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    Okay. A few things on wi-fi.

    First the X says that I am connected at 65mbps? How is that possible? I do have b/g/n wireless.

    Second. I cannot seem to maintain a connection. It is constantly dropping. This is when I am in the same room. I will jump to 3G and the re-authenticate and connect. I am not sure what is happening. I am using WPA2 which is supported.

    What is everyone else seeing?
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    I am also having problems getting my WiFi to work. I've been able to run a SpeedTest using it but haven't been able to access anything with the browser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azqretin View Post
    Okay. A few things on wi-fi.

    First the X says that I am connected at 65mbps? How is that possible? I do have b/g/n wireless.

    Second. I cannot seem to maintain a connection. It is constantly dropping. This is when I am in the same room. I will jump to 3G and the re-authenticate and connect. I am not sure what is happening. I am using WPA2 which is supported.

    What is everyone else seeing?
    go into your wi-fi settings, press menu>advanced>and change your wi-fi sleep policy to "never". your phone is auto set to disconnect from wi-fi when the screen turns off; doing this should prevent it from unlinking
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    The 65Mbps reading means you are grabbing an N connection. I'm not sure if its an Android limitation or what but I've never seen a reported speed any faster than this. Also if you do a speed test you will never get faster than 2Mbps upload.

    Anyone having issues should always look in their router logs for clues as to what might be causing problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cory Streater View Post
    The 65Mbps reading means you are grabbing an N connection. I'm not sure if its an Android limitation or what but I've never seen a reported speed any faster than this. Also if you do a speed test you will never get faster than 2Mbps upload.

    Anyone having issues should always look in their router logs for clues as to what might be causing problems.

    Yeah. I was thinking it was grabbing an N connection but I thought the X only supported b/g? Not that I am complaining! Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terpitude71 View Post
    go into your wi-fi settings, press menu>advanced>and change your wi-fi sleep policy to "never". your phone is auto set to disconnect from wi-fi when the screen turns off; doing this should prevent it from unlinking
    Sweet. I found it and will test it later today .. then update here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by azqretin View Post
    Sweet. I found it and will test it later today .. then update here!
    Hmmmm...I wonder if that was my problem too...I'll do the same
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    Quote Originally Posted by terpitude71 View Post
    go into your wi-fi settings, press menu>advanced>and change your wi-fi sleep policy to "never". your phone is auto set to disconnect from wi-fi when the screen turns off; doing this should prevent it from unlinking
    Tried that, still having issues. This is becoming an annoyance. Every single Android device I get has terrible issues... Come on Android, I love you but your releasing with more and more issues.
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    Mine is having the same wifi issues. It connects and then loses and then connects and then loses...vicious cycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bart151 View Post
    Tried that, still having issues. This is becoming an annoyance. Every single Android device I get has terrible issues... Come on Android, I love you but your releasing with more and more issues.
    What issues are you having exactly?
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    happened to me yesterday after activating the phone also.

    a battery pulled fixed all the startup issues i was experiencing
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    Quote Originally Posted by azqretin View Post
    Yeah. I was thinking it was grabbing an N connection but I thought the X only supported b/g? Not that I am complaining! Just curious.
    Nope. N is supported. There was some confusion about this initially, because supposedly it wouldn't be supported until Froyo was released. It appears Motorola got around that somehow with the X.

    Are you guys looking at your WiFi router logs? Any WiFi issues I've had always shown up in there. Some of the things I've seen reported that have caused connectivity issues include:

    • The type of encryption you are using
    • MAC address filtering
    • Hiding your SSID (turning off broadcasting)
    • Running the WAP in mixed mode
    • Not having the latest firmware update on the WAP


    To get mine to connect yesterday, I actually had to reboot my WAP. I haven't had any issues since.
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    I was having the same trouble lastnight. I finally turned off Wifi and then it wouldnt make a 3g connection. I had to actually pull my battery and do the *228 and update the roaming again for it to work. I did finally find the advanced settings for the wifi so i will see if that works later
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    My Droid X won't open the Market Place when I'm using WiFi.
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    I'm still having recurring WiFi issues as well but I think it's the settings in my router that I have to change. I'm a newbie when it comes to routers. Anyone here have a D-Link DIR-601 that they're trying to connect their X to and are having problems? My router installation went fine, and I know the WiFi on my phone is working because it's finding other local networks and I can connect to them (although they're weaker signals and I've been dropping them often), but for some reasons I can't connect to my own router. My router works for N as well as the older G and B, and I know the X works with N so there's no compatibility issue. The X finds my network just find and indicates an excellent signal strength, but it tries authenticating after I click "Connect" and then it just automatically disconnects. I keep trying to re-connect but it never happens. Does anyone know specifically which settings in my router I should try changing to see if I can fix this on my own and get it working?
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    I just got mine working. I changed to WEP instead of WPA and I was able to connect. I'm still concerned why the security level is the issue. But at least I'm connected and I'm enjoying lightning fast browsing and hopefully this will help save some battery life too whenever I use my phone at home on my network.
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    I was having issues with Wifi connections. Using DLink DIR-628 on bgn and wpa2. Could connect fine but speedtest showed 1kBps dl speed and couldn't connect to smb shares.

    Workaround was to disable N connections on the router. Set to only B/G connections and now everything works great, still with wpa2. Apparently Moto effed up the custom N support and hopefully it will be fixed in Froyo.
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    Heres a kicker.

    So I have both a DInc and X. I decided to test them out side by side. First off looking at the settings, both devices are on channel 11. Connection status - The DInc was "Good" and the X was "Good" with the occasional drop down to "Fair" and disconnect.

    Results - The DInc blew my X away. Nothing even close. Tried multiple different sites, Androidcentral being one of them. As someone else said - WTFuk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theskeels View Post
    I was having issues with Wifi connections. Using DLink DIR-628 on bgn and wpa2. Could connect fine but speedtest showed 1kBps dl speed and couldn't connect to smb shares.

    Workaround was to disable N connections on the router. Set to only B/G connections and now everything works great, still with wpa2. Apparently Moto effed up the custom N support and hopefully it will be fixed in Froyo.
    Using a Netgear Wireless N with none of the issues I reading here. Getting speed tests in the 15-18 Mbps down and 1.8-2.0 Mbps all around the house. Doesn't sound like custom N support problems with the Netgear.
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    I am still having tons of issues. It is cutting in and out. When it is connected I am getting speeds of 200-300kbps ... I have updated settings and reset but no luck so far. I will keep trying.

    As a side note. My BB and my Evo connected without problems as do multiple notebooks. The Evo was pulling 10-15mpbs.

    I am using a Netgear Wireless N also ... what settings are you using kupe?
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    Okay. I turned off wireless-N and everything is working now.

    Pulling 10-15 mbps. I have other devices that use the N for sharing content across my network so I may have to play around with the settings. Perhaps setup two wireless networks ... not sure.

    oh .. I am using WPA2 and I also went through the logs. The logs looked fine.
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    There's a new stick on WiFi connectivity issues. If you are still having them, please read it. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azqretin View Post
    Okay. I turned off wireless-N and everything is working now.

    Pulling 10-15 mbps. I have other devices that use the N for sharing content across my network so I may have to play around with the settings. Perhaps setup two wireless networks ... not sure.

    oh .. I am using WPA2 and I also went through the logs. The logs looked fine.
    I read through the thread - and I apologize if I missed it - but what is your router brand and model #? I want to include this info in the sticky.
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    I use a new linkage E2000 N roger with WPA2. Most of you may know this but just in case thought I'd post. With that router (or maybe all newer ones), you have to authorize and name the device on the router. You can access your router on most networks by going to http://192.68.1.1. Do this from a wired device if you can. On the Linkage you choose add new device and follow the prompts. This is probably just repetetive but I thought it might help someone out. So far no issues with my wifi at all on my home network, starbucks or my Virgin mobile mifi.

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