05-02-2015 07:03 PM
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  1. Simbapuppy's Avatar
    I have a Nexus 10 and have the same problem with a slow wifi connection. I've read all the posts here and have tried everything, but the link speed still shows 24 mps. My Samsung Galaxy S4 cell phone is on the same wifi and router and it shows a link speed of 72 mps. Does anyone else have any other ideas?
    05-06-2014 03:59 PM
  2. WorldOfJymm's Avatar
    Here's what worked for me.

    First the setup: I have a Nexus 10 rooted, but with nothing really departing from the stock Android 4.4.2 image other than Titanium Backup.

    The issue: Everything was fine up until a week ago. Noticed my network was cutting out. Checked all internet connectivity between the tablet and the net. Finally set a desktop to constantly ping the tablet (Try this! At a command prompt, type ping -t [tablet address]) and that's where I saw it: The network connection on the tablet was dropping, then coming back for a bit and then dropping again. I tried killing random tasks and rebooting. Same behavior after a few moments from boot-up. My location services are off and there's no other battery-saving anything running.

    My solution:
    Having exhausted all other suggestions here and elsewhere, I was totally out of ideas and started thinking about faults beyond the tablet. My wireless router is a dual-band router though I don't really use the 5gHz (till now - read on). Everything wireless in the house -- which isn't all that much, mind you -- uses the 2.4gHz band. For the heck of it, I created a wireless profile for the 5gHz band and forced the tablet onto it. The moment I did this, the dropping vanished! As I've typed and revised this post over 15 to 20 minutes, I've had the desktop pinging the tablet. Not one dropped packet.

    So today's theory is that Android 4.4.2 wireless doesn't aggressively cling to its wireless connection and if the wireless router is even a bit crowded, the tablet drops the link.
    05-21-2014 08:27 PM
  3. Russell Dew's Avatar
    I un checked wifi optimization, rebooted and got 51.09 Download and 17.33 upload so pretty chuffed with that.
    05-24-2014 10:11 AM
  4. richyhx1's Avatar
    Same problem on my gs4 active after installing 4.4.2. Found that it's the bluetooth
    If bluetooth is off: no problem
    If bluetooth is paired: no problem
    If bluetooth is unpaired: 1/6 wifi speed available

    Hope this helps
    06-23-2014 06:01 AM
  5. Angus66's Avatar
    Thanks a lot for this thread Billeee! After the 4.4.2 update my Nexus 10's WiFi speed was abysmal - my download speed was 2.29 Mbps on the 5Ghz band.

    I tried a million different changes including doing a factory reset with zero success.

    After changing the location mode from "High accuracy" to "Battery saving" my download speed went up to 62.59 Mbps! This is in line with my N10 pre-4.4.2 speed on 5Ghz (it's the only device in my house on the 5Ghz band).

    An interesting side note: My upload speed never changed from the original ~ 10 - 12 Mbps.
    07-07-2014 09:12 AM
  6. roadrat's Avatar
    N was the culprit on mine.
    All fixed now
    07-12-2014 05:32 PM
  7. Alvin Brinson's Avatar
    Same issue here. Angus66' solution "fixed" it for me.

    Definitely a bug! Running stock 4.4.3 on my N7 LTE (4.4.4 not available on the LTE model, go figure)...

    Noticed I was getting significantly lower link speeds (13/24mbps) on my N7 than on my N5 (135mbps). Turned off High Accuracy and set it to Battery Saving, and BAM suddenly faster speeds on both 2.4ghz and 5ghz networks.

    Is there an issue open with Android development for this that can be voted on?
    08-02-2014 04:50 PM
  8. chrono4111's Avatar
    Same problem on my gs4 active after installing 4.4.2. Found that it's the bluetooth
    If bluetooth is off: no problem
    If bluetooth is paired: no problem
    If bluetooth is unpaired: 1/6 wifi speed available

    Hope this helps
    This was the solution for me! Turn bluetooth on and my nexus barely stays connected to my wifi. Turn off bluetooth and it jumps back on like a champion.

    Easy 3 bars without bluetooth. Barely 1 with bluetooth.

    Thanks man!
    09-04-2014 08:48 PM
  9. gorosz's Avatar
    I'm having the same awful WiFi speeds, & connection dropping, on my N10 & it's gotten to the point where I can't deal with it any longer. Getting .5Mbps consistently. I'd like to pull 4.4.4 off & restore 4.2 or whatever version it originally came with. Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to go about doing that? Thanks.
    10-05-2014 01:45 AM
  10. Daniel Harris89's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem on my Nexus 7 2013. I tried setting location setting to high accuracy and battery saving. Disabled Wifi optimization and rebooted. I even wiped the cache and still it runs at 1.6Mbps.
    11-26-2014 02:20 PM
  11. Pablo Mercade's Avatar
    I HAVE FOUND A SOLUTION. Well, at least for me it worked. I was having the same issue where all the devices surfed the Internet and apps perfect minus my android phones.

    -log into your modem/router and change the dhcp ip address scheme from to
    -reboot modem/router
    -send me a cheer if it works for you

    ***don't waste money buying another router nor waste time "rooting" your phone like all these dumbies are Suggesting.
    ***android seriously needs to fix that in the next update
    05-02-2015 12:54 AM
  12. crxssi's Avatar
    -log into your modem/router and change the dhcp ip address scheme from to
    Your router was set up as a class A? That is very unusual and totally unnecessary. Nobody is going to need 16,777,214 network addresses on their LAN! A class C is far, far, far more common (254 devices). At work I am running a class B, but we have more than 300 devices and also need to categorize stuff.
    05-02-2015 07:03 PM
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