wifi strength

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PaddyB, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. PaddyB macrumors member

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    hey guys just got a new 16gb 3g iphone. just wondering if anyone else has noticed the iphone not picking up all available wi-fi networks in its vicinity? i also have an itouch whish can pick up other networks which my iphone wont

    any ideas?
     
  2. deannnnn macrumors 68000

    deannnnn

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    There has been a lot of debate about this.
    Some people say that all of the iPhones radios actually interfere with each other.
     
  3. unixfool macrumors 6502a

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    While they are similar, the iPhone is not an iTouch. And there's the matter of case materials and such, not to mention how the signals traverse wood, drywall, and metals (and the amount of walls the signals have to carry through). There are variances even if you're using both the iTouch and iPhone in one spot at the same time.
     
  4. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    airplane mode on, then turn on wifi, it will make the signal better, but you wont recieve or make calls
     
  5. unixfool macrumors 6502a

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    Good point there.
     
  6. PaddyB thread starter macrumors member

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    cheers for feedback guys



    i shall give that a try

    thanks
     
  7. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

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    I think all ofnthe radios are sort of weak but I get wifi alright. At home even with in a few feet of the router it doesn't get full bars but the speeds are ok.
     

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