+1 Same here, my bedroom is upstairs but have no wall in the middle and I experience lots of dropouts when my Galaxy S2 has almost full signal.hmm i am noticing to some wifi problems ,
In the living room (Where the router is located) , the signal is good,
But when i go to my bedroom , the signal gets weaker, and sometimes it disconnects , while with my iphone i have full signal
Try to buy Tenda A5 in ########### and you extend yor wifi signal. I did it and now I have a decent wifi signal in the beedrooms.Thanks, spoltz and smithmal for your advices, I'm now testing the new timeless v88 4.2.2. No much difference wifiwise. I'm thinking I have to buy a repeater it will be better solution and it will work with future devices too
Hi enaon,Will do shortly, I saw this thread (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2310818&page=3) and everything makes sense now. I am using oma 3.01 phablet version, so this explains the poor wifi signal. I remembered it was poor to begin with, but oma indeed made it worse. I guess the stock kernel sets the tx to the max, to compensate for the bad reception.
This expains why some of you were observing dropouts while the router reported good signal with one firmware, and better stability with lower signal on another. When the tx is set too high and the nearfield is not clean, you end up with retransmittions and dropouts, because a proper connection requires you to hear and talk clear, and when you shout your hearing is getting worse, thus dropping the connection.
I am seeing a gain of about 16dBm using a hole on the backside, which is huge. It made me wonder whether there is something blocking the antenna output exiting from the glass side. A made some tests blocking the front and then the back side of the tablet using a tinfoil sheet, and indeed the front side only barely lets the signal out. I did notice that moving the antenna sticker as close to the back camera as possible, helps a lot.
I did change the antenna, I used one from a pivos dx that I had taken out some time back, but it is of no importance. The stock sticker antenna is good enough, as long as it is taped flat (the top part, the one that is actually the antenna)
I am ok with it as it stands, wifi is not excelent, but is really good now. I will make some more tests and take some clean photos,
to be continued
bigcache,I can confirm that is Batch related, I have 2 chuwi's, mine is batch 400xxx and WiFi is not excellent but is pretty ok, my dad's is 600xxx and it disconnects even right next to the router and every time it disconnect also hangs the settings panel like 2 minutes, it's an aluminium brick, Im considering on replace the WiFi antenna but i didn't found a tutorial with a proof of work so far. anyone having problems with wifi even with 100% of signal following by a Setting app crash?
To my knowledge there is not an External WiFi USB dongle that has seen universal success with Android tablets. Basically b/c of what you mentioned above (i.e. driver compatiblity issues). There are individuals that have seen success using the PPP app to reroute data transfer, but this was usually done using a 3G Dongle not a Wifi dongle. It may be possible to design a ROM's kernel to confer compatibility with an external WiFi dongle, but you'd have to have a dongle in mind, and a dev smart enough to customize his/her ROM's kernel to accomplish this.I've got chuwi V88 Titanium Ice Green. I've good connection next to the router. But when I go to the balcony, the signal is lost completely. As you can imagine, when I leave my home, I can't connect to the internet. I've seen some external wifi adapters. Do you know if they will be compatible with Chuwi V88? I've read that these adapters doesn't get well with android.
Thank you very much
Thank you. I've tried te app but it does not work. I'll buy a Wifi range extenderTo my knowledge there is not an External WiFi USB dongle that has seen universal success with Android tablets. Basically b/c of what you mentioned above (i.e. driver compatiblity issues). There are individuals that have seen success using the PPP app to reroute data transfer, but this was usually done using a 3G Dongle not a Wifi dongle. It may be possible to design a ROM's kernel to confer compatibility with an external WiFi dongle, but you'd have to have a dongle in mind, and a dev smart enough to customize his/her ROM's kernel to accomplish this.
I believe there are three options for us regarding boosting WiFi on the v88 (order is from easiest to more complex):
1. There is a new app available which uses your bluetooth module to improve your tablet's Wifi capabilities (Bluetooth to WiFi Converter). Try this and see if you get any improvement.
2. Add a permanent WiFi range extender in your house. Along this line of thinking, TLink sells an mobile nano 3G/4G/WiFi extender that you can carry around in your pocket to help with WiFi issues.
3. Mod your existing WiFi antenna to boost signal.