This is a discussion on WiFi signal within the Forum Rules, Help and Info forums, part of the New Member Introductions - Site Assistance category; I have an Ipad 2 WiFi only and find that my laptop picks up WiFi signals much better than my Ipad. ie I can go ...
I have an Ipad 2 WiFi only and find that my laptop picks up WiFi signals much better than my Ipad. ie I can go into the room next door to where the router is and pick up the signal on the laptop but not the Ipad. I live in a 300 year old French house with meter thick stone walls. Does anybody else have this problem or know why it happens?
05-30-2013 08:18 PM
Inherent properties of information transmission via EM. One solution may be to wire a couple access points into different areas the building.
Hi thanks for reply - I am all set to put relay points round the house but are IPads in general not very good at picking up WiFi or is there something wrong with mine?
I can go outside about 20 ft, (6-1/2 meters) and sit in the car and get between 2 and 3 bar-thingys ??? On my 3rd generation iPad.
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Hi Steve - I also have an iPad 2 and agree w/ you that its Wi-Fi receiver does not seem to be as efficient as my previous & current laptops (r-MBP newest) - on my back porch at the moment (3 rooms away from my router) - my iPad has a 2-bar signal and 9 Mbps DL speed; however, the MBP has all bars showing and achieving 21 Mbps DL speed (using the same website); now, those 3 ft stone walls are likely part of the explanation (don't know if you've tried out your device in a standard wood house?) - but I would agree to check out the router (age, 802.11 protocols used, & firmware) and maybe a Wi-Fi extended point or two might be the answer? Good luck - Dave
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