I bought the Acer tablet on Sunday and cannot use it at home. It doesn't recognize my router. My Toshiba laptop works fine using this router. I went to Starbucks this afternoon and it worked just fine.
I'm frustrated and don't know what to do to rectify the situation. Please help. Thanks
11-15-2011 10:34 PM
Sorry but not being computer savy I have no idea what you're talking about. My Acer works at Best Buy and Starbucks but not at home. My Toshiba laptop works fine from my router. I'm stumped.
My problem is the diner I have breakfast. I connect to their router fine. It says the connection is good but I still can,t get on the WEB. The tablet fails to down
Load even Google.com. Are there any suggestions?
Oy. I'm neither a noob or a networking expert, but the freaking connect button on my network turns to disabled as soon as I switch to 'static'. Never connected with my A500 to anything. Of course my wireless network works fine with many other devices.
Edit: Just to update, I found a thread on XDA with someone who's getting this exact problem where the connect button is disabled when you try to enter a static IP, and the Iconia has an IP populated that's not on my network which won't go away no matter how many times you do factory resets with a paperclip or restore factory settings in settings. The person on XDA returned his. I got my 10s8u on cyber monday at best buy and they aren't carrying them anymore so I have until 1/24 to see if they get 16gb units in and maybe they'll replace it for me, otherwise I'm going to have to just return it and take my money back.
Last edited by Karlzbad; 01-04-2012 at 11:50 AM.
I am using this method since day 2 and it is working perfectly.
Anyway, sometimes when I wake up my tablet, I have not connectivity even wifi is connected I have no ping to router, but a short wifi Off, Wifi On normally solves the issue.
Hope soemday we get a real fix to this.
My issue is that my tablet says I have internet connection thru router but when I click on browser it says it can't connect. I got this tablet for Christmas and still have yet to get it up and going. The laptop and computer work fine so I can't imagine it is the actual internet causing this problem. I did the factory reset already and that didn't change anything, any ideas?
I haven't been on here in a while, but I've tried several custom ROMS only to find they all have the dreded wifi issue. I'm currently running Civato's Flexstriker ROM which has a DHCP lease patch that has seemed to fix the wifi issue. Been running this rom for a week or so with no wifi drop. Maybe this will help tabbers who know how to flash custom software. As far as the static ip, I have a Cisco router and have almost every device setup as static ip for the longest time. Nothing seems to fix it except for the patch built into Civato's ROM.
Last edited by joeydownsouth; 01-25-2012 at 06:08 PM.
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Don't know if you are still checking this but had a question.
Originally Posted by alphawave7
Did everything and it connected instantly but I can not surf on the internet or when on market can not download any apps or update.
Nearly a year and a half later, same issue
UPDATE: If anyone cannot press the 'Connect' button because it is grayed out, try out something that worked for me.
Originally Posted by Karlzbad
The solution is so idiotic, it defies comprehension. All the fields for my Static IP were already filled out. The IP address, Network Prefix, DNS, etc.
I was sitting here wondering WHY the stupid CONNECT button is gray. Then I was like, "Man, if I was a real moron and I was writing software for this tablet, I would write some code that forces the user to retype all the information that is automatically put into the fields before allowing them to even think about pressing the CONNECT button. Yeah, that's so stupid it must be genius. Promotion here I come!"
Sure enough, I went field by field, reentering the info that was already in those fields. Once I retyped the info that was in the Network Prefix field, the CONNECT button became available, and I was able to connect instantly. Now let's hope it actually STAYS connected, something it was atrocious at using DHCP.
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16 months later, I am having the same problem.
I used to use DHCP, but I got tired of my Wifi being connected and "STRONG" one minute, then not being able to connect at all. Either "Obtaining IP" that it refuses to obtain, or it doing nothing, just continuing to show my network name.
I googled and found this forum, but I can't click the "Connect" button after I input all the settings for a Static IP.
Last edited by EricVMo; 05-08-2013 at 08:05 PM.
The Connect button won't appear unless the tablet receives a stable radio signal carrying the associated ssid. What you describe seems to be a radio reception problem, not a dhcp issue. There may also be some other radio source nearby that is competing in the same bandwidth. That may explain the intermittent nature of the problem. Some Iconia owners experience more stable WiFi when Bluetooth is turned off. You may also want to consider trying a different router/AP. Some APs are more stable than others.