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What's the answer to the Wifi Problem? Galaxy Ace - Android 2.3.4

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dreamerboy, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. dreamerboy

    dreamerboy Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hello,

    I just changed my old phone for a Samsung Galaxy Ace with Koodo (Canada).

    I can't connect it to Wifi. So I started looking for answers in Google, forums, etc. Here is what I tried, and my results:

    1. Used the *#*#526#*#* application. It run and then nothing happened.
    2. Used a static IP address at home. It looked as if it connected to the network, but the Internet applications told me there was no connection.

    Is the problem the phone, or Android, or what?

    Has a fix been found?

    Thanks for the help.
     



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  2. BlakeK80

    BlakeK80 Lurker

    I am also experiencing this infuriating fault. For many Ace users If your home Wifi drops connection the phone can no longer reconnect to that wifi no matter what you do. Fo some there are "Work arounds" but it would appear it all depends on who your internet provider is. I am with BT and in no way will my phone reconnect. It was connected fine until that first connection drop... Now no chance. I have tried everything the internet can suggest:

    . Switching Wifi Off/On (if only it was that simple)
    . Removing the Phones Battery for a brief period
    . Hard Reset of the Phone (inputting *2767*3855#)
    . Using the Ap "Fix my Wifi"
    . Inputting Static Ip Address which does immediately connect the phone to my Wifi but it is pointless as it still cannot connect to any web pages or any Aps which require an internet connection.
    . Wifi Driver check code (Input *#*#*526#*#*#)

    Some of those solutions have worked for other Ace users but as i say many reconnect but are still unable to go online. Surely Samsung are aware of this considering how long it has been since the OP of this thread had the same issue.

    It would be fantastic if any of you kind folk know of a REAL solution to this? Having a Wifi phone that cannot use Wifi is kinda pointless.
     
  3. Deleted User

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    i used to have this problem and ever since i started using cm7.2 i never had any problem with the wifi.
     
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  4. ayush29k

    ayush29k Android Expert

    Yeah, its a problem with the samsung software dude, unfortunately you are in the worst situation, the main two solutions don't work for you.
    Switching to custom roms does seem to solve the issue, you can think about that if wifi is that important for you .
     
  5. BlakeK80

    BlakeK80 Lurker

    Thanks for the speedy replies fellas. I can't believe there's been such a big issue for such a long time in Samsungs software that stop people connecting to wifi and they haven't figured out a way to patch it. Very slacck on their part.

    Wifi is defo something i need as my 3g data is limited.

    @Mackinon, by cm7.2 i take it you mean CyanogenMod? CyanogenMod 7.2! | CyanogenMod

    What does it do exactly? How will it help my wifi problem? Does my phone need to be rooted?
     
  6. ayush29k

    ayush29k Android Expert

    Yeah that is a shame, all these manufacturers stop supporting their products when they attain a good profit out of it and launch new models, they don't care what happens to their older models. Typical profit oriented business.

    Yup, cm7.2 is cyanogenmod, its basically gingerbread software with high modifications and enhancement to provide better performance, stability and looks. Like samsung tweak the android and put in their phones with their own rubbish apps, CM does the same without putting it any device and providing it free of cost and without any bloatware.
    And YES, you will have to root to install that.
     
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  7. BlakeK80

    BlakeK80 Lurker

    Thanks Ayush. There's quite a comprehensive guide to Rooting on Ace in this forum. I'll give it a good read through and try to get to grips with the whole thing.

    I have Emailed Samsungs customer care department and explained the situation but i won't hold me breath waiting for a solution.
     
  8. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    rooting and flashing is not a big deal.. just go through the process once and use the proper zip files to flash.. and even if samsung fixes this problem in the future you can always go back to the official rom..
     
  9. ayush29k

    ayush29k Android Expert

    The tutorials here are inadequate, read the ones posted over at xda-developers, they are much better and updated.
    Give a good reading before attempting anything, and always follow the instructions to the letter.
     
  10. ayush29k

    ayush29k Android Expert

    The tutorials here are inadequate, read the ones posted over at xda-developers, they are much better and updated.
    Give a good reading before attempting anything, and always follow the instructions to the letter.
     

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