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  1. chmun77's Avatar
    Hi. It seems like I'm having some weird issues with the WIFI connections when my phone is on airplane mode. I can't connect to both of my home WIFI - 2.4GHz and 5GHz. Both of the SSIDs are not being displayed at all, until I turned off airplane mode. However, both my Nexus 7 (2013) and HTC One are working fine with their airplane modes.

    Is this some crazy limitations of Windows Phone again?

    Thanks!
    02-02-2014 07:56 PM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    I wouldn't even try to connect to WiFi in airplane mode, regardless of the phone OS.
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    02-02-2014 09:15 PM
  3. chmun77's Avatar
    I wouldn't even try to connect to WiFi in airplane mode, regardless of the phone OS.
    Not asking if you would even try, but the question is are you able to connect to WIFI when on flight mode. Being on flight mode doesn't mean that we can't use the device over WIFI.

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    Last edited by chmun77; 02-02-2014 at 10:59 PM.
    02-02-2014 10:42 PM
  4. palandri's Avatar
    I have an unbranded/unlocked Android Nexus 5 that I use as my personal phone and I have an unbranded/unlocked Windows HTC 7 Trophy that I use as my work phone. My understanding of the airplane mode was that it suspends transmitting functions on a phone, ie, type in a URL and you can't transmit it to get to a web site.

    I see the picture you posted. I take it flight mode is the same as airplane mode, correct? or is that a new function? It says it says it shuts off WiFi, bluetooth and NFC, but you can turn them on separately. So are you saying you turned it on flight mode, and then turn on WiFi separately and it didn't work?
    02-02-2014 11:17 PM
  5. chmun77's Avatar
    I have an unbranded/unlocked Android Nexus 5 that I use as my personal phone and I have an unbranded/unlocked Windows HTC 7 Trophy that I use as my work phone. My understanding of the airplane mode was that it suspends transmitting functions on a phone, ie, type in a URL and you can't transmit it to get to a web site.

    I see the picture you posted. I take it flight mode is the same as airplane mode, correct? or is that a new function? It says it says it shuts off WiFi, bluetooth and NFC, but you can turn them on separately. So are you saying you turned it on flight mode, and then turn on WiFi separately and it didn't work?
    Thanks for your reply.

    I turned on the flight mode aka airplane mode, followed switching on the WIFI connection on the 1020. But I'm not seeing the SSID of my home WIFI being listed under the list of available access points. However, the SSID will appeared after I exited from flight mode. Now, this ponders me. Why can't it detect the SSID when on flight mode? The phone already has the SSID registered before, so I'm not sure why it is not displaying at all when WIFI is turned on with flight mode.

    Understand that there is a regulation which Flight mode will not be allow to scan for 5GHz networks, but my router is running at 2.4GHz wireless networks (802.11b or g).
    Nokia Lumia 1020 - Why can I not see my 5GHz WiFi access point during Flight (offline) mode €“ Troubleshooting €“ Questions and Answers - Nokia - India

    Likewise, I tested on my Nexus tablet and HTC One with flight mode on and they are able to see and connect to the SSID perfectly. Things work well on my personal notebook too. Therefore, the problem can't be with my router, but 1020 instead. Seems like it happen only after the Black update.

    I wonder am I the only unlucky one facing such issue.
    02-02-2014 11:46 PM
  6. chmun77's Avatar
    I have discovered the solution to this strange situation. If anyone else is also facing the same issue, do let me know and I will see if the solution is right for you too.

    PS: Problem lies with Windows Phone OS I believe, because this issue is not happening on my Android devices.
    02-10-2014 07:42 PM
  7. Deviantelf's Avatar
    I just tried it on my phone (1020 Black update, USA, ATT branded). Worked fine for me so it can't be an overall WP issue.

    Turned on airplane mode (it's "airplane mode" in my settings). It turned off wifi and removed the whole phone network icon. Then I went to WiFi and turned it on. It pulled up all the networks around me and automatically connected to my home WiFi (which it is set to). I was also able to connect to a local free WiFi.

    I don't know anything about what's allowed legally, as the last time I used airplane mode on a plane there was no signals allowed at all, you could just use your phone for offline games, music, or other programs. But based on what you said about your SSID not showing up in the list, are you sure your WiFi is set to an allowed frequency? As in double checked the settings of the router?

    I know you said you found a solution, but I wanted to weigh in that it works fine for me and I can't see how it could be a WP issue from what you've said anyhow.
    02-13-2014 01:34 AM
  8. airrob's Avatar
    Hi chmun77!

    I've the same problem on my 920 since updated (lumia black), and it's really annoying because I always use flight mode + my home wifi...

    Please tell me the solution.

    Thanks!!!
    03-02-2014 08:49 AM
  9. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    Hmmm I have an ICON. I just tried this scenario. With airplane mode on. I can connect to WiFi just fine. I have to retype my password but that's it. Connects fine. I wonder if it is device specific and the update messed it up. Have you guys tried rebooting your phones and trying again?
    03-02-2014 09:00 AM
  10. airrob's Avatar
    Yes, I tried...

    It's really annoying, when flight mode is off I can see my wifi and my neighbour's too, but when I turn flight mode on, I can't see my network, but I still see my neighbour's...

    Turning wifi, phone on/off doesn't help...
    03-02-2014 09:34 AM
  11. GizmoEV's Avatar
    On my 920 with black update I notice that with airplane mode on and WiFi turned on only my 2.4GHz network is visible where as with airplane mode off both 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks are visible.
    03-02-2014 12:06 PM
  12. airrob's Avatar
    I use a dlink dir 600 which can use only 2.4 GHz if i've right, so there must be sg else... :(
    03-02-2014 01:15 PM
  13. GizmoEV's Avatar
    Try a different access point. I replaced my dlink and my connectivity issues have been taken care of.

    EDIT: also, go to Dlink's website and see if there are any firmware updates for your access point.
    03-02-2014 03:04 PM
  14. airrob's Avatar
    Firmware didn't help, but i realized sg new: my girlfriend has a 620 what just have got the Black update. Before i started the install, i had tried my home wifi while Flight Mode had been on, and it has worked fine! BUT after i finished the Black installation the same problem appeared. So there is sg wrong with the Black update, not with my router what means from now i can't use wifi while Flight Mode is on neither on our phones :( if anyone has the solution please tell me! Thanks
    03-12-2014 04:33 PM
  15. toddpart's Avatar
    Hi chmun77!

    I've the same problem on my 920 since updated (lumia black), and it's really annoying because I always use flight mode + my home wifi...

    Please tell me the solution.

    Thanks!!!
    I'm having the exact same issue with my 920 since the black update. Did you get an answer?
    03-13-2014 12:50 AM
  16. airrob's Avatar
    Sadly i havent got yet... :(
    03-13-2014 01:14 AM
  17. Rasahi's Avatar
    Tried mine now. And it works. Now my phone is on flight mode and I can post here with the help of WiFi.

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    03-13-2014 02:03 AM
  18. airrob's Avatar
    Chmun77!

    May we have your help?

    Thanks

    I have discovered the solution to this strange situation. If anyone else is also facing the same issue, do let me know and I will see if the solution is right for you too.

    PS: Problem lies with Windows Phone OS I believe, because this issue is not happening on my Android devices.
    03-13-2014 11:28 AM
  19. nooaah's Avatar
    Hi all. Wifi does work in airplane mode, as stated above. Like any Android or iOS device, all communications (e.g. cell radio, wifi radio, bluetooth) are shut off. You have to manually flip wifi back on. And it is perfectly legal in the US and Canada as most major airlines do offer in flight wifi.
    03-13-2014 03:54 PM
  20. Nokia1020's Avatar
    Chmun77!

    May we have your help?

    Thanks
    Come on Chmun77....this forum is designed to help people....post up your fix!
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    03-13-2014 05:02 PM
  21. GizmoEV's Avatar
    I have no issues on my AT&T Lumia 920 with the Black update. I just checked it and can connect just fine. I did notice, however, that only the 2.4GHz band is available while in Airplane mode. After turning off Airplane mode my phone can again see my 5GHz WiFi.
    03-13-2014 08:24 PM
  22. agd87's Avatar
    I have the same issue but it only happens with my 5GHz wifi signal. It's really annoying. The only thing I have managed to work out is this.

    1. Turn wifi off first
    2. Turn flight mode on
    3. QUICKLY turn wifi back on and it should connect (even if it's greyed out, swipe the switch and wait). if you're too slow it wont work.

    This trick seems to work for me. I would recommend pinning the flight mode and wifi settings to your start screen for quick access.

    Update: This trick doesn't seem to work very well on windows phone 8.1. I can get to connect but it disconnects after leaving idle for a while.
    Last edited by agd87; 04-17-2014 at 04:34 AM.
    04-15-2014 04:15 PM
  23. Shubhendu Singh's Avatar
    A few hours back my Lumia620 starts rejecting wifi connections in flight mode too.
    Funny part is i have been using wifi in flight mode for almost 3 months (apart for some WP wifi problems) i could connect just fine thn.
    But now i can only connect when Flight mode is off.
    P.S. WP8.1 is the only thing not making me hate WP, if its bad i am going back to Android for GOOD.
    05-05-2014 03:55 AM
  24. prasath1234's Avatar
    Always have a good android as a spare if u could afford an iPhone.that's a way to go with windows phone.it can only be used as also ran device just to enjoy smoothness.

    Sent from my C2305 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    05-05-2014 04:23 AM
  25. mpt15's Avatar
    Always have a good android as a spare if u could afford an iPhone.that's a way to go with windows phone.it can only be used as also ran device just to enjoy smoothness.

    Sent from my C2305 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    you seem to be quite irritated and disappointed with WP, considering the number og posts you have made on multiple threads, expressing your disappointment. Please sell your WP and buy yourself an android and be happy, rather than complaining to everyone here all the time. I mean it in the nicest way. You should be happy with the phone you use, so please get yourself an android and leave us WP users in peace.
    05-05-2014 04:40 AM
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