Automatically connect to wifi in ur house

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  1. olletsocmit

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    I want a good way for my cell to automatically connect to my home network. I want wifi on when I'm home all the time. Is there a way for my cell to detect the network n auto connect? I have seen stuff but it basically runs a gps 24/7 to see if I'm in my house
     
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    I turn my wifi on through the power widget when i'm home and it connects automatically, I didn't do anything special for this, it just does it.
     
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    If you leave your Droid on wifi and don't change the settings it will automatically switch to 3g when it gets out of range of your wifi setting. If you're looking for an app to turn it on and off for you, not to my knowledge.
     
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    Try this:

    Y5 - Battery Saver v1.5.1 Application for Android | Tools

    I think it just always has wifi on in the background but battery really isnt affected
     
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    you can try locale in the market, i know it does change settings (ie ringers) based on gps. it might do wifi. free app if i remember right so it couldn't hurt to try.
     
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    I know this sounds dumb but, why have Wifi over 3g, Is it that much faster? I do not mean to derail your thread olletsocmit.
     
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    Download an app called Speed Test and do a comparison yourself. Wifi uses your internet speed. If you have a super fast internet then yes, it's that much faster.
     
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    Wifi is easily (3-10x) faster than 3G, given a good network connection. I download on 3G at about 150kbps, and I can get 1Mbps+ on my Wifi connection.

    Latency on 3G isnt so great either, especially compared to Wifi.
     
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    Much.......
     
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    For me, wifi is much faster at home. Download Speed test from the market and see how it is in your area.
     
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    For the OP -- the WiFi running in the background all the time doesnt have much of an impact on your battery life if you're not using it. Unless your settings arent right, it should automatically connect to whatever networks you've given it passwords/permissions to connect to when you come in range, and it will always give Wifi precedence for data over 3g.
     
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    I assume your home wireless network is unsecured? Mine is a passwod protected WPA TKIP network, so all I did was let the wireless on the Droid find it and then entered the password and told it to remember it. Everytime I'm I'm home it just locks on. Hope that helps a bit...
     
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