UPDATE (07/08/2012): I can confirm that I no longer have any problems whatsoever. Software update must have fixed this.
UPDATE (28/07/2012): A software update that I received today seems to have resolved this issue. My phone now claims to be Android 4.0.4, Kernel version 3.0.15-671647 etc.
I’ve recently upgraded from an HTC Desire to the soopa-doopa Galaxy S III and whilst it is amazing the wireless is bloody useless. It seems to connect fine but after a very short while it loses the ability to transfer data. Endlessly disconnecting and reconnecting will get you some joy but it’s a real pain and may stop working after just a few minutes of browsing. I have been able to watch an entire hour-long episode on it which leads me to believe it’s an issue that occurs when data is not being transferred.
I’ve tried turning power saving off both when the phone is asleep (this is from the advanced part of the wireless menu) and using the service mode (*#0011#) as per here:
It looks as though a combination of the above has made a difference, but it’s hard to tell.
The power save mode thing may be a red herring. Worth noting that it goes back to ‘on’ when the phone is restarted.
In short, I’m pretty pissed off. It’s an amazing device but I really want to use wireless most of the time and at the moment I can’t rely on it.
Any ideas or comments….?