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General Wifi "issue" blown out of proportion? Seems like it, how bout you?

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  1. agentjonnyb

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    Who elses wifi seems to be just as good as anything else you've used? So far I've been able to stream and download many GBs of HD video quite reasonably fast. I personally think if there even was an issue, the update fixed it.
     

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    Turn on bluetooth and speed test your internet connection from your Prime again.
     
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    Same, I have experienced no noticible decrease in wifi performance vs my laptop, xbox 360, ipod touch, ipad. Negligible difference IMO
     
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    I've been getting normal download speeds (compared to laptops) for streaming and downloading HD video for several days now, bluetooth on the entire time for Textab service.
     
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    I just did that and I dont see a difference. With bluetooth on connected to a mouse I actually got faster speed... See screens... *edit just noticed speed test changed servers on me, that may be why there is a slight speed difference...
     

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    i get fast speeds not an issue, but only issue i have is when i leave my prime sleeping for long period of time next time i wake it up i sometimes have to reconnect to wifi even thou i have it set to on at all times
     
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    Mine is fine as well, always has been.
     
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    Same here, Speed Test is virtually identical to my Droid Incredible.
     
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    No issue here. Mine is pretty much perfect. Better than my EVO phone.
     
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    Over wifi to my prime, i used speedtest.net and acheived 19.7mbps down and 4.3 mbps up. I am getting one more bar than my acer iconia tab did too.
     
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    turn on Bluetooth and you will notice a huge Wi-Fi drop off my speedtests get cut in half.
     
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    That's really strange, as stated, I have kept bluetooth on for days and have not had any such drop in speed, same with one or two of the other guys here that mentioned it.
     
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    I just tested it with Bluetooth on from the same location it was at 90 minutes ago when I did a test with the Speedtest app. It was nearly identical.
     
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    I want the one with the most GeeBies!!!!
     
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    I get fine 2.4 gig speed, but it doesn't seem to want to find my 5gig Network
     
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    The test should really be looked at more closely when you start to go further 'away' from your wireless router/hub.
    The reports I have read from those who have both the TF101 & TF201 clearly state as the distance increases between the wireless source and the TF101 & TF201 the TF201 looses the signal greater.
     
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    My wifi is great with or without BT on. I even connected at work faster than my laptop and if you knew how bad the wifi signal at work is you'd be very impressed. I was. My GPS sucks but I'm using mt BT GPS receiver if I use my Prime for navigation. My external GPS receiver is 12 channels and better than any thing in any tap or smartphone today.
     
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    I still do not see the value or practical function of a 10" tablet like this as a navigation tool. Seems a 7" tablet like the Flyer or View would be better as far as tablets. Both work great with GPS.

    Good to know the wifi issues appear more theory based than real to the user :)

    That said, the more I consider it, I will probably keep my Thrive and invest the $650 for a refurb Samsung 15" lappy with Q2630, GT525, 6gb, 750gb hard drive and Blu-ray :)

    Same price and more function. If I did not have a few good tablets already, I would get the Prime & keyboard instead.

    Still will probably get a Prime just to check out....
     
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    No problems here with wifi. GPS sucks though.
     
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    Wi-Fi is fine here too.

    With all the threads about it, I was a little skeptical but it has more than enough range for what Id be using it for.
     
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    jd, This is the problem some have with your posts. Did you not read the several posts just before yours? These people have done the bluetooth/WiFi tests, and find no noticeable dip in speed. If you don't like the Prime, just return the darn thing and get something you'll be happy with? I think most reasonable people would choose this course of action.
     
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    All I can reasonably compare it to is the OG iPad which I have now given to the wife, and my Epic 4G Touch. At the furthest point in my house I can get, my signal and speeds of the Prime equal or exceed that of the iPad, and while the speeds are consistent with the E4GT, my signal actually is stronger on the Prime. My Sammy never seems to have more than one bar of WiFi, but it doesn't seem to affect battery life or speeds.
     
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    I've got a Sammy 15" laptop and love it. Sweet that they throw in the Blu-ray too. Your specs will be better than mine though, as I've had mine for about a year now.
     
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    It never will. Despite that the Broadcom chip in the Prime supports 5GHz, that functionality has been disabled for some reason.
     
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    Interesting Jack.... This goes against the reports I read.
     

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