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hi has anyone figured out how to get better wifi signal for itouch 4g yet???

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Feb 15, 2012 12:34 PM

Also if you have clearwire on your laptop at home is it possible to connect to a network at home?? So far I haven't had any luck getting a connection. Any help is greatly appreciated thanks.

  • allstar4 Calculating status...

    the best way to get good wi-fi signal is to first figure out where your signal is coming from. once locating it, experiment with where you get the best signal. sorry if this is already obvious)

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (135,430 points)

    No. The USB connection to the a computer does not provide internet conductivity.

    kizuone wrote:

     

    Thankyou if your laptop is connected to ethernet can the itouch pick up on it somehow as well? I tried creating a network but i guess the signal did not work.

  • BobHarris Level 6 Level 6 (12,510 points)

    If you laptop has internet connection, it may be possible to have your laptop become a router using its WiFi.  On Mac OS X this is done via System Preferences -> Sharing -> Internet Sharing.  If your system is Windows or Linux, there is some other method.

     

    As for getting a better signal strength, you should use a WiFi sniffer on your laptop to see if you have conflicting WiFi base stations that are interfering with your WiFi signal (on the Mac there are sniffers such as iStumbler, KISmac, AirRadar, etc...).  What you are looking for are other WiFi base stations that are using a channel within 5 channels of your base station's channel.  The ideal channels are 1, 6, and 11 if they are currently unused.

     

    Other interference for WiFi can come from metal in the walls (such as metal studs, or concrete re-bar), appliances between you and the base station, too many walls, just too far away, Microwave ovens (only while running), 2.4GHz cordless phones (only what being used), 2.4GHz baby monitors.  In the case of Microwaves, cordless phones, and baby monitors, these could be your own or a neighbors (got any teenagers at home or next door that spend their life on the phone? ).

     

    Youl could try moving your WiFi base station to a location where it is more central to the house, and closer to where you actually like to use your iPod Touch.

     

    Finally, you could try setting up a WiFi extension to the area of you home that is not getting a good signal.  I did this at my house for the master bedroom, as it was sufficiently far from the main WIFi base station.  That helped a lot.  Extending your WiFi network can be down using WDS (Wireless Distribution System), or if you can run ethernet from your main base station to another location in the home, you can create a home Roaming system, by attaching another WiFi base station to the ethernet extension, turning off DHCP on that base station (or put it in bridging mode), give it the same SSID name and password, and you are in business.

  • allstar4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Wow BobHarris, you really know your stuff!

    I would follow his advice, kizuone

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