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[Q] Anyone notice the Focus with Mango favoring 3G over WIFI?

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By N!njaDuck, Senior Member on 13th October 2011, 10:44 PM
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I have terrible 3G signal at home and my office. Since updating to the official ATT release of Mango (From the RTM release), I noticed that the phone will not use the WIFI at times until I turn off the data.

Anyone else notice this?
 
 
14th October 2011, 09:14 PM |#2  
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mine always uses wifi unless it's not connected to a wifi network.

wp7 does seem to shut off the wifi connection when its asleep though and then reconnects when you turn on the screen....
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Originally Posted by N!njaDuck

I have terrible 3G signal at home and my office. Since updating to the official ATT release of Mango (From the RTM release), I noticed that the phone will not use the WIFI at times until I turn off the data.

Anyone else notice this?

YES...I have this very problem. At times, my Focus has trouble connecting to wifi, and at times when it is connected it actually uses 3G/3G+ and then the connection
stalls.

In my case the 3G isn't bad, and neither is the wifi...if i turn of either Cellular data or WIFI then the other will work just fine for data. It is as though the phone has trouble switching between the two.

Finally, I have talked to a couple HTC Radar owners with the same problem in another forum. Besides having Mango in common, we all think it might be related to using Internet Sharing (which I 'hacked' onto my Focus). Do you have the Internet SHaring hack on your Focus?
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With my Focus (with Mango update) did not have problem.
With Focus S, experiencing disconnects on WiFi.
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My Focus prefers wifi over 3G.
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More clarity on my experience:

It does not favor 3G over WIFI. It does check the 3G signal before WIFI and when in a bad coverage area that has "some" connectivity it seems to time-out prior to using the WIFI.

Any advice would be welcome.
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