This is normal - it does not represent the signal strength, but only whether it's active or not. (There's also an animation when it's attempting to connect to a WiFi network)
This behavior was changed in the Windows Phone 8.1.
Now the WiFi signal on top of screen shows the power strength as in the WiFi settings menu.
I think this is by design. It can be because you can set how long do you want your WiFi to be turned off before it turns itself automatically on. There are options in Turn WiFi back on dropdown menu:
in 1 hour,
in 4 hours,
in 1 day,
near my favorite places and
You can notice that this behavior is different when you are turning WiFi manually ON ...
Note: The below instructions apply to Windows Phone 8.1. If your phone has not already received this update from your carrier or OEM, you may want to consider signing up for and installing Preview for Developers.
If you have a Windows 8 computer, and log in to it with the same Microsoft account you use for your phone, the WiFi profiles can be synced to the ...
The phone (and any other Wi-Fi device) won't differentiate between two access points announcing the same SSID. Given there isn't a concept of a persistent connection (so, even if you were streaming media, you're just sending many smaller packets of data, that can be routed however the network needs to). As such it makes this virtually impossible to test, but ...
These settings are controlled by OS and not exposed to apps. So, there is no other way to get to it.
Only one way i can suggest is, login to the router config page and check its Wireless password, but for that you should know router credentials.
I have the same issue and it is very annoying. I believe it's a firmware issue as I didn't have the problem with the original firmware - it started after a firmware update. For now I have only Wi-Fi activated and then I have to switch manually to data connection if I have no Wi-Fi within range. I so much hope there will be a new firmware update that solves ...
If you look at your phone and you are connected to a wifi network you'll see a wifi icon. If the wifi icon shows the connected state you're using your wifi connection.
more information on prioratizing between 3g and wifi can be found in this question:
Does Windows Phone prioritize between using a data plan and wi-fi connection?
on a side note: the wifi ...
I'm on Orange, which has an app that tells you how much of your talkplan minutes you have remaining. Until recently it also showed how much of your data allowance you have left, but that seems to have been removed. This hasn't gone down well and Orange cutomers are giving it one star ratings in the marketplace in protest.
Anyway, I found an app called ...
It will always be full when connected, regardless of signal strength.
Here is a break down of the three Wi-Fi related icons in the status bar (full list of status icons):
Connected to a Wi-Fi network. The icon is animated when your phone is trying to connect to a Wi-Fi network.
Wi-Fi is turned on, but your phone isn't connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Under settings/WiFi you can long tap on a connection and select edit.
From here you can see:
Encryption Type—shown in brackets next to the connection name e.g. AccessPoint1(WPA2)
Your IP address
Default gateway IP
DNS server IP
Your MAC address
Currently there is no option to remove certificates. The only way to fix this is resetting your phone. settings -> about -> reset your phone
There is a feature request posted here asking to provide a way to remove certificates so Microsoft knows about the issue. The only other option is to wait until they implement it but guess that is not an option.
What is your home WiFi set to use as authentication? If it is using one of the older formats, you won't be able to connect. MSFT could really improve the error messages but Windows 10 Mobile has issues with the old TKIP standard.
So: set your router to use WPA2 AES and on the device:
Wireless Setting > Manually > WPA > Cipher Type > AES
One other thing ...
The option was originally disabled by Nokia, although they did recently enable it -- if you haven't done so recently, connect via Zune and install any updates if you have any.
Wi-Fi sharing is in the settings menu, under "Internet Sharing".
For best results, only use with the phone on external power - even if that is the laptop you're providing power from ...
Go to Settings>Wi-Fi
Press and hold on the name of the network
Turn Wi-Fi off for a few seconds
Turn it on
Then try to reconnect
If it doesn't work the first time, try clearing your history and making sure all your tabs are closed.
If this doesn't work you might need to contact support for your phone.
This is fixed in GDR3 update - make sure you have updated your phone to at least 8.0.10512.142
If your carrier doesn't have the update you can get it the following way:
EDIT: THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY
· Go to http://apps.windowsstore.com and login with
Microsoft Live ID.
Tap on OS Preview for Developers ·
Scroll down and click on ...
The only place I can see WiFi strength is in the WiFi Settings. Where you can see every WiFi network and the signal strength.
With the introduction of Windows Phone 8.1 you can see the strength right there near the carrier signal.
You can provide the DNS servers through DHCP.
Microsoft aims on simplicity, and it's fairly safe to assume that either DHCP or a statically leased IP is available in every occasion. If an administrator doesn't turn on DHCP, he most doesn't want phones on his network unless he explicitly configures them as static leases...
The enterprise feature pack for Windows Phone 8 will bring support for EAP-TLS in the first half of 2014.
Update: Apparently Microsoft has moved some features planned for the Enterprise Feature Pack into WP 8.1 (source1, source2, source3). EAP-(T)TLS is one of those features which should be available with WP8.1.
Windows Phone has an Over-the-Air download size limit of 50 Mb. It applies for the Windows Phone Store for sure, but apparently also for updates.
Someone asked a similar question in this Microsoft Community thread, and as you can see in the replies, you need Wifi.
If there's really no place where you can get Wifi nearby (cafe, fast-food, airport, other ...
The EAP info is kind of scarce. Some Nokia devices claim to support this starting with WP 8 like the 920 - spec but in general it is said that all devices updated to WP 8.1 will now support it. You can get the free developer preview for your phone now from here
This is intentional, to save battery, and cannot be configured to behave differently on Windows Phone 7.x. As soon as you turn the screen back on, it should attempt to reconnect to known WiFi connections, and carry on using that.
It shouldn't affect any apps, as these also get suspended automatically, when the screen turns off, unless they request ...
Turning on Internet Sharing turns your phone into a router hosting a WiFi network. As the phones only tend to have a single WiFi adapter, it can only be listening on a single radio channel at any given time. As each WiFi network will prefer to sit on its own channel to avoid interference, the adapter cannot be connected to multiple networks simultaneously.
Go to settings > wifi. On the bottom of the screen, you would see a button >Static IP. Click on the button, and you would be able to specify the IP address, the subnet mask, the gateway and the DNS.
I have been using the same behind my corporate proxy and DNS, which have DHCP turned off and require each connecting device to have a static IP.
Technically, it's possible for an app to listen for connections from the local WiFi networks for as long as the app is active. However, doing so would seriously affect the battery performance, and also stop working once a different app was brought to the foreground.
If you did want to pursue developing such an app yourself, then I'd suggest looking for ...