Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Network Hardware › Wireless problem
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Wireless problem

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 
Basically what im wondering is if older ipads and devices have a worse wireless reciever than current generation. My new Macbook air finds the wireless signal, 300 feet from the nearest extender in the house (Linksys AC1200), has full bars 13mb/s down and 5mb/s up. For business reasons I need my iPads to at least detect the signal out at around the same distance, I don't need a lot of bandwidth its just for Square payments.

My current iPads are going on 2-5 years old...If I get new ones do you think I will still have this issue?

Thanks and any advice is greatly appreciated.
Red Deman
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 3.8 Asus P6T SE HD 5850 XFX Black Edition 6gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB WD Caviar Black Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Asus VW246H G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 650TX HAF 932 G5 
  hide details  
Reply
Red Deman
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 3.8 Asus P6T SE HD 5850 XFX Black Edition 6gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB WD Caviar Black Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Asus VW246H G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 650TX HAF 932 G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 2
Generally, the size of the device is a good indication of the size of the radio antennae inside it. It goes something like this

Dedicated wireless bridge > Router > Large laptop > small laptop > tablet > large smartphone > small smartphone

That's why a laptop is so much better at holding a signal than, say, an iPhone SE.

From you post, it seems that you're already using extenders. Be aware that every extender you add reduces maximum sped by 1/2. I know that you're not looking for alot of speed so that's not likely a concern, just something to be aware of.

I would suggest getting better wireless connectivity near where your point of sale devices are. That, or get a cheap cellular hotspot for that. You won't be using hardly any data so a low LOW capacity plan would be fine
Heisenberg
(10 items)
 
Redemption
(18 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core 2 Extreme @ 2.8GHz (upgrade) Intel GMA 950 2 x 2 DDR2 667MHz (upgrade) 120GB Mushkin ECO2 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Replaced with 42 W/hr aux battery Mint 17.3 1280x800 Dell 65w Dell Adapter 
CaseOther
Latitude D630 Chassis Intel 7260-802.11ac 2x2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Not telling AsRock something Pixel Pusher 2 x 8 GB AMD Radeon RAM @ 1600mhz (All the VM's) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 128GB (8 second boot) Western Digital RE4 1TB Western Digital RE4 2TB Pioneer Blu-Ray Reader/Writer 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dell U2713HM IBM Model M (CLICKY!!) 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec HCG-900 NZXT Source 210 (it was cheap) Logitech G502 Schiit Modi 
AudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 598 M-Audio AV40's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-4200U Microsoft BGA1168 Intel HD 4400 8 GB LPDDR3 Dual Channel @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SK Hynix 256GB SSD Windows 8.1 Professional 1920 x 1080p IPS Display Microsoft Touch Cover 2 
Power
48w PSU 
  hide details  
Reply
Heisenberg
(10 items)
 
Redemption
(18 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core 2 Extreme @ 2.8GHz (upgrade) Intel GMA 950 2 x 2 DDR2 667MHz (upgrade) 120GB Mushkin ECO2 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Replaced with 42 W/hr aux battery Mint 17.3 1280x800 Dell 65w Dell Adapter 
CaseOther
Latitude D630 Chassis Intel 7260-802.11ac 2x2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Not telling AsRock something Pixel Pusher 2 x 8 GB AMD Radeon RAM @ 1600mhz (All the VM's) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 128GB (8 second boot) Western Digital RE4 1TB Western Digital RE4 2TB Pioneer Blu-Ray Reader/Writer 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dell U2713HM IBM Model M (CLICKY!!) 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec HCG-900 NZXT Source 210 (it was cheap) Logitech G502 Schiit Modi 
AudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 598 M-Audio AV40's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-4200U Microsoft BGA1168 Intel HD 4400 8 GB LPDDR3 Dual Channel @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SK Hynix 256GB SSD Windows 8.1 Professional 1920 x 1080p IPS Display Microsoft Touch Cover 2 
Power
48w PSU 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Network Hardware
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Network Hardware › Wireless problem