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wifi signal dropped to 1/5 bars reset

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    wifi signal dropped to 1/5 bars reset


    i run windows 8.1 now on a Acer Aspire M5-481T. This is a school laptop and i think it was upgraded to windows 8.1 after they had to re-image/reset it. Before the reset i had always 5-4 bars connection. Now i only have 1, with constant flickering between 1 and 5 and it even completely disconnects sometimes. Nothing is wrong with my modem, it works fine with other devices and at the same distance.

    In order to keep a constant 4-5 bars connection i have to sit really close to the modem, this was not the case before the reset. Is there something wrong with windows 8.1 and can a setting be changed in comp to fix this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jansenbbb View Post
    i run windows 8.1 now on a Acer Aspire M5-481T. This is a school laptop and i think it was upgraded to windows 8.1 after they had to re-image/reset it. Before the reset i had always 5-4 bars connection. Now i only have 1, with constant flickering between 1 and 5 and it even completely disconnects sometimes. Nothing is wrong with my modem, it works fine with other devices and at the same distance.

    In order to keep a constant 4-5 bars connection i have to sit really close to the modem, this was not the case before the reset. Is there something wrong with windows 8.1 and can a setting be changed in comp to fix this?
    Did you try installing different drivers for WiFi adapter ?
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    windows 8.1


    yes i tried but since its 8.1, when i tried to install the 8.0 one or the windows 7 one it always said windows has determined your driver software for your device is up to date, so i couldn't install the one i wanted it stayed on the latest i am pretty sure. Is there a way to tell if it installed correctly?
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    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Did you try installing different drivers for WiFi adapter ?
    yes i tried but since its 8.1, when i tried to install the 8.0 one or the windows 7 one it always said windows has determined your driver software for your device is up to date, so i couldn't install the one i wanted it stayed on the latest i am pretty sure. Is there a way to tell if it installed correctly?
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    Try finding driver at Acer site, they should be more up to date there.
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