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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by davidvan, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. davidvan

    davidvan New Member
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    Hi everyone.. looking through the forum I am obviously among experts here..

    Got my magic.. its nice..
    Question I have is.. how do I know if it it using my wiress connection or using my celluar connection.

    Obviously at home if I use it, I want it to use my wireless connection ande not use my plan from my service provider...

    Huge thanks in advance ..
    David
     

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  2. tigrr07

    tigrr07 Well-Known Member
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    In the status bar at the top of the screen it will indicate what type of connection you are using. If you are on wireless it will show a wireless symbol.
     
  3. davidvan

    davidvan New Member
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    ..thanks for the answer... I see on mine..
    Both the wireless and cellular strength bar, that is why I was asking..
     
  4. tigrr07

    tigrr07 Well-Known Member
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    The cellular strength bar won't give you internet access. If you are not on wireless and on 3g it will indicate that too, with a 3G symbol.
     
  5. DaveXT

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    I would also like to know which service is being used as it seems to display both being available but does not indicate which one is in use.:D
     
  6. tigrr07

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    On my magic it shows whether it is on Wireless (wireless symbol) if it's on 3G (3G symbol) if it's on HSPA (H symbol) It is shown on the status bar at the top.
     
  7. DaveXT

    DaveXT New Member
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    Many Thanks
     
  8. Frank

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    If I am in a cafe that has wifi and have my wifi turned on and I surf the net will the phone use wifi automatically? Rather that cell service? Do I have to adjust one of the controls to ensure it does this? I have an HTC Magic from Rogers. Unlocked. Using 1.5 Lately it seems that it is using the cell service. I have NetCounter and I do not see that I am using wifi as I had hoped.
     
  9. vikingisson

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    If you see the wifi symbol then your internet data will use it, there isn't a preference to set, it does the right thing. If your data is traveling the cell network you'll see activity on the cell symbol (3G, arrows etc). Of course you'll have to setup one time for each WiFI AP/hotspot. Note that some of those freebie hotspots are locked to web traffic only but home WiFI shouldn't be a problem. And some others require a click on a redirected web page so if you suspect trouble then open the browser and see if you get online or need to click their stupid acknowledge page first.
     
  10. Frank

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    Thanks, that help a lot. I feel better now.
     
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