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Terrible Wifi Signal

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Supersara, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Supersara

    Supersara Lurker
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    My girlfriend just picked up a new Galaxy 551 (white) with Virgin. :eek: Three days in and she loves everything about the phone except for the Wifi.

    Wifi connects to the house router fine and we don't have any problems with it disconnecting, however, the signal strength is terrible. All areas of the house show one bar signal, and trying to browse the internet or look on Facebook is worst than dial-up (wow, long time ago!). If you want to load pictures, forget it. :(

    We can pick up two bars in the same room as the router, three bars if we sit on the floor beside the router. Everything works fine with three bars, two bars is reasonable.

    Is the signal strength on the Galaxy 551 really this bad? If so, is there anything we can do to boost the signal? My iPod picks up three bars anywhere in the house. We're seriously considering returning the phone and upgrading.

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  2. karandpr

    karandpr Android Expert

    No .It is quite decent . The JL1,JK4 radios were weak .

    KD1 and above all radios have decent WiFi connection .
    I think problem maybe with unit or with software .
    An Upgrade or Odin Flash should Fix it .
  3. zeus17

    zeus17 Newbie

    used to have that issue before..after flashing to gb wifi works well now
  4. Supersara

    Supersara Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the replies! :)

    We returned the phone and went for an HTC Wildfire S (white). Wifi works wonderfully and girlfriend is very happy! :D

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