Serious Wifi-Problems

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Post time 2015-11-23 00:16:53 | Show all posts
jacklenrose replied at 2015-11-14 11:00
I also am having wifi connection issues with the Hammer S. I have not tested on a purely wireless G  ...

I have the same problem.

I travel alot, when i get to my hotel (or coffee shop or wherever) and connect to the wifi, it works...for about 2mins, then it gets dropped.

This makes this phone a total waste of money and time, very frustrating. My laptop connects fine, as does my crappy 5 year old samsung tablet, but this brand new phone is useless.

Feel like throwing it in the sea!

This is a basic need for any phone, come guys sort it out!

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Post time 2015-11-23 05:24:52 | Show all posts
I was doing tests with a Hammer S in free wifis, 2,4GHz wify connections and 5GHz wifi connections (WPA and WEP security) and wireless was working perfectly

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Post time 2015-11-23 13:53:44 | Show all posts
Well that is not the case for me, or for many many others.

How do you know what the connections are (2.4 or 5GHz) and the security in public wifi areas?

Is there a guide you can point me to?

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Post time 2015-11-26 06:55:47 | Show all posts
In public wifi areas there is not security enabled to access.

About 2.4 or 5GHz connections, I have configured router at home with both connections and then I can do tests, and both are working fine.

On different friends house, I can connect without problems. All of them have 2.4GHz connections with WEP or WPA2 security.

Majority of houses have 2.4 GHz connections

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Post time 2015-12-2 05:28:54 | Show all posts
The problem is here on mine on WIFI B G and N

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Post time 2015-12-12 05:31:11 | Show all posts
I purchased an Umi Hammer S about a week ago in the U.K and then travelled to Spain for a holiday. Whilst in the U.K I used my home Wifi (strong signal) to connect to the internet without a problem. When I got to Spain I found that the Wifi in the hotel (poor signal) kept dropping out and I couldn't use a data connection either. However I have just discovered that if I have my mini-speakers or headphone plugged in it helps a bit and stays connected for longer...the data connection also works. So is this problem with the phones antenna?

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Post time 2015-12-14 06:21:28 | Show all posts
MagWag replied at 2015-12-12 05:31
I purchased an Umi Hammer S about a week ago in the U.K and then travelled to Spain for a holiday. W ...

Is strange because, in the U.K, you don't need to use headphones to be connected to wifi right?

A I know, there isn't any relation between wifi antenna and headphones
Post time 2015-12-14 08:03:39 | Show all posts
The WiFi antenna is shortcut to the ground on the PCB of the phone. Since the wire of the headphones (also contain a ground line) extends the surface of the grounded board, that can strengthen the reception a little bit. In that hotel, they've probably installed a minimal system to cover the area with a wireless network.

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Post time 2016-5-7 00:16:06 | Show all posts
the wifi issue comes out when connected in WEP mode
change the setting of your wifi router to WPA-PSK
the wifi connection will run fine
remember that the WEP connection is obsolete

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Post time 2016-5-11 07:04:49 | Show all posts
UMI appear not to support any phone, just bring out new ones!

Anyway, to add to this debate. I have had this phone for 6 months. WiFi is quite bad and drops out many, many times.
Whilst at my sons house, it was the SAME bad, drop out connection....BUT, he had 2 separate connections, the 2ghz and 5ghz. I expected the 2ghz to be the best, it was not.
I switched to the 5ghz connection and it was reliable!!!! So, it "appears" that it is the 2ghz side of the phone that is broken!!
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