6 common ways to troubleshoot Wi-Fi connection problems.

6 common ways to troubleshoot Wi-Fi connection problems

With the rise of mobile phone device, a strong Internet connection is more required than ever with Wi-Fi we can achieve this. It provides an alternative way to access the internet from your device other than the data connection.  It is faster and more affordable, thus popular among people in the daily society. However, Wi-Fi network connection sometimes experience drop and singal loose, which makes many people frustrated. If your android device experienced Wi-Fi connection problems and want to avoid them in the future, maybe this article can help you to some extent. Here are the common solutions.

1.    Restart Wi-Fi connection
A reason you cannot connect the internet may be that there is an IP conflict of the device, which means that two or more devices in the same network end up being assigned the same IP address. The consequence is that your device may be rendered useless in terms of network connectivity. However, you do not need to be worried about this issue too much and the solution is just to restart Wi-Fi connection.
Pull down the notification toolbar and find Wi-Fi icon, tap it to turn it off, wait for several seconds and then switch it on again.

2.    Forget the network
If you found that you still disconnect connect the Wi-Fi after finishing the operation above, try to forget the network so that your phone’s Wi-Fi gets a fresh start. However, make sure that you are aware of the name and password of the network before you decide to proceed. Here is the step:
Navigate to ‘Wi-Fi’ in the settings, long press the selected network or tap the blue arrow next to the network name to choose ‘forget the network’.

3.    Passwords are important
Some people cannot connect the internet because they type in a incorrect password. The purpose of setting a password is to secure the network from unauthorized access and if you end up entering the wrong password, you will not be able to establish a connection. Thus make sure you enter the letters and number correctly and check whether you have caps lock on your phone on or not.

4.    Using a static IP address
Users may also encounter with ‘obtaining IP address error’ messages, which would lead to Wi-Fi disconnection and is really annoying. However, you can fix this issue by attempting to enter a static IP address to your smartphone because it is more stable. Here is how to set a static IP address.
Go to ‘Wi-Fi’ in the settings, long press the network name and then choose ‘modify network’, where you can find advanced options. Tap it and IP settings will display. Then choose static and then type in your static IP address.

5.    Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep
Some users will complain that Wi-Fi will not be connected when using their phone after it has been sleeping. In fact, in some devices, Wi-Fi will go off when phone is in the sleeping mode. What you need to do now is to check whether you keep Wi-Fi on during the phone sleep.
Go to the settings and find ‘Wi-Fi’. Enter it and then tap the menu button beside to ‘Wi-Fi’. Choose ‘Advanced’, where you can see ‘Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep’. Tap it and select always.

6.    Advanced Wi-Fi settings
When you tried all methods above and still cannot connect Wi-Fi, it may be useful to check proxy server in advanced Wi-Fi settings. Generally, android device is not set up for a Proxy (unless the Wi-Fi network requires a Proxy to access the Internet), and the proxy server will not be changed, but if you come across with Wi-Fi connectivity problem, it may be helpful to check it.
Tap ‘Wi-Fi’ in the system settings, long press the network name and then choose ‘modify network’, where you can find advanced options. Tap the proxy server to delete IP address or domain (if there is)


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