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  1. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    Hi All:

    may i please ask why my wifi and 5G are BOTH showing up from time to time please? the correct situation is when wifi is being used, one would ONLY see the wifi icon on the upper right corner, and the 5G would just disappear.

    this phenomenon also happened with my S20 Ultra.

    it just doesn't make sense to me.

    after some time, and that time frame varies, the 5G would disappear and only the wifi would show, which is the correct display when wifi is engaged, right?

    thank you in advance. hope someone would know why.

    here's a screenshot.

    Wifi AND 5G both on simultaneously! Why?-2021-01-30-10.43.00.jpg
    01-30-2021 09:44 PM
  2. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Hi All:

    may i please ask why my wifi and 5G are BOTH showing up from time to time please? the correct situation is when wifi is being used, one would ONLY see the wifi icon on the upper right corner, and the 5G would just disappear.

    this phenomenon also happened with my S20 Ultra.

    it just doesn't make sense to me.

    after some time, and that time frame varies, the 5G would disappear and only the wifi would show, which is the correct display when wifi is engaged, right?

    thank you in advance. hope someone would know why.

    here's a screenshot.

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    So you want to be connected to one or the other, not both? Why wouldn't you want to be on both?
    01-30-2021 09:50 PM
  3. jlangner's Avatar
    If you have this on it can toggle between to it signal strength gets weak...(mobile data)
    Attached Thumbnails Wifi AND 5G both on simultaneously! Why?-2202.jpg  
    01-30-2021 10:26 PM
  4. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    If you have this on it can toggle between to it signal strength gets weak...(mobile data)
    @jlangner: i can't find this page on my S21 Ultra under the Connections section. Nor could i find it under the other sections either.

    may i please ask where i'd find this page? Thanks.
    01-30-2021 11:11 PM
  5. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    You on Verizon? I hear they have a "download booster" which uses both simultaneously to increase speed.

    Also, if your internet connection is down it might be using mobile data because of that.
    01-30-2021 11:29 PM
  6. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    You on Verizon? I hear they have a "download booster" which uses both simultaneously to increase speed.

    Also, if your internet connection is down it might be using mobile data because of that.
    i'm on TMobile, and here at home, my wifi wasn't down when the 5G showed up.

    very mysterious. something's going on but i just can't figure out what it is!

    thanks for trying to help me figure this out - but no definitive answer yet to this riddle.
    01-30-2021 11:47 PM
  7. Ranjen617's Avatar
    @jlangner: i can't find this page on my S21 Ultra under the Connections section. Nor could i find it under the other sections either.

    may i please ask where i'd find this page? Thanks.
    Long press your wifi button under your quick menu, then go to advanced settings. You'll see it there.
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    01-31-2021 04:45 AM
  8. Rhyalus's Avatar
    i'm on TMobile, and here at home, my wifi wasn't down when the 5G showed up.

    very mysterious. something's going on but i just can't figure out what it is!

    thanks for trying to help me figure this out - but no definitive answer yet to this riddle.
    I am afraid I don’t understand the question in the first place.

    The only way to have one or the other is to go into airplane mode to turn off data and then turn on WiFi, or to turn off mobile data.

    You always have mobile data and WiFi going at the same time, but apps will use the WiFi data preferentially...

    Unless there is a new thing with 5G that I am not aware of?

    R
    01-31-2021 07:23 AM
  9. kjjb0204's Avatar
    but no definitive answer yet to this riddle.
    What exactly is the riddle? that cellular and wifi are on at the same time, like every phone since wifi came to phones?
    bhatech likes this.
    01-31-2021 11:10 AM
  10. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    You got a misguided idea somewhere.

    It was never either/or but always both.

    Is this the first time... with Android, Samsung, smart phone?

    It would be the same with any cellular device -- unless it lacked wifi.

    iphone or LTE Surface, or tablets with cellular. Blackberry and every other brand.

    Airplane mode allows wifi but turns off cellular. I had **** poor cellular and buggy wifi so I used to resort to airplane mode, and also had to do a quick off/on with WiFi at times.
    A 2nd generation Wi-Fi 6 along with finding and removing a bad LAN RJ45 cable has made any issues I had moot.
    01-31-2021 01:01 PM
  11. Johnson21x's Avatar
    i'm on TMobile, and here at home, my wifi wasn't down when the 5G showed up.

    very mysterious. something's going on but i just can't figure out what it is!

    thanks for trying to help me figure this out - but no definitive answer yet to this riddle.
    Your wifi doesnt have to be down for it to show 5g and wifi at the same time. Wifi just has to have connection issues even for a few seconds, connection issues but you still be connected to wifi and not a total disconnect.

    It's normal, don't worry about it.
    01-31-2021 01:32 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yeah I agree this been around for long time , nothing to be worried about.
    Ranjen617 likes this.
    01-31-2021 01:52 PM
  13. TheAngryToaster's Avatar
    This is literally every phone ever on the planet. Your phone doesn't disconnect from the entire network when you connect to wifi. That is why it will show both at the same time in the status bar like every other phone. 5g doesn't just refer to data, 5g is the 5th generation cell network that you are connected to.
    01-31-2021 07:07 PM
  14. chimpboy74's Avatar
    If it disconnects from mobilewhen connected to WiFi network you wouldn't receive calls (unless WiFi calling is enabled) or texts. Sounds very normal to me.
    01-31-2021 07:10 PM
  15. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    ok, the consensus is that this isn't important - so thank you all! i appreciate it.

    to clarify what i was trying to say, the following icons is the typical icons i see whenever i'm home using wifi, i.e. no 5G showing. (please see below)

    once in a while, out of the blue, the additional "5G" shows up like my original post, versus what you see below. the 5G may be there for a short while, or it may be there for many hours.

    my wifi is fine, as i'm very close to the wireless router and it works well even when i'm rooms away, so being typically merely 20 feet line of sight away, i think it may not be a wifi issue.

    This is typically what i see:

    Wifi AND 5G both on simultaneously! Why?-no-5g-showing-2021-01-30-19.38.29.jpg

    versus this is what shows up from time to time:

    Wifi AND 5G both on simultaneously! Why?-2021-01-30-10.43.00.jpg
    01-31-2021 11:24 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    ok, the consensus is that this isn't important - so thank you all! i appreciate it.

    to clarify what i was trying to say, the following icons is the typical icons i see whenever i'm home using wifi, i.e. no 5G showing. (please see below)

    once in a while, out of the blue, the additional "5G" shows up like my original post, versus what you see below. the 5G may be there for a short while, or it may be there for many hours.

    my wifi is fine, as i'm very close to the wireless router and it works well even when i'm rooms away, so being typically merely 20 feet line of sight away, i think it may not be a wifi issue.

    This is typically what i see:

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    versus this is what shows up from time to time:

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    I do get that also sometimes, it could be wifi broke off for a moment it would still show full wifi bars or a app that needed Mobile data .
    01-31-2021 11:49 PM
  17. ajrich#AC's Avatar
    I get that when Google Duo is running or not closed in the background and also the Linksys app too.
    02-01-2021 12:31 AM
  18. jlangner's Avatar
    ok, the consensus is that this isn't important - so thank you all! i appreciate it.

    to clarify what i was trying to say, the following icons is the typical icons i see whenever i'm home using wifi, i.e. no 5G showing. (please see below)

    once in a while, out of the blue, the additional "5G" shows up like my original post, versus what you see below. the 5G may be there for a short while, or it may be there for many hours.

    my wifi is fine, as i'm very close to the wireless router and it works well even when i'm rooms away, so being typically merely 20 feet line of sight away, i think it may not be a wifi issue.

    This is typically what i see:

    Click image for larger version. 

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    versus this is what shows up from time to time:

    Click image for larger version. 

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    If both images are from home then it could be you are switching bands from tower. You can look at signal strength and see big difference. Tower doesn't just have 5G. Could be going from 4G to 5G, etc.
    Gayle Lynn and Rukbat like this.
    02-01-2021 09:23 AM
  19. cohoman's Avatar
    My S21 is on AT&T and I just noticed the same thing today. I'm connected to my home wifi and I also see the 5G icon. Strange. I never saw this with my previous S10.
    02-01-2021 08:18 PM
  20. kjjb0204's Avatar
    My S21 is on AT&T and I just noticed the same thing today. I'm connected to my home wifi and I also see the 5G icon. Strange. I never saw this with my previous S10.
    Not strange. Your S10 doesn't have 5G.
    02-01-2021 08:42 PM
  21. cohoman's Avatar
    Not strange. Your S10 doesn't have 5G.
    I meant seeing the 5GE icon along with the Wifi connection icon at the same time on my S10. I'm seeing that on my new S21 along with the 5G icon.
    02-01-2021 08:49 PM
  22. kjjb0204's Avatar
    I meant seeing the 5GE icon along with the Wifi connection icon at the same time on my S10. I'm seeing that on my new S21 along with the 5G icon.
    I think you mean seeing the 4G icon and wifi logo at the same time on your S10. Your S10 does not have 5G, thus you would never have seen 5G and wifi both on your S10.
    02-01-2021 08:56 PM
  23. cohoman's Avatar
    I think you mean seeing the 4G icon and wifi logo at the same time on your S10. Your S10 does not have 5G, thus you would never have seen 5G and wifi both on your S10.
    My S10 did have 5Ge on the At&T network which is enhanced 4G. But, the icon showed as 5GE.
    02-01-2021 10:04 PM
  24. kjjb0204's Avatar
    My S10 did have 5Ge on the At&T network which is enhanced 4G. But, the icon showed as 5GE.
    Ah, ok. Then I stand corrected!
    02-01-2021 10:10 PM
  25. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    If my Note 20 Ultra shut its data off when I connected to WiFi I wouldn't be able to make/recieve calls and wouldn't be able to send/receive multimedia messages.
    Ranjen617 likes this.
    02-01-2021 10:46 PM
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