Found the review I was referring to earlier....
The Apple iPad 2 Review - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News
This is a discussion on Wifi range within the iPad 2 Forum forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Found the review I was referring to earlier.... The Apple iPad 2 Review - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News...
Thanks for that link - very interesting to see the differences between the CDMA and UMTS models.
It is True. The Signale strenght is significantly lower on Ipad 2 then on Ipad1 and IPhone 4.
By placing the three, in the same room next to each other, and seeing the signal strenght in the system Info web interface on a Buffalo DD-WRT Router. The strenghts are as follows
Ipad1 45 %
Iphone 4 42%
You cannot trust the built in signal meters to give you actual measurements of signal strength. They are guidelines only.
That is only half of it. The router determines how much signal strength there is where the iPad is located. The iPad antenna and receiver determine how much signal gets into the iPad.Originally Posted by sjleworthy
Think of it like at a concert. The orchestra puts lots of sound where you are, but put in good earplugs and not much gets to your brain.
I have iPad 1 and 2, and we have two separate wifi networks set up in our primary home. My experience with wifi range between the two iPads has been consistent. That's also been true with the single wifi network that we have set up at a vacation home.
Every once in awhile, one fewer bar might display on one of my iPads over another, but that's not a reliable indicator.
For me it was a change in device brand vs a change in the router.
Okay, so outside of changing my router, which is fairly new anyway, are there any other remedies for this? Any tweaks for a jailbroken iPad 2?
Sent from my jailbroken iPad2 using iPF
I am not familiar with the tweaks for a jailbroken iPad. Mine is a stock iPad. I saw another post that you started regarding your wifi connection. I am not sure if mine has ever achieved and/or maintained 100% connection. For me, there are a lot of interior home factors which help to drop the signal intensity. Even more so when paired with a mobile device with reported wifi antenna issues.
Personally, I did not have to replace my router or modem. It was simply replacing the droid tablet to the ipad which worked for me.
Though, I have never experienced my wifi drop completely with my ipad. Have you?