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Very poor Wi-Fi range on Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Hi everyone. I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 from someone I know a few months back for $20, and for that price it was a complete steal. The phone is in literally perfect condition, and I cannot see a single scratch on the display or anywhere else on it. I've been using it more and more for various things lately (not as my main phone though, I already have a Galaxy S9), and something pretty annoying has been happening. The Wi-Fi reception is terrible at times, and I don't mean that it's just slow. I don't live in a large house, and all my other devices get nearly full signal strength throughout the house. The Note 4 on the other hand will completely lose the signal entirely when I'm not that far from the AP. Is this a common issue with these phones? I am using 5GHz wireless as my AP is having issues with 2.4GHz right now, but on every other device I have used I get far better reception than the Note. If it's just a common issue then that's fine, just looking to know why it's so bad. 

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Seems it's a common issue but that disabling "smart wifi switch" (settings -> wifi) might help.

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5ghz favours speed

 

2.4ghz favours distance

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10 minutes ago, Kirky2k15 said:

5ghz favours speed

 

2.4ghz favours distance

I am most definitely well aware of that, and I touched on it in my post. All the other devices I have used are also using the 5GHz band and get far better range.

14 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Seems it's a common issue but that disabling "smart wifi switch" (settings -> wifi) might help.

That's already disabled, but it wouldn't be switching between networks anyways. I have only ever used one network on this phone.

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