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What is the Switch Automatically checkbox for in Symbian Internet Connection setup?

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Devices(s): Nokia 9300, Nokia 9500
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Platform(s): Series 80 2nd Edition
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Created: User:Technical writer 2 (21 Jul 2005)
Last edited: hamishwillee (14 Jun 2012)

Overview

Switch Automatically" in Internet Connection setup

Description

There is a check box labeled 'Switch Automatically' in Internet connections setup.  What does this do?
Symbian OS 7.0s starts a connection by trying each connection in the preference table in order — dropping down to the next one in the list if it cannot start the current one. But does the automatic switching imply that if you are currently connected with a lower-priority connection and a higher-priority one suddenly becomes available, that the system will automatically switch from the current connection to the now active preferred connection?

Solution

This check box is not operational in current software versions.
The system will not switch back from a lower-priority connection to a higher-priority connection. If this would happen, you would loose your IP address in the transition, and all connections would break.

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