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Old 29-12-2012, 21:09
Keiō Line
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Is there anyway to boost the signal?

Loving the streaming of netflix to the device, but if only it could reach the other room.
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Old 02-01-2013, 18:21
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I believe it is a kind of Wifi signal but not exactly the same as normal Wifi. I have looked high and low for an answer on boosting signal to no avail as yet. I have tried to move my unit so improve things, best to have it away from walls and other obstructions but this has had limited results. I would hope that a solution comes out eventually...
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Old 15-01-2013, 02:31
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I thought it was Bluetooth rather than wifi. The functionality of the Wii U controller would suggest it is at least v3.0 but possibly v.4.0
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Old 15-01-2013, 09:42
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It's Bluetooth.
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Old 15-01-2013, 13:22
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Its not, its a customised version of Wi-Fi direct

There has been hints that some sort of signal extender may be possible in the future, but we'll probably be waiting a long time (if ever)
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Old 15-01-2013, 13:55
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It's definitely wi-fi but uses a different frequency than standard wireless routers to try and avoid conflicts.
The range on mine is pretty poor, only get about 2 metres reliably so I really hope there's a software update coming to improve this.
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Old 15-01-2013, 15:34
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It's definitely wi-fi but uses a different frequency than standard wireless routers to try and avoid conflicts.
The range on mine is pretty poor, only get about 2 metres reliably so I really hope there's a software update coming to improve this.
thats pretty screwed up, do you have your wii u in a lead cabinet or something?
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:27
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5GHz wifi according to this http://www.broadcom.com/press/release.php?id=s722281
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Old 16-01-2013, 02:58
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It's definitely wi-fi but uses a different frequency than standard wireless routers to try and avoid conflicts.
The range on mine is pretty poor, only get about 2 metres reliably so I really hope there's a software update coming to improve this.
The range on ours is at least 30 feet.
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Old 16-01-2013, 10:25
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thats pretty screwed up, do you have your wii u in a lead cabinet or something?
Hardly! On a TV cabinet with AV receiver, PS3, NAS, Freeview Box, Wireless Router, and TV. Sofa is about 1.5m away and sometimes if I put my hand in between the controller and console it will lose connection
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Old 16-01-2013, 10:44
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Hardly! On a TV cabinet with AV receiver, PS3, NAS, Freeview Box, Wireless Router, and TV. Sofa is about 1.5m away and sometimes if I put my hand in between the controller and console it will lose connection
My Wiiu is in a spare upstairs bedroom & i play it in the living room downstairs (using the gamepad) without any problems whatsoever ... Maybe ya machine is faulty?
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