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wifi range?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by thenoob, May 2, 2010.

  1. thenoob

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    I have a droid and the range I get with wifi compared to a laptop is horrible. The networks I have tested on are all 802.11g. Is this just normal because of the antenna size on the droid or is there something I can do to improve it? I feel like I have to be right next to the access point to have a good connection.
     

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  2. Demache

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    That's pretty normal. Laptops have much larger antennas then phones. Some phones have better wifi range than others but most will generally have worse range than a laptop.
     
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    I can go out side my house and still use WiFi. That's about 30 feet and a few walls between me and the router. I would agree that a laptop has a better antenna than a phone though.
     

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