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How To: Fix Motorola Droid X Wi-Fi Connectivity Issue

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Motorola Droid X was released couple of days back and it has received a very well-deserved deserved high-end smart phone welcome by the Android user and enthusiast community. But now as the story evolves, there is evidence issues that Wi-Fi connectivity on Droid X actually is very poor (for some users at least). Luckily, the issue can be fixed with a few tricks. While this is no permanent solution, it should do for now till Motorola decides to fix this issue in an update.

If you just couldn’t wait to get your hands on Motorola’s flagship high-end Android phone and got yourself a Droid X, you might have likely run into Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Droid X users and enthusiasts at multiple Android forums have confirmed that their Droid X handsets are facing some dire difficulties while trying to connect to the Wi-Fi. Considering the importance of Wi-Fi internet connectivity on smartphones, this is a major issue, and living with it can be quite a pain.

A temporary solution to this situation is that you can set a static IP and/or renew the lease every time you want to connect to Wi-Fi. Apparently changing the encryption type from AES to TKIP is also resolving the issue for some users.

To set a static IP, you have to go to Wi-Fi settings and go to menu > settings. Over there, you can specify your static IP address, default gateway, subnet mask and DNS servers, or change the encryption type.

There is no word from Motorola on this issue so far, and it seems that the software update released a couple for days back for Droid X also says nothing about this issue. However, as more voice is raised about this issue, the chance of Motorola releasing an update to fix it would increase. Till then, this temporary fix should get most of us going and resolve our Wi-Fi connection issues to enable us to use internet on our device flawlessly.

Do let us know if any of the mentioned methods worked for you and also stay tuned with us as we will be following Motorola’s word on this, in case one is released in this regard.

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