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My router is producing a weak singal {2 bars} so I can not hook up to the internet.

Tried rotating the router 90degrees and checking connections and resetting and powering it down.

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  • lawrence m rose Oct 27, 2012

    Thanks everyone for the advice. I did not have a bad router connection even though it showed only 2 bars. A friend tried resetting the computer back to a date before the problem existed to clear fix it.

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Suggestion: Move your router. Your PC 3 appears to be in a 'dead zone' so to speak.

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When you say you did a reset on the router, did you unplug it and plug it back in after a while, or did you do a reset to factory settings?

If you have access to the settings of your router, check to make sure the firewall in your router is not set to block all connections. Also, make sure your IP filters are not enabled. This could cause ANY computer connected to this router to not be allowed an internet connection. Depending on where and when you bough this router, it might have "ZoneAlarm" settings as well. Unless you have a full version of ZoneAlarm (not the free version), make sure ZoneAlarm Pro is disabled in the router.

Please keep us posted.

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Try turning the router 90 degrees, and measure the strength.
Turn it another 90 degrees, and measure again.
Repeat.
Repeat.

Move to a house with wood cross-beams, instead of metal cross-beams inside the first-floor ceiling.

Rotate the upstairs computer 90 degrees, and measure again.

Buy a "Wireless N" router, for greater signal strength.

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SOURCE: lose internet connection (hughes net) when hooking up router

I would contact your hughes net, that is a satelite provider. That is a total different system, than dsl or cable. Hughes net should be able to walk you through the setup.

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