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Old 06-30-2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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No mobile internet on Samsung Note


Galaxy Note II running Android Jelly Bean. Wifi is fine, but no internet on the move. This kills navigation, etc.

I have set mobile data on, and the device has measured 214kb. I have set:
Settings / More Settings / Mobile Networks: Mobile Data; Data Roaming; & a valid APN; Network Mode LTE/GSM/WCDMA(Auto).

A lot of the other crap is not set up because Jelly Bean is clearly not aimed at my tastes with all these chat, IM & blog readers which I never use.

Any ideas what I left out that's costing me my data service?
 
Old 07-02-2013, 06:13 AM   #2
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I switched off wifi; switched off power. powered up and now I can get this 'G' icon with a green 'up' arrow and an orange 'down' arrow. Service is horribly slow - dialup is faster. Back to a provider about that.
 
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:44 AM   #3
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Got something far worse, did'nt realise the solution was the same: restart. Mine stops all networking after a (long) while, so a restart every two odd weeks is called for...
Thanks for sharing...
 
Old 07-04-2013, 06:05 PM   #4
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I'm running the Galaxy Note phone (i717) and the Note 8.0 Tablet (NT-5110).
The phone will wifi or 3G/4G/LTE. It also runs as a wifi hotspot. The tablet is wifi only.

I net on the go all the time without any grief.

I'm sorry that you are having troubles because both are outstanding tools for me. I'm not a Samsung fan-boy or paid spokes mouth. I'm just a very satisfied customer. That said, I've been a geek since the 60s and can always see things I want or would have done differently. I, too, regret all of the game and "social media" and "waste my time" apps.

Cordialement,
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:56 AM   #5
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My provider is doing some sort of upgrade on July 6th & 7th. I'm waiting for that to happen and I'll review then. It seems strange that I had to power off & restart to get internet on the go. It may have something to do with default routes. In any linux, booting another network card when wifi loses signal is tricky.

The bandwidth issue could be that I have a very cheapskate plan. I use a little internet (Not much) and have the cheapest plan on offer.
 
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The bandwidth issue could be that I have a very cheapskate plan. I use a little internet (Not much) and have the cheapest plan on offer.
I, too , have a "cheap" plan. My whole family are iDiots (aka, they use and iSomething with unlimited everything) but I'm the only Droid. I have a 5Gb plan which is the least I could buy and enable the hotspot feature. I rarely break 1Gb cell-data much less 5Gb.

Get a copy of "Wifi Analyzer" from the Play Store. It might help you learn what is happening with your wifi. Also, there is "Cellular Network Widget".
This displays what your phone reports is going on with you cellular connections.

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I'm actually very happy now except for the speed. And as I don't even know what speed my data is, I shouldn't complain too loudly.
 
Old 07-10-2013, 04:20 PM   #8
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I'm actually very happy now except for the speed. And as I don't even know what speed my data is, I shouldn't complain too loudly.
the play store has a SpeedTest app or three.
I did the test in my favorite chair and in a few of my haunts around town.
I split the tests between wifi and cell-data. I didn't pay attention to whether the cell-data was 3G, 4G, LTE or flashlights.

cheers,
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:54 AM   #9
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Good, thanks - I'll grab one.

Wifi is fine - adequate anywhere I go. It's the mobile data that's slow.
 
Old 07-11-2013, 01:10 PM   #10
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Solved the remaining issue. Speed test, btw, hit network problems. Good app.

Apparently I'm using mobile data on gprs(= SLOW) as indicated by a 'G' on the mobile data thingy that shows. I should be using the faster hdsa or summat as indicated by a 'H' on the mobile data thingy. New sim being tried.

Anyone familiar with the hidden setting for that one?


Also hit the perfect switchover method. Switch off wifi before allowing mobile data, and vice versa. The default route is then assigned correctly.

Last edited by business_kid; 07-11-2013 at 01:18 PM.
 
Old 07-16-2013, 04:06 AM   #11
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Final word

After going to a tech wizard type who eventually replaced my sim in hope, I went back to the network provider and met a blonde 'bimbo' type of girl who was technically extremely knowledgeable and solved all my problems.

There are 2 networks provided: HSDPA = 3G = very fast; GPRS = dead slow.

One should latch onto hsdpa. If the reception is poor, Androids drop to GPRS and can be difficult to persuade back up. The solution is to knock off mobile data, then Settings / More Settings / Mobile Networks / Network Operators.

This causes a search for networks. My provider shows twice (One 3G, one 2G) It is important that I pick the first (3G), also the first APN for that provider (again, 3G).

Results
3G: 4543Kbps download, 2384kbps upload
2G: 0-13kbps download, 21-42kbps upload
wifi at home: 2338kbps download, 1329kbps upload.

Also the switch for wifi & mobile data in the 'roller blind' type screen establishes a default route more reliably than other places. Wifi is usually grand. But mobile data can be tricky.
 
  


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