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Windows 7: network map wireless signal strength indicator.

31 Dec 2010   #1
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 
network map wireless signal strength indicator.

In the network and sharing center there is a "See full map" option. This opens the Network Map screen. I noticed that my windows XP PC did not show on this map and applied a hotfix to enable the Link-Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder component. It worked and now that PC shows up. What caught my eye is that PC has a wireless card in it and connects via WiFi to my router. Next to its icon is a wireless signal strength indicator showing 4 out of 5 bars. Another PC also on WiFi, a netbook with windows 7 starter on it, doesn't have the signal strength indicator? Has anybody got any thoughts on why it doesn't display signal strength like the XP PC does? Pink-Mini is my daughters WiFi netbook.
EDIT: The A-1500 (XP) is wireless N and the Pink-Mini (Windows 7) is only G. The Router is set for N+G
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31 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

There is no way for the Win 7 computer to know what kind of signal strength the other computers see.
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31 Dec 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

That map was done on the A-2600 PC with a wired connection and Windows Home Premium x64. The A-1500 is the XP PC with a Wireless N card in it.
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31 Dec 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

From what little info I could find on this, it looks like its a function of what wireless card is in the PC. It looks like the wireless card in the netbook doesn't have the smarts to tell my Windows 7 PC what signal strength its getting. The A-1500 has a D-Link DWA-552 PCI card in it, I don't know whats in the netbook. The router is a D-Link DIR-655.
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