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[Q] Can anyone else block WiFi reception with their hands?

19th August 2014, 07:23 AM |#1  
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A lot of people have issues with the antenna on the Shield tablet. Some of us are able to block WiFi transmission or severely weaken it by putting our hand over the corner of a tablet (happens to me just by holding the tablet in portrait mode with the camera on the top).

I am a new member so can't link to the YouTube video I made demonstrating this phenomenon. I can't post a link because I'm a new user, but it's titled: Nvidia shield tablet bad WiFi design, don't buy a lemon.

Another YouTube posted a video a week ago showing the same effect. His video is called: Nvidia shield tablet, how to hold your tablet in your lap.

I'm on the 2.4ghz band in the video only a room away. Does it happen to you guys too? Do you have any other issues with the WiFi on this thing?

19th August 2014, 07:40 AM |#2  
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WiFi reception isn't as strong as other devices I have in the home, and I can decrease the signal by holding the bottom right corner when held in portrait in particular, but I've not managed to choke the reception entirely or have it be a practical issue at all.
19th August 2014, 12:36 PM |#3  
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I haven't notice any WiFi signal degrading when holding the tablet at all. but then again I have an AC87R router that outputs pretty crazy signal strength.
19th August 2014, 01:26 PM |#4  
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My router is ASUS top of the line AC router from last year, probably helping me also.
19th August 2014, 03:08 PM |#5  
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I'm on my second shield tablet and niether have had any WiFi issues. And I use a crappy centrylink router. Grid works perfect.
20th August 2014, 10:15 PM |#6  
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Mine has weak wifi and am going to get a replacement from amazon tomorrow. Hopefully it's just my unit. I may invest in a new AC router next.

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21st August 2014, 03:10 PM |#7  
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I think I have problems with Wi-Fi too. For example, playing Modern Combat 5, connection is lost many times...Maybe it's a Gameloft problem...

Sometimes I have issues with downloads on Google Play too....

I don't know if it's a problem or not...or if it's a hardware or software problem...
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