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Thread: Rebel 4 no longer works with Walmart's WiFi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boz1 View Post
    I can't guarantee that I'll actually make it in to a Walmart today, or if I do that I'll remember to take my LG Phoenix 2 into the store with me when I go in, but I'll try, and I'll report back if I do!

    I do know my Moto E4 is still connecting to and working with Walmart WiFi after 10/1/19.
    My Moto E4 connected just like normal, with no interaction on my part, using Walmartwifi, which appears to be the 5G connection. I originally connected it to Walmart WiFi in May, 2019. The Moto E4 could also see Walmartwifi 2.4, but I didn't try to connect my E4 to it.

    My LG Phoenix 2 also connected just like normal, with no interaction on my part, using Walmartwifi 2.4, which appears to be a new name. But again, even though it's a new name, the connection happened automatically. I originally connected it to Walmart WiFi in March, 2017.

    So, Walmart in store WiFi seems to be working normally for me with the two phones I mentioned above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veriztd View Post
    Remember that free Wifi is a courtesy for customers and not a requirement.

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    lol...Are you suggesting I should not throw a fit at management and threaten to never shop there again unless and until they fix it so 2.4 is back online for my convenience?

    WiFi is a smart business decision, not a courtesy move, designed solely to increase profits. Nothing else. Stores with WiFi find that shoppers linger and spend more money. They also track what their shoppers do and their movements. It also brings about a feeling with customers that they are getting something out of Walmart for free.

    I actually did speak to the manager! Yes I'm there that often. He said he hadn't heard about any directive, and will contact the headquarters' IT department.

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    I never suggested you shouldn't complain to your local Walmart, just don't take an entitlement mentality about it.

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    Don't make me turn this car around.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by veriztd View Post
    I never suggested you shouldn't complain to your local Walmart, just don't take an entitlement mentality about it.

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    This is hofo, most people here seem to think their $28, heavily subsidized plan, is making TracFone rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boz1 View Post
    My Moto E4 connected just like normal, with no interaction on my part, using Walmartwifi, which appears to be the 5G connection. I originally connected it to Walmart WiFi in May, 2019. The Moto E4 could also see Walmartwifi 2.4, but I didn't try to connect my E4 to it.
    That's funny, I don't see anything in various Moto E4 specs about dual band WiFi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loboheeler View Post
    That's funny, I don't see anything in various Moto E4 specs about dual band WiFi.
    It is dual band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loboheeler View Post
    That's funny, I don't see anything in various Moto E4 specs about dual band WiFi.
    I don't think I've seen an 802.11n device in the US that didn't support 5GHz. And I haven't seen 5GHz called out in a while either.

    That's not true of european devices as I've seen some newer devices w/o 5GHz support in EU versions while the US version has it.

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    All I know is my Moto E4 XT1768 can connect to 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi, and the Motorola website says "802.11a/b/g/n".

    My LG Phoenix 2 and my wife's Moto G4 Play XT1607 can only connect to 2.4 GHz WiFi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST Dog View Post
    I don't think I've seen an 802.11n device in the US that didn't support 5GHz. And I haven't seen 5GHz called out in a while either.
    You are right that 802.11n supports 5GHz. For some reason the Moto E series does not list dual band in most specs, but the the G series does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loboheeler View Post
    You are right that 802.11n supports 5GHz. For some reason the Moto E series does not list dual band in most specs, but the the G series does.
    As I mentioned above, the Motorola website says "802.11a/b/g/n". See https://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-e-gen-4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boz1 View Post
    As I mentioned above, the Motorola website says "802.11a/b/g/n". See https://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-e-gen-4.
    But you have to know that 802.11n supports 5GHs.

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    Most of the time if the specs talk about 802.11n with 802.11a and 802.11b/g too, most likely 802.11n supports both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. If the specs talk about 802.11n and does not have 802.11a and has 802.11b/g, most likely 802.11n only supports 2.4Ghz. If the specs talk about 802.11n and does not have 802.11b/g and has 802.11a, most likely 802.11n only supports 5Ghz. I have not seen otherwise tho.

    They are doing this with 802.11ax too. So it can get confusing if someone does not understand that 802.11n and 802.11ax can be both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharp99 View Post
    This is hofo, most people here seem to think their $28, heavily subsidized plan, is making TracFone rich.

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    It's wifi related having nothing to do at all with whatever carrier someone is using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loboheeler View Post
    But you have to know that 802.11n supports 5GHs.
    Looking at technical specs often requires additional knowledge to understand them.

    The average user doesn't know what 802.11 is nevermind the difference In b/g/n/ac/ax or what MIMO means.

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    I didn't know without looking it up. I just know that my Moto E4 XT1768 can connect to 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi and the Motorola website says "802.11a/b/g/n".

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