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Wi-Fi Signal High From Wireless Router But No Data Being Received/Sent


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I have this weird situation when i got almost full Wi-Fi signal bars when sitting in another room about 5 meters away but connection to internet and router cannot be established. Pinging doesn't works obviously and probably any other network commands. What is weird is that if i move my device a couple of feet or even turn it, conenction resumes and all works well.

How is it possible for connection to fail while getting 4 out of 4 Wi-Fi signal bars? I have tried to find option of range restriction in my Edimax BR-6204Wg router but couldn't find anything relevant:


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Built-in firewall is disabled in router.
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Hello there! :)

Interesting issue.. Is there anything physically "in the way" between the WIFI Router and the Wireless device connecting to it? It could be anything along the lines of walls, microwaves, cordless phones or anything else?

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Hello there! :)

Interesting issue.. Is there anything physically "in the way" between the WIFI Router and the Wireless device connecting to it? It could be anything along the lines of walls, microwaves, cordless phones or anything else?

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Yes Olrik, there is microwave oven in the kitchen and corldess phone in salon. I have attached a picture of flat's plan to this reply.

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Hello again,

Nice map ;) And where exactly is the wireless device?

The reason I asked about other appliances is because they generally use the same frequency as Wireless networks do, and they can cause interference on the wireless network.

Also, IAPP isn't really needed in your network if you don't need roaming, so you can also try turning that off.

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Hello again,

Nice map ;) And where exactly is the wireless device?


The device i have problem receiving/transmitting is located where cordless phone is.

Hey if you liked my map i can also draw one for you. I usually charge people for it but for you i will make it for free.

Also, IAPP isn't really needed in your network if you don't need roaming, so you can also try turning that off.


What is IAPP? Google returns a lot of abbreviations so i don't know which one you are talking about.
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Hello there,

IAPP Wikipedia Article

Do you have the opportunity to try the wireless device in different rooms?

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Hello there,

IAPP Wikipedia Article

Do you have the opportunity to try the wireless device in different rooms?

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I will see if i can dedicate some time to testing wireless device in different rooms. It is smartphone i am using by the way, specifically HTC Desire S. Meanwhile if you have something to add to this discussion, you can do so freely and i will post results when i am done testing.

Have a nice day :thumbsup:
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That's funny. I have an HTC Desire S myself too, but when I go to the attic I still have a WI-FI signal. ;) It definitely isn't the fastest. And I almost have no bars (either none or 1) but it does work.

Have you tried poking around with the wireless settings on the router? Or have you left them on default? Also, how old is that router?

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That's funny. I have an HTC Desire S myself too, but when I go to the attic I still have a WI-FI signal. ;) It definitely isn't the fastest. And I almost have no bars (either none or 1) but it does work.


What a coincidence. Mine is S510e by the way... It does not matter how many bars i have, there is simply no connection. What case are you using for your device?

Have you tried poking around with the wireless settings on the router? Or have you left them on default? Also, how old is that router?


Yes i poked to no avail and router is 5 years old approximately with latest available firmware from 2009.
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Hey there,

I don't use a case for my device. :whistling: This is the one I got.

Yes i poked to no avail and router is 5 years old approximately with latest available firmware from 2009.

I'd say try turning it back to the default settings.

Also, have you tried your Wi-Fi in a different room?

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