Signal strength

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    Signal strength

    I don't know what "dbm" or "asu"are. I only know with wi/fi (me siting 10 feet from) dbm is -113 and 0 asu. On network the #'s get to -91 and 11. I have a router just for this phone because my signal gets so bad in my house (I have no computer). But sometimes data transferrance seems faster with wi/fi and sometimes it seems no faster than 3g. How much faster is my wi/fi? I can't really afford the extra bill, and could go outside to get more than 1 bar if the #'s show little difference.

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    It depends on your actual connection. Cable or DSL or fios? Example, my parents have a wifi but their cable service seems spotty, it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't, so some times its fast as hell, other times it stalls. Try rebooting or resetting your router and see if that helps.

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    Thank-you. It's dsl is all I know. Only 3mps though. Somewhere I read dbm less than -95 is bad. Sometimes my network (3g very spotty in this area) gets down to -111 while wi/fi is always -113. I just don't want to be paying for extra service if it's just my imagination that it's speeding anything up (though no more dropped calls).thank-you

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    I know it's a little confusing but, the larger the negative number the better. So, the -111 dbm is actually nice and the -91dbm is not and that's why the special router is needed just for your phone. It's actually a signal booster. It's worth paying for the router.
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    Thank-you slag it! and bilge diver. I shan't lose any more sleep wondering if i'm doing the right thing! I feel good now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLAG IT! View Post
    I know it's a little confusing but, the larger the negative number the better. So, the -111 dbm is actually nice and the -91dbm is not and that's why the special router is needed just for your phone. It's actually a signal booster. It's worth paying for the router.
    Still unsure. I keep reading (ask.com, android forum) that -60 dbm is perfect, while anywhere around -112 is "dropped call" territory, which is close to my average #'s (1 or 2 bars, Edge) which is why I got the router, which puts me at a constant -113.(!?) .No dropped calls, fast internet. What you say makes the most sense, except when I head down my driveway. My bars go up to 5, my dbm drops (up) to -60 and 3g kicks in. A half a dozen
    or so different sites say the same thing, that the closer to 0dbm the better? (-60 good, -112 bad). I'm pretty dumbfounded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLAG IT! View Post
    I know it's a little confusing but, the larger the negative number the better. So, the -111 dbm is actually nice and the -91dbm is not and that's why the special router is needed just for your phone. It's actually a signal booster. It's worth paying for the router.
    Not true. It's actually the exact opposite unless this phone is backwards.

    For every -3dBm you go up you roughly double your signal strength. So, if you have a signal strength of -92 it's roughly 2x as strong as -95, and -81 is 4x as strong as -87dbm. -60dBm sounds about right for "perfect" as that's what I pick up when I'm about 150 feet from a nearby tower.
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    Ok. The closer to 0 the better. My wi-fi makes my phone kick-ass but my phone says -113dbm and 0acu when I'm connected to it. Always. And my cable is solid except in thunderstorms. ???

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    Is that the Wi-Fi signal strength or the cell signal strength? Basically, are you looking in the wireless and networks settings or the about phone/status?
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    About phone status. And on wi-fi there are no regular phone bars. There is a different symbol. Maybe wi-fi is measured differently? -113 dbm on wi-fi is the same as about -60 in network??

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