Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Trouble Getting Connected to Home Wi-Fi with my Nexus 5

    Hi .... I bought a Nexus 5 about 15 days back. I am very happy with the phone - except for the fact that I face difficulty connecting to my Home Network in particular. My Windows Laptop, My wife's iPhone and iPAD connect to the same WIFI almost instantaneously. However, my Nexus 5 phone keeps saying "Obtaining IP Address" endlessly. At times, it says "Weak Signal - Cannot Reconnect" and gives up. However, all other mobile devices show that the signal strength is good. the phone does connect to the WiFi after sometime by itself.

    I do not have this problem when I am at my office. It connects immediately to the WiFi in my office.

    The Router setting at home is as follows :
    Mode : AP
    Band : 2.4GHz (B+G+N)
    Channel Width : 20/40 Mhz Auto
    Channel Number : 11 - 2462Mhz
    Broadcast SSID - Enabled
    WMM - Enabled
    Authentication - WPA-PSK
    Cipher Suie - CCMP

    Please let me know what should I do to resolve this issue. I have given the Router Config details so that changes can be suggested if they are not set properly.

    Thanks
    Arv
  2. #2  
    jj14x's Avatar

    Posts
    982 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,008 Global Posts
    Carrier
    Stock

    Default Re: Trouble Getting Connected to Home Wi-Fi with my Nexus 5

    Quote Originally Posted by arvnexus View Post
    Cipher Suie - CCMP
    Can you try removing the CCMP cipher and just go with WAP(2)-PSK (or AES) and see if that gets it to work?
    (CCMP uses AES)
    TKIP Protocol plus AES encryption is the way to go.
  3. #3  

    Default Re: Trouble Getting Connected to Home Wi-Fi with my Nexus 5

    Welcome to Android Central! Besides the above good suggestion, I would also try rebooting the router. See this guide for other tips: [GUIDE] Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Connection Problems

    Posted via Android Central App
  4. #4  
    kgeissler's Avatar

    Posts
    124 Posts
    Global Posts
    136 Global Posts
    Carrier
    Stock Rooted 4.2.1

    Default Re: Trouble Getting Connected to Home Wi-Fi with my Nexus 5

    Can you also use just G/N or do you have B devices connecting to your network?

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: Trouble Getting Connected to Home Wi-Fi with my Nexus 5

    Hi kgeissler .... I am sorry - I do no know what B,G,N Devices are : We have Windows laptop, iPhone, iPad and Nexus Phone. Are these B,G or N
  6. #6  

    Default Re: Trouble Getting Connected to Home Wi-Fi with my Nexus 5

    B, G, and N refer to increasingly advanced versions of the 802.11 wifi standard. N is the fastest of the three and gives the most range--most devices that are less than 1-2 years old will be N compatible. B and G devices are typically several years old. If you set your router to broadcast in N only, or G/N, you can get better performance, since making sure the signal is B and G compatible slows it down.
  7. #7  

    Default Re: Trouble Getting Connected to Home Wi-Fi with my Nexus 5

    Many of us have had glitches with the Nexus 5 and our home WiFi networks. There is a thread on here that focuses on this. A Google search will also show you it is not a limited deal. Turning off WiFi and then reconnecting it to my 5 or 2.4 gigahertz options works for me. Numerous other temporary solutions are mentioned. Good luck. We are hoping Google notices and fixes.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  8. #8  

    Default Re: Trouble Getting Connected to Home Wi-Fi with my Nexus 5

    I had a problem with this in a few locations, mainly my wife's parents place and I finally figured out how to solve it, but only if you have access to a device that is already connected and it depends on the config of your router. If you have direct access to the router that is even better but not required.

    Steps:
    1. On the device that is already connected find out the IP address assigned to it, and if possible the gateway address. The IP address will most likely be in the format 192.168.1.x or 192.168.0.x where x is a number assigned by the router. The gateway is most likely 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 depending on what the IP of the connected device is.

    2. On your Wi-fi settings there is an advanced arrow select this

    3. In the advanced options set the DHCP to static and set the following values
    IP address: connected devices plus 1 e.g. connected device = 192.168.1.10, input 192.168.1.11
    Gateway: most likely 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1
    Network prefix length: 24
    DNS1: 8.8.8.8
    DNS2: 8.8.4.4

    Put in the password and you are done

    One extra note: If you can access the router you can save the IP address for this device so each time it connects that address is saved. If you don't have access to the router config you may find that you can't connect one day because someone has taken your IP. Just change
    IP to the next number that works.

    Hope this works for you.

Similar Threads

  1. Switched from HTC One to HTC One Mini
    By TWC42 in forum HTC One Mini
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-02-2014, 10:40 AM
  2. How to keep numbers from lighting up when pressed on PIN lockscreen?
    By lsmiaka in forum T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-01-2014, 09:59 AM
  3. Troubles trying to downgrade to ZVI?
    By mehpersonguy0 in forum LG Viper 4G LTE
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-28-2014, 03:07 AM
  4. Upgrading Android without updating to the latest verion
    By About7fish in forum Sony Xperia Series
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-27-2014, 09:48 AM
  5. My gear started to play sound from note 3
    By kongen123 in forum Samsung Galaxy Gear
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-27-2014, 04:58 AM

Posting Permissions