1. Marley's Avatar
    No matter where I am. . . Work or Home. . . My WIFI bar is always shows just one bar. . . This can't be true that my signals are both that weak at work and home. Is there anything I can do?

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    10-04-2011 06:33 PM
  2. Murphy5111's Avatar
    I'm hoping its just a software issue that can be addressed with an update. I don't think I've had any problems with my connection but do show the same weak signal.
    10-04-2011 07:24 PM
  3. tony404's Avatar
    wifi isnt bad but its rarely full bars and my home is 700 sq ft. Ive been in the same room as the router and itsnot full bars.
    10-04-2011 10:41 PM
  4. rlanza1054's Avatar
    Sometimes that happens to me.

    In my case, I found because I have multiple wireless routers for better coverage through out my house, the phone doesn't always switch to the closest router box.

    My simple solution was to just drop down the notification bar and toggle off the Wifi and toggle back on!

    I was at full bars then!

    Maybe you can try that out?

    Rob

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    10-05-2011 12:31 AM
  5. Samsmalls's Avatar
    1 to 2 bars unless I'm on the same level as the router! But no loading problems, speed or connections so... Doesn't really matter.
    10-05-2011 03:25 AM
  6. DataHawg's Avatar
    With my HTC Hero I could stream music with WiFi on my patio or in the garage through a set of Logitech PC speakers. My wife can still do that no problem with her LG Optimus S as well. Not so with this phone. It drops the connection. I show zero bars in my kitchen only about 30 feet from the router. I have a nice router, too. A DLink 655 with 3 antennas. My comparisons with other phones prove to me the WiFi reception is definitely sub par on this phone.
    10-05-2011 03:44 AM
  7. DataHawg's Avatar
    Update. Did a factory reset this morning and my WiFi connection is better now. It works on the patio and garage. I encourage anyone with weak wifi signal to try this.
    10-06-2011 03:17 PM
  8. Murphy5111's Avatar
    This is really starting to bug me. I get a fair or poor signal on the GSII with occasional problems updating twitter and and excellent signal on my droid incredible. This along with a lot of other little annoyances (sp?) and bugs may bring me to return it.
    10-06-2011 04:01 PM
  9. alacrify's Avatar
    I contacted @GalaxySupport (usually really responsive) and they had me do a battery pull, wait 5, and put it back in - that got me better strength, although still nowhere near my Pre-, which makes me think there should be an update somewhere in here...
    10-06-2011 05:35 PM
  10. milominderbinde's Avatar
    No matter where I am. . . Work or Home. . . My WIFI bar is always shows just one bar. . . This can't be true that my signals are both that weak at work and home. Is there anything I can do?

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    If you get 1 bar even standing next to the WiFi router, return the phone.

    It does not matter if you can do a factory reset. Take it back to a store and make them take it back.
    10-06-2011 05:46 PM
  11. JayWill's Avatar
    Out of curiosity does anyone have a wireless router with 5ghz? Have you connected at that frequency? Since the wifi chip in this phone includes the 5ghz band, I'm wondering if it might result in some improvement in signal strength.
    10-06-2011 06:26 PM
  12. Beercow's Avatar
    My router does 5ghz, and I've tested it on the phone. Definitely not better reception.
    10-06-2011 07:04 PM
  13. JayWill's Avatar
    My router does 5ghz, and I've tested it on the phone. Definitely not better reception.
    Okay, I didn't think so, since 5ghz isn't supposed to result in a stronger wifi signal (in fact I think it's supposed to be a bit worse) but provide an alternative if 2.4 is crowded or if there is interference.
    10-06-2011 07:09 PM
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