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  1. Ben Paterson's Avatar
    I recently got a problem with my nexus 7. It connects to the internet but the WiFi icon is grey. Chrome works but the play store and YouTube etc does not work, if anyone can help I would be grateful

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    05-19-2013 10:09 AM
  2. MJKearney's Avatar
    Try rebooting your WiFi router. That's the easiest first step. Report back if it doesn't work (or even if it does work).
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    05-19-2013 07:09 PM
  3. Ben Paterson's Avatar
    I've tried this already but it has not worked

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    05-20-2013 05:07 AM
  4. rxgadget's Avatar
    Try turning airplane mode on waiting a but then off. Also can try flipping the wifi off and on. This is the only way I can get mine to work
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    05-20-2013 07:51 AM
  5. Ben Paterson's Avatar
    I have tried but it has not worked,thanks for the help

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    05-20-2013 09:19 AM
  6. jerrykur's Avatar
    If you have security on the router, and you should, make sure it is not WEP. It should WPA-PSK
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    05-20-2013 11:16 AM
  7. Ben Paterson's Avatar
    I just tried a WPA PSK one but I still have the same problem?

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    05-20-2013 12:00 PM
  8. lmvine's Avatar
    Mine does it (gray icon) when there are competing wifi on the same channel at about the same signal strength.
    It also seems to do more often with the latest Android update.

    It has become clear to me that the N7 is a beta device that Goog uses to test their software and probably hardware. Less enamored with it than initially. Concept great but implementation not so much.
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    05-20-2013 01:33 PM
  9. Ben Paterson's Avatar
    Have you found a way to fix it?

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    05-20-2013 02:41 PM
  10. lmvine's Avatar
    Have you found a way to fix it?

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    Nope. Not sure if "normal" or a Google issue.
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    05-20-2013 03:22 PM
  11. Ben Paterson's Avatar
    If you find out how to fix it could you give me a message and if I find out I'll give you a message

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    05-21-2013 06:50 AM
  12. lmvine's Avatar
    Turning off the wifi & turning it back on seems to help get connected. Didn't have to do this previously.
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    05-21-2013 01:22 PM
  13. lmvine's Avatar
    Also Wifi fixer app is said to help. I just downloaded it. We shall see.
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    05-21-2013 01:35 PM
  14. Ben Paterson's Avatar
    OK good luck

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    05-21-2013 01:58 PM
  15. Ben Paterson's Avatar
    I just tried WiFi fixer but no luck,hope it works for you

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    05-21-2013 02:46 PM
  16. lmvine's Avatar
    Wifi fixer seems to work for me but I need to try in more locations to be sure.
    There are other wifi "fix" apps in the play store. Maybe one of them would work.
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    05-22-2013 06:24 AM
  17. Ben Paterson's Avatar
    I'll have a look

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    05-22-2013 09:34 AM
  18. Ben Paterson's Avatar
    I have finnaly fixed it, what I have done is I installed smooth ROM and now the WiFi is working well :-)

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    05-29-2013 03:52 AM
  19. rxgadget's Avatar
    I have finnaly fixed it, what I have done is I installed smooth ROM and now the WiFi is working well :-)

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    Wonder what was done in the Smooth ROM to get wifi to stay blue and not swap to gray randomly.



    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
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    05-29-2013 03:56 AM
  20. lmvine's Avatar
    Wifi fixer seems to work for me but I need to try in more locations to be sure.
    There are other wifi "fix" apps in the play store. Maybe one of them would work.
    Well I tried in a location I used to work OK & it doesn't connect. Stays gray.
    Back to square 1. There are many discussions of this on net.
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    05-29-2013 01:50 PM
  21. itic's Avatar
    install wifi analyzer, check and possibly change your wifi channel. Check with manufacturer. If your using a single freq router that may also be a cause
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    05-30-2013 12:03 PM
  22. Ben Paterson's Avatar
    I too wonder how this fixed it ?

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    05-30-2013 01:08 PM
  23. rxgadget's Avatar
    install wifi analyzer, check and possibly change your wifi channel. Check with manufacturer. If your using a single freq router that may also be a cause
    I have do e everything and still continue to switch from blue to gray. The only way to resolve it is either turning on then off Airplane mode or tun off and on Wifi mode

    Sent from my N7
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    05-30-2013 01:16 PM
  24. itic's Avatar
    Im just prescribing whats worked for me. Best of luck.
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    05-30-2013 01:49 PM
  25. B-Mod's Avatar
    Go back to 4.1.2, that is the only way I could get reliable wi fi.....
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    06-01-2013 10:32 AM
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