Support I think my Droid's wifi is defective.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by billd, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. billd

    billd Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2009
    I've tried it with several routers and access points. I've check and rechecked my shared keys. Most of time with most router/AP's I get a connection, but if I try to actually do anything, the connection craps out.

    The Netgear at work is a "connect but die if you try to do anything" scenario. The Netgear works fine for everybody else, including several iPhones. I even tried my PSP on it and it worked fine.

    I've tried a few open access points I've found, and it's more "connect but die if you try to do anything" problems.

    The one exception is a Cisco WAP2000, which works perfectly with my Droid.

    I had a Linksys before the Cisco, that sort of worked, and I could use it for a while before it would die.

    Is it time to give up, take it in and exchange it for another Droid?

  2. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian
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    Oct 28, 2009
    Graduate Research Assitant | That part time IT guy
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    I'd probably normally say yes, however it is odd that it is actually working with the Cisco without problems - Can you access logs and see if there is a massive connection drop / high number of error packets going through that device when you're connected to it?

    Mine connects and uses my router at home as well as a router I know of at school. However, my home router reports a lot of dropped connections *and* numerous error packets. I cannot say about the one at work since I don't have administrative access to it (just happen to know the WPA key).

    What is the manufacture code (week/month, for example mine is 4209, meaning week 42 of 2009) is your model?

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