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    Question Home WiFi Network Disabled

    I have an issue where my home WiFi networks show "Disabled" and won't automatically connect when I come in range. Long pressing the network and selecting "Connect" connects immediately. "Keep WiFi on during sleep" setting is set to "Always" and "WiFi Power Save Mode" from the "Service Mode" menu is turned "Off".

    Public Wifi networks such as McDonald's Wayport or Optimum Hotspot do not have this problem. Whenever I come in range of one of them, the phone connects automatically without any manual intervention.

    What does "Disabled" mean in terms of a WiFi access points?
    Has anyone had a similar problem?
    What else can I check to see what is causing this?

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    Default Re: Home WiFi Network Disabled

    I've noticed the same thing too, dude. Just started the other day as far as I can tell. Very odd.
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    I recently had the same or similar issue. Even when I tried to connect manually it would tell me that my home wifi was out of range. If I turned wifi off and on it connected automatically. I found that a setting had changed, the setting to keep wifi awake during phone sleep had been changed to off. I put it back and it's working again.


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    Default Re: Home WiFi Network Disabled

    I hate to say it it mite be a kernel issue so until Samsung fixes it no dice unless your gonna root it then idk that's up to you

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    Question Re: Home WiFi Network Disabled

    I've got the following:

    Baseband:
    I535VRLG7

    Kernel:
    3.0.8-993945-user
    se.infra@SEP-90 #1

    The VRALHE update makes no mention of changes to the radio so I doubt that will help. I'm rooted and I've swapped kernels before. But so far those always seem to break something else.

    For those that have seen the same issue, what baseband/kernel are you running?
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    Default Re: Home WiFi Network Disabled

    Yes, I know this will seem a simplistic post that some may rail at, but all troubleshooting is process of elimination.
    In general.... If something has been working fine and now suddenly it doesn't, you have to ask yourself "what has changed?" Did you install some new app on your phone that may be conflicting? Have you modified your wireless router settings? Have you updated the OS or "changed a setting or two while tweaking this or that"? Try narrow it down to the cause and address it. Sometimes a simple reboot (of router and/or phone) _does_ flush out caches and "fixes" issues.
    "Disabled" status on a network connection/profile typically means something is blocking (for lack of a better word) the connection. Parts of the connection info being passed are okay, but not all.
    I've often seen that simply changing the encryption method for your network via the router's admin panel (from AES to TPIK or vice versa, or setting to "auto") will address issues. If your router is set to filter on MAC addresses, make sure your phone's address is in the list.
    Often people will swear up, down and sideways, 'til they are blue in the face, that they typed their wi-fi network's password correctly when setting up the network on their phone, but when they use the "show password" option they will see a character or two typed wrong.
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    Default Re: Home WiFi Network Disabled

    i tried everything as you all have from checking router, leads, settings etc, finally found one thing that made my wi fi disabled was password which was case sensitive just double check i didnt think it would make difference but it did. hope it helps
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    I have this problem too. It started when I got a new modem router, an Asus N12U B1. I think it may have something to do with the security settings in the router but I am not going to change them. My phone is a LG p350. I have tried all the wifi stay awake apps but none of them work.
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    My guess is that you have the SSID Broadcast setting on your router turned off. That means your router is (more or less) invisible to WiFi devices. If this is the case, simply turning WiFi off and back on should enable your phone to connect, as will (usually) long pressing and choosing connect.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

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    Default Re: Home WiFi Network Disabled

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Hackenberg View Post
    I have this problem too. It started when I got a new modem router, an Asus N12U B1. I think it may have something to do with the security settings in the router but I am not going to change them. My phone is a LG p350. I have tried all the wifi stay awake apps but none of them work.
    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    My guess is that you have the SSID Broadcast setting on your router turned off. That means your router is (more or less) invisible to WiFi devices. If this is the case, simply turning WiFi off and back on should enable your phone to connect, as will (usually) long pressing and choosing connect.
    If that's not the case, and you're not sure what could be causing it, you may want to check and see if there is a firmware update available for your router.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    If that's not the case, and you're not sure what could be causing it, you may want to check and see if there is a firmware update available for your router.
    Or try rebooting your router. A reboot is the magic elixir for all kinds of electronic devices.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

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    Default Re: Home WiFi Network Disabled

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Hackenberg View Post
    I have this problem too. It started when I got a new modem router, an Asus N12U B1. I think it may have something to do with the security settings in the router but I am not going to change them. My phone is a LG p350. I have tried all the wifi stay awake apps but none of them work.
    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    My guess is that you have the SSID Broadcast setting on your router turned off. That means your router is (more or less) invisible to WiFi devices. If this is the case, simply turning WiFi off and back on should enable your phone to connect, as will (usually) long pressing and choosing connect.
    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    If that's not the case, and you're not sure what could be causing it, you may want to check and see if there is a firmware update available for your router.
    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    Or try rebooting your router. A reboot is the magic elixir for all kinds of electronic devices.
    Oh, yeah, I supposed I just assumed that!

    I remember back when I had my Thunderbolt, a bunch of folks over there had similar problems, and the eventual solution turned out to be upgrading the router firmware. IIRC, it was a certain model of Linksys was causing issues, but still, never hurts to check!
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    Default Re: Home WiFi Network Disabled

    Hi did u ever solve this problem with ur wifi. I'm having the exact same trouble,,,
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    Default Re: Home WiFi Network Disabled

    I just started having the same problem connecting to my home router and the problem is the phone since my Nexus 7 connects with no problems. Is there a fix out there?

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    quarter2five,
    Which "the same problem" are you having?
    Does your phone not even see the router? Does it see the router but not connect?
    Does it connect/drop/reconnect?
    Does it work correctly with any other routers (public WiFi, etc.)?

    You're going to have to provide more information if you'd like some help.

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    Thanks the problem was the router.
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    Default Re: Home WiFi Network Disabled

    Quote Originally Posted by quarter2five View Post
    I just started having the same problem connecting to my home router and the problem is the phone since my Nexus 7 connects with no problems. Is there a fix out there?

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    Strange, I can never get my Nexus 7 to connect to anything. Lol

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    Try wps ... that fixed my issue after turning off the wi fi sleep d settings
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    ha! my password was case sensitive! once I put caps on it connected straight away...thanks
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    I have exactly the same problem with my Zopo ZP980
    My home wifi gets recognized but always shows as "disabled".
    When I select it and choose "connect" it connects without problems.
    Thus it cannot be the router nor the password as the router doesn't know if I did a manual connection or if the phone did it automatically.
    I suspect that the automatic connection needs some delay between actions or the like.
    Strange is that it used to work the first couple of days after I got my phone.
    At work I have another password protected wifi which still connects without manual intervention so it is not consistent between networks.

    It may have to do something with an app which I have installed along the way but it can be very cumbersome to drill it down.
    Also the app theory doesn't explain why there is no problem with my work wifi.
    Possibly there is some file on the phone which influences the auto-connect behavior but I have no clue where to search for it.
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    Default Re: Home WiFi Network Disabled

    It may be as simple as one day you told it not to auto connect to the network. Try forgetting the network and then connecting to it again.

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    @ Vudumedic

    thanks for putting me into that direction again.
    I already had done the "forget" network procedure once but it seems that it wasn't enough.
    After your hint I deleted the connection from my router and from my android device and set it all up again this time using WPS.
    And presto: auto-connect is working again.
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    Unfortunately I cheered too early
    It worked for a few days and now I'm back at the same status as before.
    I. e. the automatic connection fails and the wifi status shows my home network as disabled.
    But when I click on the connection and select "connect" it immediately connect.
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    slandango,
    I don't know what a 'Zopo ZP980' is or how similar the Android setup is, but you should be looking at things like: battery saver apps; power save features; sleep policy for the Wi-Fi settings; etc.

    If you haven't tried clearing the system cache in Recovery mode you should try that.

    Factory Reset is another option (after backup, of course).

    And if your manufacturer offers some way of reloading the stock firmware that would be a final option.

    Of course, since the phone connects fine at work it could just be your router at home. Have you made sure it has the latest firmware? Have you reset it recently?

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    Default Re: Home WiFi Network Disabled

    Hello GSDer
    I already had tried to reset my router but without any improvement.
    As I already stated I can connect manually so the problem can definitely be solved on the phone.
    I have no clue why it sees my home wifi as disabled nor what causes this status.
    As I also wrote I had deleted the stored wifi on the phone as well as on the router and I re-connected using WPS. After that it had worked for 2 days, so I really doubt it is the router.
    After your hint I have cleared my system cache and I also did a reset (boot) on the phone but guess what - my home wifi is again shown as disabled :-(
    Reverting to a stock firmware or doing a full reset is not a real option.
    Although there is a chance that I may find out if it is an app or a setting which causes the problem the whole process would cause a lot of trial and error.
    It is not that I cannot live with manually connecting.
    I may even get tasker and try if I can solve the problem with some macro or the like
    I just asked this question to check if somebody else had a similar problem,
    or if someone knows what "disabled" on a wifi means and how this status gets set.
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