Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2012 21:56 UTC
Windows A few days I switched back to Windows Phone 7.5 as my main smartphone operating system. Why? Well, because I can. I like to change things up every now and then, and blessed as I am with an iPhone 3GS (currently pulling duty at my best friend as her portable gaming device), Galaxy SII with CM9, and an HTC HD7, I have the luxury of doing so. Now that I'm back in the neat, tidy, and straight-lined arms of Windows Phone 7 - three long-standing issues really break the illusion, which all come from one source: the networking stack.
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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Wed 2nd May 2012 23:25 UTC
Drumhellar
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2005-07-12

Thom, it may not be an issue with WP7.5 itself.

My Lumia 710 connects via WiFi in less than 4 seconds.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by WilliamM on Thu 3rd May 2012 07:54 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
WilliamM Member since:
2012-05-03

I also think it's an HTC problem. I have an HTC Titan and also have problems with using WiFi and 3G. Whenever I'm on a WiFi network, I have to switch off my mobile data connection, or I won't have access to the internet.

It's off for 'repair' for the second time to resolve this, but I seriously doubt if it will ever be solved.

My girlfriend has a Lumia 800 and has never encountered problems like these.

HTC has been producing phones for some time now, one would think they should be able to get their act together...

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by MollyC on Thu 3rd May 2012 21:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

I have an HTC Trophy (Verizon's only WP phone), and there's no WiFi problem whatsoever, so I don't think Thom's problem is necessarily an "HTC" problem. I don't know what the cause of his problem is. I've never heard of a general WiFi problem wrt WP (sites like The Verge certainly would've ripped WP to shreds over it, were that the case.)

Edited 2012-05-03 21:36 UTC

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by sukru on Thu 3rd May 2012 09:51 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
sukru Member since:
2006-11-19

I agree. This might be a hardware issue. I have a Titan II, and Wifi reconnect (or 3G reconnect after Wifi dropoff) is usually a few seconds, and web browsing is real fast (compared to my old HTC G2 Android phone).

Which phone do you have? And, did you try talking to customer service, maybe that unit is faulty?

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by bitflung on Thu 3rd May 2012 15:10 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
bitflung Member since:
2012-05-03

yup - my lumia 800 also re-connects to wifi very fast. fast enough i've never bothered timing it (seems nearly instant).

also, i don't have a sim card in my lumia (was a dev gift and i haven't cut my trusim down to size yet) - live tiles update fine for me. i haven't noticed any particular delay but i'll fire it up tonight and see if i can observe any odd delay there.

perhaps my mileage varies because i don't have a sim card in place? maybe live tiles try to update over mobile data first (failing entirely in the case described), falling back to wifi only if no mobile data connection is possible? i don't know: what i can say for SURE is that my live tiles definitely update, and there is no possible way for my lumia to have a mobile data connection.

overall i like wp7 a lot. i switched from t-mobile to republic wireless a few months ago, and so my main phone HAS to be CDMA (yuck) and HAS to be the LG Optimus S (yuck again). i've got a trusim in my Nokia E7 that i'm thinking of trimming down to pop into the lumia, but the E7 offers so much more for international travel: better fine grained control of mobile data, integrated voip support (for truphone sip acecss via wifi), and a pentaband 3g radio (or as we call it in the usa now, 4g!). for those reasons i haven't done much with my lumia 800 yet... but it is definitely a slick device and i really wish repulic wireless could support it instead of this crappy LG Optimus S i've got.

-bit

-bit

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Thu 3rd May 2012 20:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Oddly, the Weather Channel live tile doesn't update on it's own, unless I get the Nokia-branded Weather Channel app from the Marketplace. The Nokia one works fine.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 3rd May 2012 16:54 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Four seconds isn't a problem? I'd be upset with a two second delay. My Macbook has close to a four second delay, and it drives me nuts. Wake the heck up already and give me my content!

Now, with a 3g signal also available, does it instantaneously connect to that? Or is it never shut down? If it would just use the 3g until the wifi was ready and seamlessly switch over, that would be less of an issue.

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Thu 3rd May 2012 20:24 in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

well, It starts when I swipe up to unlock, so while I'm putting in my unlock code it's trying to connect. It's connected before I get a chance to even pick the app I wanted to use.

It may actually take less time before it's operational, but it's 3.8 seconds from the initial connect and DHCP request (which happen immediately when I swipe to unlock), and when it stops sending ARP messages.

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