How to fix WiFi connectivity problems after updating to Honeycomb on HTC EVO View 4G
Are you experiencing frequently WiFi connectivity drops after upgrading to Honeycomb on your HTC EVO View 4G? If so, you're not alone: reports of this problem have been trickling in since the update started rolling out, and it seems that this issue isn't just affecting EVO View owners: it's also a problem on the HTC Flyer and many other Honeycomb devices.
However, the fix is relatively easy: for most people, the problem goes away once you connect to WiFi with a static IP address, rather than using DHCP. To do this on your EVO View, just follow these steps:
- Go to Settings > Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi settings.
- Long press the network you are currently connected to.
- Press Modify network.
- Scroll to IP settings and select Static.
- Keep everything else the same, and press Save.
I have done this myself, and WiFi dropouts are now a thing of the past. Of course, you might run into issues in the future with IP address conflicts with other devices on your network. If this happens, you can simply re-enable DHCP using the steps above, reconnect, wait until a new IP address is assigned, and then make it static again. (This hasn't actually happened to me yet, but it's a possibility.)
Also, in addition to preventing those frequent WiFi dropouts, I've noticed better WiFi performance in general after implementing this fix: I can now keep and hold a WiFi signal in areas of my house where I wasn't able to before. Of course, maybe this is just a placebo affect, but in any case, I'm a happy camper!
So if WiFi has been a problem for you on your EVO View, be sure to try this out, and let us know how it works.