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Swampfox10mm



Joined: 24 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:17 pm    Post subject: Subway wifi oddity Reply with quote

I ride the subway to work for a stretch, and was getting really annoyed with SK AP's in the subway car cutting me off while surfing.

Lately I have noticed that while streaming background music from an app like 8tracks, I no longer lose connection and my browsing experience suffers no issues (in fact, pages load faster). If I leave 8tracks off, then same old cut-offs return randomly, and my wifi goes searching for the signal again. This has led me to wonder if a constant signal keeps your phone from being cut off of the AP while in a high use environment or something?

If anyone else could try it and see if it improves things for them, please let me know.
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ed1980



Joined: 04 Feb 2003
Location: Goyang

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have olleh.

I have noticed when I am near a station I lose reception - I assume that it is something to do with the router in the station and the one oin the car conflicting with each other...


Is this the case ?
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Swampfox10mm



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was discussing this with a phone store. They said it had to do with getting bumped by other users after not accessing for a time. So the music idea works. Of course you can also get booted just changing ap's.
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ed1980



Joined: 04 Feb 2003
Location: Goyang

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so if i keep something running like music - i should be ok ?
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Swampfox10mm



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ed1980 wrote:
so if i keep something running like music - i should be ok ?


Unless you walk out of range from 1 AP to another AP signal, then it will not help to stream music, as I understand it. For example, if you're riding on a busy subway car it can help to stream it.
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alongway



Joined: 02 Jan 2012

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ed1980 wrote:
i have olleh.

I have noticed when I am near a station I lose reception - I assume that it is something to do with the router in the station and the one oin the car conflicting with each other...


Is this the case ?


Yes.. the way it works is that when you have multiple APs with the same name it will take the strongest. Within a certain tolerance. However, the ones at the stations seem to over power the ones on the train so you basically always get bumped. If the ones on the train were a little stronger you shouldn't be getting bumped.
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