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  Reply # 433625 1-Feb-2011 11:58 Send private message

Shrapnel:
StriderNZ:
Shrapnel:
fallen: Folks,

Okay, I have cooked a rom in the rom kitchen and have also downloaded the latest Darky's Rom. I have copied the efs folder and have done a backup of my current stock rom, using the CWM backup options within Speedmod kernel, is there anything else I need to do before I start flashing the new roms...


I normally do a factory reset, dalvik cache wipe and cache partition wipe right before flashing.  If you do flash the one you cooked up can you tell me is the wifi continuously scans? :)



I am using a cooked ROM from the kitchen. What do you mean when you say "wifi continuosly scans?"


So in the wifi menu where you select a network it comes up with "scanning" with a loading circle half way down the page on top of the selectable wifi netowrks. Don't worry about it if you don't understand, I make it sound confusing


I can see what you mean and for me using DocRom_V9.1.4_XWJS3 the answer is "yes," it is continuously scanning.

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  Reply # 433629 1-Feb-2011 12:06 Send private message

StriderNZ:
Shrapnel:
StriderNZ:
Shrapnel:
fallen: Folks,

Okay, I have cooked a rom in the rom kitchen and have also downloaded the latest Darky's Rom. I have copied the efs folder and have done a backup of my current stock rom, using the CWM backup options within Speedmod kernel, is there anything else I need to do before I start flashing the new roms...


I normally do a factory reset, dalvik cache wipe and cache partition wipe right before flashing.  If you do flash the one you cooked up can you tell me is the wifi continuously scans? :)



I am using a cooked ROM from the kitchen. What do you mean when you say "wifi continuosly scans?"


So in the wifi menu where you select a network it comes up with "scanning" with a loading circle half way down the page on top of the selectable wifi netowrks. Don't worry about it if you don't understand, I make it sound confusing


I can see what you mean and for me using DocRom_V9.1.4_XWJS3 the answer is "yes," it is continuously scanning.


Thanks for checking that, at least its normal in Docs rom and not a bug that I've acquired.




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  Reply # 433897 1-Feb-2011 20:18 Send private message

lokhor: I have a wifi modem from DXJPA that works quite well. do you want me to email the file to you?


Thanks for the offer lokor, that's very decent of you.

StriderNZ:
Neets:
StriderNZ: Hey there fellow flashers... Embarassed I have been following this thread off and on for quite some time and I thought that it was time to add my voice to the many pages of questions and really helpful answers.

So it's a big "HI" going out to everyone involved in creating such a positive thread. You have made me smile many times.

I am using a ROM from Doc & Stefunel's kitchen XWJS3 v9.1.4 and am loving the stability, performance and battery life. I have experimented with a couple of modems recently  in particular the JPY and DXJPB - I'm with Vodafone. Judging by the comments and signatures on this forum the JPY modem is very well proven for many people and I have found it very good. I do however find that the DXJPB modem gives me better reception where I live in Christchurch, and I was wondering if anyone else has given this modem a try and what your impressions of it are?

Maybe I'm just suffering from the placebo effect that afflicts many of us with OCFD (Obsessive Compulsive Flashing Disorder).



Ahhh, we're here to entertain, some more than others.  I wont use any names, ok nofam?

Interesting that JPB gives better reception.  Not sure if I tried that.  Ever since going to JS3 my wifi reception drops out.  This is around 15m from the router.  Because of it I'm seriously considering going back to JPY.  Seems naff to have to connect to mobile data from my bedroom just so I can keep up to date on what's going on in the world when I wake.


After reading your post I decided to do some comparisons between the 2 modems with regards to wifi reception.

My wireless router is set to support b/g/n and is broadcasting on channel 9.
I used Wifi Analyser from the market to observe the signal strength of my network.

My observation was that I was gaining 5db of signal strength while using the DXJPB modem. This gain seemed to be consistant whether I near or far from the router.

Interestingly my phone rang while I was playing human aerial with the DXJPB modem and I was able to talk on the phone in an area of my house that is not usually viable with other modems.

Conclusion:
Give a try, you can always revert back.

I see that Doc's beta kitchen lets you generate an update.zip file with modems.

Here are links to the 2 modem files that I use, there were both generated in Doc & Stefunels kitchen. These files are to be flashed from recovery mode using Clockwork Mod.

http://hotfile.com/dl/100922301/018be5a/DXJPB_Modem.zip.html

http://hotfile.com/dl/100922948/1e5df09/XXJPY_Modem.zip.html




Thanks StriderNZ.  Since you had a modem file just begging to be taken I've flashed the DXJPB modem.

If that doesn't improve things, then I'll def. take lokhor up on his offer.

Thank you both!




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  Reply # 433904 1-Feb-2011 20:29 Send private message

Shrapnel:
StriderNZ:
Shrapnel:
StriderNZ:
Shrapnel:
fallen: Folks,

Okay, I have cooked a rom in the rom kitchen and have also downloaded the latest Darky's Rom. I have copied the efs folder and have done a backup of my current stock rom, using the CWM backup options within Speedmod kernel, is there anything else I need to do before I start flashing the new roms...


I normally do a factory reset, dalvik cache wipe and cache partition wipe right before flashing.  If you do flash the one you cooked up can you tell me is the wifi continuously scans? :)



I am using a cooked ROM from the kitchen. What do you mean when you say "wifi continuosly scans?"


So in the wifi menu where you select a network it comes up with "scanning" with a loading circle half way down the page on top of the selectable wifi netowrks. Don't worry about it if you don't understand, I make it sound confusing


I can see what you mean and for me using DocRom_V9.1.4_XWJS3 the answer is "yes," it is continuously scanning.


Thanks for checking that, at least its normal in Docs rom and not a bug that I've acquired.


I just asked in the #romkitchen room and it only scans when you're in that menu option.  Once you close out of the wireless menu it ceases to scan.




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  Reply # 433919 1-Feb-2011 20:56 Send private message

Neets:
Shrapnel:
StriderNZ:
Shrapnel:
StriderNZ:
Shrapnel:
fallen: Folks,

Okay, I have cooked a rom in the rom kitchen and have also downloaded the latest Darky's Rom. I have copied the efs folder and have done a backup of my current stock rom, using the CWM backup options within Speedmod kernel, is there anything else I need to do before I start flashing the new roms...


I normally do a factory reset, dalvik cache wipe and cache partition wipe right before flashing.  If you do flash the one you cooked up can you tell me is the wifi continuously scans? :)



I am using a cooked ROM from the kitchen. What do you mean when you say "wifi continuosly scans?"


So in the wifi menu where you select a network it comes up with "scanning" with a loading circle half way down the page on top of the selectable wifi netowrks. Don't worry about it if you don't understand, I make it sound confusing


I can see what you mean and for me using DocRom_V9.1.4_XWJS3 the answer is "yes," it is continuously scanning.


Thanks for checking that, at least its normal in Docs rom and not a bug that I've acquired.


I just asked in the #romkitchen room and it only scans when you're in that menu option.  Once you close out of the wireless menu it ceases to scan.


That makes sense, since it's the menu screen where you add new networks.

Thanks for resolving my ponderings on whether it was always happening.

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  Reply # 433932 1-Feb-2011 21:13 Send private message


Thanks neets, that helps me out lots, saves the worry of it draining my battery 

@ Defragger, battery life is very reasonable so far. No worse than Darky's I would think

Also installed Cruznec's dialer which is very nice looking




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  Reply # 433948 1-Feb-2011 21:33 Send private message

@ Neets - I was thinking about your problem with the poor wireless range. Have you tried installing the Wifi Analyser app from the market and checking to see if there are any other local wireless networks using the same channel as you.

If you haven't already done so, I would also recommend that you experiment with setting your wireless router on various wifi channels across the range perhaps channels 2/6/9/12 and checking to see if you get any better signal strength on any particular channel.

You seem pretty tech minded, so I'm thinking that you have probably tried all sorts of solutions.


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  Reply # 433949 1-Feb-2011 21:34 Send private message

StriderNZ: @ Neets - I was thinking about your problem with the poor wireless range. Have you tried installing the Wifi Analyser app from the market and checking to see if there are any other local wireless networks using the same channel as you.

If you haven't already done so, I would also recommend that you experiment with setting your wireless router on various wifi channels across the range perhaps channels 2/6/9/12 and checking to see if you get any better signal strength on any particular channel.

You seem pretty tech minded, so I'm thinking that you have probably tried all sorts of solutions.



Oh the illusion I have spun.  My router has channels?  Right o, off to have a look.




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  Reply # 433951 1-Feb-2011 21:37 Send private message



You seem pretty tech minded, so I'm thinking that you have probably tried all sorts of solutions.


Oh the illusion I have spun.  My router has channels?  Right o, off to have a look.


Laughing

He he. . . . .




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  Reply # 433952 1-Feb-2011 21:39 Send private message

Neets:
StriderNZ: @ Neets - I was thinking about your problem with the poor wireless range. Have you tried installing the Wifi Analyser app from the market and checking to see if there are any other local wireless networks using the same channel as you.

If you haven't already done so, I would also recommend that you experiment with setting your wireless router on various wifi channels across the range perhaps channels 2/6/9/12 and checking to see if you get any better signal strength on any particular channel.

You seem pretty tech minded, so I'm thinking that you have probably tried all sorts of solutions.



Oh the illusion I have spun.  My router has channels?  Right o, off to have a look.


Haha. Do you know how to log on to your router and access the wireless configuration page?

Let me know if you need any further direction.

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  Reply # 433953 1-Feb-2011 21:39 Send private message

nofam:


You seem pretty tech minded, so I'm thinking that you have probably tried all sorts of solutions.


Oh the illusion I have spun.  My router has channels?  Right o, off to have a look.


Laughing

He he. . . . .


Stop it!  That's mean ;-)

So I had a giggle at myself for picking up the router and twisting it this way and that (and noticing how hot it was) looking for "channels" and now getting stuck into the jolly Thomson Gateway thingee.

Android phones are so much simpler to master!




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  Reply # 433956 1-Feb-2011 21:44 Send private message

StriderNZ:
Neets:
StriderNZ: @ Neets - I was thinking about your problem with the poor wireless range. Have you tried installing the Wifi Analyser app from the market and checking to see if there are any other local wireless networks using the same channel as you.

If you haven't already done so, I would also recommend that you experiment with setting your wireless router on various wifi channels across the range perhaps channels 2/6/9/12 and checking to see if you get any better signal strength on any particular channel.

You seem pretty tech minded, so I'm thinking that you have probably tried all sorts of solutions.



Oh the illusion I have spun.  My router has channels?  Right o, off to have a look.


Haha. Do you know how to log on to your router and access the wireless configuration page?

Let me know if you need any further direction.


I feel somewhat relieved of have navigated myself to the WAP Config section.  My Channel selection is automatic.

Do I assume correctly it's just a case of selecting manual and then typing either 2/6/9/12? Cheers!




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  Reply # 433958 1-Feb-2011 21:46 Send private message

You took too long and I'm impatient when learning new things ;-)

I chose manual and changed it to 2.  Now we'll see.

Why would it have my region as Europe?  Nothing on the page allows this to be changed.




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  Reply # 433959 1-Feb-2011 21:46 Send private message

Neets:
nofam:


You seem pretty tech minded, so I'm thinking that you have probably tried all sorts of solutions.


Oh the illusion I have spun.  My router has channels?  Right o, off to have a look.


Laughing

He he. . . . .


Stop it!  That's mean ;-)

So I had a giggle at myself for picking up the router and twisting it this way and that (and noticing how hot it was) looking for "channels" and now getting stuck into the jolly Thomson Gateway thingee.

Android phones are so much simpler to master!


Open you web browser and type 192.168.1.254 in the address bar that will take you to your router configuration page.. Have a wee look around and you will see various configuration options.. Don't go changing anything just yet.. See if you can find the wireless options..

let me know if you would like any further guidance.

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  Reply # 433960 1-Feb-2011 21:47 Send private message

Neets: You took too long and I'm impatient when learning new things ;-)

I chose manual and changed it to 2.  Now we'll see.

Why would it have my region as Europe?  Nothing on the page allows this to be changed.


That's the spirit... I love it!!!

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