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.
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?