WiFi connectivity issues on Android devices aren’t very uncommon. In fact, plenty of people face WiFi connectivity issues almost each day.
In most cases, it’s seen that these connectivity issues arise due to a handful of petty reasons ranging from carelessness to ignorance. Let’s go through a few simple tips to troubleshoot your WiFi connectivity issues on Android devices.
We’ll start from the very basics first.
- Check the password
This might sound very simple but these simple things create a lot of issues.
Your wireless network, whether at work or home is possibly a secured network (if it’s not, you must secure your network immediately to prevent network misuse and data hacks) requiring some sort of a password to get on to.
Ensure that you triple check your password before getting onto the network. Some people make simple errors while entering these passwords and panic when they fail to get onto the network on two, three or four attempts. Just ensure that you aren’t the one making these simple mistakes again and again.
Note: WiFi passwords are case-sensitive.
- Check the network name
Another solution that might look very simple from the hindsight but I can guarantee that it’s not. I am quoting from my personal experiences here and you’ll surely get my point in a jiffy.
In my area, the Linksys router was once very popular and was present in almost all houses. The Linksys router used to come up with a default network name called “Linksys” itself.
Several families didn’t even bother to change the network name and hence, that name (“Linksys”) prevailed. They did change their passwords though.
The issues cropped up during network interferences. When families wanted to get onto the network, they failed to get on it because several networks had the same network name. Hence, make sure that your give your network a unique name that stands out from the crowd.
By doing so you will be able to detect your specific network from the crowd and get on it easily and conveniently.
- Is your WiFi really on?
Funny question; isn’t it? But to be honest, issues do emerge among people from these types of carelessness.
Just make sure you check your WiFi on phone/tab before getting onto the internet. And if your router has a physical on/off button, don’t forget to check whether it’s physically switched off when you experience “no connectivity” on your Android devices.
- The WiFi option on your Android smartphone/tab doesn’t switch itself on
This problem’s a little tricky. The hardware of your Android phone/tab might be the main culprit behind this issue. The software can also play a major role in causing this trouble.
If you want to take a peek at the available fixes, you can refer to this detailed article.
Also don’t forget to check whether your airplane setting’s turned on or not.
- The annoying “obtaining IP address” issue
Is your Android phone/tab displaying “obtaining IP address” and is stuck at that point? Using a static IP instead of DHCP can resolve the issue.
Consider doing these on your Android device.
- Open Settings.
- Go to “Wireless and networks.”
- Tap on “Wi-Fi”.
- You’ll see a list of available networks on this interface. Find out your personal network that you want to get on to. Hold your finger on it for quite some time. A box like this one here (Screenshot 1) will crop up in no time. Tap on “modify network”.
- After you tap on “modify network”, you’ll see this dialogue box (Screenshot 2) crop up. Tap on “Advanced options.”
- This one (Screenshot 3) follows the previous one in no time. You’ll see the IP settings depicted clearly in this box. Change it from “DHCP” to “static” (Screenshot 4).
Do remember that this process can vary on basis of Android versions. But the basic motto stays the same which is changing your IP settings from “DHCP to static.” If you fail to find out your IP settings from these processes, Google can always be your friend.
- WiFi network connected but still no internet
This problem’s usually associated with your network router or modem.
Possible solutions are a hard restart. Unplug the power cord of your router, count to 20 and plug it back in. Can you get on the internet now? High chances that you can.
So that’s it I guess. There are many more fixes but these six fixes are the simplest ones of the lot. It’s time to sign off for now. Hope you had a good read.
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