Android 5.0 Lollipop Affected by Wi-Fi Bug

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UPDATE: You can now fix this by selecting a channel 11 and lower for on your wifi settings.


A Wi-Fi bug is affecting those using devices running Google's latest OS Android 5.0. Reports have been coming into the developer preview website. The first report was of a Nexus 5 that had trouble hooking up to a Wi-Fi signal. Since then, developers with the Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and the Nexus 9 have written in about failed Wi-Fi connections.

Lollipop is currently being pushed out to the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 10. Let us know by replyting to this thread If the Wi-Fi bug is affecting your Android 5.0 powered phone or tablet.

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Something to be said for not getting it first.
 
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WOW, that's great news. So it's just an addressing issue on which channel it communicates through. This will be an easy fix with the next update as well but this workaround is a great solution. Thanks!! ;)
 

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Installed last night, and connected to 5G with out any issues, didn't try the 2.4 or look at what channels I was running. I did notice this morning after reading forums and emails and news for a couple of hours it sucked the life out of it, it told me that I only had 2 hours left:( will try the same thing tomorrow on LTE and see how the battery works
 

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Using LTE instead of wifi this morning for 30 minutes less but spending 40 minutes playing a game, I have much better battery life, still says 12 hours left.
To me it looks like wifi is chewing up the battery, but it's only been 2 days.
 
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