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cell signal, hotspot proximity to computer dilemma

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Olustee bus, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Olustee bus

    Olustee bus Lurker
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    I use my G4 as a hotspot. I need to have the phone near an whole house signal booster to get the optimum signal. The booster is about 20 feet from my computer.

    When I put the phone near the booster, my signal per my computer is weak (3 or 4 baars). If I put the phone near my computer the signal per my computer is strong (5 bars).

    I realize that 20 feet should not degrade the signal from the hotspot but it seems to.

    Would a wifi extender or booster near my computer help if my hotspot is 20 feet away.

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  2. Olustee bus

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  3. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    I don't see why not, but I've no personal experience with an extender so can't say for sure.

    3 or 4 bars shouldn't have much impact on data transmission anyway so I'm not sure why you'd need one? Is your PC having issues connecting?

    My G4 worked fine as a hot spot in the hallway whilst I used the laptop in the bedroom (a good 15 feet and through a wall).

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