1. mikejones2000's Avatar
    I'm having trouble getting my phone to connect to my wireless router at home. No matter what I try it says "invalid password." I even tried removing the password from my router. I can connect to other wifi just fine, my laptop is still connecting no problem. Any other ideas?

    Router is Linksys WRT54GL
    12-09-2012 10:01 PM
  2. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    I'm having trouble getting my phone to connect to my wireless router at home. No matter what I try it says "invalid password." I even tried removing the password from my router. I can connect to other wifi just fine, my laptop is still connecting no problem. Any other ideas?

    Router is Linksys WRT54GL
    Have you tried changing your router's security settings? Some devices just won't play nice with WPA settings but will work just fine with WPA2. I had to do this change when I got my Nexus 7, so it's worth the shot.
    12-10-2012 09:50 AM
  3. mikejones2000's Avatar
    I was using WPA2 already. I tried WEP and WPA and even disabled security but got the same message.
    12-10-2012 12:39 PM
  4. WinDude's Avatar
    My advice, although admittedly a bit of a pita, is to disable wep/wpa, and filter on MAC addresses. Added benefit is you do not have any SSL overhead, and don't have to remember any passwords. It's pretty easy to do on most wireless routers.
    12-10-2012 12:50 PM
  5. jg45's Avatar
    I have had this happen a couple of times. Rebooting the phone seems to take care of it for me.
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    12-10-2012 12:57 PM
  6. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    @mikejones
    After changing the security settings, did you try connecting any of your other devices to the network? Did it connect? I'd try after changing the security settings to reboot both your phone and the router and start fresh.
    12-10-2012 01:33 PM
  7. falconrap's Avatar
    My advice, although admittedly a bit of a pita, is to disable wep/wpa, and filter on MAC addresses. Added benefit is you do not have any SSL overhead, and don't have to remember any passwords. It's pretty easy to do on most wireless routers.
    This leaves the network vulnerable to sniffers that can pick up the MAC address, which can then be used to spoof a device and get access to the network. Not a great idea, unless you live in the boonies and don't anticipate any hackers living near you.
    12-10-2012 08:16 PM
  8. mikejones2000's Avatar
    I have had this happen a couple of times. Rebooting the phone seems to take care of it for me.
    thanks, this did the trick. Leaving the security off is out of the question, I live in an apartment with dozens of people that could possibly connect. I did try that just to see if I could connect though.
    12-10-2012 11:26 PM
  9. 1martini's Avatar
    I've reset the wireless network, rebooted the router, changed the passwords and network keys, tried both WPA and WPA-2 and rebooted my phone multiple times. The phone still tells me that the phone can't reach the Wi-Fi network. I've never had any trouble connecting any devide (iPhone, laptops, Kindle products, Android) to this wireless network. So freaking frustrated! Any assistance would be much appreciated.
    12-29-2012 01:55 PM
  10. Lee B's Avatar
    Does this phone connect to other secure WiFi networks? If it does, there must be something going wrong with the handshake. If not, it sounds like a bad phone. I haven't had any problem with WiFi connectivity, and best I can tell it's not a common problem, so it could well be hardware related.
    12-30-2012 10:37 PM
  11. Marcos Hidalgo's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem with a belkin router. Weird thing is it was working fine up until the afternoon now all the HD7's, iPod Touch 4, and laptops can connect with no problem. I've rebooted several times but no luck.
    01-05-2013 12:56 AM

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