HTC One is a Beautiful but Flawed Phone


I am fed up defending my phone.  The latest issue with it has to do with the wifi.  I have 2 networks in my house due to two internet connections. I am also very familiar with wifi networks.

The only thing a google search showed me was people blaming the routers.  This is definitely not the case in my instance.

  1. This is my 4th HTC One and first time with this issue.
  2. I have issues with both my wpa and my open access points
  3. This issue just started this week and there were NO UPDATES
  4. My wife’s phone doesn’t have this issue.

I love my camera.  Absolutely LOVE IT but I don’t know how much  more I can keep using that as excuse to stick with the phone.  My other issues are poor reception in relation to my wife’s Samsung Galaxy S3 and poor switching between 3G and 4G areas.

The battery is fine now since I am on my 4th phone but I think in a year I would dread not having a replaceable battery.  You could really tell how quickly the battery starts to wear out.

Lastly, if you are wondering how I could be on my 4th HTC One it is very simple.  2 had screen issues where certain parts of the screen stopped working and another one had a battery that wouldn’t charge above 47%.

Having WiFi issues? Try these items out

These are some suggestions that I offered up when one is having WiFi problems in their home.

1.  Location of the router in relation to the wireless computers.  It might be that something is causing interference or the location of the router is too far from the laptop.  Wireless routers give off a signal in a doughnut shape from it’s antennas.  This means that you could possibly be directly above the router and not be able to receive a signal.  Wire mesh inside of walls and brick will also decrease the signal.   You probably want to try and keep the router as centralized as possible if you want coverage throughout the house.  You can do this by just moving the DSL Modem that is connected to the router along with it to another telephone jack.  I know my parents don’t have that option but that is a rarity.
2. Static on the line. If you have DSL, make sure to have the adapter that the phone company gave you is between the DSL Modem and the wall.  This will help reduce static.  However, the static could be originating from the telephone box on the outside of the house in which case the phone company would have to come out and test it.  This works the same way for cable.  A weak signal will cause intermittent drops.
3.  Wireless card drivers need updating.  While rare, you should make sure you are running the latest drivers.  You can find that out by going to the manufacturer’s website and comparing the dates of the drivers to the dates on their website.

I’ve personally had all these issues at one time.  Always go into your troubleshooting with a plan.  Don’t take anything for granted.