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some apps work very bad on android when connected to wifi.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by trogne, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. trogne

    trogne Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi, some apps work very bad on android when connected to wifi.

    For instance : Wikipedia official app, and Google translate.

    Wikipedia trying to load a page forever, or Google translate trying to translate forever...
    So oftentimes have to turn off wifi , to use my LTE.

    I have this problem since years! And I have tested on many routers, and many android phones.
    And of course my ISP says there's nothing wrong with them.
     


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  2. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    They run fine for me on wifi, but then again I have google dns set on my router. Don't think that should make much difference though.
     
  3. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Please clarify one point you made, by stating you've tested 'many routers' is that a reference to just with your household's ISP connection, or a more vague reference to be actually other WiFi networks, as in a friend's home and at work or elsewhere?
    If it is the former, that does indicate either a problem with your ISP, or some error in setting up your home router's configuration.
    If it's the latter however, (since you have the same problem with 'many android phones') than it sounds like there's some issue in how you've configured your phones each time.
     
  4. trogne

    trogne Newbie
    Thread Starter

    It works better on routers outside my home.

    Same problem on my frends phones too.

    So it's my ISP, but what can it be ? They say that all is fine.

    No issue on the web version of google translate and wikipedia.
    It's just the apps !

    I was having same issue on LG G4, Samsung G3, and all my friends phones.
     
  5. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Just to get a better idea on the state of your broadband connectivity, take one phone with only WiFi enabled and mobile data disabled, open a web browser app and go to
    https://speedof.me
    Do a test and what are the results? (Download xx Mbps , Upload xx Mbps, and Latency xx ms)

    Also, what kind of router do you have? (model I.D. specifically)
     
  6. trogne

    trogne Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I disabled my router firewall last week, no problem since...
     
  7. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
    Moderator

    While that may have solved your speed issue, it's certainly not a safe 'fix'. If nothing else at least enable it for inbound connections or you're asking to be hacked. :(
     
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  8. trogne

    trogne Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Problems again. So it's not the router firewall. :(
     

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