WiFi

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by somewhatclueless, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. somewhatclueless

    somewhatclueless New Member
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    Okay, so I understand that having the Wifi enabled drains the battery faster, but I'm wondering when I need to have it on. Does it have to be on to receive emails? I think I really am clueless...
     

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  2. JoeC

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    Nope, it surely does not. It's just a faster alternative to using the cellular network for data to/from your phone.

    If you have mobile data enabled, WiFi enabling automatically disables mobile data. The advantage of WiFi is faster connections and uses no data from your carrier. The disadvantage is it's very power hungry.
     
  3. somewhatclueless

    somewhatclueless New Member
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    So really the only time I would turn wifi on is if I needed to do something really quickly or if I didn't have any sprint service?? Thanks for your help!
     
  4. JoeC

    JoeC Well-Known Member
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    Yes, that's correct!
     
  5. ToxicToastKatz

    ToxicToastKatz Well-Known Member
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    has anyone experienced slow-downs while using WIFI? I can't even get my browser to load at work using our WIFI.

    Checked the connection and it's working. I'm only getting 54Mbps on the WIFI. I turn it off and the browser loads, just not too quickly.
     
  6. meangreengdub

    meangreengdub Well-Known Member
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    I'm coming from the Pre where everyone on precentral said that having WiFi on was a big battery saver. Why would it be different on the Hero?
     
  7. Slug

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    Only??? That's the maximum xfer rate for 802.11g... you won't get any more. :)
     
  8. JoeC

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    Hmmm, that's news to me. I'm aware the CDMA, in general, has a higher power requirement. Perhaps it's worth the experiment
     
  9. WhiteBrow24

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    i had the iphone and that was the case with it as well. if i didnt have wifi on it would drain the battery really fast.
     
  10. ToxicToastKatz

    ToxicToastKatz Well-Known Member
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    yea, I realized that was a stupid thing to say the minute I hit send :)

    I guess I was just fazed at why it wasn't loading anything.
     
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