Today we are starting a series of completely new tutorials where we will solve the most common Android problems. I guess you mainly use your Android tablet to browse the web, watch YouTube videos and play some games. That’s what your device has been designed for, after all.
If, for some reason, your Android tablet cannot connect to Wi-Fi, you simply feel cut-off from the outside world. You cannot use it the way you always do. Don’t panic. I understand you better than you think!
In this tutorial we will deal with the most popular problem of all - our Android tablet not connecting to Wi-Fi – and offer a few possible solutions.
There can really be tons of reasons why your Android tablet won’t connect to Wi-Fi. However, I know from my own experience that most of the times these reasons are horribly trivial and you can fix this problem within seconds.
Here are the most common reasons why your Android tablet may have problems connecting to Wi-Fi and possible fixes:
You won’t believe how many people went nuts about their tablets not connecting to the Internet simply because they forgot to turn Wi-Fi on. It’s so easy and quick to turn Wi-Fi on and off that you may not even realize whether the feature is currently enabled or not.
Here is what you need to do to make sure that Wi-Fi is actually turned on and working properly:
TIP: To protect your privacy and your personal data, I recommend connecting only to secured networks.
Of course, only turning Wi-Fi on is not enough for you to be able to access the Internet. You also need to choose the network to which you want to connect and actually connect to it.
Your Android tablet will connect to a Wi-Fi network automatically only if it has previously been connected to it (and remembers this network). What do you need to do then?
Another very popular reason why an Android tablet won’t connect to Wi-Fi is that it remembers the wrong password for the network and thus unsuccessfully tries to connect to it.
You wanted to connect to some network, you entered the wrong password but your Android tablet still remembers it. If this is the case, what do you need to do?
Your Android tablet will connect to the network it remembers only if it’s within range. If the network is not available, your tablet will forever be scanning for the available networks and notify you if it finds any open network (if the Wi-Fi feature has been turned on).
How do you check if the network is within range?
One of the most irritating problems is when everything seems to be working OK, but... you are still OFFLINE. The Wi-Fi feature is enabled in your Android tablet and you are connected to your Wi-Fi network, but you cannot access any website or post to Facebook.
This is usually the situation when your Android tablet isn’t to blame, but there is probably some problem with the network you are trying to connect to (e.g. your router cannot access the Internet). In this case, the only thing you can do is contact your ISP and ask what is happening.
I know from my own experience that the weirdest things and errors can occur if there is some software problem with your device. There are basically only three things you can do to solve any software-related problems (in the order in which you should do them):
Did you solve the Wi-Fi problem with your Android tablet? Is everything working OK now? Did the article help you? Let me know!
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