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I’m able to get association (signal Strength), but I can’t access the internet.

Q: I’m able to get association (signal Strength), but I can’t access the internet.

I have an Windows XP Compaq Presario v2000 laptop computer.
I use a LINKSYS router model WRT54GS.
I am able to connect directly to my modem, but not wirlessly or wired through my router. The problem is not with my computer because I am able to access the internet through neighbors wireless, but not my own.

Im able to get association (signal Strength), but I cant access the internet.

Preferred Solution: I’m able to get association (signal Strength), but I can’t access the internet.

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

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

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

A: I’m able to get association (signal Strength), but I can’t access the internet.

Remove all stored wireless profiles on the machine and search for the network and connect.

If that doesn't do it, try it with no encryption on the router and see if you can connect that way. If so, updating the drivers on the laptop may be the answer. Of course, you should also have the latest updates for XP as well.

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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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Hi, I've been away camping for a couple of weeks and now that I'm back my desktop computer no longer connects to the internet. As I state in the title, however; the signal strength says it's "very good".

I've tried removing the connection and re-adding it, I've tried moving the wireless USB/removing and potential disturbances, but to no avail.

Any help would be much appreciated!

A:Signal strength: Very good, Access: Limited connectivity

Turn off the Modem
Turn off the Router
Turn off the PC
Turn off all network gear

Do this for 30 seconds.

Then slowly turn on the modem (DSL or Cable)
Then the router
Any switches
Then the PC
Then the rest of your network.

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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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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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Hello everyone..
Whenever my router is outside 1 meter radius, though the signal strength is good enough, I am unable to connect to the Internet. All other laptops and phones work fine with a lot lesser signal strength.. but my Laptop won't connect and it asks me to Troubleshoot!!!
I have a HP Compaq notebook with Win-7 Ultimate, the network driver is Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn.

I have been facing this issue for a looong time now and I have to put my router right next to my laptop to use the internet.

PLEASE help !

Thank you

A:Can't connect to internet when signal strength isn't 100%

i have seen network issues with non genuine windows
did the laptop come with Win-7 Ultimate

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How does signal strength affect internet download speed? I get very poor speed at hi signal strength, and OK speed at low signal strength. Very strange!

A:Internet Speed v/s Signal Strength

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Alienware X-51
Win 7 Home Premium SP1
Thompson TG585 v8 Modem /WPA2-PSK

Scope of Problem:
This is a Desktop LOADING based problem.
NOT a connection dropping, fading while in use problem.
Other Devices work fine.
Same problem with previous Modem.

Wireless icon shows spinning busy symbol.
If it connects fine, then it will Remain fine until the next Restart

If connect fails then yellow exclamation mark shows over TaskBar Icon.
Viewing connection it shows as Limited Access, but signal strength is 5 Bars
A Manual Disconnect, then reConnect will always establish a working connection (sometimes needs two attempts).

Signal Strength is ALWAYS Excellent, No other devices have issues with WiFi.

This is a persistent and long term problem which has "survived" improved Modem placement , ISP directed settings changes, and a new Modem.

[ Other threads all seem to be about No Connection OR Dropping/Fading/Poor Connection. This isn't ].

A:WiFi Limited Access, Signal Strength Excellent, works if I reconnect

Modem was the problem.

Recently the Thomson V8 was replaced with a telco provided Huawei HG630B.
The issue disappeared instantly, there is now just a little lag and then connection.

So problem solved.

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Ok, so I just installed one of these Cisco Aironet 1100 access points in a large office. The datasheet from Cisco says that I should be able to have a full 54Mbps signal at 90 ft. in an "Open Office Environment", and should be able to get an 11Mbps signal at 220 ft.


I tested the range of the access point by walking through the office with my laptop, putting several rooms/walls between us. I started to lose my signal around 30 feet away, straight line distance, and completely lost it at 50 ft. I have a schematic of the office for measuring this.

Now, I realize that walls and framing interfere with the signal, and 30 feet through walls, in my mind is a pretty good distance for this point to function.. but my questions are:

1) What is Cisco's definition of an "Open Office Environment"?
2) Should I be getting better performance out of this device than I am receiving?
3) What does everyone think about signal strength/distance in a "real office environment" through multiple rooms/walls?

A:Solved: Cisco Aironet 1100 Access Point - Signal Strength

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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 have wireless internet through Time Warner Cable. We use an Apple Airport for our internet connection. I have brought a client's laptop home to do some work on it as it has the software I need to use for the project I am doing for them. It is a Gateway laptop that usually functions in a wireless environment of a Linksys Router. It says that I have excellent Signal Strength but there is no connection to the internet. I called Time Warner and it is not a problem on their end. I called Apple and was on hold for 45 minutes only to be told there was nothing they could do since our Mac Laptop is working fine.

I am not computer illiterate but I am not a computer whiz either so please explain more advanced suggestions. THANKS!

A:Excellent Signal Strength No Internet Connection

Hello and welcome to TSF

I think Your question might be better answered in a Networking forum:

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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 been using the wireless modem with my laptop with great success for some months. But all of a sudden it's really giving me jip.

I will be surfing away wirelessly in the room above the modem and it will lose connection, going from limited connectivity to no connectivity at all. And sometimes when it is connected the browsing is really sluggish. But then at other times it's fine.

The modem is still in the same place it's always been, and the cordless phone I have is in exactly the same place. Nothing new is near it that could be causing conflict.

The only thing I can suggest is that my next door neighbour has just had his broadband line reconnected and is using a wireless modem. The reason I think it may be this is because I had the same problem several months ago, but then it just corrected itself and has been working perfectly fine until now. I think (although cannot be sure) that this tallies with when my neighbour lost his broadband line. Is it possible it could be that?

Also, I recently upgraded to IE8, have been racking my brain to try and remember if the problem started at the same time, but I don't think it did.

I'll be massively grateful for any advice offered as it's driving me up the wall... what's the point of paying for a wireless modem and laptop if I have to sit within 2 meters of the bloomin' modem at all times?!?

Thanks in advance

Denise xx

A:Signal strength = good, Internet Connection = BAD!

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I can't figure this one out, i had to replace my cable modem, my laptop A on wi-fi home network works fine on internet, however my other laptop B, has a belkin card that shows great signal strength but limited or no connectivlty to the internet (can't get on at all) The laptop A has an internal wifi card that uses windowsxp to connect to net, the laptop B has a belkin card that uses belkin software to configure the connection. i've tried retyping in the WEP, no luck. The cable guys said something about getting a new MAC address with the new modem, but laptop A connects fine, they're both set to autodetect settings. Help???

A:Signal Strength Good, But No Internet Connectivity?

Try this. Your computer could be infected with spyware causing it not to work properly. Try connecting it directly with a cat5 and see if you have the same problem. If so, it's your TCP/IP Stack (which the program above fixes). You will be able to fix it by running the program then visiting the following sites (yes, there's more, but these are the main ones I go for first):

SpyBot: Search & Destroy
Lavasoft: Ad-Aware
AVG Anti-Virus (if you don't have any anti-virus)
Codestuff Starter (to find malicious programs)

Hope this information helps! Let me know if it does or not.

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My signal strength shows Excellent but my internet connection comes & goes all of a sudden. I read some other post as to what they did to resolve their issue so this is my info below...Please help! Thank you!

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\tebako>IPCONFIG /ALL
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : tebako-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-2B-B6-33-A0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8d:2e0d:8cf3:30d4%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, August 10, 2011 11:08:29 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, August 11, 2011 11:10:25 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890283
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-98-7F-A6-00-24-2B-B6-33-A0
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
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A:Excellent signal strength but little to no internet connectivity

Copied this from a post by pedroguy.

Ok:This is what we know about that Atheros adapter.Boils down to two possibilities :
Encryption and or driver issue.
I think both of those are covered below.
Courtesy of ETAF and Terrynet on the Networking Forum:

Atheros AR5007EG & AR5007
We have recently been seeing a lot of problems with the above adapters over the last few months, mainly concerning WPA and WPA2 encryption and windows Vista.

The adapter gets an IP configuration, and shows as connected, but communication is non-existent or sporadic.

Log into the Router and disable the wireless security and see if you are now able to connect to the internet and surf OK.
--- Please post back here if that works or does not work.

Here are a number of possible solutions

--- 1) In Device Manager right click on the wireless adapter and "update driver." That apparently has worked for some posters.

--- 2) Download and install the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site support section, as some manufactures, appear to now have a working driver available.
Toshiba - update has worked for some PCs
HP The latest HP Atheros driver dated Sept 2010 has fixed the issue - so check the driver date, However, that does NOT apply to all HPs / Compaqs machines
- the poster did an online scan for driver updates on the HP website here HP Product Detection which resulted in a solution. Sol... Read more

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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.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 113914 MB, Free - 68245 MB; I: Total - 30717 MB, Free - 18028 MB; M: Total - 238414 MB, Free - 12163 MB;
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

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

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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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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.

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On the right hand side of the taskbar I have the icons for battery life, volume, internet connection, etc. When I used to put the mouse over the internet connection it would show me who I was connected too (SSID) , signal quality, and speed. I began having some issues so I had to remove my Netgear connection and then reconnect. Ever since I did this all that shows up now when I put the mouse over it is now only says: Netgear and Internet access. How do I get the information back. It shows up on my desktop, but not my laptop.

A:lost info on internet speed, connectivity, signal strength, etc

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I have been trying to figure this out since Sunday. I cannot for the sake of humanity get my internet on my MacBook to work! It's slowly killing me inside. I have a Netgear WPN824 router that I just bought on Saturday. It works fine on my HP pc, just not on my mac. I have full signal strength on the mac, but whenever I attempt to go online, an "Address Not Found" page displays. The only way I can get internet on the mac is by connecting the mac to the router through an ethernet cord. I have been reading that some Netgear products may not be compatiable with Macs even though a tech support (who could not help me at all) assured me all their products worked well with Macs.

I've unplugged the router and modem and replugged them, nothing. I've even attempted to manually put the IP addresses into the mac, still nothing.

I've decided that if you guys can't help me, I will just have to return the router and get a different one.

I have some screenshots of my problem.

As you can see, my mac cannot detect the IP address of the router. I don't know how to fix that.

A:Solved: MacBook receiving full signal strength but cannot connect to internet

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First, sysinfo details:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6057 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1259 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 278527 MB, Free - 107426 MB; D: Total - 416451 MB, Free - 358397 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., 300E4A/300E5A/300E7A
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

My laptop refuses to access the internet though the WiFi signal is strong (my Android phone connects instantly). I am currently in a hotel so cannot mess with the router (as advised by Windows help!). I have a similar problem in one airport lounge but generally it's fine, and at home I have no problem at all. It will connect for a while but them loses it and it stays lost for ages.

I have searched this forum as I see this is a problem for others but the solutions are perhaps not exactly relevant to my laptop. The ipconfig output is listed below.

I'd appreciate any advice, as using my phone for internet access is not ideal.

Thanks in advance.



Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mick-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
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A:Solved: No internet access through WiFi with excellent strength

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So on Thursday night my computer got a bunch of spyware, malware, things of that nature on it. I ran Spybot and did a virus scan and I was able to get everything off except 4 things. The next morning I was able to get the rest of the items off my computer but when I tried to get online neither Opera, nor FireFox could load any page.

I use a wireless connection and it says Im connected but I cant perform anything related to the internet. I did all the usual things that I normally would to fix the problem, but it didnt work this time. I connected my laptop directly to the modem but that didnt help. I thought I may have accidently deleted something important so I did a system restore and still nothing.

I ran winsockfix but whenever I do it keeps saying something likeError 53 and it was unsuccessful. Ive searched and tried everything I can find. Ive tried all the netsh winsock things in command prompt and netsh int ip resetand the other things related to that, but it did nothing.
Ive tried a couple other thing I cant remember at the moment but nothings worked. Any help would be appreciated.

Also not sure if this helps
Computer: HP Pavillion dv6700
OS: Windows Vista Home
Router: Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router
Internet Provider: Charter

A:My computer says I’m connected but I can’t access the internet.

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I have a 802.11g D-Link D1-524 Router
wireless 802.11b PCI card on my other computer in another room
Only getting two bars signal
How do I get the signal higher?

A:low signal strength

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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!

A:No wireless signal strength

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Erm.... which do I trust? (see attachment) The question mark is in Comic Sans for added seriousness.

A:Signal strength mismatch

Hi mate, if there is such thing as a matter of trust, i would go the lesser. Hoever, i wouldn't put my lunch money on either. What matters is you are connected it not.

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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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hiii i have a problem to my wifi signal strenght from this afternoon.
before i have getting 5 of 5 bars in my wifi signal i used another wifi router for one day .
now i trying to connect to my old wifi it was not connecting ,if connect also signal strenght is 2 of 5
my friends getting 5 of 5.wifi router distance is 20ft only.
my lap is dell inspiron15 3537..pls help me to get my wifi .

A:wifi signal strength

It depends on what router the old one is. It helps to post the manufacturer & model of the old router you are having problems with.

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The signal strength usually shows low or very low. I`ve been changing the channels through 1,6,11, but it doesn`t change the signal strength. My modem is a Netgear CGD24N v2. The computer operates ok but i`d like the signal strength to show better than low. Any ideas please?

A:Cable Wi Fi Signal strength low

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Hi, I recently moved from cat-5 cables to a wireless connection, so I could put my computer in my room. When I connect to my network I always get a terrible connection either Low or No Signal at all. The wireless router is right under my room and I don't know how I'm getting such a bad connection. Any help would be much appreciated.

wow.... No Reply in 6 hours....

A:Terrible Signal Strength

i suspect its due to the makeup of the ceiling and floor -
you could try moving the aerial around on the router and on the PC if a desktop
sometimes just a slight change on postion helps a lot - if i move my router 12" i can pick a signal up in a back room - whcih has nothing in the way.

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Wirless is connected.... but no internet..

Hey, I've got a desktop pc with a wireless card.

The desktop wirless card is a Linksys Wireless-G PCI adapter.

I've got full signal strength to my network, however I cannot get online. I'm able to get online with the laptop using the same network, just not the PC.

Any suggestions?

A:Signal Strength really weak

I've played with firewall settings, didnt change anything.

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I use two HP Desktop computers. WiFi worked fine on both of them, always displaying Full Strength Signal.

One is HP Compaq 8000 Elite SFF, W10, the other is HP Workstation XW4400, W7, had for many years, never had a problem with Signal Strength.

In the last few days the HP Compaq has been displaying just 1 or 2 bars, to the extent that I was unable to Logout from an email, so I had to force shutdown.

Any advice, please? Thank you.

A:WiFi: Low Signal Strength

maybe the problem is not with your computer but from the router. You can refer to here: https://192-168-i-i.com/

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I currently use a Netgear router from which I run 3 desktops and 1 laptop. 2 of the desktops are connected to the router by cable, with the remaining desktop, and the laptop, connecting to the router via rather old ZD wireless adaptors, which plug in to spare USB ports.

Using this method, the wireless connectivity is always a bit on the fragile side, despite the router, desktop, and the laptop, all being situated in the same room. The wireless signal strength can vary between 50% and 80%, with a similar variation in signal quality. Okay, so most of the time this does not seem to affect performance, but, here's the thing.

I plan to purchase a replacement laptop. If fortunate enough to be able to do so, I would like to be able to take the laptop outside into the garden, so I can sometimes sit and do my work during the summer without being stuck in my home office for 12 hours at a stretch. However, without a definite improvement in wireless connectivity, I can't see how this is going to happen.

Can you suggest what type of router I would be best to purchase which will provide extended range and allow me to move my laptop around my house and garden whilst still enjoying reliable connectivity? Or, can I add a larger antenna to my existing router to boost performance - or is this against wireless telegraphy regulations?

A:Router Signal Strength

with the laptop you currently have wireless - can we see an xirrus screen shot (we may also need to use inSSIDer later) from your normal position - allow the graph to run for a while

and then move out towards the garden and see what the signal does

for a comparison - can we also see xirrus from the wireless enabled desktop PC in the normal position - may be useful to also see the laptop next to the desktop

as thats quite a few screen shots - make sure we know which screen shot is for which device and also which location

it will depend on the construction and obstacles between the router and the garden location as to which will work the best

whats the exact model of the netgear router and explain the location and what will be between the router and the garden

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

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

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I have a wireless card built in to my laptop. I live right next door to my office which has a wireless access point. Right next door means, i am approx. 75- 100 feet away. When I connect I can only get a "very low" signal strength. Is there a way to boost this with an antenna or something external?

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Depends on the wireless access point. For example, I have a Linksys WRT54G. I put the router with new 9dB antennas next to the wall so I can access the WAP from next door. I get an excellent signal both next door, and in the room with the router.

Courtney sends....

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I have 3 computers, 2 wireless laptops and a pc that is plugged in. If I move more than 20 feet from the router my connection is slow on both laptops. Also If both laptops are close and try to load anything big they will nearly stop. I would love to use both laptops at full speed at the same time anywhere bedroom, living room, patio or dining room. If i have to use my laptops in the study I may as well be on the pc. Any advice?

Thanks for the help.

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Hello everyone,

A couple weeks ago i got a wifi max so i could connect my wii to the internet and all this time i have been tryign to solve the limited or no connectivity probelm and i finally did but now my signal strength is 0 and i dont have any ideas how to get it higher so help would be appreciated

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Ok, recently my computer and internet was working just fine until last night. MY computer just didnt connect. So i called dell and they just fixed it right now by going into my router settings and changing a few things like changing my security to WPA Personal from WAP Open. Before I was usually getting full bars with excellent and good signal strength, but now after I fixed my internet problem, my signal strength is at poor. I tried restarting the computer but it did not work. What should I do? How can I fix it? Also, I have 2 antennas from my wireless computer and they are both parallel from the floor.

A:Why is my signal strength poor?

Quote: Originally Posted by Tabobo

Ok, recently my computer and internet was working just fine until last night. MY computer just didnt connect. So i called dell and they just fixed it right now by going into my router settings and changing a few things like changing my security to WPA Personal from WAP Open. Before I was usually getting full bars with excellent and good signal strength, but now after I fixed my internet problem, my signal strength is at poor. I tried restarting the computer but it did not work. What should I do? How can I fix it? Also, I have 2 antennas from my wireless computer and they are both parallel from the floor.

We need to know info about how far, what router, etc. BTW antenna's should be vertical


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how increase my wifi signal strength when i m using tp link w8968 router its signal strength is low when just i go to my room door while i m using bina tone w 850 it doest not happen .so plase tell me how to fi my tp link configuration. i m using win 8.1 .

A:wifi signal strength

natik said:

how increase my wifi signal strength when i m using tp link w8968 routerClick to expand...

If you have the router set to less than 100% Wi-Fi power (I think my new router doesn't even have that setting) than increase it.

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I've got a ps3 on my room, the room right above the router. The distance between the router and the ps3 is about 6-7 feet but there's a concrete floor in between. The signal on my ps3 is about 40% most of the time but i wan't my downloads to get faster so i should find some way the increase the strength of the signal, right? My router is a Linksys WRT160N with 2 internal omni-antenna's. But no socket on the back to plug in another antenna. So how can i increase the strength? I'm not able to get an internet-cable up to my room so i need to get it all wireless. Is there any easy AND CHEAP (by cheap i mean something under 50 euros/65 dollars) way to boost the signal-strength or get a repeater. (i'm dumb when it comes to networking so something really easy to install would be appreciated)

Thanks in advance!!!

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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 am currently using wireless internet at home on my laptop and as usual, sometimes I get fast internet and sometimes slower than slow. I have been trying a few simple things to improve the speed, or at least have something reasonable when I'm on youtube. My question is, why is it when I have a great signal (80% - 100%) and a great flow rate (40% - 50%) I only have 0 - 23 kbps? Sometimes when I have a low signal and 0% flow rate, I have 200 - 300 kbps. Basically, I'm wondering why a great signal has nothing to do with the kbps that I receive and/or send out. Thanks in advance.

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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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Hi. My wireless router no longer gives as consistent/strong a signal strength (especially in other rooms). It did fall recently and I've just tried to use a D-Link High-Gain Indoor Antenna which seemed to slightly improve the situation but the speed and signal strength are not as strong as they used to be (in my old apt). Any thoughts? Always appreciative of the insight.


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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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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-3500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7658 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6620G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 595360 MB, Free - 527699 MB; D: Total - 14814 MB, Free - 1647 MB; F: Total - 99 MB, Free - 91 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 358B
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

I just got this new laptop because my screen went out on my older one. I have a netgear WNDR3700v1 which has always had perfect signal strength. My old laptop had Vista. If I move right next to the router it has great strength, but of course that defeats the purpose of a wireless router. Can you help me solve this problem?

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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

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