Android Question Connectivity Change HTTP Request

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by Derek Jee, May 21, 2015.

  1. Derek Jee

    Derek Jee Active Member Licensed User

    Hello there

    Can you answer this for me. Simply put, I am sending an HTTP request to an API which contains a string which will update a database. If I have wifi and it changes to 3g for example half way through the send will it just carry on or will it fail? I am assuming it just carries on sending but would love to know..

    Many thanks,

  2. Peter Simpson

    Peter Simpson Expert Licensed User

    I presume that it would fail, actually I'm sure of it.
    When I'm streaming video late it night, when my IP address changes at midnight my stream stops, I have to click play again. I'm presuming that in your case switching from WiFi to 3G/4G etc would have the exact same effect. Not only does will the IP address and MAC address change (be different), but the whole route that the data on your device takes (hops) to get to its point of destination will also change.

    So as far as I'm concerned it will fail without a doubt...
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  3. Derek Jee

    Derek Jee Active Member Licensed User

    Thank you Peter..

    I assumed so but only have a wifi device..

    Again, thank you.