I bought a Motorola Droid A855. I don't have a verizon plan, but i was going to use it on Wi-Fi only. I turned off the phone radio, I also turned the Airplane Mode on. After I turned the Wi-Fi on. It showed that I'm connected, but I can't go on the web or anything requiring Wi-Fi. I tried going into the market and it said I don't have a data connection, but I don't need one since I'm using Wi-Fi. So, if anyone has any tips pleae help.

  • 1st switch to airplane mode (shuts everything down), then re-enable wifi.
    – ce4
    Commented Aug 13, 2012 at 20:46

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Many phones will show Wi-Fi as connected, but won't work unless Airplane Mode is turned off.


Wi-Fi won't work if Airplane Mode is on.

This is because Airplane Mode disables ALL wireless communications, for use on a plane.

On Stock ROM's, Airplane Mode also disables the FM Radio.


Turn Airplane Mode off.

  • Funny. On my Droid2 as well as on my HTC buzz it works fine the way the OP describes it: 1) turn Airplane mode on, then 2) turn Wifi on. Of course it won't work the other way round, as turning Airplane mode on would include switching Wifi off. But once in Airplane mode, I can activate parts (here: Wifi) just fine, while all others stay off until explicitly activated (or Airplane mode turned off again).
    – Izzy
    Commented Jul 29, 2012 at 16:14

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