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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by prerunnerseth, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. prerunnerseth

    prerunnerseth Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So, I have been waiting for the update to come before I made a decision. My wifi shows 2 bars of signal, but it connects and disconnects over and over again making wifi useless. It does this at work too. The update doesn't seem to have helped any. Is anyone else experiencing this or is there something wrong with my specific phone? should I return it?

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  2. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    I think that there are reported cases of WiFi having issues. Neither of my (2) Droids (44/09 and 39/09) had any issues connecting to my SOHO class Netgear routers via WPA. I consistently saw 10Mb and 7 Mb on both my Verizon and Comcast routers per speedtest.net.
  3. droidism

    droidism Member

    I have been using wifi from the moment I brought my phone home three weeks ago and I never experienced flaky signal, etc. I am using wifi right now and it shows the entire icon lit up wight for full signal/reception. There should be no reason for a sporadic wifi signal especially if you are right near your wireless router so I say yes, take the phone back.
  4. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    Why would you say that when he hasn't explained what he's done to troubleshoot "the router" or any of the settings? I was having issues getting an old laptop to connect wirelessly, which I originally used to configure the router. I've been fighting with it off and on for 2 weeks until I finally checked the DHCP scope, and realized that there weren't enough addresses available.
  5. prerunnerseth

    prerunnerseth Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    ok, im calling cs tomorrow. I'm sitting in the exact same place now with the netbook and it has full signal on wifi and no connection issues.
  6. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    Ummm...ok then. Glad we could help you work thru that?
  7. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    Definitely call...WiFi has been great for me...no issues or problems.
  8. itype2slo

    itype2slo Well-Known Member

    I have noticed with the update to pick up at least one bar.
  9. prerunnerseth

    prerunnerseth Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    its definitely not a configuration thing. i have enough wireless devices in this house and everything else works great. it connects. i get a signal. fire up the browser. the page loads half way then it drops out and falls back on 3g. same thing happens on work where several laptop users including me also connect to the router with no issues. even when im standing 3 feet from the router. same thing. if it was a config issue i would expect it to never connect or to never get an internet connection. but it does both.. just drops a few seconds later.. then reconnects.. then drops.. then reconnects.. then drops.
  10. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    Heh, I definitely have plenty of bad advice. :D

    No issues here.
  11. prerunnerseth

    prerunnerseth Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    hahaha... nice... thanks for the laugh.. im pretty irritated with this thing.. tried turning on my other routers wifi and still no go.. even with open security. connect , disconnect... cant even get it to stay connected long enough to run speedtest.
  12. JediJesus

    JediJesus Android Enthusiast

    My only wifi issue is I have to reset my router every so often. The phone sees it but it wont connect to it unless I reset my router.
  13. aapocketz

    aapocketz Newbie

    figured I would share my experience. using 2.0, with wifi I have not had any problem with my verizon fios router (MI424wr) it seems to work fine. When I went to my relative's house using their d-link router it would work, but then stop working, even though it showed me connected. I had to disable wifi because it kept doing this. I went onto their router and changed some settings, turned off super G mode, moved to a more open channel) and it didn't seem to help. They never had problems with their laptops and iphones though.

    I don't always turn on the wifi at my house because there doesn't seem to be much visible difference in speed between it and 3G though. I think the CPU processing could be a bottleneck.
  14. asilver

    asilver Well-Known Member

    even with aapocketz answer I'd recommend using the wifi analyzer app and the speedtest app to see what you're getting.

    I tested my speed 3 times at an average of 3mbps down....changed the channel to the best one per the wifi analyzer, tested the phone again in the same physical spot and got 8mpbs average, the channel not being best is a real choker on the wifi speeds. not saying that has to do with the range of the router, that's a different problem.

    at my parents house my phone connects solid to the router where-as my dads's iphone constantly clicks on and off, laptops work great throughout that house.
  15. droidism

    droidism Member

    When I read posts such as these I automatically assume preliminary troubleshooting has been done.

    In your case the laptop would fail to connect rather than connect sporadically sd indicated in the original. Anyway, it is what it is and I hope the original poster's problem has been resolved.
  16. Phone Guy

    Phone Guy Member

    My wifi has worked only off and on scince i got my Droid.
  17. longball10

    longball10 Well-Known Member

    I cannot get my droid to even connect to my wireless at home.. It has it remembered but will not connect.. It always says unable to connect.. No idea whats wrong.. It does the same thing at work to.. we have multiple access points with all the same password and it will connect to one but not another.. I am beg to think its the phone, not the networks.
  18. krichek

    krichek Android Enthusiast

    I had a silmilar issue with my old Touch Pro in that it was the only device that would not connect to my home wireless network, when many other devices including other cell phones would. Try setting your router to 802.11b only and see how that goes. I finally traced my issue back to my router and it being set to b,g, and n. A firmware update on the router after that solved all my problems.
  19. dr.worm

    dr.worm Lurker

    to the OP. i see you drive a tacoma. perhaps you should try a different vehicle

    good to see ya over here buddy :D
  20. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    I don't...given the high percentage of people I've come accross that only give a half-hearted attempt before throwing up the white flag. That or they often overlook something simple, simply because they just don't know.

    Even if you do assume preliminary work has been done, you can't truly help unless you know what they have done, and what state they are presently in.

    Fair enough, but the OP's original post didn't really specify what "connected" meant. My laptop could have been described as being in a "connected-then-not-connected" state, just because it had a "green" indicator, then "red" as it attempted to acquire an IP address.
  21. Timaphillips

    Timaphillips Android Enthusiast

    My wifi stops working sometimes after some browsing and I also have to turn it off and use 3G. Only when using my Motorola router at home though. :rolleyes:
  22. droidism

    droidism Member

    I will give you the last word on this one because my life does not afford me the time to debate troubleshooting styles. As I previously stated, I hope the OP's problem has been resolved.

    Your point(s) well taken for next time.
  23. malklavious

    malklavious Member

    quick reply regarding wireless router issues (only skimmed through thread so I may have missed mention of this):

    My LinkSYS WTR45G router had problems with my Droid until I did a firmware update on the router. Now my Droid connects fine with it.

    I saw mention of this in another forum thread on the Motorola official forums.
  24. RvLeshrac

    RvLeshrac Newbie

    Just want to point out that both my Eris (since returned) and my Droid have had terrible reception - 3G, Voice, *and* WiFi. I'd assume this was just a bad device, but I've been through *two* HTCs and now this Moto, with no change.

    Moved my router over to Channel 1 (*nothing* else is on 1, per ), and I only get -50dbm when I set the Droid *on* the antenna. About 10' away, it drops to -60dbm, -80dbm at ~15', and No Signal at ~20'. And the connection drops *constantly*, no matter how far away I am. Ordinarily, there are about 15 different devices (smartphones [BB and WM], notebooks, iPods) connected with no trouble at all.

    I'm about to just drop the idea of having a Verizon phone altogether, given that I can barely get a signal (in Atlanta, of all places), even if I'm the one providing it. I know Verizon has a better network than anyone else, but they've failed miserably at servicing me.
  25. DroidDid

    DroidDid Newbie

    I have had horrible WiFi experience ever since the day I got the phone (launch day). I have two or three bars, and it can't connect or load any webpage at all.

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