Model number NX785QC8G, released in 2014. RK3188 Quad core ARM Cortex A9/1.6GHz Processor, 1GB DDR RAM.

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Weak wifi reception on newer generation ares 8 tablets

Hi I had purchased the second generation ares 8 and I have noticed that the wifi signal is weak, the first generation ares 8 had excellent wifi reception. Where is the antenna location and is there a fix for this weak signal problem on the new version ares 8?

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You might be surprised the issue is not the device but the frequency it is using. Many of the newer WiFi devices offer both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz support. I bet you yours is using 5GHz which offers better throughput but does not travel as far or though walls as well as the slower 2.4 GHz bands.

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If you want the better throughput you'll need to get closer to your access point (AP). Or look at upgrading your AP device to a mesh setup which offers multiple AP's around your house.

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Hi my device is not running 5g and does not have 5g capability it is 2.4g wifi. I'm not the only one having weak signal on the ares 8 tablets. Does anyone have a schematic diagram for the nextbook ares 8? Trying to locate the wifi antenna on the main board. Modifications is a better option I've seen mini external stubby type antennas available from overseas which plugs into the headphone jack that claims to improve signal strength.

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@nickyboy - Your Netbook has 802.11 b/g/n support so it does have dual band as thats part of the n spec (dual 2.4 & 5.0 GHz).

How about downloading this app so you can test your netbook comparing it to a second device: Wifi Analyzer I use this tool all of the time at work as we have some areas which the signal is not that great. I ended up having to add another AP to cover the area.

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