Support Silly Wifi Question...Please Help :-)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by izzy35, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. izzy35

    izzy35 Well-Known Member
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    Are we able to use Wifi and Mobile Network simultaneously?? Or if I want to use Wifi do I HAVE to turn off my mobile networks in order for it to work??

    Thanks for ure help :D
     

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  2. woop

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    No you can't use them simultaneously. If you want to use wifi, just turn on wifi, and the mobile network will drop in priority. You don't have to turn off anything for wifi to work.
     
  3. izzy35

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    Oh ok. So i don't have to manually turn off the mobile network, it will just go off...good to know.

    Silly question but, if the mobile network is off bc i'm using wifi, i won't get any phone calls, correct??
     
  4. gagz135

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    Incorrect...your mobile network will NOT turn off if you turn on WiFi. You will still be able to make and receive phone calls and make and receive SMS & MMS messages.

    Test this by turning on WiFi and using someone else's phone to call yours.
     
  5. izzy35

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    Ok so if this is the case, here's my next question. If both are on and I want to be on the web using the wifi, how does it know to use the wifi connection as opposed to the mobile network?? Do I have to do something extra?? Also, should I have both the wifi and mobile network on at the same time or will there be more issues using it this way??
     
  6. dscribe

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    I think we are confusing internet access and telephone access. I believe mobile network on the phone refers to internet access. I can use a widget to turn off mobile network and wifi on my phone I will not get internet but I can still send/receive calls, sms, etc.
     
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  7. mpw

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    It will default* to WiFi when available, if WiFi signal drops, it'll then revert to 3G(G/E/3G/H etc.)


    *if you have it turned on.
     
  8. izzy35

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    I don't think this is true. When my mobile network is OFF, I don't get texts or calls...At least I don't think I do. :eek:
     
  9. dscribe

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    It is true for me. Please don't call me a liar. I've tested both calling and sms with both mobile network and wifi off and they worked.
     
  10. dscribe

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    Hope you are not confusing with airplane mode which will cause calling, sms, etc. to not work.
     
  11. woop

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    After reading this thread, I think so too. In my first post, I was referring to 3G. Unless you were to turn on Airplane Mode, your normal voice network should not turn off. 3G, on the other hand, is a different story, and will be prioritized based on if you have wifi on or off. I have wifi on alot and receive calls/texts/etc just fine.
     
  12. izzy35

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    Oh my goodness..Please don't think I was calling u a liar! Never would I do that..I'm so sorry if you thought I was. :(

    I was just stating, based on my own experiences as well as some postings here on the forum, that I thought if you disable Mobile Networks, that you are basically turning off ure connection to the phone so you wouldn't be able to get texts or calls.

    Trust me, this phone is new to me and only learn by trial and error and what I find here....that was just what i thought i read somewhere..

    So then, what exactly is Mobile Network and what things work or don't work when it's on or disabled??

    Oh ok..so Mobile Network is just the 3G?? So basically it's just the phone's ability to find an internet connection??
     
  13. woop

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    Your mobile network (3G) will disable things that would need to sync, and you would have to manually sync apps (unless they have it coded to automatically turn it on when necessary). Normal phone functions such as calls and texts should work fine, as well as any push services.
     
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  14. dscribe

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    re:earlier, we have no problem. :)

    Woop is right both wifi and mobile network (3G, etc.) refer to internet access, this is separate form calling ability. You have also been informed correctly that your phone will default to wifi automatically if wifi is turned on, otherwise it will try to run on mobile network (3G).
     
  15. izzy35

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    Now here's a whole other confusion on my part, where does 1x come in?? sometimes I see it blinking alternatively with 3G..Is that internet also?
     
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    Yes, 1x is internet...VERY SLOW internet. It comes up sometimes in places where 3G is not available. In my experience when you see 1x, you may or may not be getting internet. :p
     
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    1x will also pop up when you are sending or receiving SMS and MMS. (I'm pretty sure at least.)
     
  18. Bug Splat

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    Don't mean to high-jack but is it wise to just leave wifi on all the time? I spend 99% of my day either at home or at work (both have wifi). Or should I just only turn on wifi when I know I'm going online? If i'm away from both locations will the wifi kill the battery from the constant searching?
     
  19. dscribe

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    Well, here is the deal... if you turn off the wifi and don't turn off mobile network, it will default to mobile network and you will use even more power then if you just left the wifi on. You could just turn wifi and mobile network off all day except when you want do something on the internet but you may, for instance, run into app syncing problems and such. Your call.
     
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    I've never noticed this. I'll have to try and watch for it.
     
  21. woop

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    CDMA2000 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Yes, leave it on. Wifi is faster and uses alot less power compared to 3G.
     
  22. izzy35

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    Is there a way for it to remember my WiFi networks or for it to show me a list available, without having to go into menu-settings-wireless networks-yada yada yada??
     
  23. RawlingsSc

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    I only set up my connection to my home wifi once. Since then, every time I turn on wifi it connects automatically
     
  24. mpw

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    Does the carrier make any difference to the Mobile Network off/calls & SMS thing?

    I thought that turning Mobile Network off (using the home screen widget) would kill G/E/3G/H etc. for data, but still allow calls and SMS, so to prove this tried it yesterday when reading this thread, only to call my phone and be put through to voicemail when Mobile Network was turned off... but if I roam on another carriers network the widget automatically turns off (killing data as expected), but I can still call, I can SMS too, but often the recipient will get the text multiple times, while my handset tells me sending failed??
     
  25. dscribe

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    Your phone will automatically remember the networks and connect when you come into range. You shouldn't need to do anything. I have heard that some people's phones glitch a bit and they have to go into network settings sometimes or restart their phone but I've not had a problem with it.
     

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