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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by surfmadpig, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. surfmadpig

    surfmadpig Member
    Thread Starter

    Jul 15, 2009
    Until two days ago, my magic connected to my home wifi fine. Suddenly, it stopped connecting. It does show the wifi icon as if it IS connected, but whenever I open up the browser, or the market, or meebo etc. it acts as if it's not online. The market, for example, tells me that "A network error has occurred."

    Curiously, I do still get gmail notifications (I don't think that happened through my provider today, cause I'm on pay-as-you-go and all out of cash).

    My router is an awful BThomehub 2.0 which I can't change for a number of stupid reasons. I tried changing the channel on the router but no luck.

    Whenever I try to connect through using WeFi Connect, it tells me that it can't verify the connection.

    The only two apps I have which can fiddle with the wifi settings are the wifi on/off gadget and the aforementioned WeFi Connect, both of which I had when my wifi was still functional.

    Once again, I did not change any settings at all either on the router or the magic when my wifi stopped working properly.

    Any ideas on what to do?


  2. bigshape

    bigshape Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    this seems to be a known problem with the magic - there's quite a bit of info on the vodafone forums about it, but no solution as yet...

    Wifi Problem - Vodafone eForum
  3. Donkey3000

    Donkey3000 Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    I had that issue when I first got mine (Rogers HTC Magic in Canada). I believe its the wifi sleep policy. I downloaded the app "Wi-Fi Lock" from the market which will toggle the wifi sleep policy from default to never. I always keep it on never and just turn wifi on/off via another toggle app when i want to use a wifi connection. Ever since I started using it I have not had that problem.

    If this works for you, cool! If not, I'm sorry to have wasted your time.
  4. samuelmaskell

    samuelmaskell Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    Software Engineering Student
    the Wifi Lock app is completely useless(on the rogers versions anyway). When in the Wifi settings, press the menu button and then select advanced settings. You can do the same thing right from there.
  5. supernewb

    supernewb New Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    I am having a similar issue with the wifi !

    My rogers htc magic would pick up wifi everywhere else , but then for some reason it doesnt even see my Linksys wireless g router at my home :thinking:

    it picks up other wireless signals fine , but not this router
    I have been checking settings for days , but I can find anything wrong .......
    ...but It certainly appears to be some kinda setup issue .

    anyone know of any solutions for this ?

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