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Is the wifi-issue real or not?

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23rd December 2011, 03:52 PM |#11  
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Wifi on mine is fine in my house, always pretty much full strength. I have a 4 story townhouse, with an AP on floor 2 and 4. The Prime connects much more reliably than my Galaxy Nexus.
 
 
23rd December 2011, 03:55 PM |#12  
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No problemo with my TF201

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23rd December 2011, 05:33 PM |#13  
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No problems on mine. Strong signal even way out in the yard.
23rd December 2011, 05:56 PM |#14  
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Getting inconsistent signal on mines while being only five ft from.my router.

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23rd December 2011, 05:57 PM |#15  
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I've tested mine along side my galaxy tab and they have the same WiFi strength in all areas of my house and even outside/garage etc...Picked my TFP up from GS on the 21st just for reference.

GPS on the other hand....not so great. Not so great meaning not working at all.

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23rd December 2011, 06:41 PM |#16  
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The issue doesn't seem to be getting a signal, it seems to be maintaining it consistently. A couple of people have posted reports from Wi-Fi Analyzer showing there's a bunch of fluctuation on the Prime that doesn't appear on other devices compared side-by-side. That could be an issue when you're not at home and using sketchy signals at airports, restaurants, and hotels. It also would be invisible in things like browsing and downloads but a problem in streaming video or audio. Anyone checking or comparing Wi-Fi should do it using Wi-Fi Analyzer (or similar).
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The issue doesn't seem to be getting a signal, it seems to be maintaining it consistently. A couple of people have posted reports from Wi-Fi Analyzer showing there's a bunch of fluctuation on the Prime that doesn't appear on other devices compared side-by-side. That could be an issue when you're not at home and using sketchy signals at airports, restaurants, and hotels. It also would be invisible in things like browsing and downloads but a problem in streaming video or audio. Anyone checking or comparing Wi-Fi should do it using Wi-Fi Analyzer (or similar).

I tested using wifi analyzer and have not noted any difference between my old school(but new) tab and my TFP. I have also not noticed any issue with youtube as of yet although I've only watched a video here and there. I have not done any testing away from home but I have used the prime tethered to my tab and evo with no issues so far. I will create a video if anyone is interested.

And again, sadly, GPS is a no-go.

Edit:// It should be noted too that my router is located centrally in my modest sized home. 1700 squaw feets. Or square even.

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Wifi on my prime works fine. connection strength is strong. no dropped signals or anything. seems right on par with my iPad. so in all I don't have any problems with my device or wifi.

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I've tested mine along side my galaxy tab and they have the same WiFi strength in all areas of my house and even outside/garage etc...Picked my TFP up from GS on the 21st just for reference.

GPS on the other hand....not so great. Not so great meaning not working at all.

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I haven't tested my GPS out yet. don't want to take this outside without a case
23rd December 2011, 08:28 PM |#19  
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Guys, I'm averaging about -55dbm from my mobile hotspot. The Prime is right next to the phone. Should I be worried?
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Edit:// It should be noted too that my router is located centrally in my modest sized home. 1700 squaw feets. Or square even.

1,700 square feet may be modest for TX but it's down right huge in some places. You guys should post what routers you're using too. Samsung devices have a particular distaste for D-Link and perform exceptionally well with NetGear. So it might be interesting to see if the Prime interacts with all routers the same way.
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