Questions tagged [signal]

This tag deals with reception issues, which can apply to a variety of radio signals such as cell radio, WiFi, and others.

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My Samsung Galaxy S2 keeps saying not registered on network when I try to phone

My Samsung Galaxy S2 keeps saying not registered on network when I try to phone also a no entry sign where the signal bars should be keeps randomly appearing. Does anyone know how to fix it or whats ...
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How to make android prefer mobile data when wifi signal is very weak

When I leave home or the office there is a ring around it where I simply have no connection at all. This is because the WLAN network from my router at home or the one at the office is detected, but ...
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Poor signal strengths on Samsung S950C Galaxy S Inside the house

I recently bought the Samsung S950C Galaxy S phone from Walmart and am considering returning it. (I wanted the Galaxy SII but was told by a sales person that it wouldn't work in my area (03813)). The ...
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Is there a way to switch between radio modes without the phone radio completely shutting down?

Is it possible to have the radio switch between WCDMA Preferred mode, GSM mode, and WCDMA only, for example, without the radio switching off and on again? The radio completely loses signal during the, ...
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Nexus 4 getting “No Service” until a reboot after losing signal

I've got a Nexus 4 running Android 4.2.1 on AT&T (via Straight Talk). I've noticed that sometimes at work (low signal area) instead of getting low bars (zero to two at my desk) I'll get "no ...
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How to monitor signal strength?

I own a Samsung Nexus S 4G on Sprint, and I am having terrible but intermittent problems with my signal quality on my phone. I have reasonably high certainty that this is a hardware issue (my wife has ...
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What is *Cell standby* and how can I keep it from eating my battery?

Looking up my battery statistics, I almost always find Cell standby amongst the top consumers: I never thought that "idle" would use so much energy. I saw that other people encounter similar problems:...
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Does 'poor' reception deplete the battery quicker?

In the area where I live I sometimes have trouble with reception. The Internet stops working for me or it takes time to load pages. The phone tries and tries to connect. It seems to me that when this ...
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Low Signal Strength after Firmware Upgrade

When I first bought my Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) phone a month ago, it had it's factory installed 2.1 Eclair running. Despite many 'Android Market' apps not being compatable with it, my signal ...
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Allow wifi weak signal connect

I have 2 ZTE Blades (with 512 Mb RAM) and CM7 2.3.7 (Kang) from BurgerZ ROM installed on them. One of them - my girl's - can connect to home and other (public i.e. McDonalds) wifi AP's even if it's ...
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What can I do when my GPS doesn't work (or if my tablet doesn't have GPS)?

The problem: I want to use an (offline|online) navigation app but: I have an Asus Transformer Prime with very bad GPS reception I have a tablet without GPS (e.g., a Nook Color) My phone has a very ...
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No GPS reception on Asus Slider SL101

I am the owner of an ASUS SL101 tablet, runing Android 4.0 (ICS). Using the "GPS Test" app, I cannot get any GPS signals, even when standing outside for extended periods of time. I have a standalone ...
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My Galaxy Nexus can't hold on to a signal

I have an unlocked international-version Galaxy Nexus on the German T-Mobile network. It's only about a week old, but more than once in that time I've seen the signal drop completely out, and won't ...
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Do external booster antennas help with 4G reception?

I have a Sprint HTC-EVO 4G. Today it's snowing, I'm in a downtown high-rise, and I'm only getting 3G. Would a booster antenna help (either now, or in general)?
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Galaxy SII not reporting Signal Strength

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy SII which in general has worked perfectly for me. My only issue is that the phone won't report the signal strength. If I get to the phone information (using the * # *...
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Best Wi-Fi Performance Doesn't Do Anything

In wireless options there is such setup, but it does not do anything. It doesn't increase coverage or signal. And i think it does not consume more power. Why? Because this option does not apply ...
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Phone won't connect to mobile network

As of yesterday my phone was okay as I know I had a missed call and checked it on voicemail, but today I noticed that it is showing no signal when there should be one. The last thing I know I did was ...
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Does Gingerbread use extra battery power to make calls when the phone has poor signal?

Since I got this phone (Galaxy S, originally on Eclair, then Froyo) and switched network provider, I've had major problems with the signal at home, and call quality as a result. Following the upgrade ...
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Does Nexus S Wifi and GPS have issues?

So there I was, happily reading reviews about Google's/Samsumg Nexus S building my judgement whether to buy it or not after my Nexus 1 got stolen. Happily enough there were very few posts on issues ...
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archos 7 wlan receiver antenna

Do you know in which side the wlan receiver antenna on archos 7 HT is located? I'm just wondering if it will affect the signal strength received if we cover the "spot", e.g. with our palm.
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Can I boost/improve reception on my Droid?

With a rooted phone and an app you can overclock or underclock your processor. Also, off Android, with some hacks you can boost power of a wifi router and wifi antenna. It seems to me that if you ...
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Any tips for phone stability?

My Moto Droid has seen great performance improvements with each new Android version, and has been much more stable and reliable with each version release. Recently I was in a situation where the ...