How good is wifi range touch 4g?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by FearNo1, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. FearNo1 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the 1st gen touch. The wifi is not that great. I kept getting disconnected from a hotspot about 35 feet away. I tested the wifi range of the touch 3g. I walked about a half a block away and was still connected to network. Has anyone tested the range of the touch 4g?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It's probably pretty comparable to the 3g. I haven't tested range on mine, but it's definitely a lot better than my 1g
     
  3. moldy lunchbox macrumors 6502a

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    its alot further than my iPhone 3GS. Almost everytime I have them side by side, the iPod Touch 4G will find atleast 2 more routers that just won't appear for the 3GS.
     
  4. DragonJade macrumors 6502

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    The 4G is not as good as the 2G, although it could be a one-off. I've compared with a friends and I always pick up more signals than he does.
     
  5. kelving525 macrumors regular

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    Considering that the iPod Touch 4G now supports N-Wireless as well, I find that it is a lot better than the previous generations.
     
  6. XboxEvolved macrumors regular

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    It can also depend on the signal strength of the router. I use a wireless G router and it has a range of roughly 50ft with the iPod touch, although gets very slow then, it is also quick at finding hotspots.
     
  7. FearNo1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure about that? 4G model uses wireless N which should be superior to 802.11b of the 2G model...right? I plan to make a wireless range comparison test of 1G vs 3G model of touch.

     
  8. FearNo1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I finally had a chance to perform the same test with my 1st gen touch. The wifi signal died when I walked out the front door (thick wooden door closed) vs being connected about a half a block away with the 3rd gen touch. Pretty crappy wifi on the 1st gen. I imagine the 4th gen is the same as 3rd gen, if not better, esp when using wireless N router.

     
  9. Brucewl macrumors 6502

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    Well, in my opinion, it's really not so good.
     
  10. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    I found the wifi range to be a little better and much faster
     
  11. risingup macrumors newbie

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    I have 4g and its awesome.. connectivity is great with Wi-Fi... it still remain connected crossing 3 walls...
     
  12. tablo13 macrumors 65816

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    I borrowed a 2g/3g and it picked up more WiFi routers. The 4g has pretty sensitive WiFi, compared to the antenna spot on 2g and 3g. If I move just a little bit (just my arms) some WiFi spots will drop out.
     

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