1. iSpark's Avatar
    Has anyone else noticed if your wifi signal strength while connected being bad or not to good?

    I have a iPhone 5s, iPhone 4s, GS5, GS3, and other older phones that still work, and their strength always seem to be at least full to half signal.

    The N4 is only full bar wifi strength when I'm in close proximity to the router/AP ( I have 3 for whole house coverage.) If I go beyond 30 to 40 feet from any point, it drops to no bars on the wifi signal strength and switches to cell data.

    This is my only issue so far with the N4, the wifi signal strength is very weak.
    10-16-2014 08:15 AM
  2. George H Martin's Avatar
    Try turning off Smart Network Switch. Settings>Wi-Fi> Untick check box for Smart Network Switch

    This will stop the handset switching back mobile data when Wi-Fi signal is weak.
    10-16-2014 08:42 AM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    Try turning off Smart Network Switch. Settings>Wi-Fi> Untick check box for Smart Network Switch

    This will stop the handset switching back mobile data when Wi-Fi signal is weak.
    This may help you.

    I am still getting full bars of wifi all around my house... I do have a really good router that has awesome range so that helps.. But so far I'm not noticing anything different than my Note 3.
    Attached Thumbnails Note 4 Wi-Fi reception strength?-1413465637993.jpg  
    10-16-2014 09:20 AM
  4. George H Martin's Avatar
    This may help you.

    I am still getting full bars of wifi all around my house... I do have a really good router that has awesome range so that helps.. But so far I'm not noticing anything different than my Note 3.
    WTH??? Taking credit for my previous post by screen-shotting it, re-posting it and then agreeing with it. Not cool, man.
    10-16-2014 09:39 AM
  5. reesh11's Avatar
    This may help you.

    I am still getting full bars of wifi all around my house... I do have a really good router that has awesome range so that helps.. But so far I'm not noticing anything different than my Note 3.
    Random question but what app are you using?? Looks so cool! Lol

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    10-16-2014 09:48 AM
  6. aggie's Avatar
    WTH??? Taking credit for my previous post by screen-shotting it, re-posting it and then agreeing with it. Not cool, man.
    Dude simmer down. He quoted you above and said "This may help". The purpose of his screenshot was to show he had full wifi reception.
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    10-16-2014 09:56 AM
  7. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    Dude simmer down. He quoted you above and said "This may help". The purpose of his screenshot was to show he had full wifi reception.
    That's how I interpretted it as well. Folks need to relax.
    sqa4life likes this.
    10-16-2014 10:23 AM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    WTH??? Taking credit for my previous post by screen-shotting it, re-posting it and then agreeing with it. Not cool, man.
    What? I was reading your post and snapped a screenshot to show you my wifi strength... Then I quoted what you said and told the OP this may help... As in your suggestion may help him. I wasn't taking credit or claiming anything ? :?.
    10-16-2014 10:23 AM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    Random question but what app are you using?? Looks so cool! Lol

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    The AC Forums app .
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    10-16-2014 10:24 AM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    Everyone please calm down. The point of the forum is for everyone to share information. I have had people take what I said and repeat it. I am sure many people have. No big deal. Likewise, I repeat what others have posted, if I see that it is good information.

    Also, this was discussed in the Note 3 Forums a long time ago too. So it isn't something new.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    10-16-2014 10:32 AM
  11. iSpark's Avatar
    Yeah, I can turn off the "smart switch" feature, but the reception strength (on distance from router) is still poor on the N4. It seems like the N4 is just weak or something on the wifi side of things.
    All the other devices I have floating around the house are good.
    I'll get some pics showing the strength side by side on a few devices later today.
    10-16-2014 11:01 AM
  12. kludger's Avatar
    It could also be that the iphone wifi signal display UI is less accurate, I know on my iphone4 and ipad2 it will often show strong signal where when I check the signal strength in dB it is not a strong signal and doesn't show as strong on my PSVita.

    I've always suspected different manufacturer UIs have different scales for bars and that Apple just shows a more optimistic scale than my PSVita, when my Note 4 arrives today I will be able to confirm.
    10-16-2014 11:56 AM
  13. vader4633's Avatar
    Download an app called wifi analyzer to see your signal strength

    Posted via Android Central App
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    10-16-2014 05:39 PM
  14. highoctain's Avatar
    Has anyone figured out a solution to this? I have a note 4 from AT&T I used wifi analyzer my dbm is between 50 and 60 someone help me!
    01-08-2015 12:06 AM
  15. LarryGMartin's Avatar
    Turning off the Smart Network Switch worked wonders. Thank you so much for the insight.
    02-21-2015 11:29 AM
  16. Elwoood6's Avatar
    Has anyone figured out a solution to this? I have a note 4 from AT&T I used wifi analyzer my dbm is between 50 and 60 someone help me!
    No, my Note 4 WiFi connectivity is terrible, despite powerful router & "Smart network switch" is unchacked.
    10-14-2016 11:13 PM

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