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Windows 7: Signal strength mismatch

18 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Signal strength mismatch

Erm.... which do I trust? (see attachment) The question mark is in Comic Sans for added seriousness.




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18 Jan 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi mate, if there is such thing as a matter of trust, i would go the lesser. Hoever, i wouldn't put my lunch money on either. What matters is you are connected it not.
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18 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Trust the green one, it is updated via scanning for network availability.

As far as I understand it, the grey graph is based on whether or not you are connected and may include all available adapters. Sometimes if I am downloading something heavy on another pc in my home network, my grey network icon shows the circle (trying to connect); but the green one shows a good connection is AVAILABLE for me to use. It's just that my other PC (connected via LAN) is smoking all my bandwidth and confuses the grey icon; but the available wireless signal (green) is still strong.

hope this makes sense.
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18 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Makes senes... cheers
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