2012-10-24 12:54 - edited 2013-01-02 8:02
There is an FAQ on the way, I will copy/paste it here whilst waiting for it to be public:
Why is my phone that is using Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1 or Feature Pack 2 software (e.g. Nokia 808 PureView) not able to establish a proper connection to an older Wi-Fi access point (such as D-Link DI-524)?
There are several improvements in Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 regarding the Wi-Fi connectivity (see the listing below):
For those interested in testing the latest WLAN software update (trial), please visit the Nokia Beta Labs: http://betalabs.nokia.com/trials/wlan-software-upd
Solved for my ASUS RT-N56: - Advanced Setting - Wireless - Professional - Beacon Interval: - Set 20 (old value - 100) Beacon Interval means the period of time between one beacon and the next one. The default value is 100 (the unit is millisecond, or 1/1000 second). Lower the Beacon Interval to improve transmission performance in unstable environment or for roaming clients, but it will be power consuming.
2012-11-06 12:24 - edited 2012-11-06 12:24
After update to Belle I was not able to open on-lne videos (YouTube, etc).
Even if I had two or more working connections (3G + WiFi, browsers works OK), when I tried to open the on-line video, built-in streaming video player was opened with "Connection failed: connection unavailaible"
Go to "Destinations" in Settings, and erase all extra destinations: wi-fi hotspots, 3G settings, etc, that you don't need every day.
I left only 1 x 3G connection for my operator, and 5 or 6 wi-fi hotspots that I use quite often.
It seems the bug only affects you if you have many (e.g. more than 10) destinations defined. Have fun guys!
Craig, you should have worked for the marketing department to let the world know about this "revolutionary feature" built in Symbian.
I use it but I find the integration lacking.
I wish the SIP would work out of the box on Belle FP2 and easy to install as on a Nokia N900.
If only you guys had worked together more closely with the Maemo team Nokia would have been in better shape today.
Hi Guys, related FP2 which always show limited connectivity, I just found out solution that works for my 808.
"When I want to connect with Wifi, I turn off first mobile data connection then connect to WiFi."
I already try with 2 different access point that before shows Limited Connectivity, but after using above "solution" it connected properly
I don't know if this can works with yours..
thanks for your post regarding the FAQ on its way.
My question is: "There are several improvements in Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 regarding the Wi-Fi connectivity"
Will these improvements also become available for Nokia Belle Refresh devices like N8/E7 etc.? Because these do also have similar issues with the Wi-Fi connection.
Read somewhere, tried it n worked!!!
Enabled QoS support in wifi modem......tried youtube HD streaming.....worked !! Nokia store....worked !!! Downloaded video 140Mb......downloaded in a single stretch !!!!
Guys, try it n post ur results to help our fellow Pureview users.....
i did this and it has seemed to resolve my wifi drops on my linksys router at home..
For those interested in testing the latest WLAN software, then this might interest you:
Many thanks for your information. I just installed this update and indeed - wifi works perfect. As a benchmark I made an update of my ovi maps which caused 1.8 GB traffic. No wifi drops at all - it is amazing. I think the wifi issue has been patched on my Nokia 808.
Many thanks again.
(Damn, yesterday I ordered a new router to replace my old D-Link DI-524.)
Unfortunately I'm still having the same problem ("limited conectivity") after installing this software, and following the instructions.
As I said I'm the owner of a THOMSON SPEEDTOUCH 585 V6
Last month I changed the router, with a new THOMSON TG585 V7. And with this one, the 808 works perfectly. But when I saw the software, I unboxed the old THOMSON, but is not working.
Thanks for you interest, and sorry for my bad English.
Works great for me. I can finally enable the auto-upload photo feature in skydrive with wifi
Keep up the great work
2013-01-01 21:11 - edited 2013-01-01 21:20
I'm back (remember, it was me who started this thread). My 808 is back from Nokia Care, they have done some soldering operation to fix the 3G bug and they completely rewrote the firmware (FP2). So it should behave like brand new. As long as I was debugging the 3G stuff I did not care about Wi-Fi, but now getting Wi-Fi to work is my next target.
What I can report is that the overall Wi-Fi experience has improved with FP2. However, it is not true that all remaining issues only affect older AP's. Some of the issues which you say are fixed in FP-2 for newer AP are still present for me. Following getting my 808 half a year ago, I have already replaced all my access points. My current hardware is:
D-LINK DAP 2310
1.15 18:12:59 08/08/2012
mixed b/g/n, WPA2 Personal, WMM enabled, SSID visible, auto channel selection, auto channel width, auto wpa mode, auto cipher type, manual group key update, short GI enabled, ht 20/40 coexistence enabled
D-LINK DAP 1522
Firmware Version: 1.11, 14:47:43 10/27/2008
Let's concentrate on the DAP 2310 since it is the most recent device (however I will only be next to it until January 9, then I will go back to German where I will have the DAP 1522. But symptoms with both are similar). My experience is as follows, currently:
1. Everything works fine when I am actively fetching data. I tap on Wi-Fi, tap the Wi-Fi in question, connection gets established, and then I can fetch e-mail, effect very large dowlonads, do several things concurrenctly without a problem.
2. The problem is that when the phone is idle (but with several widgets that regularly access the i'net), sooner or later, Wi-Fi disconnects and does not reconnect by itself. E.g. in the mornings, there is a > 50 % probability that the phone will sit off-line or on EGPRS rather than on Wi-Fi. (Or, if mobile data was disabled, it will be offline and show limited connectivity messages). The situation can be fixed by following step 1 (manually connect the wi-fi, connection will be established without a problem). However it is a big nuisance that the phone does not stay connected constantly / does not re-connect automatically. My final goal is to have a SIP client running on the phone and that really means that it should stay connected to the Wi-Fi.
3. Nokia Store, for some obscure reason, is not able to download purchases over Wi-Fi. Browsing the store works fine, but in order to download, I need to use mobile data.
Should I install the betalabs software or did you only fix things for old access points in that one?
While I am extremely frustated by all those basic functionality issues, still, thanks for your great and continued support!
I forgot to mention two other important things:
- Power saving mode is disabled on the phone (of course I'd love being able to enable it)
- The phone also does not connect to Wi-Fi automatically after startup even though there are widgets (facebook, e-mail) that would require an update. It just does nothing. I have to manually hook it up to Wi-Fi to get the widgets do update.
2013-01-03 10:12 - edited 2013-01-03 10:22
I found out that in the Wi-Fi settings (click on Edit for a given network while it is not connected), there is an option that reads "Network Status" and can be either "Public" or "Hidden". I installed your Beta software so I am not sure whether it's been there before or not.
This option is set to "Public" by default and when set to "Public", it leads to the "Wi-Fi connection stops after some minutes" behaviour I described in #132. When set to "Hidden", the Wi-Fi stays always-on as I desire.
Could you please explain what this option really is for? I thought it related to the SSID but this is obviously not the case. Is it something like the Windows 7 type "Home/Office/Public" network selection? I.e., is the constantly disconnecting behaviour in "Public" mode a security feature to prevent unnecessary exposure to untrusted public Wi-Fi networks? If this is the case, then "Hidden" is a total misnomer for the "secure network" option. It should then rather read "Home network" or "Private network".
I have been 36 hours without disconnection in "Hidden" mode, then I restarted the phone and upon restart it went back online automatically! My phone finally behaves as desired. Yeah!
My joy was premature. On the fourth day, without any intervention from my side, my phone reverted to the behaviour described in #132. So now it again looses Wi-Fi after some 15 minutes even with the "Hidden" setting.
I deleted all Wi-Fi settings, then re-initalized only the one I currently use, but to no avail. Again, whatever I do now, both in Hidden and in Public mode, the Wi-Fi connection will not stay online as soon as I put the phone away for more then five minutes or so.
I had a similar period of 2-3 days of perfect functionality after upgrading to FP2. I intially thought that FP2 solved all my problems, but on the third day, after a manual restart, the phone reverted to the "always going offline" behaviour.
So theroteically the phone can keep up Wi-Fi continously, but something happens that stops it from doing so. As I said, I don't do anything special. Just have the Social and Mail widgets and read some eBooks with eBook reader. No heavy use at all. The phone is always in the same location next to the router.
i have update my nokia 808 to 113.010.1507 this week
I still have the "LIMITED CONNECTIVITY" problem yet
and the wifi access points suddenly goes to Uncategorised folder I dont know why this **bleep** problem not solve yet
nokia shame on u hurry up , what are u donig ??????
I have paid 600 $ for this phone but I can not use the wifi
I am slowly coming to the conclusiong that (except for the store problem) the issue I describe in #132 is related to the Mail and Facebook widgets and not to WiFi connectivity itself.
While I was debugging the 3G bug on my phone, I only had few apps installed and my assumption was that the Facebook and Mail widgets should be enought to keep the phone always on. But now I think that for some reasons these widgets are somewaht lazy and don't request internet access often enough to force the connection to stay on. I have now installed Skype and Whatsapp, and since I have installed those, my phone stays connected to Wi-Fi all the time (now, finally, thankfully, with FP2 and after I have bought new routers for all my sites) and I have not yet observed an attempt to dial mobile data while Wi-Fi is available.
So maybe I am not having a Wi-Fi bug anymore. I am not sure yet. If I experience further core Wi-Fi errors, I will let you know, otherwise, for the time being, I consider my problem as preliminarily solved.
2013-02-06 15:10 - edited 2013-02-06 15:14
Having all of those "limited connectivity" issuses and random disconects with my Asus WL-500W for the last month (since I bought nokia 808). Tested every possible option in router and phone settings, but to no avail. Finally bought a new, cheapest TP-Link router for 10 euros and everything works flawlessly.
P.s: Betalabs fix doesn't fix the issues, neither does the latest firmware (1508)
2013-02-08 14:50 - last edited on 2013-02-08 15:36 by musica
I have a N8(Belle Refresh) and a 808(FP2) ; The N8 has no problem but 808 always has this problem at all the WiFi networks!!
I have tested:
This problem meke U can't use EpoCam and similar softwares!!!
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Today I have been reading that there are a new software update.
"Wi-Fi update – v10.04(8), one minor build along from the Beta Labs version of the WLAN driver update, intended to improve reliability and performance of Wi-fi connections to older routers. I’ve had excellent results from this in recent months, so well done to Nokia for rolling this out to everyone."
Do I have some way to download this update and try if this solves this wifi bug?
Could someone give us a download link?