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By jeffsf, Recognized Contributor on 31st March 2011, 06:37 PM
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I've had my SGS4G for about a month now and, until recently, it seemed reliable in connecting to wifi networks, both open and WPA2/PSK. Recently, it has started to not be able to connect when "turning on" the wifi, generally through the pull-down from the status bar, or through WiFi Widget. Going to the Settings > Wireless and network > Wi-Fi settings page shows, when it had failed, "Error" under the "Wi-Fi" heading. Generally, if I try to turn it on from there, it will "try" for a while and usually result in "error" again. Sometimes returning to the home screen (Go Launcher, in my case) and trying again will result in a connection, but not consistently.

Stock kernel, firmware, etc.

Looking at the logs, it appears that the kernel module is not loading. For example

Code:
V/WifiProgressStore(18818): WifiProgressStore Created
E/WifiHW  ( 2482): return of insmod (args:firmware_path=/system/etc/wifi/bcm4329_sta.bin nvram_path=/system/etc/wifi/nvram_net.txt dhd_watchdog_ms=10 dhd_poll=1) : ret = -1, Invalid argument
E/WifiService( 2482): Failed to load Wi-Fi driver.
as opposed to a "good" load

Code:
I/WifiHW  ( 2482): [WIFI] Load Driver
I/WifiHW  ( 2482): [WiFi.c] insmod() Start!! 
I/WifiHW  ( 2482): [WiFi.c] start init_module() Start!!
Removing WiFi Widget (com.rb.wifiwidget) has not resolved the situation.

Is this something that anyone else has run into?


Amusing update -- For a brief while, I was seeing both the WiFi and 4G emblems in the status bar.

I'm trying removing mirin browser, which has a wifi-state listener (who knows why) and will try killing DriveSmart if the problem persists.
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31st March 2011, 09:42 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by jeffsf

I've had my SGS4G for about a month now and, until recently, it seemed reliable in connecting to wifi networks, both open and WPA2/PSK. Recently, it has started to not be able to connect when "turning on" the wifi, generally through the pull-down from the status bar, or through WiFi Widget. Going to the Settings > Wireless and network > Wi-Fi settings page shows, when it had failed, "Error" under the "Wi-Fi" heading. Generally, if I try to turn it on from there, it will "try" for a while and usually result in "error" again. Sometimes returning to the home screen (Go Launcher, in my case) and trying again will result in a connection, but not consistently.

Stock kernel, firmware, etc.

Looking at the logs, it appears that the kernel module is not loading. For example

Code:
V/WifiProgressStore(18818): WifiProgressStore Created
E/WifiHW  ( 2482): return of insmod (args:firmware_path=/system/etc/wifi/bcm4329_sta.bin nvram_path=/system/etc/wifi/nvram_net.txt dhd_watchdog_ms=10 dhd_poll=1) : ret = -1, Invalid argument
E/WifiService( 2482): Failed to load Wi-Fi driver.
as opposed to a "good" load

Code:
I/WifiHW  ( 2482): [WIFI] Load Driver
I/WifiHW  ( 2482): [WiFi.c] insmod() Start!! 
I/WifiHW  ( 2482): [WiFi.c] start init_module() Start!!
Removing WiFi Widget (com.rb.wifiwidget) has not resolved the situation.

Is this something that anyone else has run into?


Amusing update -- For a brief while, I was seeing both the WiFi and 4G emblems in the status bar.

I'm trying removing mirin browser, which has a wifi-state listener (who knows why) and will try killing DriveSmart if the problem persists.

this happens to me all the time, i see 4g and wifi on and supposedly connected. I think we are going to need a patch from samsung to fix it. I love this phone but wifi on this thing is totally ridiculous
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Ok I think I have found the cause of this problem. Everytime when my RAM runs low the Wifi have trouble turning on. Especially when I have less than 50MB Ram. If I go to Task Manager and free up some RAM the Wifi will start working again.
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Ok I think I have found the cause of this problem. Everytime when my RAM runs low the Wifi have trouble turning on. Especially when I have less than 50MB Ram. If I go to Task Manager and free up some RAM the Wifi will start working again.

I did the fota fix (frees up about 200 megs of ram) and I still have wifi connectivity issues...


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I did the fota fix (frees up about 200 megs of ram) and I still have wifi connectivity issues...


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No I mean the RAM, not the internal storage. If you hold the home button and go to task manager, there is a RAM manager and it lets you clear up memory by closing down some apps. Wifi should work after that.
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I experience these issues as well.

Galaxy S 4G
7th April 2011, 09:51 PM |#7  
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It's not an available RAM issue and killing DriveSmart does not resolve this (as suggested in another thread). Removing Mirin Browser and WiFi Widget did not resolve either.
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Seems as if the wifi issue is a factor in the wifi not connecting. I just got the wifi error and clearing the ram made the wifi hooked right up

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Hello,
Wanted to see if someone found a solution for this?
I'm facing the same problem on a Vibrant, same messages in the logs.

Unrelated to RAM unfortunately.

Just curious, anyone here running JuiceDefender?

Thanks,
Sinan.
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