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Very poor cell reception


Do you have a case on your phone? Aluminum cases will reduce signal. What about a tin roof on your house. That can affect it if you are far from a tower. Some models of phones have also had defects causing that. Warranty would cover it.

Apr 12, 2016 | Samsung GALAXY S4

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Hds 10 gen 2 having trouble picking up location takes 20 to 30 minute to locate.


Aluminum will block a GPS signal, but the aluminum needs to be above the antenna and within approximately 12 inches or less.
the other major source of interference is the electromagnetic field of other electronics in close proximity to your GPS antenna. Typically within about 24"-30" or less in distance from the antenna. The internal antenna of the HD 10 is top dead center of the unit.
Turn the "WAAS" off on your unit and see if that improves reception.
Hope this info helps.

May 11, 2015 | Lowrance Hds-10 Gen 2 Combo

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PICTURE FREEZES EVEY FEW SECONDS


Not enough info in your Q to help you.

1) What's the source?; TV tuner (digital terrestrial, cable, satellite. Internal or external tuner/receiver box)

2) One channel - some channels - or all channels affected?

3) Just this TV, or are other TVs affected in the house too

4) Are your neighbours having the same issues?

5) What have you done so far to troubleshoot the problem yourself? (retuned, checked cables, checked signal level, realigned aerial/antenna etc)

Oct 17, 2014 | Televison & Video

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Antenna hook up


If you are using an indoor Antenna:
1- the most probable reason would be the location of the antenna and TV in an area where the reception is very low. Indoors all houses are affected by the running electrical circuits which in turn generate magnetic field that together with the structure of the house obstruct or weaken the wave signals of wireless and TV reception. Also this issue may be aggravated by the vicinity you are live in. Where you are living may not have the optimum reception from some services including TV signals. Your best bet is to try moving the (Indoor) antenna closer to the outside (such as windows, or better to a balcony) and try all four directions of the house.
2- One other possibility, is the antenna jack being disconnected from one of its wires (or a de-solder) at an internal part of its circuit). This problem can be detected by trying another antenna that is working good when used with another TV (and preferably at a different location) thus testing for the possible weak signal at the same time.
3- The last possible issue is the antenna receptacle built onto the Tv set. This may have a problem of some element of it disconnected internally on the board or de-soldered..
If the Antenna is external, all the above points are still valid, but the probability is higher, for some hidden disconnection on the receptacle, the antenna plug or at the connection of the co-axial cable with the external antenna. (Once I found a co-axial cable with disconnections of its central copper wire within the protective insulating coat- probably due to defects in the plastic coat that had microscopic holes that allowed air and humidity into the central wire and caused it to corrode and have those discontinuities)..

Jul 22, 2013 | Symphonic Televison & Video

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No increase in range


Hey kenat. To increase the range of your wireless signal to increase signal strength, try pointing the antennae as approximate as possible to your receiver. If you have already tried that, then use the old Aluminum foil trick. Get a small square of aluminum foil and wrap it around your antennae. Make sure the whole antennae is wrapped with the foil and it's usually best to keep some more hanging off. Because Aluminum is conductive, this will increase the strength of your wireless signal, and at the same time your range.
If all else fails you could always purchase a multi-antennae router which usually has 3 or more antennae.

Have fun :)

Aug 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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The reception is frequently very pixilated and therefore unwatchable. That also affects any recordings.


If you are only using a TV antenna, then the air signal that you are receiving is not sufficiently strong enough to present a full data frame to your receiver. If you are on cable, then your cable company is not sending a strong enough signal. This could be the Cable company's fault, or your cable connection could be at fault. In that case call your cable company and complain.

If it is over the air, then you will have to put up a better antenna, and perhaps an enhanced antenna with a db gain that will give the signal a boost such as http://www.target.com/GE-Indoor-Outdoor-TV-Antenna/dp/B0026SSAOM

When the FCC mandated that the US TV signals switch to digital, then the frequency was upped to a higher level. Those higher level frequencies have a disadvantage in that they are affected by line of sight interference from trees, houses, other structures, in that they bounce off. Also weather interferes with the signal. There is a move afoot to increase the strength of the signal, but that is years away.

Apr 05, 2011 | Vision Televison & Video

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Apple Macbook Pro does not connect to wireless network


The antennas in the Macbook Pros have had an issue with reception due to the aluminum housing of the laptop but, should still receive decent reception just not as much as a plastic Macbook or plastic PC laptop. It could be possible that the antenna's cables have become disconnected from the Airport Extreme card inside your Macbook Pro, that the card itself is faulty or damaged or that the Antennas themselves have been damaged in some way. As always make sure you have the latest updates and have installed any driver updates from Apple regarding your Airport Extreme card. Here's an article that may help eliminate any wireless interference that may be affecting your signal strength. Apple - Wireless Interference hope this helps, if so don't forget to comment, vote, etc. Thank you.

May 28, 2010 | Apple MacBook Mac Notebook

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Weak signal


Go to your basic setup and change IP. Your default is 192.168.1.1 you can change it to a higher number
(ie:192.168.1.4) Also make sure and set up security.
If you leave it open others can use your connection and slow you down.

Oct 21, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Denon DRA 345R. no fm reception.


Hi...

What are you using for an antenna?
Also, do you have aluminum siding or aluminum sheet in your house insulation?
Steel roof? Any of those will kill reception.

Mar 23, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

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