If I don't use my Galaxy S3 for a while I lose the wifi connection. I've tried various suggestions to get it to reconnect but the only thing that seems to work is restarting the router. I'm not having problems with my laptop's connection.
Probably an old or incorrectly configured router.. what model router is it?
Or your router might need an update to it. Check with your router's manufacturer's website and see if there is a firmware update for your make and model.
I have almost a reverse issue.I hook into my router with no issues and it stays connected. When I turn off WIFI on my phone the only way I can hook back into the radio to receive calls is to reboot the phone. Really weird. My phone rings and I can answer it but I do not hear anyone and they do not hear me, once I restart phone no issues. This happenes everytime I use WIFI
This is the biggest issue I've encountered thus far. After successfully connecting to wi-fi I can't remain connected for more than 15-20 mins of activity without losing the signal. Then trying to reconnect is hit or miss. Really hope there's an update coming soon.
******** I sit next to router and I have same issue, I pick up phone and It's on 4G I have to restart the phone in order to connect because If I go to settings it will show my network as ''Not in range'' or ''connecting'' Infinitely, I hope some custom ROM solves this
Our router is a Belkin N with 2008 firmware. We haven't changed anything, however, the problem seems to have disappeared. Hmmmm. A few days ago I talked to T-Mobile Tech Support. They did something (I don't know what), but it didn't fix the problem. I had to restart the router at least two more times. For the last few days I have not had a problem. I leave home and the phone switches to 4g, I come back and it switches back to wi fi. I wish I could tell everyone why. Could it be a phone issue that T-Mobile can fix?
To me it seems like the S3 is super sensitive to wifi. At work, it will connect to the wifi just fine but sometimes while I'm doing something on the phone I will get the pop up message, "Connect to XXXX (name of ssid) network". It's like it drops off or goes into some type of sleep mode or something. Although I have it set to Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep to "always".
All phones as worse Wifi reception comparing to laptops or consoles or whatever, they simply have lower antennas that lose a bit of the signal, nothing to worry about, I blame the OS rather, and don't look at ''Bars'' Install Wifi analyzer and check your reception in numbers:-50dBm - Perfect Signal! or 5 Bars
-60dBm - Very good,4 bars
-70dBm - Good/Moderate 3 or 2 Bars
-80dBm - Fair, you might have latency increase by now 1 Bar
-90dBm - Still connected but you speeds will drop from now on
-100dBm and lower - Get closer god damnit!
It happens not just with this phone but laptops, blueray, tvs etc..
How hard is it once in a while to turn the light switch on and off every so offten..
Besides you system is more secure when the connection is off at night when your done.
As a possible workaround have you tried turning on wifi-calling and setting it to "wifi only"? Not sure if it will work.
Go to DHCP client list (in your belkin settings) Check your connect client list and than click add or reserve or whatever button is next to it, it could be your phone is trying to get an IP from a device that is already connected on your network.
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