Have you ever noticed that the iPhone doesn’t seem to pick up all of the available Wi-Fi hotspots? That’s because it doesn’t. As another testament to Apple’s focus on user experience, iOS doesn’t display Wi-Fi hotspots with sub-par signal strength.
While this prevents the user from having a negative web experience, it also handicaps the device when searching for a web connection. How do you make your iPhone show all of the available Wi-Fi networks? There’s a jailbreak tweak for that…
Wi-Fi Booster removes the signal limitation in iOS that prevents you from seeing and connecting to all available networks. If you’ve ever used an app like WiFi Scan, you understand what a big difference that can make. The developer says Wi-Fi Booster can reveal 100% more networks in some areas.
The nice thing about the utility is that it installs right into the Wi-Fi tab of your Settings app. There’s no extra icons or settings to mess with. After downloading from Cydia, just pop into your Wi-Fi panel and check the results. You’ll also notice that the Wi-Fi networks list now includes signal levels and MAC addresses.
If you’re the type of person who relies on Wi-FI networks for data, Wi-Fi Booster might be worth the hefty $1.99 price tag. If you want to check it out, it’s available for download today in the BigBoss repo.
Have you tried Wi-Fi Booster? Do you use a better utility that does the same thing?