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Topic # 85589 21-Jun-2011 21:04
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S running Android 2.1, which I bought in NZ (but I think was parallel imported from France).  It's a nice phone, I like it.

I'm using a 2degrees prepay phone/data SIM.  All works fine. Mobile data, email, browser etc, now on the 3g and previously the 2g networks

However, when I try to connect to any wifi networks in NZ, the phone finds the network fine, and request the password (if required), and says it is connected, but none of the internet functions on the phone work - no browser, email, navigation, etc.

I was in the US for a couple of weeks recently, and the phone connected to wifi just fine, and then all the services worked fine.  While there, I had the mobile data roaming switched off, and also the background data sync off.

However, having returned to NZ, even if I turn off the same settings, same problem recurs.  It even doesn't work if I take the SIM out and fire up the phone without a SIM.   It will connect to the wifi network but no joy once connected.

Happy to provide any other info requested

Any suggestions?  


PS I thought about posting this in a forum for mobile phones - please feel free to move it if necessary.



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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 483974 21-Jun-2011 21:23
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It's actually a Galaxy Spica i5700 sorry. Don't quite know what I was thinking...

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  Reply # 487584 29-Jun-2011 22:22
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Did you get a web-capture page when you first load the web browser? Some networks require a web login or at least agree to T&Cs before other traffic will be enabled -- there aren't many that are totally free.

Does the wifi work on your home wifi network?

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  Reply # 487585 29-Jun-2011 22:29
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Thanks for your reply.  I solved it late last night (1.30am!) - hooray!

First, I did a factory reset of my phone. No idea why this helped but it was clearly helpful.

Then I dealt with the lack of connection to the Time Capsule by using a static IP address on the phone.  For some reason, it would previous find the network and connect (requiring password) but there was an issue with the IP address allocated by the Time Capsule.  Anyway, I'm happy now.

Thanks again.


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