Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: laptop getting a very weak signal from router & sometimes its unusable

22 Aug 2012   #1
jturk

windows 7
 
 
laptop getting a very weak signal from router & sometimes its unusable

i own a rental property with 2 apartments right next to each other. the front unit allows the back unit to use their wifi via their router but the back gets a very weak signal or sometimes none at all. the units as i mentioned are literally right next to each other & only separated by a wall. the apartments are not huge, i dont know how far away the router is exactly but it cant be far. the entire building is only 1300 square feet.

any ideas or suggestions on how i might be able to fix this?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Aug 2012   #2
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Explosives. Lots of them.

Assuming you cannot remove walls, the easier way would be to move the router around until the connection strength is acceptable.

There are also wireless range extenders.

And more involved options, but I doubt they will allow you to tinker with their router.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2012   #3
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

If you can't mess with their router, you should consider getting a wireless repeater. I recently bought an Amped Wireless 150 repeater for a similar problem in that my laptop downstairs was getting a very weak signal ( 1 - 2 bars) from my router two floors up. With the repeater in place, I get five bars now!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 laptop getting a very weak signal from router & sometimes its unusable




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Weak Wifi signal
Hey guys, I have this problem and i hope you could help So.. my WiFi signal so far was very good and sutently my wifi signal is so weak I used to have a full connection in my room now i have just one bar or none. I go next to the router to connect and i get 3 or 4 bars.. Can anyone...
Network & Sharing
My WiFi signal is very weak, how can I fix this?
Hello fellow windows 7 users, I hope you don't mind helping me with an issue I have been having. Let me explain my situation. A couple years ago, my dad bought a wireless router. For some reason, the signal on it was very weak. We tried tweaking the settings, but no results were produced. We...
Network & Sharing
Weak wireless signal strength
My daughter's Acer Aspire 4736Z-4201 notebook gets too weak wireless router signal strength and sometimes it fails completely, even with no other computer connected to the network. It happens under the same conditions where mine and my wife's notebooks get from normal to good to excellent signal...
Network & Sharing
WMC and TV Tuner - No Signal / Too Weak a Signal
I have owned several TV Tuners in the past and this is the first OS that has given me problems. I have a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950 (USB 2.0hs) and cannot get a picture from my Cox Cable Service in Orange County, Southern CA. Installed the 64bit driver from Hauppauge. According to Device...
Media Center
Decreasing Laptop wireless signal to router
Its going really bad. And the signal i meant is the speed of my wireless network connection from the status. It goes form 54 to 48 to 36, 24,11,5.5,3,2,1. I am getting signal interference from the nearby wireless routers and laptops connected to that. Is there a way i can really stop this annoying...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:53.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App