egzthunder1 · Jun 23, 2011 at 03:00 pm

Wifi For Atrix Not Working Properly In Some Countries And How To Fix It

It seems to be that Motorola can have their good and bad days. Today, we published an article about the biggest thing since sliced bread (at least for Motorola Atrix owners) as the bootloader was unlocked by Motorola in a recent Asian release. However, not everything is roses for Atrix owners. Just a couple of days ago, we received a tip from XDA member crnkoj who was participating in a discussion over in the official Motorola forums regarding a strange problem with Wifi in the Atrix. As it turns out, there are certain parts of the code that were not properly written for drivers as well as a few other parameters. These improper drivers will cause anyone using, or rather trying to use, the device in certain countries to not be able to connect to Wifi networks. Lots of people who own these devices are business people and as such require data connectivity. Guess what happens when you cannot use Wifi to check your e-mail? You have to rely on roaming data, which is ungodly expensive, no matter where you travel to. A concrete example of this, T-Mobile will charge you US$10.00 per MB if you go to Canada and have to roam.

This is a major issue that, according to the conversation in the forums, is something that is being looked into and has been baked into the next official release from Motorola. There are no ETA’s given about this, but rest assured that this is not a dead end as the article has depicted so far. It seems that crnkoj posted a thread about a month ago (shortly after this problem surfaced) regarding a fix for this problem. Keep in mind that this is not official, so if you are willing to wait for Motorola’s official fix, by all means. On the other hand, if you are in a pressing need to travel abroad and need your Atrix up and running, you may want to follow this tutorial, which will require you to have some basic knowledge of ADB.

Please give the fix a quick shot and see if it works for you.

So guys, here is a quick tutorial how to fix your nonworking wifi in certain countries. The problem for it not working is that motorolas wifi driver is missing some country codes …

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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