Solved On my home network only HP laptop has poor wifi reception

July 4, 2015 at 11:30:14
Specs: Windows 7
Few days ago it had good Wi-Fi signal strength & showed many more signals from neighbors router as well but now My laptop hardly receive Wi-Fi signals from my home router even if I keep it just 1 meter away from router, no other Wi-Fi signals can find from neighbors router. Same time other device showing strong signals & show others network as well. How can I solve it? Pls help me..

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#1
July 4, 2015 at 12:28:17
A couple of possibilities.
1. You may need to reboot your router. I have a Netgear router. Sometimes I have to turn it off for 5 minutes and reboot it so that I can get internet.
2. Your cable internet signal may just be out. If your router has a strong wireless reception, but you have no internet connection then your internet signal may be out. I have Charter cable and my internet does this once in a while.

Hope this helps.

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#2
July 4, 2015 at 14:42:34
If it is only that laptop, try restarting that laptop, sometimes this helps.
You can reinstall the hardware drivers for the laptop from the manufacture's website and this might help.
As an alternative, you can purchase a USB plug in Wireless Network Adapter and use it for the laptop but make sure that you disable the original Wifi in Device Manager when you do this. My daughter's laptop recently had a reliability problem with her wifi and this solved the problem for her. Not as convenient as the built in one but serviceable and no more problems.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
July 5, 2015 at 01:41:04
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My daughter's HP laptop also developed similar wifi issues. She tried a USB dongle but this was a dismal failure. Ended up running a cat5 cable from ground floor router up to second storey room. Rented premises so cable just goes up the internal stairwell. Smartphone and iPad have no problem connecting to the wifi so it isn't a signal strength issue. It seems to be a hardware failure in the laptop and repair is simply not economically viable.

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#4
July 5, 2015 at 04:49:13
I Purchased a TPLink AC1200 USB adapter that works great for our home network. It is a little bit bulky and blocks another USB port but comes with a USB extension cord and this eliminates the problem, it just rests on the counter or desk. In fact, it ads the AC (5.0 and 2.4) network speeds that her laptop lacked that the smart phones were able to use, now her laptop also uses the faster speed. Don't forget to disable the original Wifi in Device Manager and install the software that comes with it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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