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Old 19-03-2013, 18:29
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We recently returned from a holiday cottage where wi fi was available. My OH's Ipad connected well enough, very occasionally dropping the connection which did vary in strength from poor to reasonable.

My Nexus on the other hand refused to connect at all simply saying that it "chose" not to connect to the wi fi because it was "poor".

In my innocence I assumed that all equipment should be able to connect to a signal (even quite a weak one) but am I wrong in that assumption?

If so my purchase is not quite as useful as I though it would be. My OH was pretty fed up at losing possession of his Ipad for long periods of time so that I could keep up to date on DS.
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Old 20-03-2013, 14:16
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We recently returned from a holiday cottage where wi fi was available. My OH's Ipad connected well enough, very occasionally dropping the connection which did vary in strength from poor to reasonable.

My Nexus on the other hand refused to connect at all simply saying that it "chose" not to connect to the wi fi because it was "poor".

In my innocence I assumed that all equipment should be able to connect to a signal (even quite a weak one) but am I wrong in that assumption?

If so my purchase is not quite as useful as I though it would be. My OH was pretty fed up at losing possession of his Ipad for long periods of time so that I could keep up to date on DS.
A lot depends, was the Nexus in a case? I find with my tablet computers for example how you hold it can effect the signal.

Also what channel was the router operating on? Sometimes a connection can be improved if the router is re-started.

Did you try connecting to the wifi by being right next to the router? One other thing are you sure it was trying to connect to the router you had in the cottage and not next doors?
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Old 20-03-2013, 14:28
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Thanks for the reply.

The Nexus was not in a case. We were in a remote location and the wi-fi was provided by satellite.

As we have now returned home I have no details of routers or other "technical" stuff I was just puzzled as to why my OH's Ipad worked more or less fine but I could never connect.

Every now and then the Nexus just gave a message to the effect that it had rejected the available network as being too poor.

If I'm honest I gave up after a couple of days and just nicked his Ipad.
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Old 21-03-2013, 13:19
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I had a similar with my Nexus and Ipad , the Ipad would connect to the the internet via my phones wifi hotspot but the Nexus would not , turns out that the Nexus didn't like the Wifi encryption , changed it on the phone to WEP from WPA ( I think !) and it worked .
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