You are currently offline, waiting for your internet to reconnect

Wireless Network Connection dialog box does not display the actual signal strength for all the wireless networks that are within range of your Windows XP-based computer

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

SYMPTOMS
On a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition with a wireless connection enabled, the Wireless Network Connection dialog box does not show the real-time signal strength for all the currently available wireless network connections. The signal strengths are not actively updated.
STATUS
This behavior is by design. This behavior avoids unnecessary overhead in Windows XP.
MORE INFORMATION
The Wireless Network Connection dialog box is not designed to keep the signal strength for all the currently available wireless networks up to date. To keep these signal strengths up to date would create an adverse effect on the wireless radio spectrum.

To see the real-time signal strength of the wireless network connection that is currently in use, see the Wireless Network Connection Status dialog box. This dialog box is actively updated.
wireless network connection signal strength 802.11b 802.11g
Properties

Article ID: 841800 - Last Review: 05/06/2004 23:22:45 - Revision: 1.1

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • kbinfo kbprb KB841800
Feedback