D-Link dir615 & D-Link dwa542 not connecting

By bibegurh ยท 7 replies
Jul 15, 2009
  1. hies,

    my wireless router and wireless adapter is not connecting. I am having a hard time trying to connect to the net. it constantly says weak signal (54mb). The router is maybe at least 30 feet away from the computer (wireless adapter). i have installed all the required drivers and also changed the PCI slots for troubleshooting. Now i'm at a dead end and can not figure what other things i can do to improve. There is no phone, radio devices, or other signal that is interferring. The wireless adapter and wireless router is a straight shot. Its just down the hallway.

    Is there something i can do to have great signal? or even connect? at the moment i cant connect, unless i use the Cat6 cable. thats the only way it will work. once the wireless adapter is inserted, there is next to none connection.

    any hints are greatly appreciated!
  2. bibegurh

    bibegurh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Any help is appriciated!
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    1) make sure the wireless is activated and there are no red/yell flags on the device driver

    2) use the Wireless Network Wizard to create the connection
  4. bibegurh

    bibegurh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried the network wizard. It states the signal is very low as to 54mb. other then that there is no flags only low connection
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    signal strength is a RADIO issue and unless you can add a special antenna to both the router and the wifi adapter, that's not going to change.

    However, even at 54mb you should be able to connect.
    a) is the router from a different vendor and
    b) if you set encryption on, which one did you choose {wep,wpa,wpa2} ?
  6. bibegurh

    bibegurh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    they are both from DLink, it is set at WPA2
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    hmm; that typically works.

    suggest you update the router firmware and the WiFi driver and then
    change to WPA. You chose the best but sometimes that's also the hardest to
    make work.
  8. bibegurh

    bibegurh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have updated the firmware also, i think the computer just hates me! its pretty weird because if in same room the laptop has excellant speed.
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