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    Default Wifi weak signal

    Anyone else having issues with weak wifi signal? I have seen that some people have problems with wifi dropping, but my issue is that the wifi antenna just seems to not pick up a signal as strongly as other phones I have had. This happens at both home and work. Even like 5 feet from the router I will only have 1 or 2 bars of wifi on 5Ghz and won't have full bars on 2.4Ghz. I'm really hoping its a software issue and not a hardware one. If no one else is having a similar issue I think I'll take it back to the T-Mobile store.
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    I haven't encountered any issue with Wi-Fi. I have 2-3 bars outside my home as well.

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    Try this app to check signal strength: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...analyzer&hl=en

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    Default Re: Wifi weak signal

    So I downloaded the app. I'm at work right now, and I think there are some SSID's here that have pretty good strength (around 70 dbm, which is pretty good right?). But unfortunately I can't do much at work to change channels lol. Obviously at home I can, but with other phones I haven't needed to play with changing channels before. And with my wife's GS5 her signal strength is great.

    I should also mention that with the diminished signal strength I have noticed a reduction in speed as well, especially with my 5Ghz at home.
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    Also I have wifi calling with T-Mobile. Again when I was at home in the same room as the router just a few feet away, when on the 5Ghz SSID calls couldn't hold and would immediately drop and when on the 2.4Ghz SSID calls would hold for a little while but then have problems. My wife's GS5 has no problem with connection on wifi calls when sitting in the exact same position.

    I guess what I'm getting at is that I may have a faulty wifi radio. But I wanted to see if anyone else was having this problem first.
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    I have a weak WiFi signal. Only device I've ever owned that drops my WiFi at home and it'll be on 4g for a bit and then pick it back up. It is a bit annoying. I don't use WiFi calling but it would probably drive me nuts because it would just drop my call I'm assuming.
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    Maybe it's certain routers. But our 500 million other devices all hold signal. This phone seems eager to drop it.
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    Yup. Only had the LG G3 a few days and already noticed weak WiFi / dropped signal compared to the Motorola Razr Maxx. Otherwise, I love this phone so far..,
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveKman View Post
    Yup. Only had the LG G3 a few days and already noticed weak WiFi / dropped signal compared to the Motorola Razr Maxx. Otherwise, I love this phone so far..,
    Yeah I'm the same way. I love the phone but the wifi issue is starting to bother me

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