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    Default iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wrong?

    I need to get 3 / 3 bars.
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    Default iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wrong?

    Actually i restarted my phone and now i have all 3 bars that i needed 😃👯👏👏👏
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    Default iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wrong?

    Mine has been doing the same thing for a while now. It'll show full reception after a restart and then quickly goes to one. My speeds aren't compromised, so I think it's just a visual error.
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    Default iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    Mine has been doing the same thing for a while now. It'll show full reception after a restart and then quickly goes to one. My speeds aren't compromised, so I think it's just a visual error.
    Have you tried to upgrade your router firmware or even better get a brand new router ? This might be a router issue as well
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    Default iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wrong?

    Yeah. I'm not having any issue with speed and I'm not having the issue with any other devices. It's just the iPhone 5 showing the one bar. I've concluded it just has to be a software issue since performance isn't being affected. Seeing someone else say the same thing made me wonder. I've just gotten used to the one bar. It's been that way since I got the 5.
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    Default iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    Yeah. I'm not having any issue with speed and I'm not having the issue with any other devices. It's just the iPhone 5 showing the one bar. I've concluded it just has to be a software issue since performance isn't being affected. Seeing someone else say the same thing made me wonder. I've just gotten used to the one bar. It's been that way since I got the 5.
    How sure are you that your speed is not being compromised ? Maybe it is. Its hard to believe that only one bar offers the same speed as full 3 bars which i have now
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    Default iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wrong?

    Yeah, I'm sure. I get between 6 and 7 Mbps on all my devices and the iPhone is no exception. Slow DSL, I know. I'm curious if anyone else is having the same experience and getting normal speeds?
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    Default iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    Yeah, I'm sure. I get between 6 and 7 Mbps on all my devices and the iPhone is no exception. Slow DSL, I know. I'm curious if anyone else is having the same experience and getting normal speeds?
    OMG. You really need to speed up a little bit buddy. Check mine

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    20 MBPS +
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    Default iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexan81 View Post
    OMG. You really need to speed up a little bit buddy. Check mine

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    20 MBPS +
    Yeah. I would love cable, but DSL is all I get where I live. I get awesome 4G speeds. 30-40 Mbps on LTE.
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    Default iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wrong?

    Are you saying that 4g is faster than cable ? 😮😳
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    Default iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexan81 View Post
    Are you saying that 4g is faster than cable ? 😮😳
    It all depends on where you are. I get 15-20 some places and 30-40 some places on 4G. Here's a shot I took a few days ago on 4G.
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    Default iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wrong?

    Good. Verizon doesnt disappoint does it ?
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    Default Re: iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wron

    Be careful when referencing "4G" speeds...the speeds that are being discussed here are LTE speeds, not simply 4G.
    "Speed has never killed anyone; suddenly becoming stationary...that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
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    Default iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wrong?

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    Be careful when referencing "4G" speeds...the speeds that are being discussed here are LTE speeds, not simply 4G.
    4G and LTE are supposed to be the same thing. The only problem is AT&T's bastardization of the term. 4G was ruined when AT&T decided to call their 3G network 4G. HSPA+ is 3G!
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    Default Re: iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wron

    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    4G and LTE are supposed to be the same thing. The only problem is AT&T's bastardization of the term. 4G was ruined when AT&T decided to call their 3G network 4G. HSPA+ is 3G!
    Actually Tmobile did it first, AT&T didn't want their HSPA+ network to be viewed as one less "G" than the competition.
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    Default iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wrong?

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    Actually Tmobile did it first, AT&T didn't want their HSPA+ network to be viewed as one less "G" than the competition.
    True. But no one noticed till AT&T did it. I don't see why we can't sort it out and standardize it. I know that regulatory groups are working on it, but this can't come soon enough.
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    Default iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wrong?

    Mine is 27 mbps

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    Default Re: iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wron

    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    True. But no one noticed till AT&T did it. I don't see why we can't sort it out and standardize it. I know that regulatory groups are working on it, but this can't come soon enough.
    There are standards. T-Mob & AT&T ignored the standards, and let their marketing people run the show.
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    Default iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wrong?

    ATT and Tmobile need to be sued for fooling the market and dishonest business practice
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    Default Re: iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wron

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexan81 View Post
    ATT and Tmobile need to be sued for fooling the market and dishonest business practice
    You need to be sued for these threads.
    "Speed has never killed anyone; suddenly becoming stationary...that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    You need to be sued for these threads.
    That was funny 😃
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    Default iPhone wifi bars shows only 1 out of 3 even when I keep it right next to the router. What’s wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    You need to be sued for these threads.
    I'm headed to court to file the suit. I also made an appointment to see a therapist. I keep having this nightmare that these threads keep coming without an end in sight.

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