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Ninja2014

1. Posted:

My wiiu console is about 40ft distance to my gamepad.

Is this normal?
How much ft are you guys getting?
This is not very good distance,is there any way to make it higher?

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Burning_Spear

2. Posted:

I would kill for half of that. I can't get more than five or six feet out of my den.

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Ninja2014

3. Posted:

That must be in the same room and that's not very good distance.
That should not happen because it's not using home wi fi network,it just streaming from wiiu console,which is kinda cool.

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Tritonus

4. Posted:

about 10-15 feet I'd say, sometimes a little more but then it has to stream through brick walls which it is not so happy about.

Edit: I would say my "low" range is mostly because of the brick wall. I can't really test it any other way. It works though the brick wall at a range of about 15-30 feet, but will sometimes have connection trouble. Therefore I only put it as working in the 10-15 feet range.

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Ninja2014

5. Posted:

Your one is bit better and yes of course brick walls are stopping streaming to go further.
I hope there will be future update increase the distance,if it's possible.

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skywake

6. Posted:

About 10m at most (thats 30ft for you imperial laggards) but at that length you start to hit problems. Half of that if there's a brick wall involved, similar if someone stands between the Wii U and GamePad. I don't see why anyone would expect longer distances than that out of it. It's not a portable console, it's a couch "portable" at most. What it's designed for is to be augmenting the stuff that's on the TV. At the longest distances I have bothered to get it working at I'm definitely not close enough to the TV for normal play.

Also my actual router which was a good $200AU by itself doesn't get much more range in the 5GHz band than the Wii U does. And that thing is engineered to cover a whole house. The 2.4Ghz band sure but there isn't enough bandwidth in that band to do what the Wii U does with low latency etc, etc.

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SCAR392

7. Posted:

I can go anywhere in my house.

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Warruz

8. Posted:

I live in a Town house and I can reach everywhere if its positioned downstairs due to the low amount of walls.

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At my in-laws it reaches all across the house. At my own home it reaches about halfway through the house; however, one of the rooms it cuts out is adjacent, separated by only a wall. I'd say at best I get around 30ft. but at worst (this adjacent room, for whatever reason) I only get about 10-15ft.

What I expected anyway. I'm more than happy with that range, otherwise my kids would scurry off with the GamePad and hide somewhere (like a closet)...

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JaxonH

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In my old apartment, I could go anywhere, in any room, without interruption. But now I'm back at my parents' house for the time being, and being upstairs I can go in any room upstairs and still be fine, but when I go downstairs, that's when the signal starts cutting out. Unless I stand directly beneath the floor where my Wii U is sitting. If I do that I can still play normally without signal interruption. That's about what I expected, seeing as it's not Wifi-based, but rather an internal streaming technology which eliminates dealing with buffer latency, and provides an experience with no noticeable lag. My PS4 can stream to the Vita anywhere in or around the house, but there is latency because it's using a Wifi technology. So it's give and take. I'd rather have a pristine experience with smaller range, than a compromised experience with excellent range. That's just me though.

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skywake

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Actually it does use a fairly standard WiFi chip and some guys have already hacked the GamePad to work on a PC with a standard WiFi card. It's just in the 5Ghz band which gives them more bandwidth to play with. More bandwidth means less compression, less compression means lower latency. The trade-off is range. The Vita runs on the 2.4Ghz band only which is better for general web browsing and downloading because you get the added range. It just lacks the bandwidth which really impacts the performance of something like this.

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paburrows

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I live in a two story apartment and I can play anywhere on the main floor and I can go into the upstairs hallway, but I get cut off right when I walk through our bedroom door and my sons bedroom door. It kind of sucks since as a nighttime calm down period my boys watch me play 3DS in my bed, I was hoping I could also play Wii U, but its not a big deal, I'm just glad that they can't hide in some closet or something as someone else mentioned.

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Ninja2014

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Nintendo should release update wiiu with better wifi chip,this one is fairly good.
few guys here are getting distance anywhere in the house,my place where i live in has strond concrete walls,so there's no way,i'm gonna get away with it and i will never get good distance unless update wiiu comes out and doubt Nintendo will ever do that.

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Ninja2014 wrote:

Nintendo should release update wiiu with better wifi chip,this one is fairly good.
few guys here are getting distance anywhere in the house,my place where i live in has strond concrete walls,so there's no way,i'm gonna get away with it and i will never get good distance unless update wiiu comes out and doubt Nintendo will ever do that.

How do you think they do that?

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bezerker99

15. Posted:

Wii u gamepad sucks for distance. I can't go more than 10-15 feet away from my console.

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WaLzgi

16. Posted:

Also, 40 feet is a problem? Really?

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Tritonus

17. Posted:

DarkwingLz wrote:

Also, 40 feet is a problem? Really?

Yeah, you must live in a gigantic house or apartment.... most apartments should NOT be deeper than 30 feet anyways... too little daylight., unless you have a through apartment with daylight coming from both sides which is kinda luxurious anyway.

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You Americans and your silly enormous houses :P

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You Brits and your tiny houses ;)

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skywake

20. Posted:

You American's don't have bragging rights here anymore. Australia is #1
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Although that said we do take said largest houses in the world and sandwich them together. Small blocks and 1m between one house and the next and a backyard that's basically just a pool. It's kinda stupid really. But it's ok because we have space inside for those shiny new 100" TVs that are coming out soon and a five seater couch for three people to sit on and ignore the TV while playing games on their phones. There's iron in them here rocks. We are the new America

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