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chefshoes (OP)

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Gpd xd WiFi won't turn on and find networks
« on: April 08, 2017, 09:29:19 pm »
Hi
All of a sudden my gpd xd won't go on WiFi. Says WiFi is turning on then goes back to offline.

Doesn't error just doesn't turn on.

Any ideas?

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skelton

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Re: Gpd xd WiFi won't turn on and find networks
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2017, 09:40:58 pm »
Maybe a hardware issue? It doesn't seem normal at all. Try reinstalling firmware but if it:'s a hardware problem I don't think it will get fixed.
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chefshoes (OP)

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Re: Gpd xd WiFi won't turn on and find networks
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2017, 10:07:29 pm »
How do you reinstall firmware?

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skelton

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Re: Gpd xd WiFi won't turn on and find networks
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2017, 10:25:20 pm »
Check this thread, it comes with video tutorial for upgrading firmware

http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-android-devices/(-video-tutorials-)-common-cure-to-the-what-do-i-do-now/
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chefshoes (OP)

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Re: Gpd xd WiFi won't turn on and find networks
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2017, 08:46:16 am »
Is it worth opening up the shell to see if there is any broken antenna or solder?

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Re: Gpd xd WiFi won't turn on and find networks
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2017, 08:46:48 am »
would like to use a 5Ghz nano dongle, be coool if this option could be added to the firmware, but I'm sure it would be a lot of work ???

chefshoes (OP)

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Re: Gpd xd WiFi won't turn on and find networks
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2017, 08:49:29 am »
Is there such a thing as a micro USB WiFi dongle I could plug in?

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skelton

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Re: Gpd xd WiFi won't turn on and find networks
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2017, 09:36:31 am »
In theory It Supports some USB WiFi adapters vía otg, but not sure which chipset would be supported. Probably not Too Many because Linux kernel is a bit old.
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chefshoes (OP)

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Re: Gpd xd WiFi won't turn on and find networks
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2017, 09:37:55 am »
Upgrading fw now as per earlier link. Fingers crossed :)

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chefshoes (OP)

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Re: Gpd xd WiFi won't turn on and find networks
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2017, 09:08:37 am »
Weirdly. The firmware made no difference however I gave up and left it a few days and all of a sudden it worked. But a few days later dies again. Wtf

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skelton

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Re: Gpd xd WiFi won't turn on and find networks
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2017, 09:59:05 am »
Probably a hardware issue, or bad soldered wifi antenna.
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chefshoes (OP)

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Re: Gpd xd WiFi won't turn on and find networks
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2017, 09:59:53 am »
Ah maybe worth opening the guts and having a poke

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PsyOps

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Re: Gpd xd WiFi won't turn on and find networks
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2017, 10:03:02 am »
Yeh i second that, sounds like hardware. I had a laptop that did that. Was overheating i think. Never found out for sure but i bought a wifi dongle thingy for it.

chefshoes (OP)

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Re: Gpd xd WiFi won't turn on and find networks
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2017, 10:19:20 am »
Would I be able to shove a USB WiFi dongle in the GPd via USB adapter?

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Re: Gpd xd WiFi won't turn on and find networks
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2017, 10:53:06 am »
with OTG i dont see why not. I guess it depends on drivers n stuff. I'm not to savy on it.
Saw this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu0ixxeYemc&t=53s

 

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