WiFi issues on multiples OS's - Nexus 5

Joseph Wright 2

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I have had my Nexus 5 since early september but after having it for a month the wifi began to frequently drop out and freeze even when connected, so i changed my router (BT Hub 3) to another of the same one that i had lying around which fixed the problem for a while but then it came back, i restarted my phone, chose to forget the network, and restarted my router all at the same time which fixed it...

Until I updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop which caused my wifi and data to frequently drop out freeze along with the other annoying bugs. So I decided to change to 4.4.4 which fixed the data problem but still not the wifi problem so i swapped to cyanogenmod 11 which didnt fix it either so now i am back on stock 4.4.4 KitKat android with the same issue I started with except I am rooted, have an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery image so i dont know how well me trying to get a new unit would go...

I have dropped the phone in room temperature water for a few seconds about 3 times since i got the phone (dont ask lol) I have not dropped it from a height of more than 50cm ever. So i don't really know what i should do now.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

- Joe
 

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Welcome to Android Central! That's hard to pinpoint. But I would mention that the ill effects of water exposure don't occur immediately--sometimes it takes a while for corrosion to develop. So it's possible that you're seeing some late effect of those mishaps.
 

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How the hell do you drop your phone into water not once, not twice but three times? Oscar Wilde had this to say about orphans, to lose one parent is a tragedy but to lose both is just careless. To drop you phone in water three times is very careless. That said I doubt your problem has anything to do with getting the phone wet. You might have a bad antenna connection or it could be your router.

Have you used your phone with other routers? Does it work in public hotspots or with friend's or work access points? If it works elsewhere then the finger points to your router, if not then you have a hardware problem. I've never had a WiFI problem. I have a lot of routers, an ASUS 802.11AC, a Netgear 802.11AC, the Verizon router (currently disabled in favor of the ASUS), and a tiny TP-Link hotspot, an old DLink (retired now). The N5 works smoothly with all of them. I've been running Lollypop since the first developer release with no WiFI issues. I naver had any with KitKat either. BTW if your problem is the BT router I suggest that you get an ASUS and disable the WiFI on the BT router. The ASUS has the best performance of all of my routers and it has a much better user interface than the Netgear (which also has good performance but has an inferior user interface).
 

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Well I have tried it on many people's personal hotspots and it works fine and my 4G works fine and I can use WiFi at my nans but at home there is an iPhone 6, iPad 2, nexus 7, a laptop, a Mac all connected wirelessly and two PCs and a TV connected via Ethernet

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