1. tonyr6's Avatar
    Sorry I searched but can't find anything. I have a Nexus 7 (2013) in a Poetic case and I am wondering if the WiFi is weaker because of that. According to inSSIDer on my 5 Ghz network it shows -39 db to -45 db in the same room as the router not about 2 meters apart. Further down about 10 meters in a different room on the same floor it shows in the -70 db with only 1 to 2 bars on the WiFi signal strengths. Is this normal? Thanks.
    11-20-2013 03:52 PM
  2. YAYTech's Avatar
    If you want to know if the case is making it weaker, why not do these tests, then pop it out of the case & do them again? I doubt it makes a big difference, but there's no reason to make assumptions when you can do a simple conclusive test.
    11-20-2013 03:55 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    A case shouldn't really matter. I suppose if you're using a big metallic case, it might cause problems--at least, I've read of issues with cellular reception when people were using bling blingy metallic cases for their phones. It probably has more to do with the router (cheaper routers tend to have less range) and/or the router's positioning. If you're going to another room, maybe something in the walls is significantly degrading the signal.

    I agree with YAYTech, just compare the signal with and without case.
    11-20-2013 05:05 PM

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