Samsung S8 and Linksys Router

Samsung S8+ was not performing at the optimum when I upgraded my router to EA 7500 via Starhub. Certain apps like Google Play are taking longer time to initate the download. The internet is working fine on the browser and certain apps and that is why you may not discover immediately.

The most obvious for my case is my Word and Excel app was taking longer time to connect to Dropbox files and unable to download it to process. It will give you no internet connect after some time. WhatsApp take 10 secs longer to start the download.

Recommended Solution

  1. You just need to forget the network
  2. Please forget 2 network channels (2.4GHz & 5GHz)
  3. Switch off the router for 2 minutes
  4. Switch on the router
  5. Connect back to network and key in your password

This may resolve lagging issue and that you are facing. Android Nougat is known to have Wifi issue. Thus if you use mobile network, it will not occur.

Hope the above info helps all. The Linksys support also not sure of the root cause and will recommend this method unless it do not work.

Else you will need to send your S8 back to the Samsung service Centre as it have nothing to do with the router or apps.

S8 Plus Moisture Error

The moisture sensor on S8/S8+ is a totally new error. I panic when I got it the first time. This was not evident in the earlier Glaxay S series model.

You will not be able to charge your phone when you got the above error. The only way you can charge is by using the wireless charging station if u have one.

Else get ready to do the following. Clean your data cable and S8 charging port. You can use a cotton bud or any soft material that can wipe on the port. This will help to remove the moisture present on the port of charging cable.

If the above does not work, then you will need to visit the local Samsung Store.

Hi Bixby

Bixby is live in Singapore and many other countries. If you have downloaded and face some issues,  please follow the below steps:

1. Open settings > Apps > Bixby Home > Storage > Clear Cache and Clear Data
2. Open Bixby Voice and do the same process as shown in number 1.
3. Restart your phone
4. after restarting DOUBLE PRESS BIXBY BUTTON then it will automatically go to set up your BIXBY VOICE!

It is friendly and learning your pronunciation day by day. Press the Bixby and said open map, it will open Google Map. Enjoy it.

Samsung S8+ Wireless SGx

The Samsung S8+ supports Wireless SGX. You do not need to login every time Wireless SGX is in range. You only need to do one time setup on the S8+.

Setting up Wireless SGX
Goto Settings – Connections – Wifi
Long press the Wireless@SGX to enter the settings as below:
Wireless@SGX
EAP method: PEAP
Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
CA Certificate: (Unspecified)
The identity will represent your user name. Key in your Wireless SG user name and password.
Identity: xxx@singtel
Password: xxxxxxxxx

After the setup, your S8+ will automatically connect to Wireless SGX automatically when in the wifi range.