When i turn Wi-Fi on, it always say "Unable to Scan for Networks"
I tried to turn off, pulled the battery, turn back on but does not make any different. does anyone have this problem?
Try to reset to factory setting, if you still get the same issue , do ROM re-flash (or let the carrier/Samsung service agent do it for you) , if you still get the same issue, it most likely a hardware issue; so replace it under warranty.
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Well I can answer my own question now! Got Samsung's number but not working on Sunday, tried factory reset (settings/privacy/factory data reset), not the hard reset involving the volume key which doesn't work.
And IT WORKED!!!!!!!!
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I'm in korea. Wife has the S phone. She has the same problem. She just found out in the korean forum. That a lot of New S users are having the same problem as well. She switched the phone three times and still has the same problem. Think it might be the hardware. She checked my motoroi and its fine. So we know its not the router. Hopefully samsung will correct this b.s.
same problem here.... kinda lame, I'd like to see this fixed rather than factory resting every flipping time it happens. BTW Samsung was NO help... Seeing as a factory reset is my only option can anyone recommend a good backup app?
We just had a WiFi client who had 2 of these (his and his wife's) start with the same problem at the same. Factory Data Reset worked, but it suggests that there is some sort of trigger for the problem which both phones encountered. Hopefully nothing to do with our WiFi network.
i got the problem when connecting to a network in a cafe which on the galaxy s was listed as secured while staff claimed (and my laptop confirmed) it's an open network. when the phone asked for a network key i did not enter one but just hit connect upon which wifi stopped working. in fact it switches off again within a few seconds after turning it on.
i have not reset the phone yet, hoping to find a better solution...
Same with mine. Working perfect for about a week, the shutts down the wifi.
Have done a factory reset twice. After thet it will work for some days, and then quit again. Obtaining IP, and then says network is disabled. I have changed Router security from WEP to WPA/WPA2 PSK without any change, also tried to disable security in my router, but same story...network disabled. I have 3 laptops working just fine in my home wifi Samsung needs to FIX THIS !!!
I had the problem where it would keep disconnecting you when it tries to download the firmware to the computer. I updated KIES (most useless software in the world) this month and this seems to have sorted the problem with this. Updated to the new firmware, i never had the problem with unable to scan for networks before, but it seems to have become a feature now.
Yes, taking security off my router didn't work for me either. Only a reset would work, although next time I'll try deleting the file as explained in mshankars' link. (I already have the sdk's and stuff on my computer--otherwise, I would advise people to just do a reset if they haven't worked with sdk's and such already.)
Last edited by Stacilee; January 18th, 2013 at 09:52 PM.
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