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Old 06-10-2013, 04:27 PM   #1
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Does 'Factory Reset' RELIABLY fix WiFi issue?

I know there are plenty of stories about a Factory Reset fixing the Glo's WiFi issue(s) (i.e., never remembering a successful connection, not establishing new ones), but I discovered something that makes me wonder...

I opened up the diagnostics on my WiFi extender, and saw that the Glo really did not have a host name when connected, like other devices. Just two dashes, like so: --

Even my husband's nooks showed a host name on the extender, if not very helpful ones (e.g., host name android_[mac address]).

I manually went to the brand new glo firmware over the weekend (2.6.1?) via sideload, hoping it might include a fix for this, and while the update was clearly successful, I'm still stuck with the same WiFi issues. I love my Glo, but it is way (WAY) less useful without WiFi. If I have to enter my passphrase one more time, I'm afraid I'm gonna hurl this across the room.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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I can see what you mean on the WiFi router here at work and the DHCP server. A name would be nice. But, I have never had any issues with either my Glo or Touch forgetting the WiFi passphrase. If I do a sync, or use the browser, it searches for known networks. Usually, it connects without a problem. If it doesn't connect, it lists the available networks and gets me to enter the passphrase even if I select a network that it should know about already. Usually, I cancel and try again and it connect successfully the second time.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:36 AM   #3
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Could it be related to the type of network authentication being used? Simpler is usually better in terms of ease of use, if not security...
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Not bad idea. The work one is WPA2 Personal with TKIP and AES. I can only check one of the networks at home from here and it is the same.
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