1 Bar Wifi signal but good download speeds on the iphone 5

hatersgonnahate

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 26, 2010
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am i the only one experiencing this? any fix?

it doesnt matter if its public wifi or private. i get good speeds but only get 1 bar on the wifi signal. not normal right?
 

lukekarts

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Mar 16, 2009
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am i the only one experiencing this? any fix?

it doesnt matter if its public wifi or private. i get good speeds but only get 1 bar on the wifi signal. not normal right?
Exactly the same.

(Google search brought me here btw).

Every wifi connection I have been on shows just 1 bar of signal, though speeds are fine and it doesn't cut out? Odd.
 

frolo

macrumors newbie
May 28, 2006
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I recently noticed my phone doing the same thing. Wifi strength would always show up at one bar, no matter how close I was to the router. Restarting fixed it.
 

stonyboys

macrumors 6502
Oct 16, 2012
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I don't understand the problem here... You guys are complaining that your wifi acts like 3 bar but only shows 1? Do you guys use your wifi bars to pick up chicks?
 

abercrombie

macrumors regular
Sep 4, 2008
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Parent's Basement
Yea, I'm noticing the same issue. My previous iPhone 4 had better signal indicators but WIFI is still fast on my iPhone 5, just the signal shows 1 bar. Hopefully they get this fixed in the next iOS update. :apple:
 

DorkieDoode

macrumors newbie
Sep 17, 2012
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Just bought the phone 2 weeks ago. Today I just got this problem. Full speed with one signal bar. A simple restart does solve the problem though. Let see if its going to happen again.
 

Bahroo

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Jul 21, 2012
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I found that setting the HTTP proxy to auto also improves wifi much more for me in my case. Makes it much more consistent
 
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