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Issue 3641: WifiInfo() reporting out-of-date information
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Status:  Obsolete
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Closed:  Jun 2013

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Reported by, Aug 23, 2009
On an HTC Hero, calling getConnectionInfo() returns a WifiInfo object with out of date 
information in it.  For example, even with WiFi turned off, this object contains an IP address and 
the SSID of the last connected access point.  

Sample source:

public boolean isHighSpeedConnection()
        WifiManager wifiMan = (WifiManager)getSystemService(Context.WIFI_SERVICE);
    	// Check for connected WiFi network - if so, return true.
    	WifiInfo wifiInfo = wifiMan.getConnectionInfo();
    	if (wifiInfo.getNetworkId() != -1)
    		if (Config.LOGD) Log.d(TAG, "WiFi Connected (" + wifiInfo.getSSID() + ")");
    		return true;
    	return false;

It makes no difference whether the wifimanager is set up in the onCreate method or elsewhere 
in the program.  I did wonder whether it would be worth trying to instantiate a new one, but that 
obviously goes against the development guidelines.
Aug 24, 2009
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Labels: Component-System
Aug 27, 2009
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Labels: -Component-System Component-Device
Sep 18, 2009
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Labels: Subcomponent-Wifi
Jun 14, 2011
Similar on Samsung Galaxy S (Android 2.2.1)
Jun 23, 2013
Based on its date, this issue was originally reported before Android 4.x. Because of the many changes that existed in Android 4.x compared to previous versions, it's very likely that this issue doesn't exist in recent versions of Android like 4.2.2 or newer. Because of the high likelihood that this issue is obsolete, it is getting closed automatically by a script, without a human looking at it in detail. If the issue still exists on a Nexus 4 or Nexus 7 running Android 4.2.2 and is not related to Google applications, please open a new report accordingly.

Status: Obsolete
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