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Pc having trouble connecting to wifi.


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#1 lan07

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:08 PM

I cannot connect to the wifi with my pc only in a certian room I don't know if it's a wifi or pc problem because I can connect my android to wifi anywhere. How can I tell if it is a wifi or pc problem?


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:20 PM

is your router showing up in the list?


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 07:03 PM

It does only in one room most of the time nothing shows up. This pc use to connect well to the wifi.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 11:33 PM

ok, there could be all kinds of different interference going on . at least your router is showing up, that is a good sign.

 

is your wireless adapter a PCI card or USB?

 

my router used to be like that, hit or miss. i just moved it a few feet higher and voila, perfect connection everytime. before i moved it, it was sitting beside stuff that could have been interfering with its signal.


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 11:43 AM

Not sure I have uverse they set everything up. My pc don't have an antenna.



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:36 AM

if your android is getting the signal everywhere, but your PC is hit or miss, then it isn't the router , as your android is picking it up like a champ. is your PC a laptop? it might have the wifi as an included feature that is built-in. if so, that is what you have and without having to spend anything on an added usb adapter.


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 04:14 AM

I am using a laptop. How do i fix this?



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 04:31 AM

if it is a laptop, the options are a little less abundant.

 

without having to buy a usb adapter, there isn't alot of options.

 

you  can try moving the router to a more central location without any obstacles around it that may interfere with its signal.

 

if i remember correctly, 50 feet of range is standard, but i think the b, g and n networks have different ranges that can go up to 150 feet.

 

my desktop PC is about 80 ft from my router, it is an N type i think.


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Posted 09 September 2014 - 03:48 PM

Which is best usb with our without antenna?



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Posted 11 September 2014 - 12:23 AM

i just use a netgear USB wireless adapter, i think it cost around $40. it has a 6 foot cord so you can elevate it to get better reception  i am not sure about the antenna being better or not. i sometimes see internal cards installed onto the motherboard with the dual antennae at the back of the PC cabinet.


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#11 lan07

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 06:34 PM

It is not connecting anymore. Will that device still work?



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 08:05 PM

Can you post the laptop model next time please? When you say it won't connect, does it mean that the router wifi ID is always present on available networks by your laptop?


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Posted 28 September 2014 - 04:30 AM

Toshiba satellite l855-s5240, nothing shows up on wifi now.



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Posted 28 September 2014 - 07:57 AM

Well, if nothing shows up or intermittently, I would follow as to what my colleague have suggested. Move the router, change the channel or signal strength or use a USB wifi adater http://www.wikihow.com/Boost-a-Router-Signal


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Posted 30 September 2014 - 04:44 PM

I put my laptop right next to the modem still nothing. My cell phone gets singal but not my laptop maybe the gadget in it that picks up wifi is no loger good. Are there external wifi connectors?






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