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Andy Abramson

I got around the same issue by using an Apple Airport Extreme and a Airport Express. Coverage range is increased. All one SSID. None of the "struggles" for coverage issues in a 1700 square foot house.

Paul Messier

I have had similar experience with my smartphone. Now use a 7in tablet and wifi reception improved dramatically. My guess is more wifi antenna within the larger tablet.


Being a German you should get a Fritz!Repeater for your Fritz!Box Wifi router. That's what I did. Works great and is probably cheaper than Andy's Apple solution.


In my appartment, 2G and 3G is nearly unusable so I have to rely on WiFi for staying online (for conveniences such as push notifications).
Although I don't have WiFi reception problems per se, I recently had to adjust for what seems to be a new neighbor with high TX power. For a quick n dirty WiFi scan, this App for Android did better than I had expected: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer
Maybe this can cut it for your WiFi as well.


I also got better WiFi reception by changing the channel.
I use Lama (Android app) to turn WiFi ON when I'm home or in the office and OFF otherwise.
A problem for me is that the WiFi reception drops rapidly when I get out. I would like my phone to automatically use 3G when WiFi connection quality suffers and vice versa.


This definitely varies by device. Although many smart phones are weak in this area, my Nokia N900 works as well as a notebook computer on my home Wi-Fi network (Linksys b/g) with 2200 sf two story house. I set it to 100mW transmission power and maximum power savings. If I turn off Wi-Fi searching, the battery performs very well, unlike with 3G, where the battery is generally short lived.

We rely on Wi-Fi for video streaming (Netflix) and UMA capable cell phones (T-Mobile USA). The cellular reception inside our home is very poor.

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