Signal Strength: Low
How far apart are the router and the PC? (laptop?) Run your PC in the same room as the router for a while to see if that is the problem. If you are in the same room you should have 'signal strength: Excellent' or there is something wrong with your hardware.
Make sure you are connected to the D-Link router by pinging it's IP address:
At your PC, Click Start>Run then type cmd
and hit enter.
In the black window that opens type ipconfig
Depending on your network you should see headings like:
"Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection"
"Ethernet adapter D-LINK Wireless Connection"
Below each of these headings will be a list of names followed by numbers, such as:
- there may be other entries.
Make a note of all the "IP Address" numbers and "Default Gateway" numbers and post them here.
The "Default Gateway" should be the IP address of your router. Check the routers manual to see if it corresponds. Then ping it:
Still in the command prompt window -
Assume your remote device has the address 192.168.0.1 then a possible ping command would be:ping -l 256 -w 5 -t 192.168.0.1
(Note the "-l" is minus lower case L)
You will see results popping up on the screen and this will continue until you press Ctrl_C
to stop the ping. You may also see an activity light on the router flashing in sync with the pings.
When you stop the ping you will see the statistics gathered showing the % packet loss and the time it took for packets to return.
If the packet loss percentage is significant there is likely to be a physical problem with your network - faulty network cards or interference.