Using the WiFi with my phones has been frustrating lately (a problem I don't have with my laptop, maybe because it has a bigger antenna?). My setup is based on a Netgear WNR3500v1 router and 2 Android phones (a Nexus One and a Galaxy Nexus).
The curious thing is the signal strength seems good throughout my house, going from -40dBm to [even] -90dBm at some points (these last ones I consider dark spots). These all led me to believe signal levels could not be the issue so I installed fing on my android phone and ran a ping to my router these are the results FROM less than 6FT away and direct line of sight to router:
Average Ping: 3ms Packet loss: 35% Minimum Ping: 1ms Maximum Ping: 18ms Std. dev. ping: 0ms Estimated hops: 0
The router is sitting on a glass table next to my 42" LCD TV, could the LCD be creating interference? (the above test was done with the TV off)
So here are my questions:
- Should I be on the market for a new router?
- Could this be an issue with Android? (I don't have other devices to test)
- Does anyone know what 'Std. dev. ping: 0ms' means?