Signal strenght bars showing empty for all local wireless networks

On a Win XP system here - using the inbuilt wireless networking utility with XP - all 5 local wireless networks are being picked up but all signal strength bars are up as showing as blank?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Get something like inSSider 4 ( and look at the actual signal strength to see if (a) signal strength is low (or what); or (b) your XP operating system is having problem.
Craig BeckCommented:
Like John says, use a 3rd-party app like InSSIDer, or Acrylic Wifi Free.

I wouldn't trust the XP Wifi signal strength indicator at all.
furunoAuthor Commented:
A new wireless card solved the problem!

Thanks John and Craig for your input.

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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned.

I have recommended this question be closed as follows:

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