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WiFi repeater, weaker signal. Can i force Win7 to connect to router?

Q: WiFi repeater, weaker signal. Can i force Win7 to connect to router?

I used a repeater to increase my signal in my garden on the other end of my house, that works perfect. But the signal strengt of the WiFi connection on my PC is lower and also my internet speed. Removeing the repeater gives a internet connetion loss (for a shrot time) so it seems like my PC's preferred connection is to the repeater (witch is further away then my router).

I can choose to give my repeater a different SIDD name so i can choose manually but i prefer the same name.
Is there any way to force my PC to connect to my router with the same SIDD? ( i have a DLink dir 655)

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A: WiFi repeater, weaker signal. Can i force Win7 to connect to router?

Repeaters are the same as a network bridge, they cut the bandwidth in half which is why I don't like them. This is why the connection seems slower to you.

Much better off with a wireless access point connected to a wired connection.

With the same SSID it's usually going to pick the connection with the better signal strength. You can choose to forget the other network which would force Windows to choose the 655.

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I have a household WiFi LAN (802.11 n) with a WD Netcenter NAS attached to the router via Ethernet. The NAS is divided into several drives, each of which has been mapped to a drive letter and marked for "reconnect at logon." I have an XP netbook and two W7 desktops on the network wirelessly.

Every time I reboot any of the machines, they always tell me that they couldn't find/reconnect to the network drives. It's almost as if the system tries to find the drives before the wireless card starts up.

Does anyone know a way to get the PCs to find the doggone drives on the NAS? Is there a setting to make the WiFi cards turn on earlier in the boot process? Or a way to make the system pause for a minute before looking for the drives? Or do I just have the drives not designated properly somehow?

A:Possible to force wifi connect before Win7 looks for LAN drives?

Have you seen the following? There are a couple of suggestions there. Have a read and let us know if they work or don;t work for you..


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Based on an article on the 'Lifehacker' website I noticed an article on how to use an old router as a repeater. I was looking at eBay and noticed something called, "Wireless-N WiFi Repeater Router Signal Range Extender Amplifier 300Mbps" which appears very small, and is just inserted in your USB port of your laptop.
This begged the question: At US$ 13 with shipping included perhaps it is better to buy this as opposed to converting my old ''D-link DIR-300" in a repeater, especially if doing so is a real hassle.
Hence trusting you guys here I thought I'd ask you if you think there are advantages and disadvantages with one or the other.
For ex. a disdvantage to using my old router as a repeater is that it's not portable
an advantage (sort of) is it's free
the eBay one at this price range seems to have 2 different models of brands unknown to me--China
-1- VOnets and -2- LB-Liink (seems to be imitating the 'D-Link' logo)
[This 2nd 1 seems to come in 2 slightly different definitions 'USB Wifi Router AP Wireless N repeater Adapter WLAN Range Extender F' or 'USB Wireless WLAN WiFi Router AP Client Repeater Adapter SY']
You opinion is valued. Thanks :-)

A:Using a Wireless-N WiFi Repeater vs turning an old router as repeater

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I was thinking about this the other night. If it's dumb question I'm sure that everyone will rush to helpfully point this out, but can't you make a repeater out of two WiFi routers?

If a distant wireless Internet AP is out of range of part of your network and you can't move the access point, can't you take a router located just within range, configure it to client mode on the AP's channel (say 11), then run an ethernet cable from its output to the "Internet in" port (or perhaps one of the switched ports, I'm not sure) of a _second_ router configured as an AP on a different channel (say 6) and then have that router be the Internet access point serving your more remote wireless computers?

Just asking here; as a thought problem, it's been nagging at me so badly I was preparing to go buy more routers simply to test it out, but I thought I'd save some money and ask here first. Thanks for any clarification and help.

Fire away!

A:WiFi Router X 2 = Repeater?

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Amcrest 2.4 mhz Wi-Fi IP cameras - 2
Netgear wnr 2000 v5 Wi-Fi router
Intel quad core desktop/Win XP pro sp3
Amcrest Surveillance Pro software

I have 2 cameras mounted outdoors and connected wirelessly to my wireless router. Because of obstructions (brick walls), I'm having trouble getting video signals without significant latency issues. Additionally, I am having trouble connecting to the cameras through the software to make changes in configuration.

I thought my router had a repeater function, but it does not. I was about to purchase a Netgear extender that is advertised as having a repeater function, but apparently it does not.

I cannot move my "main router" because I cannot relocate my internet connection/modem.

I "think" my only option is to locate a repeater at a midpoint between the cameras and the existing router, thereby creating a stronger signal to the main router.

My questions:
1. By utilizing a repeater, will I eliminate my latency issue.
2. Improve connectivity between software/cameras.

I'm having trouble finding a Netgear Wi-Fi router that has a repeater function at a reasonable price. Can you recommend an affordable router with repeater function or a standalone repeater.

Sorry for the long post...I've been fighting this issue for weeks.

A:Repeater for Wifi IP cameras to Router

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I have a netgear WNR2000v3 router. My computer connects to the router fine, but today, my iphone no longer can connect to the router. It connects to the repeater fine (which is an old netgear router that I installed dd-wrt on and turned into a repeater), but not the main router. In the iphone settings, the router shows up with full strength, but all the IP Address and that is blank. I recently had trouble with my internet connection and the cable company reset my modem, but I have connected to the router on my phone since then, just not today. Do you have any idea why this might be happening?

ETA: I did finally get it connected by manually entering the name of the router. Is it possible that my router is limiting the number of devices connected to it? Because now that I have my phone connecting to that wifi, I'm unable to access a laptop computer through splashtop streamer, when I could reach it before I connected to the router with my phone.

A:Can connect to repeater, but not main router

ETA: I did finally get it connected by manually entering the name of the router. Is it possible that my router is limiting the number of devices connected to it? Because now that I have my phone connecting to that wifi, I'm unable to access a laptop computer through splashtop streamer, when I could reach it before I connected to the router with my phoneClick to expand...

it may be restricting numbers

do you have PC connected to the main router at all?
if so can we see an ipconfig /all
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 the results in a reply here.
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 paste here.

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

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Hi, pls. help me to make dlink dsl router 2640T to be working as repeater which will be able to receive wifi signals. I've seen one guy using the same dlink dsl-2640T as wifi signal repeater where he was successfully able to receive wifi signals.

My PC's configuration is as follows:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 1974 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39997 MB, Free - 10423 MB; D: Total - 74465 MB, Free - 17354 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 03C6YH
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated and Enabled

A:to make dlink dsl-2640T router as wifi repeater

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Our current Technicolor Modem/Router does not have the wifi range to reach my laptop at my apartment at the house's backyard I recently bought from CompUSA a NetGear NR2000 v3 router which has a repeater function. But so far the results have been less than stellar so the question is do this router only works as a repeater of the same model and brand of router or is it even possible for it to work with a modem/router combo unit such as the Technicolor?

A:Is it possible to connect as a repeater a Netgear 2000 v3 router to a DSL modem?

If it has a Repeater mode it should work regardless of the brand of the other WAP or wireless router (unless the manual says that it doesn't). But can be much tougher to get working. Do you have it positioned at a place where the laptop gets a strong signal?

Is your problem with getting the Netgear to connect/repeat? Or its signal strength is too low when you try to use the laptop at the desired location? Or ... ?

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I'm definitely a neophyte when it comes to understanding the technical aspects of WiFi... Only recently did I start looking at how my WiFi router (Netgear WGR-614v8) is performing compared to others in the area.

I have a WiFi analyzer program on my HTC Evo mobile and the signal that my router is emitting looks different than any other WiFi router that I've ever seen before.

In the attached picture my router is in blue and my neighbor's is in red.

See how mine seems to be on and then off and the back on again?

Does anyone know if that is normal and why my router has a vastly different signal structure than the other one?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.


A:Weird signal from my WiFi router...

that appears to be a square wave, not a signal that's turning on and off. I don't know what app you're using, so I have no clue why your display is what it is.

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Hey my wifi signal is to weak connecting to any router but all other machines connecting full signal 

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First post-er here so here it goes. I've tried to find some help elsewhere online but can't seem to find what I am looking for.

I have a Mac computer running OS 10.8.5 and recently purchased a Linksys EA3500 dual bank N750 router that is all set up and working great. In our house, the wifi signal at the back of the house doesn't seem to be strong and a friend mentioned I could use my old (working) Linksys wireless G (WRT54G) as a signal booster - basically connecting it to my existing Wifi network and using the old router to boost/ extend the signal? I want them both running on the same network and want to be able to do this wirelessly. Possible?

If so, I am looking for some helpful step x step instructions to make any modifications to settings on my New router and my Old router. With thanks!

A:Using a 2nd Linksys router to boost wifi signal?

Check the user guide or the configuration pages, but I think that the old Linksys will not have the "Repeater" or "Range Extender" mode that you want. However, there is probably DD-WRT firmware for it, if you choose to use that.

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Laptop got a virus and I used system restore. When the computer came back up, it would not connect to the internet. It is a wireless signal and the computer recognizes the signal is there, but it won't connect. The connection box says "Connections are available". It also says "Not connected" and "Limited access". How can I get this fixed?

A:Wifi signal is there but won't connect to the internet

and welcome to the Forum

What exactly hapens when you try to connect? . .

Lets take a peek at your network environment:


Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.


Remove all the stored wireless network profiles and search for the network again.

How to Remove Stored Wireless Network Profiles for XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found here's how.


with the pc connected to the router, Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type type the following command: IPCONFIG /ALL

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter. Come back here and Paste the results in a message.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

then please Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Fr... Read more

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I have a desktop that is able to have wifi it's a adapter dell 1450 UBS Wireless 802.11a/b/g it works so does the router which is a Cisco Linsky E 1000 it shows um that it works I'm getting packet but I just can't seem to connect I don't understand it says that I am connected but I cannot get on the internet what am I doing wrong please help my desktop is compaq hp with wireless capability help!

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Was not sure what category this goes into. Here is my situation/question. I run a small motel and having trouble with Wifi signal reaching the 2nd floor rooms sufficiently. I have heard of the terminology and it's quite daunting... you have wifi booster, access point, range expanders, repeaters, bridges...etc. Do I need one of booster/expanders/repeaters for each floor? The property is a L shape, the router is in the office on the short side. Below is the the orientation of the property which might help. Thanks in advance...

| Office (Router location)
| C
| o
| rner rooms
| (low to no signal)------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

A:Outside Hardware needed to boost Wifi router signal?

Can't give any guarantees, as sometimes you just have to try to see if there are any obstacles (e.g., concrete wall) to proposed solutions.

For the diagram shown the best solution is to add an Access Point (AP) somewhere along the long side and run an ethernet cable from the router to the AP. If running a cable is not an option there are (at least) three alternatives ...

a. Replace the router antenna(s) with a hi-gain antenna if the router has removable antenna(s).

b. Use powerline adapters (example) to add an AP along the long side. These adapters may work great, may not work at all, or may work fine until something else is plugged into the electrical circuit.

c. Put a Range Extender (Repeater) at the corner of the L. Since these rebroadcast the signals the network is necessarily slowed, and they are often difficult to get working, especially if they are a different brand than the router.

Depending on the construction of your walls and ceiling/floors you may need more than one of the above additions.

Note 1: Any wireless router can be configured as an Access Point, and often are less expensive. I can post the procedure if you go that route.

Note 2: If you are looking for a Range Extender (Repeater) also search for Access Point and "Ethernet Convertor" and see if the unit also has the Extender/Repeater function. A few routers also have this feature.

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I use road runner cable internet from time warner. I have a linksys wrt54g wireless router that was purchased many years ago. In our apartment, we have 3 computers. One is a desktop. The other 2 is laptops. One of the laptops we use is in a room very far from my room where the router and desktop computer is located at. The connection for the wireless is pretty bad so you have to go to the living room right next to it to get a better connection.
At first i thought i fixed this problem by upgrading the firmware as i have never did this before ever. I upgraded it to firmware version 4.21.5 for the linksys router. At first it seemed like the signal got better from that room but now its as bad as it was before.
My question is what could be the problem? I put my router on top of my desktop computer so it wouldn't be on the table where so many things could block it. Thus its at the highest point i could put the router in my room.
So i tried something different. Well i then brang my laptop to that room and went on the same site as the other computer and went to load the same streaming videos. My laptop however... the connection was faster than the other laptop in that room which is far away from where the desktop/router is at. Basically you can't even stream a video in that room most of the time but my laptop could.
Does that mean that my router isn't the problem since the wireless signal works fine for my laptop there whereas the inspiron 15r goes much slower... Read more

A:Wifi Signal Not Strong Enough- Router or Laptop Problem?

Someone suggested to take the router out of my room and bring it to the living room so it would be closer to that laptop. I was going to do this but i cannot b/c there is a wire that connects from my cable modem to this other thing. I'm not sure what its called but basically it is connected to these wires on the top in my hallway. Does anyone know what that is called?

Someone suggested i could buy a usb wireless adapter like this

Does that mean plugging this into that computer possibly could make the connection stronger in that room? I'm thinking that the reason has to be because that laptops wireless card isn't strong like mine which is why? But would buying this solve the problem?

Someone said buy another router because my router is very old and to get an N router. Should i do this instead? The thing is i'm thinking its not the router fault as my wireless is fine with my laptop in that room. thoughts on this? And if i should do this, can someone recommend me a wireless router that has good range? There are soo many routers on amazon.com with good/bad reviews and it seems like the good reviews they have, there are tons of bad ones as well.
Someone said my other option would be to buy some wireless extender. I checked amazon but aren't these basically wireless router with an extender?

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my HP 15 116 laptop wifi cannot connect to wifi router modem AND it keeep on saying "cant connect to this network" whereas it  can work perfectly fine on smartphone wifi hotspot . please fix it ......... DONT MAKE ME REGRET ON BUYING HP LAPTOP ....

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Wifi doesn't connect when i move away from wifi router. I have a wifi router installed in my drawing room where i get good browsing speed on phones and laptops. But the problem starts when i take my laptop from drawing room to my bedroom which is not more than 5 mtrs from router. Wifi signal drops to zero on laptop whereas it remains decent on phones. Earlier my laptop used to connect in bedroom as well..This is happening lately. Is there any solution?

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I'm going to try and explain this as best as possible. I have a wireless camera system that is connected to a wifi router, the purpose of this is to give the wireless camera a connection point to the dvr. There is no internet signal to this router. I want to be able to view my cameras over an internet connection, so I can use my mobile device to view them wherever I want.

An ethernet cable needs to be plugged directly into the dvr in order to allow it to connect to the internet, problem is I am using a wifi signal from a business next to mine and have no way of doing so. Is there a way for me to connect my wifi connected laptop to the router via an ethernet cable into the WAN port, and use one of the LAN ports to connect to the dvr while being able to send the signal to the dvr allowing it to connect to the internet?

Please let me know if I need to give more information on what I'm trying to accomplish. Your answers are greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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i live above a bar, and our Wifi Modem/Router is downstairs. Sometimes the signal would get weak up in my apartment, but one night an employee was messing around unplugging things and he did something to one of the machines in the process and knocked out the internet. In an attempt to get it running again, he did a number of things, including setting up multiple networks and apparently somehow got it broadcasting multiple signals.

We had a public network named "Mojos" and now there is a second signal, a Private network called "Mojos 2" - and now it seems like the router has schizophrenia; it keeps switching between the two signals. I have searched an cannot find a solution, and i need the internet for my business so this is hurting me severely. i need to eliminate the second signal.

The info i have listed is:
Connection-specific DNS suffix: Belkin
Desc.: Qualcomm Atheros AR5B125

running WifiInfoView (Nirsoft) the public network lists:
SSID: Mojos
MAC Address: 00-22-75-26-62-DB
PHY Type: 802.11n
RSSI: -72
Signal Quality: 56
Avg Sig Qual: 55.7
Freq.: 2.437
Channel: 6
Info Size: 391
Elements count: 18
Co: Belkin Int'l Inc
Router Model: N Wireless Router
Router Name: Wireless Router (WFA)
Sec: none
Cipher: None
Max Spd: 144 Mbps
Ch. Width: 20 MHz
Channels Range: 4-8
BSS Type: Infastructure
WPS Support: Configured
Min Sig Quality 4
Max Sig Qual. 60

Second Signal (differences):
SSID: Mojos
MAC Address: FA-8F-CA-35-02-E5
RSSI: -86
Sig Quality: 28
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A:Wifi Router broadcasting extra signal, keep losing internet

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For the last three days, my laptop (Acer Aspire V5-573G, Windows 8.1 64 bit) can't connect to our house's wifi, which I have been able to connect to for years. I am in a basement flat, while the router is one floor above me. Other laptops, tablets and phones in the same basement flat have no issues connecting to the wifi. The wifi shows up in my available networks, full signal and all, but I can't connect to it.

What I have tried:
- Restart PC
- Restart router and modem (both quick reset and factory reset)
- Run the built in diagnostics tool (yields different results: IP settings not configured properly, something wrong with my network card etc., so I tried the fixes below to overcome these findings)
- Deactivate and reactivate network card
- Uninstall and reinstall network card
- "Fix" my wifi application/program/something (Atheros Qualcomm...) through "uninstall programs"
- ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew
- flushdns
- System restore to time when internet worked (unsuccessful because iirc something allegedly was wrong with my C drive, ran chkdsk /r, re-ran restore, still no success)
- Set a static IP, gateway, DNS etc.
- Virus and malware scan with MalwareBytes (iirc it found 4 files/folders, which it quaranteened)

Weird part is that when I'm close to the router, the connection seems to work, albeit very slowly. The router is connected to the internet with no issues, and if I connect my laptop to the router with an ether... Read more

A:Solved: Can't connect to full signal wifi. Feels like I've tried everything.

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I have read through a lot of threads on here and tried different fixes and so far nothing has worked.

I have disabled the ISATAP Adapter #4 as I thought that was an issue....still not working
I have deleted all of my networks and tried to reconnect....still not working.
I have tried the ipconfig/all command .... still not working.
I have checked and all drivers are up to date.
I have reset my router to make sure it wasn't an issue with that.

It either will connect with "local access only" or it will connect for maybe 15 seconds and then the connection is gone, or says it cannot connect because it is not getting an answer from my router.

When I search for a network, it shows my network with full signal strength.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with a Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN mini-card
Running Vista 32bit.
What has changed...

I recently updated my desktop to Windows 7 (not sure if this could effect the Wifi)
Recently switched to Qwest fiber optic internet (but a tech came out and set it up, and everything was working fine until today)

I'm lost now, I am not sure what to do, and my wife needs this computer to be able to connect to Wifi so she can work from home.

Thanks in advance for any and all help.

A:Full Signal Strength, cannot get Laptop to connect to WiFi

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My laptop shows the wireless network signal is being received but cannot actually connect to it. Have been using it for well over a year.

Steps I have taken:

Disabled and enabled network connection...signal shows but cannot connect and communicate.
Unplugged modem and router...restarted and tried again 5 minutes later...same result.
restarted laptop several times.
ran diagnostic several times.
Any ideas out there are highly appreciated!


A:Wireless router receiving signal but cannot connect

Try disabling the encryption on the router, then remove all the stored wireless network profiles from the laptop, see if you can connect. If so, then enable encryption on the router, search for a network and enter the encryption key.

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This is my daughters laptop--running Vista, and the Router is coming from my Desktop running Xp with broadband modem.

After I sat up the router (netgear WGR61v4) my daughters computer worked for 30 minutes, and then would not connect to anything on IE.

I ran a connection test, and it said something about a "Layerd Service Protection"

Now her computer will not connect to the internet at all-though it shows it's getting 100% percent of the signal from the router.

Can somebody help me out, so I can get her computer up and running?

A:Laptop recieving signal from router--but will not connect to IE

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This is the idea, I have DVR for CCTV and I need to configure it for port forwarding, and since it has only LAN connection it is not possible to connect in pocket wifi, so i used to have a wireless router since it has a LAN connection. But I do not know how to do this connection as the wireless router to be a bridge in my pocket wifi to DVR, Anyone know how to do this? Thanks!

A:How to connect pocket wifi to wireless router, to connect the dvr for cctv?

I'm not at all sure I understand. Are you trying to use the wireless router as a Wireless Bridge (to connect to the pocket wifi via wireless and the DVR via ethernet)? If so, does the router have wireless bridge (or AP Client) mode?

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I have a Huawei HG533 router, which is sending a signal to a new Cisco (linksys) AE2500 adapter in
another room, which is connected to an Acer PC. However the signal strength (in bottom left corner) is
only on 3 bars, sometimes 2 bars, and the speed is 13Mbps.

I have just bought the AE2500 adapter hoping it would provide a better signal than my very old Belkin adapter, which is 802.11g - 54 Mbps. When I use the old belkin adapter, the signal strength is at 4 bars, and is is nearly walways at 54 Mbps.

Does anyone know why the signal strength and Mbps is so low on the Cisco AE2500.

Points to note: I use WPA2-personal AES encryption on Windows vista operating system. The channel is on Auto.
I've changed the channels from 1 to 11 and still it doesn't change the Mbps much, and is always below 54 Mbps. I've changed the signal for around from using, g only, to n only, and b/g/n, and still nothing improves. Infact the g only is the best channel. The only time the connection goes to a high level of Mbps, is when I change the changing settings to 'n only' and whilst it is saving and the screen loads, for a split second goes to 144Mbps and has 5 bars signal strength, but when everything is loaded/saved, it drops to either 6.5Mbps or 13Mbps, and it moves to 2 or 3 bars signal strength.

Is the Cisco (Linksys) AE2500 adapter a good one to use with the HG533 router, or should I use another usb
adapter instead? Does anyone know how to get the signal higher than 54Mbps in 802.11n mo... Read more

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Hi all - you might notice this is my first post here, so patience is appreciated
So here's my story...I have cable internet through Cox, renting a Netgear CG3000D gateway from them. Starting about a month after installation the internet started freezing over wifi. I say freezing because it would just suddenly stop, and the only way to get it to start coming through again is to reset wifi from the device. This happens with every device we use...smartphones, tablets, laptops, wii, and lately it's been at least a dozen times a day. I've spent hours on the phone with Cox, had their techs out to the house three times now, and still no solution. I'll admit that I'm no expert when it comes to this stuff, but I really don't appreciate them charging me $50 a pop to come to my house and ask if I tried resetting the modem, suggesting I just unplug it for a minute, tell me it's working fine after they hold a signal on their phone for 10 seconds...one spent a couple hours knocking around outside before coming back in to say he ran all new cables, drilled holes through my house to move the modem to a better spot, and everything should be fine. It's not.
Anyway...after hours of research online I'm convinced the problem is somewhere in the modem's settings, or just a faulty modem. I've lost hope in getting any help from Cox, so am here hoping that someone with some real knowledge can help me. There are no issues with the wifi signal it... Read more

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I recently re-installed xp on my t43 ibm laptop because the wifi stopped working. After installing all drivers it still wont connect to wifi so I tried a usb wifi adaptor. It gets a strong signal but states that windows can't find a certificate to sign me on. It will connect now to my system via hardwire. How do I fix the certificate issue?

A:usb wifi won't connect even though it shows a strong signal. Invalid certificate

Check the date and time. Sometimes you can get a "certificate" error if they are incorrect.

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Hi guys,

I have a very annoying problem. I am on a wireless network. We're getting the connection from a floor below, usually the signal is pretty good. I can always connect to the router, but once in awhile, it just won't give me internet access. Like right now for example...I'm using my roommate's computer which sits on the same wall as my computer, just on the other side. Yet for some reason, I can't access the internet. It shows me as connected in the network connections though.

Any idea where to start here? It is driving me absolutely nuts!

A:Wireless Network: Can connect to the router, but no internet signal...

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I just want to know if its possible to connect your wifi broadband to wifi router? and if it is, How?

A:HOw to Connect wifi broadband to Wifi Router

I may be misunderstanding you but if you're getting WiFi out of your broadband appliance already, you don't need a router. If you do want to use a WiFi router, you're not going to be using the WiFi signal from the broadband appliance.
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I have a Linkysys Wireless Router connected through an Ethernet Card to my Desktop PC (PC1) on which Internet works properly. I have another Desktop PC at home (PC2) with wireless card. I get the signals on PC2 (with messages like "Signal: Excellent" or "Good", but I am unable to access Internet on PC2. Neither IE nor Yahoo Msngr or any other internet interface works.

Please help.

A:Wireless Router signal Excellent, but wont connect to Internet!

In the router setup, enable internet access for wireless devices perhaps?

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hi, i have an advent 7105pa that i have just swapped the wirles card into, i loaded up the softwear that i came from the hard drive of the same laptop the card came from, it is a realtek 8139, my problem is i cant get the thing to connect to my netgrear router, it shows in the windows wireless conectio wizard as a good strong signal, it should as i am sitting next to it. I can connect to it via 4 other wirles lappys so i no its not the router. i have disconected all firewalls even removed my norton anti virus.it asks for my key which i put in the box, repeat is as requested then it goes to connect, it says its conected then as soon as it connects it drops the connection. i am at my wits end please please help.
kind regards

A:Solved: wont connect to router but is showing as strong signal

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sir, i am Muhammad Ehsan, i want to ask a question that i use evo and use internet on it but when i do window to laptop and plug in evo it shows evo for a day and run the internet but after some time the laptop do not show evo signal as evo do
not connected to laptop but if i do the wifi of laptop on it gives the full signal of evo and then i put the evo wifi password it run internet as wifi connected, but not as evo connected. please send me its solution i thankful to you for this.
              sir mein evo istimal krta ho internet k liye laptop per lekin kuch roz phly meine apne laptop ki window krwai or aik do din jb b meine evo lgai evo phle ki trah apna connection show kr rhi thi
lakin bad mein pta nhi kia hua k jb b mein evo connect krta ho to evo apna connection show nhi krti lekin jb mein laptop ka wifi on kron to evo apne wifi k signal ful show krti hei or wifi k zriye internet b chlati hei lekin ye evo signal sow nhi krti to kyun?

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I need to get better signal for my WAN.

I have a DI-713P wireless router.

Can I add a D-LinkDWL-800AP+ repeater to my wireless router by plugging in a Switch in between the router and the repeater.

I ask this because D-Link says this repeater will not work if you DIRECTLY hook it up to the DI-713P wireless router.


A:extending a WAN signal w/ a Repeater

A cheaper solution may be one or more directional antennas, depending on your environment. I picked up an SMC 6db gain antenna for $14 after rebate, and I see good deals on various Hawking models too.

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Is there a way to use a wireless access point, bridge, etc... to magnify or maintain a strong signal? I'm using a linksys router and connecting it to a linksys access point to create my wireless network. The problem is that, obviously, the signal is degraded with greater distances. If I place another access point or other device near the half-way point, will I get better results?

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Connect TP-Link TL-WR841ND to Huawei Mobile Wifi E5776 to increase signal strength
can someone advise how to connect TP-Link TL-WR841ND to Huawei Mobile Wifi E5776?
Huawei Mobile Wifi E5776 is a 4G LTE connection, however it does not get 4G connection in all rooms.
Hence I have kept it in a fixed location where the 4G connection is excellent.
However due to this, I cannot get receive good signal strength in all the rooms.
I have an old TP-Link TL-WR841ND and would like to know if I can use it to connect to Huawei Mobile Wifi E5776 device to receive signals from Huawei Mobile Wifi E5776 to increase signal strength to cover all rooms.
I read that I can use TP-Link TL-WR841ND as a repeater and use it, but it says to install OpenWrt and do lot of things..... I am not sure of all these things..... wud appreciate if someone can help me with this issue?

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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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I have Windows 7 on Dell N4110. I am unable to connect to my netgear router wirelessly. If i restart the router, it may work for some time but then again gets disconnected. However, i can connect to it through wired connection. Others in my apartment can connect to the router. They dont have windows 7 (they use vista, ubuntu). Its working fine for them. I have tried many things like updating the router, disabling firewall, changing wireless security settings, updating windows but none of them seem to work. My friend who has the same laptop also cant connect when I cant. It happens simultaneously. As soon as my connection is disconnected, his also disconnects. Please let me know what the problem is.

A:Cannot connect to wifi on my router

lets see an xirrus screen shot

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 paste here.
Direct link to the program is here http://wpc.475a.edgecastcdn.net/00475A/XirrusWiFiInspectorSetup.1.2.0.exe

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

A user guide is available here http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector/xirruswifiinspectorguide1-2-0.aspx

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format fil... Read more

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I have an HP Mini 2140 laptop with Windows XP pro and It will no longer connect to my wireless router. It started with McAfee Security Center warning me that my computer was not protected. When I clicked fix nothing happened except that after my Wifi connection will not stay connected. I scanned the system and found nothing. I downloaded Malware Bytes and two other spyware products and Malware Bytes found anything and removed something called Perfessional Malware. Next I uninstalled McAfee which did not solve the problem. Next I repaired the IPStack then ran Winsocketfix routine. Then I reloaded all device drivers from the manufacture CD and still no internet. Then I downloaded and ran Combefix. I also encountered this forum and followed instructions to created an attach.txt, DDS.txt file and GMER.log. I am ready to upload those files when appropriate. The last thing I tried was to hard code the IP address etc in the wireless connection. That has allowed me to connect to a nearby unsecured connection, but to weak to see the internet. I still cannot connect to my wireless router. I forgot to mention I have a 2 Wire modem/router. Thanks in advance for your help.

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M4a88TD-v evo/usb3 mobo

Got a new desktop computer, been trying to get it to connect to the internet via wired connection however it cannot in win7

-can connect to the internet if i use express gate
-can connect to the router
-can see and ping others on the network
-others can see and ping me on the network
-renews its ip if i set the computer's ip in the router

Things ive tried
Stack fix
Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog
Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Uninstalling and Reinstalling drivers

Disabled Avast, hostman and firewall

Reset router

Power cycled Router (after disconnecting all devices and connecting with the problem one first)

Changed the cable

Connected other computers up with that cable (they all got internet)

Ping websites (Fail but can ping anything on the network)

Called the ISP to have them do their diagnostics and to test and reset the connection (no luck)

Thanks in advance for the help

A:Win7 Can connect to router but not Internet

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I have a Toshiba A505-S6980 laptop running Windows 7 64bit version.

All was working well a couple of months ago, connecting wirelessly to my O2 Wireless 2 router (the Laptop has a REALTEK RTL8191SE wireless adapter card).

I also have a desktop running XP that I use to connect to the same router. Whilst on the desktop, I noticed several weeks ago that the router was set up with WEP security rather than WPA, so I decided to change the router to WPA. The Desktop PC was fine with this but the laptop complained and would not connect, failing authentication and just stating "Unable to connect to xxxxx". At the time I assumed it just couldn't handle the WPA authentication for some reason and decided that I'd probably turn it back to WEP at a later date to get it working again. At some point, I did remove an 'O2 Connection Manager' that had been installed when I bought an O2 3G dongle, in case it was confusing the issue but it made no difference. In the mean time, I tried connecting the Laptop using a wired connection and that worked fine.

However I have now (several weeks later) decided I wanted to use the Laptop wirelessly again so set the router back to WEP expecting this to work, but it didn't. As per with WPA, it does not get past authentication when I put the security key in. So, I'm trying to figure out the problem.........

What's happening;

1) The laptop CAN wirelessly see my router (and my neighbours), but just cannot connect.

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A:Can see, but cant connect to, Wireless Router Win7

Tried turning off or unplugging the router for a few moments and plug it back in / turn it on?

Could it be a bad/flaky keyboard typing in wrong characters?

Yes, you could have a wireless device see routers but not connect.
To test and be sure, find a free wifi hotspot and try to connect.
If same, with everything else you have tried, it's a bad WIFI NIC on the laptop.

Or after reading more carefully,,, yes, it could be a compatibility issue with the Router Connection Manager and Windows 7. Why do you need the connection manager installed?
Generally, IMO ,,, all 3rd party connection managers are garbage and cause issues at some point.

I would try a different WIFI connection spot and use Windows Built-In Wireless Manager. (aka WLAN AutoConfig) ... Might need to uninstall that connection manager and make sure the WLAN AutoConfig service is started.

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Hi guys and gals!
Im in abit of trouble trying to setup a wireless network. Part of the problem is that I am many miles away and I've never setup a wifi-netork involving more than one device, that device being a router.

I've attached a jpg which should explain the basics of the problem. This is what I've done so far:

I connected the TL-WA901ND to the router(a Thomson tg787) located in the house, this router couldn't be used simply because the SSID and its password is locked, and we sometimes have people renting the bottom floor and we would prefer a better SSID and a changable password for the network. The first TL-WA901ND(will call this one TL1(AP) from now on, the other being TL2(RP)) is set to operate as Access Point, having a different SSID and password for the network, and it works great. However, when I try to set the other one, TL2(RP) to repeater mode, with the TL1(AP) and that SSID/MAC as "target", it doesn't seem to work. I've tried using bot the repeater mode and the universal repeater mode but none of them seem to do the job.
Is is possible to repeat the signal of an access point or does it have to be a router?
The SSID and the WPAkey of the repeater is set to the same as the access point, is that correct?
The access point is not the one handing out IP-addresses, the router is still acting as the DHCP-server, is that correct?
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A:Using a repeater to extend the signal of an Access Point, both a TP-Link TL-WA901ND

I've never set up a Repeater, so blind leading the blind may not help much.

Is is possible to repeat the signal of an access point or does it have to be a router?Click to expand...

Depends on the Repeater and Access Point. I didn't check the manual, but I would expect that two of the same device would play nice together.

The SSID and the WPAkey of the repeater is set to the same as the access point, is that correct?Click to expand...

To my surprise I learned recently that the Repeater (at least some of them) can broadcast a different SSID. But certainly you have to specify that of the Access Point in order to make the connection between them. I'd get it working w/o encryption first. In some cases you have to specify the MAC Address of the other device--again, I did not check the manual for your units.

The access point is not the one handing out IP-addresses, the router is still acting as the DHCP-server, is that correct?Click to expand...

Yes, definitely.

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i need some help i , i cant turn my wfi so ican connect to wifi

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Not so long ago, I started a post about connecting to router's gateway, and TerryNet helped me solve the problem wonderfully.

But now I have another problem, please help me.

I have a wifi router and a adsl ethernet/usb router, the adsl router connect to my laptop through usb port, and the wifi router connect to the adsl router throught ethernet/wan port.

I can go online with the adsl router alone but cant with the wifi.

I can connect to the wifi router's gate to config stuff, like password, wifi's name... but I just can not connect to IPS to online. Other devices can see the wifi network but when connect to it, I just can go to it's gateway.

What should I do now ?

A:Solved: Can not connect wifi router to IPS

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Basically, what's happened is that after transferring my old PC's data onto my new one, and putting that one in place of my old one, therefore hooking up my modem to it, my wireless devices have been having trouble connecting to the router. Everything's hooked up fine, and it was working perfectly before, but now my devices such as my laptop and Droid Pro can SEE the router (As in connect to it and say that they are getting excellent signal strength), but when I try to open my browser, it asks as if I'm not connected to anything at all. The PC that's wired to the modem through the router works fine, however.

A:Wifi devices can see router but not connect.

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Hello,Im having a problem related my PC's Wifi connection. Im having this problem from last 1 month.Before a month connection problem was not there.  WiFi available option shows only when my PC is placed beside to the router. If the PC is far from router wifi gets disconnected.Not even any WiFi available in that area. This is not router or network providers error(as My phone gets connected to Wifi though it is very far from the router within it's range).Installed network driver is Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter.Please help me. 

A:PC WiFi gts connect only when it is nearer to router.

Hi @Hegde_Prahlad,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with the WiFi connection. I will be glad to help you. The following pages are helpful when troubleshooting wireless connectivity issues.Troubleshooting wireless network and Internet (Windows 10)Also, you can look at the power management for your wireless adapter:Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)2. Expand the Network adapters.3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.4. Click the Power Management tab.5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.6. Click OK.7. Test.Forget a Network (Windows 10)Forget Wireless Network Profiles in Windows 10Reset the TCP/IP settings on your PC:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" without quotes, and press enter.4. Restart your PC and test.It may also help to reset the winsock catalogue:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type "netsh winsock reset" without quotes, and press enter.4. Restart your PC and test.Reinstall the network adapter driver... Read more

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I'm posting from my phone because right now its my only access.

I have a Netgear Router model number WNR2000
I have a Gateway GM5260 model computer using windows xp.

I am currently trying to connect to my awesome neighbor's wifi connection that they so lovingly bestowed on me and my family the other day.

Herein lies my problem:
I cannot get their router and my own to connect. I'm a networking noob and could really use some assistance.
I've got a their wireless password, my router, and my ethernet cable connecting my router to my pc.
Do I need to pick up a wireless antenna to connect to my router as well?
Should I have my neighbor push the connectivity button on his router?
Dunno where to go from here.
Please help!
Thanks be in advance to anyone who understands wtf I'm going through and knows how to fix it

A:wifi connect using netgear router

I am currently trying to connect to my awesome neighbor's wifi connection that they so lovingly bestowed on me and my family the other day.Click to expand...

Actually they are breaking the ISP agreement in most countries.
The agreement will state that the broadband can only be used in one premises , this is so that people cannot provide neighbours with wifi ....

so as this is also against our rules - closing post

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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