Tomek Kondrat · Sep 1, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Fix KitKat WiFi Drops on Your Own

Despite introducing many useful features and overall great performance and enhancements, Android 4.4 KitKat is not without its flaws. For many, it’s not quite the most stable OS released by Google, and one of the “features” that drive people crazy is the intermittent WiFi drop. It unfortunately hasn’t been fixed in the various releases since KitKat’s original unveiling.

If you suffer from intermittent WiFi connection drops, XDA Recognized Developer M_J_Nazari provides a solution for this rather frustrating situation. In many cases, the whole issue is caused by nothing other than the OS checking for the connectivity status of our devices. When the client can’t be reached, the connection is reset. This can be fixed with a simple trick in your router’s configuration or WiFi settings on your Android device.

It’s still a bit of a shame that Google hasn’t managed to fix this issue in their product, despite how many other hotfixes have been released. Hopefully the upcoming Android L(emon Meringue Pie) will finally resolve all these problems related to connectivity, since it’s one of the critical functions for any mobile device.

While we all wait for an official fix, you can fix your own WiFi drop issues by following the instructions provided in the WiFi Drop Fix guide thread.


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Tomek Kondrat

eagleeyetom is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Tomek is the only Polish moderator on XDA Developers. He graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in journalism and public communication in 2013. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently flashes dozens of custom ROMs on his OPO. View eagleeyetom's posts and articles here.
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