03-30-2012 08:42 PM
I have tried the most basic settings all the way down to WPA-Personal encryption with a common 1-word password and it only works for seconds before I begin to have problems.
03-30-2012 08:54 PM
03-30-2012 10:55 PM - edited 03-30-2012 11:21 PM
Those are interesting issues re throttling service. Actually, I do not have a cellphone data plan - just voice and text from Fido. (I have corrected my mistake of listing Fido as my ISP when in fact it is Cogeco.) I suspect the WiFi signal is weaker at peak use times, but have no evidence for this. An app that monitors WiFi signal strength would be useful, as those little green/white shock waves don't provide a quantitative indication.
My Sony Ericson cellphone is WiFi enabled; I have it on and connected. The signal strength bars on the cellphone are showing a weak signal strength, as is the "shock wave" indicator on the PB.
03-31-2012 12:22 AM
03-31-2012 08:08 AM
OK, on the subject of WiFi signal strength, you never know what you can learn by snooping around. Do as follows:
Connect to your WiFi signal.
Tap the gear in the upper right screen corner.
Tap the signal strength icon with the question mark on the lower left of the screen.
Tap Device Information.
Tap Wi-Fi Information
see "Signal Level"
In my case, on Saturday at 8:00 am, the signal strength is -46 dBn
Perhaps by checking this regularly, I can find out if the signal strength really does vary by day and/or time of day.
03-31-2012 08:39 AM