difficulty connecting to home wireless network

cornstarch

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so the new droid locates the wifi network, claims it has an excellent signal, and the settings screen says 'obtaining ip address from network' - droid churns for a while and then says 'unsuccessful' and gives no hints about what to do next - any suggestions?
 

jjenson

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Hmm seems like you might want to take the phone in cause I just tried and it should do it automatically once you put in the password. I just connected to 2 difference networks of neighbors with just pressing connect.

Try taking it in they can test in the verizon store and replace if necessary.
 

hatch.duffy

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I agree try taking it into the verizon store. I have been able to connect to my home as well as work and friends networks with no problem
 

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Stupid question, my home network shows on the Droid and it prompts me to enter the password which i do. It still can not connect. What other settings do I need to enter to connect to wifi? I am basically a router setting rookie. I can connect to neighbors unsecured no problem so i think it is a setting issue on droid or router. I use a linkseys router if it matters.

Thanks
 

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If your network isn't broadcasting it's SSID it'll never connect. I found this out the hard way. I always enter my info into my wireless device but I couldn't get the Droid to connect even though it was able to find my network. On a hunch I enabled my SSID and voila. I dislike having it show up so I then just edited which MAC addresses can connect to keep the riff raff out. Lol.
 

rip14

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Anyone find a fix for the not broadcasting SSID?

I hate to have my SSID broadcast on, but it looks like I will have to so my Droid can connect.
 
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Prior to bringing it in, try this:
1. I have the same problems and have baby camera's that run on the same frequency as my wifi. If you have these, try turning them off. Mine shows that I have a good broadcast, but I still can't get on.
2. My old phone system was on the same frequency. I changed systems and now I'm good.
3. I periodically need to reset my wifi and cable modem (modem first, then wifi).

If these don't work and you can't get any wifi, take it in.
 

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Broadcasting the SSID isn't necessary although if you think that somehow secures the network, it doesn't. Eitherway. I have successfully done this on a non broadcast ssid with both wpa and wpa2 settings. have not tried with wep but would advise anyone still running wep to move up to wpa2 preferrably. This "should" work.

I can only speak for myself but I have this working with both a Motorola Droid and and t-mobile MT3G.
 

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im having a hard time connecting to my home also...on my dinc it did it no problem just enter my password which is not 9 numbers but the x is asking me for 9 numbers i tried it twice with the 9 numbers on the back of the netgear thingy lol but have no idea what a ssid wep wap is but i do know if you call me a wop you could get a slap in my neughborhood lol :)
 

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