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    handamanuy2k handamanuy2k is on a distinguished road
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    Wifi connectivity issues in Android

    dear fellow members,
    I am having a queer problem. i have a wifi connection at my home. the problem is that my PC and my laptop is working fine with wifi but my android devices are not connecting. they show the wifi as saved but doesn't connect.
    please help

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    lakshmina26 lakshmina26 is on a distinguished road
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    Lightbulb Re: Wifi connectivity issues in Android

    Check for the settings of WiFi first:

    1. From the home screen, tap the Menu key
    2. Tap System settings.
    3. Swipe the status switch beside Wi-Fi to turn Wi-Fi on.
    4. Tap Wi-Fi.
    5. Tap the network you wish to join.
    6. If necessary, enter the network's password and then tap Connect.
    7. To turn Wi-Fi off, swipe down from the top of the screen.
    8. Tap Wi-Fi.

    See the below video form the same:


    OR you can troubleshoot your Wifi by following:

    Power off

    The first thing you should try is to power off your Android phone, remove the battery, leave the battery out for about 30 seconds, replace the battery, and power the phone back on.

    Power-cycle wireless

    If your phone has retained to a previous IP address from another wireless connection before and applied it to the current wireless. Thats fine if the addressing scheme is the same and there is no address conflict, but that is not usually the case. You can try turning off wireless and then turning it back on by following these steps:

    1. Tap the Menu button on your handset.

    2. Tap Settings.

    3. Tap Wireless and Network from within the Settings menu.

    4. Tap Wi-Fi settings from the Wireless and Network menu.

    5. In the new screen, uncheck Wi-Fi to turn it off.

    6. After Wi-Fi is turned off, tap the entry again to turn it back on.

    If You Forget the network

    If the previous method does not work, you might need to have your Android device forget the network and then re-add it.
    Heres the catch: Your Android device cannot forget a wireless network that is within range, so you will need to get out of range of the network and then do the following:

    1. Long press the listed network you want to forget.

    2. Tap Forget Network.

    3. Get back within range and wait for the network to automatically show up.

    4. Enter the network password to join.

    Your Android phone should have a new address and be working as you would expect.

    Check the wireless password

    Wireless passwords (hopefully) change from time to time, but when they do, your phone cant automatically update. In order to manually change your wireless password, follow these steps:

    1. Be out of range of the network in question.

    2. Long press the wireless network you need to configure.

    3. Tap Change Network Settings.

    4. Enter the new password in the resulting screen (Figure A).

    5. Check the Show Password box. (I always like to check the Show Password box to make sure I am entering the correct password in my mobile device.)

    6. Tap Save when you know the password is correct.

    This screen will also indicate the type of security used on your network. Make sure that matches what you believe to be the correct type of security; if it does not, you might need to have Android forget this network and re-add it.

    Advanced Wi-Fi settings

    If none of the previous solutions worked, you might have to dig a little deeper into the Wi-Fi settings on your Android phone. To get to the Advanced Settings window, follow these steps:

    1. Tap the Menu button on your handset.

    2. Tap Settings.

    3. Tap Wireless and Networks.

    4. Tap Wi-Fi settings.

    5. Tap the Menu button again.

    6. Tap Advanced (Figure B).

    7. Tap the Proxy setting and make sure your Android device is not set up for a Proxy. (Unless the Wi-Fi network you are on requires a Proxy, this setting will get in the way of your devices access to the Internet.) If you tap on Proxy and see an IP address or domain, delete it.

    Most likely the Proxy and Port settings will not be set, but its always good to check if youre having frequent issues with Wi-Fi.

    Static IP address

    Another troubleshooting approach is to give your Android device a static IP address. This could reveal if the router you are trying to connect to is having issues with handing out DHCP addresses, or if your device is getting a bad address. To configure a static IP, tap Use Static IP and then fill in the settings (IP Address, Gateway, Netmask, DNS).

    The only issue with setting up a static IP is that address will apply to all wireless networks, so only use this for troubleshooting if you just connect to one Wi-Fi network.

    Wi-Fi sleep policy

    If you are having persistent Wi-Fi issues, you can set the Wi-Fi sleep policy to Never and see if your issues stop. With this policy set to Never, it will drain your battery faster, but it will also keep your Wi-Fi connected on a more consistent basis.


    I hope that these troubleshooting tips help you get through your Wi-Fi headaches.

    If all else fails on one Wi-Fi network, you should try another network so you know for sure that the issue isnt the wireless router.

    All the Best.. Bye..

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    lakshmina26 lakshmina26 is on a distinguished road
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    Post Re: Wifi connectivity issues in Android

    Just use the app to solve this problem, this idea is the best one.
    Just install the following app on your device : https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...fiandmorefixer (FXR WiFi fix and rescue)

    It is a one button fix solution.
    Just click the "Fix My WiFi" button and the tool will attempt to fix your WiFi problem on your Android device for you.
    You will lost all your WiFi settings, including all the saved WiFi connection passwords, along the process.
    However, this is still much better than having to do a full factory reset to the Android device.

    All the best and Be safe...

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