1. foxtwo1811's Avatar
    I own a Lumia 735 with the Denim firmware.
    I have successfully added a password protected Wi-Fi network to my Windows phone.
    If I reboot my wireless router, as soon as the windows phone detects the wireless network signal, It tries to automatically connect; the problem is that the router needs some time to establish the adsl connection and the phone, once connected to the wireless network, detects it has no internet connection and disconnects the Wi-Fi network.
    The frustrating thing is that the phone does not retry later to connect to the same wireless network, the only way to connect to the wireless network is to do that manually.
    Is this an expected behavior?
    Last edited by foxtwo1811; 01-23-2015 at 02:29 AM. Reason: Title wrong
    01-21-2015 04:02 AM
  2. mj0's Avatar
    There's a setting under cellular+SIM called "For limited Wi-Fi connectivity". It might have something to do with your behavior, if not already set change it to "don't use cellular data".
    aximtreo likes this.
    01-21-2015 04:23 AM
  3. foxtwo1811's Avatar
    I knew about that setting and It is indeed checked but that does not affect the initial establishment of the WI-FI connection.
    The first time that the phone tries to automatically connect to a known WI-FI network, if it detects that there is not an internet connection, it does not complete the WI-FI connection.
    01-21-2015 07:07 AM
  4. rhapdog's Avatar
    No way around it that I know of. Luckily, rebooting a router is not something you do every day. If you do, you probably are in need of a new router.

    I have an issue with a wireless printer that doesn't have internet, and as it is the only "wireless" network I'm ne eding to access from my phone when at home (no WiFi internet at home, unless my phone is the hotspot for it), I am forced to manually connect to the wireless printer every time. Even then, it complains that it can't find internet.

    I'm not sure why Microsoft feels the need that every network that is connected to absolutely must have Internet Access. It really is infuriating. I've kept "offline" home networks for years, and have always had issues with the OS misbehaving because it wants to find the internet. Especially when you've got a LAN connection to the router, but you're using a dial-up phone modem (which I had until 6 months ago), IE will try to find the Internet on the LAN, which it isn't. I had to use Firefox to get online, and sometimes even then I would have to disconnect the LAN cable from the network for a browser to find my dial-up internet connection.

    Sometimes, I just want to connect, and it doesn't want to.
    Harrie-S likes this.
    01-21-2015 08:57 AM
  5. foxtwo1811's Avatar
    At least I am glad I am not alone on this issue, I totally agree with your thoughts.
    I cant understand why Microsoft thinks that a Wi-Fi network must be used to connect to the internet.
    As in your case, a Wi-Fi network can be and it is indeed used to connect to a private network too.
    01-21-2015 09:19 AM
  6. hprvez's Avatar
    I can easily connect to wifi networks without an internet connection, they are simply wireless lan. So reset your phones, the problem is there.
    01-21-2015 05:06 PM
  7. foxtwo1811's Avatar
    Do you mean you are automatically connected to a known Wi-Fi without an internet connection?
    If not so, I can obviously connect manually to a Wi-Fi network without an internet connection too.
    01-22-2015 02:53 AM
  8. rhapdog's Avatar
    The issue isn't connecting to a WiFi without internet, the issue is getting it to be an automatic connection. It will attempt connect, then disconnect when no internet. If you manually connect, it's okay, but you have to do it manually. If you have configured a particular WiFi to connect automatically and have priority, it should not disconnect when the internet is not found. I wouldn't mind it telling me with a notification there is no internet. Perhaps even prompt me, "Should I continue to connect in the future to this WiFi network if Internet is not found?" Give me an option. Don't force a manual connection every time. It's ... not right.
    01-22-2015 04:25 PM
  9. foxtwo1811's Avatar
    Perfectly said. Microsoft really needs to fix this issue, It is really annoying.
    01-23-2015 02:21 AM
  10. foxtwo1811's Avatar
    I have only made some attempts and the problem seems to have been fixed with the last OS update; my OS revision is 8.10.14219.341. The firmware revision number is 02177.00000.15184.36004
    Last edited by foxtwo1811; 06-05-2015 at 03:17 AM.
    06-05-2015 03:00 AM

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