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Signal Strength Drops Constantly From 5 Bars to 2 Bars

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    Windows 8.1

    Signal Strength Drops Constantly From 5 Bars to 2 Bars


    For whatever reason, my signal strength seems to consistently drop, but only when I'm in my basement. I have perfect signal strength when I'm upstairs. Strangely enough there never used to be a problem and it just started out of nowhere. I want my internet speed back, it's frustrating, can someone please help me!?

    I have a Dell Inspiron 7377.

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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    It depends on where the Wireless Access Point is located, and how many other A/P's are on the same channel(s) as the Access Point. Also if the power is dialed down on the Wifi, that can also cause issues.
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    Windows 8.1


    Where would I dial the power up? I didn't even know it was possible to dial it down.
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    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    You need to answer my questions.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    It depends on where the Wireless Access Point is located, and how many other A/P's are on the same channel(s) as the Access Point. Also if the power is dialed down on the Wifi, that can also cause issues.
    I wasn't aware those were phrased as questions. The access point, as I'm assuming that is where the modem is, is upstairs, not too far from my bedroom in the basement. I don't know how many A/P are on the same channel, and I checked the modem, there is nowhere to dial up or down for the power.
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