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    Default Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    Hey everyone-

    So, I've had my tablet now for about 4 months and the wifi speed was awesome before; now all of a sudden the wifi completely sucks. Even sitting right next to my router.

    I reset the wifi, cleared the ram, uninstalled a bunch of apps, reset the tablet, everything I could think of. But the connections still time out when trying to watch a video, or even trying to refresh tumblr. My Internet is fine. Works great for all computer and anyone else who connects to it. I have a Galaxy 3 phone, but it's always been a bit slow. I reset my modem\router, nothing changed.

    What is happening?
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 03-02-2014 at 05:40 PM.
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    Default Re: Galaxy note 10.1 2014 ed. WIFI suddenly sucks

    Change channels on your wifi/tablet.... Some channels are better than others..... Get wifi tester app so you can monitor and establish where problem may be.... Wifi is invisible... Only visual numbers (from test app) will tell you where to look...

    https://play.google.com/store/search...0tester&c=apps

    This is one I use, don't know if its any better than all the others, but woks for me...

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....wifi.analyzer

    Dale
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    Default Re: Galaxy note 10.1 2014 ed. WIFI suddenly sucks

    Is everything else that connects via wireless to your router working okay?
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    Default Re: Galaxy note 10.1 2014 ed. WIFI suddenly sucks

    Everything else is fine. I've unplugged the router, reset everything.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    What brand of router?
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    I am having connectivity issues myself. It won't stay connected. Sometimes it's worse than other times, but i haven't really narrowed down why. When I am connected to my droid dna hotspot it doesn't do the same thing. I want to get a new router anyway.

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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    It's gotta be your routers... I've had no issues and I use mobile hot spot

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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    Try getting one of the WIFI analyzer apps at Google Play and maybe it will give you some clues as to what up!

    Here is one I use... https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....wifi.analyzer

    Dale
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    I've had nothing but problems with my wifi disconnecting. There are only two wifi signals in the area. I've tried all different channels but to no avail. It just randomly disconnects. It's not a router issue because my wife is connected to the same wifi with her ipad air and it never disconnects. These tablets obviously have a wifi issue that hasn't been worked out yet.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    "Obviously" implies that this is a widespread problem. I've had mine since the beginning of the year and my wife had had hers since it was originally released. Not a single Wi-Fi issue or any of these other issues people have been complaining about.

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    I've been stumbling with this problem myself, bought a new router as it was mostly happening at home but it hasn't gotten better. So far my only clues are that the messages are usually 'certificate expired', and that it seems to maybe have something to do with Java. It actually does seem to be quite widespread if you Google along those lines. The Java connection is a guess as my laptop connects fine, as does my smartphone, but three weeks after purchase my tablet started getting kicked. My ADSL supplier uses Java based redirects in some of its protocols and when the laptop tried connected they displayed just fine, the smartphone is to basic to grasp them but the tablet got the tech version of hiccups and has been stuck ever since. This idea was reinforced when I tried to download a Java for android option and the only thing I could get it to display linked back to my home line carrier.

    Sorry for the detail but I'm beyond frustrated having to log back in every 20 mins and am desperately hoping to find common ground with any one else to make a real start.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    I just updated my tablet to Android 4.4.2 and now it doesn't even find my Wi-Fi even though my computer and my phone find it normally.
    It just shows some of my neighbors' networks and if I tether my mobile network through my phone it works. I tried to reset the router but it didn't help.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    I've been having same issue with my tablet dropping my wifi while the other 5 tablets, pc's & cell 's in the house are fine. I got my GN @ Best Buy & took it in (since I had to go there for something anyway) & the rep @ the Samsung counter did what she called a " re-flash" & it's been better since. It wasn't a reset & it didn't wipe anything from my device. Anyone who s having issues & got their GN there can give it a try, couldn't hurt!
    Last edited by DMarie04; 04-28-2014 at 11:02 AM. Reason: not finished
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    It makes sense that it would be an address problem between the router and the tablet. It seems like samsung uses some proprietary type of licensing for the address and doesn't play well with others.

    After the kitkat update its worse than ever. I'm constantly being kicked off the wifi. The tablet disconnects from the wifi and never gets a new ip address until I turn the wifi off and back on again. Definitely the tablet acting up.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    I had the same wifi issues before the kitkat update. With the update the wifi issues remain.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    Did a quick speedtest after upgrading to kit Kat. Personally my wifi isn't impacted.Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues-uploadfromtaptalk1399223330768.jpg

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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    Is there a way to fix this? It's really pissing me off haha. My tablet works fine at work, but at home it's been a pain.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    Maybe quality and accuracy of wifi access point at home is not as good as one at work.... Remember not all hardware is created equal... Things vary between brand names....

    Dale
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Stearley View Post
    Hey everyone-

    So, I've had my tablet now for about 4 months and the wifi speed was awesome before; now all of a sudden the wifi completely sucks. Even sitting right next to my router.

    I reset the wifi, cleared the ram, uninstalled a bunch of apps, reset the tablet, everything I could think of. But the connections still time out when trying to watch a video, or even trying to refresh tumblr. My Internet is fine. Works great for all computer and anyone else who connects to it. I have a Galaxy 3 phone, but it's always been a bit slow. I reset my modem\router, nothing changed.

    What is happening?
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    Hi everyone, ive had the 10.1 2014 edition since day one and was also fine for a period of time. Then found my self with constaint stalling or freezing while watching video and bad times would drop of the network. Also other devices were fine, between my family, basically every other samsung device plus pcs. Reboots on devices and routres were temporary fixes. After having this problem for months i read this forum and downloaded wifi analyser, found everyone in my street is channel 6 so moved to empty channel, was better but problem still happened but less often. I also moved the device with analyser around my routre to see if my or other networks got stronger or weaker, this helped a lot because within 30 cm or 1 foot alot of things changed and in one spot my network got very weak and there suddenly another 10 or so networks appear. Moved same distance in other direction and most networks dissappeared and mine became the strongest by far. Looked at interference next, i use a fiber optix internet that comes with paytv and home phone package. So there is 3 devices all right next to each other behind my tv and computer. I also live in a linked or terrace home and all my devices were on that connecting wall, new people moved in recently and their internet and tv is just on the otherside of my wall. I moved just a few inches and noticd a difference. Because my routres come together you cant move them much so i went out and got 3 10m or 30 feet rj45 cables and moved my wifi routre away from everything else and perfection... i watched streaming HD video on my 10.1 for 2 hrs straight without so much of a hint of problems. No although i said before my other devices were not impacted what is actual fact is they were not Noticably impacted as wifi performance on all devices improved. So from my experience it appears the 10.1 2014 ediition is just more sensitive to wifi degregation/interference then other samsung devices.
    I know we all have or think we have different issues but i hope this may help otheres to resolve their issues, all the best
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    I also have Samsung galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition and it has stopped scanning my wifi , however all other devices - my laptops , samsung phones S3 and grand are connected to wifi as usual .

    Anyone knows what could be the problem ?
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    The obvious thing to check is that you don't have WiFi turned off or airplane mode turned on.
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    I fixed the problem!! You need to change the encryption standard of your wlan-password from TKIP-AES to TKIP right then it works fine.
    You can do this in your router's settings.

    Somehow kitkat4.4.2 cant seem to handle AES+TKIP
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas Nicfis View Post
    I fixed the problem!! You need to change the encryption standard of your wlan-password from TKIP-AES to TKIP right then it works fine.
    You can do this in your router's settings.

    Somehow kitkat4.4.2 cant seem to handle AES+TKIP
    Umm.... MIght be conflict on "security" parameters....

    AES...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance...ption_Standard

    TKIP..
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempora...grity_Protocol

    Preliminary look at my access point, it will allow one or the other but not both (Amped Wireless AP) .. Guess it needs further investigation... Maybe this Is why its never been issue for me as it is defaulted to AES...

    Dale
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    Default Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: WIFI issues

    You can also setup a guest network in routers settings and connect to that..

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