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Topic # 87938 10-Aug-2011 22:18
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I find I get very a poor wifi signal in my living room with the Samsung Galaxy S2 (and not great with other devices either), so I have the wifi repeater Asus RT-N13U. http://www.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_Routers/RTN13U/ 

Using Wifi Analyzer, I can pick up both my wireless router and the repeater. As expected, depending where I am, the signal strength between the two varies.

However I can stand right next to the repeater, and see it at full signal with Wifi Analyzer, but the wi-fi icon on the Galaxy S2 is at 0 bars. When I tried to connect to the net, it ended up using 3G.

The repeater uses the same name, channel, security etc, because it just repeats. But I wonder why the phone only uses the main wireless router.

Any thoughts?

Thanks! 

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  Reply # 504782 11-Aug-2011 06:50
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What does about phone say for "Baseband Version"?

Look her for latest versions: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1131950




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  Reply # 504809 11-Aug-2011 09:09
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Thanks, it says XXKE7, which according to that page is XXKE7 Modem as used by XWKF1 "frankenstein" ROM by Intratech.

So do you think installing the latest VillainROM release will improve wifi reception? I'm just reading all about VillainROM now, and I'll look into flashing my phone with that.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 505215 11-Aug-2011 21:09
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ROM and kernel have nothing to do with the modem. Trying flashing different modems and see how they work for you.

Try the newest and work backwards.




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