wifi / 3G icons


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  1. rolandbutter

    rolandbutter New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Up until two weeks ago, whenever I switched wifi on and it found a source, the 3G/3H icon would disappear and the wifi icon would replace it. Two weeks ago both icons would appear when wifi was activated. Now I am back to just the single icon. Is this a bug or user error of some sort?
     

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  2. macprv

    macprv Well-Known Member

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    there have been two G1's and two N1's in my house and theyve always worked like this.. 3g icon is replace with wifi icon when wifi connection is stablished, and phone signal stays always on.. the only time the wifi and 3g icon stay on at the same time is whenever the wifi cant be stablished.. i guess that means 3g is been used and wifi still on but not connected to a network so all traffic goes thru 3g, or whenever you are connected to a network without internet.
     
  3. Lavene

    Lavene Active Member

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    I was just wondering about this a few hours ago. I didn't understand why I had both icons... until I remembered that I had unplugged my router last night due to a thunderstorm :eek:

    Guess it picked up one of my neighbors wifi but was unable to connect.
     
  4. Demache

    Demache Well-Known Member

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    Didn't think stablished was a real word until a looked it up, lol.

    But yeah this guy is pretty much spot on. It means that your connected to wifi, but there is no internet connection, so its still using 3G.

    Another time this happens, at least on my Verizon Eris, is when you send or receive a MMS message, since you can't use MMS over Wifi.
     
  5. macprv

    macprv Well-Known Member

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    ^sorry for missing the e at the beggining... please dont kill me :p
     

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