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  1. ZeBB45's Avatar
    Back in the 10.2.1 days on my Q10 I could gain decent wifi strength from all around my house and my garden. However, when 10.3.1 update went live it completely killed the range. BlackBerry 10.3.2 did improve the situation slightly, yet we are not back to 10.2.1's standard.

    I remember that quite a few of us were quite vocal on these forums upon the initial launch of BlackBerry 10.3 about the wifi issues. Yet, as always, there were many people on here burying their heads in the sand saying it was everything but the newly installed update. In fact, the update was the only thing that changed so it rules out the notion that it's my AP causing the issue.

    I've not tried the development version of BlackBerry 10.3.3 so I cannot comment on there being further improvements.

    This is a photo I've taken of my cheap android tablet and it's getting poor/medium signal in a part of my garden where I cannot get any signal whatsoever on both my Passport SE and Q10 (both running latest OFW). My cheap so-called 'craproid' tablet is running non-official Cynagen mod.

    This isn't a BlackBerry hate post as I love BlackBerry 10 OS.
    BB10's Wi-Fi drivers are awful!  (with proof)-img_20160612_095645.jpg

    PP SE - 10.3.2.2876/SR .2836  < α∂∂ιт > 
    06-12-16 05:17 AM
  2. keliew's Avatar
    +1 for updates

    BlackBerry Passport via CB10
    06-12-16 08:31 AM
  3. Ajith Raveendran's Avatar
    Same problem for my z30

    Posted via CB10
    06-12-16 08:36 AM
  4. Q10Bold's Avatar
    Same here.. Q10, Z30 and Passport.

    Posted via Q10Bold
    06-12-16 08:41 AM
  5. royabsa's Avatar
    My $149 Kindle connects to the wifi in the same spot my PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2876 doesn't. It's sad really.

    Posted via PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2876
    06-12-16 09:02 AM
  6. AmritD's Avatar
    Same here. The old curve has a better wifi strength than the Z30

    Z30STA100-2/10.3.2.2639
    06-12-16 10:07 AM
  7. ZeBB45's Avatar
    Same here. The old curve has a better wifi strength than the Z30

    Z30STA100-2/10.3.2.2639
    It's a sad situation when BB10 is in this state.

    Now, in many cases this wouldn't be bothersome to most. However, when you're sat in the garden drinking a beer in the evening you discover that the struggle is real.

    Weak signal also has a very negative effect on battery life.

    PP SE - 10.3.2.2876/SR .2836  < α∂∂ιт > 
    06-12-16 10:39 AM
  8. PantherBlitz's Avatar
    My Q10 does not remember enterprise WiFi settings after a reboot.
    06-12-16 10:41 AM
  9. skstrials's Avatar
    Is there a way to let BlackBerry know of these bugs?

    I have some other bugs like the BlackBerry Assistant not being able to speak American.

    Posted via CB10
    06-12-16 11:40 AM
  10. dangerousfen's Avatar
    I argued exactly this point when 10.3 was released as it totally killed my wifi range, but most people on here basically called me out on it saying it was my router or settings.

    To me it was obviously 10.3 as it was the only thing that had been changed. Then, like all these issues, it melted away to room 101 never to be cured or talked of again. We just had to live with it and still do.

    "Z30 STA100-2 UK" 10.3.2.2836
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    06-12-16 12:29 PM
  11. ZeBB45's Avatar
    I argued exactly this point when 10.3 was released as it totally killed my wifi range, but most people on here basically called me out on it saying it was my router or settings.

    To me it was obviously 10.3 as it was the only thing that had been changed. Then, like all these issues, it melted away to room 101 never to be cured or talked of again. We just had to live with it and still do.

    "Z30 STA100-2 UK" 10.3.2.2836
    If there had been more of a 'fuss' made online, BlackBerry may have had it resolved by now. It just goes to show that the app ecosystem isn't the only major flaw with the OS. In fact, the app situation doesn't bother/affect me. unlike this does...

    This WiFi problem wouldn't be noticed by everyone. For instance; if you were living in a small flat you wouldn't be affected.

    It is also more noticeable to those whom remember using BlackBerry 10.2.

    PP SE - 10.3.2.2876/SR .2836  < α∂∂ιт > 
    06-12-16 12:41 PM
  12. AmritD's Avatar
    One more very cumbersome thing post 10.3 is the lag in HUB when switching between different accounts (opening a WhatsApp chat right after a BBM chat) man the HUB on 10.2.1 was slick. It was the beat thing that I had ever operated on a phone. But on 10.3.1 it has become too frustrating. It's only helpful as long as you aren't using BBM. Unfortunately BlackBerry hasn't resolved it yet. And ofcourse won't now.

    Z30STA100-2/10.3.2.2639
    06-12-16 01:13 PM
  13. keliew's Avatar
    Whoever that's managing the project should be fired.

    BlackBerry Passport via CB10
    06-13-16 03:59 AM
  14. dangerousfen's Avatar
    Whoever that's managing the project should be fired.

    BlackBerry Passport via CB10
    They have pretty much ALL gone now anyway.

    "Z30 STA100-2 UK" 10.3.2.2836
    06-13-16 04:24 AM
  15. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Sadly I didn't notice too much of an issue over the last few years, it wasn't until about last November, some of the leaks then started causing me some Wi-Fi Issue. First it was some routers I couldn't even connect without using WPS, then it was just not holding a connection for streaming - it would drop out every 10-15 mins and then reconnect.
    06-13-16 08:10 AM
  16. ZeBB45's Avatar
    Sadly I didn't notice too much of an issue over the last few years, it wasn't until about last November, some of the leaks then started causing me some Wi-Fi Issue. First it was some routers I couldn't even connect without using WPS, then it was just not holding a connection for streaming - it would drop out every 10-15 mins and then reconnect.
    I think we're perpetually stuck with it, unless we see any major improvements to Wi-Fi radios in the gold release of 10.3.3.

    PP SE - 10.3.2.2876/SR .2836  < α∂∂ιт > 
    06-13-16 08:22 AM
  17. yvpan1's Avatar
    i'm really hoping this situation will get better though, hopefully 10.3.3 will resolve this.
    06-13-16 10:43 AM
  18. ZeBB45's Avatar
    i'm really hoping this situation will get better though, hopefully 10.3.3 will resolve this.
    As am I. I'm not holding my breath, however. Down in Waterloo they've got a skeleton crew of engineers working on BB10.

    PP SE - 10.3.2.2876/SR .2836  < α∂∂ιт > 
    06-13-16 11:32 AM
  19. hellomoto921's Avatar
    Same here and you can also add to the fact the entire cell radio as well has been botched! The phone is incapable of transitioning from wifi to cell radio fluidly. Phone has become quite the joke, no support, fixes, or updates. Dud--Broken!!
    06-13-16 11:54 AM
  20. cbvinh's Avatar
    Same here and you can also add to the fact the entire cell radio as well has been botched! The phone is incapable of transitioning from wifi to cell radio fluidly. Phone has become quite the joke, no support, fixes, or updates. Dud--Broken!!
    If you're talking about Wi-Fi Calling transitioning between wi-fi and cell, that's never worked on BB10. From what I've read by other posters, it was a feature that older BlackBerry hardware had, but that protocol was abandoned. Oddly enough, Google FI is starting that up again.
    06-13-16 01:30 PM
  21. hellomoto921's Avatar
    Yes i believe its related to that but I dont want to use or have never turned on wifi calling ( Not that there is an interface to turn it on or off anyway) and its fd up the whole radio and wifi thing. Not to mention the signal has been **** poor. Just overall horrible
    06-13-16 03:10 PM
  22. cbvinh's Avatar
    Yes i believe its related to that but I dont want to use or have never turned on wifi calling ( Not that there is an interface to turn it on or off anyway) and its fd up the whole radio and wifi thing. Not to mention the signal has been **** poor. Just overall horrible
    If you're on T-Mobile USA, then the app is called Wi-Fi Calling for selecting between Wi-Fi Preferred, Wi-Fi Only and Cell Preferred. The app is only available via BlackBerry World for Z10 and Q10, the two BB10 T-Mobile USA carried. For other BB10 devices, you would need to sideload the app.
    06-13-16 04:42 PM
  23. DrBoomBotz's Avatar
    OP I sympathize with your plight.
    You say that the only thing that has changed is that you have upgraded your BB10 OS.
    That is the only thing that you are aware of.

    Get an app for your android tablet called "wifi Analyzer" and see if the you are using a clear channel.
    If not change the AP so that you are using a clear channel.
    If necessary you can add another AP with the same SSID on a discreet channel for your garden.
    You are going to have to solve the problem yourself since it is very unlikely that BlackBerry will.
    Drinking beer in an English garden is a wonderful thing and certainly worthy of an extra AP.

    Cheers!
    06-13-16 05:35 PM
  24. DrBoomBotz's Avatar
    They managed to write 2 OSes from ground up within 4 years.
    Which two are you referring to?
    06-13-16 06:16 PM
  25. ZeBB45's Avatar
    They managed to write 2 OSes from ground up within 4 years. But, they can't fix little ridiculous bugs in that time!
    And sure they know the bugs, just google it.
    I've just found this thread in their official community support forum: https://supportforums.blackberry.com...5/td-p/3057313

    Exactly the same scenario. In fact, I noticed a few threads on the same topic.

    It's a shame that they are obviously well aware of the issue and haven't fixed it as of yet...

    PP SE - 10.3.2.2876/SR .2836  < α∂∂ιт > 
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    06-13-16 06:16 PM
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