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    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
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    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.
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    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

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    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?

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    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
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    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.
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    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.

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