Received a new Samsung Epic because of a SD card problem. The next day i got the Gingerbread update, but now i can't connect to wifi accounts that it connected to before the Gingerbread update. When viewing the Wifi connections it keeps saying obtaining IP address, and then times itself out before obtaining.
I would recommend you visiting a Service & Repair location www.sprint.com/storelocator?ECID=SM:BW:20111116:STORELOCATOR.
The Wi-Fi and GPS issues are known issues so why advise going to a Sprint Store? They can't fix the problem. I wish I had the ability to root my phone because that appears to be the only fix for both problems.
I could sign on to public wifi's but not my home wifi. Something in the Gingerbread update didn't let my Uverse 2 wire internet connect. I had to change my wifi security settings on the Uverse 2 wire internet to get the phone to finally find the IP address of the WIFI. Once i did that it instantly connected. Something between the difference of at WPA/WPA2 security and WEP security. Lord only knows but it works now. Hope this might help you. I did let my local store know so maybe it will help others. Unfortunatly i figured all this out on my own after a factory reset and junk.
I do apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. I am glad that you were able to get the situation resolved.
I will pass this feedback on to the proper channel.
Thank you very much,
Who said it was fixed??? I'm still having major problems with Wi-Fi and Gps and will continue having problems until Sprint provides a fix for all of us. The alternative is to root the phone but I have been holding off hoping the Sprint will fix the mess it created. No other carrier who has updated phones to Gingerbread is having this problem.