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Problem with wireless connecting to my Android tablet

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April 5, 2013 7:51:47 AM

I need help.. I have my PC and smartphone all connected to my wifi. I know have an Android tablet and it will not connect to the wireless router. I put the password in and it also shows a strong signal but will not connect.. it says "looking for IP address.. so what is the problem?

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April 5, 2013 8:14:12 AM

do you mean obtaining ip address?
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April 5, 2013 8:34:47 AM

yes that is what it continues to say
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April 5, 2013 8:37:45 AM

Donna Fisher Lewis said:
yes that is what it continues to say

your router and phone is incompatible, there are numerous solutions to that
1) try changing the wireless security type like wpa, wpa2, wep etc and try again.
2) try adding a mac filter
3) allow dynamic allocation of ip using DHCP
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April 5, 2013 8:41:53 AM

The smart phone works fine. It is the Android tablet that will not connect the tablet and phone are both Androids.. is your solution still the same answer?
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April 5, 2013 8:44:12 AM

Donna Fisher Lewis said:
The smart phone works fine. It is the Android tablet that will not connect the tablet and phone are both Androids.. is your solution still the same answer?


could you please try what i asked.. the phone or tablet may have the same android version but the thing is about h/w support.
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April 5, 2013 8:50:42 AM

I will try your suggestions. I will have to wait until my husband comes home or I find someone who knows more about dealing with wireless connections better the myself.. thank you.
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April 5, 2013 9:22:14 AM

try the simplest thing first

turn off the power to the wireless router and turn off the android tablet

then turn them both back on again
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April 5, 2013 9:36:02 AM

no that did not work.. I will have to try the other suggestions. Like I said I know nothing about the setting on the wireless.
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April 5, 2013 12:15:03 PM

Well I found the problem.. which you or no one else could figure out until I went to my neighbors... our wireless is to old!!! It does not allow for more settings. It "Web" setting is on it...
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July 20, 2014 2:52:31 AM

My Android tablet also stopped connecting to my home wireless and reports connection out of range even when sitting in the same room as my access point (AP). I've looked everywhere for a solution doing everything from restarting my AP and tablet, changing the PW and even security mode (WEP, WPK, etc) with no success. My AP is an old router set to AP mode and uses a single broadcast channel. I went in and reset the channle from 13 to 11 and VOILA! Instant connection with my tablet.


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July 21, 2014 12:43:06 AM

Make sure your router has WMM enabled. I had an android tablet that was not able to connect and enabling WMM allowed it to connect.
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August 21, 2014 12:13:25 PM

majorhl said:
My Android tablet also stopped connecting to my home wireless and reports connection out of range even when sitting in the same room as my access point (AP). I've looked everywhere for a solution doing everything from restarting my AP and tablet, changing the PW and even security mode (WEP, WPK, etc) with no success. My AP is an old router set to AP mode and uses a single broadcast channel. I went in and reset the channle from 13 to 11 and VOILA! Instant connection with my tablet.


My son's tablet has not connected to our home wifi for 1 year, been searching everywhere. Finally saw this post. Thank you so much.

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September 17, 2014 9:40:12 PM

I had the same problem. Go into settings of the tablet then in General- security - Device admin- untick Unknown sources.
I wasted 2 days resetting router etc , it was the device.
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September 19, 2014 12:59:58 AM

reset your router, try changing the wireless security type to wap
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September 22, 2014 4:31:00 AM


How do you go in and reset it?
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