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Old October 25th, 2012, 04:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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picked up this tablet from big lots for $100. Haven't messed with it too much mainly because of certain issue - wifi connection problem.
I've googled all over for several days. Seems like Droid phone and tablets have an issue with wifi alot.
Here is what I have:
SC-72mid by supersonic i think, android 4.0 firmware.
Belkin N150 router (2yrs old) ip address starting from (range 100 dhcp clients)
MAC filtering is off
Mode = mixed with 802.11b,g & n
Channel = currently 11 (have had it at 'auto' and all other channels)
bandwidth = 20/40mhz
WPS enabled
Sec mode = WPA/WPA2

I've tried switching to WEP, WPA, check/changed password, reset router, power cycled router, changing channels/channel extensions, and statically assigning the device.
I have an Acer laptop,Toshiba laptop and an ipod connected wirelessly just fine. My wife has a ZTE Score android phone that won't connect to wifi either.
My wife's phone and this tablet WILL connect at my office's wireless (3yr old linksys). So its not the device. I can connect other devices to my home network wireless, so its not my router.
Are there certain settings I need to have? I think I've tried them all.
I have tried for the fun of it to connect to neighbors wireless, don't have password so it just keeps trying "authenticating". At my house I don't even get that. It sees my network, I click connect, enter password, hit connect again then does nothing. Just goes back to 'wireless networks' in range page. Wife's phone does the same, never even tries to authenticate. Click connect and does nothing but go back to wireless networks in range page.
Anybody have any ideas? The manufacture doesn't have a support (of coursee) android site doesn't have this device listed. But I see its just not this device, seems like all tablets, phones, ect... with android software have wireless issues. It would be nice to get parameters you need configured.
Any help guys would be greatly appreciated!
I've been hoping to get a Nexus 7, and give this tablet to my wife or kids. I'm also in the process of upgrading my POS phone to an android ( don't say get iphone, iphone $400 vs droid $150). For my finances its a no brainer.

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Old October 27th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think you can connect to a WPA/WEP secured connection. Switch it to open if you can or use a older encryption.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 12:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This is an el-cheapo off-brand/no-brand Chinese device. They can often have faulty WiFi, as well as no support. Probably best getting your money back, and then get the Nexus 7.

FYI WiFi is not an issue for all Android phones and tablets, usually it's just the cheapo ones from brands you've never head of.

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I don't think you can connect to a WPA/WEP secured connection. Switch it to open if you can or use a older encryption.
Switching to open unencrypted WiFi probably wont fix it in this case, also that's a security risk anyway.

Sometimes there's an issue with using ad-hoc WiFi shared from a laptop.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 08:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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please try to turn off the wifi. after 20 second then turn on it. then reset it. it will be ok.

I ever met the some problem. i buy it from a b2c website. i contact with the www.lowerpricebuy.com online custom service and solve the problem.
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