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Use old Atrix for Wi-fi with no SIM card?

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    Use old Atrix for Wi-fi with no SIM card?

    I'd like to use my old Atrix to serve up Netflix and stuff for the kids, in absence of a smart TV. I'm no longer using the Atrix as a phone, having moved on to the S4.
    Is this possible? Do I need to root first? Or am I just out of luck without the SIM card?
    Sorry for the nooblet question, but if anybody can point me in a direction, that would be great. Thanks!

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    Nevermind. I think the hard reset (as explained below) has taken care of my Wifi issue.

    [How To] Motorola Atrix Hard Reset


    EDIT: ...until it didn't. Back to Wifi Errors, and network not in range. Hmm...
    Last edited by Douggo; 02-13-2014 at 01:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Douggo View Post
    I'd like to use my old Atrix to serve up Netflix and stuff for the kids, in absence of a smart TV. I'm no longer using the Atrix as a phone, having moved on to the S4.
    Is this possible? Do I need to root first? Or am I just out of luck without the SIM card?
    Sorry for the nooblet question, but if anybody can point me in a direction, that would be great. Thanks!
    FWIW (I'm not a technician), I still have my OG Droid from Verizon. Don't use that carrier anymore and my current phones are all GSM, however I still pull out the old Droid and play around with it on Wi-Fi without any problems so I'd guess that the Atrix you have would probably work on wi-fi only.
    GSM Galaxy Note 3 (Black) - Straight Stock
    GSM Galaxy Note 2 (Titanium) - Rooted running Jedi X20 Rom
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    GSM Samsung Galaxy S3 (Red) - Rooted running Deadly Venom v8.0.1 Rom






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    I use my Atrix without a sim card (I keep the deactivated simcard in to prevent reboots on mine). It is rooted/unlocked though. I take it you have run the phone through the motoblur sign in already, or is that where you are getting stuck? Not having a sim card should not affect your wifi. You may have a hardware issue there.

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    I also have a non rooted Atrix4g. After getting another phone I use my Atrix as a "dummy" pad; surfing net, Netflix, email.

    I also had to leave my deactivated Sim card in the Atrix, otherwise it would whine about no Sim found.

    Even with a deactivated Sim the phone's notification bar indicates a disabled Sim.

    I'm still able to use Wi-Fi without any special setting or work around.

    Have you tried using another router or different Wi-Fi location (eg. Starbucks or some public Wi-Fi zone?
    Also, does it detect any Wi-Fi signal at all?

    sent by the Nexus4
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