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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shouchins, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. shouchins

    shouchins New Member
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    I got 2 Sprint HTC Heros 3 wks ago. They work fine with any WiFi network that shows up as available. Other WiFi networks are completely ignored and do not show up in the list of available networks. I installed WiFi Analyzer and it is also prevented from seeing the same "invisible" networks.

    One WiFi network which does not show up is my home network. Last weekend I was at a B&B in another state and had the same problem with their network. Their network was up and running and visible to other hardware but not to our Heros.

    Our home WiFi router is a Linksys WRT110 running WPA-2 Personal AES. There typically are three devices on this network: 2 @ g and 1 @ n.

    I have seen other WPA-2 Personal networks show up as Available while traveling but have no idea what routers were used.

    I called Sprint support and eventually got to someone in Tech support who put me on hold after I explained the symptoms. 20 min later the call was dropped. So much for Sprint tech support :(

    Anyone have any suggestions?
     

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  2. Taterus Maximus

    Taterus Maximus Well-Known Member
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    Try to see if you can manually add your home network to your network list. Don't know if it'll work but it might be worth a shot. Menu>Settings>Wireless & Networks>Wi-fi Settings>Add Wi-Fi Network
     
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  3. shouchins

    shouchins New Member
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I tried that for two of the "invisible" networks. It didn't help.
     
  4. treborcj

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    On your home network try changing AES to either TKIP or TKIP+AES.
     
  5. shouchins

    shouchins New Member
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    I just checked the router settings and it is set for TKIP+AES.
     
  6. shouchins

    shouchins New Member
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    I have been experimenting tonight. If I disable all wireless security on my wireless router then my network becomes visible on the Hero and it will connect w/o trouble. This is not a very desirable solution!

    Is there no way to get the Hero to talk to this router with wireless security?
     
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