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    Default NEXUS 7 killing wifi for everyone in house!

    My dad has even bought a new router and this is still happening!

    The world is all fine and dandy until I get home, the Internet works great! Then a few minutes after I get home the Internet kicks EVERYONE accessing their devices(myself included) offline.

    I've rebooted, told my Nexus to forget the network and reconnect and I still have this problem and it's pissing off my dad!

    Also, the Internet generally fixes itself after 5-10 minutes but it's gone HOURS w/o fixing itself and there are applications in our household where we can't be having the Internet konking out.

    In fact I think my computer used to do this too! That or my old android mobile before my tablet.

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    Default Re: NEXUS 7 killing wifi for everyone in house!

    I had the exact same experience and unfortunately I don't have a definitive answer on how I solved solved it but here's what I did to make the N7 stop disconnecting every device in my house:

    • Changed rounter (didn't work)
    • Changed the ethernet cable to the modem and power adapter on the router (no go)
    • Updated the firmware of the router (was never updated before and that worked)

    So yeah, I don't know what actually happened but my wife thought it decided to quit being dumb after I yelled at both the Nexus 7, the router and modem as if they were children.


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    Default Re: NEXUS 7 killing wifi for everyone in house!

    Change the channel of your router. Also if you have multiple users and they have b/g devices change the out put to b/g only as if you have a nexus device connected while b/g devices are connected it will make the connection slower or possibly even not let them connect. Always fixed issues for me

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    Default Re: NEXUS 7 killing wifi for everyone in house!

    what's a "b/g" device?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeddummy View Post
    what's a "b/g" device?
    They are the different versions of WiFi connectivity. B is the older and G is the newer and faster WiFi connectivity which most routers and WiFi devices have been using for the last few years.

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    thanks
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    Default Re: NEXUS 7 killing wifi for everyone in house!

    With n being the newest and fastest, but when you have multiple devices of different types all connecting same time it tends to screw things up

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    Default Re: NEXUS 7 killing wifi for everyone in house!

    For me turning the router on and off worked for me, also heard of success from changing Wi-Fi channels

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    Default Re: NEXUS 7 killing wifi for everyone in house!

    Get a better router. I have commercial grade network gear at my house and have dozens of wireless devices, including B, G & N all connected at the same time with no issues. Never had a problem like what you guys are describing.

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    Default Re: NEXUS 7 killing wifi for everyone in house!

    My dad changed it to "G" this morning as for commercial grade, he does have a very high quality one.
    I won't know till tomorrow evening if this worked but thanks for all the advice!

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    Default Re: NEXUS 7 killing wifi for everyone in house!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kale Blossom View Post
    My dad changed it to "G" this morning as for commercial grade, he does have a very high quality one.
    I won't know till tomorrow evening if this worked but thanks for all the advice!

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    Which model router does he have? Hint: if he bought it at Best Buy it's likely not of the caliber I'm suggesting.

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    You have to turn on firewall and also set it to address and port restricted.
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    The advice to shut off b wireless is sound, but if you can, set it to n only. It'll help, but make sure all your wifi devices are compatible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kale Blossom View Post
    My dad changed it to "G" this morning as for commercial grade, he does have a very high quality one.
    I won't know till tomorrow evening if this worked but thanks for all the advice!

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    If your Dad bought a new Router and "G" was an option not "G/N Mixed" then he didn't buy something commercial grade less its years old. My parents have a $20 Tenda router not commercial grade by any means and they run their whole network of ipod touchs, my Mom's tablet, two laptops, and the phones, tablets, and other devices all at the same time.

    As I've heard of something like what your experiencing, I would begin to wonder if your Dad fancy himself a techie and has tried to give static IP addresses to devices eithier in the router or on the devices themselves. Had a network where someone had their desktop that had all their movies and music on hard coded to an IP and the router was set to DHCP out that IP. So whenever a device connected and took it there was a conflict and caused issues on the whole network. Also I'd make sure he isn't limiting the DHCP to too few devices and you are the lucky one that maxes jt out.

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    Default Re: NEXUS 7 killing wifi for everyone in house!

    With my experience, I had this with the Galaxy Tab. No idea how to fix, just felt with it. Irritated me, but it stopped eventually figuring I had about 5-15 devices connected. :P

    Hi Kale~

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    Default Re: NEXUS 7 killing wifi for everyone in house!

    My dad changed it to methinks G and it works.

    Ps he IS a techie, hes even certified by dell+ microsoft and does all the IT at his job. He's more technologically literate than I simply because hes used it for much longer :3

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    Default Re: NEXUS 7 killing wifi for everyone in house!

    Boom. Are the rest of your devices g? Is your nexus the only n because that could cause it.

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    Default Re: NEXUS 7 killing wifi for everyone in house!

    I guess. Even so if anyone is having a problem where whenever a certain family member keeps kicking everyone offline for a few, just change the channel to g. :3

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    My Wi-Fi on both my Nexus 7's is very slow. They stay connected fine but I'm getting about 50kbps-150kbps download speeds. I factory reset one of them to no prevail. Anyone have any insight on this or heard of others with this issue? All my other devices work fine on the same Wi-Fi connection and I tried turning everything else off so just the Nexi where connected to see if the speeds are faster, but they aren't. I'm stock on both devices and both are the 16gb version, one older than the other. I have a Netgear R6300 router with Comcast' s internet with boost plus so the internet and the router shouldn't be an issue. This has done this before a few times and it fixed itself but I've had these horrible speeds for a few days now. Both Nexi are on 4.2.1 and I just reset one and it is still getting horrible speeds. I also have the random reboot issue. It seems like possibly a hardware problem in the Nexus devices or something with jelly bean. My S3 works fine but it's on 4.1.1 not 4.2.1.

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    Default Re: NEXUS 7 killing wifi for everyone in house!

    Hey jay, since its on 2 devices id say no need for a factory reset but have you tried changing the channel as we've previouly brought up?

    Also you may want to make a new thread because this one has already been solved and it's a slightly different topic

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    Default Re: NEXUS 7 killing wifi for everyone in house!

    I put up a new thread.

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    The factory reset was a mistake because now its downloading all my apps on the terrible speeds and it is taking forever.

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    Default Re: NEXUS 7 killing wifi for everyone in house!

    Quote Originally Posted by GiantJay View Post
    The factory reset was a mistake because now its downloading all my apps on the terrible speeds and it is taking forever.

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    Which is why I said no need to do one...

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    I posted this to a similar post as this earlier. Dont know if it will help but it may be a good alternative to run your Nexus from.

    Several years ago I purchased one of those thrustmaster wifi keys that are designed to plug into one of your PC's USB ports, so my PS3 could connect to the net. It creates a wifi hotspot. I was very pleased to discover that the nexus 7 connects to it also and gets pretty decent download speeds (depending on your carrier I suppose). It does make my PC download things alot slower when its pulling alot of bandwith but it never has caused anything thats connected to it to be booted.

    Worth a shot I guess. Heck I paid like 20 dollars for mine and ive seen em cheaper online so its a pretty cheap fix Hope this helps!!!
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    Default Re: NEXUS 7 killing wifi for everyone in house!

    same problem solved by changing the router settings to off under the wifi protected setup. this still provides security and you will still have to enter a password to connect . all this does is deactivate the push button feature on the router to connect a device for the first time.

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