Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Weak wireless network signal on cell phones

Posted on 2012-03-16
5
Medium Priority
?
526 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-21
Hello Experts,

I have an issue where cell phones are not getting the wireless signal as well as the laptops. I have a Ubiquiti PicoStation HP thats about 200 feet away secured with WPA2. With the laptops, I get full bars and great network speed. With any type of cell phone, Andriod, iPhone the signal drops out or there is only one bar.

I do not mind using a range extender, if someone can stear me to a better version then the Linksys one that would be great.

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:JasonDuncanworks
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
Aaron Tomosky earned 2000 total points
ID: 37731877
Small phones, small antenna, small battery. Normal to have less signal.

Can you run a LAN cable in the direction? Then just setup another wireless access point (or a router with the router stuff turned off). Much better success this way than a wifi extender.
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:JasonDuncanworks
ID: 37731891
I agree that is the best way, but it is across a street, no way to run a cable.
0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:Aaron Tomosky
ID: 37732001
Can you put a better or directional antenna on?
0
 
LVL 5

Author Closing Comment

by:JasonDuncanworks
ID: 37733525
I think I have a directional AP I can use. Thanks for the help!
0
 

Expert Comment

by:sstire
ID: 37748738
I would add an access point in WDS-station mode...
0

Featured Post

Tech or Treat! - Giveaway

Submit an article about your scariest tech experience—and the solution—and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of 4 fantastic tech gadgets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In the world of WAN, QoS is a pretty important topic for most, if not all, networks. Some WAN technologies have QoS mechanisms built in, but others, such as some L2 WAN's, don't have QoS control in the provider cloud.
In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Suggested Courses

618 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question