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Topic # 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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  Reply # 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 xda-developers.com, 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.

Stu

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  Reply # 590332 4-Mar-2012 23:18
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Please continue this discussion here http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=98702 and please stop crossposting.

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