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  1. cam86john

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    So, I tried to troubleshoot my router so my GN can connect to it better. I've changed the network modes, and wifi channels, still no luck. I'm getting a faster signal with my 4g lte than my wifi. Again, wifi is Comcast broadband, and the numerous devices I have connected to my router have no trouble downloading, etc.
    If I take my GN 1/2 ft away from my router, the signal does improve, but obviously nulls the point of wireless.

    What's the chances its the phone, and not my router?
     

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    Odd. I would say to try and connect to another WIFI connection. At a restaurant, friends house, your house, whatever, and see what kind of results you get. Or have you tried that yet?
     
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    Have you tried turning it off and on again? :)

    Seriously though, try changing the wifi encryption type on the router and see if you can connect, and are you on the stock ROM?
     
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    I work in a Tech related field. Have been in a tec
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    level of wifi encryption mayyyyy have an effect but if his other devices aren't having a problem that may not be it.

    is your router b, g, or an N router?

    Like JBdan said try another connection and see what happens.

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    also is your G Nex set to auto on the wifi freq band?
     
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    What kind of speeds are we talking? I seem to max out about 3-4 MB/s on my local WLAN and slightly lower than that through the cable modem (though speed boost should be more than able to sustain > 4MB/s initially).
     
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    Network mode on my router is set to "wireless b/g only". My frequency band on my GN is auto.

    Bad settings?
     
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    Really slow. Way slower than my other devices. Slower than my GS2 was. I'm only getting 2 bars on my wifi indicator
     
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    Well, b/g would be the problem - this wifi standard is now quite old and has a max. theoretical throughput of 54Mb which in real wolrd conditions are never achieved anyway. Since your Gnex has wireless n standard built in you should change to a router or AP (access point) with wireless n standard up to 300Mb for older versions or 600 Mb for the newer ones). My broadband runs at a steady 17.5Mb and my Gnex on wifi connects constantly at around 14-16Mb download and 1.1Mb upload. Wifi security is set to WPA2 PSK.
     
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    Sorry, but that's inaccurate. The 802.11n on the gnex is capable of only 65 Mbps, not 600 or even 300.
     
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    What actual speeds? Bars can be interpreted by the OS in varying ways. The only true measurement is speed/throughput.
     
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