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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by pauleden, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. pauleden

    pauleden Newbie
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    Guys, I just bought a Disgo Tablet 7000 for my daughter for Christmas, but it's giving no end of trouble, particularly with the wifi. It's running Android 2.3.

    It simply refuses to stay connected to my home wifi and won't connect at all unless all the encryption is off. I usually use WPA2 Personal with AES.

    It will cycle endlessly through scanning - connecting- disconnected. rinse and repeat.

    I've got a Desire HD which happily uses the wireless and I connected the tablet using identical settings, to no avail. Windows laptops and a bridge happily connect to the router.

    I'm not using any mac filtering and there's lots of room on the DHCP. I've specifying a static IP on the tablet but doing that makes no difference.

    Please help me to not disappoint my little girl. :)


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  2. Giggybyte

    Giggybyte Newbie

    I had a similar issue once. I had to change the WiFi type to something less secure. My router was WPA2 and I had to change it to a standard WPA.
  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    I've seen this happen and it frequently fixes with a router reboot.

    None of us have ever figured out why - this even happens with iDevices, so maybe it's something about mobile.

    Anyway - it's worth a try. :)
  4. pauleden

    pauleden Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I've seen it happen before too. In fact it happened with my Desire HD. If only I could remember the magic to make it work! :) I do remember moving the router to DD-WRT helped a lot AND having the Desire on a static IP, but this doesn't seem to help with this new tablet.
    Let's try another router reboot. :)
  5. pauleden

    pauleden Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Done that too. Even turned all the security off. No difference. :(
  6. pauleden

    pauleden Newbie
    Thread Starter

    OK, I give up. I'm not wasting more of my Christmas holidays on this junk.

    I did have it connected for a couple of hours and managed to get a couple of things installed on it, but it absolutely refused to take Kindle, which it absolutely must have for us. Then, suddenly and inexplicably, it dropped the wireless connection and wouldn't pick it up again.

    It's back in it's box and is going back to play.com next week.
  7. sah367

    sah367 Newbie

    Hi all. I have a Disgo 7000 and this too won't connect to the WiFi - doesn't pick up any routers in my area (and there are quite a few). Did anyone ever find out a way of resolving this problem?


  8. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I think this is one of the perils of cheap off-brand Chinese tablets, sometimes you're lucky and the wifi works properly, sometimes you're not. Suggest you RMA it for replacement or refund under warranty.

    I'm sure Disgo is just a house brand of Dixons Retail plc, and is not the actual manufacturer.
  9. Malachite

    Malachite Newbie

    I have been having a similar problem with my galaxy tab dropping wireless.
    It turns out that it doesnt like 802.11n
    I cant find anywhere to switch 802.11n off on the tablet so have switched it off on the router.
    Just using 802.11 b/g now and no drops.

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