Mars Rover

Kriss

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How come we can remotely control a vehicle on Mars, with such precision and technological prowess, yet..... my iPhone 5 loses Wifi signal when I go out on my deck?
 

Bennyboy

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Because your wifi router didn't cost billions of dollars.
 

Europa

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How come we can remotely control a vehicle on Mars, with such precision and technological prowess, yet..... my iPhone 5 loses Wifi signal when I go out on my deck?
Sounds like you need to buy a stronger router or move the one you already have.
 

Kriss

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Thanks Europa but it's a fine router. It's an Airport Extreme. All my iDevices running 6.xxxx have trouble with range now. I never had a problem with my other iPhones. iPods, iPads. (though this thread wasn't a complaint about my phone, it was supposed to be a humorous thread) :)
 

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My range seems about the same as it was on 5.x, but I do occasionally drop the signal for no apparent reason or fail to automatically connect. I'm sure 6.1 will have some WiFi bug fixes.
 
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I have had about five routers and none of them ever had a good Wi-Fi signal. One of them was a Cisco that cost me well over $120 bucks. I am guessing it has to do with the walls, positioning, or whatever because I barely get reception when I am in the living room while I actually sometimes get when I am in my car under the house.