Mystery Wi-Fi issue still affecting Nexus models running Android 4.2.x

Mystery Wi-Fi issue still affecting Nexus models running Android 4.2.x
Based on a thread at the Google Code site, some of those using Android 4.2.x on the Google Nexus 4 or the Google Nexus 7 are experiencing a problem with Wi-Fi connectivity on the these devices. Starting in November and running to February 1st, there have been complaints about Wi-Fi just cutting off and not working despite normal signal strength. The connection is lost and no syncing is possible. The problem is known as issue 40065.

An XDA forum thread called "Wi-Fi network connectivity issues and a possible fix," started at the end of 2012 detailed a workaround for the Wi-Fi problem with the Google Nexus 4. Just before closing the Google Code thread on February 1st, Google came to the conclusion that some of the issues causing the problem with Wi-Fi had been identified, including scan failures that occurred with some routers. Other issues deal with Channel selection for non US regulatory domain and ARP filtering.  Google said it was still investigating, and that fixes would go out although it was not known when this would happen.

If the problem is happening to your Google Nexus 4 or Google Nexus 7, you can try the fix from XDA. Or, you can continue to wait for the solution from Google. The Mountain View based company has never brought the issue public, but as long as they take care of the problem like they say they will, should it matter?

source: GoogleCode, XDA via AndroidAuthority


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46 Comments

1. androidfurever

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Improbable. Nexus devices tend to not have software issues like this.

2. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

Yeah, I haven't experienced any of this on my Nexus 7.

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yes, because your device hasn't experienced it that means there is no problem, of course. Come on. There was a whole 4 months between 4.1 and 4.2, there were bound to be some problems, this being one of them. 4.2.2 or 4.2.3 should fix all the bugs, and all Nexus owners will be happy.

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

haha tell em like it is bro

19. techtruth

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

there IS a wifi issue in new nexus devices but if you or anyone else is suffering from the issue, just install wifi manager and use it as your wifi toggle tool... and the problem is resolved

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Can you say that with a straight face? I didn't think so.

24. androidfurever

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Nexus devices don't have these types of issues -_- there straight face. Enjoying your iPhone with randomly disconnecting wifi?

26. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Love your straight face lol and Good one mate!

33. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The iPhone doesn't have WiFi anymore haha. Apple's revolutionary iOS 6.1 update pretty much disabled it and only let users browse over celular data.

36. androidfurever

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Absolutely magical and innovative.

27. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I understand what you meant by that.. But I think you are THE KING OF THE KING in terms of barefaced impudence who can say such things with a straight face..Aren't you?

41. cheetah2k

Posts: 2223; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

"But I think you are THE KING OF THE KING in terms of barefaced impudence who can say such things with a straight face..Aren't you?" Wait.. what? Head hurts, need Google Translate!

3. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

No issues on my Nexus 4 and I use an Apple wifi network lol.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Don't try to deflect the issue at hand away by bashing apple. The nexus is a great device, but not perfect. Issues affect these devices...it's part of tech.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The mention of using a Airport device is bashing apple. Great Logic!

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Shhhhhhhh

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Don't try to deflect the issue at hand away by bashing apple." Could you explain, in which way he is bashing Apple?

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ignored

5. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

My Nexus 4 hasn't had any Wi-Fi issues, but my Nexus 7 has all kinds of problems. I often get a "can not connect to proxy server" error in Chrome, which is fixed after turning off Wi-Fi for a bit. Thing is, I've had this problem for a few weeks (while running on 4.1.2).

34. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Had the same problem with Google Chrome on my GS3 running stock 4.1.1. I un-rooted, installed Google Chrome beta, and now it seems to work perfectly.

6. andrews317

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

More than a month with me N4 and its the first time I hear from this.

8. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Zero problems with my N7. I've had it since July '12.

9. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Funny how this story uses every excuse under the sun to make the issue look small but their earlier article about problems in the Windows Phone store gets blown out of all proportion. Meanwhile, idiots like michal fisher and joshua topolsky wonder why we get so frustrated. There's a difference between highlighting a products flaws and spewing out vitriolic fanboy garbage to disparage a competing platform, which is 'something that happens regularly at the verge and pocketnow. I suggest WP users boycott those sites altogether; I know I have.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Issues happen, what's the big deal. Google will fix it.

13. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

oh wow what an coincident i was about to report that to google. my nexus 7 keeps disconnecting. i dont think they play well with WPA2 smh going try a new rom soon

14. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Hmmmm. I'll have to check my sons Nexus 4 when I have a day off.

15. wendygarett unregistered

Just updated my nexus 7, and let's hope I have no issue on that... And hope my iDevice as well which running the ios6.1, since today is a lunar new year to me :)

35. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Oh Wendy, is their any device you haven't claimed you own?

37. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Don't pay attention at him, nor he has something, nor he will own something, he is just a troll. One day he says that he loves Apple, other day says that he hates Apple, in one comment he says that he will buy Sony Xperia Z and after few minutes in other comment he claims that he will buy Nokia Lumia 920 and so on and on...

42. cheetah2k

Posts: 2223; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Thats what PMS does to ya.. indecisions, indecisions... LOL

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