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Topic # 72926 5-Dec-2010 09:09 Send private message

Has anyone else with a HTC trophy (or any other Windows Phone 7) experienced WiFi problems?

For example I turn on the WiFi, connect to the AP at home and it actually takes almost a minute after saying "connected" to actually be usable? ActiveSync complains it can't connect, the browser won't find servers.

What is strange is that after a few minutes it stops working - or just one things or another. Sometimes I am still able to keep browsing, but ActiveSync says it can't connect. Or Marketplace connects while I can't browse.

Sometimes this "work" "doesn't work" status flip flops multiple times, even if I don't turn off the screen - that is the device is on all the time.

Obviously at all the times my Internet connection is still available to other devices and PC on my network.





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  Reply # 413596 6-Dec-2010 16:41 Send private message

I personally haven't had any problems with the phone and its Wifi. Works for me pretty much immediately after I connect and I haven't noticed it dropping its connection.

Sometimes the connection to my email accounts (IMAP) can be a bit slow, but no slower than what I experience through Outlook on my PC.

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  Reply # 413622 6-Dec-2010 17:24 Send private message

AFAIK WP7 isn't quite supporting WEP yet I think? I had difficulty connecting to our Mac Mini AP (WiFi Sharing).




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  Reply # 413627 6-Dec-2010 17:33 Send private message

It supports WEP and WPA just fine.




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  Reply # 413629 6-Dec-2010 17:35 Send private message

Hmm.. interesting. I haven't got any WiFi issue other than with the Mac Mini AP at my work. Weird.




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  Reply # 423212 1-Jan-2011 18:04 Send private message

do any one has idea why do i need to connect wifi mannualy everytime i start browsing internet or put on mobile????????????????? pls help me out ,,,,,, how do i permanently keep connect to my home wifi modem,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, thanks 



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  Reply # 423245 1-Jan-2011 21:16 Send private message

Completely off topic... Once you connect to a WiFi AP it will remember it forever. You just have to hit Settings | WiFi and connect from there.




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  Reply # 423295 1-Jan-2011 23:22 Send private message

I know that this isn't much help but my HTC Trophy works fine with my WPA WiFi.  It automatically reconnects everytime without a problem and I've not had any issues with drop outs or ActiveSync.

I'm very impressed with Windows Phone 7 actually.

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  Reply # 423381 2-Jan-2011 12:56 Send private message

thanks ,,,,,,,,,,, but i mean it doesnot reconnect automatically every time i come to my wifi range as it does with iphone ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :-(

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  Reply # 423407 2-Jan-2011 15:15 Send private message

I've found Wifi to be quite reliable across the various Windows Phone 7 handsets I've been using over the last couple of months. That said, I do also have a 100mb/month ($10) data plan which sits in the background so I might not notice if connection dropped occasionally.

There are only two times I can recall obvious issues with Wifi:
1) Was for the first hour or so after swapping out my home router with a new one. But in that case I got an error message in the phone's browser that was shown as being generated by the router - so I don't think that was an issue with the phone hardware or software.
2) Testing out new free WiFi at MacDonalds. I turned off my 3G data connection to test it and found the WiFi connection to be unreliable. Might be something to do with their fancy security - a disconnect and reconnect seemed to help.

One thing I have noticed is that Windows Phone 7 *appears* to save power by powering down Wi-Fi when the phone is locked and screen off (at least for a time - it must fire up occasionally to recieve email, toast notifcations, etc). I am guessing at this because when unlock the screen when the screen has been off I see the Wi-Fi icon animates for about 1 second before it goes solid.




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  Reply # 429213 20-Jan-2011 14:45 Send private message

I've started to notice my phone doing this. 

The WiFi is getting a bit dodgy on it, like it is getting some pretty major packet loss and times, or dropping out.  Often when I first unlock the phone it will take some time before the WiFi becomes usable.

When using mobile roaming it seems fine though.



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  Reply # 429215 20-Jan-2011 14:53 Send private message

Remember the WiFi is off while the phone is locked. It takes a bit of time for WiFi to restart and connect. My problem appears when using the phone (continuously unlocked) and the connection seems to drop, even if sitting next to the AP (and yes, there aren't any other APs around here to cause interference).




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