Wifi Issue - Obtaining IP Address
Hi there, I've been unable to connect my Xoom to my home Wifi network. My Xoom detects the network, and sees it as having "excellent" strength, but when I hit connect, I get a message saying "obtaining IP address", and then, nothing. Any ideas? Thanks.
- 02-28-2011, 11:58 AM #2
- 02-28-2011, 12:35 PM #4
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- 02-28-2011, 12:58 PM #7
It may be worth entering some info in manually and trying it to make sure there is not an issue with your Wifi. What I do would do is this. I do not have my Xoom in front of me but there should be a way you can enter in information manually.
Enter 192.168.1.253 as your IP address.
Subnet Mask should be 255.255.255.0 (You can check this in the router config page as well)
Gateway 192.168.1.1(?) Whatever your router page is
DNS: you will need to pull this info out of the router config page enter these in.
After doing these steps see if you can browse the internet. If you can't you may be having an issue with your Wifi on your Xoom.
- 02-28-2011, 02:46 PM #9
- 03-02-2011, 03:47 PM #11
unable to access via wifi
Any help would be much appreciated.
I can access wifi without issue UNTIL i try and access my own wifi at home.
If I do automatica (DHCP) it will connect but I do not get data packets. (no internet access). On my other computers I get data packets so this is not an issue with the wifi or indeed the motorola xoom (because i can access other wifi connections).
I have tried changing to static and inputting.
Example. my other computers static and working fine
Therefore, logic would tell me if i forced the MX with below but won't connect at all. Have tried
24 (network prefix length)
Above, it isnt even interested in connectings. Whereas when automatic it connects but no data packets (no internet access).
My wifi setttings are
medium (WEP 64bits)
and yep putting in the correct password.
I am at a complete loss. If someone can see the obvious I would be extremely thankful. Regards Sheepy
- 03-02-2011, 04:19 PM #12
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- 03-29-2011, 01:11 PM #19
Static IP: 192.168.1.150 - Just pick something out of your DHCP Range of this. So if your DHCP range is 1.10 - 1.25, you can just use 192.168.1.26 (static ip)
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 (This is also defined in your router config page and should be listed as subnet mask)
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1 (this will be whatever you go to to login to your router.)
DNS Server 192.168.1.1 or you can use googles of 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11
- 03-29-2011, 05:41 PM #20
- 03-29-2011, 09:40 PM #21Linux: The power beneath
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When I first got the Xoom, it connected fine to my WRT-54GL wireless. But a few days later it kept getting stuck on "obtaining IP address". I power cycled the Xoom- nope. I tried everything on the Xoom- nope. My Android phone was fine, so was my Wii. So I went into the Linksys and deleted the DHCP entry for the Xoom and for one other unknown/unnamed device and then tried to reconnect on the Xoom and it worked fine. I hope this is not "normal", since I have been using this router and WiFi devices for years without issue.
- 03-30-2011, 09:52 AM #22
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- 04-06-2011, 11:00 AM #24
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WiFi changing from static to DHCP by its self?
Having a WiFi issue with my 3g xoom. My work network uses static IP's. I've had my xoom for a month and it works most of the time.
Today it would not hookup to the internet. I checked settings and it was on DCHP instead of static. So I modified the settings to static. Still no connection and when I checked settings it was DCHP.
Then I told it to forget the network. Reentered it in static, hit connect, checked and it DCHP again. Then I told it to forget again. Restarted reentered in static. Same result. I catch a quick glimpse of "changing IP" message when it connects.
I also have no idea where it's pulling the IP from. It's the correct network, just not in the range of my router so no DNS info. My laptop works fine and so does my webos phone.
- 04-10-2011, 10:38 AM #25Linux: The power beneath
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I am still having lots of problems with the Xoom and only the Xoom. Additional people are reporting this behavior in other forums now, too. This morning, I rebooted the Xoom to try and get a connection and still could not. If I go into the "DHCP Clients Table" and delete the entry for the Xoom, which is named "android_b0159a526488e38b", then I can connect the Xoom again immediately.
If not try lowering your DHCP lease time, that way it clears your lease out faster. Most of them are set for a day(?) you could try lowering that to 6 hours to see if that clears up this issue.