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Topic # 150012 8-Jul-2014 15:36
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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.

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  Reply # 1084173 8-Jul-2014 15:39
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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

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  Reply # 1087648 12-Jul-2014 11:29
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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.




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  Reply # 1087658 12-Jul-2014 11:54
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Use the forget network option under WiFi SSIDs

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  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

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