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3G stays active when Wifi is connected
I noticed something this morning - my podcatcher app (DoggCatcher) was not downloading new podcasts because it didn't believe that WiFi was connected. WiFi was connected, but the 3G icon was still there as well. I know the WiFi was connected because I could get to my routers setup webpage... but I did a speed test in another app and it seemed to be using 3G speeds, not WiFi speeds.
I've seen a similar issue here: Wifi and 3G at the same time?? - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum
Just curious if this is a bug, or a missed setting somewhere? I was under the distinct impression that it's either WiFi, or 3G... never both.
I rebooted my phone, and the 3G icon went away, so we'll see if the issue comes back.
- 07-29-2010, 09:31 AM #2
- 07-29-2010, 11:03 AM #4
Ive run into the same issue. I was trying to upload videos to YouTube and it kept telling me I needed to be connected to wifi (even though I already was). I noticed in the notification bar that both 3G and wifi were showing, but it still wouldn't upload. I powered the phone off and back on and that seemed to resolve it. I will keep my eyes open to see if it continues to happen.
- 07-29-2010, 11:46 AM #5
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- AOKP JB M1 + Franco
I have noticed the same exact thing. Also, whenever this happens, a brief check of Spare Parts confirms that my phone NEVER sleeps (100% "running") and when I check out the "partial wake usage" tab, the culprit is unfortunately "Android system". Has serious impacts on battery life...even though Wi-Fi should technically use less power.
- 07-29-2010, 11:49 AM #6
- 07-29-2010, 02:22 PM #7
- 07-29-2010, 02:49 PM #8
Yeah, have the same issue. I called VZW tech support on the issue and was told that "3G might or might not stay on depending on the signal" which I believe was a pretty big lie. I just don't think they know what they're talking.
Powering off/on the phone usually fixes it but it has required a batt pull once.
- 07-29-2010, 04:24 PM #9
- 07-29-2010, 10:29 PM #10
- 32 Posts
- AOKP JB M1 + Franco
Re: 3G stays active when Wifi is connected
I'm gunna label this as a bug. I've never heard of any other Android device behaving like this. Let's just hope that it gets resolved in the Froyo update, if not, then we start raising hell.
Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
- 07-30-2010, 12:01 AM #11
- 07-30-2010, 07:53 AM #12
I went into the Verizon store with a WIFI connection problem and the tech changed a setting in mobile connection from "Automatic" to "Home". Seemed to resolve the problem and WIFI started to work properly again. Does not show both at same time anymore.
- 08-03-2010, 05:08 PM #13
WIFI on but 3g is still using data..?
I've noticed since I got my Droid X that when I'm on Wifi the 3g icon remains in the status bar. Normally there's no data usage over the 3g network when I'm on Wifi but today I saw the 3g icon indicating that there was data usage...
Also, what's strange is that yesterday when I was on Wifi, the 3g icon disappeared for some reason...AND my battery lasted for a whopping 27 hours (and counting)..
So my questions are..how do I turn off 3g completely when I'm on wifi? And why is my phone using both wifi and 3g today??
Thanks in advance
P.S. If it's any help I turned off contacts refresh (4th button from the left) using the power control widget.
- 08-03-2010, 05:12 PM #14
- 08-03-2010, 05:16 PM #15
- 08-03-2010, 05:17 PM #16
- 08-17-2010, 11:27 AM #17
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Has anyone tried the suggestion noted above to see if this fixes the problem?
And what does changing Mobile Network Setting from "Automatic" to "Home only" do? Does it prevent roaming for data?
- 08-17-2010, 11:44 AM #18
- 08-21-2010, 09:13 PM #19
Same Issue on Different Hardware
I realize this forum is for the Motorola Droid X but I stumbled upon it in researching the same problem for my Samsung Captivate (AT&T's Galaxy S). As others mentioned earlier the phone was connected to my router's wifi and the symbol indicating signal strength appeared in the status bar but the 3g symbol remained on and showed data being used via 3g.
After reading through this thread I attempted turning the phone off and back on as suggested and it seemed to fix the problem. I just thought it was interesting that I encountered the same issue on the Captivate which means that it might be a bug within the Android system and not necessarily the Droid X.
- 08-21-2010, 09:58 PM #20
- 08-22-2010, 09:56 PM #21
- 08-23-2010, 01:18 AM #22
- 11-05-2010, 09:01 PM #23
So I'm on my second day with My X.. coming over from about 7 years or more on BB's, My last was the storm 2 . so once you set up your wifi for lets say your house... does the phone automatically change to wifi from 3g if your in range and wifi on? I used to have to toggle hotspot browser on the BB.. what a joke that was, if you forgot to toggle on way or the other your browser wouldnt work.
- 11-06-2010, 06:47 AM #24