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Old April 29th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Galaxy Player WiFi Reception weaker with age?

I purchased my sgp 5.0 back in the beginning of January and have noticed over the last 2 Weeks or so that the wifi reception on the device seems to be one bar or so less than it was when it was new (at any given distance from the router). I also purchased my net gear router at the same time. Has anyone else noticed a weaker reception with time on either a router or the sgp.

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Old April 30th, 2012, 12:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I haven't noticed any degradation. I had a Linksys/Cisco E3000 router before I got my SGP5 and and the signal seems to be the same now as it was when new.

It could be possible that your router signal has decreased? If anything has changed in your environment, it could affect the signal.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 01:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it could be interference from other routers nearby or your router may have changed it's chanel.
there are apps to check how strong your signal is

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Old April 30th, 2012, 08:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Marcelf brought up a good point...interference.

A good app to check for all WiFi signals is WiFi Analyzer. It shows all the signals around you and their signal strengths. At home, I have 3 neighbors using the same channel (not me, I'm on an empty one) and I'm sure they are having interference issues. This app will let you find an unused channel.

Another similar app you might like is WiFi Analytics.
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