WIFI problem-all droids inconsistent or just mine?

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    My wifi is fine at home for my laptops and printing but day to day for my droid- actually hour to hour.

    Is this a individual problem with my phone or do other people experience this?

    Im always turning off wifi at home to get a consistent response.
    This is a mini computer phone that should have wifi like my laptops.
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    I'm confused.

    But I don't have any problems with the 2-3 times I've used my home wifi. I use 3G everywhere I can.
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    I have had issues like this from day one. I noticed that there seems to be some problems when I manually put the phone to sleep then hit the power button to wake it up. Somehow this screws up the connection. I also noticed that if I leave the wifi connected every so often the phone will randomly reboot. I have had no luck trying to figure this out.
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    I've had no issues at all. I use WiFi constantly at home. It's much faster than 3g. Never had any connection problems.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
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    I have had no issues whatsoever with Wi-Fi, I use it a home and 2 seperate locations during the work week. Definately much faster downloads than 3G.
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    I use WiFi constantly at both work and home with no issues connecting and maintaining a connection.

    Make sure in the system settings you have "Wi-Fi Sleep Policy" set to never..

    Menu/Settings/Wireless & networks/Wi-Fi Settings/ press Menu again and select "Advanced" and then Wi-Fi Sleep Policy choose Never.

    Default setting is to turn off Wi-fi radio when the phone is in "sleep/power save" mode and then back on when you "wake the phone up". This could be causing your constant disconnects and such.
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    My wifi drops connection when the screen goes out. It supposed to do that otherwise you have a dead battery in hour or two. When I wake it up it reconnects most of the time.
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    I have mine set to Never sleep for Wi-Fi and leave my Wi-fi on and connected everyday at work. My battery last from all day.
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    Depends on your habits. I'm in my car alot. If I leave wifi on the dang thing is trying to scan and connect too much. That will eat power. And unless your wardriving there no need for it.
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    Thanks.
    Im a power user and I didn't even know thus was an option.
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    I have no problems with wi-fi. I use at at home, office buldings, hotels, airports, public sites, and even on airplanes (Delta and Airtran GoGo service)!
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