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[Q] Anyone able to access hidden wifi networks?

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27th September 2011, 10:49 PM   |  #1  
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have been using mango for a month now...and then got the mango update today..still noticed that cant connect to hidden wifi networks...can anyone else connect?i read in a post that you can connect to them in mango by going to the wifi setttings page and pressing advanced where an add option would be available...cant seem to get it...
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have been using mango for a month now...and then got the mango update today..still noticed that cant connect to hidden wifi networks...can anyone else connect?i read in a post that you can connect to them in mango by going to the wifi setttings page and pressing advanced where an add option would be available...cant seem to get it...

Same question here. I can not find the tethering fuction either.
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I can't seem to find it either. The guy in this link thinks that the option is enabled by firmware.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...08&postcount=5

If no-one with a DVP can access this setting, it's possible Dell may not have enabled this yet in the firmware.
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I can't seem to find it either. The guy in this link thinks that the option is enabled by firmware.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...08&postcount=5

If no-one with a DVP can access this setting, it's possible Dell may not have enabled this yet in the firmware.

thats bad!!!!!!!!!!!! was one of those features i was waiting for....maybe in a future update but i doubt it....
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This article seems to confirm it:
http://www.wpcentral.com/tethering-h...where-art-thou

Hope Dell will be working on some firmware updates
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Most unfortunate update(Mango). After all the hype the features are incomplete.
Now I am feeling sorry that I ever bought Samsung Focus.
21st December 2011, 09:45 PM   |  #7  
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Bought one unlocked for 300$, has the mango udpate, but no + sign for Hidden n/w's. It sure is painful, there is no point using data plan while in office/home. any idea when is the next update coming?
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I recall reading something about the version of a certain piece of hardware Dell choose to include in the phone. The particular chip (Qualcomm I believe) doesn't allow for broadcasting of N band wireless networks and doesn't enable recognition of hidden WiFi networks, thus no tethering and only public wireless networks for now. Again this is just what I've seen her and there so don't quote me on it haha.
I've heard talk about a firmware work-around despite hardware limitations so there is some hope, but I'm not going to get my hopes up for now.


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23rd December 2011, 03:51 AM   |  #9  
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yup me too read about the hardware article...its sad that one of the initial flagship windows phones doesnt have much on hardware terms...btw tethering is possible through the em app...you can search through xda to do it...but hidden networks i doubt anymore...dont think they will be releasing a new firmware anytime soon
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seems like there isn't going to be any udpate dell discontinued the phone.

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