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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by puppykickr, Aug 14, 2021.

  1. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert
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    After I smashed my most hated device the other day, I had to find a replacement.

    Because I have been rather impressed with the cheap Motorola devices that can be had at Wal-Mart, I headed over there to see what could be done.

    I know that there are unlocked versions of their cheapest, locked Straight Talk Motorola phones there.

    So, the e6 is about $150, and the various versions of the e7 are about $180 and up- all priced before taxes.

    By happenstance, they still had an older e5 laying around for about $125 after tax.

    So I bought it.
    I then spent the next three hours or so setting it up before I put my SIM into it.

    I decided to not have my Google account on the device, and so no Google apps would be needed as well.

    Everything was going just fine until I decided to finally connect to the internet with Wi-Fi.

    A persistant notification, followed by a termination of Wi-Fi connection, was "Wi-Fi Manager will not work without Google Play Services."

    This is not acceptable to me, as I have an older device without Google Play Services and the Wi-Fi works just fine.

    What can I do about this, and/or where can I get a FOSS Wi-Fi Manager that does not need this pest of a Google app?

    T-Mobile is the absolute worst as far as mobile data is concerned, and so it is important to have Wi-Fi working.
     



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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    "Wi-Fi Manager"?

    Never heard of that one, and no devices I've got have it. Could be something that's on Motorola devices only? And so no idea why it needs Google Play Services. I got a "Smart Manager", but I think that's Samsung only.
     
  3. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert
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    Evidently, it is the Wi-Fi app built into the device- where you select which Wi-Fi to connect to and where you enter the passwords and such.

    I am wondering if MicroG could take the place of Google Play Services in this way.

    I reluctantly turned on Google Play Services last night, but it still was not working.

    I got home from work tonight and now it seems ok.

    I still want to try MicroG and see what happens.
     
  4. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert
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    Pretty sure the reason it 'needs' Google Play Services is for access to location.

    But, I know this is not truely needed, as I have a deGoogled device that works just fine on Wi-Fi without any such thing.
     
  5. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Ok, so MicroG is not readily supported by my device.

    Anyway, I disabled Google Play Services, and somehow Wi-Fi is working now.

    Hopefully it sticks.

    We will see over the following days.
     
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  6. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert
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    So, it appears that if I want Google Play Services to remain disabled, I must then leave location on.

    This sort of defeats the purpose, but in the end less Google is better.
     
  7. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert
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    Well, that didnt work either.

    Stupid worthless Google Play Services has to be enabled, otherwise the 'Wi-Fi manager shuts off the Wi-Fi.
    Probably the only purpose that it serves.

    I cannot find sny other apl thst will take the place of the crappy stock apl,so the cursed Play Services must be enabled even if I am blocking it with my firewall.

    I hate Google so much.

    As soon as I can get hooked up to a computer, I will be eliminating this worthless Wi-Fi Manager.
     
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