Is your Switch's Wi-Fi signal weak?

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by riverscn, Mar 17, 2017.

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How is your Switch's Wi-Fi signal strength?

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Too bad is probably impossible to self hardware upgrade wifi to use ac, that would been nice or leats made the new 3ds have it considering it was release like 2015. O_O
     
  2. Mr. Wizard

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    I should also note that I'm running 400Mbps @ 80hz channel width on a tri-band but only using 20% power because cancer. If I need to move shit fast I just crank it up.

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    Meh, as soon as some more games come out for Switch I doubt I will even use my 3DS anymore. It will go in storage with my Atari 7800, NES, Donkey Kong Game & Watch, Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PSP.

    I haven't really even looked at it since I got the Switch because Zelda.
     
  3. Sonic Angel Knight

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    seem like this zelda game getting to a lot of people. I was more excited for Xenoblade chronicles 2, Sonic mania, (UNOFFICIAL TITLE SONIC GAME) ToeJam & earl back in the groove and Blaster Master zero than Zelda. But i wasn't gonna buy a new console with no game to play, zelda seem like a sensible choice to last long enough for the other games to get released.

    The good news is downloading games will be great with the 50+ download speeds, so that is a good thing i would say Which people may be doing a lot more :)
     
  4. isanchez

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    Mine never gets full bars even though my router is less than 5 feet away but download speeds are probably better than my ps4 which is at the same distance
     
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    I wish Xenoblade was out, that was one of my favorites on 3DS, I have it pre-ordered on Amazon for the Switch. I plan on buying carts so I can sell them once the Switch is hacked or a ROM cart get's released.
     
  6. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Is your ps4 a slim or pro? It The original doesn't have 5GHZ AC so it would least make a difference.
     
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    Contrary to popular belief, 2.4 is more robust than 5, it penetrates walls better. My 2.4 band is running at 150Mbps so it isn't slow by any means.
     
  8. isanchez

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    I have the original but even for my Xbone the switch seems to be able to keep up with it even if not on full bars
     
  9. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Range may be better on 2.4 but speed is better on 5 which is why i even use it. Of course 2.4 makes for good backup. :P
     
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    Yes my 5 is running at 400Mbps, but I'm just saying that 2.4 isn't as slow as people think it is. 150Mbps is respectable, faster than most peoples internet.

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    If I crank up the signal strength I can get my 5GHz up to 800Mbps, but cancer...
     
  11. Saiyan Lusitano

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    It's not good but I've got a USB LAN 3.0 adapter coming which will fix it. WiFi for gaming is never a reliable choice.
     
  12. RemixDeluxe

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    If this is another issue with the Switch I'm seriously consider just returning it and rebut it until this holiday season.

    I can accept there are problems with any system at launch but I don't like how passive NoA has been about it and saying nothing is wrong at all, pretty much sweeping launch owners under the rug.
     
  13. YourHero

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    I get 2 bars with this speed

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    i get 3 out of 4 bars and my switch is on the same table as my router
     
  15. Judas18

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    My switch is fine at home however, at this hotel it's fucking shit and I can't connect to fuck all.
     
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    I find it good not great and not even close to bad, nothing wrong with it (not as good a laptops connection but it's better than average) and that's using a the internet company's modem too.

    It uses a Broadcom chip (2x2 MiMO) for wireless so it's not worse than most smart phones which also use Broadcom chips, the only thing I can suspect why the Wi-Fi signal is a bit more weak on the Switch is because of shielding used (which also affects the Joy Cons signal), all the other wireless technologies (like Bluetooth and NFC interference, can fixed with a firmware update) and the fact is doesn't have a physical antenna for the wireless chip (most tablets do).
     
  17. Mr. Wizard

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    You don't seem to understand how SU-MIMO and MU-MIMO work, they do not increase the "signal" or "speed" of your network, they increase the "bandwidth". And the difference between SU and MU being that MU you can stream to multiple devices simultaneously instead of one at a time with SU.

    You assume the Switch even supports MIMO just because it uses a broadcom chip, you are setting yourself up for a big disappointment.

    Also you cannot fix NFC or BT "interference" with firmware if something is physically blocking the signal.

    It does have a physical antenna for wifi, I don't understand what you mean by this. Just because there is no "visible" antenna doesn't mean there isn't one.

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    The switch only has 3 bars????
     
  18. da1e85

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    Mine has 4 bars
     
  19. Sonic Angel Knight

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    That is pretty good About as good as mine. At least we can get a visual representation of out internet speeds on this system, before we had no clue of the status since nintendo never put in wifi test results. :)
     
  20. Mr. Wizard

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    Please show me a picture because I've only ever seen 3 bars on a Switch...

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