Wifi issue

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    I have newly set up wifi in my house, and while it connects to my droid x fine and is fast, alot of times I lose the connection after some use...say updating 4 apps, then it shows I am connected but im not. I have to switch wifi off and back on to get the connection back. Anyone have any ideas why this might be happening? Its annoying!

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    I actually get this problem too, even though I have a strong wifi signal.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    The problem is Android has very poor wifi capability. If you want stability, an iphone is the way to go.
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    That doesn't make much sense. Do you have any links about that?

    I doubt the problem is Android-specific. Perhaps specific to a specific model of phone considering the variety of hardware used by OEMs. Or perhaps the driver for a specific phone. But there is nothing I have seen that would be consistent with an OS-wide problem with wifi.

    I can also attest that out of five androids on the same wifi network, only mine has problems.

    I'm inclined to think it is a hardware issue for the Droid X or just some DXs having faulty hardware. I suppose I could see about RMAing my phone.

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    Does anyone have the same issues with Wifi connectivity? I am only experiencing it on my phone and not my laptop.
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    Are you using wpa or wpa2 encryption. I know some devices have issues with wpa2 so if you can change the settings you could try wpa.

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    I'm using wep. (because of old devices)

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    I am not sure which I am using but I think its wpa2. I am new to the wifi thing so I dont know what the difference is between wpa2 or wpa. Will I be more prone to a breach in my wifi if I switch down to wpa?
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    I can choose either of these: (I am currently using WPA2)

    WPA2-PSK [AES] - Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 with Pre-Shared Key, use WPA2-PSK standard encryption with the AES encryption type

    WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES] - Allow clients using either WPA-PSK [TKIP] or WPA2-PSK [AES]

    Should I choose the second one? (where it says WPA + WPA2) Maybe that will help me connect better?

    Thanks for anyone's help in understanding this stuff.
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    I have seen somewhere posted that the DX is better suited with the TKIP. Although using TKIP is less secure. Guess it depends on what you want really.

    Also I have the same problems with my DX. My wife has the D2 and although she has the same problem, hers are less frequent.


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