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Old September 3rd, 2012, 05:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My wifi keeps dropping since last night, have the phone almost 2 years, never any wifi issues, restarted router, restarted phone, unchecked and checked use maximum wifi, all other phones and laptop working fine on wifi.. when I have the phone beside the router it has full signal, as soon as i step away it starts dropping until its gone.. downstairs now just under the room where the router is and its on and off at just the first dot..

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Old September 4th, 2012, 07:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is mobile data on?
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Old September 4th, 2012, 08:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ive tried it with it on and it it off, makes no difference.. i think maybe the wifi antenna has come loose?
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Have a look at this and try the suggestions on post 17 by Quatermass.

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Oh and check the battery cover in that it is correctly fitted and that the contacts are clean and dust free.
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thanks so much for the replies, ive tried all those and nothing.. tried the fix my wifi app too, it said it fixed it but it didnt
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Well I guess if you've tried everything it must be hardware related. Have you tried the phone at a different location such as a friends house? Are you rooted by any chance?
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thanks for the reply, yes tried it in my brothers house, same scenario, only works while sitting at the router. not rooted..

i think its hardware at this point, i cant be without the phone so ill have to live with it til i get a new phone in the next couple of weeks & then get it looked at..?
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Old September 6th, 2012, 12:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Sorry. Covered already (read before posting, read before posting, read before posting).
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yep always in a case, but ive tried it with and without the case on... so annoying
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Prolly won't be the solution, but have you tried rebooting the router? One of the other guides had a similar problem and that did the trick
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yep that was the first thing i did..

Im lost without wifi on my phone, 3g is so bloody slow!
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yep that was the first thing i did..
I thought you prolly would have!

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Im lost without wifi on my phone, 3g is so bloody slow!

I know what you mean... not a very good signal where I live!

How long has it been doing this? Have you tried a static IP address?
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This might be helpful...
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I don't know. In this case there is a wifi signal if placed right on the router. So it sound more like a the antenna got disconnected. Since the battery cover is properly seated, the problem is likely after the copper terminals. Was looking at a video on DHD disassembly, and it is not something I would care to try.
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i wouldnt have the first clue about setting a static ip address!
its been going on for a few days now..

i think its the antenna has come loose...

expensive to fix?
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Have you had the phone from new? How long have you had it? HTC offer a 2 year warranty... they should be able to fix it free of charge
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oh really, excellent! i have it since christmas '10, so I've time!! Ill get onto that, thanks for all your help, let you know what happens
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Yeah... if you got it on contract, you should be able to get it sorted through your provider
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