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Nexus s wifi connection problem

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On my recently purchased Google/Samsung nexus s I have experienced problems with the wifi connection. When turning wifi on the wifi icon goes from green to grey (indicating no connection ) after a short while and although I am connected and have a dynamically assigned IP address it is not possible to browse the web or use e.g. marked. It turns out that changing the wireless network settings to always “on”, solves all my problems.
Goto “settings”, “wireless and network”, “wifi settings “, press the menu button and choose “advanced”, “wifi sleep policy.”, set to never.
Thanks to this forum I was led in the right direction.


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July 24, 2011 at 9:42 pm

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Things I hate about my HTC Tattoo

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For the last year my cell phone has been a HTC Tattoo. It is my first smart phone and I bought after some considerations, mainly due to the following features:

  • Relatively affordable price
  • Small size
  • The ability to synchronize with my company Exchange account via the ActiveSync
  • VPN connection ability
  • Wireless networking

It tuned out that I got only 3 out of 5 or maybe 3.5 on good day. Here it is. VPN should work, however not with Cisco IPSec. Some have reported that on a rooted Tattoo you can load the kernel module to allow vpnc to work. I am yet to take the plunge and root my Tattoo.

Exchange sync works to some extent. I can read mail and update my calender, but for some strange reason I have not managed to send mail via my Exchange account, or download attachments for that matter.

In addition to these shortcomings the below issues are

  • slow CPU
  • Android lock-in to an ancient android version (1.6) , HTC Sense is part of the explanation.
  • Poor battery capacity (this applies to most smartphones I guess)
  • Completely impossible to read anything on the screen outdoor in sunshine.
  • Too small screen size. It is very difficult to use the soft keyboard. The number of typos is just too high.

I am considering a new Samsung galaxy S Google phone, due to the vanilla android which should enable android updating without delays for GUI customization. On the other hand I find the iphone 4 very appealing also, but I dislike the “Apple lock-in” and their desire to make decisions limiting the freedom of the user/customer.

Written by aandreasen

May 30, 2011 at 8:54 pm

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