Why does WiFi stay on after using MyWi?

james92se

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I've tested/used MyWi several times since installing it yesterday, and each time the WiFi on my phone stays on after stopping/closing MyWi, and I have to go manually turn off WiFi afterwards. :confused:
 

MikePA

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Why would you think stopping MyWi would turn off wifi on the phone? :confused:
 

GunBlazerX

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I've tested/used MyWi several times since installing it yesterday, and each time the WiFi on my phone stays on after stopping/closing MyWi, and I have to go manually turn off WiFi afterwards. :confused:
It's just like that...When you stop the mywi tethering it just stops associating your wifi with the temporary adhoc network that it creates. It's still up to the user to shut off the wifi antennae completely.
 

MikePA

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It have always been the case for me, but I been using it since v4, wasn't it like that before?
Huh? v4 is the current release and, no, it's never been like that and v4 isn't like that either.
 

maturola

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Huh? v4 is the current release and, no, it's never been like that and v4 isn't like that either.
Well, I've been like that for me since I started using it on 4.0.99 > 4.1.1 > 4.2 > 4.3

by "like that" i mean no turning wifi off when quitting, based on your post you agreed with me, not sure where your reply coming from.

Why would you think stopping MyWi would turn off wifi on the phone? :confused:
 

MikePA

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Well, I've been like that for me since I started using it on 4.0.99 > 4.1.1 > 4.2 > 4.3

by "like that" i mean no turning wifi off when quitting, based on your post you agreed with me, not sure where your reply coming from.
Since your first post did not indicate who you were replying to, I assumed it was to the OP.

The OP wanted to know why MyWi didn't turn off WiFi.

Your response was, 'I've been like that for me since...'
 

maturola

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Your response was, 'I've been like that for me since...'
I said "it have always been the case for me" meaning that I have always experienced the same "case' as the OP...meaning the WIFI doesn't go off after quitting MyWi ...

I am not sure how to say it in any other way...
 

Stingfello

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I believe I get what OP was trying to say.

For me, when in a 3g area with my iphone and wifi-only ipad, tethering the ipad to the iphone using Mywi 4, and I turn off the Mywi, the ipad still shows a "connection" to the mywi network.

Of course, I cannot surf with the ipad while mywi is turned off on the iphone, and have to access ipad wifi settings to "turn off" the mywi network. I believe this would time out eventually and drop the "connection" but I haven't tested for that. I also believe this is all do to the wifi connection from mywi actually being a broadcasted ad-hoc network.
 

james92se

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Jun 21, 2010
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I do NOT have WiFi on/enabled BEFORE using MyWi, just 3G. I rarely use/leave WiFi on/open on my phone, as my 3G connection in Dallas is faster than my home internet connection anyway.

What I'm saying is, AFTER I'm done using MyWi, the WiFi on my phone is then on/enabled and I have to manually shut it off, even though I didn't have WiFi on prior to using MyWi.

Does that make sense?

I guess if it's "just like that" then that's fine. But it seems that if I didn't have WiFi on before using MyWi, that closing/stopping MyWi would return my phone back to how it was before using the app. I guess I just assumed that a well-developed app would do be able to do this.

The fact that it leaves WiFi on is kind of annoying like those Flashlight apps that when you close them leave your screen at 100% brightness, even if you didn't have it at 100% brightness before opening the app
 

maturola

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I do NOT have WiFi on/enabled BEFORE using MyWi, just 3G. I rarely use/leave WiFi on/open on my phone, as my 3G connection in Dallas is faster than my home internet connection anyway.

What I'm saying is, AFTER I'm done using MyWi, the WiFi on my phone is then on/enabled and I have to manually shut it off, even though I didn't have WiFi on prior to using MyWi.

Does that make sense?
Yes it make sense, i understood what you said, and yes that is the way the programs work at the moment, go to the website and submit a feature request for future update - It should return the wifi to the same stage that was when you launch the app.
 
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