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I'm a participant level 2
I'm a participant level 2

I have a google nexus S smartphone and am having trouble keeping the phone logged on to my wi-fi home network.  When I use the data plan I must wait about a minute for it to switch from showing 3g to wi-fi.  My question is, why does it not stay on the wi-fi setting?  When I set the phone down it automatically switches back to using 3g.  I have actually been house-bound for a 2 week period where the phone never left the bedroom and was situated about 10 ft. from my wi-fi router and when I checked my usage I had used 50% of my monthly plan on automatic updates that I figured should have been processed through my home wi-fi that I pay for through the cable company.  Please, any suggestions on possible ways to correct or maybe changing a setting that would apply would be most appreciated.  I am in the over 50 crowd so any helpful info in laymans terms would also be appreciated.



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I'm a contributor level 1
I'm a contributor level 1

Did you happen to check your wi-fi sleep policy?

 What is WiFi Auto sleep? It means your WiFi will be auto turn off in certain circumstances. By default, Nexus S WiFi will be turned off when the screen turns off.


heres a link to another forum that might help Smiley


incase you dont want the info and want to know how to turn it off here are the steps:

1. Go to Settings

2. Wireless & Networks

3. Wi-Fi Settings

4. Click Menu Button

5. Go Advanced

6. Wi-Fi Sleep Policy

7. Choose Never. (Select what you need)


Hope this helps

I'm a participant level 2
I'm a participant level 2

This was exactly what the problem appears to have been.  Thank-you for all your help and for spelling it out and keeping it simple for me.