Jabber does not reconnect after wifi/mobile data recovery

asked 2014-04-28 20:36:36 +0300

twi42 gravatar image

updated 2015-01-20 10:21:45 +0300

eric gravatar image

It seems that xmpp client gives up reconnecting after either wifi or mobile data have been unavailable/unreliable for a while. This usually happens when I walk away from wlan coverage and come back, but also when talking with EDGE coverage only, without simultatenous mobile data. IM windows just announce that the account is disconnected.

Sending an xmpp message to any contact or manually setting availability to 'Available' in presence pulldown immediately reconnects, but I might have inadvertently appeared offline for hours and lost incoming messages. Very annoying as I rely more on xmpp than sms'es.

edit retag flag offensive close delete


I use two xmpp/jabber accounts and both are still online .. with switching between mobile and two wifi - in home and office.

Kaacz ( 2014-04-28 23:48:50 +0300 )edit

Yes, automatic reconnect works when switching between reliable networks. But the problem arises with momentary poor connectivity; the account stays offline even when good connectivity is restored.

twi42 ( 2014-04-29 00:19:21 +0300 )edit

It frequently gives up on me when travelling via Prague metro as there is no coverage between the stations.

mordae ( 2014-10-15 16:01:10 +0300 )edit

yes, happens to me too all the time (on train, but elsewhere too, apparently even in fairly OK networks)

mornfall ( 2014-11-11 20:36:51 +0300 )edit