06-15-2012 12:58 AM
06-15-2012 10:45 AM
I tried out your fix to mixed results. I can browse things on my wifi now, however it loads extrordinarily slowly. Thanks for posting it though. I hope Motorola fixes it on their end, because I was using wifi no problem on the older software version.
06-15-2012 11:11 AM
I had a similar (but very intermittent) issue until I replaced my router (now using FIOS router from Verizon). No issues of any kind since. So I do believe it is more of a router problem than a phone problem. I am currently running N with a G repeater in the farthest reaches of my house. There is a "significant" difference between the two, but my phone automatically switches to the G when in that part of the house and then back to N.
Have it set up to connect to strongest signal.
If you don't already have, you should consider updating to a newer N router. If not, make sure the firmware of your current router is up to date. Most just buy the router, set it up, and never upgrade to the newest version of firmware. This can cause issues as well.
06-16-2012 11:47 AM
So grandsport, your router outputs wireless N, and the repeater grabs the wireless N and outputs to wireless G? Or is it a wired repeater? Are either of those putting out a mixed wireless mode (N/G/B, or G/B respectively)?
The thing I'm trying to get out there is that it seems as though the phone doesn't handle B & G mixed wireless mode connection swaps very well. I have no idea why, or really nothing else technical to add to it; but changing that simple setting in my router fixed it and the issue has not reappeared since.
I'm going to hook up a D-Link router I have lying around to do some further testing to hopefully rule out the router as being an issue entirely.
02-28-2013 09:34 AM
802.11b is a very old standard, Circa 1999. It originally only supported WEP encryption, not WPA or WPA2. Some drivers may have been updated to support WPA but I doubt if anything supports WPA2 under 802.11b. That may have been your problem, if the network connected using the b standard, your security may have been blocking access. Since both 802.11g and n support WPA2, that shouldn't be an issue with a modern router. Unless you have a real old legacy device, it's a good idea to disable b, stick to g or n.
I have my router set for g + n, connect a variety of g & n devices and don't have any problems.