macgomes
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Is the Pi 4's wifi improved over the 3 B+?

Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:28 am

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jahboater
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Re: Is the Pi 4's wifi improved over the 3 B+?

Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:33 am

macgomes wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:28 am
I know wired will always be the best way to connect the Pi to a network, but I'm specifically trying to set it up for when I take it to friends' houses or hotels or places like that where I won't have access to the router (or where the router is nowhere near the TV where we'll be trying to play games), so wireless is kind of required for what I'm trying to do. Does the Pi 4 have improved wifi capabilities, or will that particular part be the same as the 3 B+? Looking at different comparison charts online, it looks like it may be the same hardware, but I can't tell for sure. Thanks in advance!!!!
The antenna is improved, it is no longer a simple dipole.

trejan
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Re: Is the Pi 4's wifi improved over the 3 B+?

Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:46 pm

jahboater wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:33 am
The antenna is improved, it is no longer a simple dipole.
The antennas on the 3B+ and 4B look like exactly the same Proant antenna design to me?

trejan
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Re: Is the Pi 4's wifi improved over the 3 B+?

Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:54 pm

macgomes wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:28 am
Does the Pi 4 have improved wifi capabilities, or will that particular part be the same as the 3 B+?
Same AFAIK.
macgomes wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:28 am
Looking at different comparison charts online, it looks like it may be the same hardware, but I can't tell for sure.
Same WiFi/Bluetooth chip as the 3B+. There is a newer firmware in Buster which bumps the Bluetooth version to 5 but doesn't add any of the new optional BLE features.

jahboater
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Re: Is the Pi 4's wifi improved over the 3 B+?

Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:21 pm

trejan wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:46 pm
jahboater wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:33 am
The antenna is improved, it is no longer a simple dipole.
The antennas on the 3B+ and 4B look like exactly the same Proant antenna design to me?
You are quite right.
It was upgraded for the 3B+, the 3B had the older dipole.

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