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Wifi signal goes low while connecting to my WiFi Hostspot?

I run a WiFi hotspot from my Windows 8.1 PC (Windows 10 Technical preview from last few days). When I try to connect from my android, the signal strength goes low and then results in authentication ...
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My wireless keyboard / mouse doesn't have enough range, what can I do?

Tried many different wireless keyboard / mouse combos. Their advertised range is often huge, but even at half that distance performance is quite poor. Is there any way to improve it?
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Windows 7 - Collect Wireless Signal Strength via Command Line

I'd like to see the wireless signal strength (preferably, via dbm or %) in Windows 7 via command line. Here's what I've tried: 1) VBscript using MSNdis_80211_ReceivedSignalStrength (but only works ...
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Which has better signal: RCA jacks or RF(Coaxial)

When capturing old VHS(or cable) to PC, which jacks to use for the highest quality? RCA(composite) or RF? If the PC card supports it would S-video/component be better? Is there a general signal ...
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For a 4 storied house - 2 basic routers or 1 extra range router?

We have a 4 storied house with good number of walls and blockages. I have a D-LINK DIR 300 wall mounted at the center of the house but the signal drops to zero towards the corner in a floor above. ...
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Does it matter what channel a Wi-Fi router uses?

Not considering interference by other devices, does it matter whether you set your Wi-Fi router to a lower or higher channel of the 2.4 GHz band? Is the range the same?
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Wifi Neighbor Triangulation

Is it possible to discover signal strength between two devices that are connected to the same network? Devices    A. Cell Phone WiFi    B. WiFi enabled device ...
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Why is my Wi-Fi signal degraded after upgrading Wi-Fi card?

I recently upgraded my desktop's Wi-Fi card from an Intel 6230 to the latest, greatest Intel 7260 AC. I used 5GHz 802.11n, but after the upgrade, the 5GHz band becomes unusably slow (some web pages ...
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Router in a box

I want to put my router in a box for security reasons (it's in a common area of the building) and I was wondering in what ways would the box's material affect the signal's strength. It'll be either ...
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ubuntu wireless signal low on my pc

I have 2 computers both with Ubuntu. With both of them I connect to a WIFI router. The problem is that with one of them the wifi signal seems to be lower, i.e. it looks like the receiver of one ...
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Unable to connect to wifi router [duplicate]

I have a Dlink DIR-524 wifi router. The problem is when I go to another room (this room is next to the room where the router is placed. The room is of normal size not big), I am unable to connect to ...
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WR1043ND + WRT54G for extending Wifi range. How can I set them up to seamless signal switch?

I have a tp-link wr1043nd connected to my modem. This router has wifi but the signal is not strong enough for some parts of the house. I wanted to use my old wrt54g to extend the signal. Ive tried a ...
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Signal loss with video capture device and 5 m USB cable

I have a UBS-video capture device connected to a computer with a 5 m USB-cable and a powered USB-hub at the end where the device is plugged in. The problem is I get a lot of glitches and freeze even ...
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Inconsistent Wireless Connection Independent of Network

My laptop creates below-average wireless LAN connections regardless of network or location. Often, I'm sitting right next to someone on the same network, (or even where someone sat a few minutes ago), ...
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How can I get a wireless signal inside a walk-in freezer?

I need to amplify our wireless signal into a large walk-in freezer. Currently, the signal gets everywhere around the freezer, but does not penetrate the steel walls. What would be the best and ...
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What might be causing my WiFi router to suddenly reduce it's signal?

I have a LinkSys WRT54G router/access point connected to a wireless broadband internet modem. All machines in the house (MacBook, Android, XP laptop) use the wireless for internet. Today, the ...
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Guidance on a Wi-Fi amplifier/signal booster [closed]

I have a D-Link DI-724U router/firewall w/removeable antenna. I am looking to improve Wi-Fi signal strength. I have seen a cadre of amplifiers and boosters out in the wild. What should I be looking ...
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Wireless N 450 3 Antenna, purpose of each one?

I've upgraded my laptop's Wireless Card to one that features 3 antenna ports (intel ultimate N 6300 minipcie). Unfortunately my laptop only has two antenna connectors, which I've connected on the ...
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Wifi signal strength and internet connection is slow

I hope that I have asked this question in the right topic. Basically I use BT (In the U.K.) and I have problems with my router receiving a weak signal in certain rooms of the house, which, therefore ...
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Extended Phone Line and DSL Signal Quality

I am thinking about changing my internet service. DSL I know uses the telephone line but the one issue is the telephone jack is on the other side of the room. If I was to take a 50ft phone cord I ...
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Wireless signal strength issue [closed]

I have 2 gaming computers, one is a laptop and one is a desktop, and both have wireless internet. My desktop has little to zero signal when my gaming laptop is even in the house, not running. ...
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How to monitor and log WLAN status

I'm looking for program that can do following: Monitor WLAN signal strength Monitor WLAN signal quality Monitor WLAN speed (e.g. 54Mbps, or 1Mbps) Monitor channel on which WLAN card is currently ...
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How precise is Windows “Wireless Network Connection” dialog?

I'm having performance issues with my wireless connection. Pages load very slowly compared to a PC that's connected directly to the router, and performance in online games is at times very ...
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Could shorting wires on a phone line cause intermittent DSL problems?

We've got DSL which is generally pretty solid, but right now we're in the midst of a big kitchen remodel. We've also been recently having some DSL reliability problems; I didn't note exactly when they ...
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Same ISP, same place but different wireless modem signals

I have 2 3G usb modems. 1 is ZTE and the other one is Huawei, both use a same ISP at same place. But the problem is that Huawei's device gets 3 signals while ZTE's device seldom get a single signal. ...
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Wifi signal boost through walls

I need to set up a private wireless network to stream video, between 2 buildings that are 300 meters apart. The problem is that there is not a LOS (line of sight). I thought of using multiple ...
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Ways to increase range of our present wireless router [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the best way to increase the range of my 802.11g router? We are searching for a solution to increase the range of our present wireless solution. We are ...
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Does sticking a router in a box diminish wireless range?

If I were to secure my router by putting it in a plastic lockbox, would it dimish the wireless range of the router? I know a router can go through walls and floors, but I was wondering the ...
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Why am I limited by Wi-Fi range?

I have noticed that my laptop does not connect to public routers in close range when signal strength is 2 out of 5. When I move it closer to access points then laptop accesses. Is there some kind of ...
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The influence of ethernet cable length on signal strength

One ethernet cable in my home network gives me very low signal strength. The lenght of the cable is approximately 60 ft. (18 meters), does this influence the signal strength in any way? I use a Cisco ...
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Good SNR, poor Wifi performance

My Atheros-based wifi router has a really good SNR (usually above +20, also because I am just a few meters away from it) but very poor performance. Most of the time ping is awful (see end of post), ...
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563 views

Wifi strength waxing and waning

I have had a Netgear WGR614v10 router for some time now (probably a year) and it has been a good router up to now. However, lately I am having a problem with signal strength, even though I have not ...
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wifi speed and distance router

I want to try something a little different with the speed of wifi. I don't want to know what speed is in Mb or KB/s. I want to know my speed in m/s and I want to calculate the distance from laptop to ...
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Are there any softwares on Windows to measure bluetooth signal strength?

I was wondering if there are any softwares on windows that can measure the signal strength of the connected bluetooth device?
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Why do I see an orange star in the tray even when I'm not connected to a VPN?

I think I've encountered a bug when connected to Wi-Fi and having a VPN connection set up. Instead of the Wi-Fi signal I see an orange star, even though I am not connected to the VPN: And it ...
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Wireless Range Extender. Need upto 1 Mile line of sight [closed]

I've been shopping online for a good wireless range extender. I have a workshop located approximately 500 feet from my house (network) and a grain dryer which I would like to have wireless access near ...
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Which methods help to improve wireless signal strength? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Improve Wireless Signal How to extend Wi-Fi signal across rooms? I have a Billion BiPAC 7401VGP R3 VoIP router. My router sits inside my living room, and there are ...
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Wireless Router Signal Strength Stats

When shopping around for wireless routers, they all seem to have the claim of "great" or "excellent" signal strength. Of course, such marketing words do absolutely nothing to let me compare the signal ...
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How do I decide where to place my AP in order to minimize interference?

We have an AP and I'm wondering if we can reduce interference by moving the AP to another place. I know that other APs can interfere and I've set the router to use channels that are more free. But ...
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Switch with a big antenna [closed]

Not a code problem but an architecture/infrastructure one. I have a single board computer device (SBC) with an IP setup that currently chats to a laptop via a switch. All on a private network that ...
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Bluetooth proximity in OSX

Is there a way or an application in OSX that can tell me if a Bluetooth device is near the computer? Maybe via signal strength? I know there are things out there to check for the existence of a ...
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How to increase bluetooth dongle range

I just bought a blue-tooth dongle about 2 days ago but for some reason I can't get it to work when my cell phone is 10 feet away . It only works when I am within 1 metre range. According to what it ...
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Highest long range wifi g/n connection?

The IT shop at the shopping mall as a public wifi connection that I maybe connect to at my house almost 1 street near (really near) ... My laptops could not find the connection but I expect that a ...
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Wireless Signal Strength

I have a real problem that I've been troubleshooting for a friend that has really left me clueless. My friend recently had a laptop die on him and instead of buying another laptop he had me build him ...
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Can mirrors block my wifi signal?

Due to various constraints, I can not easily relocate my wireless router, and it is currently situated such that there are three walls and two mirrors between the router and my bed, where I frequently ...
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How do I mount my Linksys WRT610N to maximize range and connection strength?

The current generation linksys routers have internal antennae. I currently house my primary router in my basement and would like to maximize the strength with which it covers my home. Is there ...
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Fastest wireless solution for home with the best range

I am looking for the fastest wireless (WiFi) solution with the best range for home. What would be the best solution? I have challenging situation with two thick floors.
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Do any wireless presenters really have a good range?

I've had a couple of wireless presenters (the little devices with a USB receiver which allow you to move PowerPoint presentations etc along remotely) and I've found that they're great when they're ...
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What's the best way to increase the range of my 802.11g router?

I have cable broadband, and as such the router has to be attached to a cable modem which also has to connect to the TV. That means the router is stuck in the corner of my house. This is good when I'm ...