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  1. Philistine

    Philistine New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am a newbie to Android so please excuse me if this is a silly question or one that has been answered many times before.

    When connecting to and using the Internet, I am trying to find out what determines the connection that the phone will use when more than one connection is available: Wifi, 3G etc. Is there a standard priority order for connection and use? can the user set the priority order? Usually I would expect the wifi connection to be preferred for reasons of speed and cost.

    I have looked at my phone user guide and the official Android user guide but cannot find any information about this.
     

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    nyydynasty Well-Known Member

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    if you have wifi connected, usually that takes precedence over 3G. you should see the 3G symbol disappear, too
     
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    Philistine New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for your response nyydynasty.

    Does that mean that if a 3G connection is in operation and a wifi access point suddenly appears, the 3G connection will automatically drop and the wifi connection take over?
     
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    sitlet Banned

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    Only if you successfully connect to wifi. If for some reason it doesnt connect, or the signal is weak, the 3g will stay on.
     
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    Philistine New Member This Topic's Starter

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    O.K. Many thanks again.
     

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