MacBook :: WiFi Icon Doesn't Show Real Connection - Signal Almost 0

Jul 1, 2014

I bought a macbook pro 3 months ago and something that have been bothering me is that i am connected to a network and in the wifi icon is showing that i am with full signal, but i am not, actually my signal is almost 0 and keep showing that i am with full signal.

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