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: Inaccurate Wifi bars

26 Dec 2011   #1
GreenAsus

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?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
03 Jan 2012   #2
GreenAsus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Wow you guys are helpful..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jan 2012   #3
2xg

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Jan 2012   #4
GreenAsus

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?


Attached Thumbnails
Inaccurate Wifi bars-internet.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2012   #5
2xg

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2012   #6
GreenAsus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I dont know which one to do
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2012   #7
2xg

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2012   #8
GreenAsus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hows that?


Attached Thumbnails
Inaccurate Wifi bars-network.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2012   #9
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

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

 

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...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Inaccurate Wifi bars




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
I've got 5 bars wifi, but only about 1 Mbps download speed.
I live in an assisted living establishment with wifi furnished free but it isn't the best.I'm showing 5 bars on my computer, but I'm only getting around 1 Mbps and I see a lot of the spinning donut. Are there things that I am able to do or am I at the mercy of the owner. He probably would not be...
Network & Sharing
wifi signal bars not showing but connected to wifi
hello, iam using windows 7 professional 32 bit. my laptop is hp elitebook 2560. my laptop is capturing signal, i am able to connect to internet also. But in wifi icon,on wifi bar cross mark is showing up.
Network & Sharing
WiFi system tray icon always shows 5 bars when it shouldn't
The house has 2 laptops connected to a mobile hotspot. Both connect fine to the internet. One is a Lenova (Win7 64bit). When it connects, its wifi shows 2 or 3 bars (for this house, 3 bars is high). The second computer is a Toshiba that I got 2 years ago and it has always shown 5 bars....
Network & Sharing
Wifi shows full bars but runs slow or not at all
Hi everyone. Got some Wifi issues that's slowly driving me crazy. I have a desktop pc with Win7 and a usb Wifi adapter connected. Now, my wifi is showing full bars and what appears to be a strong connection, yet the internet hangs and is unable to load an entire page, if it even works at all. A...
Network & Sharing
My Wifi signal bars have been freezed
My Wifi signal bars have been freezed, but my internet connection is coming. please help
Media Center


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 07:01.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App