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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    Discovered the real cause- bad connection to Wi-fi Adapter Tightened the two screw holding the wi-fi card in place a quarter turn each. Guess it wasn't grounded properly. Problem solved.
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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    Well, Spiderbite. I am in complete agreement that a system restore was the next step. But I'm a scorched earth kinda guy. Instead of a system restore, I just formatted the entire hard drive, and reinstalled Ubuntu 12.10 x86_AMD 64 bit, and Windows 8 64 bit, since I have a dual core 64 bit...
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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    still trying to boot in safemode. Followed all the steps but on restart my screen comes up with my selections (ubuntu 12.10, advanced options Ubuntu 12.10, Windows 8 bootloader on sd4,Windows 8 bootloader on SD5). Luckilly I have the bootloader on SD4 to fall back on because after the changes I...
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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    I disabled the virtual adapters. What are all these other adapters showing up?
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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    I uninstalled Avaste per your instructions and this had no effect on the problem.
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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    I tried to start windows in safe mode, but I believe the extra dual boot selection screen has prevented me from doing so. I restarted the machine as directed, but where the machine would start in safe mode, the selection screen where I can choose from Ubuntu 12.10 or Windows 8 came up instead...
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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    My machine is dual boot Ubuntu 12.10/Windows 8. Everything on the Ubuntu side is working normally.
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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    I'm using Avaste, but I've used Avaste for 2 years without a problem.
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    Time and date keep changing

    Replaced battery in laptop. Time and date still change if I restart. Stay set perfectly in Ubuntu, so I knew it wasn't the battery. Surely someone else has had this problem and found a solution.
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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    Here is the information you requested. Wouldn't all fit on the screen, so there are two screen shots.
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    Solved Wifi signal strength dropped to 2 of 5 bars

    I run Windows 8 on an Acer Aspire 5515 laptop with a Broadcom 802.11 network adapter. I have a modem about 50 ft. away from my laptop and until today my WiFi signal strength for my LAN was 5 of 5 bars and I was picking up 8 or 10 different wireless networks. Suddenly, this afternoon my signal...
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    Solved Flash video streamed from the web is not smooth. It moved

    I have disabled pepperflash per your instructions. I'll let you know if this improves video performance. Thanks for the reply. I love forums, and the knowledgeable people who participate in them.
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    Solved Flash video streamed from the web is not smooth. It moved

    I usually use Chrome (latest beta) but it does the same thing in IE 10. In Chrome, I can turn the acceleration of using right click when viewing a video, but when you right click in IE10 while playing a video, you get a different set of options from Adobe, non of which are disable or enable...
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    Solved Flash video streamed from the web is not smooth. It moved

    When I stream television shows from the web, the picture is not smooth. It moves in spurts. It appears to move at normal speed for a microsecond then another, and another, ad infinitum. Flash player if comletely up to date. Any suggestions?
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    Hiding my computer from other computers on the LAN

    There are some on the block who would say it's already named after someone they don't like. :-) Thanks for the insightful suggestions. As usual, the community sharing knowledge concept simply works. Peace. I did as you suggested and changed the name of my networked computers from Workgroup. I...
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