Has anyone here ever found any wifi boosting tips that actually work?
I'm running a fairly nice router, a WNDR3700v2, with Gargoyle/OpenWRT and the transmission power set to max. It's in the second floor of my house. I smoke in the shed outside a lot, and I like to bring my phone and watch TV shows while I do. With my old Motorola Atrix, this was no problem, I could stream videos from my wired desktop's SAMBA share through the router, wirelessly to the shed, even though the signal was about -75dB.
But now I have a new Samsung Galaxy S3, and for whatever reason, it just can't quite do it as well as the Atrix can. Depending on the bitrate of the video being streamed, it stutters (a 1-5 second pause) every 30-60s of video playback for a high bitrate 720p mkv, and it can even stutter every few minutes for low bitrate SD movies. The Atrix did not have this problem. According to the Galaxy S3, it is getting a signal of about -80 to -85dB, so I have a feeling it is the different wireless technology in the new phone causing the issue. I don't know why my newer phone is getting a slightly weaker signal, but it is unable to maintain smooth video playback because of it.
In the meantime, I just pre-load the video I want to watch onto the phone before I go out. But if anyone has any ideas on how I can solve this problem, I'd love to hear em!