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Hello all,

So recently, I have been experiencing some conenctivity issues with my router.

I am on a desktop running Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit. All I constantly get is a 2 bar connection when my router is 2 floors below me.

Now I know what your thinking, "You're too far away from your router" or "The signal isn't strong enough to go through 2 floors"

No. Normally i have a 3-4 bar connection but when I start talking with friends ect it will just drop to 2 bars. It is really frustrating as I keep getting disconnected from chats.

I am using WireShark to sniff the packets, and I am only binging in about 0-20. I know the normal that I bring in is around 100-200.

For the record I am running off a wireless connection on my desktop. I have a Linksys WRT54GS Firmware version v7.50.5.

I really have no idea what to do at this point. Please help I can't keep going on like this.

Also my iPod right next to me has full 3 bars.

asked Jan 13 '12 at 22:58

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Have you tried restarting your router? I've had luck doing that in the past, when I've had issues with my belkin router.

answered Jan 14 '12 at 19:09

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Tried that, keeping it off for about 10 minutes then restarting it.

(Jan 14 '12 at 21:31) xxjakeoxx98 xxjakeoxx98's gravatar image

It could mean that your wifi receiver on your desktop is nearing the end of its lifespan.

answered Jan 14 '12 at 21:36

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Billy Aoki

Well that sucks, I only had it for a year. I doubt it though because I can actually pick up signals from other houses nearby(And I'm not in an apartment complex either)

(Jan 14 '12 at 21:43) xxjakeoxx98 xxjakeoxx98's gravatar image
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Asked: Jan 13 '12 at 22:58

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Last updated: Jan 14 '12 at 21:43