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Getting better signal quality on wireless network?

I just purchased a linksys wireless router and usb network adapter. everything's working, but i'm wondering why the signal quality is so low. the room that i have it in is maybe 40 feet away at most. I have made sure that the usb adapter is on top of the computer, and that the router is on the desk of the other computer so that there isn't any interference. Are there any settings i should change on my computer or the adapter?

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Re: Getting better signal quality on wireless network?

Under the tab 'wireless' find the strint that says 'Channels', and change to another one (anyone) and then give it a day to see if you lose connection, if you do, go back and change it again. Try downloading the latest drivers and software. The WRT55AG and WRT54AG are known to drop signals. These routers are like cell phones, you have to find a good spot for them.

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Sep 10, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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The router often looses wi-fi signal and dhcp gives wrong address ( exemple: 169.164.....)

Here are some links for things to look for and check for you wireless connection isues:

If the links do not work just copy and past them in to you browser. If you dont have a internet connection available I have listed them below the links.

Top Causes of Intermittent Wireless Connection to a Linksys Router

There are three key reasons that may be cited why the wireless connection between your Linksys router and your computer is intermittent or is experiencing timeouts.
i. You have a low signal quality received from your wireless router.
ii. You are experiencing signal interference from other wireless devices.
iii. Your router's firmware needs to be upgraded.
You have a low signal quality received from your Linksys wireless router.
The location of your wireless router with respect to your computer greatly influences your connection to the wireless network. For a better signal quality, it is ideal that the wireless router is placed in a central spot of your house or on a location free from any obstruction blocking its range.
To determine the signal quality received from your wireless router, you must connect to the wireless network first.
NOTE: For instructions on how to connect wirelessly to your Linksys router, click here. If you're using a Mac computer, click here.
Once connected, check the signal strength received by your wireless adapter or Airport for Mac users. The recommended signal strength should be closest to full bars to have the best connection possible.
You are experiencing signal interference from other wireless devices.
The frequency used by your router's wireless network may be 2.4 GHz, 5GHz or both. Some devices may also be using the same frequency and this causes the interference to the wireless network of your Linksys router. The most common examples are cordless phones, microwave ovens and baby monitors. Another possibility of frequency interference is that there may be other wireless networks in the area. Your frequencies may be conflicting with each other.
To solve this, turn off the device that is possibly causing the interference or relocate your router away from it. Another solution is to change the current wireless network channel which is set in your router's settings. For instructions on how to do this, click here.
Your router's firmware needs to be upgraded.
If you are having unstable connection and have confirmed that the previous causes are irrelevant, then you may have to upgrade your Linksys router's firmware. For instructions on how to do this, click here.

Encountering Intermittent Wireless Connections Using a Router

Before following the steps in this article, check if your wireless computers have stable connection when connected to other wireless networks (hotspots).This article assumes that all wireless computers are experiencing intermittent wireless connection with the Linksys router.
Frequent wireless disconnection can be caused by different factors such as:
  1. Wireless interference within the network.
  2. Wireless settings of the Linksys router are still set to default.
  3. Firmware is corrupted.
Reducing Wireless Interference
If you are experiencing frequent disconnection from the wireless network, it helps if you check the following factors, all of which can greatly affect your wireless signals:
  • 2.4 GHz interference: Your router may be operating on the same frequency as your cordless telephone system (or even your neighbors'), or other nearby equipment. Try to change your router's channel to 1 or 11 (the default channel is 6) and restart the wireless computers.

    Physical obstructions: Your router or wireless computers may be losing connectivity because of physical obstacles such as walls and floors. Try to move the equipment to different locations to find a better link.

  • Placement of the router: Linksys suggests that you place your router as high off the ground as possible. When placing the router in a high location, leave a distance of two feet between the router antenna tips, ceiling, and wall. If your signal passes through multiple floors, place the router on the upper-most floor, and high up in the room.

  • Surroundings: Keep the router away from large metal objects, bodies of water (fish tanks, bathrooms), and any electrical equipment including television sets, microwaves, radios, etc.
  • Customizing Wireless Settings of the Router
    Having default wireless settings on the Linksys router may cause conflict with other Linksys routers within your network range. We suggest changing the SSID (network name) and the Wireless Channel of your router. Also, if it is possible, enable the Wireless Security of your router.
    1)To change the router's SSID or the wireless network's name, click here.
    2)To change the router's channel, click here.
    3)To enable the wireless security on the router, click here.
    NOTE: If the wireless connection remains unstable after performing the steps above, it could mean that your firmware is corrupted. For instructions to reload or upgrade firmware, click here.

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Belkin router not giving signal to linksys adapter HELP!!!!!

I dont think belkin has a stable driver for win.7 at this time. I have a belkin n router with a belkin adapter and had no luck.
Some people have had some success using a Vista driver.
You could go to and download a win 7 driver there. They show a 48% success rate.

Dec 13, 2009 | Belkin Routers

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My Linksys network adapter is very slow to connect

Ask them to review you connection speed to make sure your getting the speed you ordered. Linksys is usually pretty good. See if it's faster WITHOUT using the wireless (plug directly into the modem). If it is I can only think of two things... Ether you need to relocate your wireless modem to acheive a stronger signal OR if your signal is strong on your adapters end, you could always upgrade to a different wireless adapter that can handle faster conections.

Jun 27, 2009 | 2wire (1000-400108-001) Router

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I bought a new wireless router and went through the initial set up process and had everything working. I did have a couple issued with my desktop accepting a wireless signal and had to reinstall the...

Try deleting the wireless network connection through control panel, network connections, right click your wireless adapter then select properties. Click on wireless networks on the tabs at the top. Remove your wireless from the list then reboot machine. When Windows has restarted search for wireless networks and find your wireless network. Click on connect and then input your wireless key. Windows may have thrown a wobbly and lost your wireless key. Common problem.

Jun 10, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router...

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Compatability of a linksys wusb546s ver2.1 usb network adapter

Yes, you can use both.
The router usually broadcast more IP adresses the an end user would have need for.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Mar 02, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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hi frank its a new thing to have to go out and decide what router to purchase and install i use a linksys and have had good luck with the wireless connection quality . does his laptop have a wireless lan card installed most new laptops do have one but its worth a look to make shure it does. depending on how much you want to spend how far away does his laptop sit from location of router ? if not more than 10 ft go ahead and purchase a cheaper one 60.00 now if you want a better quality one go with the twin antenna linksys for about 130,00 and please make shure that he installs the security software that comes with the router and make a password and secure it for shure .i hope ive helped you decide on what router to purchase they all work fairley good .
as far as how they work they are all plug and play install the cd software first then follow instructions carefully and set up is 10 minutes away good luck by for now

Jul 03, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Linksys WRT150N

Hi there,

I only have 3 suggestions.

1st one is to make sure the ssid is not similar to other routers you are using on your profile. ie.(change it to a unique name)

2nd is to make sure you check the box that says broadcast your ssid.

3rd check to make sure you select the router as an access point and not adhoc or infrastructure option. Finally you can try to change the channels eg. i like channel 3 b/c it doesnt interfere with any phone lines.

good luck


Jan 06, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-N WRT150N Router

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