Solved Low/non-existant wireless signal possible router problem.

April 7, 2012 at 18:38:41
Specs: Windows Vista, 3.00 GB
The internet on my laptop has been very annoying the past week or two, occasionally once or twice a day for a few hours it can't even load a video in 240p. Other times it seems to have no limits working perfectly. But today the signal strength is at about 0-1 bars. My wireless card is "Dell wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-card Rev 5.00". I'm thinking it's about a 50% chance of it being the router because my sister's internet went out at about the same time today. In the card utility I did a diagnostic and the hardware was fine but the 'Internet IP ping, DNS IP ping, and Internet Website Domain name ping' failed but as I'm writing this only the Internet IP has failed so far. I can connect to the signal sometimes and load pages but very slowly. Do you need my IPconfig?

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April 7, 2012 at 19:42:41
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Have you power cycled your router and your modem? If you have try to connect directly to the router using an ethernet cable to rule out other problems.

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April 7, 2012 at 20:19:03
For some reason after cycling and plugging it in and removing some 'faulty component' it is now working but I will watch it and make sure that the signal stays strong. Thanks for the idea of directly connecting, I thought of everything but that.

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