Samsung Galaxy S3 Problems: Overheating, charging & Wi-Fi
title: Galaxy S3: Wi-Fi issues / url: wi-fi
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What is it with mobile devices and Wi-Fi connection issues? Several users on internet forums have complained that they're unable to connect to Wi-Fi, either at home or work, on their S3 handsets.
And when they do, the connection only lasts for a matter of minutes.
A user on the XDA-Developers forum claims the problem is rooted within the handset itself and that the connectivity issues aren't the result of a faulty network.
Muskstick wrote: "Alas, it seems there's a major issue with the wi-fi in my SGS3... I switch my phone on, and it fires up, and sees and connects to my home wi-fi... But if I try and USE the net or data connection, it's a dog's dinner... If I run a Mobile Speed-test, I get a terrible ping, an average download speed of 0.02 Mbps, and then it times out three quarters through with a connection error.
His concerns have been mimicked by other users who claim to have encountered the same problem.
While Samsung hasn't released an official fix yet - chances are it will roll it out in the form of a software update - a user on the AndroidForums claims the following fix will solve the issue.
cary328is wrote: "I believe this is related to the popular issue regarding WIFI on our device. The most common "Fix" right now is something that was learned from XDA developers: