How good is wifi range touch 4g?

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

  1. FearNo1 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    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


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    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

    Sep 9, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    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

    May 2, 2009
    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

    Jul 21, 2008
    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

    Aug 22, 2004
    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

    Mar 9, 2009
    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

    Mar 9, 2009
    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


    Sep 15, 2010
    Well, in my opinion, it's really not so good.
  10. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a


    May 20, 2009
    I found the wifi range to be a little better and much faster
  11. risingup macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2011
    I have 4g and its awesome.. connectivity is great with Wi-Fi... it still remain connected crossing 3 walls...
  12. tablo13 macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2010
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    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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