iPhone 4S wifi isn't as good

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Obscurelight, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone else noticed that the 4S wifi isn't as good as it was previously on the iPhone 4? Now in certain areas in my home where I previously used wifi on my 4 became unusable on the 4S. The 4S doesn't seem to have as long a range as the 4. This is the case with 3 different 4Ses ive tried and my network setup has not been messed with or changed in any. Anyone experiencing what I'm noticing for the wifi?
     
  2. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    I'm not noticing my wifi range being any worse.
     
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  4. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Mine is the same. I see no difference between my previous iPhone 4 and my current iPhone 4S.
     
  5. Obscurelight thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. blue43fan macrumors regular

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    Actually, I've noticed the exact opposite. When I first tuned on wifi, I picked up at least five more networks than usual, and strangely enough, it seems to connect to my network at a much further distance. I've never had a device that could pick up my wifi network half way down my street, but my iPhone 4s somehow does.
     
  7. soonadog macrumors member

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    I suspect it can vary from phone to phone, and maybe your new one just isn't as good as other new 4S's.

    My girlfriend and I both got new 4's at the same time, and were in Mexico where wifi was weak, and her reception was noticeably better - I would have to leave our room and find a sweet spot when she had a stronger signal right in our room.

    I posted on this but nobody else had noticed a variation between phones. Signals are usually strong so most people probably never notice anyway - we just happened to be in an area with a borderline signal strength and we had two phones we used at the same time, so we had a comparison (and we had data turned off).
     
  8. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    My 4S wifi is better than my 4's was. I can fully saturate my downlink bandwidth (speedtest app shows ~20Mbps) with the 4S and my 4 only managed 70% of that at best. Using a Netgear WNDR3700 router.
     

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