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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by amazingtaters, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. amazingtaters

    amazingtaters Member
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    So, I've got a strange issue. My wifi will turn on, but will scan for or connect to networks. Anyone had this issue and know how to resolve it?
     

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  2. kylec

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    What are you trying to do prevent it from connecting? If that's the case then go into the wifi settings, hit the menu key select advanced and adjust the sleep policy. You may want to leave it because if you have a lot of apps that use the internet it won't eat up your data plan usage if wifi is connected.
     
  3. gelky

    gelky New Member
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    I have my new Samsung Captivate. It works sweet.

    However, I am having a problem with the WiFi. The phone connects to the router just fine. It can surf the net, download apps and such. BUT when I try instant messenger, the connection fails. I get the error message:

    "Unable to Sign in while WiFi is on."

    Does anyone know what could be happening?

    Thanks!
     
  4. getDange

    getDange Well-Known Member
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    You are using the AT&T bloatware "Instant Messaging" app? Do not do it.
    Download a dedicated IM client like Yahoo IM.

    AT&T's Instant Messaging tool requires and only works over 3G because it wants your money. I believe it also uses SMS functionality to send/receive messages so your monthly SMS allowance gets depleted quickly.

    Like I said, install an Android IM client like Yahoo IM and enjoy freedom from AT&T on any network you choose (3G or WiFi).

    Be careful though installing third party IM clients, like when you see a market app for MSN Instant messaging and it is not from Microsoft, take time to read through reviews making sure it is legit and good.
     
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  5. gelky

    gelky New Member
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    getDange,

    Major thanks for that tip, you deserve your gold star for the day. :)

    That is just wrong of AT&T, and I will vent my frustration with AT&T offline.

    THANKS!
     
  6. erbch

    erbch New Member
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    Samsung Captivate, rooted.

    Love it. just one issue. :(

    It will connect to my linksys wrt350n, just there is no internet. It does have a connection, linksys router also says it is connected. and is listed in the dchp.

    I had to switch my internet plan to the 2gb (AT&T), I went over the 200 mb max. :eek: (which I expected sooner or later not just 10 days into the month)

    ***INFO***
    1. Linksys wrt350n

    2. open network, no password needed. (i live in the country, so no worries on hackers,

    3. latest update from linksys, as new as they have.

    4. need to keep the wired connections, new model NOT an option. dchp turned on and phone is set for privileges through the router.



    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Erbch
     
  7. Segfault

    Segfault Well-Known Member
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    Try using a static IP for your phone and see if that will help.
     
  8. nyydynasty

    nyydynasty Well-Known Member
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    i had the same exact issue and I had to reboot my phone once I had wifi connected. it worked after that.
     
  9. marecareje

    marecareje New Member
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    so i have cisco wrt120n and it will not connect to my samsung galaxy s i9000 (wpa2) it dosn't show in the wifi it shows other wifis but (have pass) but i can't connect to mine i even wrote it but says it is not connected
     

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