February 3rd, 2012, 08:36 AM
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easy and i wish unnecessary fix
I just bought my first smartphone (are they still called that?); it's an htc incredible S. Anyway, I got it yesterday and used the wifi at a restaurant today just fine. Anyway, I get home, and I turn on wifi, enter my password, and it connects to my router.
I assumed that this was all I would have to do, but noooo. I couldn't go on the internet, and I couldn't go into the android market. wtf htc. I scoured these threads and I didn't really see any easy fixes (ie downloading apps/widgets, changing all these "fancy" settings).
Anyway, what I did was I remembered that under settings>wireless & networks>wifi settings, there is a wi fi protected setup option (3rd on the list). I didn't/don't really know what that means, but I clicked it and it instructed me to hold down the wifi button on my router for 5 seconds and voila– that solved my internet problem.
Now, I don't know if I have to do this FOR ALL THE ROUTERS i encounter, but it's a quick fix nonetheless.
I hope this works for the frustrated/perplexed out there.
Let me know if it does.