Thanks. It’s a Netgear DGN2200v3. Firmware version is V1.1.00.23_1.00.23NA. I also have a couple Netgear routers that I flashed with DDWRT but there is no setting for WMM power saving. The only thing left of I can think to try is to get an ASUS router, disable WMM power savings, and set up a subnet for my phone to connect to to see if it holds connection.
Latest info is that I did a factory reset as per Republic Wireless Support’s instructions. However, the problem persists. They are going to call this evening for a debug session. Hopefully they can gather the logs and figure something out but I’m starting to think that they aren’t going to be able to figure it out.
Since the factory reset didn’t work I don’t think the issue is specific to my particular phone. This is starting to feel like there is something either in the Android Marshmallow software or in the Republic app that is allowing the WiFi disconnect. Perhaps they didn’t test this phone model for WiFi only in a snooze situation. Most people wouldn’t notice the issue anyway since they can fall back on cellular signal.
I tried to fashion a workaround using Google Hangout to receive calls but it seems I can’t do that unless I verify the phone number with Google Voice. Although I can do that with my older Sprint-based RW phone, it won’t take the verification code for my new T-Mobile-based phone. The only other workaround I can think to try is to leave the phone plugged into the charger all the time and see if that works. But I hesitate to do that for concern of what it would do to the battery, especially since the battery can’t be replaced by the consumer.
Does anybody have any other ideas to work around this?