Signal is 'Low,' or 'No Signal'

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by MapleE., Mar 20, 2010.

  1. MapleE.

    MapleE. Guest

    Hi:
    I placed one of PCs with XP in the back-room that is further away from
    Router/Modem Combo and most of time, ..... at the far right bottom, ....
    indicating,
    'Signal is Low,' .... or the other time, 'No Signal.'

    However, I can access any web-sites as fast as the other PC with XP which is
    sitting close to Modem/Router Combo. It says, .... 'Signal is Excellent'

    If any of you could explain about it, I'd truly appreciate it.

    Thanks,
    MapleE., Mar 20, 2010
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  2. Hi
    It depends on your Internet Speed.
    The Low Wireless signal can be hi enough for low Internet speed.
    Example, a normal 802.11g Wireless at close proximity can yield 20Mb/sec.
    If at the end of the house it yields only 4Mb/sec., it considered low.
    However if your Internet is 3Mb/sec. standard DSL, the Low Wireless Speed is
    still higher than the Internet speed.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)


    "Frankster" <> wrote in message
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    > "MapleE." <someone|@comcast.net> wrote in message
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    >> Hi:
    >> I placed one of PCs with XP in the back-room that is further away from
    >> Router/Modem Combo and most of time, ..... at the far right bottom, ....
    >> indicating,
    >> 'Signal is Low,' .... or the other time, 'No Signal.'
    >>
    >> However, I can access any web-sites as fast as the other PC with XP which
    >> is sitting close to Modem/Router Combo. It says, .... 'Signal is
    >> Excellent'
    >>
    >> If any of you could explain about it, I'd truly appreciate it.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>

    >
    > Two things.
    > -The signal strength display is often not very accurate and varies from
    > one wireless program/adapter to another, even when they are the same
    > distance from the Wifi.
    > -The further away you are, the weaker the signal.
    >
    > Also, if you actually measured the speed of a download you'd then probably
    > see a difference, if one signal was actually low. It's hard to see on
    > simply browsing web pages.
    >
    > -Frank
    Jack [MVP-Networking], Mar 20, 2010
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  3. MapleE.

    farneville

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    try getting closer to the router
    farneville, Apr 6, 2010
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