Support Wifi problem android 2.1

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bladefistx2, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. I've had this really annoying issue with my phone for quite a while.
    I rooted it, mainly cuz i wanted to add an unsupported language.

    I finally managed to get it to work, and now i have root access.

    the only problem is, [​IMG] I can't surf the internet.
    I am able to connect to a Wifi network, and do anything else on the phone-
    but for some strange reason- i can't get internet access.

    that means no market, no google maps, nada. [​IMG]

    Does anyone have any idea where I should start looking?

    My system:
    Motorola XT701 (similar to XT720), Android 2.1-update 1,
    kernel system 2.6.29-omap1

    Thanks in advance...
     

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  2. sitlet

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    Whatever root you used probably doesnt have 3g or wifi enabled. You need to contact the developer of the root and tell them about it.
     
  3. Thanks for the reply - but I seemed to have fixed it somehow, and a few changes later:
    installing new apps, removing some old ones, and messing around with the phone settings -

    have come to this situation: 3g/2g/wifi DATA does not work.
    the outcome is that I have no internet access.

    I just don't know what is causing the problem...
     
  4. sitlet

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    Again, I really suggest you contact the root developer you used.
     
  5. evgenyv

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    I found the workaround. Looks it works
    If you have any news please keep me posted
    http://modmymobile.com/forums/545-motorola-motoroi-milestone-tablet/555346-xt701-wifi-dns-issues.html#post4008325
    XT701 Wifi / DNS Issues
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    I think I understand why the XT701 has seemingly random difficulties with Wifi / DNS. Specifically, I noticed the following bugs:
    1. Widgets and Settings menu claiming wifi cannot be enabled, when it actually is
    2. Unable to use any internet based app after connecting to a wifi hotspot
    3. Unable to use any internet based app after disconnecting from wifi and going back to 3G/HSPA connection.
    Looks like the issue lies in Android's limited number of system properties that can be set (247 max). Stock android uses a lot of them to register all kinds of things, and Moto added a lot more. So, net.dns1 and net.dns2 may not get set before all the slots are full, so dns never works and internet apps cannot go get their data.
    Spoke to a dev at Moto who can confirm the issue and that they are aware of it. Moto's stance seems to be to wait for Google to increase/fix the system properties limits. I kind of wish they would step up and work on a patch instead. Other good news is that he confirmed a 2.2 update is in the works for the XT701 but no release date has been set.
    In the meantime, I suggest these workarounds:
    A. Turn off bluetooth before turning rebooting the phone (so avrcp system properties, etc, do not get set right away on the next boot).
    B. Start wifi and connect to a hotspot as soon as possible after startup.
    C. Use the dnskeeper.apk app (Attached) to set the dns properties to use OpenDNS. It will run every time there is a network change, will probably give you a force close dialog, but it will have done its thing by then. I dont remember where I got it, I dont know who wrote it, and I most certainly will not guarantee that it does not contain other malicious code.

    Evgeny
     
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