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One of the most annoying and perplexing problems a laptop owner can face is having a strong wireless signal, but a weak or no internet connection. Unlike issues such as dropped wireless signals or not having a wireless connection, when you have a strong wireless signal, you’d think your browsing and downloads should be running at optimum speed. So why is it that you can’t seem to connect to the Internet? Do you need to call in a Philadelphia computer repair expert soon?
If you own a Sony Vaio Fit, then the problem might not be with your Wi-Fi connection, but the device itself. More particularly, with the Broadcom card it uses. A TechSpot article by Shawn Knight, a TechSpot staff, provides more info on this widespread issue:
“Several people have come forward to report wireless problems with select Sony Vaio notebooks – particularly the Vaio Fit – over the past few months. Issues range from capped speeds over Wi-Fi to signal strength significantly diminishing the further the system is from a router.
One of the most prominent threads on Sony’s support forum seems to suggest the issue stems from the Broadcom wireless card inside the machine. One user reported a max signal strength of just two bars with speed tests resulting in just 1MB/sec download speeds and anywhere between 1-5MB/sec upload.
Sony issued a series of updates for the wireless card about a week ago according to Vaio Fit owners but these did little to quell the connection issues. Multiple users said they have contacted customer support and have been offered numerous fixes – most of which didn’t work.”
Growing frustrated with Sony’s lack of response, some Vaio Fit users started to take things into their own hands, which meant they replaced their Broadcom cards with off-the-shelf Wi-Fi cards. Those who replaced their Vaio Fit’s Broadcom card reported a significant improvement in the Wi-Fi performance of their laptops.
If you want your Broadcom card replaced in your Vaio Fit laptop but don’t know how to do so, or you’re experiencing other glitches with your gadget, Philadelphia computer repair experts from trusted companies like Scorpion Computers will gladly take care of the job for you. You don’t even need to take your device to their location—these trustworthy centers offer remote computer repair services including malware removal, home wireless network setup, and PC optimization for your convenience.
(Source: Widespread reports of Sony Vaio notebook Wi-Fi issues, TechSpot, September 5, 2013)