[Q] Weak Wifi signal. Broken wifi antenna or the way its meant to be?
I've searched around the forums about wifi connectivity issues on the Touchpad running CM7, and while I've found some similar scenarios, I'm not sure if they are the same issue I'm having.
The wifi signal on my TP is incredibly weak. Unless I'm in the same room as my wifi router, signal strength always teeters on low to unusable. I've tried all the tricks I could find on these forums, changing wifi channels, using Wireless-G only, using wireless-N only, wide channels, standard channels, No security, WEP security, WPA2 security, even moving the router to another part of the house. However, the signal strength is still incredibly unreliable on my TP.
In comparison, my iPhone, both laptops, and 3 desktop computers all connect with great signal in any place around the house.
I'm currently using Xronified v2.9 ROM, and I've also tested this on CM7 Alpha 3.5. Both OSes could barely maintain a connection if they got a signal at all. WebOS has a stronger signal, but not even full bars when I'm in an adjacent room to the router. That seems strange to me.
Can anyone confirm or deny that they have similar issues with wireless strength? I'm asking to see if the TP is like this by design, or if I have a dud TP that I should get replaced by HP. I even tried opening the casing and reseating the wifi antennas with no success. I've also ordered a new dual band router to see if that will make any difference. But that will only help when I'm at home, it won't help when I go anywhere else.
Any advice would be appreciated, and if I somehow missed a similar thread that exists, my apologies for double posting. Thank you everyone for your support!