Wifi Signal Bars.....

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by kbty824, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. kbty824 macrumors member

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    Any ideas why I only get 1-2 wifi signal bars? I just recently upgraded to the Netgear Nighthawk R6700 (AC1750) and am using the AC band (5gHz).

    Using an app called Wifi Explorer, I can see that my signal strength is actually at 97%....

    So It leads me to believe that ios8 is just reporting incorrect signal strength...

    Does anyone here have the same issue?

    Thanks!
     
  2. kbty824 thread starter macrumors member

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    Here is the screen shot...tailorexac is my ssid

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  3. sik08amg macrumors regular

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  4. kbty824 thread starter macrumors member

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    You know what.....I've been assuming that the dots to the left represented the wifi signal strength...I feel so dumb now lol
     
  5. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    Haha no those are cellular signal strength. Even if your WiFi bars showed 2 though, there's a good reason. Most devices show the signal to noise ratio, or SNR, so you could have a high signal level, but if there's lots of noise or interference it would show a lower quality signal.
     
  6. sbailey4 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah now for the next project you need to figure out why you only have 1 bar of cellular service. That will wreak havoc on battery life too. ;)
     

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