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How to improve signal strength on a wireless network

The success of a wireless network depends on the signal strength. A strong signal is required so all networking devices can communicate with each other. A weak signal causes low bandwidth preventing communication between hosts and causing network disruption.

  1. Pay attention to router placement. It should be away from walls, floor, and glass and metal objects, all of which disturb wireless signals. If possible, place the router in a central location.
  2. Change your router's standard antenna to use a high-gain antenna that sends signals in one direction. This way signals can be focused in the required direction. Standard antennae send signals in all the directions, which may not be desirable especially if the router needs to be placed next to a wall.
  3. Use a wireless repeater, the device that enhances range of a wireless network.
  4. Change the channel on which the router is functioning. Similar to radio stations, routers function on different channels one of which may give better performance than the other.
  5. Ensure the network card installed in the hosts is capable of receiving and sending signals to the router. In this respect, using equipment from one manufacturer is better.
  6. Check the vendor's site regularly for latest updates, performance enhancing tips and fixes.
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cant get wi fi signal.


Solution 1.Check wireless connection.
The first step of diagnosis have to any other device connected to the same network, ensure the wireless connection is working fine, or verify the settings of your wireless router to correct it.
2.Check your Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep Settings.
Owing to Wi-Fi sleep policy your Wi-Fi connection may be going to get disconnected every now and then.
Tweak this policy to keep your Wi-Fi connection awake.
[Settings] >>[Wi-Fi]>>[Advanced]>> Check [Always] to keep the Wi-Fi on during sleep.
Save changes and exit all the screens. Your Wi-Fi will never get disconnected again due to this policy.
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3.Check signal strength of wireless connection.
The performance of a wireless network connection depends in part on signal strength.
You have to connect the Wireless network where the signal strength is strong.
Check Wireless network signal strength icons in notification bar.
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4.Try to turn off/on Wi-Fi on the device.
First to turn off Wi-Fi, [Settings]>>[Wi-Fi] >>[turn Wi-Fi to off].
And then to turn on Wi-Fi, [Settings]>>[Wi-Fi]>>[turn Wi-Fi to on].
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5.Try to forget network on the device.
Forgetting wireless networks allow your tablet/phone to reset some settings.
[Settings]>>[Wi-Fi]>>Press & hold your[Net Work Name(SSID)]for 2 seconds.
>>Select[Forget Network]>>Re-Connect your wireless networks if it's disconnected.
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6.Try to reboot your device.
7.Make sure your firmware is up-to-date.
>>Select[Settings]>>[About tablet]>>[System Firmware Update]>>[Check Update].
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8.Try to reset your device.
Note: once RESET was performed, all data, apps, settings and personal information will be deleted after initialization.
Third-party programs might be the major probability of Tablet/Phone instable, suggested to have a full reset for the device if the situation persists.
[Settings]>>[Backup&reset]>>[Factory data reset]
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9.Try to other wireless connections.
If steps above were not able to solve internet connection problem still, please try other wireless connections if available, otherwise contact your networking provider to technical support.

Oct 09, 2014 | Worryfree Gadgets 7inch Zeepad 7.0 Android...

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tablet can not connect to wi-fi


Try "forget network" and reconnecting.

Dec 06, 2013 | Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1"

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Cant get wifi unless I am a couple of inches from router. All other wifi devices work perfectly. I even downloaded the latest driver directly from Intel and problem still exists.


Having a wireless Internet signal in your home allows multiple devices to use the same Internet connection without having to run lengths of Ethernet cable to each device. Given that the wireless network is transmitted over the air, the consistency of your Internet connection depends on the strength of the wireless signal. If wireless signal strength is not strong enough to give you a consistent Internet connection, there are a few simple steps for finding the problem and improving your signal strength.

Reset all devices. The majority of Internet issues, including poor wireless signal strength, are very often solved by a simple power cycle of all the devices in the network. Locate the power cords of both your modem and your wireless router and remove them (if you use a modem/router combination, simply unplug the power to that device). Leave them unplugged for a full 30 seconds, plug them back in and restart your computer. When your computer fully reboots, check your wireless signal strength to see if it has improved. If it has not, further troubleshooting is required. Move your computer closer to your router, or your router closer to your computer. Wireless routers do not have unlimited range. One reason your computer may be getting a weak signal strength from your wireless network could be because your computer is simply outside of the router's range. Typically, ISPs (Internet Service Providers) will install your modem in one specific location in the house and the modem will not work at other locations, so moving the modem or modem/router combination may not be a possibility. If this is the case, you may need to move the computer to a location that is within the range of the wireless router's broadcast. If you still get poor signal strength, your router may be experiencing a malfunction. Contact the technical support department of your router manufacturer. Router malfunctions often are not the result of a bad or broken router, but of something much simpler, such as the router's needing a firmware upgrade or an incorrect setting on the router's internal setup. If your router manufacturer is unable to improve your wireless signal strength, it may be time to purchase a new router. Purchase a new router. Wireless routers are priced in part based on how widely their wireless signal broadcasts (in other words, the more expensive the router you buy, the larger a wireless signal the router will broadcast). Included in the packaging of each wireless router is the approximated range, in square footage, of that router's wireless network. A good rule of thumb is to know the square footage of your house and buy a router that can accommodate that square footage. That way, as long as the router is functioning properly, you will have strong wireless signal strength throughout your entire home.

Mar 01, 2013 | Samsung 19628 NP300V5A-A0AUS NP300V5AI

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poor signal with WiFi on my zeepad


Having a wireless Internet signal in your home allows multiple devices to use the same Internet connection without having to run lengths of Ethernet cable to each device. Given that the wireless network is transmitted over the air, the consistency of your Internet connection depends on the strength of the wireless signal. If wireless signal strength is not strong enough to give you a consistent Internet connection, there are a few simple steps for finding the problem and improving your signal strength.

Reset all devices. The majority of Internet issues, including poor wireless signal strength, are very often solved by a simple power cycle of all the devices in the network. Locate the power cords of both your modem and your wireless router and remove them (if you use a modem/router combination, simply unplug the power to that device). Leave them unplugged for a full 30 seconds, plug them back in and restart your computer. When your computer fully reboots, check your wireless signal strength to see if it has improved. If it has not, further troubleshooting is required. Move your computer closer to your router, or your router closer to your computer. Wireless routers do not have unlimited range. One reason your computer may be getting a weak signal strength from your wireless network could be because your computer is simply outside of the router's range. Typically, ISPs (Internet Service Providers) will install your modem in one specific location in the house and the modem will not work at other locations, so moving the modem or modem/router combination may not be a possibility. If this is the case, you may need to move the computer to a location that is within the range of the wireless router's broadcast. If you still get poor signal strength, your router may be experiencing a malfunction. Contact the technical support department of your router manufacturer. Router malfunctions often are not the result of a bad or broken router, but of something much simpler, such as the router's needing a firmware upgrade or an incorrect setting on the router's internal setup. If your router manufacturer is unable to improve your wireless signal strength, it may be time to purchase a new router. Purchase a new router. Wireless routers are priced in part based on how widely their wireless signal broadcasts (in other words, the more expensive the router you buy, the larger a wireless signal the router will broadcast). Included in the packaging of each wireless router is the approximated range, in square footage, of that router's wireless network. A good rule of thumb is to know the square footage of your house and buy a router that can accommodate that square footage. That way, as long as the router is functioning properly, you will have strong wireless signal strength throughout your entire home. Hope this helps.

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