What color is your wifi strength meter ( wifi only model )
I just noticed something on my wifi only xoom and my wife's ..... On hers her wifi strength meter is blue and the same color as her battery meter icon on the lower right bottom of the screen , on mine the wifi strength meter is grey. We both have the wifi only model and they were purchased the same day one from Costco one from Staples. Also we both have our screens at the same brightness percentage using the same app. I also adjusted the brightness to check if it changed color at different levels and it stays grey even at 100 percent brightness. Is mine a bad unit? Does anyone else have the grey wifi strength meter? Thanks for the help and if anyone can check there's I would appreciate it.
- 04-08-2011, 11:42 AM #2
- 04-08-2011, 11:51 AM #3
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It's grey when you aren't connected to the internet and blue when you are. If you look through the 3.0 users guide it covers it. So if your's is showing grey it is most likely because you are not connected to a wifi network when you looked. Double check your connection and then see what color it is.
- 04-08-2011, 11:53 AM #6
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- 04-08-2011, 01:30 PM #11
The grey can also signify when you are connected to a WiFi network but additional authentication is needed to browse out freely. My assumption is that there is something that the device checks in with to determine whether to show it as blue (fully connected) or grey (limited connectivity and/or unable to communicate).
- 04-08-2011, 04:48 PM #12
grey means you are not connected to Google's servers, blue you are
For instance you will not receive GMAIL if it is grey but when it turns blue they will come streaming in. This has been in place since Gingerbread where the wifi/3g icons are green your are connected to Google's servers, white and you are not.
- 04-08-2011, 06:11 PM #13
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