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    Default Samsung Galaxy S5 Constantly dropping Wifi

    Ever since I got my Sprint Galaxy S5 phone, it drops it's Wifi connection constantly. I have taken the phone back to Sprint and they assure me that it is fine. However, in the mean time it is still dropping the Wifi and now i am getting charged over usage charges for going over my 1GB limit..

    I really need to get someone to help me out on this. It is beyond frustrating.

    Thanks
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    Check and make sure that Wi-Fi is kept on when the phone is in standby. Go to Settings ->Wi-Fi. Then hit the menu and go to Advanced. Make sure Keep Wi-Fi on is set to Always.

    Does it drop just at your house, or everywhere?
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    I'd be willing to bet its the Sprint Connections Optimizer. Worst idea Sprint has ever had for a program. Go to settings, more networks, mobile network, connections optimizer, then uncheck it. Let us know how it works afterwards.

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    I found a setting in mine last night about optimizing signal between WiFi and Cellular data, I made sure to keep that off. I want to use WiFi when I am at home and I have good overall wifi coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jslat111 View Post
    Ever since I got my Sprint Galaxy S5 phone, it drops it's Wifi connection constantly. I have taken the phone back to Sprint and they assure me that it is fine. However, in the mean time it is still dropping the Wifi and now i am getting charged over usage charges for going over my 1GB limit..

    I really need to get someone to help me out on this. It is beyond frustrating.

    Thanks
    Getting the same problem using my S5 in Canada using Bell so it's not a network issue.

    Tried every possible settings and still have this issue. It has to be device related... Hope Samsung fixes this bug soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Genest View Post
    Getting the same problem using my S5 in Canada using Bell so it's not a network issue.

    Tried every possible settings and still have this issue. It has to be device related... Hope Samsung fixes this bug soon.
    Have you reported it to Samsung or your carrier? You might get the cold shoulder, but most customer care centers track complaints regardless of whether they can do anything about it at the time the complaint is made.

    Get enough separate reports, and perhaps they will treat it as a bug.

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    That used to happen to my Note, Reset your modem and it should be fine.
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    Will do, thanks!
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    My problem is that my phone doesn't remember the Wi-Fi networks like it used to on my s3. It keeps on requiring me to sign in again each time.

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    Same problem here. The S3 never had this problem. I just tried 'forgetting' my home network and re-connecting - I read somewhere that that fixed the problem for some. We'll see. Next will be turning off the Sprint Connections Optimizer.
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    I just had ATT come out to the house and change all of my phone wiring just to make sure that there was nothing wrong with my signal that could cause my brand new S5 to keep dropping calls. The techs thing that the Jr. High School across the street has a "seek and destroy" program that looks for unauthorized wifi signals and terminates them. They have similar problems with people who live close to the school. Maybe you also live close to a school or other institution that is interrupting your rogue wifi signal. Just an idea ... if anyone else has heard about this, do you know how to defeat it?
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    Hello, I think I may have found the problem at least for Verizon customers.

    Let me begin by saying I got my new S5 yesterday, loaded it all up and started noticing during that time that it would drop the wifi. Didn't think much of it until my wife said it was doing it the next morning and said we need to get that fixed. Hour and a half later, I've exhausted all of tech supports knowledge, and I get out of the guy that he sees there are other reports of this. I said "Yeah, do a search and these forums know all about it and are saying unless you carriers inform Samsung, they won't know there is a problem. " So we get Samsung on the line, and I am still flabbergasted that an employee of the company, being given this knowledge, says they can't do anything other than take the phone in for 9-11 days to repair it. I said " How are you going to repair it if you won't acknowledge you know there is a problem? There is evidence on this three way call from the carrier saying there are other reports... " ...long story short, I'm not waiting for a fix from Samsung any time soon.

    Here is what I found when I went to exchange my phone at the Verizon store. The guy set it up, we had connection, and it held. I went home and loaded all my apps, and WHEN I WENT TO ACCESS THE MY VERIZON ICON, to put it on my home screen, it immediately kicked over and said "switcing to mobile data" and started the process of dropping and reconnecting to my wifi every couple of minutes.
    I did a factory restart, loaded everything on my phone that I wanted, but did not touch, nor will I ever touch, the My Verizon icon, and I have not lost a connection yet. I have informed Verizon of this development, and they say they have noted it in the account. Sigh...

    Anyway, I hope this helps, and leads to a fix one day...!
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    Verizon Galaxy S5 since Launch Day

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    MacroDroid > Scrn off/Wifi Data OFF > Scrn on/WiFi Data ON
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    I had a similar problem with my t-mobile s5. About every 5 seconds or so it was connecting and then dropping. I restarted the phone and that seemed to take care of the problem. I have had the phone for only about 3 days.

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    I was looking for an answer to a different wi-fi question when I saw this.
    I'm on AT&T with my S5.
    Under the Wi-Fi settings I have an option for "Smart Network Switch" which says it Automatically switches between Wi-Fi and mobile networks to maintain a stable internet connection. Anytime a computer says it automatically does something for me; I typically say no thanks. I don't typically like my devices making assumptions of what I like, don't like or want to do. So I have that option unchecked. I never have an issue with the network stability once I've connected to a specific wi-fi connection.

    Not sure if that will help you all or not. But thought I'd share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Develous Bright View Post
    The techs thing that the Jr. High School across the street has a "seek and destroy" program that looks for unauthorized wifi signals and terminates them.
    Haha... I've heard a lot of bull**** from those minimum wage ISP/Cable techs over the years but that one is making my "list" haha.

    In other words... He has no freaking clue what the problem is and decided to make something up he saw in a Sci fi movie.

    One guy on YouTube suggested setting a Static IP. This may be good advice and force your device to keep a grip on its connection.
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    OK when you say it drops WiFi is this at Home on your wifi ?
    Or is this out and about ?
    if at home it could be your router that is the issue if your router is two years old then it may have issues
    any Netgear bassed routers are a Major issues as they need a Firmware update on the routers
    But you need to try other wifi routers to see to eliminate this
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S5 Constantly dropping Wifi

    Quote Originally Posted by Develous Bright View Post
    I just had ATT come out to the house and change all of my phone wiring just to make sure that there was nothing wrong with my signal that could cause my brand new S5 to keep dropping calls. The techs thing that the Jr. High School across the street has a "seek and destroy" program that looks for unauthorized wifi signals and terminates them. They have similar problems with people who live close to the school. Maybe you also live close to a school or other institution that is interrupting your rogue wifi signal. Just an idea ... if anyone else has heard about this, do you know how to defeat it?
    Contact your local county attorney. These WiFi killers are illegal in all 50 states...
    Colyn

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