Curious about problem with PBP Wifi
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(01-14-2021, 10:56 AM)tkudog Wrote: Similar question.  Is the PBP just not 'real good' in terms of wifi range?  At the one corner of my house, PBP is intermittent with wifi, but my MacBook and iPhone are rock solid.  A few feet 'closer' and the PBP seems to be 'better'.  Is this normal?

Pinebook Pros use mediocre stock hardware (card itself and antenna) plus mediocre firmware. Will this get fixed in the future with the work currently being done on the nutcracker challenge? maybe.

Most laptops, like MacBooks, use a pair of antennas up in the display assembly. Pinebook Pros, however, have a single antenna in the main body. On top of that, it is theorized that the magnesium body of the PBP noticeably weakens the signal coming through to the antenna.

tl;dr PBP wifi is far from optimal, and many people report bad signal strength.
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Curious about problem with PBP Wifi - by kendew - 12-02-2020, 03:33 PM
RE: Curious about problem with PBP Wifi - by clover - 01-14-2021, 11:16 AM

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