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Droid X Wi-Fi Issues
Giovanni8089
Member

What is Verizon's official statement about the serious issues with Droid X wifi?  Are certain phones defective, all phones defective, or is it a software issue?

 

I can't keep a connection on Wifi.  I've tried some of the workarounds online, but nothing works consistently.

 

It's easy to see this is a widespread problem:

http://phandroid.com/2010/07/21/droid-x-experiencing-wifi-connectivity-problems/

http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/07/21/verizon-wireless-droid-x-plagued-by-wi-fi-connectivity-iss...

http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-x-general-discussions/61865-anyone-else-having-wifi-problems....

http://www.androiddevelopmenttalk.com/news/droid-x-wifi-issue-a-quick-fix/

 

and the list goes on and on....

 

 

I love the phone, but this is a dealbreaker.  Do I need to exchange the phone, or is a fix coming?  If so, when?

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Re: Droid X Wi-Fi Issues
curtterp
Sr. Member
Not all phones are defective. My X has no problem with WiFi at home.... I cannot connect at work because our WiFi at work is a closed system and personal computing products are not allowed on the network, wired or wireless.
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Re: Droid X Wi-Fi Issues
Giovanni8089
Member

Which wireless router are you running curtterp?

 

I'm running D-Link DIR-655.

 

Everyone else that responds to this thread, whom is experiencing issues, should list their router make and model.

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Re: Droid X Wi-Fi Issues
curtterp
Sr. Member

Giovanni8089 wrote:

Which wireless router are you running curtterp?

 

I'm running D-Link DIR-655.

 

Everyone else that responds to this thread, whom is experiencing issues, should list their router make and model.


I have 2 routers

 

1 - Dlink DIR-628 running 802.11n only - 2.4Ghz spectrum

2 - Linksys WRT54GC running mixed mode b/g

 

Both routers have WPA2 Personal AES encryption enabled. I also run a MAC filter on both to only allow the listed MAC address's. I was unable to connect to either router until I remembered to put in the MAC address into each router. After I did that, I have not had any issues with connecting or staying connected.

 

I am getting 65 Mbps on the Dlink and 54Mbps on the Linksys.

 

Did you check the Dlink website to make sure that you have the latest firmware on your router?

 

 

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Re: Droid X Wi-Fi Issues
Madmax24
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I have a Linksys N Ultra Plus, WRT 160N. I have had no trouble connecting to my home network. My phone shows up in the Linksys Advosor as just another device. I haven't tried Wi-Fi in hotels or coffee shops yet, so I cannot attest to how well it works in that environment.

 

I love my Droid. Like anything else, there will be detractors and some people will get a lemon. However, I think most people will be happy with their Droid X.

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Re: Droid X Wi-Fi Issues
morc42
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I just had the exact same issue but fortunately had an extra router available.  I started with the D-Link DIR-615 and as soon as the Droid X connected, it dropped.  This kept repeating so I started searching around and couldn't find a straight answer. 

 

I grabbed my old Linksys WRT54G, reset it to its default setting, entered my PPPoE info, changed the wireless security to WPA2 Personal & Algorithms to AES, changed the wireless channel to 7 (not sure if that did anything because it didn't on the D-Link) and that's it.  It immediately started working and has not dropped yet. There must be a conflicting setting on the D-Link that I couldn't find.  I have not set up MAC addresses either. 

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morc42
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By the way, I updated the firmware on the D-Link and it still didn't work.

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Re: Droid X Wi-Fi Issues
MJDroidX
Member

wifi works intermittently. haven't tried downgrading to g. using apple airport extreme. no issues with any other device. same problem in the office with d-link n router. Verizon, MOTO, you guys need to fix this

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Re: Droid X Wi-Fi Issues
hatsal
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I'm using an Airport Extreme at home and my Droid X is unusably slow over wifi. I don't feel that I should be forced to reconfigure the router from any of the entirely standard settings I'm using in order to make the Droid work with it, so I haven't tried turning off WPA or setting it to 802.11g or something. So I've just turned off wifi; that's why I have an unlimited data plan, right?

 

I haven't tried it with any other wifi networks, yet.

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Re: Droid X Wi-Fi Issues
DCRedskinsRule

I'm also definitely frustrated with the Wi-Fi instability.  I had the Droid Incredible, which pretty much worked flawlessly, and swapped it for the X.  When the wifi connects, it's INCREDIBLY fast, but it doesn't consistently work.  According to the settings, it's connected to the router @ 54 mpbs with good signal strength, has a stable IP, but when I try to load something on the browser or GMail nothing happens.  I've even tried many of the suggestions from the different forums like changing the sleep setting to Never and enabling Auto IP and everytime I change a setting, it will work great...but then just stop.  My question is whether or not this is a radio issue or driver issue.  If it's a software then I can wait and hopefully get an update...but if it's a hardware issue then I'm incredibly annoyed (pun-intended).

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