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Master Geek
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# 98703 4-Mar-2012 22:36

Hey all

I live in a 2 storey flat.

I live on the first floor and the wireless router in upstairs.

I have no issues with connecting my laptop wirelessly with my laptop but I just cannot with my smart phone.

I have a Samsung Galaxy S and would like to know where there is a solution to this problem.

I obviously cant move the router from upstairs..

My friend has suggested that I go into the setting of the router and changing the strength of the signal but i doubt that will work..

Please help!

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Ultimate Geek

  # 590317 4-Mar-2012 22:46
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There may not be too much you can do. The antenna in your phone is much much smaller than the one in your laptop, which is why you have a much weaker signal.

About the only thing you can do is to try and find a modem firmware for your phone that gives a better signal strength. This will likely come at the expense of battery life, but if you're charging your phone every night you probably won't see a lot of difference.

Your best bet for finding the necessary info is to look at the Galaxy S i9000 section on, where the will be some discussion on which modem is best. You should also be able to find links to downloads, and info on how to install the modem.


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Uber Geek

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  # 590332 4-Mar-2012 23:18
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Please continue this discussion here and please stop crossposting.

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