Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


82 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

Topic # 150012 8-Jul-2014 15:36
Send private message

Hello, if I connect my cellphone to a particular wifi network (SSID) and then leave the cellphone unattended for a while, I find that when I go back it has switched to a new wifi network (SSID).
Is this normal behaviour with cellphones i.e. they will disconnect if no activity or a stronger network found ?
Have you guys experienced this ? and if so do you know why ?

Thanks for any help.

Create new topic
2853 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 303


  Reply # 1084173 8-Jul-2014 15:39
One person supports this post
Send private message

If you have connected to multiple SSIDs in signal range, when the wifi sleep activates and turns off, as soon as you resume it connects to the first in-range AP in the list (usually alphabetically)

'Forget' the network you don't want to connect to

21533 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4386

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1087648 12-Jul-2014 11:29
Send private message

Yes that is normal. It will connect to the "best" network, and the only way it has to tell bestness before connecting is signal strength. There is no ordering of them on android like on a windows computer. Not sure about ios as I limit my exposure to that to only when nessacary.

If the crap network is stronger, it will connect to it.




Richard rich.ms

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 1087658 12-Jul-2014 11:54
Send private message

Use the forget network option under WiFi SSIDs

170 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 28


  Reply # 1087712 12-Jul-2014 14:10

johnr: Use the forget network option under WiFi SSIDs

Yip, forget the network on your phone that you don't want will solve it

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.