Keeping WiFi on - Advance Wifi Lock

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  1. tenderidol

    tenderidol Member

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    At home, I am perfectly happy with the wireless connection of my NC. Sometimes it takes few seconds to re-connect after a standby, but it works fine. However, at work, the connection is finicky (i.e., I have to wait for a log-in screen to pop up to enter my username/password, and that screen doesn't always come instantaneously), therefore I've been looking for an app to keep the WiFi on after a standby, so that once I am connected at work, it will stay that way... I've tried number of apps/widgets for this purpose, but found out that they dont really provide many customizations (at least the ones I've used).

    I decided to give "Advanced Wifi Lock" a try, and it works great on NC and keeps the WiFi on after standby. In addition, there are two functions that set it apart from the others that I've tried:
    1. You can setup a defined period of time for the WiFi to be turned off. The free version is set to 20min default and can't be changed; paid version apparently provides full control over this.
    2. The app turns off WiFi if the signal is lost (i.e., you are not connected to the network, anymore) which is a good function when leaving home or work and not dealing with turning off any WiFi-related app which will eat up battery.

    Just wanted to share this app with others, since it doesn't seem to get much press (no, I'm not affiliated with the developer).
     
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    Wake Timer similar app. Does the job for me.
     
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    Giving the Advanced WiFi Lock a shot now...


    EDIT: Meh, doesn't do anything on my rig. Still have to go connect manually.
     
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    thanks sooo much for the app share! my nook is no 99& perfect!
     
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    After you're done with the settings screen, do you press the "home" button? Or did you press the back button, or menu/save [softkeys?]?
    If you just press Home, it won't work.

    Does the app say "Settings saved"?
     
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