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Re: N 86.. Stop WiFi, regain GPS

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aname4me
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N 86.. Stop WiFi, regain GPS

Hello
I have a Nokia N86 8MP.

In the Fall, after an update, my phone started to come up with a “Select Connection” screen. This was helpful for finding available WiFi networks, BUT.. I wasn't looking for any.
I don't want to use the phone for Wifi (email or Internet). I am always hitting “cancel”.
I try to take a picture... cancel.
Open the phone... cancel.
Even worse, at the same time the GPS quit working. It opens but never shows more then one flashing yellow bar.
I have “Show WLAN availability” set to never.
I have “Internet connectivity test” set to never run.

I see may N86 as a Phone, then a good camera, then as a GPS. Not as a WiFi device.
Please help me get the Phone I want back.
Thanks
Randal

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scoobyman
Posts: 10,000

Re: N 86.. Stop WiFi, regain GPS

Firstly suggest that you go to Menu > Settings > General > scroll down to Positioning > Positioning methods - try disabling all except Integrated GPS and see if makes any difference; bear in mind that it will take considerably longer to establish position from a "cold start " and you may need to go outside away from tall buldings and wait 20 - 30 minutes for initial positional fix.

 

If you want to track number of available satellites go to Menu > Applications > GPS Data and in Options > Satellite status.

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aname4me
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Re: N 86.. Stop WiFi, regain GPS

First... Thank you for answering my message.
I have tried what you said.
When I started Maps, it takes about a 1/2 minute for the Compass to turn from red to yellow. Another 2 minutes for it to turn green and work. After 15-20 minute there is still no GPS action. The satellite strength shows 2 red, 2 grey, 2 red, 2 grey, 2 red and never changes.
I have tried several times at different locations. Nothing.

A second (new) question....
Is there a away to restart, refresh, configure (what ever the word is) the phone? Maybe a new start will fix a past mistake.

A third (and more desperate) question...
Can any one recommend a phone that has a strong camera, and a strong GPS (and is dependable)

Thanks

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cjlim
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Re: N 86.. Stop WiFi, regain GPS

If you want a phone with good GPS and very good camera then you should consider the Lumia 920. If you just want a good camera with good GPS then the Lumia 820 might do you. I recently used both on an extended driving holiday and neither let me down with the navigation. The 820 has a good camera but the 920 stilll blows it away especially in low light conditions. 

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scoobyman
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Re: N 86.. Stop WiFi, regain GPS


aname4me wrote:

Is there a away to restart, refresh, configure (what ever the word is) the phone? Maybe a new start will fix a past mistake.

This will delete all user data and return device to as new state. Key in *#7370# followed by 12345 (default Nokia lock code unless altered by user).

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aname4me
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Re: N 86.. Stop WiFi, regain GPS

Well... I got it to work.
I *#7370# the phone.
I connected to my Nokia Suite and got most of my stuff back.
I didn't enter an email address.

I did find my self 3 time, at different locations, with the GPS.
Takes 5 to 10 minutes (a bit slow).

Thanks
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cjlim
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Re: N 86.. Stop WiFi, regain GPS

The older phones tend to be a little slower in getting an initial position fix especially if offline without the assistance of agps. You should find it gets a little faster for subsequent fixes. 

 

The newer phones are much better. My 820 and 920 both take no more than a couple of seconds even when offline. 

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