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    Default TB on home wi-fi disconnects after a while

    I'm using wi-fi on my Thunderbolt when at home since it's easier on the battery than 4G. My home network works pretty well - neither my PC nor my iPod Touch has connection problems unless I get far from the router.

    But my Thunderbolt disconnects after a while (I haven't yet determined when). This is at any battery strength. I have looked for some settings to allow it to stay connected under any circumstances, but haven't found anything.

    Are there any settings I am missing? Any way I can test or log what is happening?
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    I've noticed this as well and have yet to find a cure.
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    Go to settings, wireless & networks, wi-fi settings, press menu and choose advanced. The setting is labeled wi-fi sleep policy.
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    Thanks. I remember having seen that before. It's not exactly intuitive - the advanced button should just be on the screen instead of hidden behind a menu.

    Anyhow, I have the sleep policy set to never. Do you have "Best Wi-Fi performance" checked? Is the hit on the battery significant?

    Maybe there are occasional blips in my wi-fi that my PC and iPod Touch gracefully recover from by reconnecting, while the Thunderbolt doesn't?
    Last edited by Mojave; 03-23-2011 at 08:26 PM.
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    Mine does the same thing....every morning that I wake up, I check my phone and no WiFi service even though the symbol is still on and i also have the setting on Never Sleep

    Gonna try that performance setting...ill report back tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBandit181 View Post
    Go to settings, wireless & networks, wi-fi settings, press menu and choose advanced. The setting is labeled wi-fi sleep policy.
    Yes, do that AND there is an app in the market called "wifi fixer" that people with this issue RAVE about. Give it a shot and let us know if it works for you in case we start experiencing the issue.

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    I used to have this problem with my OGDROID and my dlink dir-655 always disconnecting after a couple of hours. I was talking to the sales guy at my local Best Buy about upgrading my router because of this and he recommended I make sure I'm running the latest OS for my router first. Anyway I have not had this problem since then I actually think my TB has been better than my Droid

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