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Recent Wifi signal problems
Johnsont
Member

I am having problems with my wifi signal.  I have a Droid X2, which has been a dream to own (about a year) until recently.  In the past couple of weeks, I cannot hold a wifi signal.  The phone continually switches from wifi to 3G, no matter what wifi I am using.  This continual switching is running my battery dry!  I have started in safe mode, but that does not seems to help.  I have uninstalled the only app I have recently installed, no difference. I have installed Wifi Analyzer, which shows a periodic, but drastic, drop in signal with an immediate rebound to full signal.  During this time it in indicates it is scanning for an IP address.  None of my other devices are having trouble on the same wifi networks.  I am not technically savvy when it comes to phones, but here is some info.  I am running system version 1.3.418.MB870, model Droid X2, Android version 2.3.5.  If anyone has ideas, I would appcreciate it!

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Re: Recent Wifi signal problems
ferris_b
Member

I have been having the exact same problem with my X2. This has been happening ever since the 1.3.418.MB870 system update. It's definately related to the update. I hope Verizon gets it fixed soon!

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Re: Recent Wifi signal problems
bearone21
Leader

something may have changed with the update.

my droid x would only connect with wep, not wpa or any other config with my linksys wrt54g router.

you might try changing channels, i use 11.

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Re: Recent Wifi signal problems
B33
Sr. Leader

Bear when did you get this Update ? the Only update i seen on the Verizon Site was for the Droid X2.. Did you Wait a bit before you Updated. The Update that i have is 4.5.621 MB810 for my X 

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Re: Recent Wifi signal problems
DroidX2Glitch
Member

i am 3 feet from my wifi router and my droid x2 will not stay connected!

it works good for 3 minutes then it disconnects for no reason and then reconnects. 3 minutes later disconnects and reconnects.  it was fine before i installed the v1.3.418 that was pushed on me!

Please Verizon provide a way to fix this problem asap. We need a new update or a way to go back to the old version.

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Re: Recent Wifi signal problems
val245
Member

try checking router settings and the lease time on your LAN --if it is set to "forever" or "infinite" change the lease time to a limited setting like two weeks. This seems to bypass the DHCP setting. There may be a bug in Android. Alternatively some have also tried a static IP, but the first thing worked for me.

Re: Recent Wifi signal problems
DroidX2Glitch
Member

Thank you so much! I tried everything else with the router.

i just changed the I.P. lease from forever to 2 weeks and the wifi has stayed connected!

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Re: Recent Wifi signal problems
Johnsont
Member

Thank you so much, val245!  I mean it - bless you.  I was going nuts with the wifi.  Switched my setting to two weeks, and so far so good. 

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Re: Recent Wifi signal problems
Rvettiner
Member

My router is made by Belkin and I called them. We changed several settings and even did a firmware update and I am still having this problem. So frustrated! Any suggestions?

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Re: Recent Wifi signal problems
Johnsont
Member

Mine is also a Belkin. After I changed the setting suggested by the earlier poster (changing forever to two weeks), I have had no problem at all.

Sent via DroidX2 on Verizon Wireless™

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