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WiFi connection and power on questions
« on: July 22, 2013, 04:19:36 AM »
Hi folks

1) How do you know you are definatley connected to WiFi? It's not just as simple as the WiFi symbol being on (maybe in grey) is it?

My son now has a Nexus 7. When we're out he often wants to connect to a WiFi hotspot.

I go to settings and find the local WiFi connection , say we're in a pub or restaurant, and select it and it seems to connect but things don't really work very well. The WiFi symbol is highlighted but I think it is usually grey.

The other day this happened and his connection kept coming and going. I asked the staff and they said I had to log on and gave me instructions. After I did this everything was fine, just like at home he had constant good connection.

So I'm wondering... is there like 2 stages to connection? One saying you have connection and one saying you have connection and logged on?

It happened yesterday too. The wifi seems to connect in settings but then it didn't work. This time the staff couldn't help.

I don't know much about this kind of thing so I feel I'm missing some vital piece of information.

Any ideas?

2) And also. When the power has been off on his tablet we seem to have to hold the power switch down for 10sec or more to turn it on again. I thought this was a reset function. Why do we need to do it top turn it on?

Cheers



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Re: WiFi connection and power on questions
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 05:48:34 AM »
You will find that a lot of WiFi hotspots require that you open a browser window to complete the connection. This allows blocking of inappropriate content, so you won't have someone at the table next to you looking at porn. As for your power issues, charge the tablet with the original charger and cable for 1 hour, then don't press the power button and unplug the charger and plug it back in within 10 seconds and see if your issues are corrected. This method has been reported to resolve power on issues.

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Re: WiFi connection and power on questions
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 01:10:27 PM »
Thanks for the help.

Is there any difference in display for the WiFi on Nexus 7? Like this blue grey thing we'd noticed or is that something else?


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Re: WiFi connection and power on questions
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 01:12:16 PM »
Sorry, meant to say: when you say open a browser do you mean just open chrome to google or something like that? or do you need to go to a particular web page connected to the hotspot?
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Re: WiFi connection and power on questions
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 06:15:52 PM »
Sorry, meant to say: when you say open a browser do you mean just open chrome to google or something like that? or do you need to go to a particular web page connected to the hotspot?
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Yes just open Chrome and you will see authentication page if it is required.

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