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    Default S4 Will No Longer Connect to my Home Wireless Network

    This has been a gradual thing: When I arrived here (in NJ) and connected my Galaxy to my home network all was fine. Put the SID in once and the phone would connect when in range. Then about the middle of the week, the phone would see the network but I would have to enter the SID to reconnect. Now the phone sees the network, I put in the SID, it says it is connecting and then never does.

    How should I/can I trouble shoot? I have tried unplugging the router and then plugging it in again. Does not help. How do I reboot the Galaxy?
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    Default Re: S4 Will No Longer Connect to my Home Wireless Network

    Quote Originally Posted by tem#AC View Post
    This has been a gradual thing: When I arrived here (in NJ) and connected my Galaxy to my home network all was fine. Put the SID in once and the phone would connect when in range. Then about the middle of the week, the phone would see the network but I would have to enter the SID to reconnect. Now the phone sees the network, I put in the SID, it says it is connecting and then never does.

    How should I/can I trouble shoot? I have tried unplugging the router and then plugging it in again. Does not help. How do I reboot the Galaxy?
    To reboot, press and hold the power button. That should bring up a shut down option, and possibly a reboot option as well. Click either one.

    You can also try rebooting into recovery and clearing cache. See if that helps. Here is how: [Guide] Rebooting into Recovery Mode for the Galaxy S2, S3, and Tab2.
    Follow instructions for the S3.

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    Default Re: S4 Will No Longer Connect to my Home Wireless Network

    I've tried rebooting. Closing some apps. Uninstalling some apps (and rebooting after). Still no go. The phone refuses to connect to my home network. I suspect that new virus software I installed on my PC might have f'ed with my router. However everything else still connects fine including my Roku, my Kindle and my laptop. I have not had a chance to try the phone on another wireless network.

    Any suggestions please??
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    Default Re: S4 Will No Longer Connect to my Home Wireless Network

    Have you rebooted the router

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    Default Re: S4 Will No Longer Connect to my Home Wireless Network

    You know, maybe old age or maybe an undiagnosed learning disorder....... Since the sticker on the router with the SID was so small (and I kept having to enter it for the phone to connect) I wrote it down on a notepage. Well the first three characters were E1E. I wrote down 1E1. No wonder it would not connect (although it would be nice if you were given the reason as an error message). However both that router (in NJ) and my router here (in SC) usually does not automatically connect to the phone. I have to chose the router and enter the SID. Should not be......
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    Default Re: S4 Will No Longer Connect to my Home Wireless Network

    You do know you can go to your computer type in ip address of the router and you can set your own password to your wireless router rite? For windows computer (it has to be connected through a cat 5 wire) go to your start bar type in cmd pull up the command prompt type in ip config then you can simply type in the ip into your browser and bingo you can access the firmware on the router set up a password for administrative use then set up your router password

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    Default Re: S4 Will No Longer Connect to my Home Wireless Network

    Quote Originally Posted by metle_geek View Post
    ...For windows computer (it has to be connected through a cat 5 wire) go to your start bar type in cmd pull up the command prompt type in ip config then you can simply type in the ip into your browser and bingo you can access the firmware on the router set up a password for administrative use then set up your router password...
    Mettle, were you drinking heavily when you typed that?

    Edit to add: can't believe that was my first post here, but you can't be serious about what you typed.
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    Default Re: S4 Will No Longer Connect to my Home Wireless Network

    Um yes I am serious cmd opens your windows command line ip config = ip configuration.. it will pull up your ip# type your ip # into your Internet browser search bar it should pull up the screen for the administrative user name and password password if your reading it off of a sticker it's default network user/password so type those in and edit and change your stuff its really simple

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    Default Re: S4 Will No Longer Connect to my Home Wireless Network

    Your going to have to have a wired connection to do this or else it won't don't work overwifi

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    S4 Will No Longer Connect to my Home Wireless Network-capture.pngstart bar go to the section where you type it in cmd click it type in ipconfig

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\administrator>ipconfig

    Windows IP Configuration


    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : 00000::00000:000:0000:000000
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 111.111.1.111
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 111.111.111.1
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 111.111.1.1

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{all edited your not getting my ip# }:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    C:\Users\administrator>

    you take the ip default gateway address type it into your internet browser and boom
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    Default Re: S4 Will No Longer Connect to my Home Wireless Network

    Up until your last post, you were saying to type in your ip address. In your last post you finally say to use the gateway ip address (big difference). That will probably be correct for most users. Also, once both of my wireless access points were setup, I've never needed to be wired to them again regardless of what changes I was making.
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    Default Re: S4 Will No Longer Connect to my Home Wireless Network

    Quote Originally Posted by abcomputin View Post
    Up until your last post, you were saying to type in your ip address. In your last post you finally say to use the gateway ip address (big difference). That will probably be correct for most users. Also, once both of my wireless access points were setup, I've never needed to be wired to them again regardless of what changes I was making.
    From what I've read you have to be physically connected guess I could be wrong never tryed it over wifi

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