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D-link router wireless signal very poor. its only been poor in the last week. its only 30% when 10ft away. d-link 2640r free from aol. thanks

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I have this same problem i found out that when i sat in one direction the singal seemed to get stronger or you might need to move the arial about to see which way send out the most signal

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Low wireless signal on HP slimline Pavillian s3000y desk top pc with Lite-on USB wireless LAN card


Things That Affect Wireless Router Signals
1. Many wireless routers are using the same wirelesschannel. Many manufacturers choose channel 6 as the default. Change to anotherchannel.2. Analogue video senders used to send audio and video toother TVs in the home.3. Microwave ovens emit interference in the 2.4GHz band.4. Wireless speakers and console controllers can causeinterference with the wireless router.5. Bluetooth devices, newer Bluetooth devices can jump todifferent frequencies if there is a connection problem.6. Power cables located near the wireless router can causedropouts and speed reduction.7. Fish tanks will cause massive Wi-Fi shadow on the otherside of the tank from the wireless router. 8. Depending upon the location of large mirrors will reflectwireless signal away your computer.9. Building materials will block wireless signals such asplasterboards with metal foil, reinforced concrete walls and floors. Alsoobjects near the wireless router such as metal filing cabinets and otherelectrical appliances. 10. Blinking Christmas lights can reduce Wi-Fi performanceby 25% when it is close to the wireless router.

Jul 01, 2012 | HP PC Desktops

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Weak signal on pci card


The signal strength for wireless devices depends on a number of factors including:
The distance from the wireless router / access point or gateway.
The objects in the path of the direct line of sight signal, i.e. types and thickness of walls, metal objects such as kitchen appliances etc.
The directional characteristics of the aerial on the router / access point.
The physical position of the router, i.e. is is low down or high up in the room - the best position would normally be at a height which gives the best / clearest footprint for the wireless signal.

Do you have other wireless devices - what is the signal strength like for those when positioned close to the device with the Ralink PCI card?

How many wireless provider devices do you have, i.e. do you just have the one wireless router / access point or have you extended your wireless network using a second router or access point to give greater coverage?

Are there other competing wireless networks close to your own network, if so, you may need to consider setting a different channel than the default channel 11 that many devices use.

Also try to keep your computer wireless devices away from other devices such as wireless telephones, wireless remote controls etc.

Note: the slot used to host the PCI wireless card is unlikely to make any difference as the physical location of the aerial is only minimally changed by a couple of centimetres. Try rotating the computer case so that the aerial is directly facing the wireless router (to remove the case as another cause of weakening the signal being received).

Dec 31, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I have a HPPavillion laptop with built in wireless. Is there anything I can buy to strenghten my signal to a wireless router.


No , thers nothing to boost the PC unless you go with a wireless N card, BUT, there IS equiptment for boosting the signal from your router and it will depend on which router you have.
Since you didnt post the make and madel of your laptop or router , this is just going to be a general fix.
Go to Yahoo, google, ETC. Search for "xxxxxx wireless signal booster ". xxxxxx being the make of router you are using now.
For example, i searched linksysy and found one for linksys: http://www.bizrate.com/networkingproducts/linksys-wireless-g-range-expander-router-wireless-signal-booster--pid11678449/index__kw--wireless+g+booster__qcid--1402153.html

Oct 13, 2008 | PC Desktops

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The D-Link wireless router doesn't give a strong signal to computers farther away in the house. What should we try?


all you can do is buy a signal booster /extender or put the wireless router in a higher or more central position.

Sep 01, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I am connected to the d link wireless router, but it is not giving me internet connection. It just stopped working out of nowhere.. I keep restarting the device and trying to configure it on my mac but...


This Problem might be caused because other computer are taking the signal away from it or the Router is not working anymore.



Thank You!!!!!

Jul 07, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Faulty wireless connection due to 2nd D-Link installation


If you are refering to a loss of signal this is ocurring more and more as we get into the wireless age. You need to play with it by switching the router channels. You can access the router by going to your internet explorer and in the address bar type the router url I/E 192.168.1.1 or whatever the manufacture recommends Most passwords are provided by them. You can onlu access the router through a wired machine generally in port one of your router You will find the channel settings in the advanced section of most WAN areas of your router. There is also a setting on some for increasing the signal strength. and one last trick if you have neighbors that are "jamming" you place your router on the floor intead of higher up . Good luck.. Be mucho Blessed...Mark

Jun 26, 2008 | PC Desktops

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When we use the wireless house phone all comps using wireless internet loose connection from the router


Sometimes there is jamming in the wireless signals...try keeping the router away from the wireless phone (not the reciever - the main part).

May 10, 2008 | PC Desktops

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