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    Default How can I get my phone to switch to best wifi?

    I have 2 separate wifi signals in my house. Is there a setting or an app that will automatically switch to the best signal as I move throughout my house?
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    Default Re: How can I get my phone to switch to best wifi?

    I think the avoid poor signal in advanced settings in WiFi will help with this.

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    Default Re: How can I get my phone to switch to best wifi?

    Quote Originally Posted by dqdude View Post
    I have 2 separate wifi signals in my house. Is there a setting or an app that will automatically switch to the best signal as I move throughout my house?
    In advanced settings, is there an option for WiFi priority?

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    Default Re: How can I get my phone to switch to best wifi?

    I'm not getting a poor signal...I just want the best available signal
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    Default Re: How can I get my phone to switch to best wifi?

    No "wifi priority" button ....
    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    In advanced settings, is there an option for WiFi priority?

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    Default Re: How can I get my phone to switch to best wifi?

    If you set your WAPs for the same SSID and channels it will automatically switch. I have this set up in my house. No special configuration is necessary on the phone.

    Steve

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    Default Re: How can I get my phone to switch to best wifi?

    If you can, force the access points to use either channel 1, 6 or 11 (assuming 2.4GHz). These don't overlap and, as long as one of them is not interfered with by other networks or cordless devices, will make roaming a little more reliable.
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    Default Re: How can I get my phone to switch to best wifi?

    great...I'll give that a try.

    Thanks
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    Default Re: How can I get my phone to switch to best wifi?

    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    In advanced settings, is there an option for WiFi priority?

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    You can set priority by name. Settings -> WiFi -> menu button -> manage networks. Slide them to your preference.

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    Default Re: How can I get my phone to switch to best wifi?

    look for swifi in the play store
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    Default Re: How can I get my phone to switch to best wifi?

    I tried swifi but if you have 6.0 you have to enable location for it to work...which eats the battery. I uninstalled it and am still looking for a good one.
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    Default Re: How can I get my phone to switch to best wifi?

    Hi! Guys!
    Newbie here.

    OK! I have one each modem & router (Huawei & Innatech_2.4 & 5.0Ghz_supplied by Telco) placed downstairs in a store room under the staircase. Another router (Linksys E8350 AC2400 Dual band as extender) is placed on the 1st floor family area. Placed in my room is a repeater (Aztech WL580E wall plug dual band) that draws it’s wifi signal from the Linksys E8350.

    Even with this setup, the Note 3 with Lollipop 5.0 will still not change from the downstairs wifi with 0-1 bar to the strong signal emanating from the Aztech in my room or vice versa.

    Grrrr!!!Grrr!!!

    The change can only be autAmatic (manual), not automatic. The Note 3 can be just inches from the wifi source, but will not change.

    Two days ago, I happened to enable “Plane Mode” on my Note 3 and also manually re-enable Wifi. I left my Note 3 on “Plane Mode” for about 1~1.5 hours before disabling it. After disabling Plane mode, I rebooted the Note 3. To my surprise, the wifi switches from the downstairs modem & router’s wifi signal to my room’s wifi signal without fail (automatically) when their signals drop down to 1 bar.

    The next day out of curiosity, I enabled “Plane Mode” again for about 10 minutes. After disabling Plane Mode, I forgot to re-boot. The wifi refuses to change even when it had dropped down to “0” bar.

    To test again, I re-enabled “Plane Mode” for 1hour 15minutes. Plus enabled wifi. Have since rebooted about 2~3 times as I did it at about 11pm last night.

    Wow! It worked again. I went downstairs (3x) – shows 1- 0 bar – the signal strength indicator went off about 5~10 seconds later and after 5~10 seconds, up pops the wifi signal strength indicator showing the signal is now received from the downstairs modem & router. Went upstairs (3x) to my room and the same procedure happened again. All these changes were done by the Note 3 – AUTOMATICALLY- after having determined that the wifi signal from the downstairs or room is too weak to be useful.

    I prefer using the 5.0Ghz and the Note 3 remembers my preference when it switches wifi sources automatically. I try not to use the 2.4Ghz as all my neighbors seem to be logged onto it.

    For your info, the modem & router downstairs and my room’s SSIDs and passwords are different and yet the changes were effected automatically.

    At one point and being so frustrated, I had considered installing one of the apps that’s supposed to change the wifi source automatically. But after reading the comments, I backed down as I may get a lot of unasked for craps to bog down my 3~4 years old Note 3.

    This procedure worked for me and I hope it works for you all too.
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    Default Re: How can I get my phone to switch to best wifi?

    FYI for anybody who wants to solve an issue like this, it can be done with one of the new intelligent WiFi mesh systems like Eero, Netgear Orbi, Google WiFi, or Ubiquiti Amplifi. The WiFi access points in those systems will intelligently switch the WiFi clients between access points as they move through your system - no turning WiFi off and on again.

    A lot more information here:

    The Best Wi-Fi Mesh Networking Kits for Most People | The Wirecutter
    https://www.macobserver.com/tips/dee...-orbi-amplifi/

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