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Lack Of Wireless Signal At Night


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VortexR18

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Well, during the day, my computer grabs signals at around 4 to 5 bars. Around the night time, it drops to 1 to 2 bars. My main question is, if cell phones are placed around the router, is it possible that that may hinder the wireless signal i receive?
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Yes, cell phones and any other wireless device in close proximity will adversely affect wireless signal strength. Another factor could be people living nearby using wireless internet on the same channel as your router after work (since you say the signal drops at night).

Go into your router configuration and change wireless setting to 'manual' if it's on automatic, then manually change the channel but keep it above channel 7 if possible 'cos below that the signal is usually weak anyway in my experience. Don't ask me why -- it just is! You might have to experiment with 3 or 4 different channels, each time checking how strong the signal is.

Any laptop which connects through the router wirelessly should detect a change of channel automatically.

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 29 December 2009 - 05:03 PM.

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Are you running an unsecured network?
That will drop signal also because you may have others piggy backing and stealing your signal.
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With the improvement of technology,there are more and more electronic products appear in people's daily life.We have to admit that the mobile phone make our modern life better and more convenient.However the cell phone sometimes cause new problems and breaks up people's peaceful life.To create a quiet condition, the lte jamming can help a lot.
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If your internet is from cable, then consider congestion on the network as people fire up their TV and internet at night. Bars indicate signal strength, not speed. If you have a clear signal and good speed, no worries regardless of how many bars. If your signal slows down at night, then blame the neighbors.

Edited by AdvHomeServer, 21 January 2014 - 07:52 AM.

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