Dell forum

Question

Inspiron 2320 Connection issue

by boblinkent / July 13, 2014 11:10 PM PDT

My wife has run into a VERY strange problem with her Inspiron 2320 All-In-One system that I can't figure out and would appreciate your thoughts.
She has had the system for a couple of years without running into any major issues / problems until a last week when she was unable to connect the All-In-One system but she was able to connect both her iPad and iPhone from the exact same location as the Inspiron 2320.
FYI, we use AT&T U-verse for our internet service and the modem is located about 40 feet from the All-In-One.
I thought that it might be the internal adapter being that she was able to connect her IPad and iPhone so I bought an external wireless adapter but that didn't help, she was still unable to connect..
So my next step was to move the All-In-One computer, first I moved it from her desk to the other side of the room but still was not able to connect.
So, I moved it into the next room down the hall and again, no connection so I moved it to the next room further down, which was across the hall and probably 20 feet from the modem, and still, no connection.
I moved it to the next room down the hallway and bingo, it connected.

So in summary
- she was able to connect with her iPad and iPhone from her office
- she is able to connect the Dell All-In-One but only intermittently (a few hours on and sometimes a day or longer without being able to connect)
- the modem is located <49 feet from where she keeps the Inspiron 2320
- the wifi indicator advises her that the connection has 2 "bars" in her office as well as the 2 other rooms that I tried and failed to get a connect and 4 "bars" in the room that I was able to get a connection
- she installed W8 a few months after we purchased the system and has been using W8 and /or W8.1 without a problem until last week
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you guys,
Bob

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Inspiron 2320 Connection issue
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: Inspiron 2320 Connection issue
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.
Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.