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Re: I can be on the same level as my wireless wifi but i...
Putting airplane mode on/off doesn't matter for the wifi.. it only affect on gsm signals.
Might be your router's signal broadcaster antenna is damaged or not working.
Or try to clean antenna with the alcohol liquid.
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Nov 15, 2015 - 9 posts - 5 authors
Ok so for some reason ever since we got a new modem and router my HP laptop willhave a full connection and all of a sudden ill lose it and my wifi says "No Networks available" and a red X appears by my bars at the bottom. ... I dont know if maybe my network adapter is going bad or ...
Your other devices all buffer the signals internally. Your TV does not. Any disruptions in the continuity of the wireless signal show up as pauses and breaks in the streaming.
You can spend time trying to diagnose, and then changing WiFi channels But quite honestly, if you have neighbours who don't know or care about wireless then any fix you do will be undone because they'll just trample over your signal again.
Either go with a bit of cable (Ethernet cable) from the router to the TV, or buy some Ethernet of Power adapters (Homeplugs) and use them. Beware though, homeplugs radiate quite a bit of energy because they use the unshielded mains cable for transmission. They aren't as quick either as Ethernet cable direct because of the lag from the encryption/decryption and error correct processing.
CONTINUAL DISCONNECTION OF WIRELESS CONNECTION There are a few things that can cause you to lose wireless connection with your wireless router. 1. Weak signal strength, check the signal strength on your wireless card. If it is weak move the wireless router away from brick or concrete walls and if possible locate the wireless router higher up. 2. Have you secured your wireless router from people near your from unauthorized access? i.e. change the default password, setup encryption use WPA2 or WPA, change the default SSID, and turn off SSID broadcast, and for added protection, enable MAC address filtering which allows only the MAC address/es of your wireless card/s to connect to your wireless router. 3. You could be getting interference from electrical sources such as air conditioners, arc welders, washing machines etc. If so, the power supply to the wireless routers and computers etc should be connected to a surge protection power board, better still connect your computer equipment to an UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply). 4. Check the channels of the wireless routers and access points in your area and change the broadcast channel on your wireless router to an unused channel or one that is currently used but has the weakest signal strength. This will minimize interference with your wireless router from other wireless routers and access points in your area.
You can boost the signal range of a WiFi computer network in several ways:
reposition your router
(or access point) to avoid obstructions and radio interference. Both
reduce the range of WiFi network equipment. Common sources of
interference in residences include brick or plaster walls, microwave
ovens, and cordless phones. Additionally, consider changing the WiFi channel number on your equipment to avoid interference.
add another access point (or router). Large residences
typically require no more than two APs, whereas businesses may employ
dozens of APs. In a home, this option requires connecting your primary
wireless router (access point) to the second one with Ethernet cable;
home wireless routers and/or APs don't normally communicate with each
add a bi-directional WiFi signal amplifier to wireless
devices as needed. A WiFi signal amplifier (sometimes called "signal
booster") attaches to a router, access point or Wi-Fi client at the
place where the antenna connects. Bi-directional antennas amplify the
wireless signal in both transmit and receive directions. These should
be used as WiFi transmissions are two-way radio communications.
add a WiFi repeater. A wireless repeater
is a stand-alone unit positioned within range of a wireless router
(access point). Repeaters (sometimes called "range expanders") serve as
a two-way relay station for WiFi signals. Clients too far away from the
original router / AP can instead associate with the WLAN through the
In order to obtain wireless internet you need the following
1) Wireless Access Point. 2) A device capable of getting these signals
this is a common mistake when you first obtain wifi. Although the signal is wireless it still has to come from somewhere. Wifi is generally a short range system (I say generally because there is that new "Internet Stick" thing that Rogers? is renting and it is the same wifi you would have @ home but its distributed accross thier towers so you have internet most of the time from anywhere). You still need ot go and get Internet Service into your home, then distribute that signal wirelessly accross the house (in reallity its more than the house the point is the signal is being distributed from somewhere nearby) VIA Wireless Router. Even if you could find an Access Point 90% chances that the system is locked and needs a pw so that people cant just steal another persons signal and bog them down and pay for their internet basically.
Now. If that option isnt suitable for now you can obtain Free Wifi Signal from a number of places
1) Free WiFi is offered @ most public/government buildings (ie Library, Courthouse, Registries, etc etc)
2) Appartment buildings and Condoes are always a good place to check for an unprotected network to piggy back off (this isnt as shady as it sounds if its temporary, infact WiFi systems have backups in them that auto detect and connect to unprotected networks should yours lose signal for any reason)
Note Wi Fi systems signal strength and speed are affected by a couple factors
1) The strength of the incoming internet signal (signal is reduced the longer it flows in the lines to get to you or your pc) (IE long cords between wall and modem or device etc etc etc) Signal strength is also dependant on what you purchase/pay monthly of course (IE DSL Dial Up Or Cable)
2) the quality (usually depends on the price of the unit) of the Router you purchase and its ability to distribute that signal at distance
3) The Wireless Adaptor the device has and its range (depends on price and quality of that unit)
4) Distance from the router is a given but from what ive learned Copper Piping and Copper wires in houses / condos/ apartments tend to block signal strength.
GL Comment if you need anything and please rate this answers effectiveness
There must be something that has been introduced to your area that is causing distortion in your WiFi signal. 802.11 or WiFi is very susceptible to noise or signal distortion and can come from many things from interfering objects to other wireless signals such as Wireless phones. There are also many other things that can cause signal distortion I would look to see if you have added anything new around the time the unit lost signal. If your unit is working properly when you are closer to the router than this has to be the problem. Range is a big iffy factor when messing with WiFi.
You need to determine whether it's your router thats the problem, either overheating or signal lose because of where it's situated, or whether it's your wireless network card losing connection because of a faulty driver programme or the wireless hardware being faulty itself.
If you are using the software that came with the wifi card, then try using windows zero wireless configuration instead.