1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Support Wifi - Router Issue

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aa17, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. aa17

    aa17 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    6
    Posts:
    9
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012

    Jan 7, 2012
    9
    3
    6
    London
    Hi, since this morning my Nexus 5 has been unable to connect to my wifi. Has been working perfectly fine up until now.

    The problem seems isolated to the N5 as my other Android devices can still connect. My router appears in the list of wifi signals detected by device and shows up as Saved, secured with WEP with full signal bars. When I tap on my router it shows signal strength as excellent and I have the 3 options to Cancel, Forget and Connect. When I press connect nothing happens.

    I have tried pressing Forget and re-entering my routers password serveral times with no luck. I have also hit the reset button on my router as well.

    I have been able to connect the N5 to another wifi router, so the issue seems to just between my N5 and wifi router.

    Any ideas? Thanks
     

    Advertisement

  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    843
    Posts:
    10,392
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012

    Jan 16, 2012
    10,392
    2,894
    843
    Male
    Being retired and writing Tasker tasks.
    Fayetteville, NC, USA
    No error message?

    Any slots left in the DHCP server in the router?

    Are you able to hard reset the router?
     
    aa17 likes this.
  3. JBentleyR

    JBentleyR Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
     #183
    Points:
    83
    Posts:
    362
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2014

    Jan 3, 2014
    362
    64
    83
    Male
    Retired
    Cheshire
    Whilst out and about the other day I found that I had somehow connected to an unsecured wi-fi - I didn't do it! Actually, I only discovered it when I got home and found I wasn't getting a wi-fi signal (from my home router). I pressed 'forget' on the unsecured wi-fi and 'connect' on my home wi-fi and all was well.

    I was just wondering whether your phone had connected to some other unsecured wi-fi as mine did, and that had some unwanted effect.

    I'm not sure if there are any real disadvantages to the phone automatically picking up an unsecured wi-fi.
     
    aa17 likes this.
  4. aa17

    aa17 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    6
    Posts:
    9
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012

    Jan 7, 2012
    9
    3
    6
    London
    Hi JBentleyR

    I tend not to leave wifi on when out and don't use unsecured signals, instead relying on my data allowance.

    Thanks
     
  5. aa17

    aa17 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    6
    Posts:
    9
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012

    Jan 7, 2012
    9
    3
    6
    London
    Hi Rukbat

    1. No - No Error Message

    2. Haven't look into DHCP settings in router. Could you explain the significance of slots in server as this is a bit beyond my level of knowledge.

    3. I have already used a pin to press the reset on the router a couple of times. Is there any other way to reset.

    Just to say my router is the one supplied by ISP - 02 wireless box ll.

    Thanks
     
  6. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)
    Rank:
     #97
    Points:
    233
    Posts:
    1,359
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010

    Mar 17, 2010
    1,359
    650
    233
    Male
    Northern VA, USA
    aa17 likes this.
  7. aa17

    aa17 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    6
    Posts:
    9
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012

    Jan 7, 2012
    9
    3
    6
    London
    All sorted now. Went into router UI and performed a reset from there then re-entered WEP encreption key on Nexus 5. Thanks to all who responded.
     
  8. JBentleyR

    JBentleyR Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
     #183
    Points:
    83
    Posts:
    362
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2014

    Jan 3, 2014
    362
    64
    83
    Male
    Retired
    Cheshire
    Good advice.

    Sorry, everyone, for straying off-topic a bit!
     
  9. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)
    Rank:
     #97
    Points:
    233
    Posts:
    1,359
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010

    Mar 17, 2010
    1,359
    650
    233
    Male
    Northern VA, USA
    Now that you have things working (and I'll understand if you want to just leave things alone now), consider upping your wifi security level. WEP is almost useless and is easily hacked. Just sayin' ;)
     
  10. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    243
    Posts:
    1,498
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011

    Mar 8, 2011
    1,498
    693
    243
    ^^^^ This

    Consider going to WPA2 (make sure that all your WiFi devices are compatible with WPA2 - most are). Everything should be similar for the setup - just use a long passphrase (make it a sentence with at least 3-4 words and leave out the spaces - over 14 characters is usually recommended)

    WEP is just too easy for anyone to break into. WPA2 (either PSK or AES) is significantly better. AES is a little more secure, but PSK is fine too.
     
  11. aa17

    aa17 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    6
    Posts:
    9
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012

    Jan 7, 2012
    9
    3
    6
    London
    Yes. Will need new router to get better security, have been wanting to upgrade to wireless N for a while now anyway. Just haven't been able to decide on what to get.
     
  12. mc4golf60

    mc4golf60 Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    6
    Posts:
    9
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014

    Jan 5, 2014
    9
    2
    6
    Male
    Computer Sys Hardware Eng
    Central Texas USA
    I had the same problem but was able to connect OK using the WPS method of initial authentication.
    I turn my Wifi OFF when out.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...