Question about Dell 1470 (W9284) 802.11a/g/b Wireless Adapter

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Wireless signal degredation

I recently noticed a drastic reduction in my wireless signal strength. I have used my laptop and linksys router for months without a problem. Now out of nowhere my signal is low, very low, or none. I have not introduced any new gadgets that might interfere, checked with my ISP and did a troubleshoot with Linksys.

Additionally, I see that my Dell Truemobile 1150 Series Wireless LAN Mini PCI card is only picking up my home network and none of the other networks I used to see which makes me think something may have happened with the card.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

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  • tcylinder Nov 19, 2007

    Thanks Osborne382. I've done everything you mention except uninstalling and reinstalling the wireless card. Do you mean I should physically uninstall the wireless card or use the hardware uninstall function in control panel?



    The closer I get to the access point, the better the signal gets so the card still seems to be "good".



    I'm going to buy a longer ethernet cable and try to reposition the router in a more central place as well.



    Thanks again.

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Disable and renable wireless card, even try unistalling the wireless card and reinstall it. update driver for wireless card. then if those fail, put pc next to router if signal still bad then card needs replaced. If your ISP didnt have you power off the router for 30 sec then do so.

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

  • cory casper
    cory casper Nov 19, 2007

    from the controll panel.....if the card is a removeable card that plugs into the pc externally...remove it then unistall then connect and reinstall.

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