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New Build Not Connecting

Hey LTT Community,

 

I recently got my first PC built. Ethernet is kinda difficult unless I can get my dad to ok drilling in the wall to run a cord from the router to my room. So I have a WiFi adapter. After getting Windows installed and such, I went to connect. I have a 2G and 5G network. The 5G showed one bar and the 2G didn’t show any signal. The router is pretty much directly underneath my room so it can’t be the signal isn’t reaching there. Could it be the antennas on the WiFi adapter faulty or something with the adapter itself? Not really sure why this is happening but with that problem, I can’t get to download and install drivers and other essentials on my PC. Any tips?

For a router I have RT66CU I believe (Asus 1750AC) and the adapter I have is the Asus PCI-E AC68.

| CPU: Intel i7 8700k | GPU: Asus Strix GTX 1080 | RAM: 16 GB G.Skill TridentZ RGB | Storage: Samsung 250 GB SSD and WD 1 TB | MOBO: Asus Strix Z370E | Case: Fractal Design Define R6 TG | PSU: EVGA 650W G3 80+ Gold | Peripherals: Corsair Strafe brown and Corsair M65Pro |

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Don't have an answer for you

 

But 2.4ghz should have a better signal than 5ghz due to the router being in the other room.  Were you previously on wifi with another machine in the same location? Also have you used this adapter before?

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36 minutes ago, UnleashedPride said:

Hey LTT Community,

 

I recently got my first PC built. Ethernet is kinda difficult unless I can get my dad to ok drilling in the wall to run a cord from the router to my room. So I have a WiFi adapter. After getting Windows installed and such, I went to connect. I have a 2G and 5G network. The 5G showed one bar and the 2G didn’t show any signal. The router is pretty much directly underneath my room so it can’t be the signal isn’t reaching there. Could it be the antennas on the WiFi adapter faulty or something with the adapter itself? Not really sure why this is happening but with that problem, I can’t get to download and install drivers and other essentials on my PC. Any tips?

For a router I have RT66CU I believe (Asus 1750AC) and the adapter I have is the Asus PCI-E AC68.

Whats the floor made out of? That make a difference. WiFI has a hard time with Concrete, brick and other denser materials. 

I just want to sit back and watch the world burn. 

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17 minutes ago, Donut417 said:

Whats the floor made out of? That make a difference. WiFI has a hard time with Concrete, brick and other denser materials. 

It’s wood. My 5 year old iPad connects no problem. 

 

19 minutes ago, Psittac said:

Don't have an answer for you

 

But 2.4ghz should have a better signal than 5ghz due to the router being in the other room.  Were you previously on wifi with another machine in the same location? Also have you used this adapter before?

That’s what I am confused about especially. That 5G has better signal than 2.4. This is my first PC, laptop, etc. In above reply, I have a 5 year old ipad with no connection problems and then my iPhone 6S is the same way. The iPad can connect to the 5G in my room easily as well. I have never used the adapter before and I have no way to try it unless I take it to my friends house to test in his PC so I might do that tomorrow to make sure it works right. Might be something as simple as it came loose while moving everything around inside. My RAM had come out of the socket when I went to boot so I put that back in and I will try that first tomorrow unless anyone else can think of something different. I’m still a couple days within the return period so.

| CPU: Intel i7 8700k | GPU: Asus Strix GTX 1080 | RAM: 16 GB G.Skill TridentZ RGB | Storage: Samsung 250 GB SSD and WD 1 TB | MOBO: Asus Strix Z370E | Case: Fractal Design Define R6 TG | PSU: EVGA 650W G3 80+ Gold | Peripherals: Corsair Strafe brown and Corsair M65Pro |

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11 minutes ago, UnleashedPride said:

It’s wood. My 5 year old iPad connects no problem. 

 

That’s what I am confused about especially. That 5G has better signal than 2.4. This is my first PC, laptop, etc. In above reply, I have a 5 year old ipad with no connection problems and then my iPhone 6S is the same way. The iPad can connect to the 5G in my room easily as well. I have never used the adapter before and I have no way to try it unless I take it to my friends house to test in his PC so I might do that tomorrow to make sure it works right. Might be something as simple as it came loose while moving everything around inside. My RAM had come out of the socket when I went to boot so I put that back in and I will try that first tomorrow unless anyone else can think of something different. I’m still a couple days within the return period so.

My best bet is going to be the adapter then.  Make sure you have the proper utility and drivers then try it in another machine as you mentioned.  That's all I can figure.

 

edit: welcome to the PC Master Race!!!! It isn't always easy but it's more than worth it!

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