Last Updated: Nov 02,2010
im trying to find out if im really using wifi instead of my att data. is there a way to do this?
Have you looked at your status bar at the top? there should be an icon that switches from 3g, 3, h, etc to a wifi icon. according to what the phone is connected to. If it's the wifi icon, you'll be using wifi!
Here's an article going into detail of status icons:
Nexus One, Android an' Droid Tips 2Day: What Do Those Funny Status Connection Symbols Icons Mean? - WIRELESS AND MOBILE NEWS
If you really want to test this, you cal get apps from the market to definitively turn the 3g on and off.
If you have a wifi connection, data activity is going over it and not 3G/EDGE.
You can confirm this by checking your data usage, doing some stuff, then checking it again.
Data Usage - CapFAQ
Be aware also of what setting your "wifi Sleep Policy" is set at. By default, the phones sleeps its wifi when the phone goes in to standby. In this case all your widgets and feeds and stuff are pulling data from 3g, which uses more battery and obviously eats away at your dadt quota (AT&T conspiricy? )
To change that go to the wifi settings screen, tap the menu button, tap advanced and change the wifi sleep policy to never. There really is no reason to be pulling data via 3g when you are on wifi, even in standby. That might not answer your origional question (which I feel was answered above already) but this may be of help as you try to get your wifi settings and stuff figured out.
Yep, the Wifi sleep policy is mentioned at the bottom of the "Data usage" page at CapFAQ.
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