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HTC Desire: Which takes priority ISP or WiFi

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ronaldjp, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. ronaldjp

    ronaldjp Lurker
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    Hi everyone!

    Sitting at home . WiFi in full operation and showing as such on the Desire. If I use my Desire what will it prioritise: My home WiFi connection or the ISP's data connection?

    Both have strong signals everywhere in the house and both are equally fast. Important to know as don't want any isp billing surprises!

    Thanks in advance for your input

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  2. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Android Enthusiast

    By ISP connection I think you mean mobile internet on your phone don't you? (e.g. "Web n' Walk" for T-Mobile, or whatever your equivalent is).

    In which case, the answer is definitely your homw WiFi connection will take priority. :cool:
  3. hussar10a

    hussar10a Newbie

    Home (or any other ) WiFi always takes priority. If you haven't got it already download something like 3g watchdog from the market to keep a close eye on mobile data useage - it's a brilliant bit of kit !
  4. ronaldjp

    ronaldjp Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Yes sorry I did mean mobile internet... !
    Thanks for your input
  5. ronaldjp

    ronaldjp Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. Yes it is I just downloaded it and it certainly will help. Thanks so much. The HTC Desire is also a brilliant Piece of Work ( !1?) once I get a handle on it!

  6. bozzer

    bozzer Newbie

    The easiest way to tell is to look at the Service Provider troughput icon. If you have a G, 3G, E or H and two little arrows flashing by the signal strength icon then there is data being used from you moblie network.
    On mine, as soon as you turn on wifi and connect, these icons disapear and all data comes through the Wifi (bar calls and SMS).

    To answer you question, Wifi takes priority.

    +1 for 3G watchdog - nice widget to see your useage too!
  7. doobah

    doobah Lurker

    How do you prioritize which Wifi Hotspot the Desire chooses, I come to work and my phone automatically connects to BT Openzone or FON when I would like it to connect to my router directly, it's driving me nuts!!!
  8. SiHa

    SiHa Android Enthusiast

    Well, if you don't want it to connect at all to the BT of FON networks, then you could just go into Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> Wi-Fi Settings, and 'Forget' them.
    Alternatively, I think the phone will prioritize in order of most recently connected. So, again, in Wi-Fi Settings you can manually connect to the one you want, and hopefully it should pick that one next time.

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