I had some wifi connection dropping issues with my One X. I don't appear to have the "you're holding it wrong" issue (the squeeze test comes out negative), but some googling found that there seem to be issues with 5 GhZ WiFi bands as well.

It eventually turned out to be some sort of known incompatibility between the One X and my router's firmware (a router update fixed it), but in the process of testing, I tried to disable 5 GhZ WiFi. However I had to disable the 5 GhZ band on my WiFi router (and thus disable it for all my devices) because I couldn't find a way to disable it on the phone.

A posting in the thread above contains

In the WiFi settings, under the menu, "WiFi Network Bands", select "2.4 GHz only".

However I cannot find such a setting. Am I just blind? Or is there at least another way to disable 5 GhZ on a (non-branded, non-rooted) One X?

  • Where exactly are you looking? I have what appears to be the same option on my Galaxy Nexus if I go into the Wi-Fi settings, press the overflow menu (the "three dots" button) and select "Advanced". It's listed as "Wi-Fi frequency band". Maybe getting a screenshot of what you see in your settings would be useful if you can do it (does Volume Down + Power work on the One X?). Jul 5 '12 at 13:46
  • @eldarerathis Yes, screenshot works on One X (didn't that finally make it into a standard Android feature?). Anyway, I did check there; this is all I see behind the advanced wifi settings: i.stack.imgur.com/NCQbE.png
    – balpha
    Jul 5 '12 at 13:57
  • Yes, it's standard in ICS, but I don't know if some manufacturers decided to move/alter it. Maybe the setting that others are seeing is due to carrier/regional differences in firmware or something. That would be fairly annoying if it's the case. Jul 5 '12 at 14:09
  • After some reading it appears that HTC has released an update to fix some Wi-Fi issues, but I'm not sure if it will necessarily fix your problem. Jul 5 '12 at 17:13
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    @Wartickler non-branded = I didn't get it from a carrier, I just bought it at the store (I don't know about the US, but here in Germany you don't have to get your phone from your carrier). non-rooted = I didn't root it.
    – balpha
    Aug 27 '12 at 12:55

Based on this review of the Wi-fi capabilities of the HTC One X from anandtech it would appear that the option is there. Look two-thirds of the way down on the site and see this image:

(Click image to enlarge; image taken from AnandTech)

IMG: image from anandtech

  • The international One X doesn't have that setting (I'm looking at mine right now). It may be that the US/LTE version doesn't have it either.
    – Cry Havok
    Aug 26 '12 at 9:03
  • Can you resize that image? :)
    – t0mm13b
    Jan 14 '13 at 19:36
  • Hmmm...it comes from the website. I'll see what I can do (:
    – Kristopher
    Jan 15 '13 at 13:25

I assume this was just a bug; this option re-appeared in the "Advanced" Wi-Fi settings after one of the OTA updates.

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