I can disable the connection then enable it and then it will have an excellent signal again. I have WEP disabled and also I am not using the 802.b. I am running WindowsXP Pro. Any help will be appreciated. Also I don't think it is interference related, but anything is possible. Thanks, Mitch

A:Wireless signal strength changes

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Hi. Recently I've experienced weird connection issues without any obvious reason. I haven't installed anything in particular as of late, when I woke up one morning I suddenly just had 1 bar with my wireless connection. 1 day before that I reformated my PC though.

I have 2 signal amplifiers in my PC and this worked great the day before. I have a laptop right next to the PC which has full signal strength.



Thanks in advance, I really need to get this solved.
Edit: I can add that sometimes I get full strength for a few seconds.

A:Wireless Signal Strength: Only 1 bar?

Hi Detta,
Try different wireless channels and see whether the signal improves.

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Hi, first time user, i was wondering what would cause the signal strength to be so choppy, i play online games once in awhile and my ping jumps all over then settles the jumps again? ive run a signal strength test and that tells the same thing, i'll have a ping of 60 and download strength of 587kbp one time then in the next try it'll be 450 ping and download of 112kbp or worse. any responce will be greatly appreciated

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I have a wireless network set up on my laptop that i got from college. I would like to be able to see the signal strength of the wireless networks signal while on campus. Does any one know of a program that will do this? I am looking for something similar to how a cell phone wireless signal strength indicator works. This would help me find prime locations for wireless access on campus. Thank you so very much!

A:wireless signal strength

NetStumbler will do exactly what you want it to do, and more

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I am looking for a product that perhaps does not exist. My company recently purchased for me a new Dell Latitude D830 (running Windows XP) with a built in Dell Wireless 5520 Cingular Mobile Broadband wireless connection (AT&T is our provider). I love it and can pretty much be anywhere and still log in to the internet even when on the move. The one exception is when I am sitting at my desk in my office. I am located in the center of an concrete high rise and the signal is so weak that it comes in and out all day. There are times when I can't get online for hours at a time. Is there a product I can buy that will pull in the signal from outside to my work area and that my built in wireless antenna can then pick up easily. I am imagining some sort of powerful but small stand alone antenna that can sit on my desk and enable me to have a strong connection. Thanks for all your consideration and support.

Dr. P.

A:increase wireless signal strength?

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I just recently got cable and set up my desktop wired to a Linksys G wireless router. I have one other laptop with the Linksys Wireless G card. The Router is in the basement, if I go up just one floor, it keeps the signal for awhile but then loses it. The laptop is XP and ive read there are issues with xp and wireless but I dont know if it could be a signal problem. Should the signal be able to make it up one floor at least???? Hell, my 10$ baby monitor has a signal through all 4 floors of my townhouse. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Signal strength for a Wireless card

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Hey I'm my wireless connection is a little sluggish, it usually says signal strength low. Anyone have any ideas on how to boost the connection?

A:Boost Wireless Signal Strength?

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Hi Folks, I have just purchased a new HP notebook with Vista. I use verizon Fios for my connection. My computer tells me that I have a "Good Connectivity" for my signal strength, Not Excellent. Is this a Vista problem....or a Verizon problem in that verizon has to "catch-up" to the technology of Vista. Thanks, Harold.

A:Solved: Wireless signal strength

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Does it matter what strength the WiFi signal is at as long as I'm connected? If I have a low signal, that doesn't mean I'll get packet loss or higher latencies does it? The reason I ask is because my signal fluctuates between low and good and very good. I particularly notice that the signal stays listed as low when the connection is constantly running like when I'm downloading something. Thanks in advance for the info.

A:Wireless networking signal strength

You could try changing the channel it is running on. That might help, but not certain. And I think with low signal strength you will get dropped packets, because it isn't always in constant connection with the router. But I have just moved into the wireless scene, so someone else might give you a better answer.

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My daughter's Acer Aspire 4736Z-4201 notebook gets too weak wireless router signal strength and sometimes it fails completely, even with no other computer connected to the network. It happens under the same conditions where mine and my wife's notebooks get from normal to good to excellent signal strength, with two walls as barriers at a distance of a few meters. The Acer notebook only gets good to excellent signal strength when there is no barrier, that is, when it's near the router.

I've updated all its drivers with DriverMax Pro (Acer's web site isn't of much help for that, 'cause the latest drivers there are from April 2010). But TNA.

I think the problem might be the wireless card, so I ask you to please help me find a way to check it out, perhaps using some kind of software. I want to try this before taking the notebook to tech support.

If you have some suggestion on how to solve that, I'll appreciate you letting me know.

TIA for any help.

A:Weak wireless signal strength

If updating the drivers and tinkering with the card configuration doesnt help, there are only 2 options. Either junk the builtin card and replace it with a new card- this can be internal or an external wireless dongle. Or if you have a spare router lying around, you can use that as a wifi extender. This trick is also very useful in large houses. To do this- draw up a CAT5 cable from the LAN port of the mother router to the room/place where the signal is not picked up (you'll have to plan how to take it across the barriers) and plug it into a LAN port on the spare router. Now, if DHCP is enabled on the main router, the spare router will aotomatically get assigned a valid ip- if you use static ip's, you'll need to manually assign an ip in the main router's range.

Keep DHCP and NAT disabled on the spare router because those functions are being handled by the main router. You'll need to assign a name to this SSID and a security key depending on what encryption you're using (use the same security key as the main router). Now you'll have a wireless network in the problem area with good strength. When you move to the other room, the wireless card will disconnect from the previous network and connect automatically to the new one (if set to connect that way). In the grey area between the 2 routers, you may need to manually pick.

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A few days ago my DSL wireless connection to my desktop was fine but now every time I connect the signal strenth drops drastically. While viewing the wireless network connection box it shows a normal 4-5 bar connection. Then when I connect it drops to 2 bars. Any suggestions?

A:Poor wireless signal strength

Where is your wireless router in relation to your desktop wireless receiver?

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Okay, where to start... To be honest, I don't know much of anything about what I'm doing with this, so if you need more information, feel free to let me know and I'll provide it.

Operating system is Windows XP. The computer in question is a Gateway GM5084. It runs with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core processor 4200+, 2 GB RAM. Blah.

The issue here though is between two pieces of hardware. The D-Link Router and the Linksys wireless card seem to be having some conflict, or more likely the router is too far away from the wireless card. Randomly the link quality and strength will drop, with my speed along to it, down to almost nothing with dropped connectivity. It will pop back to full 54.0 mbps, then drop again, then go up again, then drop again... So on. It's very annoying.

So here's the stats on the stuff -
D-Link DI-524 Wireless Router (Revision A)

Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter (Version 4.1)

All drivers/firmware are current. The router is one floor down from the desktop, but the strength of the SSID is around 79-85% pretty much constantly. I use channel 11, and followed the advice of the forum question on the wireless card's support page and set the TX to 54 instead of automatic, but I haven't seen a change.

When the signal works, it works pretty well. Right now I'm reading -54 dBm signal strength and a noise level of -79 dBm, Windows is calling the strength "excellent," and the router is at full power.

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A:Dropping Wireless Signal Strength

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I bought a new desktop pc with vista home premium. There's is only 1 room seperating my new pc and the router setup right here. I'm connected to the network on my new pc but I only get 2 out of 5 bars. All there is between them is like 20 ft and a wall. Why is it doing this? Is there a way that won't cost me money?

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I am sorry, I do not know much about computers. I have two, a PC and a laptop. Both are set up for wireless internet but the PC does not connect well if at all and is always saying that the signal strength is low or very low. When I take my laptop to the same location where the PC is located, the signal strength diminishes a bit but connection remains just fine. Also, I have tried just running a wire from the router to the PC and then connection is then ok.

Here is all the info I could think of:

PC: Dell Dimension DIM3000, Intel(R), Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz, RAM 2.39GHz, 512MB, Microsoft Windows XP version 2002, SP2
Wireless adapter being used on PC: Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz, 802.11g, Model #WUSB854G. It came with an installation CD and I used it before in a different location where the router was one floor above me and it seemed ok, though not fantastic.

Laptop: Dell Inspiron 2500, 260,080 KB RAM, Windows 2000, 5.00.2195, SP 3
Wireless card: Netgear 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card, WG511T

Our ISP is Earthlink but is actually provided by Time Warner. It's supposedly broadband. The cable comes into the Time Warner Surf Board or whatever it's called and then into the Netgear Router (54 Mpbs Wireless Router WGR614 v7) from which it goes into the phone adapter and phone.

I did the Speakeasy Speed test on the laptop and I have a 1578kbps download speed and a 967kbps upload speed by the PC and a 2833/960 speed near the router. I could not get the internet browser ... Read more

A:Low signal strength and no connection with wireless adapter

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i am new to this world of networking so i hope u will not mind abt my questions.
is the speed of network decrease when low signal strength or
network connects/disconnects alot if low signal???

i have a 128Kbits/s internet connection which comes to an Acess Point. my PC is far from this AP, i just want to use internet would the speed of the internet(althougth it is already very low i.e. 128Kbits/s) will decreases??


A:[Wireless] Low Signal Strength and Internet Speed

If the signal is low, then the speed goes down. With low siganl, other RF siganl (such as cordless phone, other WIFI users, etc) can interfere with the desired signal causing errors, which results in re-send, which slow things down, sometimes it cauese total discoonect.

To resolve this, the wirless divices (router/pc) can be brought colser to each other, or gain antenna can be used on one/both to increase performacne.

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I am in the midst of evaluating a "ClearWire" wireless internet access modem. The modem is designed to be turned in such a way as to get the optimum signal strength as indicated by signal lights (one, two, three lights etc.). I am in a location where I get one-light signal most of the time, and occasionally two lights. I appear to be getting somewhat spotty internet access and am having trouble connecting to a local network so that the other computers have access to the internet although that is what this ISP is supposed to provide. I don't know for sure whether I have some problems with settings, or am just the victim of marginal signal strength. Is there a program available that I could use to measure the strength more exactly. It seems to me that I had one a while back, but don't remember the name and no longer have it.

A:Solved: Measuring wireless signal strength

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Hi. I use Charter internet service(8mbps). It's always gotten disconnected once every other week. Recently though, it's giving me a headache. It constantly disconnects and reconnects as frequently as every 10 seconds. Only rarely does it stay connected for hours. The speed has become very unreliable too. Sometimes the test shows over 10mbps, then after the next reconnection, it goes down to less than 1 mbps. Here is some information that could be useful to you experts.

-Very high internet activity. Sent/received data amount soars as soon as internet is connected. One time it was 500,000/32,000,000 after browsing a few pages I visit regularly.

-No torrent or messenger used. Just Firefox 3.6.10 and Avira antivirus.

-Add-ons: Flash player, Java, Quicktime. Nothing out of ordinary.

-The network name is always on the list. It only says "connecting..." when disconnected.

-It seems to work fine on desktop, although I can't be sure because I almost never use it.

-The cable modem and wireless router look fine. All the lights are on.

A:Unstable wireless connection and signal strength

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I have a Netgear WGR614 v7 wireless router which I have setup in 2nd floor and i reside on ground floor.
Lately, the signal strength had gone down and there were frequent connection drops so I thought of buying a new router and bought Belkin Basic N150 router. Hoping that my range would be extended. However, this has not happened and has remained same. Now that I have two wireless routers am trying to set up either of my routers as range extender or repeater, so that I can place one of those at ground floor and can get good signal while working downstairs. Can anyone help me how to go about it?

A:Poor signal strength; Wireless repeater

If you have weak signal on the ground floor is nothing to repeat. Repeat possible only if you have good signal.
1. cable between floors, which connect second router on the ground floor.
2. directional antena. If your routers have possibility to add antennas, you can buy directional antenna, replace one of them to directional and point down to other router. Then repeater is possible. You will have good pointed signal which you will be able to distribute around. In this setup you will need routers with minimum 2 detachable antenas.

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Our office wireless network uses a Linksys Wireless Access Point (WAP54G Model) (1 month old). Three users successfully connect at either end of the building and signal strength is very good to excellent.

The signal strength doesn't appear to be a problem, but the consistency of that signal is.
It unexpectedly drops their connections and then re-establishes itself, sometimes 2-3 minutes later, for no apparent reason. Can anyone explain this?

Also, any recommendations on how we can improve this situation to achieve a more reliable connection? A stronger WAP? Booster antennas? We used a Netgear WAP prior to this, and we had similar connection drop issues.

A:Increasing Wireless Access Point Signal Strength

Start by changing channels, since that sounds like some device is stepping on your signal.

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Hi. I've recently replaced an antenna to my wirelss router/print server. While it shows a good speed and either very good or excellent connection, I keep getting 'Limited or No Connection' when trying to access my secure network from my laptop. I can access other's networks so I know it's not the laptop. Similary, I am online on a separate PC so I know it's not the cable modem. I recently moved and am wondering if I need to change the IPs, etc. I did not change any of my service providers so I was hoping for a smooth transition. I appreaciate any feedback. Oh yeah, I've already power cycled and no luck.


A:Wireless Access Problem, Signal Strength Excellent

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I have a Linksys WRT54G Router, I've had it for about 8 months, have been using the wireless on it for about 3 or 4 months. Up until this weekend I'd have anywhere from 70-100% signal strength. The laptop is about 30 feet away from the router and the signal goes through 1 wall. This weekend I notice I'm consistently below 50% signal strength. Nothing has changed as far as location.

So today I move the router a bit closer, now probably 20 feet away and still through 1 wall, and the problem still exists. I drop down to 20% signal strenth pretty often. Is something going wrong with the router, or is this an issue with the NIC in the laptop? The laptop is a Powerbook with built in Airport card.

Additional info: I just walked into the room with the router with the laptop and held it right up to the router. Still didn't get signal above 50%.

A:Linksys WRT54G Wireless Signal Strength Loss

Update: I called Apple about this and the guy says Airport cards (and I imagine all other wireless NICs) either work or they don't, there is no degredation in accepted signal strength.

Just to confirm this to myself I brought the laptop up to a place in town where there is free wireless. I am getting full signal strength here, so it appears the problem is with my router and or some interference that didn't exist prior to this past weekend. I didn't get any new products that would use the 2.4Ghz spectrum, but perhaps one of my neighbors did (I live in an apartment).

Any words of advice before I get pissed off enough to go buy a different router?

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I am using a desktop PC with a wireless USB stick attached in order to connect to the internet via a wireless router, however, although it states that I am connected with excellent signal strength, it continues to show a warning sign over the wireless connection signal bars ON THE DESKTOP TRAY ONLY. I can't surf the web on my desktop or on my IPAD through the wireless connection in which both devices detect. I have a Sitecom wireless router.
I would appreciate some help, many thanks, Nick.

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Processor Count: 2
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A:wireless connection with excellent signal strength, cannot use the internet though.

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Hello, I'm Jon, and I'm running on Windows Vista Home Premium.
For about a half of a year, i've had no problem connecting wirelessly to my network, but today I disconnected and have not since been able to connect again. Here's the kicker - the signal strength is still very strong, and others can connect to it. In fact, my laptop recognizes the signal, but won't connect to it. "Wireless association failed because windows did not receive any response from the wireless router or access point."
I can connect to it through ethernet, though.

I just don't know what to do. Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Can't connect wirelessly to a network with full signal strength.

Is the wireless security enabled ?
Remove the wireless profiles and try to reconnect, you will need to re-enter the security code for the wireless - see below

would you post back the following please

{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
{Ping Tests}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping google.com
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
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Hello, I'm Jon, and I'm running on Windows Vista Home Premium.
For about a half of a year, i've had no problem connecting wirelessly to my network, but today I disconnected and have not since been able to connect again. Here's the kicker - the signal strength is still very strong, and others can connect to it. In fact, my laptop recognizes the signal, but won't connect to it. "Wireless association failed because windows did not receive any response from the wireless router or access point."
I can connect to it through ethernet, though.

I just don't know what to do. Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Can't connect wirelessly to a network with full signal strength.

have you tried to delete all wireless profiles and make new one?

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My computer is not connecting to the internet, despite the network I'm trying to connect to having "Excellent Signal Strength."
My computer is running Windows 7 64-bit, 6GB of RAM and 1TB HDD.
I can't figure out any logical reason why I shouldn't be able to connect to the internet.
Some info:
-The wireless router was replaced recently (brand new one)
-The new network and password are not the problem (as in I've connected to this network before).
-I tried troubleshooting (and to no surprise, Windows troubleshooting tools were no help at all).
-This is a wireless connection
I don't have any idea what could be causing this. Another computer in the same house, as well as cell phones can connect to the network fine.

A:Limited Access to network with "Excellent Signal Strength"

Anyone? This doesn't seem like a difficult issue. I can't find the answer with a google search, but a forum for pc help should be able to help me figure it out, I think.

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HI hi
I'm getting excellent signal strength but for the past hour I've been getting "acquiring network address".

I switched to a different wireless signal, and it connected quite easily. Tried back with the latter...still "acquiring network address"

Tried repairing IP ....didn't solve it.

Any solutions?

Thanks in advance.:blackeye:

A:Signal strength good but still acquiring network address

You may need to power cycle your router (if that's what you have handing out IP addresses).

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[[ Well never flipping mind ]] It did work, like a charm, but now I just get home and am having issues yet again saying it cannot connect to my primary DNS server. So I give up!!
This fix below seemed to help for a lot of people, main complaint being slower download speeds, but for me, it didn't help at all.
I came on here a week ago asking for help with my wireless net because I constantly dealt with random disconnects. Sometimes even resetting the router didn't help. I followed the advice given to me here and ran several Line Quality test, everything checked out good, but the problem was still present. I tried buying a new router, considering my old Linksys was over 5 years old. Still had the problem. Tech. guys fro my ISP said my Modem was fine.
So through a little research of my own and following the advice, I now (knock on wood), have no problems.

If you are on here for that same reason that I was, and the problem wasn't fixed or able to be helped, here are a few suggestions (that at least worked for me)
Wireless Signal Strength Issues?
I went into my pc itself and updated the wireless card. Every time you update your laptop via Windows update, it only does windows, and maybe Microsoft Office. There are many things within your laptop that never get updated.
Right click on MY COMPUTER, go to properties, then hardware, device manager then network adapters, click or highlight your wireless card, and select Update Drivers. (Click the option to search... Read more

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN FS 660. I'm not that great with computers.

I'm connected to a wireless connection in an apartment where there is one more laptop apart from mine.

The other laptop works fine and I compared all it's properties with my WLAN properties and they are identical but somehow, my internet works for a few mins and then stops working.

Please HELP!!

A:Wireless Connection: Signal Strength Strong but Irregular Internet

I?m actually having some problems with my WLAN as well. But since no one else have answered here yet, I can tell you about two things to check for:

1. wireless phones and similar things should be kept away from your computer and router.

2. I changed channel from the default 6 to 11 and things seemed a little better after that. Make sure that you have a different channel than your neighbors.

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My Winbook U100 will not connect to my wireless network even though I just returned from a trip where it connected to other networks with no extra effort on my part. When I left two weeks ago, it connect fine. The card is an 802.11bgn 1T2R Mini Card. I am running Windows XP Home and have 2GB ram and 160 GB hard drive. The card keeps trying to connect my network stating 54Mps and Excellent signal strength; however, the View Available Wireless Networks does not show any networks in range. The netbook is sitting within three feet of the modem and router. Anyone have any ideas how to fix this madding situation?

A:Wireless Card Shows 54Mbs and Excellent Signal Strength and still will not connect

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I need some help with Win7 wifi. I'm trying to create an ad-hoc wifi network between my Windows 7 laptop (Toshiba c650) and my samsung wave y handset. My wifi card is atheros-AR9285. When I connect to this network from my wifi, connectivity is established, but with some problems:

[1] It takes a long time for the ad-hoc network to show in the network-and-sharing centre.

[2] The signal strength is most of the time weak with just one bar visible (though my handset sits just besides my laptop. Do you think it could be conflicting with my neighbour's access-point with much higher signal strength?)

[3] The handset is assigned an IP in the range of 169.254.*, but when I ping this address from DOS, I get the error "PING: transmit failed. General failure.". I even tried to assign a static IP to my handset, but when connected, it automatically changes to 169.254.* range. What could be the issue here ?



A:Problems in ad-hoc wifi network - signal strength weak, unable to ping

Quote: Originally Posted by prahladyeri


I need some help with Win7 wifi. I'm trying to create an ad-hoc wifi network between my Windows 7 laptop (Toshiba c650) and my samsung wave y handset. My wifi card is atheros-AR9285. When I connect to this network from my wifi, connectivity is established, but with some problems:

[1] It takes a long time for the ad-hoc network to show in the network-and-sharing centre.

[2] The signal strength is most of the time weak with just one bar visible (though my handset sits just besides my laptop. Do you think it could be conflicting with my neighbour's access-point with much higher signal strength?)

[3] The handset is assigned an IP in the range of 169.254.*, but when I ping this address from DOS, I get the error "PING: transmit failed. General failure.". I even tried to assign a static IP to my handset, but when connected, it automatically changes to 169.254.* range. What could be the issue here ?



Have you tried using the connectify software for this?

Your Hotspot, Your Way - Connectify

It should work with any Windows 7 certified driver to create a secondary access point from your machine. It uses the Microsoft Virtual WiFi miniport adaptor for this which should install with your Windows 7 certified wireless driver. You should be able to see it there in Device Manager under Network connections.

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The Network Icon (wired) in my Task Tray has a Red Cross against it. No error shown in Device Manager. Network Diagnostics don't find an error and I don't seem to have any issues LAN or WAN but Automatic Windows Updates are not working. Manual Updates are OK and all the associated services seem to be running. I don't know if these two are connected.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: Mirage Driver, 3 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 74 GB (27 GB Free); D: 149 GB (17 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., 8PE667U
Antivirus: ZoneAlarm Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

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I am connected to a network and have internet access.

However, the network status icon has a red cross on it as if i am not connected. Even more strange is if i hover over the icon its read "Network Internet access"

I don't use any third party connection software and don't have any third party firewalls running.

I am plugged in direct to the router with an ethernet cable.

This isn't a massive problem but i'd prefer the icon not to have the red cross on it.

A:Network status icon has red cross

Hi and welcome toTSF If in fact you are connected but you see the "not connected" icon and
status you describe, you may have two wireless configuration utilities
running simultaneously, and you should disable one of them it may have been installed accidentally

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Dear folk

My desktop windows 7 64 bit was working fine til I walked up yesterday and there was a red cross on the network icon!!!

Ethernet cable working fine as when i hooked it to my laptop everything is working fine , means problem lies within the desktop and nothing wrong with cable or router port.

Troubleshoot that I had done so far :

Restarted desktop 3 times, uninstalled LAN driver, connected new Ethernet cable

What else I need to check to find out what is going on ?


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I can't access Internet, the Wireless icon on toolbar has a red cross trough it. The device IS enabled. When I check the device and run Troubleshoot it tells me it is working properly. The computer is new to me, it looks like it has been configured to access
the internet via another computer. I have tried to reset the computer to its default settings vis System Restore but it will only allow me to go back a year and then crashes just over halfway through the restore. 
The computer is a Gateway Laptop MOD 7320GZ + Windows XP Prof Version 2002 Service Pack 2 + Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter
Any advice? As you can guess I'm a novice.

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