February 6th, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Wiltshire, UK
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problem connecting to hidden WiFi in workplace. Help appreciated.
My workplace has a WiFi connection thats hidden in the sense that if you do a scan it wont show up however if you manually add the SSID and WPA etc then normally you can connect to it.
I could connect to it using my previous handset, an HTC Desire and my colleagues at my desk who all have iphones can connect and stay connected without any problems so i know 100% that its a working network.
My problem is that i cant seem to get my GNex to connect properly to the network. When i add the SSID and pass key etc it recognises the network and even says that its connected, strong signal etc BUT.... most of the time the wifi indicator stays greyed out and even when it does go blue there doesnt seem to be any connection, gmail wont refresh and neither will facebook, web pages wont load. All this with a connection thats supposed to be connected ! Occasionally if i switch wifi off and back on the indicator will go blue and it will work briefly but then it seems to drop out.
Wifi at my house is no problem, it connects every time and stays connected. I was away on business recently and the hotel had Wifi which again the phone connected to no problem so the problem seems to only be with this particular work network.
Has anybody got any ideas as to what the problem might be please ?