1. 211's Avatar
    Just trying to get a feel for the detectable range these Sensations are good for.
    I had an iPhone 2g (first gen 8gb) before owning this phone. No data plan just jailbroken, unlocked and using wi-fi.
    In my house I have a wireless router in the living room. With the iPhone I was able to pick up signal from my bedroom (half signal but still good enought for web and short streaming) and master bathroom which are both just down the hall from the living room (bathroom is a fair distance closer and was able to get full strength signal).
    Now with the Sensation I get intermittent reception in the bedroom; intermittent as in, sometimes the Wi-Fi signal meter will appear and only show one bar (if that) but most of the time it wont even latch on at all. In the bathroom I get nothing... ever...

    This seems a bit strange since the iPhone is considerably older and the sensation is supposed to be a hotrod.

    Can anyone share any pre/post-device wi-fi coverage? Have you noticed the Sensation having less 'range' than your other phones?
    07-26-2011 12:52 PM
  2. anagrama's Avatar
    My wi fi coverage is surprisingly good. My router is in the living room, and I get at least 3 bars, even upstairs, and usually full bars.

    Hmmm... Bummer that yours seems so much more limited....
    07-26-2011 05:32 PM
  3. alexbr91's Avatar
    i noticed that exact same thing upstairs i seem to get signal at times as opposed to my old vibrant which gets signal all the time.
    Gacky13 likes this.
    07-26-2011 06:32 PM
  4. tech_p#AC's Avatar
    did you go to settings/wifi settings push menu and click advance and choose Best WiFI performance.
    My wifi been pretty decent, better than the mt4g i had
    07-26-2011 07:48 PM
  5. davedsone's Avatar
    mine was not as good as either my Vibrant or my MyTouch 4g. By a fairly big margin. In fact, the phone disappointed me so much I sent it back after one week and got another MyTouch 4g, rooted it, and put Sense 3.0 on it. The Sensation wasnt a tight fit in the back, and rocked in there a bit. The wifi was poor, no camera button, and the pictures seemed less sharp than the MyTouch, even though they should have been better. Disappointed I wasted an upgrade on it. I should have waited for the MyTouch 4g slide. Oh, well.
    07-26-2011 08:57 PM
  6. IceDree's Avatar
    It might be effected by the way you hold it , Some HTC Sensation devices have this issue
    The Wi-Fi antenna is attached to rear cover (the upper plastic part near the camera) , in some phones when you touch that part or hold the phone in a specific way , might cause issues with the Wi-Fi (from poor signals to loss of connection)

    check the link :

    HTC Sensation death grip testing revisited. Are there different versions of the Sensation?
    07-26-2011 09:02 PM
  7. 211's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. Ive tried various ways of holding the phone. Even tried with the case off (protector case not battery cover). The signal goes from bad to worse depending on how i hold it. Sad really because the phone likes to drop the signal completely if theres less than 1 or 2 bars showing then i spend most of my time trying reestablish the connecton.
    Works great in the living room where im 15' away...

    I dont have any check box for "best wifi settings"
    07-26-2011 09:13 PM
  8. tech_p#AC's Avatar
    I dont have any check box for "best wifi settings"
    Push Menu From Home Screen & Select Settings

    Select Wireless & Networks

    Select Wifi Settings

    Push Menu & Select Advance

    Finally Check Best Wi-Fi Performance
    matthewkreth likes this.
    07-27-2011 02:17 AM
  9. Ankhwatcher's Avatar
    I've noticed the wifi on my HTC Sensation working in parts of my house where my Nexus One would have already given up and switched to Edge.
    07-27-2011 03:56 AM
  10. Bootstrap4584's Avatar
    My wifi performance is far superior to the nexus one I had previously. I don't know if that's just the 802.11n as opposed to just the 802.11g but I couldn't be happier. Sad to hear you're having issues.
    07-27-2011 08:54 AM
  11. 211's Avatar
    Sad, yes...
    Enabling "Best Wifi Performance" does not seem to do much, in fact if anything I notice my signal strength icon fluctuate more, even from the living room where I'm 20' away.
    07-27-2011 01:16 PM