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Wifi Authentication Problem

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Last response: in Android Tablets
September 8, 2013 10:42:32 PM

I have an Android Tablet. Whenever I try to connect it always says Authentication Problem. I tried forgetting then connecting and entering the password but nothing worked. I even rebooted but still nothing. Help?

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a b Ë Android
September 9, 2013 2:12:52 PM

Resetting the router often fixes that error.
You can either prod a paper-clip into the tiny "Reset" hole and hold for 15 seconds.
or unplug the router from mains supply then plug it back in.

In either case, wait until the router has finished establishing a connection to your ISP before trying to connect your tablet.
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a c 167 Ë Android
September 11, 2013 12:25:24 PM

Make sure the tablet wifi can connect to the security settings you have set on the router, check the manual to it.
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January 30, 2018 11:32:54 AM

Phillip Corcoran said:
Resetting the router often fixes that error.
You can either prod a paper-clip into the tiny "Reset" hole and hold for 15 seconds.
or unplug the router from mains supply then plug it back in.

In either case, wait until the router has finished establishing a connection to your ISP before trying to connect your tablet.


Oh my god this is horrible advice, you just described to end-users how to factory-reset their router!!! :kaola:  This is not at all helpful!

If you are reading this and don't know what a factory-reset is DO NOT FOLLOW THIS PERSONS ADVICE! A normal router reset can be done by simply unplugging power and plugging it back in.
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a b Ë Android
January 30, 2018 12:16:24 PM

skierplaterandy said:
Phillip Corcoran said:
Resetting the router often fixes that error.
You can either prod a paper-clip into the tiny "Reset" hole and hold for 15 seconds.
or unplug the router from mains supply then plug it back in.

In either case, wait until the router has finished establishing a connection to your ISP before trying to connect your tablet.


Oh my god this is horrible advice, you just described to end-users how to factory-reset their router!!! :kaola:  This is not at all helpful!

If you are reading this and don't know what a factory-reset is DO NOT FOLLOW THIS PERSONS ADVICE! A normal router reset can be done by simply unplugging power and plugging it back in.


That not a reset, that call a reboot. Doesn't sound like you know what you are talking about.
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January 30, 2018 2:28:16 PM

rgd1101 said:
skierplaterandy said:
Phillip Corcoran said:
Resetting the router often fixes that error.
You can either prod a paper-clip into the tiny "Reset" hole and hold for 15 seconds.
or unplug the router from mains supply then plug it back in.

In either case, wait until the router has finished establishing a connection to your ISP before trying to connect your tablet.


Oh my god this is horrible advice, you just described to end-users how to factory-reset their router!!! :kaola:  This is not at all helpful!

If you are reading this and don't know what a factory-reset is DO NOT FOLLOW THIS PERSONS ADVICE! A normal router reset can be done by simply unplugging power and plugging it back in.


That not a reset, that call a reboot. Doesn't sound like you know what you are talking about.


As if a standard end-user would typically understand the nuance between reset/reboot/power-cycle. If genuinely resetting router settings back to their default state was the goal, the post made it sound very simple for anyone to do. Depending on their configuration it might be impossible for many end-users to set up their router following a factory reset without contacting their ISP for login credentials etc. Depending on the router the user may have to set up wifi credentials again etc. Most people don't even know how to log into the web interface on their router. None of this was covered in that post.

Unless it's suspected the user has changed settings badly, it's not even likely to fix the problem if a power-cycle would not have done so.
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