WiFi Booster - Paid Tweak

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    I could use this in some areas of my college where I get weak signal. Does it kill battery life though?
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    theoretically it will drain battery faster. see, while the ipad might not need to power its "receiving signal", but it will need to power up a bit more on the "sending" signal..

    in general, expect more battery drain and hotter surface..
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    Very illegal. You are highjacking/stealing there bandwidth that they pay for. Just like if you were to hook a shut off your power an then trench a line over and hook up behind there meter.

    Don't get me wrong, i am all about using someone's Internet if they arent smart enough to lock it down, I have three different networks that I switch between for when I download torrents and do other activities of a frowed upon nature.

    That and I feel jt is ny responsibility if they leave it as the default password to log into it, change the password and then setup a rerdirect that every site they go to goes to LIVE NUDE CATS Figure it's my civic duty to educate them through experiences they won't forget.
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    For example;
    If you pay a hefty price for the best Internet available, would you like your neighbors using it just because you may not know how to put a password on your router?
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011
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    Couldn't do anything in the bedroom, hmm. Seriously, this app sounds really useful. I'll have to check it out. Lots of times I get weak signals and can't connect. Thanks for the lead.
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    Yeah, I'm just going have to get a extended range router.

    Mel

    Sent from my Jailbroken iPad2 using iPF
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    It removes the cutoff limit in the operating system which prevents weak signals from being displayed. It does NOTHING to the hardware in terms of boosting signal.
    The theory behind this is that the cut-off point is a little too aggressive, and you are sometimes able to connect to a weak signal using this tweak which otherwise would not be available.
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    Been looking for an app like this, thanks OP, gonna try it now
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    Okay, quite stupid question but when i Jailbreak my Ipad2. Is it still possible to buy apps and games from Itunes? Also do i still get updates with the apps i will be buying? the only updated i wont be getting is the OS. right?
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    Right!

    The iPad will act just the same in this situation: You can buy apps from the App Store, receive updates and be just the same as if UNjailbroken. In fact, if you did nothing else to the iPad but jail break it, the only way you'd know it was jailbroken would be by the adding of the Cydia icon. It behaves no different - just has access to other "stuff."

    The only thing you have to do different is not accept any upgrades offered to you by iTunes.

    Hope this reassures.

    Marilyn
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    My issue is that I have gr8 signal strength on my main floor but strength lessens as I move out laterally and significant loss is apparent if I go upstairs. My house is old construction, 1871, so no metal studs but lots of lath and mortar. Will this booster affect signal strength? Mean were only talking 12 feet up and 12-15 feet over. What think you?

    Dan
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    I can't really comment on whether it will work in your situ, but it does not change the signal strength (obviously). It simply drops the standard cuttoff limit for wifi in the OS. So you may be able to hold onto the signal for longer, but no promises (from me anyway)...
    Perhaps a small investment in a wireless range booster / repeater?
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    Thanx for the fast reply. I have been reading up on repeaters and antennas.
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    Our wireless router used to be on the other side of the house when we had DSL. We moved up to roadrunner and moved it to the middle of the house. So before the signal didn't reach to my room. I turned our old router into a booster with DD-WRT. Quite simple to do.
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    WiFi Booster has had an update today to version 1.2 which corrects the long overdue issue with the iPad interface being squiffy, and I'm also pleased to confirm it is IOS5 JB compatible.
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    Because it is insanely great and you were ordered to get it, so get off the couch and order now.

    Smiley!

    If you order within the next five minutes, we will double the offer. That's right, just pay the shipping and handling and you get not one but two apps. These are the apps they do not want you to know about, so order now . . . our operators are standing by.

    Kevin Trudeau
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    Hahaha thats funny. Just hope some poor old lady doesn't get a heart attack.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Awesome!
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    i have the wifi booster installed .. one thing that i noticed now is that my ipad would not automatcally connect to a known wifi .. neither at home or my office wifi .. i need to go to setting to connect and choose the wifi each time i got to either place .. strange ...

    and sometimes if i moved around with my ipad with its cover closed, the wifi got disconnected and i had to go to setting to turn it on again .. it didn't automatically connect ..

    anyone experiencing this as well ?
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    Not here. Connects automatically just as it always has...

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