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Need Help; Limited WiFi Range

Q: Need Help; Limited WiFi Range

I just bought a new Acer laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium and am having serious range issues with its WiFi. I have a Linksys WRT54G wireless router which is at one end of my house on a table about 4 feet off the ground. When I work with the new laptop at my kitchen table which is about 8 feet from the router all is fine. I get 4.5 to 5 bars and an Excellent signal strength rating as reported by Windows.

Whenever I move into my living room which is about 50 feet away and through a couple of walls I can't get any signal at all from the router. I have tried everything I can think of including resetting the router, and changing the router channel from 6 to 11 and nothing works and I am frustrated. My wife's Toshiba laptop (running Windows 7 Home Premium) connects just fine from the living room and the bedroom (which is farther away) and my older Dell Lattitude laptop (running Windows XP Pro) connects fine as well so what the heck gives? I like the laptop but I can't use a laptop that drops a signal when I move more than 10 feet away.

I have looked through older wireless connectivity posts here and don't see anything that might help me. Are Acer laptops weak on wireless connectivity strength or is something else going on. A few of the posts I read talked about upgrading the antenneas and my router has two small anteneas which I can upgrade if I need to but I am seeing that a lot of the newer "N" routers don't have any antenneas at all so what is a person to do in that instance?

Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

A: Need Help; Limited WiFi Range

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My computer has been acting up for two weeks....
Virus leading to
Reboot leading to
Manual download of drivers leading to
problems with getting wireless to work....

Well, I finally got the wireless to work after disabling a few security measures but now my computer can only connect when close to an access point or router. Before the virus, my computer would accidentally connect to my neighbors' signal, now I can barely connect it within my own home to my router downstairs. Any suggestions are appreciated.
 

A:Limited Connectivity---Very Low Range

Please don't post duplicate threads. If your thread is in an inappropriate forum, please report it and a moderator will move it.

Continue the problem resolution here: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/844980-weak-wireless-card.html
 

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I live in a two story, 2300 sq. ft condo and my two upstairs computers do not get good wireless up there. I have also noticed falloff at the back of the house. Router is currently placed on top of my computer system at the front of the house.

My problem is: what is the best wireless extender solution so I can extend my signal throughout the unit?

Reviews I am reading do not rate Linksys extenders too highly, so it's hard to know what to use.

I want to use the lowest cost solution that I can and would rather not have to replace omnidirectional with directional antennas, which is one solution I have read.

I have tried digging through web sites for information, but I read conflicting reviews. Also do not know whether this extender needs to be hooked up through a computer or it can be plugged in and connected like any trusted endpoint.

Please note that I would rather work with existing infrastructure and add to that instead of replacing my router with a newer one. Configuring end points for our work computers can be a real hassle, even though it should be dead simple.

Any help is appreciated.
Elizabeth K.
 

A:Linksys WRT54GS Router has Limited Range

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I bought a brand new laptop, HP17 G053US from Office Depot. It came with OEM installed Win8.
It was working fine, no problem with using the wireless card. I can not quantify the signal strength received, other than to say it was 3 of 5 bars, same as an adjacent laptop.
 
I have since reinstalled Win8.1 Pro x64. The WLAN now no longer detects any signals from any wireless routers/modems. Zero of five bars (while adjacent laptop still shows 3 of 5).
 
I loaded the drivers in sequence BIOS, chipset, then WLAN. To no avail.
 
Is there some way to adjust the sensitivity of the WLAN?
 
(had some trouble posting the image)
 
I suspect there may be some way through Device Manager Advanced Properties of the WLAN?
 
Also noticed that there are a few unrecognized devices - perhaps one of those may be related...

A:WLAN became extremely insensitive/limited range

I have since reinstalled Win8.1 Pro x64.
 
Why didn't you simply upgrade to Windows 8.1 through the Windows Store?
 
Where did you download the drivers for the LAN?

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Sometimes when I'm using the internet, most frequently when I'm using a lot of resources, ie torrenting large files, my wifi will stop working, and eventually go limited. This is always fixed by turning my wifi off and on. I've updated all my network card drivers and have disabled the power management option that allows my computer to turn off the adapter, what other solutions are there to this problem? Adapter is a ralink rt3290 and I think it might be a problem with this adapter specifically, if anybody could help me here that would be awesome

A:Wifi keeps going limited, fixed by turning wifi off and on

Tried to help someone here awhile back with that same adapter, don't know if they ever got it working. A search yields all kinds of problems with it. About all I can say is try different drivers, older, newer, whatever you can find.

EDIT: Look here at method #3: HP Envy Ralink RT3290 WiFi Problems, Looses Connection Drop FIX

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Sometimes when I'm using the internet, most frequently when I'm using a lot of resources, ie torrenting large files, my wifi will stop working, and eventually go limited. This is always fixed by turning my wifi off and on. I've updated all my network card drivers and have disabled the power management option that allows my computer to turn off the adapter, what other solutions are there to this problem? Adapter is a ralink rt3290 and I think it might be a problem with this adapter specifically, if anybody could help me here that would be awesome

A:Wifi keeps going limited, fixed by turning wifi off and on

That is usually caused by a router, or failing networking adapter.

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Hi,

I can not get any internet running through my laptop, I have checked the hosts file, checked proxys, auto obtain ip address, and nothing is working... This is only a new problem, and have used both ways connecting to the Internet within the last week.
Any suggestions?
 

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Hello, I am Using HP 15-AC021NX Laptop, Its wifi limited range when i near wifi modem.please give me a salution. 

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Hi, i bought a new HP 240 G4-328TX notebook. but its wifi has a very poor range it does not work even if the router is few steps away. i tried to install some drivers also which i got from HP website related to wireless Lan. bt it did not work.Please help.

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My girlfriend (a Mac person) lives in a house where the modem and router are downstairs on one end of the house, and her room is upstairs on the other end of the house. She gets lousy wifi reception. What are her options? I've thought of running a very long USB cable down through the floor to place the receiver in a room that gets better connectivity--but that would be about a fifty foot cable and I've not seen any that long and assume that it could be technically problematic anyway. Is it possible to set up another dsl modem off the same phone line and be running dual modems? If so, could we set up another wireless router off the 2nd modem so that she could have wifi in her room for her laptop? Any other ideas would be welcomed.
Thanks--
 

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All,

My laptop fell from the couch yesterday. The charger was plugged in, and as a result of the fall, the charger port connecting to the laptop. I gave my laptop to get fixed and the gentlemen replaced the dc-jack.

So anyway, today I boot up my computer and it says no connections found. I check everything, trouble shoot, restart computer, check drivers etc. nothing seems to work So I take the laptop really close to the router, and it instantly connects to the network. I start walking away and it goes down to 1 bar as soon as I move and disconnects as soon as I walk even a few feet away. Even sitting right beside the router the computer can't connect to the network. The laptop has to nearly touching the router in order to be working.

Would really appreciate if someone could help me ?

thanks,
 

A:Zero Wifi Range

What is the exact make and model of the laptop?

Could be possible that the internal antenna leads to the wireless adapter are disconnected, Could of happened when the DC jack was being replaced/repaired.
 

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I just bought a brand new HP ENVY Notebook - 13-d044tu. But the wireless range is so weak its frustrating. I need to sit behind the wifi before I can get a good signal. Once I go into the room, the signal is non-existent. Other device works perfectly in the room. My previous HP Pavillion laptop works perfectly in the room but this new laptop doesnt work once I got into the room. I have downloaded all recommended updates, all drivers, updated all network adapters but still experience the same issue. I contacted HP a week back and they said they gonna send a technician to my house to check the laptop but I havent seen anyone till today. Why will I buy a new laptop when I will not be able to use it in my room? It is so frustrating that without sitting beside the router, I will not be able to use it. As I am writing this now, I am sitting right beside the router. This shouldnt happen to a new laptop in 2016. Please what can I do? I am giving this the last chance before I return the laptop. It is frustrating. Product description: HP ENVY Notebook - 13-d044tuProduct number: P7F42PA  I will be happy if I can get any help.

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Hey, i've problem with wifi connection, on y50-70 wifi signal is very weak, internet is very slow, sometimes even loosing connection. On other notebook in the same place signal is strong and internet works fine. Do you have same problem? Is here any solution for this notebook?

A:Y50-70 wifi range

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I can connect to my home wireless (on it now) and the last time I was at Chick-Fil-A near home I could connect. But, yesterday I was out of town and was trying to connect to an Open Network and got the "Connected" but Limited/No Connectivity message. So I went to a nearby Chick-Fil-A but couldn't connect there either.

I am so confused . . . . I will try the Winsock resets, etc. But if anyone sees or knows what's going on, please let me know. I have an event back down there tomorrow and REALLY need to get on the network there . . . .

Here's my stuff, but like I said I can connect to my home wireless OK:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\Admin>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : user
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 570x Gigabit Integrated Con
troller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-1F-C7-3B-4E
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1450 Dual Band WLAN Mi
ni-PCI Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-F5-05-35-07
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A:WiFi - Limited/no connectivity - but not on all wifi's?

Oh, what services HAVE to be running?
 

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Hi all!

I have owned my home for 5 years and I've never been able to have wireless signal in any of the bedrooms. I've bought a few new routers that claim to have good range (Belkin F5D8235-4 v2 and an ASUS RT-N66U) but still no luck with either of them. The issue is that I have a cable modem in my office which is close to our main TV and PS4 but that side of the house is an addition and is separated from the rest of the house by a 70 year old block wall.

Running an ethernet cable from my office to the other side of the house would be a real pain and something that I would like to avoid at almost all cost.

I get great download speeds with the ASUS router and would like to continue using that as the main modem in my office, but I was thinking about trying one of the available power-line network adaptors (http://www.amazon.com/ZyXEL-Powerline-Ethernet-Adapter-PLA4101KIT/dp/B00D7GF4FU/ref=dp_ob_title_ce) and setting up a secondary wireless signal for the other side of the house with the Belkin router.

I'm afraid that I don't know much about setting this up, or if it would even work. I would primarily use this connection to use the iPad and stream Hulu Plus or Netflix to the bedrooms.

Can anyone give me some advice on using powerline adaptors for the application that I have in mind? Also, I'm looking for a tutorial on how to set up a second wireless signal using the two routers that I have..

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A:need to extend wifi range

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Hello, my house is quite big and the router it placed in a very inconvenient place at the moment and cant really be put anywhere else. when i am on the other side of my house my wifi is only just in range. I was wondering if there is something i can get or do to increase the range of the wifi. Maybe another device that resends the signal out. Also is there away to plug a computer in by ethernet but not being plugged into the router.

Thanks, Noel
 

A:Increasing Wifi range

Hi Noel, and welcome to TSG.

If the wireless router has detachable antennas, you could replace them with larger, higher gain, antennas. If all of the wireless devices that connect to router are in the same general direction, a directional antenna might help as well.

A WiFi repeater can also be used to extend the range by placing it about half way between the computer and wireless router. Here is a link to an example of one such device:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833281004

You can also get adapters that use the existing AC power lines for the connection. Depending on the house wiring and other conditions, you may not get the full advertised speed.. You may also run into problems if each adapter is on a different phase of the power line. Here is a link to an example of one such set of adapters:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122360
 

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I am attempting to extend the range of a WIFI network to cover two buildings, about 300 ft apart. I have installed a D-link extreem -N router and 3 7dbi antennas, however I am still a bit short in range. ( each building has a firewall which seems to be limiting reception).

My research suggests that range expanders are unreliable and difficult to set up.

Thanks
 

A:Extend WiFi Range

Perhaps some directional antennas might be the ticket?
Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain™ WiFi Range Extending Products.
Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a some examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit

For 802.11n applications, this ZyXEL ANT1106 6db omni-directional antenna can be used.

For really long range outdoor applications, this 24dB parabolic WiFi Antenna may be a good choice.

If you have a wireless adapter that doesn't have provisions for an external antenna, one adapter that I've had good luck with is a Rosewill RNX-G1 USB Wireless Adapter. It's feature is that is has a removable antenna and will accommodate replacement antennas.

This is just a sample of available products, many people have hi-gain antennas with similar specifications, but I haven't seen any other suppliers of signal boosters.
 

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Hi all
I have set up a new network at my house which is connected to a cable modem, the cable modem goes into my Linksys WRT54G WiFi Router which works really well, but I want to extend the range of my network. I have a spare WRT54G Router and my question is does any one know if I can set up a Linksys WRT54G router as a range extender to
another WRT54G.I know you can buy range extenders but i would like to try and save my money and use my existing equipment. I would appreciate any help into this matter, cheers...
 

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I'm using my netbook right now, so my computer specs at the bottom don't apply to this post. This is my netbook: Hannspree HannsBook SN10E22BU3221 Netbook - Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz, 1GB DDR2, 250GB HDD, 10 WSVGA, 6-Cell, Windows 7 Starter, Black at TigerDirect.com
(Newegg link: Newegg.com - Hannspree SN10E22BU3221 Pearl Black Intel Atom N450(1.66GHz) 10.1" 1GB Memory 250GB HDD Netbook )

I've attached a cap of my device manager network section.

I've already updated all three of those drivers. Only the third one had an update from right clicking and selecting "update driver software".

Even though it is a netbook, and it's expected to have an inferior WiFi range compared to full laptops, I wanna see if I can boost it a little, because it is very weak. If I'm more than like 30 or so feet away from the router, I can still pick up the signal, but can't connect to it.

I've looked under the options and wanted to see what stuff I could change to improve my range without messing something else up.

Just a side note, I've set all three of my network adapters so that the computer can't turn them off to save power. Is that okay? The only times I would want my WiFi to be off would be when I close the netbook or manually turn off the WiFi (Fn + F9)

Since under Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter I can't tweak anything, I'm gonna focus on the first two.

Under the first one (Atheros AR5B95 Wireless Network Adapter), in the Advanced tab, the following Pr... Read more

A:Please help me improve my wifi range

well, the ethernet properties won't help your wifi, but other than that I don't really know. I think it might just be a weak adapter. You could try a wireless usb adapter, which supposedly can get better signals, but other than that, i don't think system settings will change anything.
Weak signals will not allow you to connect most of the time.
<edit> you say your card supports wireless N, is your Router an N router?

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I am facing a problem with WIFI connectivity. I will explain my scenario. Please do suggest the best solution for it as i am least knowledgeable in this area.

I live in a villa where i have 3 neighbors too. My neighbor is having a TP-Link Wireless ADSL Modem Router. I an my 2 other neighbors share this wifi. But the issue now is that the range of it is not completely available in my flat. Its available only in the corner of my Drawing room. I want its range to be available in whole of my flat including the other rooms so that i can use it from anywhere not just the Drawing room.

I asked many regarding this situation. So they told me few solutions. I will list 2 solutions suggested by them. Can anyone tell me which one is the best solution.

1) One person told me to use another ROUTER to act as an Access point. He asked me to buy a TP-Link ADSL Modem Router and configure it as an Access point to use it. For that he asked me to connect this new ROUTER with my neighbor's main router using Ethernet cable. After configuring it as an Access point i will be able to access Internet through this new Access point,


2) Another person told me to use an WIRELESS USB ADAPTER like Alpha Wifi USB adapter. He said it will grab the signal of my neighbors TP-LINK WIFI ROUTER and i can use the internet anywhere in my flat not just the Drawing room.


Can anyone suggest which is the best solution in terms of performance and economy. And is there any other USB adapter which does th... Read more

A:Wifi Range Problem.

I would suggest going with option 1. I don't know anything about the access point you're trying to configure but I would recommend you getting just an access point not another router, mostly because it will be a lot easier for you to setup.

-Update-

I use two of these in my house for my wireless.

http://trendnet.com/products/proddet...=120_TEW-637AP

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My modem/wifi/mta is in one box from the local cable company. On the extreme edges of the house, the wifi signal is weak. How best to extend this range, another AP, a repeater? Can you connect another router to the main router with Ethernet cable and relocate it in the weak area. Having two different SIDs/channels a problem? Most devices will auto change to strongest signal? Or other suggestions.

A:How best to extend my wifi range

1) Can you relocate the original router? You can join two LAN cables via a female-to-female adapter and maybe put the original router in a better spot.

2) Some people have had luck changing the antenna on their original router.
D-Link - ANT24-0700 - 7dBi Omni-Directional Indoor Antenna at TigerDirect.com
The link above is just an example, I'm not suggesting that you use that particular model or retailer.

3) I'll let others comment on their luck with range extenders. I've used them in some settings, but the throughput suffers.

4) I'll let others comment on their luck with other options :-)

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I am facing a problem with WIFI connectivity. I will explain my scenario. Please do suggest the best solution for it as i am least knowledgeable in this area.

I live in a villa where i have 3 neighbors too. My neighbor is having a TP-Link Wireless ADSL Modem Router. I an my 2 other neighbors share this wifi. But the issue now is that the range of it is not completely available in my flat. Its available only in the corner of my Drawing room. I want its range to be available in whole of my flat including the other rooms so that i can use it from anywhere not just the Drawing room.

I asked many regarding this situation. So they told me few solutions. I will list 2 solutions suggested by them. Can anyone tell me which one is the best solution.

1) One person told me to use another ROUTER to act as an Access point. He asked me to buy a TP-Link ADSL Modem Router and configure it as an Access point to use it. For that he asked me to connect this new ROUTER with my neighbor's main router using Ethernet cable. After configuring it as an Access point i will be able to access Internet through this new Access point,
2) Another person told me to use an WIRELESS USB ADAPTER like Alpha Wifi USB adapter. He said it will grab the signal of my neighbors TP-LINK WIFI ROUTER and i can use the internet anywhere in my flat not just the Drawing room.
Can anyone suggest which is the best solution in terms of performance and economy. And is there any other USB adapter which does the same ... Read more

A:WiFi range problem

I live in a villa where i have 3 neighbors too. My neighbor is having a TP-Link Wireless ADSL Modem Router. I an my 2 other neighbors share this wifi.Click to expand...

its against our rules to assist in this case - as in most cases its also against the ISP terms of service - only 1 connection per premise and cannot be shared- unless a specific account to do that

so closing post

see rules
http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

WiFi "Piggybacking" / "Wardriving" - We do not support the act of using someone else's Internet without permission. Also, please note that almost every ISP prohibits sharing your Internet connection with another home, and we will not assist you in breaking their rules.Click to expand...
 

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More in depth detail woulb be that there is literally nothing, empty space between me and the Router (TP-LINK). When trying to connect to the wifi, the icon change from not connect to a big red X with ethernet icon, and then big red X with wifi icon, and then back to not connect. I've tried reset ip, reset winsock, turn off global auto-tunning, get rid of residual driver (#1 #2...). But no change in the end.It seem like the connect range have something to do with this problem (surprise after 3 year and i just figgured it out).And now i need direct help from u guys

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Hello,
I am having some trouble trying to extend the range of my current wireless router. It is a ASUS wl-520gc. My laptop and Ipod Touch have trouble connecting to wireless in some points in the house.

I do have a D-link dir300 with DD WRT custom firmware that I installed, but since it is an atheros chipset I can't figure out how to use it as a repeater.

Any ideas at all that won't cost me $100?

Thanks.

A:Wifi Range Extension

Fastboy 42,
This looks like a toy but I built three of these and they do make a difference! It's a great rainy day project if your allowed to play with sharp scissors...lol
http://www.freeantennas.com/docs/windsurfer-2.pdf
Then try all the different channels as there will be several that work better than the others at holding a strong signal.

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I have a toshiba M45 laptop w/internal wireless pcb. We do a lot of RV'ing and I frequently have a hard time connecting to campground hot spots.

Can I just turn off the internal wireless pcb and add a usb or pcmcia wireless adapter? If that is possible then I could build/buy a high gain antenna for the adapter. Which is preferred usb or pcmcia?
 

A:Entending WIFI range

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I have a friend that needs to get wifi to his shop which is about 750' away with clear line of sight, is this possible? My thoughts are setting up 2 wireless routers set up like a repeater? If so which model of routers seem to have the best range? I'm also not apposed to getting him to get a high gain directional antenna somewhere on the setup if it's feasible to expect it to make the connection happen. Any help and suggestions are greatly appreciated
 

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Hi I am using laptop 15-ac122tu laptop its good but i am facing problems regarding wifi it's wifi have short range for ubuntu only.Its working fine for window 7 after installing driver i have strong wifi range.Always i have to sit front of wifi router. Please sove my issue. Thanks

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I am in the market to get one. The ones I have checked out have an indoor range of 300 ft and an outdoor range of 1300ft. How do I know if there any out there that are better than this especially if the range in feet or meters isn't listed in the description?

is there another way to find out?
 

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It's getting close for me to start heading off to college and I have a wifi range extender for my room and am intending on bringing it to college. I know the wifi signal isn't best during college because all of the walls that it has to pass through. Would my wifi range-extender work in a college dorm as it does in my room where the wifi signal isnt the strongest?
 

A:Wifi range-extender question

Yes, it'll work...if you are allowed to have it, some schools prohibit the use of your own network gear. If the walls are thicker or made of concrete then the range will of course be affected. If you plan on using the dorm's wireless then they would likely have a system in place to offer complete coverage already.
 

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very very low signal range and wifi signL Strength is very weak even i sit close to router i try every thing but issue not resolve plz help i use window 8 pro

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I am looking for ideas on the best way to have wireless connectivity between multiple buildings on a property.I have a house where the satellite internet comes in. there is a TP-Link ac1900 router (Archer C9) in a upstairs bedroom. Downstairs there is a TP-Link AC750 wifi range extender. There are 4 sonos speakers in the house. There is a garage that is around 240 feet away from the house. There is a line of sight to the house. In the garage, wireless access is needed for cell phones, laptops, and there are 2 (possibly adding a 3rd) sonos speakers. Currently, there is an additional AC750 range extender being used in the garage that barely picks up the wifi signal from the house. I am looking for the best way to wirelessly connect the 2 buildings. The most important thing is that the sonos speakers all work on the same network...so whatever music is playing in the house should play in the garage as well. Let me know if any other info is needed.
 

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I am looking for ideas on the best way to have wireless connectivity between multiple buildings on a property.I have a house where the satellite internet comes in. there is a TP-Link ac1900 router (Archer C9) in a upstairs bedroom. Downstairs there is a TP-Link AC750 wifi range extender. There are 4 sonos speakers in the house. There is a garage that is around 240 feet away from the house. There is a line of sight to the house. In the garage, wireless access is needed for cell phones, laptops, and there are 2 (possibly adding a 3rd) sonos speakers. Currently, there is an additional AC750 range extender being used in the garage that barely picks up the wifi signal from the house. I am looking for the best way to wirelessly connect the 2 buildings. The most important thing is that the sonos speakers all work on the same network...so whatever music is playing in the house should play in the garage as well. Let me know if any other info is needed.
 

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My Dell Vostro 1500 laptop came with their wireless 1390 802.11g MiniCard installed.
When in my room in hotels, etc., I am able to pick up free wifi signals to connect to the internet. These signals are apparently coming from "just down the street".
The signal varies from good to weak, depending on the time of day.
What is recommended to boost the reception?
Can antennas be connected thru the laptops USB port? How does the antenna signal combine with the internal antenna (on the minicard?)?
 

A:best way to increase laptop wifi range

Hi,

You may want to review the site rules about borrowing someone's WiFi

WiFi "Piggybacking" / "Wardriving" - We do not support the act of using someone else's Internet without permission. Also, please note that almost every ISP prohibits sharing your Internet connection with another home, and we will not assist you in breaking their rules.Click to expand...
 

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Would like to add further to this thread by way of an inquiry ........... I have determined to fit a PCI WiFi Card to my spare computer and have chosen the item but it would seem that most on the market are 802-11g rating and I am going bounce off my Wifes Mac Airport Extreme for internet access which is a 802-11n ............... my query is will this present any form of problem?. Advice would be welcome.
 

A:WiFi Range Extending Options

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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Hi! I got this laptop 6 months ago and to be honest, I'm quite disappointed with the wifi and bluetooth performance.The first attempts to connect to my home wireless network were unsuccessful. The laptop would detect a very low signal strength and would connect only when placed a few feet away from my AP. Immediately I thought that it was an issue with the antenna, maybe a disconnected cable. I opened the laptop and to my surprise I found that there was only one antenna cable (even when the card has two antenna connectors Main + Aux) and that it was connected to the Aux plug. I swapped the antenna to the Main connector and immediately the wifi signal went from poor to excellent.Unfortunately the bluetooth signal suffers from the same problem, it only detects and connects to devices within a 3 feet range.I believe that this laptop comes with a Broadcom Wifi/Bluetooth Combo board, I would like to know which antenna does the Bluetooth use and if there is any possibility that I could add an aux antenna into the chassis to improve the connectivity. Thanks in advance 

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Trying to extend the wifi range in my house as it doesn't quite reach some of the rooms. I am using two Virgin Media Superhub 2 routers. Here is what I've done:
Main router:
- Connected to the Internet supply
- Set up a familiar SSID and password
- Set to operate on channel 6 only
- DHCP on, hands out IPs between 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.249
Second router:
- Was configured whilst first router off
- Given same SSID, security type and password as main router
- Set to operated on channel 1 only
- DHCP off
- Given LAN IP on 192.168.0.250
- Connected to main router via Ethernet
I switch them both off. Power main router on first, let it set up and then the second router. Internet works! I can switch between the two seemlessly and Internet is speedy. However! It lasts about 30 minutes then all goes down on me. The network appears on my phone and laptops wifi search but is unable to connect, just simply says 'unable to connect to this network'. I have to unplug the routers and back in again to get another half an hours worth of connection.
Any idea what is going wrong?

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i purchse new hp ac 019 TU notebook but could not connect my HP AC )19 TU laptop to wifi....it is faulty Model pls help me

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the wifi range in my laptop is very very less.. it does not connect to the wifi network even when router is at a distaance of 2 feet... but when they are side by side it gets connected showing low signal strenght... i tried updating bios.. updating drivers.. formatting.. also but the problem still remains... currently i am using winsows 10 pro...

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I have a pair of Linksys E1000 routers (one for my guests and one for my private network). The problem is that the range is just God-awful, and my wife is getting peeved because she's trying to use her iPad upstairs and it's basically unusable.

I have tried changing channels, re-positioning the routers, etc. and used a laptop with a wifi tool to the highest dB values I could, so I think I've tweaked my current setup about as far as I can... but it just ain't cutting it.

Now, my house has 12"-think concrete walls, so I realize I've got some challenges. But since I can't rebuild my house to make it wifi-friendly, it would seem I need to rebuild my wifi to make it house-friendly.

But I don't want to spend $$$ in an endless set of experiments - I want a solution that will work, period, no questions asked! (and BTW, running a cable to connect a router and WAP is not feasible).

So the first thing that comes to mind is: why don't I just get a commercial-grade router like hotels and business use. Something with like 50,000 watts to blast the signal through concrete, lead, whatever?

Second thought was one of those power line dealies. How well do those work?

Lastly, it seems like there's hi-range antennas, but routers that support external antennas seem pretty hard to find. Also, can't they make a router that doesn't require all that (see Thought #1, above)?

Any ideas? My marriage is on the line!
 

A:Wifi Range Sucks; Wife Mad

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I have been facing a problem with my wifi for quite some time and i don't know if its hardware or software related. My Wireless adapter: Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter Driver version: 5.0.57.0 I have a working wifi at home. And my laptop is at a receiving distance(It shows 4-5 bars of available range). When i try to connect, it gives an error message "Can't connect to this network". Now if i move closer to the modem(I basically sit right next to it), it connects but i get the error "No internet access". When clearly i am connected on my mobile and other devices. Its been happeneing ever since i installed a additional 4GB RAM to the extra slot. It supports upto 12GB... so i don't think its RAM related either. PLEASE HELP!!! 

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the city I work in offers free public wifi downtown, I have a very weak signal indoors (brick building), if I go out I can get a strong enough signal to connect to the internet. would a wireless range extender give me a better signal?
 

A:range extender for public wifi

I use a Hawkins amplified signal booster in our motorhome(has metal skin) when we are in a park with wifi and need a stronger signal. It is # HWU8DD - Hi-Gain&#8482; USB Wireless-G Dish Adapter It works very well.
You can find it at www.hawkingtech.com
Worth checking into anyway. It looks like a minature satellite dish. It attaches via USB
vicks
 

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windows 10 installed major updates this morning now I cannot get onto the internet via my range extender this has always been intermittent in the past but could get it to work eventually I have run the connection diagnostics and its telling me there are components missing and will not connect?

if I move rooms so that I am directly linked to the router instead of the extender everything works fine.

A:no internet via wifi range extender

Originally Posted by dave45


windows 10 installed major updates this morning now I cannot get onto the internet via my range extender this has always been intermittent in the past but could get it to work eventually I have run the connection diagnostics and its telling me there are components missing and will not connect?

if I move rooms so that I am directly linked to the router instead of the extender everything works fine.



Ran troubleshooting and did it lists what exactly was missing, if it works using the routers wifi without the extender then i would believe you found the issue being the extender since it has been intermittent in the past. Been issues here with WiFi extenders, doubt the Windows update caused it.

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Hi there I have a problem maybe you all can help with. I have a D-Link DCM-202 Cable Modem. Connected to that is a Belkin Pre-N Router (F5D8230-4). I want to use a Belkin G Plus Router F5D7231-4 as an access point to extend the range of my network so I can sip some ice tea and surf the net from my back yard. So the tek support guy that spoke with such a thick accient that he might as well of been saying "blabby boogy ugga boo" But he said that it's not possible to use the G Plus Router F5D7231-4 as an access point. Is that so? I don't think so. From reading the forums here you all seem pretty able do figure anything out and my problem is just a little out of my leage. Anywho thanks for the help.
 

A:Extending WiFi Range with 2 routers.

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Hi, am struggling to pick up wifi signals around the house with my Xperia Play. I am looking to improve router signal strength, the router isn't the problem but it is the only way to improve signal. I have done the obvious, moved stuff around (including router), checked cordless phones frequency, am just looking to increase its range but am not sure how as the antennas are internal.

A:Improve wifi signal range.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Prof Kerfuffle


Hi, am struggling to pick up wifi signals around the house with my Xperia Play. I am looking to improve router signal strength, the router isn't the problem but it is the only way to improve signal. I have done the obvious, moved stuff around (including router), checked cordless phones frequency, am just looking to increase its range but am not sure how as the antennas are internal.


What router? 802.11 b,g,n?

If one specific area isnt covered you may be able to increase range by either an "induction" antenna, a repeated or second router, or an "N" router if yours isnt already.

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I set up my wifi router Linkys WRT54GC (connected by cable to a PC) and Sitecom WL-130 range extender (for a laptop) about a year ago, and apart from the occasional IP conflict in the laptop it worked well. Recently, I attempted to definitively solve the IP problem. After resetting both router and range extender to the factory settings and reconfigurating them I was able to connect to the access point, but not the Internet – and I'm stuck at this point. I followed the set up guides to the letter but I just can't see what I'm doing wrong. Here are the router and range extender details:
WRT54GC router info:
Firmware version 1.00.7
Internet connection type – DHCP
IP Address - 84.122.200.183
Default Gateway - 84.122.200.1
DNS1: 62.42.230.24
DNS2: 62.42.63.52
Local IP address – 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask – 255.255.255.0
Starting IP address – 192.168.1.2
MAC Address - 00:18:39:2c:63:6b
DHCP Server Setting – enabled
DDNS Service – disabled
MAC address clone – disabled
Mode – mixed (g+b)
SSID – linksys
Wireless Channel – 11
Wireless SSID broadcast – enabled
Wireless Security – WEP 64


WL-130 info:
Mode – Universal Repeater
Band – 2.4 GHz (B+G)
ESSID - SitecomAP
Channel Nş – 11
WLAN MAC – 000000000000
Root AP SSID – linksys (using the site survey)
Security – WEP 64 (same encryption key as the router)
IP address – 192.168.1.3
Subnet Mask – 255.255.255.0
OS -Windows XP Home SP3
Thank you very much....
 

A:Range extender - wifi router problem

Can the main computer use the internet or is it just a problem with client computers ?
 

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I live right off of my university's campus:
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/2456/32570019.jpg

The blue is the range that the WiFi will work in. It'd be great if I could connect to the uni's WiFi and have access to my files and such.

I'm planning to build a WiFi antenna or Wokfi like this:
http://www.usbwifi.orconhosting.net.nz/

using these:
http://www.amazon.com/Joyce-Chen-In...r_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1251572265&sr=1-4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833180017

First of all will this work?

Second question. If I have a desktop, laptop, Xbox, and iPhone how do get the above connection to work will all of them?

Thanks
 

A:Connecting to campus WiFi from long range

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I read bunch of articles on how to remove a Wifi profile.. However I have problem with networks which aren't in profiles (I only have 1 profile and its my home network)..

I have currently 7 networks when I click on the Wifi icon in the task bar. they are from people living around me I guess. They all have "Connect Automatically" checkbox ticked. If I untick it - it goes back once I move my mouse away.

I cant right-click on it and there is no other options. And as I already said - these aren't in the Wifi profile which you can manipulate through netsh.

Windows 8.1 Pro with all latest updates..

I am pretty sure I saw other people complains about the same issue without much of the results..

Any ideas how to uncheck Connect Automatically for ever and ever?

A:All WiFi networks in range are Connect Automatically.

Unless you have the security passphrase, you are not going to connect to any of those Access Points. All it is showing is available Wifi Access Points that are available to connect to.

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I have Wireless-G 2.4ghz 54Mbps (Linksys WRT54G) working perfectly short range. But have no connection when I'm in room about 80 ft from router and have doors to rooms closed. Partitions in home are concrete block, not sheetrock. Should I get a new N router? Is there a repeater or booster that will do the job? Or connect existing router to new router in other room with ethernet cable going outside then over roof of house then inside to room? Please help! Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Indoor WiFi range and/or interference

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the other topics for this are closed.
so there is my contribution to this fine piece of hardware. ( no issues and works encrypted.)
i bought it on Amazon Aug 2010.

my house is too big. i retired and upscaled.

2700sq ft. conv. construction with brick outside, no concrete in side.

but my wife cant an access my wireless WRT54G

sig too weak and even with parabolic dish behind! fun they are...

i got a WRE54G repeater. all Linksys (cisco) must be....

Goal 1:
first you must get the upper blue light stay blue.

that says, unit has login'd and connect'd to your router above.
this is no passive repeater but will autologin on open wifi, which i never do.

mine is set up for WPA PSK + AES with a long passphrase.

next follow this plan.

especially page 2
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wire...e54g-wireless-g-range-expander-update?start=1
the version 3 repeater has a special net cable that allows you to
connect you, directly to a lap top NIC or desk top nic.

nic = network interface car (ethernet)

first power on the repeater and do a long reset over 10secs.
then when LEDS settle , power off repeater.

you then must set your test PC nic card to 192.168.1.240 , mask 255,255,255,0
using CP network applet. config pc, wireless off.

then connect the direct connect net cable between the laptop and repeater.

last power up the repeater
in your browser cruise to http://192.168.1.240
the login screen comes up.
tab to USERNAME field,(un is blank , (null)
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anyone can give me any suggest ?
i need a long range wifi adapter not a router
please tell the product name and range

A:finding longest range wifi adapter

The range will be governed mostly by the router, to be honest. The adapter in a computer isn't going to suddenly extend the range of a router. If you get a quality N router, you should be set.

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Hi,

We have a G router and our wifi does not reach the range we require in our home. (Cox recently upgraded to the N router and gave existing customers a new router for free...I asked Verizon if they would be upgrading and was told yes, but not sure when; it has been several months now and we Verizon customers have not heard anything new).

My issue is: Does anyone know how to either upgrade to the N router? Not sure what configurations need to be done with hardware/software.

Or I heard that there are range extenders in the stores we can purchase. If anyone has any experience and can tell a determined beginner how to hook up the equipment and configure the software, I would greatly appreciate it!

Thank You,
Sharon in RI
 

A:Upgrading router for for additional WIFI range

hooks up the same as your G router, all my default settings are correct other than mtu which i tweak, did this yesterday actually,i plugged it in powered it up, all lights on except internet logged onto it put password for isp in and off i go.i would def prefer the ones which have multiple antene s though
 

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hi guys
ive been looking for long ranged antennas and wifi adapters to try and catch my neighbour's internet connection that is about 4 km away.
im not sure if 4km is possible, but me and my friend have been looking for what appears to be the most powerfull adpater that is around 2000mW, but most people say that these are fake.
from what i understood .

any thoughts on what the best adapters are there out there that are in fact good for long ranges?
 

A:buying a long range wifi bundle

Hello ricmetal,

To clarify, you are looking to build an antenna that will extend your range.

Google a "pringles can antenna".

I am not sure if I can be of any further assistance as what your are looking to do is illegal. Even if you have the permission of your neighbor, that would mean that they are operating an illegal ISP.
 

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Sorry to bother you but you seem very knowledgeable about networking.
We travel in a motorhome about 6 months of the year. Have dsl at home but when we travel, I sometimes use my cell phone as a modem (have for about 4 years). The last couple of years a lot of the rv parks have installed wifi for the residents to use, but reception can be rather spotty in the parks. We do have a hawkings amplified antennae, (looks like a little satellite dish) which does a terrific job, but we would like to be able to extend the distance for reception.
Some folks have used an amplified usb external antennae,(in their coaches) with a marine external omni directional mounted outside. Do you have any recommendations as to what brand would be best for this use?
THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOU TIME AND TROUBLE to answer this question for us.
vicks
 

A:Solved: range extending for wifi reception

The combination of these two should give you greatly extended range: Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster and the
[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit. I'm assuming that pointing the antenna at the source is not an issue for you, right?
 

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Here I am asking for ideas to increase the range of outdoor AP.

One has told me that if the AP is in the roof outside , then covering the roof with aluminum from outside help to increase the range of the signal. This is useful if you don't need the signal for your building but you need it to go farther distance.

Another idea is move your AP as high as possible. This will make the siginal travel farther but the signal is very weak close to the building

any other ideas?
 

A:ideas to increase outdoor WiFi AP range?

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I just bought a HP 15 AC083TX laptop. i updated all the drivers, but even if i keep my laptop just 1 metre away from the router the bars are drastically reduced to just 2 bars. any idea what is wrong?
 

A:The WiFi card in my laptop has poor range

What router u have? Can u test with a different WiFi device?
 

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I am trying to connect two wireless routers in order to extend the range of my wifi signal. Preferably they would be connected wirelessly.

The models are the Virgin Superhub (VMDG480) - which has the internet access - and the Netgear Wireless-G Router WGR614 v9 - which is intended for use as a repeater.

Firstly, is this possible, given that the Netgear model doesn't support client mode or bridging?

Secondly, if this is possible could anyone help me configure these routers? I know about having them on seperate channels and different IP addresses but that is about all I know.

Cheers
 

A:Solved: Is it possible to connect these two routers to increase wifi range?

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Hi!

I need help in setting up a point to point network (wireless LAN bridge), especially in regards to gear required.

I have:
Desktop, 8 port switch. Will be getting a wifi adsl router.

I need:
To connect my desktop to an on campus network port, as if I was plugging a really long network cable from my desktop into the network plug.

As far as I know, the port on campus just connects up to a big switch, and ip address's are assigned to the computer plugged in.

My current understanding of how it would be laid out is as follows:

My Desktop --- cat6 cable --- wifi router(adsl?) --- coax cable --- yagi/parabolic antenna high on roof --- 1km of THE AIR --- identical antenna --- SOMETHING SOMETHING --- cat6 cable --- campus network port.

Does this look right? What goes where something something is? I'm guessing some access point thing? Specialist bridging device?

Any advise on any aspect of this wireless setup appreciated, it is still in its very early stages. Yagi vs Parabolic? How to overcome buildings in line of site?
Main issue is cost, cheaper better. Second issue is speed, at the very least 10Mbits. Link is for video transfer, reliability is not a major concern, likewise both ends can be readily accessed maintained, urban environment (aka lots of 2.4GHz stuff).
If you've set up a long range wifi link, and could share you experiences that would be awesome! Also advise on diy antenna's.
If you need any more info, just ask.

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A:Solved: Long Range Wifi / basic networking Help!

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A:wifi antennas 2 or 3 miles range are true deal?

Only answer I could give without seeing the specificatios and the topology of the location is ; yes, no, maybe.

Power output (wattage,dBM), obstacles between antennae (clear line-of-sight), type of antenna (omni-directional or beamed). will all effect the signal.

From my CB days.
Have talked 6 miles using 100 mW a pair of walkies with special beamed antennas and clear line-of-sight. About 40 years ago, just for fun, and had some Ham friends help set it up.
Have been unable to talk to using 5 watt mobile CB rigs with standard whip antennas to some one about 30 feet away on the other side of a building.
 

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The wifi is not working in my laptop. The range is there but it does not get connected. However when i connnect my mobile and other laptop on the same wifi there is no problem. Please advise

A:The wifi is not working. It shows full range but is unable t...

Welcome to the HP Support Community @pritambansal,  The issue you are experiencing with your wireless connection may be a problem other customers are also wondering about; please click the Accept as Solution if you feel this post helps you, or could help others. You can say thanks easily by clicking the Thumbs Up below! To better assist you and look at your product specifications, I would need some information from you. Could you please provide me with your Model Number (How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?).  Please try the Troubleshooting Your Wireless Network and Internet Connection tool. This tool will walk you step by step through a troubleshooting process.  Do you have any error messages?Have you tried more than one browser?Have you tried to connect using Ethernet?Does that connect fine?Have you tried to Restore the BIOS? Has the Wireless Internet worked on this Notebook previously? Have you tried to do a System Restore to a date when it was working?Have you done anything new lately?Have you done your Windows updates?  Have you tried to do your HP Support Assistant Updates? If not, here is a link to the HP Support Assistant if you need it. Just download and run the application and it will help with the software and drivers on your system at the time of purchase or that need updating. Have you uninstalled the driver in the Device M... Read more

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So here's my situation. The wife and I got these [email protected] phones from T-mobile which lets you use your wifi connection to make phone calls. We think this option might finally let us get rid of our land line.

Anywho, my wifi router is in the basement and initially the phones signal reception was spotty. So I decided to move the router to the living room just to see if it works any better. It does work better, but there are still a few weak/dead spots in the house (not a huge house mind you, but it is old and has plaster walls and the like).

Tonight while I was at Circuit City I spied a wifi antenna that was probably around a foot tall that claims to dramatically boost your wifi signal. I'm considering picking it up, but am leery as to how well these things work. Does anyone use anything like this? How noticeable is the difference?

In the best case scenario I'd like to move everything back to the basement and have this new antenna doing what it claims it does so I can keep the living room clutter free.

I've also considered buying a new Linksys WRT54G wireless router and flashing it with the homebrew firmware which apparently greatly boosts the signal strength. Could I do this and have it fit my best case scenario?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

A:Does swapping antennas on wifi routers really help with signal range?

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Hello all tech guy users!!

I am having a really frustrating time with my wifi signal recently.
Here are the symptoms:

Max distance from router in which I can receive a signal is about 15 ft
Really slow upload and download speeds from MY laptop only.My fiance's laptop had a DL speed of 18Mps, and I don't remember the UL, but it was much better than mine. Screenshot to follow...
Internet will drop out while I still show connectivity to the router and then seconds later the router signal will drop out completely
Just now my signal dropped out and from my laptop which is sitting three feet from my fiance's laptop. Hers has internet just fine...
What I have tried so far:

Changed Routers
Changed broadcast channel on both routers
Updated the driver for my wireless network adapter
Virus Scan
Malwarebytes Full Scan
Xirrus Wifi Inspector run. Screenshot to follow
Removed Windows' ability to shut off my network adapter to save energy
This problem occurred for the first time one week ago today. I have been getting by since then, but the hassle is getting to me.
Full disclosure time...
Right before this happened, I had an issue with my laptop where the battery was not getting a charge. I tested the power available to the plug and found the proper voltage there. I took the cover off of the laptop and found that a solder joint between the power plug and one of the wires had come loose. I re-soldered the wire and it charged up no problemo...I took the cover back off ... Read more

A:Poor Wifi Range and Slow Speed all of the sudden

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I have Beetel 450TC2 ADSL Modem Router connected to ISPs RJ 11 (Phone Line - DSL) at ground floor of my home. All devices 3 laptops and 3 Android Phones (Yureka, Mi3 and Samsung S5) are connected over WiFi and enjoy good signal n speeds on ground floor and front half of first floor.

I need WIFI n Internet connectivity at full first and second floor and possibly 3rd floor (if not asking too much)

I have spare D-Link DSL-G604T and D-Link DSL-2640T, WiFi ADSL modem routers.

Primary DSL Modem Router Beetel 450TC2 has PPPoE Airtel Connection with dynamic ip from ISP. My DSL is on 24x7.
IP Address: 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0

Laptops n Smartphones get anything like 192.168.1.2 - 9 at max and even more when guests are here.

I do not have option to connect the 450TC2 and G604T /2640T using wire (Phone or CAT 5/6 or Electric) as per design of house building.

I cannot use G604T /2640T as primary router.

I do see WDS setting in Beetel 450TC2 but not in G604T /2640T.

I have not changed anything on 450TC2, however i have RESET G604T /2640T and then changed following using wired lan connection between PC n G604T / 2640T

IP of G604T /2640T to 192.168.1.254
Wireless SSID n Channel to be same as 450TC2 i.e. SabharwalHome and 1
DHCP at G604T /2640T has been disabled.

No ATM/PPP settings have been configured as the G604T /2640T devices have been HARD RESET using the button provided.

Please help!
 

A:Extend WiFi range of 450TC2 router using G604T/2640T

i suspect those routers will not work as extenders
they cannot have DD-WRT installed

The can be used as switches , but you would need to run a cable

the other option is powerline adapters which use the electrical wiring , you can get them with a wireless facility as well

or wireless extenders
 

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My son's large apartment complex just installed wifi for its tennants however it only reaches 300 ft. from the base unit. They gave him the password to log on but he is at least 3 times farther away than the 300 ft. He is on the 2nd floor of his building which should help somewhat but the apartment next to him is located between his & the building with the base unit. His balcony & windows face the opposite direction since he is on the backside of his building. He only has the wireless card that came installed in his Dell laptop. Is there any inexpensive device/antenna/booster that could increase his range of reception in order to pick up the wifi? He can not afford what his city charges for internet. Any help would be deeply appreciated since he doesn't have cable either & is going stir crazy.
 

A:How can I increase my reception wifi range offered by my aparment complex? Help!

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I did some of the elevated command prompts to rid of my limited access in wifi but nothing worked! Please help!!!

A:HELP limited Wifi

Try Unplugging your Router for 10 seconds, then reconnecting. Make sure you have IPv4 and not IPv6 turned on in the Adapter Properties.

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I have a fairly new Acer all in one AMD A6-5200 APU with Windows 8.1. My wifi keeps going to limited connectivity. I'm not a very tech savy person but I have tried a lot of things to resolve this and nothing has worked. From the simple reset or cycling of the Modem/router (It's a cisco DPC 3825), to tcp/ip stack reset, whatever that is (saw it on-line and tried it but no luck.) The wifi works fine for other devices in the house (an iPhone, 2 ipads, and an x-box 360.) Thought it might be interference as I'm in a heavily wifi'ed neighborhood but the modem channel setting is on auto and says it picks a channel with "acceptable interference." When I troubleshoot the connection, it says it is set to connect manually and then says it can't fix it itself. So I set it to connect automatically, restart the computer and I still have the same problems. I would experiment with different drivers, but I'm not sure how to do that or even where to go in windows to find them. Any help out there?
 

A:Wifi goes to limited.

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hello(first Thread)
i am sharing an internet connection with one of my friends sometimes.
and my problem is this:every time i try to log on this wifi network,it says limited,my friend do not have this issue because he is not on wifi but directly from router.
my laptop can not run with a wire.
piease help.

A:limited wifi

First off, who owns the wifi network?

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Hello my Wifi signal is limited, my lappy has broadcam bcm43142 802.11 bgn wifi adapter, i hve updated the driver to Version:6.223.215.14 Rev.C but still it is limited. Plz help me to solve the problem. Thanks

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I bought an IdeaWorks Long range wifi antenna. It says its windows 7 compatible. Its a USB 2.0 device. I have USB 3.0 and when I plug this device in all it does is connect/disconnect in a 2 second loop... on...off...on...off..
Turning off the selective power saving in the advanced usb power scheme options makes it totally not connect. I've tried every driver I can download! I kept it too long to return it please help!
 

A:Ideaworks Long range Wifi antenna connect/disconnect loop

do you have any USB2 ports onthe PC at all ?
 

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Hi my pc is having wifi issues. It is loading webpages very slow and will say "limited" when looking at the network it is connected to. If I disconnect and reconnect to the network it will say connected and then 5-10 mins later will be "limited" again and/or slow.
I thought at first it was my wireless card as both my phone and laptop connect to the wifi / internet speed and connection is fine in the same area. I replaced the wireless card in the PC with a wireless usb stick to connect to the wifi but the problem is exactly the same.
Does anyone know what is happening here or how to fix it?
Tried the following but cant find a fix:
its not a driver issue as ive reinstalled drivers / installed completely new wireless adapter and still same issues
if i reduce connections to the router the issue persists
the router is running on a channel no other routers are running on
if i run speedtest.net on the pc which is have issues the speed is slower than if i run on laptop or phone
Thanks a lot

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So the Wireless Network Connection tab on my computer says it only has limited connectivity to my wifi. It was working perfectly fine just a few days ago. My mother's laptop connects just fine to our wifi. We tried taking the laptop out to my mom's work and it wouldn't connect to the wifi there either and also said it had limited connectivity while everyone else's devices worked. Why is this?
 

A:Limited connectivity to wifi...?

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WiFi is going limited, when browsing..

I am using Windows 8. In Lenovo Ideapad Z580 #2151.
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 is my wireless network adapter.
Hardware Ids :
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0891&SUBSYS_42228086&REV_C4
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0891&SUBSYS_42228086
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0891&CC_028000
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0891&CC_0280
When I am browsing over internet using WiFi. It sometimes goes to limited.

Can any one please help me in the issue?
 

A:WiFi is going limited, when browsing

Many types of devices can cause wireless interference including Bluetooth devices, cordless phones, fluorescent lights, microwave ovens, outdoor microwave links, WiMAX, wireless game controllers, wireless video cameras, Zigbee devices, and so on. Even bad electrical connections can cause broad RF spectrum emissions.

For more details on this topic, see Electromagnetic interference at 2.4 GHz
 

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I have an issue with my laptop that I am utterly baffled by. If anybody could help me solve it, I'd much appreciate it. I have an HP 17-e020dx running Windows 8 which I purchased two years ago. Until recently I lived abroad and had limited internet so in the two yrs I had this laptop abroad, I believe I ran Windows Update maybe only two times. Upon returning stateside, I set about updating everything from Windows Update. Everything was fine, the only issue being that it didn't seem my laptop could update to 8.1 despite being prompted to do so. A couple of weeks later we had a power outage and I used the laptop until the battery died and then turned the laptop back on when the power came back. When the laptop turned on, that was when I discovered that the wifi connection was limited despite working on all other devices. I googled around and tried a few solutions to no avail before trying a system restore which seemed to do the trick. I thought nothing of it after that until the issue came up again a few weeks later, probably when I restarted the laptop, only this time system restore didn't fix the problem. Eventually I got frustrated enough and decided to reformat the whole computer because I'd read some articles that suggested one of the updates caused this which seemed to make sense to me since I never had this connectivity problem abroad (when I hadn't run Update) . After reformatting the computer I never ran Windows Update. In fact I turned it off. For approximately two we... Read more

A:Limited wifi connectivity

By format, do you mean you used the System Restore  partition to reinstall the operating system or used a HP installation disc to install the operating system?
 
If you did either of these you should have the proper network drivers you need.
 
Look in the Device Manager and see if there are any yellow warning icons under Network Adapters.
 
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Hi, im having trouble with my wifi. The day before it works fine but then the next day i turned on my Vaio laptop and it says Limited Access to my home wifi. I tried connecting to other wifi but same thing. I tried resetting the router, disabling and enabling the wireless connection but all didnt work. I tried connecting it with the cable directly still cannot connect. Finally i did a system restore to the day before where its working fine, it worked. The next day it says Limited Access again! So im guessing 'something' made my wifi error after that 1 day and i dont know what to do.. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Wifi has limited access

Something i noticed : after i use system restore, the problem happens on the next startup of windows( since i use my laptop all day the problem happens the next day) and also i tried updating my wireless driver but it worsens the problem from Limited access to unable to detect any wifi nearby.. please help

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Hello I've been having problems connecting to internet WiFi well any WiFi. Says I have limited access I have a Toshiba C655 Windows 7.
 

A:Limited access wifi

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I apologize if this is not the right forum. Please feel free to move as needed.
A few days ago I began getting the BSOD every time I would turn on my laptop. The error consistently being shown was KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (NETwbw02.sys). After several failed attempts to get the computer to turn on, I did a full restore, as there wasn't anything saved on the pc anyway. After the restore, I could turn it on, but continued to get the same error and BSOD every time I would try connecting to WiFi. I ran every windows update I could, and updated all drivers, including the Intel drivers for my wireless. The BSOD is now gone, but I can't connect to my network. I've tried using the router PIN and the network password, but neither works. I attempted to contact Toshiba Support, and they think it's an error with the registry, but want $100 to make sure. I can connect just fine with the Ethernet cable.
I can take screen shots or provide whatever information is needed. I've attached the info displayed from ipconfig /all from both Ethernet and wifi.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
-JR00K
SysInfo below:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6059 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -2016 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 705037 MB, Free - 654883 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA,... Read more

A:WiFi Connection Limited

Are you using the wireless driver from Toshiba's site or directly from Intel's? Try the other one.
 

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Hello, I am facing wifi problem, sometimes it disconnects suddenly, specially show limited access, I am depending on windows given driver, but that's not enough at all, it disconnects frequenly, even there is no driver for my model!!!! in this case what can I do, any possible solution please,why there is no universal driver?? and one more thing give any possible solution,cause I can't switch back to windows 7 only for wifi :3, it's so frustrating

A:Limited access of wifi

Hello @HridoyBD, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! The Forums are a great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I read your post about the WiFi issue, and wanted to assist you! First, try reviewing the following document, and let me know how it goes: HP PCs - Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 10) Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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Hi to all,
got a problem for some time and can't find a solution...

I think everybody knows about the problem with windows 8.1 at laptops with the limited ethernet (wifi), so I have the same problem on my PC and I cant find a cure...

Someone, any advices? Coz of this I cant loggin to my windows store and have problems with connection...

A:Limited Ethernet at PC (no the WIFI)!

Do not know what problems you are talking about with limited wifi & windows 8.x.x. Majority of the issues are Router/Gateway related.

It helps to know the mfg & model of your router/gateway, and spec's on the laptop. Use Speccy so you can upload system info on here, from the URL it gives you after it inspects your system. Speccy - System Information - Free Download

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I've been googling the heck out of this.  I updated to Windows 8.1 on my laptop a few weeks ago.  Ever since, I can only hold a wifi connection for maybe 15-20 min max.  Else it goes to a "limited" status where I have to disconnect and reconnect and then all is well again for another 15-20.  This has happened at my home, at hotels, at my parents' place.  I've been traveling a lot so I'm seeing it everywhere.
 
My Mac and iphone and other wireless devices at home are not having any issues with wifi connectivity.
 
Based on my searches, I verified that my driver is updated, I made sure that the power saver for network is unchecked.  What else can I do?  The MS website just keeps referring to the driver or your ISP.  It's clearly not either of those.
 
Network adapter is Broadcom 802.11n
 
Thanks in advance!

A:"Limited" wifi after update to 8.1

You must need to get back to windows 8. since most of the time the drivers for your wireless network adapter must be compatible with windows 8.1. Go to device manager on your pc and check for the drivers for your wireless network adapter and try to update the compatible one.

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http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?p=9047961
Limited access wifi

I recently purchase a driver disk online but still have problem<br />
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Limited wifi access even tho signal is strong
 

A:Limited access wifi

Please continue with other thread that you posted a link too. Please do not start duplicate threads for a the same or continuing issues.
 

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Perodicaly (1-10 mins) i lose my inetrnet conncetion, it comes back (30 seconds-3 minutes, sometimes i even need to troubleshooting it or restart my PC) but it is very very annoing. I have updated my Wifi driver (but it still is from 2009.07.07. isn`t there newer driver? :O). I use dell studio 1555! Can someone please help?!?

There information from my last troubleshooting:

Code:
Issues found
Your DNS server might be unavailableYour DNS server might be unavailable
Windows can?t find the well-known host "www.microsoft.com" using DNS. Detected
BUT ON MY WIN XP PC EVERYTHING IS OKEY!!!


PS Even now i need to wait for posting this theard, cause of limited access. Waiting waiting waiting about 20 minutes now Wow internet conncetion. Nope, lose it again

A:Limited access wifi

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pooly


Perodicaly (1-10 mins) i lose my inetrnet conncetion, it comes back (30 seconds-3 minutes, sometimes i even need to troubleshooting it or restart my PC) but it is very very annoing. I have updated my Wifi driver (but it still is from 2009.07.07. isn`t there newer driver? :O). I use dell studio 1555! Can someone please help?!?

There information from my last troubleshooting:

Code:
Issues found
Your DNS server might be unavailableYour DNS server might be unavailable
Windows can?t find the well-known host "www.microsoft.com" using DNS. Detected
BUT ON MY WIN XP PC EVERYTHING IS OKEY!!!
PS Even now i need to wait for posting this theard, cause of limited access. Waiting waiting waiting about 20 minutes now Wow internet conncetion. Nope, lose it again


there cold be several reasons.

first try ipconfig /flushdns, then ipconfig /renew if that helps it is a dns issue

if that doesnt help and you are using "homegroup" it may well be that for homegroup has connectivity issues on some mixed OS networks. you can verify it by making a new network connection using "workgroup". If that works you can then kill IPv6, and homegroup

ken9

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Once in a while, I will get limited wifi connectivity on my laptop and when I click the wifi symbol in the bottom right to try disconnect and reconnect to the network, I can't change it because the networks do not show and have to restart my laptop everytime which is annoying. Any fixes for this issue?

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Hello everyone. First i'm sorry for my bad english, but i think u'll understand me.
Yesterday i installed Windows 10, all was fine, but after hour of working, i saw that my wifi connection goes to limited and i don't have internet acces. I need to disconnect and connect and it works for 30-45 minutes, and then again go to limited. I have windows 7 before, and there i don't have this problem, but when i tried windows 8(half year ago) i have same issue.
I have Hp pavillion g7-1307sm laptop.
Motherboard: HP 1672

I think it's maybe problem with my network adapter driver( Broadcom 4313GN 802.11b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi adapter ), becouse i think it's old. It is from 15/08/2012. Version: 6.30.59.49

If u need any more information, just say, and i hope u will help me about this problem.

A:Windows 10 WiFi goes to limited

Have you tried resetting your Router so the WI-FI signal is stronger
Normally you have to shut Router down via main or Use Reset Button found through a little hole in back.
Once done just reconnect and it should reboot
That is how I have had to do mine in the past.

Also see if there are any updated drivers for your model

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So i have a laptop ( Compaq Presario CQ57) and i upgraded it to windows 8 a few years ago and out of no where the wifi stopped working. I havent messed with the computer in a few years because i gave up. If i connect ethernet it still does not work. I can connect to type in my router password and connect but it says connection is limited, if i go to network and sharing it says i am not connected to anything. I cannot sytem restore or anything also so dont suggest it.
 

A:No wifi ( limited Connection )

Is this the only computer/device you are getting the issue on?
 

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I am using windows vista. My problem is, I can use my home internet wifi connection, but I can not use wifi connections other people my lap top which can detect the wifi and I have entered the correct password. I have had some time to repair this problem with the help of the window but to no avail. help me solve this problem. I was a computer and internet users are weak. I use the Toshiba M300 Notebook brand.
 

A:wifi 'limited connectivity'

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can anyone help about my problem?

I am using WiFi for my laptop's internet

the problems is that the connection says LIMITED ACCESS.

Please HElp

A:Limited access on WiFi

hello ian,

Try this tutorial out: Internet Troubleshooting Guide - created by Dinesh

Failing that, download the most recent driver (make sure it is 64bit driver, if your computer is 64 bit) from the computer's website, uninstall the one you have, and install the new one.

Let me know how it goes.

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Dell Latitude E5430 trying to connect to wifi but saying limited access.  Can see all wifi connections ok but just cant connect.  When the Ethernet cable is connect the lights flash but no internet connection is available.  The IP address is 169.254.104.158, which is the AIPIA address.  When I try and do a ipconfig /release I get an error message  RPC services is unavailable, I have checked this in the services and it is running ok.

A:Wifi limited access

Please run THIS   Place a tick in all boxes EXCEPT "change to Google DNS".....and "Clear hosts File"
 
then Click on Run All Selected
 
Let me know the outcome

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i was using someone unprotected WIFI, but suddenly its showing limited connctivity. please advise what to do.
 

A:Wifi limited connectivity

If you know the person, maybe they can recycle their router. If you're using it without permission, you deserve whatever happens.
 

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I was trying to make a Minecraft server and I was port forwarding. But after I port forwarded My wifi connection turned limited. It is not like this on any of my other devices (hence me writing this on my iPad) I have tried typing all of the commands that other forums have suggested make your connection un-limited in command prompt (admin) but there isn't a question that says what to do if this happens after port forwarding. Thank you and please help!
 

A:Wifi limited after Port Forwarding

Never mind I fixed it
 

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Hi there,
 
So I believe I have caught a trojan somewhere online that is impossible to get rid of.  What it basically does is at random times limit my internet connectivity to a very very reduced speed or remove it altogether.  Sometimes the yellow caution triangle appears over my wifi logo on my taskbar, but sometimes it limits my internet without that sign even appearing.  Internet becomes unusable, as I have to keep disconnecting and reconnecting to load whatever I'm doing.  
 
I tried a full factory system restore, the problem went away for a few days and conveniently came back.  I cannot get rid of it.  The only fix I know as of now is to connect directly to modems through ethernet cables, but I cannot do that everywhere I go (I travel a lot). Then again, this is something fairly new I tried, I don't know if it's a complete fix either (small sample size).
 
The thing is I've tried troubleshooting this problem before (going through hundreds of forums for similar problems), where the fix worked for a few days, but ultimately came back.  I've been very very careful with everything I do on my computer since, but the problem still came back.  I have Windows 10, and no antivirus program at the moment (used to have AVG, just haven't added one since my last factory restore).   
 
Any help would be appreciated.
 
Thanks

A:Wifi Limited Connectivity Trojan

Greetings spotup and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met.Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems ... Read more

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Every time I start my laptop, I can't access the internet and get a "limited access" warning on my wireless network.
The "troubleshoot problems" option fixes the problem (usually by resetting the network adapter), but it's not a permanent solution, because as soon as I restart the laptop, it's the same story all over again.

I have a desktop (Windows 7) connected through ethernet and another desktop (XP Home) also connected over wifi, both working just fine.

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Network adapter: Ralink RT5390 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
Signal strength: fair (starting my laptop right next to the router to get excellent strength doesn't help)
Modem/Router: B-Box2 (Sagem [email protected] 3464)
Firewall: Windows Firewall
Antivirus: AVG Free Edition

A:WiFi limited access on startup

Most likely this is because of a preinstalled wireless connection software which can be uninstalled by going to add/remove programs. In most cases it's best to use the Windows 7 connection wizard.

I would definitely get rid of the "free" AVG as this software causes connection problems all the time.

Let me know if those changes have any effect on the problem.

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last day am updated my laptop windows 8 to 10 but now wifi connection not working properly. always showing limited connection.how to solve this issue ?
 

A:wifi limited connection in windows 10

You could try clicking the WIFI icon in the tray and running the troubleshooting option as a first attempt.
If this does not work try shutting down the router for a minute or so.
Maybe you already tried these, in which case someone more knowledgeable than me may have other solutions to offer.
 

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