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(Solved) Wifi speed problem after KitKat update

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By cmdauria, Senior Member on 22nd February 2014, 11:39 PM
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I am scratching my head of this one. Ever since I upgraded to KitKat my wifi speed has dropped to almost no existent. It was always rock solid on jellybean. Every other wireless device in my house is capable of normal download and upload speeds except my phone.

I am using freezas stockish rom if that helps. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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22nd February 2014, 11:43 PM |#2  
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Maybe try reflashing?

I'm on the NABD leak and wifi is working fine.
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Maybe try reflashing?

I'm on the NABD leak and wifi is working fine.

Have you actually ran a speed test. I can connect and stay connected no problem. The speed is not good at all

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Yes speeds are fine for me. It's the same as it was on JB or CM11.
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I guess I will try and reflash and see what happens.

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Just because I received the answer deep in another thread, I wanted to post the solution here as well. The problem seems to be under settings, location, mode... If you are set to powersave, change it to any other mode and your speed will immediately come back to normal. I hope this info helps!

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23rd February 2014, 02:49 PM |#7  
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Just because I received the answer deep in another thread, I wanted to post the solution here as well. The problem seems to be under settings, location, mode... If you are set to powersave, change it to any other mode and your speed will immediately come back to normal. I hope this info helps!

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I think the big remaining issue here is that it likes to switch back to Power Save on its own.

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Update. I think the solution is to leave gps on all the time. Then it won't switch back to Power Saving. Kitkat changed some things with location. On my Nexus 5, my gps was always on by default. Luckily it doesn't seem like there's extra battery drain to go with it like we have in previous Android versions.

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I think the big remaining issue here is that it likes to switch back to Power Save on its own.

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---------- Post added at 08:49 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:24 AM ----------

Update. I think the solution is to leave gps on all the time. Then it won't switch back to Power Saving. Kitkat changed some things with location. On my Nexus 5, my gps was always on by default. Luckily it doesn't seem like there's extra battery drain to go with it like we have in previous Android versions.

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You are correct... Leave gps on and problem solved!

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