It seemed very positional. If I was close to the bathroom I could connect. This was across two different iPhones and two iPads. Not all routers are the same, I know that now after having owned several. This giant router has seemingly solved all my problems in both speed and range. Most routers have tech specs that should be great but they lack the processing power to make the most of it. This one has a dual core 1GHz processor which is light years ahead of the competition in regards to routers and provides blazing fast speeds in even the most remote places of my home.