Anyone know of an App that Makes a weak wifi signal stronger?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GageAB6, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. GageAB6 macrumors newbie

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    Well my apartment building has free wifi but the signal is always horrible at best and makes doing anything online a hassle. I need an app or a tweak in which I can connect to my apartment building's wifi using my iPhone as sort of a hotspot to increase the signal in my apartment. I have a monthly family share plan through AT&T so I have a personal hotspot I can use on my 5s already but I don't wanna use unnecessary data, just need to enhance the signal of the wifi I already have.
     
  2. rzc16512 macrumors regular

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    I believe you can do this with mywi(jailbreak tweak) if you turn off cellular data. I would suggest using a laptop or desktop to extend the range of possible though. You will get better performance than what you would get through your 5s.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  4. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    They have those cases and stickers for your phone saw them at best buy :rolleyes: the only solution is to crack open your wallet and get the internet in your place.
     
  5. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    I have only seen bad reviews for those.
     
  6. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    An app won't help your WiFi signal. If you are trying to extend the network into your apartment for multiple devices, you should get a wireless repeater, but you may run into issues since you are trying to repeat a network that isn't yours.

    Those don't work. A sticker doesn't improve wireless signal, without connecting to the actual phone somehow, and besides those are claimed to help with cell reception not WiFi.
     
  7. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    wifi cell phone whats the difference? :p thats why I said you have to get a real wifi source. but I bet it works as well with wifi as cellular I bet.
     
  8. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    I bet it does work just as well, seeing as how they don't work :p But WiFi uses different frequencies, especially 5GHz WiFi which is very far from the cellular bands.
     

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