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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by georgex, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. georgex

    georgex Member
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    I would like to use WiFi on the phone while I charge it from the laptop with the USB cable, but it looks like this is not possible. WiFi connection is dropped when I plug the USB cable on the phone. Is it only me having this problem ? (firmware IK5)

    Alternatively I wouldn't mind getting internet access from the laptop's network connection while usb connected, but I could not find any solution for this either.
     

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  2. Rastaman-FB

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    go into settings>wireless settings>wifi>press menu> advanced> wifi sleep policy > never when plugged in
     
  3. georgex

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    I had this set to "Never" already, but still no WiFi connection !
    It shows the WiFi network as "Not in range". If I unplug the cable, I get connected immediately.

    It does see other networks in the area also, so WiFi is on, but it does not connect.

    It does connect when I charge the phone with the wall charger. Problem is only with the usb connection.
     
  4. Rastaman-FB

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    odd, ive never seen that. only time ive seen similar behaviour is when the router is in mixed mode and not G only
     
  5. coipu

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    Maybe check that you havent got some kind of power management app installed that uve forgotten about that is set to switching it off?
     
  6. That's a strange case, my friend have a spica and even while she is charging, she can search it on google. Have you tried to tweak the settings and tuning in the flight mode?
     
  7. georgex

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    No, no power management app installed. It's default behaviour with IK5, also with IG8 which I had before.
     
  8. georgex

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    Flight mode ? No, flight mode has nothing to do with this.

    Your friend connects with WiFi or 3G while usb-connected ? 3G works ok for me also.
     
  9. Rastaman-FB

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    when connected over usb wifi works, i havent tested it with te drives mounted though. ill test that when i get home
     
  10. georgex

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    I'm testing it without mounting drives.

    The phone appears as "Samsung USB Composite Device" under USB Controllers, "Samsung Mobile Modem" under Modems, and 2 drives appear under Portable Devices.

    I have tried setting the option "Mass storage only" in the phone, to avoid having the laptop recognize the phone as a modem. The modem device dissapears, but WiFi still does not connect.


    Thanks everyone for your time. Waiting for any more ideas.
     

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