I installed a USB network adapter to improve WiFi performance of PC workstation. (The tower is on the floor in a corner of plaster walls.)
The device works OK boosting Speedtest scores about 15%.
But…when I launch InSSIDer with this network adapter, it appears that the radio signals are turned off and the internet connection is lost. The symptoms:
- The green connection-link icon is missing from the Radio pane–next to the MAC of the connected channel
- The colored signal-level traces in the SIGNAL STRENGTH pane stop and the traces “march” off to the left as time passes.
- The WiFi icon on the task bar changes to a “globe” icon, indicating “No Internet.”
But the “Connected Devices:…” indicator at the bottom-left of the InSSIDer display continues to indicate connection. (If connected through the internal network adapter–which always stays connected when InSSIDer is running–and the network adapter is manually disabled in the Control Panel, this indicator immediately changes to indicate no connection.)
Am I missing something here?