Wifi wont turn on

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Wifi wont turn on

Postby matg123 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:22 pm

Well It all started when I first got my Rikomagic MK802IIIS the Wifi worked great but youtube and netflix were so choppy and not hd. So I decided to try another firmware to fix the choppy videos. Ive tried about 6 different firmwares custom and official and neither of them has been able to turn on my wifi. It tells me turning on wifi... then turns back off without even showing wifi networks. I checked and the wifi mac address shows unavailable. Whats the trick to getting the wifi working?
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Re: Wifi wont turn on

Postby matg123 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:08 pm

Is their a way to enable wifi the terminal? I just feel like its not seeing the hardware at all. I opened up my rikomagic and the solder points look solid. Although the antenna looked like it could short out on the usb port. So I booted up with the antenna outside of the case and no difference. Im about to just return this thing. Should I get it replaced with another one or just get my money back? :( I wanted to love this thing. :?
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Re: Wifi wont turn on

Postby Derax » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:24 am

Same exact problem I'm running into.
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Re: Wifi wont turn on

Postby Derax » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:25 am

Same exact issue I'm running into. /:
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Re: Wifi wont turn on

Postby adnrew » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:03 pm

im having the same issue with my MK 802IV
stock firmware worked fine for wifi. and well pretty much everything but video playback. was super choppy.

ive now got buttery video. but unable to turn on my wifi.
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Re: Wifi wont turn on

Postby colin » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:28 pm

Same here - I think it worked before update to 4.2, now says that's enabling wifi but shortly after that it's still disabled. Of course no MAC available anywhere in settings menu.
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Re: Wifi wont turn on

Postby colin » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:18 am

I got it working...
Disassembled unit, found that one of antenna wires was broken (this part sticked to plastic cover), and flashed finless 1.7a - don't know which helped, but without covers stick is working. Gotta solder antena wire and check if it's ok.
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Re: Wifi wont turn on

Postby matg123 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:20 pm

I took mine apart and did not see the wires broken but it seemed like they could short out easily. So i tried booting up without the cover with no change. I just broke down and got an ethernet cable and ran it to my rikomagic. I also realized my bluetooth does the same thing. Is the bluetooth using the same antenna?
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Re: Wifi wont turn on

Postby Orestes » Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:11 pm

Looks like theres a new board rev of this stick. As I've been told in the androidpc.es forums new rev uses a new WiFi chip so any existing ROM for this device has WiFi disabled.

I took 2 photos so you can see the new V6 board and the AP6210 WiFi module (same as 802IV).

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Hope this helps ppl with WiFi not working at all.
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