.596 won't hold a signal on my wifi
I've been having some issues with my Droid X and wifi for a while. I lose my wifi signal at home or it appears I have it and I discover it's dead because I can't load a web page.
So I have to turn wifi off, then back on and that usually fixes it. I drop wifi about once every 12 - 24 hours. It's VERY annoying.
However with .596 I can't seem to hold wifi connection for more than a few minutes.
I love this phone but the data connectivity issues are really ticking me off, especially with the "tiered data plans" that will be introduced some time this summer. How freaking unfair is that to introduce tiered data, yet have devices out in the world that can't hold a freaking wifi signal properly?
I've seen other posts with this issue...and my friend's Droid X has it as well...I think it's actually quite common. Please prove me wrong. Are others just not using it, or using it a lot and it's working flawless? I've already had to swap out one Droid X because of the "blown speaker" thing (sounded blown but I guess it's really vibration).
I can't believe they could get so much right with this phone, but something this major wrong.
How is your phone with .596 playing with wifi?
- 06-02-2011, 09:34 AM #2
my wifi work flawlessly no matter where i was through 2.1 - 2.2 - and now on 2.3 ah nada, it's so bad that vzw is sending a replacement, lets see if that works. It so touchy this software, to see it has worked all along and then gingerbread and it breaks, it's can't stay connected for more than five minutes even if i'm standing right in front of the router.
I feel your pain. If you have exchanged the same device more than five times i think it is you can choose another model to swap it for. Despite it's little bugs here and there, i have not been able to let for of my dx, even retuning to it from the dx2. but every phone is different like every individual, so a different model or brand phone may be your solution. call up vzw, be calm but stern and negotiate till they give you what you want.
I appreciate the response....I thought maybe I WAS crazy since I've had a ton of views but no "yeah, me too".
I don't think I'd even care about this wifi thing except tiered data is around the corner.
I exchanged my Fascinate for the Droid X and a honestly aside from this I never would have thought twice. But I need my data to work correctly.
- 06-02-2011, 09:46 PM #4
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I personally have no problems on my wifi running 802.11G... but my friend's DX has the same dropping issues with his N network to where he had to switch to G to get it stable.
Not sure what you're running but you might want to try switching to see if it's more stable. Not really a solution, but it would potentially narrow down the problem. Good luck!
- 06-03-2011, 08:32 AM #5
also, something that might help that a lot of people overlook:
follow this path: menu>settings>wireless & networks>wi-fi settings>menu>advanced and change your wi-fi sleep policy from "when screen turns off" to "never". i use to get annoyed with my phone constantly dropping my wi-fi signal, but i havent had any issues since switching this setting
- 06-03-2011, 09:25 AM #6
- 06-03-2011, 12:23 PM #7
I have my wifi set to never sleep and I've been having the same issue on all the gingerbread leaks and now on the official build of gingerbread as well. This is highly annoying and sucks I've used 15 gb this month so far on 3G :-(
Last edited by joshua.worth; 06-03-2011 at 08:03 PM.
- 06-03-2011, 08:03 PM #8
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- 06-04-2011, 07:44 AM #11
well..i tried another suggestion I saw on another board. I was running both my routers in mixed G/N mode. I dropped them both to G and so far the connection has been stable. It was fine on froyo..I wonder why we have to possibly do this for a solution? I'm going to run it this way for today and see what happens.
- 06-04-2011, 07:47 AM #12
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- 06-04-2011, 02:52 PM #14
For far so good. I've streamed some local radio stations..downloaded Navigon and maps..all on Wifi. No drops. Plus when the screen comes back on, wifi is active and my Fancy widget clock updates the weather every time. So I'd throw out the recommendation for those having problems..are you running your wireless router in mixed mode? If so, drop it down to G only and see if that solves the problem.
- 06-05-2011, 09:58 PM #15
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- 06-06-2011, 12:50 PM #19
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This may sound crazy but how many users having issues hard reset device before doing update.... I have noticed a number of issues reported could have been avoided if a reset was done before updating to a major update.
Most users have been resolving issues like this with clearing cache and data that is basically the same as hard resetting because you still have to reconfigure the device after clearing this data but users just seem to feel that a reset isn't needed but after they clear system and cache data, they usually end up calling and complaining about issues and get a replacement device that they have to reload anyway...
Why not just cut the amount of headaches off the top and backup and do a hard rest?Samsung S3
Time to feel the POWER...
- 06-06-2011, 01:03 PM #20
It must be something that goes corrupt after the update, cause i sbf'd back to .340 and the wifi was working find again. odd.
- 06-06-2011, 01:16 PM #21BEACH BUM
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Hard reset router, update firmware. Also, sometimes you have to play around with your router settings, like others have mentioned in order for your X to work correctly. I am one of the lucky ones who have never had a Wifi issue with my X.
- 06-13-2011, 10:27 PM #22
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ok. my originally dx wifi was fine even with gingerbread .573 leak. when the .596 ota came out w/root. i was in the middle of sbf'ing back to froyo and my battery died right in the the middle. VZW replaced that phone for me with a certified pre-owned one. it has the new .596 on it out the box. but now with wifi i cant be further than 5feet away from the router itself or else i'll drop connection. My original dx i could be 3-4 houses away and still connected. wtf? if i gotta be that close it defeats the purpose of it. im getting ready to take this one back too. and will do so until i get one that works like my original did or they give me a different model
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