I'm thinking about buying one of the current XPS 13 developer edition ultrabooks.
After reading through this and other forums, there seem to be problems with the WIFI connectivity. As far as I understood so far, there are two symptoms. First, a bad signal. I found statements like "two bars less than other devices" for identical conditions. And second the connection dropping issue, which seems can be solved through kernel options concerning the hardware/software encryption.
Now my question: Are these symptoms of the same problem or unrelated?
In other words, can I fix the connectivity problem by just disabling hardware encryption or will the bad connectivity persist?
Logical thinking tells me, the second problem would stay. But I don't know, how the signal strength indicator is realized, meaning if it strictly is based on the attenuation of the signal or if it also considers software factors.
Thanks for your feedback!