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ARNOVA 9G3 WiFi reception poor?
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Is everyone happy with the WiFi reception on their 9G3?  One of the things I bought mine for was for internet access from my 'favourite chair'... but it doesn't get a good enough signal.  (Our 300-year-old walls are thick!)

BUT... my HP laptop works fine from that spot, and my son's elderly tablet.  The first tablet I bought — a cheap machine that fried after a few days, and went back to the supplier — would also get acceptable reception from there.

I bought the Arnova, impressed with its build quality in comparison with the dead one, and the apparent strength of support through this forum.  But there's no way I can connect from that chair, and I have to stand in the doorway or go into the kitchen... ironic that a 'better' machine is (in fact) poorer in the one aspect that I need from it.

My first 9G3 was taken back by Maplin because of this poor WiFi aspect — I was advised by Arnova Support to return it to them, but I was darned if I was going to pay postage on returning a unit that they agreed was possibly faulty!  (BAD policy!)  Then I found that the replacement was no better... so it must be inherent in the machine.

Any thoughts, anyone?

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Thanks for your report Wink

For the short time I checked the Arnova 9 G3 and I did not notice any Wi-FI issues, but I haven't tested it on large distances. The Wi-FI is known to be relatively weak on the Arnova 7f G3 but I haven't read anything regarding the 9 G3 in this forum or elsewhere.

Considering both your tablets behaved similarly, I suspect it's a general problem on all devices or just a limited batch (in case they came in the same serie or so). I hope other 9 G3 users could give their opinion and shed some light on this matter.

I'm thinking about creating a Wi-FI coverage benchmark for some Arnova tablets models, but I haven't yet tought on how I could proceed; any idea is welcome.

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you can create a ftp server for start from where you can download a file

then you can choose a distance, 10, 20, 30 meters

you can change also the standard from g to n, to see if it is any difference when download the file

you can also test the channels

 

 

Off topic: Sunday i will be in France, at Cannes :D

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Thanks globula.

Thanks for your suggestion, I had similar ideas in mind, but I'd also want to automate the measurement process and make it consistent (distance, wall types...) so we can compare different setups.

I found Wifi Analyzer on Google Play that seems to be an interesting app to display the signal variations on different channels.

 

Have great holidays and good times in France Wink

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I think the wi-fi reception may not be so great, when I'm in bed in my room I can just get wi-fi signal on my phone ( sony xperia x8) but not at all on my tablet. 

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i have a similar problem with my 7g3 was hoping to find some solutions on here

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