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[Q] nexus 5 poor WiFi signal

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By HasnaCuz, Member on 5th June 2014, 02:18 AM
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Hi all, new here, please take it easy if I posted in wrong thread but many of us users especially me, the nexus 5 has very poor WiFi signal.
At home my nexus 7 2013 has full WiFi bars and like 3 metres away from router and on the other hand the nexus 5 has one bar wtf

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5th June 2014, 07:40 AM |#2  
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Is there anyone who can help?

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5th June 2014, 10:30 PM |#3  
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I'm being patient still

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25th June 2014, 01:51 AM |#4  
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Anyone going to help???????

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25th June 2014, 01:57 AM |#5  
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The question is, do you still stay connected to WiFi and does it work properly? If so I wouldn't worry about "how many bars I have"

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25th June 2014, 06:38 AM |#6  
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Mine too. I find out that the WiFi signal is not really good. I had a HTC butterfly I put it together HTC got 4 bar and Nexus 5 got 1-2 bar....

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The Nexus 5 WiFi signal is really very weak...dunno will Google do something on it not?

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25th June 2014, 01:38 PM |#7  
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It must be a hardware issue, getting repaired soon by lg in Australia

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26th June 2014, 01:26 AM |#8  
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Not sure quite how to say this but basically, "bars" are not an accurate form of measurement, nor are they comparable between devices.

Do a speed test and compare transfer speed and latency.
26th June 2014, 03:18 AM |#9  
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Weak Wi-Fi signal was one of the reasons I returned my Nexus 5.

My SGS3 had two more bars than the Nexus 5 in my living room.

Poor Wi-Fi antenna probably. Can't expect more for 350$.
26th June 2014, 03:41 AM |#10  
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Bars are a joke. Some manufactures set the bars to be full at very low dBm levels. Hence why some phone have "GREAT" wifi coverage and some need "help". lol Get Wifi Analyzer from the play store. Load it up on both devices. See how the dBm levels differ from the same spot. If the N7 has more dBm's then the N5 than you have conclusive proof to back your complaint. Should take all of three minutes to to some testing. Let us know the results.
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26th June 2014, 10:55 AM |#11  
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Bars are a joke. Some manufactures set the bars to be full at very low dBm levels. Hence why some phone have "GREAT" wifi coverage and some need "help". lol Get Wifi Analyzer from the play store. Load it up on both devices. See how the dBm levels differ from the same spot. If the N7 has more dBm's then the N5 than you have conclusive proof to back your complaint. Should take all of three minutes to to some testing. Let us know the results.

Yeah hi, if I haven't mentioned before I've already tested both devices and the nexus 7 actually had a 15% better signal than nexus 5 while testing with WiFi analyser

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