Computer Help forum

Resolved Question

I am experiencing a weak wifi signal only on my laptop.

by gsuze19 / May 25, 2013 2:59 PM PDT

This a new problem and I am able to restart, get a strong signal thta may last 5 mins or 25 mins. My wifi modem is about 6months old and I have a macbook.

gsuze19 has chosen the best answer to their question. View answer »
Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: I am experiencing a weak wifi signal only on my laptop.
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: I am experiencing a weak wifi signal only on my laptop.
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Best Answer as chosen by gsuze19

Collapse -
How old is your wireless router?
by glb613 / May 25, 2013 9:10 PM PDT

The one time I had problems with a weak signal and dropped connections, the router was failing.

Collapse -
(NT) my router is about 6 months old
by gsuze19 / May 26, 2013 5:14 AM PDT
Collapse -
Re: weak signal
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 26, 2013 5:20 AM PDT

Two possibilities:
1. The signal send by the wireless router is getting weaker after 20 minutes.
2. The signal stays the same, but the receiver in the macbook thinks it's weaker.

I'd use any other mobile device (laptop, smartphone, tablet) to see which of the two it is. Then you know what to replace or repair.


Popular Forums
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
Security 30,333 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
Phones 15,713 discussions
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Tech for the school year

Smart tech for smart students

Forget the pencils and notebooks. Gear up your students with these portable and powerful note-taking machines.