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Old August 1st, 2010, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help - Can't connect to my wifi network after Froyo update

I've just installed 2.2 on my unlocked unbranded desire from CPW on Orange. All seems well except I can't connect to my wireless network any more. I've tried rebooting and tried setting up a new connection. I just keep getting "Obtain IP adress from .........." but it never connects.

Can anyone help? please...........

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Old August 1st, 2010, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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im having similar problem i downloaded and installed update went through all the usual update motions installed update phone restarted said loading and started going from 1%-100% then said not responding force close or wait so i waited now phone has started back up and cant find my sim card or my sd card so cant get wifi to download it again well stuck phone just keeps restarting

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Have you switched on and of again, when off remove the battery and let it for about 30 secs. This solved someone elses camera not working problem.
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I'll give it a try. I've put the password back in so many times now I'm going nuts.....

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No still doesn't work

Anyone else - Help Please

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aaaaaaaaaaaaargh ! restored factory settings and it still won't work. It scans for the network - finds it but won't connect. It continually say "Obtaining IP address from Belkin_N1_Wireles......." but doesn't find it. What am I doing wrong? or is it a fault/change with the new software?

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Not gonna teach you how to suck eggs. But you tried turning your router on and off.
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Thanks - tried that but no joy. I think I must be doing something wrong but can't work out what

I tried another wireless router and it connected on an open network but I can't seem to connect to my own home router............
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Old August 1st, 2010, 01:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Could it be it will no longer connect by WEP or the settings are different?
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On some routers (definately orange livebox) you have to access the router and temporarily allow it to connect to new devices before it will allow any new connections to the network. Just another thing to rule out.
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Old August 1st, 2010, 01:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well solved it! I'm still not sure if I was doing something wrong but I'd got another router so I set that one up and connected via wpa/wpa2 and it was no problem at all. Bit of a pain having to reconfigure all our hmoe network pcs but it all works now - phew, need some strong drink now to get rid of the head ache!
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I don't think it's anything you're doing wrong, my Desire no longer connected to the WiFi network at my parents' house but it did on Eclair.

I just get the "Obtaining IP address" message continually, it works fine with my Apple Airport Extreme, the WiFi access point at my parents' house is a Linksys WRT300N.

Nothing changed on my Desire, it just doesn't work any more, plenty of other people seeing the same kind of thing elsewhere on teh internets from FroYo not just with the Desire!

Had a quick search on Google.
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Yep, same issue. Since I upgraded from 2.1 to 2.2 I am having issue with obtainin IP address. It seems to be problem with some APs, It works fine on Thomson's one. If I set up Static IP I can get through but it is not solution, as I want to use DHCP.
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I've had a look on the Android issues list, searching for "DHCP" people seem to be having problems but I can't see a bug open for exactly the problem we and a lot of others are seeing. I think I might add a new issue, maybe we could compile a list of access points that DHCP worked fine on before 2.2?

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Working
THOMSON TG585v7 802.11b/g - WPA

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Not working with 2.2 Netgear SRXN3205
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Droid connected via DHCP with no problems before update.

After update, via DHCP I get the "Obtaining IP address" message and finally it says my WIFI Network is "REMEMBERED" and shortly after that it will try and connect again.... "Obtaining IP address".

Have gone through multiple shut downs of both devices, (Droid, Router) and still no good. I can connect with laptop and my daughters IPhone just as always.

I am able to connect the Droid if I assign a static IP address.
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Hey i'm having the exact same problem, is there a way of fixing this yet without buy a new router?
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In my experience, this problem is all to do with the ‘Wi-Fi Sleep Policy’ in Android 2.2.

In order to cure it, carry out the following...

1. Click on ‘Wireless & Networks’
2. Click on ‘Wi-Fi Settings’
3. Press ‘Menu’ button
4. Click on ‘Advanced’ (bottom right of screen)
5. Click on ‘Wi-Fi Sleep Policy’
6. Check the ‘Never’ option.

You will find now that the constant ‘hunting’ after 15 mins or so with....... ‘try and connect again.... "Obtaining IP address" for your WiFi is cured.
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In my experience, this problem is all to do with the ‘Wi-Fi Sleep Policy’ in Android 2.2.
This didn't work for me today when my HTC Desire suddenly decided it would no longer connect to my home wifi network. Sleep = "never" was already in force.

What did work was changing the channel on my router. It had been using channel 3 but I read elsewhere that the Desire likes channels 11 and 6, so I changed the router to 11, rebooted it, and voila - everything's working again. I hope this might help someone else who has the same problem.

Beats me why it suddenly all stopped working in the first place, though, after months with no problems.
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Greylin's suggestion worked for me! Changing the G channel to 11 solved my problem. Thanks, Greylin - you're my hero!!!

p.s. I have a Froyo-upgraded Captivate.
Access Point Router - Netgear WNDR3300 (DHCP server disabled) - Channel set to 11
Gateway Router - Netgear FVS318 (set as DHCP server)
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Well, it's heroine actually but you're most welcome. Somebody else's suggestion about an Orange phone helped me out in a similar way in the Android forum a couple of days ago and I was immensely grateful to them, so it's nice that what goes around comes around. Glad you got the network working again in the end!
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Well, I read through this thread, and none of the suggestions worked.
I then poked about in the router software (Speedtouch) and in Home\Home Network\ Devices\ I discovered the MAC ID of my Desire HD. When I entered the configuration page for it, I was stunned to find the 'Allowed on WLAN' option set to NO! I unchecked the box, and all is now well.
For the life of me, I don't know how that box got checked, but anyway, WiFi connection is now functioning fine.
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This didn't work for me today when my HTC Desire suddenly decided it would no longer connect to my home wifi network. Sleep = "never" was already in force.

What did work was changing the channel on my router. It had been using channel 3 but I read elsewhere that the Desire likes channels 11 and 6, so I changed the router to 11, rebooted it, and voila - everything's working again. I hope this might help someone else who has the same problem.

Beats me why it suddenly all stopped working in the first place, though, after months with no problems.
It worked for me tooo!
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I have used the Wifi-connection the day after I bought it, no problems! The next day it doesn't work anymore (after installing HTC Sync?). I have tried several things like static IP-addr and changing the router channel from 6 to 11: I still do not get connection, it is broken the whole time and scans again and again.....Someone with a brilliant idea?
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I was having the same issue connecting to an Airport Express with Froyo running on a Motorola Atrix. Initially the wireless router was in WEP mode and would not connect. I changed it to WPA/WPA2 and that didn't work. Then I changed it from channel 1 (automatic) to channel 11 and that didn't work. Then I changed it to WPA2 and that did the trick! I didn't try changing it back to channel 1 (automatic).
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Strange, but true: after changing the SIM-card with another and put back the old one, it works! Maybe you always have to reset after changing the Wifi-parameters? Before changing, it keeps on scanning, broke and reconnect, also on another open Wifi, not only at home.
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I tried all of the above suggestions in a shot-gun approach to solve this ridiculously annoying issue. In addition, I restored factory setting on the router and it still didn't work. Finally, I changed the SSID and BAM, it worked!
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Can any1 help me i cant open my wifi network and even i cantdownloading anythng
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ayubuz, can you expand a little please? I'm not entirely sure I know what you mean, sorry.
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Hi,
Been reading these threads and saw yours, must mean you may have a different problem. I picked up on this post as I was also having issues connecting my Motorola to my Linksys.
I have several other pieces of equipment connecting via wireless without any issues, so I didn't want to make any drastic changes that would affect the others. I tried different security modes on the router, but that did not work either. What did work for me was that I enabled SSID Broadcast in the Basic Wireless Settings tab in the router, using the same WEP security mode without affecting the other equipment.
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for months my phone workd at home just fine on my wifi then last few days it wont connect "samson galaxy" it finds the router "belkin" says its a secured network with wpa/wpa2 i click on it and it says " scanning then it says obtaining IP adress then says connected then says dicconected then says {disabled} all happends very fast ... like i said before i have been on this many time in past "its my house" i have never added or changed anything "live alone" i DO have auto updates on phone but besides that im at a loss

o and im on my laptop atm and on the same router

also my phone works just fine at work and other places with wifi


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for months my phone workd at home just fine on my wifi then last few days it wont connect "samson galaxy" it finds the router "belkin" says its a secured network with wpa/wpa2 i click on it and it says " scanning then it says obtaining IP adress then says connected then says dicconected then says {disabled} all happends very fast ... like i said before i have been on this many time in past "its my house" i have never added or changed anything "live alone" i DO have auto updates on phone but besides that im at a loss

o and im on my laptop atm and on the same router

also my phone works just fine at work and other places with wifi


PLEASE HELP
The original Galaxy? You might want to head over to the Galaxy subforum: Samsung Galaxy S - Android Forums, they should be able to assist (this is the Desire HD section).
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I found the instructions below and they worked for me.
I have a galaxy nexus thats would not connect to my wifi at home. I have a microsoft mn-700 router and i tried all the tips on this thread but nothing worked. I kept getting the same obtaining ip address message when i tried to connect to my wifi.

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We can prob get you connected without needing the admin password - you should get it for future needs anyway.

Hold the Thrive in portrait mode so the keyboard does not hide the settings Go to Settings >> Wireless and Networks >> Wi-Fi settings >> tap your network name, Tap FORGET Now when your network name shows up again under wifi settings ....

Select security type Enter password, it is case sensitive.

tap the triangle where it says DHCP, select "static"

Enter 192.168.2.38

the "connect" is greyed out .... right?

Enter gateway 192.168.2.1

RE-ENTER prefix 24 (all the greyed out fields must be re-entered, even if the info is the same)

Enter DNS2 192.168.2.1

Enter DNS2 192.168.2.1

You have no more greyed out fields correct?, and CONNECT brightened up again? Correct?

tap CONNECT you should be connected to the network in-house, (but not be necessarily be able to access the internet).

Only if you are not yet accessing the internet, , power down (UNPLUG) your modem for 20 seconds, and plug it in again, let it re-boot. (do not reset it.)

Everything working now?
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I found the instructions below and they worked for me.
I have a galaxy nexus thats would not connect to my wifi at home. I have a microsoft mn-700 router and i tried all the tips on this thread but nothing worked. I kept getting the same obtaining ip address message when i tried to connect to my wifi.

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We can prob get you connected without needing the admin password - you should get it for future needs anyway.

Hold the Thrive in portrait mode so the keyboard does not hide the settings Go to Settings >> Wireless and Networks >> Wi-Fi settings >> tap your network name, Tap FORGET Now when your network name shows up again under wifi settings ....

Select security type Enter password, it is case sensitive.

tap the triangle where it says DHCP, select "static"

Enter 192.168.2.38

the "connect" is greyed out .... right?

Enter gateway 192.168.2.1

RE-ENTER prefix 24 (all the greyed out fields must be re-entered, even if the info is the same)

Enter DNS2 192.168.2.1

Enter DNS2 192.168.2.1

You have no more greyed out fields correct?, and CONNECT brightened up again? Correct?

tap CONNECT you should be connected to the network in-house, (but not be necessarily be able to access the internet).

Only if you are not yet accessing the internet, , power down (UNPLUG) your modem for 20 seconds, and plug it in again, let it re-boot. (do not reset it.)

Everything working now?
Just wanted to chime in and say this method WORKED completely for me, and after months of research, has been the ONLY one that has worked.

It seems the Microsoft MN-700 router is specific to this problem. All >Gingerbread devices were incompatible with my router until I manually did this, bypassing DHCP.

Thank you!
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