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ASUS A626 Wireless 802.11b/g

It seems almost impossible to get a wireless signal unless you within a few feet of the router. I have already set the card to on the PDA to be at 100% power but that doesn't seem to help at all. Also, ASUS tech support is of no help.

Any thoughts on what I might be able to do to improve the wireless connection?

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  • kolohe4u Dec 30, 2007

    I am having the same problem. It looks like it is connecting at full meters and then drops to less than half even if I am holding it right next to the router. tried changing the settings and hard resetting and nothing works. Any ideas? maybe a return is in order??

  • LouieO Jan 08, 2008

    Same exact issue here!

  • ahtripp Jan 17, 2008

    I have the same problem: Wifi signal strength is good at 3 feet from
    router, fair at 10 feet, and poor beyond that. Other Wifi devices I
    have are at least good everywhere in my home. Similar problem at
    remote Wifi sites at airports, coffee shops etc.
    I have gone through all the troubleshooting steps with no change noted.

  • juliepete Apr 06, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have to get within 5 feet of the router to get better than a fair signal. I have an ipaq with wifi and it shows very good to excellent signal when the asus a626 has poor or no connectivity.

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It doesnt go thru walls very well, 5m seems the limit with deteriorating signal. Rather get your wireless router out into the open (not hiddden behind a computer desk) and the antenna pointing in the direction of the other one. There is a signal strenght utility that asus has that stays resident as an app. use that to assertain your signal viability

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This has happened to me many times. There are a few ways to get around this.
120 Feet is well within the range of the device. However that range is affected by a wide range of factors.
  • Walls - The signal will have a hard time penetrating some types of construction (e.g. Concrete, Lathe and Plaster)
  • Obstructions - Other things can also block the signal. Freezers, speakers, electronics, extensive wiring.
  • Environment - Some areas are more or less wireless dead zones. Nearby airports, radio antenna or other broadcasting equipment can interfere with the wireless signal.
If your 120 feet include 8 lathe and plaster walls, with a ham radio and a walk in freezer; you want to just get a nice long cable instead of proceeding with my further advice. However if there are only a couple of drywall walls and no blockages proceed.
  1. Try adjusting the location of the router. Often just moving the router to a high shelf or over a few feet can solve this type of issue.
  2. Can you connect at any range between close and 120 feet? Some testing could help identify the source of your signal loss.
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At home I use a cable even though I'm mere feet away from my wireless router. I play online games and the wireless signal regularly experiences fluctuations in connectivity. This represents just how delicate the wireless connection really is. Imagine the invisible waves trying to penetrate your 120 feet and look for anything that might obstruct.

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Intermittent Connectivity:

NOTE: 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:

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.
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Having default wireless settings on the Linksys router may cause conflict with other Linksys routers within your network range. Linksys suggests changing the SSID (network name) and the Wireless Channel of your router. Also, if it is possible, enable the Wireless Security of your router.
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NOTE: 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 router.

Frequent wireless disconnection can be caused by different factors such as:

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  2. Wireless settings of the 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:

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.


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Customizing Wireless Settings of the Router
Having default wireless settings on the router may cause conflict with other routers within your network range. MFG suggests changing the SSID (network name) and the Wireless Channel of your router. Also, if it is possible, enable the Wireless Security of your router.
NOTE: If the wireless connection remains unstable after performing the steps above, upgrade the router

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Intermittent Connectivity:
NOTE: 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 router.
Frequent wireless disconnection can be caused by different factors such as:
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  2. Wireless settings of the 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:
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:
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  • 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 router may cause conflict with other Linksys routers within your network range. Manufacturers 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.
NOTE: If the wireless connection remains unstable after performing the steps above, upgrade the router’s firmware.

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


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  2. Wireless settings of the Linksys router are still set to default.
  3. Firmware is corrupted.
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  • 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.

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Having default wireless settings on the Linksys router may cause conflict with other Linksys routers within your network range. Linksys suggests changing the SSID (network name) and the Wireless Channel of your router. Also, if it is possible, enable the Wireless Security of your router
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe


I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/joe_8b8c2cd6ce148309

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