Solved low strength of wifi signal in hp laptop

January 6, 2014 at 22:46:07
Specs: Windows 7, 4 GB
how can i increase my wifi signal strength in g42 365gtu hp laptop?? plzz help me.. i cant use my internet properly

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January 12, 2014 at 11:00:40
You could try a range extender. See the link below or search your regular suppliers. I think these may create a slight signal lag so they are not good for playing games. Wireless connections in general are not the best connection for gaming anyway.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...



#1
January 6, 2014 at 23:58:29
Have you already tested, at what place you get a good singnal strength?

It's mostly a matter of the router and where you've put it to.
Often moving the router 20 inches helps to get a better signal strength.

Or move the laptop to another place and check the signal strength.


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#2
January 7, 2014 at 05:12:55
I have found that if the direct path from router to computer intersects duct work and/ or steel beams, the signal will be degraded.

The solution is to place both on the same floor.

The computer tower can also block the signal. Try paulsep's suggestions.


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#3
January 7, 2014 at 05:36:45
Are you sure it's the wifi aspect - only - that's impacting on you connection problems?

Does the wifi connection indicator (on your laptop) actually show (usually a bar-graph style) if the wifi signal itself is low level - or not? If the indicator is showing a low level signal then yes it's likely where router is situated…

A poor/low-level incoming signal (into the router) can also produce connection problems when trying to logon to wherever...

Have you also checked the actual connection incoming - i.e. the speed of signal coming into your home (via cable or whatever)?

To check that you logon to the router's website/homepage and read its status etc. information.


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#4
January 7, 2014 at 06:20:21
A great way to check is to buy a usb network dongle
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trk...

That way you can see if your wifi is weaker or not....a pretty easy way to find out and it will [possibly give you better reception

Don't forget, there are many factors such as distance from routers etc that will also be a factor on weak or strong reception

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#5
January 7, 2014 at 09:06:39
Well, the location of the router/laptop is vital, but the interference of other wifi sources may plague the signal strenght. Access the router home page and see how to change the broadcast channel from the default 6 to an edge value as 11 or 2. That can often solve the weak signal issue.

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#6
January 8, 2014 at 04:00:29
@ IVO i already change the broadcast channel bt it dint effected much....

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#7
January 8, 2014 at 04:07:31
dis problem i m facing in my hp laptop only .. the other dell laptop it works fine at those places where i cant use internet thru hp... i uninstaledl the wi fi broadcam adapter nd again installed it.. bt nothing happened... In some area in my house it works fine.,. bt i cant use it in my rum.. dere the tower strengh is only 16% ... moreover i tried to change the broadcast channel frm no effect again...

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#8
January 8, 2014 at 05:52:10
While another laptop at the same place works well, I think your laptop in question, has a bad wifi network card.
I don't say, that the network card is corrupt, but even broadcom has more or less good network cards.

I change the Broadcom network card in my laptop and putted in a network card from Intel, which in my case works better for me.


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#9
January 8, 2014 at 06:26:46
This does sound a little as paulsep suggests… a possible issue/problem with the wifi card in you HP?

Is this HP under warranty/guarantee by chance? If so… suggest you have a serious word with the the folks where you bought it; even better go directly to HP support - and ask for a replacement unit?

If you do manage to get that far… first ensure you have copied all your personal "stuff" off the drive - before letting go on the laptop you have. Typically to toDVD. Check the copies of personal files etc. are truly accessible/readable on both the HP as is, and at least on your Dell system. Then keep the discs safe… You can then transfer the "stuff" to your replacement laptop later. And of course when you have good/saved copies - delete all that personal "stuff" off the HP.

Good/wise practice to have copies of personal files etc. on DVD (and/or another hard drive - external) at al times; just in-case you have problems at any time with the computer on which they are generally stored/used…

Incidentally this appears to be a fairly common problem - at least with HP - but Is suspect with other brands too.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Wirele...

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Wirele...

are two of many discussions about it

Also are you sure you have posted here the correct model number etc for your laptop? I ask as I cannot find g42 365gtu on either the UK or USA HP support areas? There is a 367cl version but not the one you post…?

And are you running your laptop on battery only where you're having poor wifi - or is also poor when running on mains (ac-power)?


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#10
January 11, 2014 at 07:04:49
no my laptop z not in warranty ... nd under both condition problem continues.. actually dere z typing mistake by me.. itz hp g42 356 tu laptop...

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#11
January 11, 2014 at 08:42:53
Have you tried/tested the connection when "very" close to your router; say within a few feet? If not… perhaps do so and monitor/check the signal strength when "that close" to to router.

Also if the antenna on your router (if it has an external antenna) - is adjustable - perhaps set it to horizontal position.

Then repeat the above test - both very near to the router, and also at the location you would lime to be?


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#12
January 12, 2014 at 05:03:38
ya i checked the signal it z gud nearer to my router....bt wen i take it far frm it den there signal goes on detoriating... so wat i do nw den??

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#13
January 12, 2014 at 08:22:28
mmm - You've changed the wifi card to an Intel; you've tested it close to the router and it's OK, but when further it's not so good.

Does the Dell laptop at the same further distance from the router as your HP show clearly a better wifi signal-strength (rather than just appear to be "OK" when connecting…)? You earlier comment only suggest the Dell connects more easily than the HP- which generally doesn't connect…; no mention of how good the signal strength appears to be on its bar-graph indicator?

It would also help a little if you were to drop the text speak style here, as it does make it less easy for people to follow all you may wish to say.. (please)?


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#14
January 12, 2014 at 11:00:40
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You could try a range extender. See the link below or search your regular suppliers. I think these may create a slight signal lag so they are not good for playing games. Wireless connections in general are not the best connection for gaming anyway.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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