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Poor signal strength

I have a wireless network at home but with my new acer lap top when i log on the signal strength drops to 2 bars (very poor signal). however if i log of and look at the signal it is full bars until i log on then it drops again. any freinds who have brought there pc to my house this doesn't happen. they get the full strength signal. what can be done to fix this? i have checked with the router people and they say it is a pc problem.

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Re: poor signal strength

Have a go at changing the wireless channel within your router there may be some interfearence generated by your pc that is affecting its signal strength

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Reset all devices. The majority of Internet issues, including poor wireless signal strength, are very often solved by a simple power cycle of all the devices in the network. Locate the power cords of both your modem and your wireless router and remove them (if you use a modem/router combination, simply unplug the power to that device). Leave them unplugged for a full 30 seconds, plug them back in and restart your computer. When your computer fully reboots, check your wireless signal strength to see if it has improved. If it has not, further troubleshooting is required. Move your computer closer to your router, or your router closer to your computer. Wireless routers do not have unlimited range. One reason your computer may be getting a weak signal strength from your wireless network could be because your computer is simply outside of the router's range. Typically, ISPs (Internet Service Providers) will install your modem in one specific location in the house and the modem will not work at other locations, so moving the modem or modem/router combination may not be a possibility. If this is the case, you may need to move the computer to a location that is within the range of the wireless router's broadcast. If you still get poor signal strength, your router may be experiencing a malfunction. Contact the technical support department of your router manufacturer. Router malfunctions often are not the result of a bad or broken router, but of something much simpler, such as the router's needing a firmware upgrade or an incorrect setting on the router's internal setup. If your router manufacturer is unable to improve your wireless signal strength, it may be time to purchase a new router. Purchase a new router. Wireless routers are priced in part based on how widely their wireless signal broadcasts (in other words, the more expensive the router you buy, the larger a wireless signal the router will broadcast). Included in the packaging of each wireless router is the approximated range, in square footage, of that router's wireless network. A good rule of thumb is to know the square footage of your house and buy a router that can accommodate that square footage. That way, as long as the router is functioning properly, you will have strong wireless signal strength throughout your entire home. Hope this helps.


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Why will my Acer Aspire 5552 running W7 only connect to the internet when it's near the router? When elsewhere in the house, it shows 2 bars on the signal strength, but will not connect to the rou

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I have an acer extensa 5620z and netgear dg834v5 modem/router. I can connect via ethernet, but even though i have set the router without security, the laptop detects the wireless network, but won't...

This is worked for me on Vista:
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When I did this, my wireless began working again.

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Acer Aspire 5570-2609, Windows Vista Home Premium--Having problem connecting to internet via home wireless network. Router is Netgear N600. I have an ipad and another laptop that connects fine, but the...

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Since the computer was able to detect the wireless router, there should be no problem connecting to the internet. Please go to the computer command prompt by clicking start menu then type in to the start search bar CMD then press enter. Type at the command box ipconfig /all .

Please reply to this email reagarding all the details you will see when you do the ipconfig /all.

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Wireless strength problem

It could be some many things.

The things that could prevent the signal from being strong are:
-Many layers of walls in your home.
-Interference from wireless phones,remote controls,radios,etc..
-Distance from your router

What company made your router, and what is the model number of it?

Can you link me to your laptop you bought from

Also I need:
1.Computer type (laptop/desktop)
2.product name (Aspire 1300)


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