Android 2.2 and WEP problems

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by KyzylDroid, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. KyzylDroid

    KyzylDroid New Member

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    I've got one of the original Moto Droids and had been connecting to my home wireless network just fine until some recent Droid OS upgrade (2.2? 2.2.1?). Now I have connectivity problems. The symptom is generally that I get a timeout error on large downloads (like upgrading apps, or updating podcast files in Google Listen).

    Comments elsewhere online indicate there are some known problems with WEP encryption, which is what I have to use at home. I have a pair of Netgear routers - one as a base and the other a repeater, in order to get the coverage I need in the house. In that configuration, the only encryptions the Netgear routers support are A) WEP or B) None. So I use WEP.

    Folks online seem to dismiss this problem as unimportant, since "you shouldn't be using WEP these days anyway." But I'm stuck except for maybe upgrading the routers - but I have no other reason to do that.

    So... HELP! Will there be a fix for this WEP problem?
     
  2. Martin030908

    Martin030908 Super Moderator

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    Wish I had a fix, but I'm gonna sound like a broken record and tell you to upgrade the router.

    They're inexpensive and the newer ones offer much better range and signal strength. :)
     
  3. KyzylDroid

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    Thanks for the response. I upgraded to the Netgears about a year ago, which I guess is a long technotime ago. :dry: My new laptop doesn't have any problem with WEP.

    Do you know if a fix is being worked on?

    Any recommendations for replacement routers to consider? I'm likely to continue to need a repeater, btw.

    Thanks
     
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