I was reading on another forum that it plays youtube videos
however if i go there, it says the phone can not play the video
so what do you think?
It now is playing youtube videos!
I got concerned that the data package was being used. I had just activated the phone and was internet browsing the phone.
So, I called the tech support. she checked and said there was no data used.
So I asked her to block data and sms texting like where you might send a message and it costs a lot.
I rebooted the router and it now plays the video.
So I dont know if the data block put on helped or rebooting the router.
It was browsing fine the whole time, just no youtube.
IS SHE RIGHT? when she told me I had not used any data ?
Well it is back to the "cant play the video thru the phone" message
so IMO, it is as flakey as ever.
I actually have 2 wifi routers.
I can connect to either one
I played several youtube videos
Then, I went to CNN, tried to play a video got the cant play message.
Then, I went back to youtube, and it cant play anything.
shoot, now the phone cannot easily connect to either router.
Yet, my PC is connected wirelessly to the netgear router just fine.
The phone I noticed was having trouble renewing the lease IP address, then it claims it is connected, yet the web pages cant be displayed. So it will give an IP address of 0.0.0.0 and eventually get an address, yet it cant browse.
And no the phone wont connect to either router anymore.
Ok, TURNED OFF wpa on the gateway router, phone connects and plays youtube
seriously, I think this microsoft phone has issues with security settings!
Netgear is also set to WPA which worked with the phone for a very short time.
My laptop connects just dandy with no troubles security or no security.
I could tell the phone was having trouble with security since it was having trouble getting an IP address.
Frequently showing 0.0.0.0 or something really weird like totally unrelated the the pool of adresses i told the router it can use.
And it never showed up oin the DHCP clients table on the gateway router with security on, but with it off, it does show up in the clients table. IMO, I should not have to turn off security to let the phone connect properly.
Any ideas why the phone is flaking out so badly?
ok, turned WPA PSK back on for the gateway router, and it connects and plays youtube video
So, no one will ever know why it does what it does, but turning the router security off and on does force it to reset.
I have never had to reset it before, in truth that gateway router has been solid and has never needed to be reset.
The other strange thing is I noticed after I had started using the phone on the netgear router, the phone was working BUT the laptop downstairs had lost all connectivity and I had to use windows to repair the connection. Sure seems kinda strange coincedence, bringing in a new device and causing the network to go bonkers.