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Standard User athegn
(committed) Sun 21-Sep-14 18:38:52
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HH4 and Galaxy phones


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Not sure what is going on but I find I cannot wifi to my HH4 with two phones; more the case that they each will only connect one way.

My Galaxy S2 will only connect via 2.4GHz and my wife's Galaxy S3 mini will only connect via 5GHz!!

I have renamed the 5GHz SSID by adding "-5GHz" to the supplied name.

BTW they both connect at 2.4GHz via an ASUS WAP attached to the HH4.

However as they both now connect some way I am not too worried.
Standard User athegn
(committed) Tue 23-Sep-14 08:57:02
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Re: HH4 and Galaxy phones


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Things may be getting worse. Now my S2 will not connect on 2.4GBHz unless I remove security i.e. leave connection open.

Will do more checks when time permits; reboot does seem not make any difference.

Edited by athegn (Tue 23-Sep-14 08:57:32)

Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 23-Sep-14 09:02:39
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Re: HH4 and Galaxy phones


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Have you tried changing the channel the router is using? I have occasionally found in the past that can fix this particular issue.


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Standard User PaulKirby
(regular) Tue 23-Sep-14 12:32:06
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Re: HH4 and Galaxy phones


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My Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II connects fine to our HH4, my sister had issues with her apple devices, but after s few tries got those working fine.

Here is what I have set for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz...

Wireless Configuration [2.4 GHz]
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Wireless network enable: Yes
Wireless SSID: SET_NAME_HERE
Wireless interface type: 802.11 b/g/n (Recomended)
Channel selection: Automatic (Smart Wireless)
Current channel: Channel 6
Security: WPA2 only
Wireles key (WPA & WPA2): SET_PASS_PHRASE
Actual data transfer speed: 130 Mbps
MAC Address: 40:xx:xx:xx:xx:f2

Wireless Configuration [5 GHz]
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Wireless network enable: Yes
Sync with 2.4 GHz: Yes
Wireless SSID: SET_NAME_HERE
Wireless interface type: 802.11 a/n
Channel selection: Automatic (Smart Wireless)
Current channel: Channel 36
Security: WPA2 Only (Recommended)
Wireless key (WPA2): SET_PASS_PHRASE
Actual data transfer speed: 130 Mbps
MAC Address: 40:xx:xx:xx:xx:f3

I have set the SSID the same as well as both keys/passwords.
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Tue 23-Sep-14 13:14:55
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Re: HH4 and Galaxy phones


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I second a channel change. Choose 1 6 or 11 only smile

Try them all out. It's likely this is the issue and the samsung phones are just a bit more sensitive to the interference than say a laptop.
Standard User athegn
(committed) Thu 25-Sep-14 09:25:41
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I tried all those channels, it was on 3, but it made no difference.

One thing I have noticed is that Wifi-Analyzer shows that the Tab 2 is more sensitive that the G2 phone; I know that app is only a guide but it gives an indication. The Tab 2 is some 7dBm stronger than the G2 when both placed alongside each other and very near the HH4.

The Tab 2 and my wife's Tab 2 still logon to the HH4 without difficulty but my G2 and her G3 mini still do not.

Until a few days ago my G" also used the HH4 when I was near it. Fortunately the ASUS covers more of the house.
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 25-Sep-14 09:42:37
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A tablet ought to be more sensitive than a phone because they have a larger area and therefore can install a more sensitive antenna. Laptops also can be better as they can install the aerial around the screen for better receiption.
Standard User athegn
(committed) Thu 25-Sep-14 09:54:08
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If I turn off WPA & WPA2 I can connect easily. WPA2 or WPA on there own do not work with my G2 either.

Only "None"!
Standard User athegn
(committed) Thu 25-Sep-14 09:57:43
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Interesting that last evening I was trying to help someone with a Tab 3 and Wifi-Analyzer showed that its sensitivity was less than my G2 phone. So in order I read Tab 2, G2 and then Tab 3.

In reply to a post by ian72:
A tablet ought to be more sensitive than a phone because they have a larger area and therefore can install a more sensitive antenna. Laptops also can be better as they can install the aerial around the screen for better receiption.
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 25-Sep-14 12:32:53
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Haven't looked at the specs but maybe the tab 3 has more network frequencies it is supporting and therefore has more antennas which then makes it more difficult to get the antennas to be sensitive enough.

Some phones saw this - once you have antennas for a number of mobile frequencies (800Mhz, 900Mhz, 1.8Ghz, etc) plus 2.4Ghz wifi and 5Ghz wireless and of course 2.4Ghz Bluetooth and who knows what else you are looking at a lot of different frequencies for picking up a signal.

EDIT: And perhaps they knocked back the signal power to lengthen battery life...

Edited by ian72 (Thu 25-Sep-14 12:33:23)

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