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Windows 7: Inaccurate Wifi bars


26 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Inaccurate Wifi bars

Hey guys, I'm just looking for a solution to why my wifi bars wont show an accurate amount of wifi bars in the task bar. I know i should only have 3 bars in my lounge room because when i disconnect it shows that my wifi is only three bars then when i connect to the wifi is says i have full bars. Why is this? Is it fixable?


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03 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Wow you guys are helpful..
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03 Jan 2012   #3
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hello,

Perhaps most of us were on vacation or pre-occupied?

If you still need assistance please try the following tasks and provide us some info:

Update your Wi-Fi adapter's driver to the latest by downloading the driver from the Manufacturer's site.

Install and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector from one of your wireless computers.
Double click the Xirrus Icon on your Desktop, Tap the Printscreen key on your keyboard, open up Paint then choose Edit from the Menu and select Paste, then SAVE it. Upload and attach the file here.
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04 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
Hello,

Perhaps most of us were on vacation or pre-occupied?

If you still need assistance please try the following tasks and provide us some info:

Update your Wi-Fi adapter's driver to the latest by downloading the driver from the Manufacturer's site.

Install and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector from one of your wireless computers.
Double click the Xirrus Icon on your Desktop, Tap the Printscreen key on your keyboard, open up Paint then choose Edit from the Menu and select Paste, then SAVE it. Upload and attach the file here.
Hows that?


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04 Jan 2012   #5
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the Xirrus snap shot. It's showing that you have an excellent signal.

Also, have you done this?
Quote:
Update your Wi-Fi adapter's driver to the latest by downloading the driver from the Manufacturer's site.
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04 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I dont know which one to do
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04 Jan 2012   #7
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

  1. Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then, under System, clicking Device Manager.* If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  2. Double-click Network Adapters, in here what type of Network Adapters do you have?
You may also do a Print screen and post it here.
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05 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hows that?


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05 Jan 2012   #9
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Here's the download page for your Realtek Wi-Fi adapter. Choose the first one - 'Windows driver auto installation program'
Realtek
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05 Jan 2012   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GreenAsus View Post
Hey guys, I'm just looking for a solution to why my wifi bars wont show an accurate amount of wifi bars in the task bar. I know i should only have 3 bars in my lounge room because when i disconnect it shows that my wifi is only three bars then when i connect to the wifi is says i have full bars. Why is this? Is it fixable?
Does either your router or WiFi adapter have green ethernet enabled?

It automatically reduces the power when traffic is low...
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