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    Default not using wifi, only data

    My galaxy S3 has been using data even when wifi is connected. I tried turning data off and it won't connect to anything. The wifi says it's connected but the phone won't use it. Is there something I can change in the settings?

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    Default Re: not using wifi, only data

    I realize that you're new to the forums, but you haven't provided enough information:
    - has it always done this or did it start recently?
    - if the latter, did you just happen to update to 4.3?
    - have you tried other Wi-Fi connections with the same result?

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    Default Re: not using wifi, only data

    -What carrier?
    -Have you turned off mobile data?

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    Default Re: not using wifi, only data

    It started about a month ago. I have not updated my phone recently because the phone won't use Wi-Fi. I am on at&t. I tried using other Wi-Fi networks and nothing will work.

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    Default Re: not using wifi, only data

    Time to make a backup of your data and then perform a Factory Reset. Skip all of the setup steps (don't even set up your Google account) and test Wi-Fi - if it doesn't work then, it's time to get a replacement.

    The only other suggestion (if you're not going to load 4.3) would be to reload the current firmware using Odin, or see if you can find a flashable zip file with just radios - it's possible that reloading the radios will fix the problem.

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    Default Re: not using wifi, only data

    Might just need to reset the router.

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