So I've just bought a HP Pavilion 500-326na Desktop PC and when I try to connect to my internet via wireless I get limited. It says I have a good connection(sometimes) but always has a sign over it. My internet provider is virgin fibre optic. I'm using a wireless USB adapter which I get 3 bars of signal with. It's suppose to be able to run 150mbps but I'm getting a constant string of 1mbps, 5mbps and 13mbps comes on for like 2 seconds. On the built in wireless it's saying 79 odd all the time. Any ideas? Completely useless with these things.
What you're seeing is symptomatic of being connected to the router - so your wifi is working OK - but not through the router to the Internet. Very often, that's simply a case of not having entered the correct WEP/WPA security key. Are you confident you've done that?
Right so I have an update for you guys, I've taken my pc downstairs and now both wifi adapters work, the built in one isn't saying limited anymore but it's getting 3 bars of signal and the wireless adapter i purchased seperately is getting full signal and giving out a good 70+Mbps speed so I'm guessing the issue is to do with the range. Next step I guess is to purchase a wireless adapter that will be able to handle the range. Any ideas? Also is there any specific type of wireless adapter i should be looking for to work with my virgin media super hub? Thanks! :)