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Android 8.1 Oreo causing WiFi connection issues to some users

25 December 2017 3

Google started to roll out Android 8.1 Oreo update to eligible Pixel and Nexus users earlier this month. The update comes with a few major changes and new features but as users have now started to share their experience after the usage, it seems like not everything is smooth and good.

As per some users, they are facing WiFi connectivity issue since they upgraded their devices to Android 8.1 Oreo. The issue is said to cause WiFi connection lost whenever they tried to access any app using VPN. It is reported that the issue started to appear from the first day of the update's release. While this issue has apparently been resolved by Google, there is another WiFi issue which is causing troubles for users.

This second issue is making a few apps show no WiFi connection error despite the Android device being connected to WiFi. This issue is found to appear only when such apps are set to work only if there is a WiFi connection. Furthermore, it has been discovered that the issue goes away if the app settings are tweaked to work with the mobile data connection. This makes us believe that there is some kind of bug which is making apps treat WiFi connection as a mobile data connection.

Other than this, there is one more issue which is about the instability of WiFi connection on Android 8.1 Oreo devices. It is making the device to connect and disconnect to WiFi frequently. For some users, their device remains connected to WiFi but fails to load web pages after a certain time for some time period.

The number of affected users is consistently increasing with more and more coming forward to report about them on different online portals like Reddit, Twitter, and official Google forums. We can only hope that Google will take a note and release a fix for all these issues sooner than later.



Android 8.1 Oreo causing WiFi connection issues to some users
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I have the same problem and I found that WPS caused the problem. So, I disable WPS in AP (or Router). And I also change some feature to specific one, such as Wireless mod change from Auto to 802.11n only, Bandwidth change from 20/40 MHz to 20 MHz and select 2.4 GHz instead of 2.4/5 GHz. The problem is solved.

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