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    Default Wireless lockout.

    I don't know how else to describe it. When I leave my N7's wireless on for an undetermined amount of time, every other device that has already pulled a lease and had been working is unable to reconnect to the network. As soon as I turn wireless on the N7 off, data starts to flow to the other devices again.

    Please tell me there is something I can do! Thanks all.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
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    Default Re: Wireless lockout.

    Maybe its your router setting. Maybe you only allowed one wireless connection on a single time?

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by fargleblargen View Post
    I don't know how else to describe it. When I leave my N7's wireless on for an undetermined amount of time, every other device that has already pulled a lease and had been working is unable to reconnect to the network. As soon as I turn wireless on the N7 off, data starts to flow to the other devices again.

    Please tell me there is something I can do! Thanks all.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
    Just to get this out of the way, I'm assuming you've power-cycled the router already to soft-reset it?

    That is very strange. Do the other devices still show as "connected" to the wireless access point (your router)? In other words, does it show that it is connected yet the Internet just doesn't work OR do the devices show no wireless connection at all?

    Assuming the former is the case, there are a few things that could cause that off the top of my head...either something is messing with the DNS settings or the N7's wifi is interfering with the other devices or something else...

    Any additional info you can provide would be helpful
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    Just to get this out of the way, I'm assuming you've power-cycled the router already to soft-reset it?

    That is very strange. Do the other devices still show as "connected" to the wireless access point (your router)? In other words, does it show that it is connected yet the Internet just doesn't work OR do the devices show no wireless connection at all?

    Assuming the former is the case, there are a few things that could cause that off the top of my head...either something is messing with the DNS settings or the N7's wifi is interfering with the other devices or something else...

    Any additional info you can provide would be helpful
    I have power cycled many times. Other devices do show as connected but their connection just doesn't work until in turn the N7 wireless off.

    Also no new devices can connect even though they see the network broadcasting its name, until I turn the N7 wireless off.

    I've tried setting up the wireless connections manually on every device but the N7. Maybe I'll try that next and just give it a static IP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fargleblargen View Post
    I have power cycled many times. Other devices do show as connected but their connection just doesn't work until in turn the N7 wireless off.

    Also no new devices can connect even though they see the network broadcasting its name, until I turn the N7 wireless off.

    I've tried setting up the wireless connections manually on every device but the N7. Maybe I'll try that next and just give it a static IP.
    See this thread here... maybe static IPs are the answer?


    Just out of curiousity, what type of router do you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    See this thread here... maybe static IPs are the answer?


    Just out of curiousity, what type of router do you have?
    I'll let you know the results of a static IP later this evening. The router is a Netgear WNDR3800 N600 link on Amazon here
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_nobody View Post
    I was having a similar problem.

    With router set to N only, Nexus refused to connect to internet.
    With router set to B/G/N mixed, Nexus connects fine but other wireless devices in the house are unable to connect.
    With router set to G only, all devices work great... although I'm stuck with using Wireless G speeds.

    However, I don't really mind the G speeds as it's still plenty fast for anything I do on a tablet or my other wireless devices. Whenever any heavy downloading is done... it's done on a wired PC... so no big deal.

    I don't know if it's an issue with the wireless router I have or what... but eventually down the road I will upgrade to a quality wireless router. Right now i'm using this POS router/modem combo my Internet service provider gave me.

    So conclusion: Try setting your wireless router to G only, N only etc... and see which one works for you and allows ALL your devices to connect without problems.

    EDIT: Just switched over to N only and now it's working for some reason. But yeah... BGN mixed only allows the Nexus to connect and nothing else. So try one of the "ONLY" modes on your router.
    Last edited by x Pervy Sage; 01-16-2013 at 01:25 AM.
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    Default Re: Wireless lockout.

    A firmware update was available so I've upgraded from 1.0.0.25 to 1.0.0.44. Quite a few revision jumps and I'm rather embarrassed I didn't do this sooner!

    I will update in a few days but I'm betting this fixes the issue as I can't see how Google would have released the device with such an obvious issue.

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    It seems that the firmware update has solved the issue. Apologies for not posting sooner, I didn't want to jump the gun.

    This does bring another question to light.

    I wonder what technology changes in the last 5 years are causing the firmware to have to be updated for such a strange issue. Especially because this is the second unrelated device that has bad this issue with a combination of Windows, iOS, RIM and android devices on the network.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
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    Default Re: Wireless lockout.

    Quote Originally Posted by fargleblargen View Post
    It seems that the firmware update has solved the issue. Apologies for not posting sooner, I didn't want to jump the gun.

    This does bring another question to light.

    I wonder what technology changes in the last 5 years are causing the firmware to have to be updated for such a strange issue. Especially because this is the second unrelated device that has bad this issue with a combination of Windows, iOS, RIM and android devices on the network.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
    Not sure, it could have to do with different devices using different wireless technology and frequencies to connect...?
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