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Linsky wireless signal strength is good but speed is only11.0

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Thats not a router problem, either you have it bad configred or your operative system or lan adapter has problems... or even your connection does not support more that that... anyway 11.mbps is not bad, firstmake sure you can reach faster speeds by calling your internet provider... after that if they tell you "yes" ask them to check your connection to see if it is working fine, and finally get back here with more information, your problem could come from many sides...

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Poor signal with WiFi on my zeepad


Having a wireless Internet signal in your home allows multiple devices to use the same Internet connection without having to run lengths of Ethernet cable to each device. Given that the wireless network is transmitted over the air, the consistency of your Internet connection depends on the strength of the wireless signal. If wireless signal strength is not strong enough to give you a consistent Internet connection, there are a few simple steps for finding the problem and improving your signal strength.

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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Dec 13, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Expand coverage range


Wireless Protocols A wireless router's range is determined by what 802.11 protocol is used, the overall strength of the router itself, and the nature of the obstructions and interference in the area.
The 802.11g protocol supports speeds up to 56Mbps. Its biggest drawback is that this protocol operates on the same band (2.4GHz) as many other devices, such as microwaves and cordless phones. Because of this, in all likelihood your wireless connection will be negatively impacted by interference from other devices.
The 802.11n protocol operates on the 5GHz band and is advertised to support speeds up to 300Mbps. Actual speeds, however, are much less. To take advantage of this protocol, all connected devices must be 802.11n compliant, and you should be aware that the 5GHz band, while allowing for less interference than the 2.4GHz band, will result in reduced signal range.
Wireless Signal Strength and Speed
Signal strength depends on the distance, the number of obstacles, and the type of obstacles your signal encounters. Signal strength stability is affected by physical changes in the environment, such as movement of the computer, people movement, and electrical devices. In fact, I completely lose my signal if I have my laptop in the kitchen when the microwave is running. Troubleshooting your wireless router can be very difficult because there are so many constantly changing variables that affect wireless signal quality. Consider the following to improve your wireless router signal and speed:
Position your router in a better location. Try to locate it in the center of the house. Elevate the router in the room and keep it away from other electronic devices and metal objects. Since cordless phones can adversely affect router performance, position the router as far away from phones as possible. The fewer obstacles in the way, the better chance your computer has of obtaining a quality signal.
Change the Wi-Fi Channel. Signal quality can be adversely affected if too many people use the same channel. See if switching channels makes any difference. You can use channels 1 through 11, but for best performance, use 1, 6, or 11.
Update firmware or drivers. Check your router's web site to ensure the latest firmware has been installed on the router. Also, make sure the latest driver has been installed. I noticed a slight increase in signal strength when I updated my driver.
Replace your antenna. Replacing your antenna with a high gain antenna may improve your signal quality. There was no noticeable improvement when I tried this option.
Replace your adapter. Check to make sure your computer's internal adapter isn't defective. If necessary, you can either replace the internal adapter or purchase an USB adapter, The USB adapter includes an external antenna.
Implement an additional access point or repeater. In theory, additional access points and repeaters will extend the distance of the signal. There are mixed reviews as to how effective these are, but they are worth a try if other options are unsuccessful.
There are several applications designed to monitor your wireless router performance. However, one way to obtain a rough estimate of your router's performance is to hold a laptop near the router. Access the wireless utility software on the laptop and note the readout, which should be excellent or close to 100%. Carry the laptop out of the room, noting any changes in signal strength. If the signal strength drops to poor or a very low percentage signal reading, then the router may be performing properly but obstacles, either structural or electrical, may be interfering with your router's broadcast signal. The results of your evaluations will help you determine if wireless signal quality issues exist in certain locations in your house.
What Worked for Me
There are several possible ways to improve wireless router signal quality in your home. Try the least expensive solutions first. Otherwise, you may be needlessly spending money for equipment that doesn't solve your specific issue. In my particular case, I was able to obtain some slight improvement by updating software and making some system improvements. Ultimately, I was able to get the signal strength and speed I wanted by using two routers on opposite ends of the house. My primary router, which is connected to the modem, is on the first floor. My secondary router is on the second floor and is connected to the primary router by an ethernet cable. This was the best and least expensive solution that provided me with very good coverage inside and outside my house.
*Although Belkin has discontinued the F5D8231-4 model, it is available from some online companies.

Nov 17, 2012 | TP-LINK TD-W8901G Router

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My wireless adapter says i have a good connection, but when I go to play games online my signal strength changes so much it makes the game glitch


Whats going on is that your signal strength from the router is good but when playing a game the green bars that you see are not that of the signal strength but that of the internet Speed. Seems the signal is there but the internet speed is not I would restart modem and router see if this helps boost speed you can always check speeds at speedtest.net to be sure you are getting what you are paying for.

Jan 24, 2011 | Microsoft Wireless Network Adapter Xbox...

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Unable to stream novie sites with my linksys wireless-g router


Check the connection (signal) strength of your wireless connection in the status area of the task bar in Windows. Also, hovering the mouse over the wireless connection should reveal the connection speed. 54mbps is the highest you can expect on a wireless connection, which is generally OK for streaming video..Any less of a signal strength/connect speed will likely not be adequate for streaming video.

A poor signal strength is usually because of too much distance or too many walls between the router and the computer.

Hope that's helpful.

Jan 15, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Taking very long to download patches and updates to my ps3 through my wireless internet. My internet signal strength says about 77-80 percent strength


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The speed of your Ps3's download solely depends on your internet speed. If in fact your speed is 77-80%, then the downloads and updates tend to be slower than if your internet speed was 100%. To fix this, attempt to move either your ps3 or your wireless router closer together. This should increase the signal strength and allow faster downloads. Thank you for using FixYa! =) If I helped, please give me a rating.

Dec 08, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My icon says I only have 80% signal strength, is


80% is a good signal strength....but if you want to increase the signal strength, then you need to move the wireless router to a very ventilated area, also the router should be placed atleast 5 feet away from other electronic devices like, modem, ups, microwave ovens,refrigerators etc.... also there should be a line of sight between the router and the wi-fi adapter... but in order to connect to a wireless network 25% of signal strength is enough....

Apr 17, 2010 | Belkin Computers & Internet

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The Mbps is all over the place jumps from 54 to 11 to 18 to to 36...why is this. and the internet is slow when this is going on.


MBPS will vary with signal strength. You can usually help by placing router and laptop closer together, maximizing signal strength. If speed is jumping around then connection is not too good.

Mar 15, 2010 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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Low signal strength


Having many users connected to a single WAP (wireless access point) will not affect the signal strength. It will however, affect the speeds each user is capable of.

Most Linksys routers have a homepage address of 192.168.1.1 - Enter this in your web browser.

From there you will be able to find wireless settings and enable either a password or a WEP key for security.

If you found this helpful please leave feedback.

Feb 05, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Very low signal


Given that you have a '802.11B' device, the maximum speed will be 11 Mbps.

While your wireless router is communicating at that speed to your computer, the router is communicating with your ISP at a much-lower speed, depending on how much you pay per month to your ISP for the agreed-upon level of service, e.g., "ADSL-lite" or "High-Speed".

So, unless you pay more per month to your ISP, the "bottleneck" will be between your ISP and your router, *NOT* between your router and your wireless adapter.

Now, as to the "low signal strength", that's a matter of the distance between the router and your computer, and the number and composition of the walls and ceilings in the middle.

If you move your computer closer to the router, the signal-strength should become "good" or "excellent".

Nov 06, 2009 | Microsoft MN-510 802.11b (L21-00002)...

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Signal strength very low. Belkin ADSL2 modem with wireless g router F 507632-4


signal is bouncing off doors and walls to get to your comp
move comp closer to modem if it increases and your signal strength increases then you know youll have to be close to modem

other problem someone taped your signal and it working off of it call your provider to come out test the wireless signal strength and or password your wireless router settings so some one cant interfere with signal

i dont like wireless myself in the home i go straight cable with ether net cord this always has strenght and cannot be tapped

May 09, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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