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Nexus One wifi issues

Nexus One wifi issues

Marc Meszaros
2011-02-14 @ 20:56
Hey everyone,

I hate to have to use the mailing list for this but I am running out of
options. I know there are a few people that attend meetings that also have
Nexus Ones.

I have an AT&T version of the Nexus One with the latest version (2.2.2), and
keep having WiFi issues.

- WiFi download stops after download 6~9 MB of downloading a large file
(larger than 10MB)
- the problem ONLY occurs on encrypted networks (WEP/WPA/WPA2 etc.) there is
no problem on Open WiFi
- the network connection does not drop (ie. a connection is maintained but
data stops flowing)

Troubleshooting done so far:
- factory resets (many of them...)
- testing various encryption schemas (WEP/WPA/WPA2)
- loaded a custom ROM (Cyanogen Mod 7 latest build)
- called HTC, then sent them my phone to be repaired (they sent me back a
new one - serial number/IMEI was different)

Theories I have come up with so far:
- the drivers for the Broadcom chipset in the N1 are flaky (same chipset as
the iPad... and they had WiFi problems)
- I had a defective phone... and the phone HTC sent me is also defective?!?!
(highly unlikely...)
- there is actually a problem with android and the Nexus One (I've had this
problem since 2.1, and even with 2.2... shouldn't they have fixed it by
- the firmware/software running on the gateway/router for the WiFi is flaky
and doesn't play nice with the Nexus One (Linksys WRT610N with stock
firmware & also tested with DD-WRT)

If anyone has had similar problems with their Nexus One (T-Mobile or AT&T)
please let me know, I'm curious to see if this is only affecting me or if
this is a more widespread problem.

PS: Yes, I have searched on Google and read countless threads on this issue
before resorting to the mailing list.

Marc Meszaros