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Desire Won't Connect to my WIFI Connection

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by OttawaDesire, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. OttawaDesire

    OttawaDesire Lurker
    Thread Starter


    Can anyone tell me why my phone says my wifi at home is out of range? It is a private network and I for some reason the HTC Desire won't find the network.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  2. fidjit

    fidjit Lurker

    If you mean the SSID is hidden/not broadcast then you need to download HiddenSSID

    ( If it's not what you mean I aplogise :) )
  3. benchmark

    benchmark Well-Known Member

    Try changing the setting in the wifi router and select another type of wifi encryption and see if it helps.

    TELREA Newbie

    this would happen to mine every now and again,make sure and change the channel on your router,mine was at 13,changed to 6 and it is fine...
  5. Zob1960

    Zob1960 Lurker

    My laptop and old Nokia N81 quite happily connect to my wifi outside my house. My Desire HD needs to be within 10 feet of the wireless router to get a signal. This is sooo frustrating... that close to the router I might as well connect by USB!
    To give your phone the best chance you need to check that no-one else is using the same channel nearby.. get one of those apps that tells you about other peoples' networks to check it. Also, make sure the contact between the phone and the antenna is clean.
    Then, when your contract runs out, maybe buy a different make of phone like me! Very disappointed with HTC, miss my old Nokia which worked so much better! Come on HTC, you know people are complaining... do something about it! You want to sell more phones don't you?
  6. garryknight

    garryknight Well-Known Member

    As well as checking the channel (you can use an app like WiFiFoFum) you could try rebooting your wireless router. My phone and netbook sometimes can't connect with my ageing Netgear until I reboot it.
  7. SiHa

    SiHa Android Enthusiast

    You could download WiFi Analyzer from the marketplace. It will show you graphically all the wifi signals in range, their relative strengths and channel numbers. You might find that your router is using a crowded channel, and simply switching it to another lets you connect.
  8. sannesley

    sannesley Newbie

    I'm experiencing a smiliar problem with a replacement router from Talk Talk. Very fustrating

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