Antennagate for WiFi

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  1. freemini

    freemini Active Member

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    I was trying to play Archetype and I noticed it lagged like s**t, so I thought it was the server.. But no, it was my fault. By holding the iPhone 4 in landscape, covering the black thing near the headphone jack, you can kill your WiFi signal.. I tried using Speed Test, and the results are:
    1. 1200kb/s down and 1300kb/s up without touching the line on the top
    2. 1.2kb/s down and 1.1 kb/s up by holding it there(you need to apply some pressure, but it will kill the wifi..)
    By touching it with my finger it didn't really do anything, but if you place your hand there(no pressure) it drops to about 600kb/s..

    It's not such a big deal, but it can be annoying.
  2. tannerdsilva

    tannerdsilva New Member

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    I dont have antennagate for wifi with my iPhone 4. Some users are experiencing it, but most aren't. Why don't you have a case on your phone yet?
  3. KerrWasHere

    KerrWasHere Active Member

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    i get about 70kbs with no lag so idk
  4. Ezekeel

    Ezekeel New Member

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    Not really surprised to hear that. You essentially bridge the WiFi and mobile antennas, so they interfere with each other.

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