View Poll Results: Is this happening to you too?
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Yes, I can duplicate this problem.
No, it doesn't matter how I hold the phone. It's not happening to me.
Not sure, it seem to happen sometimes, but not consistently.
Wifi obstructed by holding it a certain way.
I found a little bug. It seems if you cover the top of the phone with your palm, you can greatly reduce your WiFi reception-to a point that sometimes you can cut it out completely. I've been frustrated by spotty wifi at the house. One time I noticed that I often drop Wifi when I hold it sideways. After some testing, it was clear that if the top of the phone is covered, Wifi reception drops immediately and dramatically. On a wireless "g" network, at 40 ft away, I still have full power. However, if I cover it with palm I can COMPLETELY cut off Wifi.
Is this happening to you too?
- 02-20-2011, 02:54 PM #2
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I think I was able to reproduce your problem, however, I got the impression that the WiFi on the phone is pretty good (provided you don't hold your palm on top :-)). I tested two Lenovo W500 laptops and the MT4G sitting next to each other, all on WiFi and I tested them with speedtest.net, and the phone beat both laptops by a huge margin.
- 02-20-2011, 10:35 PM #4
- 02-22-2011, 01:38 AM #6
- 02-22-2011, 03:47 PM #8
Whatever the special ATT Uverse 2wire modem is. Signal was about 150 feet away, through the tv, walls, and I was also on my second floor (modem on first). I've never once lost a wireless connection with this modem though, so it may just be well made.
- 02-22-2011, 05:51 PM #9
You say it's a wireless g network, but nothing about the equipment itself... what equipment do you have??? Unless you are only talking to fredmr.
I prefer Linksys... I'm using one in the middle of my house without any issues, up stairs, down stairs, even in my garage... it's worked great with two past owned Blackberry's and my current myTouch4G... I've even put a death grip with both hands on my device... still no change in my bars.
I'm running a D-Link wireless G network. I'm thinking of replacing the dated (4 years old) "G" network. If it does improve, I'll post it. Wife's G1 phone doesn't seem to be affected by this despite being on the same network. There could be other variables involved.
What are you running Fatboy97?
- 02-23-2011, 09:57 AM #11
- 02-28-2011, 09:27 PM #12