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Support [Galaxy 5] Problems when (re)activating WiFi

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by KaosStorm, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. KaosStorm

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    I'm not sure if this is a Galaxy 5 exclusive issue or if it's something that happens to some other Android devices, but here it goes.

    If I turn off WiFi and the turn it on, sometimes it refuses to turn on. I go to wireless settings and it says, under WiFi, error. The only way to make it right is by turning the phone off and on.

    Is this the only way to solve it? Should I take it to my carrier to have it check it?
     

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    I believe this is a general issue that is happening and may/may not be related to phone/OS. There are a number of posts/apps available to fix WiFi issue that can help.

    One thing though that I have found useful personally is to not let WiFi got to sleep.

    Settings => Wireless & networks ==> Wi-Fi settings

    Select advanced from the options menu.

    Within the Wi-Fi sleep policy, set this to "never".
     
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    Thanks for answering. Without even knowing, I already had that setting on.

    I read another couple of threads (none related to my particular phone) and it appears to be an issue with Froyo. The thing is, there is no particular permanent solution. I found some that might help the issue, but we'll see.
     

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