So, here's my dilemna...
I have my new Magic and it works awesomely at the office, my wife's office, my inlaw's router, coffee shop routers... no problem.
I take it home, where my 2 laptops, Wii, Palm and Zune all connect and work no problem.
So all parts of the magic equation of me getting WiFi at home (thus saving my data plan from racking up huge bills) are a go, except it's not.
I have a DLink 614+, and it'll see it, try to connect then say 'unsuccessful'. I've tried rebooting both items, changing the security options on the router etc... but to no avail. HTC Support says it could be something with THAT specific router, but they have exhausted their support binder...
Short of swapping out the router with my inlaws, or buying a new one ('cuz then I'd have to change 2 laptops, a Wii, Palm and a Zune), anybody have any suggestions to make this router work with my Magic?
There is a very good free app on the market place called Wifi Analyzer.. it has three views, one of which can advise which is the best channel to use from an interference point of view. It could help you learn more about your router.
My Magic works great both with an Airport Extreme 802.11b/g/n from Apple, and the Linksys 802.11b/g WRT54GL
Last edited by cintra; September 10th, 2009 at 02:33 PM.
Download the app "Wifi static" from the marketplace and setup your phone with a static ip. If you connect multiple WLANs (1 at home, another one at the office), you can setup a different static ip for any of those, or just the one that's giving you problems and leave the other ones on DHCP. I was able to partially remedy my WLAN problems with my Linksys 120n rotuer at the office this way - "partially" because it still doesn't work 100%, more like 80%.
I have been working this issue with my router, a Dlink DI-614+, since I first got the phone. I had about given up and tried about everything thinking it was a security encryption issue. Until I played with some settings and it started working!!!
Here's all the fixes I did: (read down to the bottom)
1. In Advanced/Perfomance: * Set to short preamble * TX rates set to 1-2-5.5-11(Mbps)
-- I have Basic Rates on this same setting
I also saw as a universal issue is to always leave the SSID broadcast enabled. I'm using WEP open system and even have the 4X mode turned on!
This is great! I was about ready to go by a new router even though everything but my phone could connect fine to it!
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