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How to Fix Wi-Fi Authentication Problem On Android

Last Updated On: August 19, 2016

why wont my phone connect to wifi network? You might have seen this issue for public WiFi network. Sometimes your phone not connecting to wifi even if it’s your network. Well, in this article, we are going to discussing authentication problem in wifi network and how to fix that easily.

Nowadays, smartphone devices are mostly used to access the internet. Most probably we are using it to browse facebook, chat with friends and surf the web. Generally, the internet by using the device takes place by two options. The first one is by using Data connection of the device and the second one is by using Wi-Fi connection. The internet by using data connection may work properly except the bad network. But, sometimes error occurs while using the internet via Wi-Fi connection. At that time, the error comes as authentication problem in wifi.

All of the users have faced authentication problem in WiFi network. It also happens with all of your android powered devices. This type of error also comes on your device, even when you have entered the true password for the particular network. Some of the users have also tried some fixes to solve the error, but the result is zero. So, for that users, here we are coming with some best fixes for Wi-Fi authentication error. In which, we are discussing the fix, by which you can solve the problem.

How to Fix authentication problem in wifi

In terms of the fix, we will discuss the number of the fix, by which you can get rid of the authentication error. So now, we are going to discuss the best fix to solve the Authentication error of Wi-Fi network connection. Take a look at it and select an appropriate fix for your device.

1.) Check the Password for particular Wi-Fi Connection :

This is the most efficient fix to solve the Wi-Fi authentication error. Whenever you entered the wrong password, this type of error comes surely. Generally, it occurs when you tried to connect with the secure network connection. In simple words, we can say that the wrong password is the strongest factor in causing an error. To solve this error, first of all, check the password of Wi-Fi network that you have entered.

authentication problem in wifi

Whenever you are entering the password, at that time, tick on the show password box. That will decrease the chances of typing of the wrong password. When you have entered the correct password, then it shows “Obtaining IP address” and then “Connecting“. Then, it shows connected and now you are free to use the internet by using Wi-Fi network. If this solution will not fix the problem, then use next one. 

2.) Reconnecting with the Wi-Fi Network Connection :

This is the simple fix to resolve the same Wi-Fi error. In which, you have to reconnect your device with Wifi network. To do so, follow the steps written below.

  • First of all, open the “Settings” on your android device.
  • Now, go to the “Wi-Fi” option under the section of “Wireless and Networks”.
  • Here, find the Wi-Fi network that you are trying to connect. Then, long press on the name of the network. It will open a pop-up on the screen of the device.
  • Now, on that pop-up, choose an option of “Forget network”.

Reconnecting with the Wi-Fi Network

  • After that, try to reconnect your device to that Wi-Fi network. At the time of reconnection, you should need to re-enter the password, which has been set up for that network.

Now, your connection should authenticate. If it is, then you will be able to use the internet via that Wi-Fi connection. If by using this fix, you do not get satisfaction about the solution, then try the next.

3.) By Switching the device into Airplane Mode :

This is not a special fix, but it does not mean that it does not work properly. So, whenever you facing the Wi-Fi authentication error, then try this fix. In this fix, you have to switch your device into Airplane mode. It means, your SIM card or cards will not longer be able to call someone, while your device is in airplane mode.

By Switching the device into Airplane Mode

After switching your device into airplane mode, now try to connect your device to Wi-Fi connection. Now, your device may connect to the Wi-Fi network.

4.) By Changing the Settings of IP Adress :

This fix is also useful to you to get rid of the authentication error. To perform this solution, just follow the simple steps mentioned below.

  • Go to the “Wi-Fi” option under the “Settings” of your device, as mentioned in the second fix.
  • Now, long press on the connection that you want to connect. It will open a pop-up for you.
  • On which, select the “Modify Network” option.
  • Then, tap on the “Show advanced options”.
  • In which, tap on the “IP Settings”. If your IP Settings has been saved as “DHCP” form, then change it to “Static”.

Wifi Advanced Option

  • Now, record all the info about a network in Static IP address, and then remove or delete it. Then, put the same info again and save it.

If you have followed the entire process properly, then your device should connect with Wi-Fi network without any of issue.

5.) Check the Wi-Fi is On or Not ?

This fix is a funny question, but sometimes it happens with all. In order to use the maximum internet, the users forget to turn on the Wi-Fi by mistakenly. It also happens sometimes accidentally. So, to check that whether the Wi-Fi is on or not, just drag the notification panel downside. Now, you should be able to see the whatever condition of Wi-Fi.

As a fix, you can also restart the modem or router. If there is the problem with those devices, then after restarting, it may solve. You can also restart your android powered device, which is also recommended as one of the fixes. If your device is not connected to the Wi-Fi network, then you should also have to check the range of the network. This error may also fix by changing the security protocol on a router. In which, just change the WPA settings.

Here, we have listed some of the fixes, by using which you can fix the authentication problem in wifi network. Always remember, all the solutions might work in most of the situations, but may not in all the conditions.

We hope that this discussion may helpful to you to resolve the authentication problem in wifi on android device. If you found that this tip is really useful and it really works, then also share it with the friends.

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About Mukesh Chauhan

Mukesh Chauhan is an Engineering Student, who loves to write about technology and gadgets. Currently he is studying and working as an Editor on Theandroidportal.com