How good is the Wi-Fi reception on the iPod touch??

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  1. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    Is it as good as a MacBooks (using b/g)? Is it greater is it less??

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    AMS
     
  2. RollTide macrumors 6502

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    mine is less than a macbook, that being said I can still connect at school when some people's compaq's and dells cant:cool:
     
  3. anti-microsoft thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Haha cool! thanks mate!
     
  4. lofight macrumors 68000

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    It's fast, fast enough, but slower than Macbook..
     
  5. anti-microsoft thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah it's amazing how fast it is for such a small device
     
  6. TheQuestion macrumors regular

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    I'm sorry, but it isn't clear if you mean speed or signal strength. I find both to be lacking compared to the Macbook, but still acceptable.
     
  7. anti-microsoft thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I mean signal strength but thanks anyway.
     
  8. dellavoce macrumors regular

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    I have no complaints. It's nearly as fast as my computer.
     
  9. cwolves macrumors regular

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    I get 37' with my iPod touch, 52' with my laptop (an IBM thinkpad) and 41' with a little network finder gadget.
     
  10. Windleaf2 macrumors newbie

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    I found the wifi fast as a speeding bullet at the locations I visit.
     
  11. leckie macrumors member

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    I live in a three story house with the router on the bottom floor and I get full bars in my bedroom at the top.
     
  12. jmpmntwnty3 macrumors 6502

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    I was in a store and there's McDonald's across the street ...

    ... you have to account for the huge parking lot of the store I was in AND the fact that the "street" is 4 lanes, in addition to the McDonald's parking lot ...

    ... and I didn't get full reception, but I did get at least a bar or two. Enough to detect the network and browse at reasonable speeds. So I'd say the reception is pretty damn good lol
     
  13. GT41 macrumors regular

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    I've found my that my touch has lost signal quite often even when very close to my router. So far I've found it a little disappointing in terms of signal strength. :(
     
  14. dcv macrumors G3

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    I stood right next to a BT OpenZone wireless access point at Heathrow Airport last week and my touch couldn't even detect it :confused:
     
  15. hubble1990 macrumors member

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    I have a netgear wireless router set up in the lounge and can get 3 out of the 4 bars when I'm upstairs (two flights) considering there's solid stone walls and the flooring materials, I think that's pretty good indeed.
     
  16. pab277 macrumors regular

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    it all depends on the router's signal strength. But i have found that the Wi-Fi reception on the iPod is simply amazing. It detects about 7 wifi signals from neighbors and such at my house, while my laptop can only detect 4. Sure, it wont connect to them since their routers are pretty far away, but it still found them :]

    so what im saying is yes, for a portable device such as this one, wifi is great.
     
  17. xXriderXx7 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with most of the replies.
    For being such a tiny device, the wifi signal is great. I constantly get full bars wherever I am in my house.
     
  18. mavis macrumors 68040

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    IMO the reception on this thing isn't that great, but it's ok ...

    About as good as my PSP (although useable, whereas the PSP's Internet was more of a novelty ... )
     
  19. weckart macrumors 68040

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    I was delighted to find that it supports 80.211n, as this is what my router is set to exclusively. Rendering pages is slower than my Macbook, but this is probably due to the much less powerful cpu in the iPod Touch.
     
  20. anti-microsoft thread starter macrumors 68000

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    R u sure? Your router is probably an a/b/g/n so the touch detected it.
     
  21. weckart macrumors 68040

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    It is a Netgear with b/g/n capability. The settings are n-only, meaning that b/g devices cannot connect, which helps to keep potential passing hackers away, until hardware generally catches up with the latest technology. My old Dell, for instance, which has b/g only cannot log into the signal. The iPod Touch has no problem whatsoever.

    [edit] looking at the settings again, I may have been too hasty - it talks of n optimisation, not exclusivity. Still, it would not explain why my Dell cannot connect at this setting.
     

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