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How to diagnose weak Wi-Fi PC-->router signal?

My friend's network consists of a Wi-Fi router/access point and about 10 wireless devices. Wireless client devices show good strength signal but the router's internal diagnostics indicates very poor ...
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powerline-networking: counteract dissipation 3500 sq ft structure

I've plugged-in two TP-LINK - Powerline AV500 Nano Adapters . Router is apprx 100' from the Fios box via Cat5e cable. Tests 70 MBPs as promised at router. The home office is on the other side of the ...
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Triple Latency closest to the Wifi source?

I discovered a weird phenomenon. Since I use IPTV on wireless connected televisions, it led me to do some latency related debugging at different points in the house since I was already getting 300ms ...
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How to get the MAC Address and signal strength of nearby wireless devices?

Is there a way to get the MAC Address and signal strength of nearby wireless devices from something like a phone or a laptop, or by using an access-point?
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Fancier/better WiFi access point or range extender to overcome interference - how to decide?

I'm using a router+switch+wifi access point (let's call it an AP) at home which does not cover my entire apartment well enough. Some physical information: The apartment is contained in a 12.5m x 6m ...
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Parameters affecting the client device's choice of wifi access point

I have two wifi access points on the two stories of the house. Let's call them 1 (modem/router on the first floor) and 2 (router in bridge mode fed by 1 through ethernet cable on the second floor). ...
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How to extend cell signal inside

I have a wireless credit card machine that works off of cell towers (AT&T) is the carrier. I can only get a signal if I take the machine outside. How can I get a signal inside??
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Low SNR And High Attenuation on ADSL

I have now been using Broadband services in my home for 3-4 years , from the past year I have been experiencing very serious issues with my ADSL connection. I am having an SNR margin (0.1dB) of 94 and ...
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How to Study this 4G Network Failure?

The mimo antenna is directed towards the 4G tower. I keep the signal strength at 75% because it reaches this way the best ping, download and upload rates. However, I am experiencing failures in ...
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Is it better to choose a more-crowded WiFi channel or one with a strong competitor?

In this other SuperUser question, the consensus was to stick with WiFi channels 1, 6, or 11. But what if two of those channels (channels 1 and 6, for example) are both very crowded, but the other ...
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Setting up router on wireless network

I am living in an apartment connected to a wireless network. I don't know anything about the physical router. There is no ethernet wall jack. Can I purchase a new router, set it up on this connection, ...
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Fine-grained WiFi Tx Signal Strength control on a accesspoint

I'm trying to reduce TX power on an AP in order to minimize area in which devices can connect to the AP. I've tried to do this by iwconfig command such as iwconfig wlan0 txpower 1mw but it didn't work ...
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Looking for a well designed USB 3.0 (active) extension cable

My Host is USB 3.0 I have a 2.0 (bus powered) device. Are 2.0/3.0 hybrid hubs used inside the active boosted female end of extension cables ? Or do most manufacturers just stick separate 2.0 and 3.0 ...
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The Reception sensitivity of a wifi repeater is: “ 270m: -68dBm at 10% per” , what the meaning of these numbers?

I want to get a WiFi repeater so I looked for its specification on the internet .. I want it to have a wide range. Here is the specification of Reception sensitivity: 270m: -68dBm at 10% per 130m: -...
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How do I find the SNR of an ethernet connection?

iwconfig reports the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of wireless connections, but how do I find the SNR for an ethernet connection? ifconfig does not report it.
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Why does my wifi speed slow dramatically when more than one person uses it?

Whenever both my roommate and I use the wifi in a certain room in our apartment, it slows dramatically for me. It doesn't slow for him. If he uses it in another room, it's fine; if I use it in another ...
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How strong should the signal be to penetrate 30 floors

I lived in an apartment in 8/F, I want to make my home router signal to go to the room's window, and then to the 38 floor , which is about 130 meter higher. Q: How strong should the signal be? Q: ...
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What does signal strength (WiFi - 3g - phone etc) mean?

Signal strength is generally represented by bars on phones and computers. The more bars the higher the signal strength. What causes low signal strength, Is it the distance to travel? And what does ...
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Reducing wireless hotspot signal strength

I want to decrease the signal strength of my wireless card (to minimize interference, among other factors), so I tried the following command: iwconfig wlan0 txpower 1 Running iwconfig again confirms ...
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How does twisted-pair improve DSL?

The extension to that question is does TP improve DSL over long runs? The reason I ask is because when I plug my DSL modem inside my home, I get a 1/3 speed reduction over when I plug it directly into ...
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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. So,...
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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 WiFi signal inside a walk-in freezer?

I need to amplify our WiFi 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 cheapest ...
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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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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 choppy/...
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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 hotspot/...
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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 currently ...
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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), ...