Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S2 (T-Mobile)

Find everything you need for the Galaxy S5 and discuss it in our S5 forum!
Have you seen that OnePlus One's awesome camera?? The forum is over here!

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By carracerz14
  • 1 Post By surgerush

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old September 14th, 2012, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
surgerush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New York State
Posts: 454
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S II T-Mobile
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 43
Thanked 70 Times in 58 Posts
Default Wifi keeps getting stuck on "authenticating"

Pretty much every time I try to connect to my home wifi, it keeps getting stuck on authenticating then it will fail and do it over again and again until it says network disabled, poor connection, even though it has a full 4 bars... I've tried turning it off and back on, I've tried forgetting it and redoing it, I've tried restarting the phone.. The only thing that seems to work is for me to unplug my router and plug it back in while leaving the wifi on my phone on. When the router boots back up, then my phone will connect. I would say it's something wrong with my router, but my other phone has absolutely no problem connecting.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

surgerush is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old September 16th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
surgerush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New York State
Posts: 454
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S II T-Mobile
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 43
Thanked 70 Times in 58 Posts
Default

No ideas? If I missed a solution somewhere a link would be great, I did try searching, I just can't find anything that works.
surgerush is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2012, 06:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wolverine Lake, MI
Posts: 1,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 173
Thanked 178 Times in 147 Posts
Default

What security us your router using? Also do other phone connect properly?
carracerz14 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2012, 06:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
surgerush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New York State
Posts: 454
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S II T-Mobile
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 43
Thanked 70 Times in 58 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carracerz14 View Post
What security us your router using? Also do other phone connect properly?

It's password protected but I checked the password like 10 times. The other phone connects without a problem.
surgerush is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2012, 06:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wolverine Lake, MI
Posts: 1,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 173
Thanked 178 Times in 147 Posts
Default

No I mean like what encryption. Some devices aren't compatible with certain encryption strength. Turn off the password on your router and see if it will connect. If it does then you can try different encryptions to see what works. Just stay away from plain wep, it's slow
carracerz14 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to carracerz14 For This Useful Post:
surgerush (September 18th, 2012)
Old September 16th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
surgerush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New York State
Posts: 454
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S II T-Mobile
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 43
Thanked 70 Times in 58 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carracerz14 View Post
No I mean like what encryption. Some devices aren't compatible with certain encryption strength. Turn off the password on your router and see if it will connect. If it does then you can try different encryptions to see what works. Just stay away from plain wep, it's slow

Ok, it WILL connect with the password off. The security mode is wpa/wpa2 personal, encryption technique is aes. The only other two options are wep.
surgerush is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wolverine Lake, MI
Posts: 1,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 173
Thanked 178 Times in 147 Posts
Default

Can you use psk (I think that's what it is) ? I think the aes is the problem
carracerz14 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2012, 06:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
surgerush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New York State
Posts: 454
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S II T-Mobile
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 43
Thanked 70 Times in 58 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carracerz14 View Post
Can you use psk (I think that's what it is) ? I think the aes is the problem

I think the psk is my password thing, that's below the aes with my password, there's no option to change the aes though.
surgerush is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2012, 01:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
surgerush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New York State
Posts: 454
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S II T-Mobile
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 43
Thanked 70 Times in 58 Posts
Default

I still haven't found a solution to this problem. If anybody else has any other idea, I'd really appreciate it.
surgerush is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2012, 02:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Atma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,070
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S2; Nexus 10
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 3,427
Thanked 2,903 Times in 1,851 Posts
Default

I wish I could help but I really don't have any ideas. Maybe a factory reset if you haven't tried that.

Are you running 4.0.4? Did it do it on 4.0.3?
Atma is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old September 18th, 2012, 03:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wolverine Lake, MI
Posts: 1,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 173
Thanked 178 Times in 147 Posts
Default

There should be a way to change it from aes, I know on my router I can.

I've had nothing but problems with aes.

I guess your only other option if you can't change it is to either get a different router, or run your network unsecured. I'm not sure if you would wanna do either of those.
carracerz14 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2012, 03:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
surgerush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New York State
Posts: 454
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S II T-Mobile
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 43
Thanked 70 Times in 58 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atmazzz View Post
I wish I could help but I really don't have any ideas. Maybe a factory reset if you haven't tried that.

Are you running 4.0.4? Did it do it on 4.0.3?
I haven't done a factory reset so to say, but I have ran different ROM's, so pretty much the same thing. Basically when I got the phone, the first thing I did was upgrade it to 4.0.4, so I have no idea if it would have done it on GB or 4.0.3.

Quote:
Originally Posted by carracerz14 View Post
There should be a way to change it from aes, I know on my router I can.

I've had nothing but problems with aes.

I guess your only other option if you can't change it is to either get a different router, or run your network unsecured. I'm not sure if you would wanna do either of those.
If there is a way, I have no idea how to do it. I tried looking it up even, I really have no clue. I'm using a Belkin router if anybody may know how to? Yeah, buying another router isn't going to happen, I'd really rather unplug the thing every time I need wifi, sucks and very inconvenient sometimes, but it's not the worst thing. Running it unsecured wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't living in an apartment building.



Guess I'll just have to look more into changing that AES thing, hopefully I can find something.
surgerush is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2012, 03:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wolverine Lake, MI
Posts: 1,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 173
Thanked 178 Times in 147 Posts
Default

It should be in your security settings. There's should be a wpa/wpa2-psk or something similar and then wpa/wpa2-aes

At least that's how it is on my linksys and netgear
carracerz14 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2012, 03:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wolverine Lake, MI
Posts: 1,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 173
Thanked 178 Times in 147 Posts
Default

Factory reset won't fix it. If the device is not compatible with the security then a reset won't fix it.
carracerz14 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2012, 03:18 PM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wolverine Lake, MI
Posts: 1,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 173
Thanked 178 Times in 147 Posts
Default

Sorry for the triple post lmao,

But I found this http://en-us-support.belkin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/33/~/set-up-wpa%2Fwpa2-security

Don't know if it's your exact model but I would assume they are all similar on the set up page
carracerz14 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to carracerz14 For This Useful Post:
surgerush (September 18th, 2012)
Old September 18th, 2012, 03:21 PM   #16 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
surgerush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New York State
Posts: 454
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S II T-Mobile
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 43
Thanked 70 Times in 58 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carracerz14 View Post
It should be in your security settings. There's should be a wpa/wpa2-psk or something similar and then wpa/wpa2-aes

At least that's how it is on my linksys and netgear
Ok, here's the settings I can change. Underlined settings are the current settings.


Security mode - disabled, 64bit WEP, 128bit WEP, WPA/WPA2-Personal(PSK)

Authentication - WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK+WPA2-PSK

Encription Technique - AES (There are no other options unless it can be changed somewhere else)
surgerush is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2012, 03:32 PM   #17 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
surgerush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New York State
Posts: 454
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S II T-Mobile
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 43
Thanked 70 Times in 58 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carracerz14 View Post
Sorry for the triple post lmao,

But I found this Belkin : Support Set Up WPA/WPA2 Security

Don't know if it's your exact model but I would assume they are all similar on the set up page
Yup, all my settings are just as that link has it set up, except there's no TKIP in the technique... My router just must be junk...
surgerush is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2012, 03:43 PM   #18 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wolverine Lake, MI
Posts: 1,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 173
Thanked 178 Times in 147 Posts
Default

What happens if you change it to wpa2-psk?same thing?
carracerz14 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2012, 03:48 PM   #19 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
surgerush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New York State
Posts: 454
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S II T-Mobile
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 43
Thanked 70 Times in 58 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carracerz14 View Post
What happens if you change it to wpa2-psk?same thing?
yup
surgerush is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2012, 03:55 PM   #20 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: South Carolina - unfortunately
Posts: 860
 
Device(s): Samsung Moment, Droid 4, LG Spectrum, 2x Nook Tablet, all rooted.
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 54
Thanked 130 Times in 80 Posts
Default

Have the same issue with my phone (lg spectrum) and two nook tablets. I even went out and bought a new router...

Check and see if you can setup a "guest" network.com when connecting your phone should notify you that it is being redirected and promote you to open your web browser and enter the first password to get internet access. Easier than unplugging the first every time...
__________________
LG Spectrum -- Rooted and running CM10.1 official M2 thanks to TDM (and too many others to list).
B&N Nook Tablet 16GB -- running CM10.1 with 10 finger multitouch
finndo77 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old September 18th, 2012, 04:00 PM   #21 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wolverine Lake, MI
Posts: 1,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 173
Thanked 178 Times in 147 Posts
Default

I don't really have any other suggestions.. You could run your network open but make it so that only devices which mac address is entered in the router can connect, but you have to enter the mac address for each device that you want to be able to connect
Here's how:

http://en-us-support.belkin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/22/~/how-do-i-set-up-mac-address-filtering%3F
Atma likes this.
carracerz14 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to carracerz14 For This Useful Post:
Atma (September 18th, 2012), surgerush (September 18th, 2012)
Old September 18th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #22 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
surgerush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New York State
Posts: 454
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S II T-Mobile
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 43
Thanked 70 Times in 58 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carracerz14 View Post
I don't really have any other suggestions.. You could run your network open but make it so that only devices which mac address is entered in the router can connect, but you have to enter the mac address for each device that you want to be able to connect
Here's how:

Belkin : Support How Do I Set Up MAC Address Filtering?
That works for me, I only have a few things connected to my wifi, so not a huge deal to have to put the mac address in for them. Seems to be working great. Thank you VERY much!

I don't have to put the mac address in for things connected to the router by ethernet do I?

Edit: Never mind, I do.. Still not a big deal. Thanks again!
surgerush is offline  
Last edited by surgerush; September 18th, 2012 at 04:31 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2012, 04:23 PM   #23 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wolverine Lake, MI
Posts: 1,154
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 173
Thanked 178 Times in 147 Posts
Default

No problem, glad it's working good! I personally think this option is even better than having security, as there is no way for someone to hack the password.

If their mac address isn't in there, they aren't getting on. Period.
carracerz14 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to carracerz14 For This Useful Post:
surgerush (September 18th, 2012)
Old September 18th, 2012, 04:31 PM   #24 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
surgerush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New York State
Posts: 454
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S II T-Mobile
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 43
Thanked 70 Times in 58 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carracerz14 View Post
No problem, glad it's working good! I personally think this option is even better than having security, as there is no way for someone to hack the password.

If their mac address isn't in there, they aren't getting on. Period.
Exactly, that's why I have no problem taking an extra couple minutes to punch in the mac address, it's just as easy as putting a password in on the device. I will probably keep my routers like this from now on.
carracerz14 likes this.
surgerush is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to surgerush For This Useful Post:
carracerz14 (September 18th, 2012)
Old October 2nd, 2012, 11:02 AM   #25 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: South Carolina - unfortunately
Posts: 860
 
Device(s): Samsung Moment, Droid 4, LG Spectrum, 2x Nook Tablet, all rooted.
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 54
Thanked 130 Times in 80 Posts
Default

Fixed my problem by turning off as a and using the less secure tkip, now all of my android devices work with my Wi-Fi.

I am surprised that the galaxy has this issue, I thought it was resolved in android 4.0... (resolved=support added for aes)
finndo77 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Buy the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
Sign up for instant notification when the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G goes on sale!
Samsung Galaxy S II 4G

The Galaxy S2 (sometimes known as the Galaxy S II) is the follow up to Samsung's widely successful Galaxy S lineup. This time, the Galaxy S2 raises all the stakes and Samsung has found a way to double almost every spec in a true, one of a kind ... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S2 (T-Mobile)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:45 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.