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Old January 8th, 2013, 08:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default tab 2 won't connect despite strong wifi signal

My Tab 2 7.0 has always done just fine in our house and connects to the router's strong wi-fi signal. But just tonite it won't connect. I've turned it off and I've tried putting into airplane mode for a while.
It reports: Signal strength: Very Strong
but won't make the connection.
Nothing else in the system has changed today and my HTC One V android phone is connecting just fine to this signal.
Any ideas?

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Old January 9th, 2013, 09:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried connecting to a wifi hotspot, like Starbucks or some place that offer free wifi? Just to test if it connects.
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same thing happens all the time here with wife/daughters phones/tablets/laptops....

I found its not the devices............ reboot your router....... does the trick everytime here
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Rebooting the router did not get the job done.

Checking for answers online someone suggested changing one of the security settings. I did and then connection was restored.

Doesn't make sense to me only because things had been fine and I hadn't changed the setting. Since the problem started just after my wife was using the microwave oven I thought maybe it had something to do with it.

I'm happy since the tablet is back in business. And I thank all for your input.
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Rebooting the router did not get the job done.

Checking for answers online someone suggested changing one of the security settings. I did and then connection was restored.

Doesn't make sense to me only because things had been fine and I hadn't changed the setting. Since the problem started just after my wife was using the microwave oven I thought maybe it had something to do with it.

I'm happy since the tablet is back in business. And I thank all for your input.
It might be helpful to others in the future if you tell us what security setting you changed.
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