WIFI signal is very weak but strong right next to router
i have a iPad 2 wifi 16gb model.
The wifi is very weak, 1 bar, but if i move it right next to the router then i get 4 bar, if i move it just 10 cm away from router then its 1bar again.
I have removed the wifi board and replaced it with a known good board but it is still the same.
I have replaced the wifi cable/antenna but no go.
It is not a software problem, it is not a router problem, it is a hardware problem on the logic board but am lost as to where to look next, i have removed all the covers and checked under a microscope but cant find any corrosion or damage anywhere.
I have repaired many iPads but this one has got me flummoxed and electronics is not my forte so at this point i am truly discombobulated.
If ever i needed an "oldturkey03" at christmas its now.
Questa è una buona domanda?
"electronics are not my forte" and "I have repaired many ipads" is one heck of a combination.
Thanks for the info, mine is an apple refurb, ha ha. I have another that still works fine tried to get help from Apple, but no luck.
da John Carroll
mine signal was never good. I have replaced the screen now 2 times... and was wondering if I can purchase a stronger antenna?
So I was doing a little research on how to get my iPad fixed and I stumbled across this feed. Turns out I was having the same problem with my Wifi having to be within 10 feet of my iPad to work. Before it wouldn't even pick up the SSID's of my routers. As I was reading I noticed the part about the case being an antenna and about how the charging port having been a cause. Sure enough I look and the metal section above the port and below the home button was bent down revealing the edge that goes under the metal bridge. I tap it down with a small hammer and sure enough all my wifi SSID's show up instantly. If this helps you as much as me it could certainly save a bit of $$$. Thank You to all involved and contributed as it helped me fix my issue.
da Lee Dunsford
I need help. Can you please explain further. I just changed the wifi antenna and still have the same problem. 4 bars next to the router and nothing 5 feet away. Metal bridge?
da Timothy Phillips
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