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Samsung galaxy s2 wireless problems...

Started by: tomeden
On: 20/07/2012 | 18:30
Replies: 8

by: tomeden
on: 20/07/2012 | 18:30

I just bought a 2nd hand Galaxy s2 and need to updtae the OS to ice cream sandwich... however it wont let me do this via 3G which i have just successfully set up.


At first, it just said 'Obtaining IP adress' for ages and nothing happened. Then I used the 'static IP' option and manually input the newtwork info. The phone then connected, but when i opened the browser and tried to load something, nothing would happen...


HELP PLEASE!?!?! This is driving me mad.

Message 1 of 9
by: gawright
on: 20/07/2012 | 18:31
Have you configured the giffgaff APN settings?

Better to do update via WiFi though

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Message 2 of 9
by: cugirl
on: 20/07/2012 | 18:32
Manual Settings:

GPRS-3G Settings

Connection Name: giffgaff - GPRS
APN - Access Point Name:
Proxy Server Address:
Proxy Port:8080
Login - Username: giffgaff
Password: password
MCC: 234
MNC: 10
Message 3 of 9
by: endorphin
on: 20/07/2012 | 18:32
How to setup your Android device:

Or, if you have a wifi connection and you are NOT running ICS, install and run the giffgaffapn app from the Google Play Store

Or, to setup your Android device manually:

Settings > Wireless & networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

Click the Menu button > New APN

Enter these details:

Name: giffgaff
Username: giffgaff
Password: password
MMS proxy:
MMS port: 8080
MCC: 234
MNC: 10

Finally, if you want to use the internet and/or MMS turn on

Settings > Wireless & networks > Mobile Networks > Data enabled <ON>
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Message 4 of 9
by: stealthybigboss2
on: 20/07/2012 | 18:33
giffgaffapn in app store
Message 5 of 9
by: hamza_199714
on: 20/07/2012 | 18:39
While on WiFi download the app "giffgaffAPN" from Android Market. Open it and install the giffgaff settings Press option 2, then Option 1), then reboot your phone.

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Message 6 of 9
by: sipina
on: 20/07/2012 | 18:52
Message 8 of 9
by: tomeden
on: 20/07/2012 | 18:59

Yes, I already set up 3G. 3G internet isnt the problem here.


I seem to of fixed my wifi problem though, i downloaded the 'widi static' app via 3G and now i can surf the web on wifi.


But now, when i click on software update --> check for updates ---> it says 'connecting to server' and then 'connection failed'... but i can load normal web pages. 


How do i upgrade from gingerbread!?!?

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