Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Nexus 7 won't connect to WiFi with home router

Today I pick up my Nexus 7 tablet and can not connect to my WiFi network. The WiFi on router is fine at home and all computers and iPad wor as it does. The tablet is able to see the network and says "Connecting", then "Obtaining IP Address" and "Scanning" but not connect. The first time I could use it to access internet. Then I reboot the router and got a little bit connection.

How to Fix Android Wi-Fi Connection issues on Nexus 7
* Turn off your tablet and reinsert battery and try it again.
* Try forgetting the network and then connect again.
* If you use security on Wi-Fi router, remove it. You may need to change the channel in your wireless router or access point.


  1. I've been able to connect my Nexus 7 tablet to wifi at work and numerous wifi hotspots but not the wifi in my home, which is regularly used to connect multiple devices (mostly Apple). It is an Apple Express router if that makes a difference, and it's connected to a Comcast rental modem (ubee).

    I have tried unplugging the modem and router and have also done the forget the network and connect again step. My Apple Express router has nothing on it to change and I'm hesitant to mess with the comcast modem as I don't want to risk not being able to connect my other computers.

    Any other suggestions? I ran a google search and most are saying this is a Nexus 7 problem and it appears it's not only with my Apple Express router. Is it possible there will be a fix in a Nexus 7 update soon? Other than this issue, I'm loving the Nexus 7 (and I'm a major Apple fangirl :) ).

  2. Try checking the date of your device. It may have the wrong date which might be causing problems.

  3. Ok so I came home today and my Tablet is not connecting to my home Wifi?!? I connect yesterday fine now it seems to cycle thru Obtaining/Scanning/Authenticating...and never connect. I have unpluged my router, removed my wifi and then re-connect to it with no success? WTF? Anyone else have this rather annoying issue?

  4. I am having the same problem, it shows my my home wi-fi selection as on, and when I hit connect on the tablet it oes to saved, secured with WPA/WPA2 but when I try to get on the internet it says I am not connected. Can someone help out here?

  5. I am having the same problem. All of my laptops are connecting but my Nexus 7 will not. My wifi shows as on in the settings. I have hit connect again. But it still does not work. Can someone help please?

  6. Go to "Settings" and, if "WiFi" is Off, turn it On by clicking on Off. It turns itself off automatically once in awhile.

  7. I worked all day on my brand new Nexus 7. I'm pretty good at research tech problems. Just couldn't connect properly even with proper settings.

    You have to whitelist the MAC address of your Nexus 7. A MAC address is a serial number of a network card in a computer.
    To find the MAC address in your Nexus 7: Settings, About, Other

    In your router configuration (usually go to in your internet browser) Find MAC Filtering, and set it to only allow the MAC addresses you enter, and then enter the MAC address of your Nexus 7.

    The good news is that other devices can't connect to your wireless router because you haven't whitelisted them. Hope this is helpful for at least one person.

  8. I spent all day trying to configure my brand new Nexus 7. Bought a used Linksys wireless G at a garage sale. All settings were connect and still it wouldn't work. Found a post by a guy on another site. You have to whitelist the MAC address of your Nexus 7.

    A MAC address is the serial number of the network card of a computer device. It has nothing to do with Mac's.

    You can find yours in your Nexus 7 by going to Settings, About, Other, write it down. It looks like this 60:04:6t:f8:3g:9d. That is just an example.

    Then you have to go to your router's settings. Usually done by going to in your internet browser, log into router, and find MAC filtering, enable it. Set it to accept only the MAC addresses you enter, and then enter yours. The good thing other devices who aren't entered here can't get into your network.

    Hope this is helpful to at least one person as I spent all day on it.