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    Wifi is really temperamental

    I'm having a really annoying time with Wifi on my Nokia N80. I have it set up correctly, but sometimes it just refuses to work ("no connection" errors). In particular, switching the phone off then on again is 'risky' behaviour that breaks the wifi often. When this happens, I spend ages messing around, trying to make connections via RealPlayer and the webbrowser and so on, and even messing around with the wifi settings (however, they always get set back to what they are currently - the settings are correct!) - I can never be sure what it is I do to fix it again, and it sometimes takes ages.

    Can anyone suggest anything? I am going nuts.

    (Btw, the wireless access point it's using is working fine - I have verified that time and time again.)

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    Re: Wifi is really temperamental

    Update:
    it definitely seems that when this happens, I have to reenter the password (even though it's not changed!), then things work again.
    Any ideas why this would be, anyone?

    Update2:
    No, re-entering the password doesn't always fix it. It is entirely random as far as I can tell.
    Last edited by redlex; 2006-11-20 at 15:50.

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    Re: Wifi is really temperamental

    What kindof security are you using on your access point? Have you tried with open access point?

    Hartti

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    Re: Wifi is really temperamental

    Hi Hartti
    I'm using WPA encryption. I'll try without again (I did try without a while ago, and still had problems)... will let you know!

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    Re: Wifi is really temperamental

    Ah, no need to disable security, I just restarted the Belkin wireless AP. So maybe it had become confused! Works now.

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    Re: Wifi is really temperamental

    Are you hiding the SSID on the access point? Often that's a cause of connection problems because devices have trouble finding the access point (they seem to 'forget' it I find). Hiding the SSID has virtually no security benefit anyway (claims to the contrary are myths) so you are better off enabling it.

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    Re: Wifi is really temperamental

    I am actually using no other security than permissions to specific MAC addresses, opened my router once to see the E 61 MAC address and gave it permissions. I live in a remote village ...no other wlans here. what risk am I running into without using encryption ( which slows down the connection IMO) ?

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    Re: Wifi is really temperamental

    Hi I am using a linksys router, and I currently just owned a N80 IE. I tried connecting my N80IE to access the WLAN of my router to surf the internet, but it always can't connect. I had already set up the various settings and still can't use. I'm so sad !!

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    Re: Wifi is really temperamental

    Are you able to connect using an open connection (no encryption)?

    Hartti

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