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Can't connect to a wifi network, it shows "disabled".

Have a Lenovo A269, gingerbread 2.3. I've used it very little the last few months. On another thread you can read that I haven't even transferred my contacts yet. So haven't dropped it, no damage whatsoever.

As of today it refuses to connect to a wlan network. I have only tried three, my home and 2 public hotspots, all unsecured. First it says "obtaning ip address", then "remembered", then it drops the connection and says "disabled".

Restarted my phone, same thing. I know my home connection is ok because I'm connected right now typing this.

Any suggestions? Is a factory reset in my immediate future? Which I don't care as I've only added a few apps to this phone and that's it.


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2.3 is getting old

First, backup so you're ready to factory reset.

Second, have it forget all networks to date. This varied with each Android so I don't go beyond the forget or delete advice. Folks, sorry, Android is that nutty.

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Yes, new phone with old OS

Bob, thanks, I did have it "forget" the networks and now it's working. I was afraid it might be the wireless adapter.

Will update if it starts doing it again.

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wifi network

Once you can check your wifi setting or you can install wifi from play store.

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(NT) Why do that when the old forget networks worked?
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I may be late in answering this but I recently had this issue and was going mad solving it and trying each and every method. There is no fixed solution for this anywhere, just trial and error. Mentioned below are the solutions you can try.
1. Forget the WiFi access point and reconnect with correct password (if it has any)
2. Restart your phone and/or router.
3. Check if your phone gets connected to other WiFi. Maybe try creating a hotspot from another phone and check if it's connecting.
4. Check if other devices are getting connected to the WiFi router.
5. Login to the router admin panel and check and verify is settings like if it's having MAC filtering on (needs to be off).
6. Check if it's broadcasting using 802.11 b/g/n, or just 802.11 n. Older phones do not support 802.11 n [this was my problem]

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