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Weak connection on one computer in network

One computer in our home network gets a strong signal but cannot connect the the internet, even when right next to router. Other computers in home connect fine. This one computer can get another wireless signal in out home area, just not ours. Seemed to happen after a Norton AV update / scan.

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Set the wireless channel for you router to the maximum level and save the changes

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