One of the truly obnoxious discoveries made by the early adopters of the N1 on T-Mobile’s 3g data network has been the flaky connectivity the device seems to exhibit.
Users have reported that the N1 constantly flops between EDGE and 3g connection while the device is stationary in areas that have known 3g coverage. Many of those same users even set their G1 or MyTouch3g right next to the N1 to witness the connectivity disparity.
At last, a possible solution has been found. If you are having the above issue, I recommend you at least give this a try.
- Open the ‘Settings’ menu
- Select ‘Wireless & Networks’
- Select ‘Mobile Networks’
- Select ‘Access Point Names’
- Select ‘T-Mobile US’
- Scroll down to Authentication type and select ‘none’
- Exit back out to the Mobile Networks screen and select the Network Operators
- Select either ‘T-Mobile’ or ‘Auto’.
While these steps appear to resolve the issue for many users, some still report problems. Others have tried also toggling Airplane mode after applying the above settings, in hopes that it will fully re-initialize the connection to the mobile network APN.
I have had great luck with the above so far. My device, which constantly switched between EDGE and 3g in my house before, now remains constantly connected to 3g. Obviously this is an ongoing issue, and while there may be another underlying problem (hopefully to be fixed in the next OTA update, or for us Root users in a future release by Cyanogen or Modaco), this could very well be a magic bullet for many of you out there.