Antennagate lives....

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  1. sgrrsh26 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to do this to you guys, and apple, but it lives.

    It is affecting wifi. not sure about 3g I will have to test it when im not in a deadzone...

    Holding the phone in portrait mode wifi is fine, full bars.

    but when you hold the phone in landscape, and im not sure exactly where on the antenna but if I put my fingers along the sides and top (sim card side), you can drop down to even 1 bar of wifi....
    :apple:
     
  2. JustCrusin macrumors member

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    I'm getting killer reception for everything on my 4S cellular, wifi, 3g. I have a spot on my commute where I have been cutoff (knick named cutoff hill) with every cell phone I have ever owned, except the iPhone 4S. Now battery life.....not so good.
     
  3. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    did you read?
     
  4. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a

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    Most I lost was one bar....

    Sam
     
  5. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    should you lose any?????

    If you sit there long enough it will drop to 1
     
  6. JustCrusin macrumors member

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    Yes..Me: Originally Posted by JustCrusin
    I'm getting killer reception for everything on my 4S cellular, wifi, 3g. I have a spot on my commute where I have been cutoff (knick named cutoff hill) with every cell phone I have ever owned, except the iPhone 4S. Now battery life.....not so good.

    Shall I also say in landscape mode.
     
  7. djpuma macrumors regular

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    He's actually right,
    In landscape mode I lost one bar of wifi.

    Might have to run some tests, but not sure if it's antenna orientation, or it's antennagate

    If you hold your finger at all 4 bands (2 left, 2 right) you will quickly drop one bar, but not sure how much it affects speed.
     
  8. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well lets put it this way, the youtube video I was watching froze up lol.
     
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  10. djpuma macrumors regular

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    Here are results with speedtest.net

    landscape holding fingers on all 4 bands, pretty much shorting everything

    ping = 66ms
    download = 1.12mbps
    upload = 2.63


    portrait mode

    ping = 43
    download = 3.49
    upload 3.97

    my work only has 4 bonded T1's so our max is about 4 or 5MBPs

    Speed dropped significantly.

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    ehhh

    after several tests the results are all over the place.
    landscape mode touching nothing gave me 2.39 mbp, but portrait gave me 3.6mbps (both down)

    will have to test wifi at home when no one else is uploading/downloading stuff.
     
  11. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Allow me I have verizon fios

    0.01 MBPS shorting all 4

    20mbps in portrait....
     
  12. deeddawg, Oct 18, 2011
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    Very strange. What's your router?

    I tried several times, portrait, landscape, covering all four bands, not covering any, covering all breaks with my fingers wet... Nothing other than the usual mid-evening variability on a cable Internet provider. Everything in the 14-18Mbps down/ 3-4Mbps up range (acomcast rated speed 15down/3up)

    Heck I even tried the true death grip with my palms/fingers touching ever part of the bands. 17.88 down and 2.73 up.

    Since I guarantee I don't have some magic phone, what do you suppose is going on here? Phone is AT&T, router is WNDR3700, using the Speedtest app
     
  13. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    att black 32gb router came with fios its great
     
  14. milkmankilla macrumors newbie

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  15. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    who are you
     
  16. futch macrumors 6502

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    I can replicate the lost bar on wifi but surprisingly I got faster speedtest results in landscape running 3 tests in each.
     
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  18. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    And here we go again

    There never was antennagate...wasteland :)
     
  19. Tmelon macrumors 6502a

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    I know people hate comments like these, but....


    I'm having no signal drop whatsoever when I switch from portrait to landscape or hold my phone in any strange way. This is nothing like antennagate.
     
  20. milkmankilla macrumors newbie

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    What do you mean? I'm just a random person. I get sick of people that try to start problems and get people talking about something that isn't there
     
  21. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Its there for me so what are you going on about?
    Nice name by the way :rolleyes:
     
  22. milkmankilla macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I made it a wicked long time ago. I hate it now. Lol
     
  23. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Listen mabye I have a defective phone then. Dont bash on me for starting something because if I bridge any of the gaps on the antenna I lose a bar of wifi. If I bridge all 4 I lose 2 bars.
     
  24. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Maybe it depends on the channel your router is on? Mine does seem to drop 1 bar (though the signal strength does fluctuate on its own too, so it may be coincidence), but it doesn't effect it strongly enough to hurt my speeds. In any case, it's not nearly as big of a deal as antennagate IMO since it's rare to connect to wifi at the absolute edge of coverage.
     
  25. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    I admire how well you do denial. Totally professional :)
     

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