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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jim Dawson, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Jim Dawson

    Jim Dawson Well-Known Member
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    I asked this on the Motorola forum as well and am hoping someone somewhere can help.

    Am I missing a setting that will prevent WiFi from turning off every time the phone sleeps? The only setting I can find asks when to let it sleep and I have it set at never but every time I pick up the phone WiFi has dropped the connection and it takes several minutes to reconnect. With my Droid that never happened, once connected it stayed that way until I turned it off. 3G is terrible in my house so I miss stuff while WiFi is "sleeping".

    I only have a few days left to return this phone and these small, nagging issues keep turning up making me really consider returning it. I can't find another phone to replace it yet. I really wish I hadn't sold my Droid. I hate to return to my Razr until something good comes out.

    Thanks for any help,
    Jim
     

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  2. Fabolous

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    Have you tried downloading the 'Spare Parts' app and changing the wifi sleep policy to 'Never' ?
     
  3. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member
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    From WiFi Settings page, Menu Key->Advanced Settings.

    Set sleep policy to never.

    You can do it with spare parts as suggested above too, but it's not needed in order to get to the right menu.

    If you already have that set there, then maybe something else is wrong.
     
  4. SgtBaxter

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    Another question, what is your wireless router? Unfortunately not all routers and devices play nicely, so it might not be your phone. My droid stays connected to my wireless router, works fine with the Wii, but the PS3 won't work with it at all, and it dumps the iPod on regular occasion.
     
  5. Jim Dawson

    Jim Dawson Well-Known Member
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    Yes, I have the WiFi sleep policy set to "Never" but it still does it.
     
  6. appleboy

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    What battery profile are you using?
     
  7. Jim Dawson

    Jim Dawson Well-Known Member
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    I'm using the "Smart" profile, what should I try?

    Thanks
     
  8. dennygreen

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    Yeah. Id also like to prevent wifi from shutting off. Changing the wifi sleep policy to never doesnt do the job.
     

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