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The wireless lan on hp pavilion media center pc is getting a low signal one bar out of five. How do I determine if its the antenna or the 802.11 card that is faulty?

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  • Casey
    Casey May 11, 2010

    How far does the signal have to travel in order to get to your HP? Also, through what does it have to travel?

    Try moving your hp if it isnt to much of a hassle.

  • Enrique Torres
    Enrique Torres May 11, 2010

    The real questions are as follows:

    1. How far is the PC from the wireless source?
    2. What kind of construction is between the wireless source and the PC(ie sheetrock, brick, wood, steel)?
    3 Also are the wireless router and card compatible (ie is the router a wirless B and your card a wireless G)?

    4. Were you previously getting a better signal? if so what has changed since you are now getting a lower signal.

    Might consider getting a signal booster

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Move either the router or the pc around. If this is a personal wireless you can buy or make antenna extenders to increase the range. You can also try a different firmware like dd-wrt which allows for greater control of the wireless.

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