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Wi-Fi Connects with 5 bars, but not with 4...

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#1 Lucidion


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Posted 07 November 2010 - 11:35 PM


I have a HP All-In-One PC (Model # MS227) running Windows 7 Home Premium. The built in Wireless Adapter (Atheros AR5007EG) is unable to connect to my WRT120N Linksys Router in my bedroom although my Wireless Adapter reads 4 bars (Windows cannot connect to selected network). However, if I bring my PC into the living room a bit closer, I am allowed to connect to the network with full internet access. There is a difference of about twenty feet. I have never experienced a situation in which a Wireless Adapter won't connect with 4 bars. Please note that this computer was purchased from Aaron's Furniture and Electronics and had one previous owner if it could potentially make a difference. From my experience, the computer itself seems to be in great working order. This is the only problem I am having with it. I appreciate any help resolving this issue.

Thank you in advance.

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#2 coxchris


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 12:46 AM

Possibly inference between the AP point and your room. Microwaves and other obstacles in your house can cause this.
Another possible reason is your mode on the router and the mode of your wireless card although N access points are a/b/g/n compatible but your wireless card is a/b/g compatible.

to fix this

Go to and enter admin for the password dialog box and select Wireless and under that Wireless Network Mode under drop down menu select G Only and hit apply changes Now what this does It will allow only G wireless cards to allow access to your internet some times this will work but first check to see if its the fist one.

Also Are you using the the default program use to connect or a application that came with your wireless card

Edited by coxchris, 08 November 2010 - 12:51 AM.

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#3 bradumd


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Posted 10 November 2010 - 11:35 AM

Have you updated the wireless adapters drivers?

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