So How Come There is No Problems With WiFi

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bob616, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. bob616 macrumors 6502

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    Wifi uses the same external antenna as cellular service. How come wifi doesn't go down when you touch the antenna?
     
  2. bob616 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha looks like apple actually did find a way to change the laws of physics
     
  3. celticpride678

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    Wi-Fi is not controlled by the cellular antenna, which is located in the bottom-left hand corner.

    Also, be sure to search as this has been discussed already
     
  4. bob616 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes but it still is an antenna on the outside of the phone, and when you touch the other black strips it doesn't do anything
     
  5. celticpride678

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    Wi-Fi is stronger and handles signals differently compared to cellular data.
     
  6. tctony macrumors 6502a

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    Wifi and cell service aren't on the same antenna.

    That said, I dunno about the answer to your question. I don't know any technical info about it, but perhaps wifi isn't susceptible to the same type of attenuation as the cellular antenna.
     
  7. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    Different Frequency band, different effect. At the risk of starting a whole new debate. When I hold my 3GS in my hand it improves the wifi signal. I see this through a Cydia app called WiFi FoFum it shows the signal strength for wifi in dBm. My wifi signal strength improves from -75 dBm to -67 dBm when held.
     

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