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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cam86john, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. cam86john

    cam86john Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So, I tried to troubleshoot my router so my GN can connect to it better. I've changed the network modes, and wifi channels, still no luck. I'm getting a faster signal with my 4g lte than my wifi. Again, wifi is Comcast broadband, and the numerous devices I have connected to my router have no trouble downloading, etc.
    If I take my GN 1/2 ft away from my router, the signal does improve, but obviously nulls the point of wireless.

    What's the chances its the phone, and not my router?

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  2. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    Odd. I would say to try and connect to another WIFI connection. At a restaurant, friends house, your house, whatever, and see what kind of results you get. Or have you tried that yet?
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  3. icechen1

    icechen1 Newbie

    Have you tried turning it off and on again? :)

    Seriously though, try changing the wifi encryption type on the router and see if you can connect, and are you on the stock ROM?
  4. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

    level of wifi encryption mayyyyy have an effect but if his other devices aren't having a problem that may not be it.

    is your router b, g, or an N router?

    Like JBdan said try another connection and see what happens.


    also is your G Nex set to auto on the wifi freq band?
  5. jkc120

    jkc120 Android Expert

    What kind of speeds are we talking? I seem to max out about 3-4 MB/s on my local WLAN and slightly lower than that through the cable modem (though speed boost should be more than able to sustain > 4MB/s initially).
  6. cam86john

    cam86john Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Network mode on my router is set to "wireless b/g only". My frequency band on my GN is auto.

    Bad settings?
  7. cam86john

    cam86john Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Really slow. Way slower than my other devices. Slower than my GS2 was. I'm only getting 2 bars on my wifi indicator
  8. heat57

    heat57 Android Enthusiast

    Well, b/g would be the problem - this wifi standard is now quite old and has a max. theoretical throughput of 54Mb which in real wolrd conditions are never achieved anyway. Since your Gnex has wireless n standard built in you should change to a router or AP (access point) with wireless n standard up to 300Mb for older versions or 600 Mb for the newer ones). My broadband runs at a steady 17.5Mb and my Gnex on wifi connects constantly at around 14-16Mb download and 1.1Mb upload. Wifi security is set to WPA2 PSK.
  9. jkc120

    jkc120 Android Expert

    Sorry, but that's inaccurate. The 802.11n on the gnex is capable of only 65 Mbps, not 600 or even 300.
  10. jkc120

    jkc120 Android Expert

    What actual speeds? Bars can be interpreted by the OS in varying ways. The only true measurement is speed/throughput.

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The Galaxy Nexus release date was November 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.65" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, TI OMAP 4460 processor, and 1750mAh battery.

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