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iPod wifi signal strength issue

iPod wifi signal strength issue

In follow up to my question here, I am now having issues with the signal strenth of the wifi on my iPod touch. If I stand about a metre away from the router it connects fine. Move away and it drops the connection. The router is currently set up to use b and g and channel 11 and is a netgear wgr616 vr 7 and my laptop/psp connect no problem at all

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Guest [Entry]

"My proposal: Double check the signals of other routers at the place where you drop the connection.

In my house I had a good connection while sitting, but standing up made me receive a signal from my neighbor through the window (which was not getting through the brick below the window), which made me lose the connection (sometimes). Once I monitored the signals and channels of other routers (using an apple laptop, about this computer -> more information -> Airport) in different places in the house I could find a good channel distribution. Please be also aware that line-of-sight is the only guarantee for a good connection. Walls, computers, CDs they all make strange things with your signal."
Guest [Entry]

"This seems to be naive, but did you on some protective casing on the iPod touch?

Please note that the WiFi antenna of the iPod touch is being covered by a piece of black plastic at the back side of the touch, make sure it isn't block by anything.

Also, how about you try to connect your touch's WiFi in some other places?"
Guest [Entry]

Try resetting your router manually and making sure the antennae aren't pointing away from your ipod. This was a source of my issues with my Ipod.