11-07-2015 09:55 PM
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  1. thunlet's Avatar
    Made account just to say that absolutely nothing helped the crippled wifi on lollipop (5.0 and 5.0.1) on nexus 10 except downgrading to kitkat 4.4.4. I tried changing all possible router settings, factory reset, band frequency changing etc. Nothing helped. Rolling back to kitkat made wifi working as good as before the lollipop disaster.
    01-04-2015 04:38 PM
  2. SteveLA's Avatar
    Same problem here. Wifi is comically slow. If I use my phone's wifi in the exact same location it's like 10 times faster. Terrible.
    01-08-2015 11:15 PM
  3. boombeli's Avatar
    Has anyone tried flashing the 5.0.2 image from developers.google.com/android/nexus/images yet?

    If not, would someone who is running 5.0.1 be willing to give this a try and report back results? (I would do it myself, but i've rolled my Nexus 10 back to 4.4.4 and don't want to install 5.0.2 if it makes no difference to the WiFi issue!)
    01-19-2015 05:01 AM
  4. scottws's Avatar
    I am currently in the process of flashing my Nexus 10 to 5.0.2 with the factory image. I'll let everyone know how it goes.
    01-19-2015 08:56 PM
  5. boombeli's Avatar
    I am currently in the process of flashing my Nexus 10 to 5.0.2 with the factory image. I'll let everyone know how it goes.
    Any luck?
    01-21-2015 04:14 AM
  6. scottws's Avatar
    Since the problem was intermittent for me, I wanted to have a few days with 5.0.2 before reporting back. As you and probably others are highly interested in getting some feedback, I suppose its okay to provide an initial report.

    I found a post on XDA where someone said 5.0.2 did not resolve slow WiFi on his Nexus 10. I'm happy to report that, so far, I have not had the same experience as that poster. It is night and day compared to 5.0.1. I have not noticed slow WiFi performance at all since flashing 5.0.2.

    I'll make sure to add an update after spending some more days with it.

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
    01-21-2015 05:13 AM
  7. boombeli's Avatar
    That's good news Scott, thanks for the update!

    Has anyone else had similar results, or still experiencing problems?
    01-22-2015 03:04 AM
  8. fjaddo's Avatar
    After upgrading to Android 5.0, I am having the exact same issues on my Asus Nexus 7.
    Everything is very very slow after the upgrade.
    02-02-2015 11:59 AM
  9. scottws's Avatar
    I wanted to provide another update. While I did notice one or two periods of slowish WiFi, 5.0.2 has been a marked improvement over 5.0.1. I have had zero random reboots, and I suffered from those under 4.x.x and now the WiFi issue appears to be mostly resolved.

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
    02-03-2015 06:56 AM
  10. fjaddo's Avatar
    I also have a significant slowness issue in any action on my Asus Nexus 7 after upgrading to Android 5. It is not just an internet speed issue. I hope there will be a fix for this upgrade as I am not sure how to downgrade back to Android 4.
    slyjackhammer likes this.
    02-03-2015 07:12 AM
  11. crxssi's Avatar
    After that I experienced super slow wifi. [...]I took the tablet to my other house[...]Now all of a sudden the N10 wifi works perfectly with the 2.4GHz band.. what has changed?
    What changed was your router.

    Most likely the problem people are reporting with slow wifi is some type of unusual incompatibility with certain routers or certain router configurations. Your experience just seems to mirror that. You might want to consider checking and updating the firmware in your router, resetting THAT to factory defaults and playing around with the configuration of the router. If nothing works, you might consider swapping the router for something different/better/newer or loading decent Linux firmware on it (if available).

    I know I have never had slow wifi on my N10 with any version of Android Linux connected at 2.4 or 5Ghz on any of my routers. Right now I am using an Asus RT-68U running Tomato Shibby Linux firmware.
    02-03-2015 06:35 PM
  12. gambituk's Avatar
    After upgrading to Android 5.0, I am having the exact same issues on my Asus Nexus 7.
    Everything is very very slow after the upgrade.
    My Nexus 7 runs like a whippet on steroids (17.83 MBps), but Mums Nexus 10 has slowed to an average of 0.24 MBps. We have both recently upgraded to 5. I updated her tablet to 5.02 today. Sadly no assistance there.
    tonyr6 likes this.
    02-06-2015 05:04 PM
  13. Bruno Freitag's Avatar
    Same issue here.
    I use Network Monitor Mini for displaying network traffic while downloading, it’s a nifty little tool.

    Netgear WNDR3800 2.5 GHz (b/g/n) : download rate about 18Mbps
    Netgear WNDR3800 5 GHz (a/n) : download rate about 18Mbps
    Zyxel NBG4615 2.4 GHz (b/g/n) : download rate 8Mbps for a few seconds. Then WiFi on Nexus10 slows down to 5kbps for about 40 seconds, speeds up again to a few Mbps for a few seconds, slows down again to almost a standstill for about 40 seconds and so forth.

    When downloading from the same Zyxel wireless with the laptop I get about 30Mb/s. Oddly, it drops to almost a standstill every once in a while for less than a second when the router attempts to change speed (e.g. working on 72Mbps and then briefly attempting to increase to 144Mbps stops the traffic for less than a second, but definitely not for the 40 seconds the Nexus 10 is stopping) No issue on the Samsung Notes on KK though.

    Don’t know what the culprit is on my Nexus10, but those recurring 40 seconds of no traffic certainly spoil the fun with the Nexus10. I have the hypothesis that it freezes when WiFi attempts to change speed – but no means for proofing it.
    02-08-2015 10:48 AM
  14. Air pirate's Avatar
    Bruno, you just described the behavior of my N10 exactly! I have been a Nexus owner of phones and tablets from the beginning, but after the 5.0 update, my N10 is really frustrating to use. 5.01 helped some, but the WiFi issue remains. This is the last Nexus device for me.
    03-07-2015 10:26 AM
  15. scottws's Avatar
    Well, I wanted to report that I still have WiFi slowness from time to time. It's better than on 5.0.1, but not great. I hope 5.1 fixes it.

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
    03-09-2015 09:33 PM
  16. Matt120-'s Avatar
    Can confirm the wifi on my N10 is practically useless. Barely buffers Netflix and lets not even talk about casting anything. Having the tablet communicate with my Chromecast is just not happening but when I do it with my phone its instant and perfect.
    03-13-2015 11:56 AM
  17. Spree123's Avatar
    Just got my N6 yesterday, came preloaded from Verizon with 5.1...Wifi still sucks
    tonyr6 likes this.
    03-17-2015 03:35 PM
  18. Big06Daddy's Avatar
    I had slowness when I upgraded to Lollipop, but all is well on my Nexus 10 after upgrading to 5.1.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-17-2015 09:23 PM
  19. scottws's Avatar
    I've been on 5.1 for a week or two. Same slow WiFi.

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
    04-03-2015 11:25 AM
  20. Flaherty765's Avatar
    Same very slow wifi on my Nexus 10 with Android 5.0.x et 5.1

    but i have found a workaround by disable all ciphers except the "TKIP" with the app "WiFi Advanced Configuration Editor"
    Now wifi is pretty stable around 15 Mbps

    I can't post link of where i found this tips so i copy - paste :
    I have a similar problem. My Nexus 10 /5.1 an Nexus 7/5.02 do not loose connection to the access point. But each URL-request takes a very long time. Starting a website takes about 15 sec on a 50 MBit DSL. Youtube viedeos stalls during streaming.

    I found a workaround for my problem in a german forum. It seems that there is a problem with authentification on WPA2/PSK wifi connections in lollipop.

    Here ist my workaround. Please check if this helps for you...
    1) set yout wifi at the access point to WPA & WPA2 authentication. This will enable TKIP autentication on WPA.
    2) Install an app "WiFi Advanced Configuration Editor". This will allow to disable AES authetication on WPA2 on your android device.
    3) start app and select your wifi. Then open "Group Ciphers" und "Pairwise Ciphers".
    4) with each of them deactivate all ciphers except the "TKIP"
    5) Disable and enable again your wifi to load the new setup.

    This TKIP setup limits your wifi speed to 54 MBit but without stalling ! Browsing and vidio streaming works flawless an speedy for me.

    Pleas confirm that. Otherwise you have a different problem.
    04-09-2015 12:41 PM
  21. scottws's Avatar
    Personally, I don't recommend downgrading your WiFi encryption to TKIP. It is no longer considered a secure protocol.

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
    04-10-2015 05:50 AM
  22. tozer2015's Avatar
    I have fixed slow WiFi on my N10 after 5.01 upgrade by changing BT router settings to channel 1 (not auto), 802.11 b/g (up to 54 MB/sec), and WPA 2 only. Now get 15 MB/sec download was <1 with frequent dropouts before.
    04-24-2015 02:27 AM
  23. ajarnfalang's Avatar
    I tell the same thing to people in the apple forums. If your device ain't broken in the first place, don't fix it.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    04-24-2015 02:34 AM
  24. bilze23's Avatar
    I have fixed slow WiFi on my N10 after 5.01 upgrade by changing BT router settings to channel 1 (not auto), 802.11 b/g (up to 54 MB/sec), and WPA 2 only. Now get 15 MB/sec download was <1 with frequent dropouts before.
    This works!! Only for me it wasnt anything with security of WiFi because there is no security attached to the WiFi i had problems with (live in the country so no need).. The only thing i did was to change router settings to channel 1 (from channel 11).. My nexus 10 (android 5.0) went from 0.5mbit to 20 mbit.. Thanks to tozer2015
    04-25-2015 07:14 AM
  25. chgomaverick's Avatar
    I just upgraded to 5.1.1 on my N10 and experiencing horribly slow WiFi when streaming. Does anybody have am overall solution to this?
    05-24-2015 09:34 PM
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