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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 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
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 ...
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 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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
There are a lot of background tasks to use the network
To name few:
Store checking (and downloading) app updates
Other services you use to sync your stuff (OneDrive, DropBox, etc...)
Apps that run in background (such as Skype, Hike, WhatsApp, etc...)
Automatic OS updates
Sending of Feedback data
To answer your question
Now I am little ...
This issue is fixed in the build 14936. Here is what it says,
We fixed the issue causing the pin pad to not be visible to unlock the
phone even after rebooting the phone.
We fixed the issue where some phones lose the ability to use their SIM cards.
Windows 10 build 14936 rolling out for fast ring insiders.
As demonstrated on the newly announced Lumia 640 and 640 XL, Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 will add the ability to pin individual settings to the Start screen, obviating the need for third-party apps.
For more information, see this article at Windows Central.
Sorry but there isn't. Even if you had a WP8 (that was backup features) I think password protected configurations are not save to the cloud.
Edit: Unfortunately there is no APIs for developers make an app to improve those behaviors.
Following Perrucci, Fitzek and Widmer (2011) WLAN is more power efficient than 3G. A publicly accessible excerpt of their results can be found on their website. Note that in their study, the access point was placed fairly close to the cell phone.
The same conclusion has been made by Carroll and Heiser in their 2010 USENIX conference contribution, measured ...
The WiFi LAN Game is for when you are both connected to the same WiFi network. If you're not connected to the same network, this option won't work for you - there may be an alternate game that allows playing across the Internet, but this particular game doesn't appear to support that.
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 ...
Unfortunately, this is not possible at the moment.
this is working only through MDM configuration at the moment. I passed
along the wish for a UI to configure it manually— Matthijs
Hoekstra (@mahoekst) 22. April 2014
According to a number of sources, like aboves tweet from Matthijs Hoekstra (working for Microsoft since 2002, ...