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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chargersrool, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. chargersrool

    chargersrool Member
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    I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 SPH710, and I'm trying to figure out why the wifi periodically works or stops receiving the signal at times. When I'm on chrome and using my wifi, sometimes the page doesn't load and its just a continuous loading bar. Its aggravating especially when your on an app and then you have to turn off your wifi and back on. Same for apps like facebook and kik. Any way to get the full/undisrupted signal from my router?

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  2. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood


    What carrier do you have?

    If you let us know this, we can get this moved to an area of the forum with other users that have your device. Thats where you'll get the best advice :thumbup:
  3. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    The SPH-710 is the Epic 4G Touch, I believe. I'll move this to the appropriate sub-forum, where other users can chime in and hopefully suggest a solution.
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  4. chargersrool

    chargersrool Member
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    Thanks, and the carrier is virgin, dont think that matters since the problem is the deal with wifi.
  5. wowee

    wowee Lurker

    Are other devices able to access on Wifi without interruption.
    You need to check this to establish whether the problem is with your phone receiving wifi, or with your router actually transmitting it.

    Could also be outside interference upsetting your wifi signal. Maybe a close neighbour using the same channel - a common prob with Virgin Media customers using VM's supplied 'superhub'.

    So, start by checking it isn't inherently a problem with your phone.
  6. Shazbat

    Shazbat Member

    I have a similar problem with my SGSII; I work at a University and there is an open staff wifi network which we access by means of our usual desktop logins. A couple of weeks ago, it kept dropping off when my phone was sat on my desk but reconnected if I picked it up. Now it won't connect to the work wifi network at all. There is 'guest' network but it won't work on that as it isn't secure. I can't raise it with our tech guys as it's personal and I have no need to use it for work, it's just a perk. As soon as I get home, my phone picks our home wifi up from outside sat in the car, so it's not a general wifi issue.

    There are 3 (I presume) routers in our office and generally it will pick up the network between buildings while on campus or while walking past it. Even the pub across the road picks up our wifi.

    As me and a group of colleagues use WhatsApp all day (we call it our moaning circle, keep our gripes off our emails!) there's only me affected. The others are variously on Samsung and iPhones and have no issues staying connected. I changed my login password for everything to see if that worked but it didn't. I did a full reset on Friday so will try it again tomorrow to see if that has worked. I've done the 'forget network' but all it does is drop down the list, it doesn't disappear completely.

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The Samsung Galaxy S2 release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4210 Dual processor, and 1650mAh battery.

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