1. jsjeffery's Avatar
    Hello, I'm a new Android convert from Blackberry! I recently purchased an unlock code to unlock my Motorola Atrix from ATT for my local provider (I work abroad). When I was waiting for the unlock code I was able to use the locked phone for every function except making calls... ie. WiFi worked, browsing, GPS etc... once I unlocked and put my local sim card in, it allowed me to do everything except connect to WiFi! When I go into WiFi controls and activate the WiFi, it populates a list of available networks but then they all disappear and the WiFi says "Disconnected". The only way I can get the networks to re-populate is to turn off WiFi and turn it back on... but even if I can select a network before it disappears, all WiFi will say is "Scanning" then switching to "Disconnected".

    So I thought this was strange, so I called Motorola and they had no clue what could cause it... but weirdly enough when I put my AT&T sim card in to the Atrix, it allows WiFi to connect flawlessly.

    So recap:

    Local non AT&T sim card works for everything but WiFi (makes calls, data package works etc..)

    AT&T sim cards allows WiFi to work.

    Is it possible that AT&T has locked down the WiFi functionality to not work with other sim cards regardless of unlocking?

    Please, any help or suggestions would be great. I really like this phone and want to keep it!

    Things I've done:
    2 Factory Hard Resets
    Double checked all my APN settings for my local provider.
    Multiple restarts.

    03-09-2011 10:32 AM
  2. n30phyte's Avatar
    I have the exact same issue, only I never had AT&T. I purchased an Atrix before moving over seas, was able to use wifi with the phone before I unlocked it, now no wifi with my unlocked phone and the local sim. Worse, I did a factory reset and now I can't get past the damn blur setup since I have no network access... Any luck on your end?
    03-19-2011 10:01 AM

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