1. meathead88's Avatar
    Anyone know how to avoid having to wait to reconnect WiFi when the tablet wakes?

    It eventually reconnects after 10 seconds or so by itself but thats not fast enough. My surface somehow stays connected...
    Last edited by meathead88; 01-23-2014 at 08:27 AM. Reason: stupid forums
    01-20-2014 08:00 AM
  2. windoors's Avatar
    Go to Settings > WiFi > Advanced
    Check this option keep WiFi on when screen times out.
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    01-20-2014 08:13 AM
  3. meathead88's Avatar
    Go to Settings > WiFi > Advanced
    Check this option keep WiFi on when screen times out.
    um, that is a phone setting, this is the tablet thread ;)
    01-22-2014 06:49 AM
  4. AndyCalling's Avatar
    In case you didn't realise, the WP Central app doesn't show the forum title in the recent posts screen. I know, you stated 'tablet' in your original post, but many people will have their phone heads on whilst posting so I can see why such might be missed. Perhaps the app will be fixed one day, but until then you will get this confusion from helpful people. Just gotta expect it.
    meathead88 likes this.
    01-22-2014 07:12 AM
  5. meathead88's Avatar
    In case you didn't realise, the WP Central app doesn't show the forum title in the recent posts screen. I know, you stated 'tablet' in your original post, but many people will have their phone heads on whilst posting so I can see why such might be missed. Perhaps the app will be fixed one day, but until then you will get this confusion from helpful people. Just gotta expect it.
    Ahhh, I see.
    01-22-2014 09:41 AM
  6. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    I believe that you can edit your opening post and, in doing so, modify the title of your thread. When you edit the original post, click the "Go Advanced" button. From there, you can modify the title so that it includes whatever additional keywords that you like. :)
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    01-22-2014 11:00 PM
  7. sundawg#WP's Avatar
    Is the tablet going out of range when it sleeps? Maybe in the sleep state power to wireless adapter is reduced and effectively puts you out of range? Just some thoughts. I'm definitely not having this problem.

    Does it happen when plugged in and when on battery? Have you messed with the power plan? (though I don't see anything related to low power state for wireless adapter.
    01-23-2014 09:04 AM
  8. meathead88's Avatar
    Is the tablet going out of range when it sleeps? Maybe in the sleep state power to wireless adapter is reduced and effectively puts you out of range? Just some thoughts. I'm definitely not having this problem.

    Does it happen when plugged in and when on battery? Have you messed with the power plan? (though I don't see anything related to low power state for wireless adapter.
    No, i';m in range. I use my phone as a hotspot when at work. If the tablet doesnt keep an active connection, the internet sharing feature turns off on my phone :(.

    I'll have to check this at my home WiFi again tonight, see if it pings while sleeping after a couple hours.
    01-23-2014 01:51 PM
  9. GizmoEV's Avatar
    No, i';m in range. I use my phone as a hotspot when at work. If the tablet doesnt keep an active connection, the internet sharing feature turns off on my phone :(.

    I'll have to check this at my home WiFi again tonight, see if it pings while sleeping after a couple hours.
    I thought the phone shut off internet sharing after a period of inactivity as opposed to no connection.
    01-26-2014 10:38 PM
  10. CyclingGuyNola's Avatar
    I thought the phone shut off internet sharing after a period of inactivity as opposed to no connection.
    They do.
    01-26-2014 10:54 PM
  11. GizmoEV's Avatar
    They do.
    That might explain the issue meathead88 is having. The phone is timing out so the tablet shuts off WiFi after it can't see one any more. I haven't experienced this issue but then I haven't tethered it to my phone since I'm using LTE on it. At home I never seem to have an issue with WiFi taking time to wake up.
    01-26-2014 11:04 PM
  12. meathead88's Avatar
    Odd this never occurred on my surface then. Maybe gdr3 modified the phone behavior slightly.
    01-27-2014 07:18 AM

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