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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by TBotNik, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. TBotNik

    TBotNik Newbie
    Thread Starter

    All,

    OK have an LG K20+ and have WiFi calling on, but it is never working. My office is only 20 feet from my WiFi router, but the regular cell signal is 0-3 bars here, depending on your location in the house, so always have WiFi calling on, but it never works and keeps dropping calls based on bars of signal strength, instead of the 100% WiFi signal I always have.

    Is there an Android patch fixing this, cause obviously the current "WiFi Calling" portion of the OS is not working?

    Hope there is!

    Cheers!

    TBNK
     


  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    how good is your internet speeds? i never use wifi calling at my office because the speeds and strength here are crappy. have you tried rebooting the router?
     
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  3. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    WiFi Calling typically doesn't require a significant amount of bandwidth (distinguishing it from video WiFi Calling) so that might not even be the problem.
    Install this 'WiFi Analyzer (open-source)' app on your phone, it's free with no ads:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vrem.wifianalyzer&hl=en_US
    Use the app to check the signal strength of your router's effective WiFi signal coverage range. You mentioned being only about 20' away but if there are walls or metal objects (i.e. metal cabinets, A/C ducting, etc.) in between that will reduce coverage significantly. If it's a 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz band connection will add more variables. (5Ghz may provide faster bandwidth but its signal doesn't penetrate obstacles as well and its range is shorter). After you get a basic 'heat map' of your WiFi coverage, do some speed tests at different distances from your router (do the testing while nobody is using your broadband, that can skew results.) Using your phone's web browser app go to
    https://fast.com
    and tap on Show more info to get Download, Upload (loaded), and Latency numbers. With some real-time data then it's just a matter of comparing basic numbers, instead of relying on guestimates and supposition.
    If WiFi signal strength is an issue, you might be able to alleviate the problem with relocating your router so increase it's range:
    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/202...ntific-guide-to-wi-fi-access-point-placement/
    Also, what kind of router to you have?
    It might be just a matter of changing its configuration settings:
    https://www.centurylink.com/home/help/internet/wireless/which-frequency-should-you-use.html
     
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