wifi connection lost after screen lock, and can't regain connection after unlockSupport


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  1. pan

    pan Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi

    If my screen locks while I have a wifi connection, then the connection is lost when I unlock the phone.

    First, is this perhaps deliberate, to save power?

    Also, either way, when I unlock the screen and go into wifi settings, I see that the phone is trying to make a wifi connection, but it never succeeds, even though it's my home network and I'm in the same room as the router. It just states 'Obtaining address...' Any thoughts?
     

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  2. jwk

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    Mine (sometimes) does the same. I've only had it a few days so im no expert but 1 workaround is to use the wifi toggle widget to turn the wifi on and off.

    I turn it off habitually when im not using it and back on when i need it so theres little waiting around.
     
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    pan Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks - good idea.
     
  4. jwk

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    Just came across this too, should solve it but bear in mind the extra battery useage,

    Go to Menu > Settings > Wireless Controls > Wi-Fi Settings > Push the hard Menu button > Advanced > Select Wi-Fi Sleep Policy and & one of the following:
    When screen turns off
    Never when plugged in
    Never
     
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    pan Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    You're a star! I would never have found that.
     
  6. jwk

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    It's a coincedence i was just reading this blog:

    This Android Life

    and found it on there. It makes me think i should go back through most of the stuff i have set up and try long presses and the menu button everywhere just to find what might be hiding away !
     
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    pan Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes, it does make you wonder what settings we are missing...
     
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    it's a bug, because waking up should reconnect the phone to ap without user intervention. let's hope it'll be fixed.
     
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    The strange thing about this bug is that it doesn't always happen.

    I get a proper reconnect more often than not. And I can't seem to pinpoint the cause.
     
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    I think its a bug too. It happens when I walk out of my wifi range, i.e. it doesn't re-connect when walking back in to range.. just need to toggle wifi off and on to get it back. My setting is 'never' turn it off.
     
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