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Garmin Monterra - WiFi Issues


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I have been tethering my Monterra to my home wifi, cell phone hotspot, and Jetpack (separate mobile hotspot device) and constantly have issues with the WiFi disconnecting orn"ghosting" (showing it is connectesd but not sending/recieving data. Often times I have to either cycle the WiFi off and back on or just reboot the whole device to get it to work again. Sometimes it shows there is no signal on the current network even if the hotspot is right next to it. Anyone else experiencing this?

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The first thing I did when starting it was to update the firmware and after that make a "hard" reset or factory restore or whatever it is called. Maybe that did it, I don't know but I cannot say I experience any wifi drops though I saw somewhere else that this was a common thing so hopefully there will be a fix or workaround out soon ☺

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Well I performed a hard reset on the device and ensured all updates were performed. The Wi-Fi worked for a while but then began the same behavior again after a couple months. I have narrowed it down to the Garmin Outdoor Apps program that is running. When the Wi-Fi refuses to respond, I will perform a Force Stop on the Garmin Outdoor Apps. This forces the program to re-initialize. Then magically the Wi-Fi connects and works like a charm. No doubt that the built-in apps are somehow messing with the Android Wi-fi framework. If you notice your Monterra exhibiting unreliable Wi-fi connections, try this technique and let me know if it works for you.

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Well I performed a hard reset on the device and ensured all updates were performed. The Wi-Fi worked for a while but then began the same behavior again after a couple months. I have narrowed it down to the Garmin Outdoor Apps program that is running. When the Wi-Fi refuses to respond, I will perform a Force Stop on the Garmin Outdoor Apps. This forces the program to re-initialize. Then magically the Wi-Fi connects and works like a charm. No doubt that the built-in apps are somehow messing with the Android Wi-fi framework. If you notice your Monterra exhibiting unreliable Wi-fi connections, try this technique and let me know if it works for you.

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