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WiFi range after upgrading 3.0

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bimbobo Calculating status...
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Jun 18, 2009 4:46 AM
Hi,
after upgrading to 3.0, my WiFi range and stability is dropped.
In the same house and the same equipment, the signal dropped from 3 to 1 bar..
With 2.2, this was not happening and I had 3 bars all the time, rigardless of where I was in the house.
Is there a way to fix this or a guide to downgrade to 2.2...
I set IPod in DFU mode but could not downgrade.
Any help please?
Regards
Windows Vista
  • Nicetoknow Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 4:49 AM (in response to bimbobo)
    WiFi connections problems to be solved by resetting network settings first on your iPod Touch, says apple discussion forum.
    iMac 2007, Macbook 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • lou61166 Calculating status...
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    Jun 18, 2009 4:50 AM (in response to bimbobo)
    The one thing that could be degrading you connection is bluetooth,try and see if it improves by shutting the bluetooth off
    Home Built, Windows Vista
  • Nicetoknow Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 4:54 AM (in response to bimbobo)
    Yes, I have WiFi problems. Last night I upgraded my iPod Touch to OS 3.0. Since then it does not automatically connect to my WiFi. I have to do it manually. It does however see the WiFi device and I can say 'connect'. However, the signal seems weaker (less stripes), once connected.
    Also my applications WiFinder and WiFiTracker ("could not proberly initialize the WiFi scanner..") do not work properly anymore.

    Now I will to reset my network settings on my iPod Touch ....... and YES this seems to solve the problem. Thanx.
    iMac 2007, Macbook 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • loopy_nj Calculating status...
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    Jun 18, 2009 7:29 AM (in response to bimbobo)
    I have the same problem. In case Apple is reviewing these discussions, here is my Configuration:

    1) iPod touch with OS 3.0
    2) Linksys Wireless Access point in Mixed Mode
    3) Reset Network Settings on iPod Touch, Rebooted router and access point
    4) Blue Tooth is not enabled

    With the exact same network hardware setup, the new OS 3.0 displays the wifi signal strength as 1 to 2 bars, even if I am 6 inches away from the wireless access point. This was not the case in OS 2.2.
    16 GB iPod touch, iPhone OS 3.0
  • luvlabs Level 4 Level 4 (3,610 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 7:55 AM (in response to Nicetoknow)
    To cure the need to manually log onto your network each time, set SSID in the router to ON. The touch does not remember networks that do not broadcast their name.

    WiFinder will not work with 3.0 and don't expect an update as it was removed from the Apple store. WiFiTracker is waiting for approval of their 3.0 compatible app.
    iMAC, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 2G touch 3.0
  • luvlabs Level 4 Level 4 (3,610 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 7:59 AM (in response to bimbobo)
    Fluctuating WiFi signal strength generally is the result of the router or interference from adjacent networks broadcasting on the same channel. Reboot your router and see if that helps. You may also have to change channels on the router (although most do that automatically).

    To be honest, it doesn't matter much if you have one bar or three. If the WiFi symbol is visible, you are connected.
    iMAC, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 2G touch 3.0
  • David. Level 4 Level 4 (2,145 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 8:20 AM (in response to luvlabs)
    I don't agree with you. Try running speedtest from the Touch when u have 1 bar vs when you have max signal strength indicated. The speed should be lower, just as it is with a laptop positioned at the fringe of one's wifi signal area, compared to setting the laptop in the same room as the router.
    Windows Vista, Windows XP-SP3 - Ipod 4G, Ipod Mini 2G, Shuffle 2G, Nano 2G, Touch 2G
  • David. Level 4 Level 4 (2,145 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 8:21 AM (in response to luvlabs)
    when did the OP mention they have SSID broadcast turned OFF?
    Windows Vista, Windows XP-SP3 - Ipod 4G, Ipod Mini 2G, Shuffle 2G, Nano 2G, Touch 2G
  • Nicetoknow Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 8:35 AM (in response to bimbobo)
    Before I did a "reset network settings" on my Touch, I also did a "renew lease" on my WiFi-network to be chosen. Maybe that had influence too.....
    iMac 2007, Macbook 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • luvlabs Level 4 Level 4 (3,610 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 8:44 AM (in response to David.)
    Not the OP, but Nicetoknow stated that he had to log onto his network each time.
    iMAC, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 2G touch 3.0
  • David. Level 4 Level 4 (2,145 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 8:48 AM (in response to luvlabs)
    yep.
    Windows Vista, Windows XP-SP3 - Ipod 4G, Ipod Mini 2G, Shuffle 2G, Nano 2G, Touch 2G
  • luvlabs Level 4 Level 4 (3,610 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 8:51 AM (in response to David.)
    I really try not to compare laptop WiFi to iPod touches. You use a laptop much differently than you do a touch and speed is more important. While I find g mode adequate for most non-intensive laptop apps, I put my N dongle in when I have a big file download because I don't like to wait.

    I find WiFi speed to be less critical on the touch because of the way it is used. Many websites have a "mobile" version which is highly simplified and loads quickly. Downloads of apps and music take lots of time on a g mode network anyway. Mail takes very little time to download.

    So I guess we can disagree.
    iMAC, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 2G touch 3.0
  • David. Level 4 Level 4 (2,145 points)
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    Jun 18, 2009 11:23 AM (in response to luvlabs)
    I've no problem with us not agreeing. We both said our piece and I can live with neither of us changing our minds on the subject. <g>
    Windows Vista, Windows XP-SP3 - Ipod 4G, Ipod Mini 2G, Shuffle 2G, Nano 2G, Touch 2G
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