I have been using the XOOM tablet for over a year now and it has always been great with never a hint of a problem.The other day I bought a new phone and couldnt connect to my wi-fi from the phone so I started fooling around thinking I could do something about it. I could not and in the interim I could no longer access my Xoom tablet via wi-fi. I dont know if I did something or was it just coincidental that the Xoom would no longer work at that time. I tried just about everything I could think of on the xoom setup screen but to know avail. My router works for my Netflix and my laptop but not for my phone or the Xoom so I assume the trouble isnt in the router as it has always worked perfectly in the past. Would appreciate any help as I have been going crazy for the last two days. When I do try to connect the Xoom at times attempts to connect but never does.
I did try powering of and on again on the router
Last edited by Gibel; 08-22-2012 at 11:51 AM.
08-22-2012 11:47 AM
Welcome to the forum. Glad you decided to join us. Also you might see if there's a software update for your router. For the Xoom try a soft reboot, press and hold the power button and the volume up button together until the Xoom starts to reboot, then release them both.
Originally Posted by Gibel
Nexus 4 - CyanMod 10.1
SGS-II - Rooted - Jedi Mind Trick VX3
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Having same problem. Xoom links to hotspot on phone and when new Verizon modem/router was put in today, put in code (also tried the WPS button which worked fine for LG blue ray for tv) and it worked fine. Got laptop online also and now Xoom just keeps "authenticating" router/modem and will not connect. Re-booted Xoom, also turned off Xoom and router/modem and still same "authenticating. Also did reboot of Xoom. Please help! Rick
you should never use wps to setup your wireless router network (disable it if possible-unless you want to be hacked easily-we are talking your entire network and internet compromised within hours) manually set up the wpa2 aes and use a random alpha numeric with symbols at least 8 char long, and change the default SSID, and disable wifi remote access to router settings.
change default router setting username/password.
tell xoom to forget wifi network
Turn off all devices (Xoom, PC, whatever connects wirelessly)
wait 5 min, plug modem back in
Wait a min plug router back in
Turn on all devices/connect them (so all are assigned Mac addresses/IP)
Turn on Xoom, reconnect manually to network (enter key)
In future you may have to periodically 'power cycle' router and modem by unplugging and waiting/powering back up, usually this is indicative of a problem with ip conflict, or with your connection to house (especially if a cable connection)
Last edited by rive; 01-31-2013 at 02:02 PM.
Wise words. I like to disable DHCP, set everybody to static ip and use mac address filtering. I also turn off broadcasting and turn the power down if available. Every little bit helps.
Originally Posted by rive
Annoying signature, but not as annoying as yours
I prefer dhcp and set reservation of IP addresses (I have 10 devices on router- 8 wireless, and 2 LAN) that way all my ip's are static.
I use Mac address filtering, but that is easy to spoof. My renewal is set for 24 hours, and my key 600 second renewal, my router firewall is set to filter ident and anonymous requests
Last edited by rive; 02-04-2013 at 11:54 AM.