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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3.2 Android, Kernel version 2.6.36.3, 32 GB Wi fi not connection to wi fi keeps on looping obtaining an IP address

I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3.2 Android, Kernel version 2.6.36.3, 32 GB Wi fi on Oct 7, 2011 from Amazon. In January of this year we switch on the Tablet to begin using it The problem, I am not able to get the Wi fi to connect, it keep saying that it is obtaining an IP Address and it continues to loop. It only connected the first time which was the first week of January since then I am not able to use the tablet because it cannot go online. Please for a solution

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Hi there,

To be able to find out the MAC address of your Samsung Galaxy phone, please do the steps below:

1. Press the Menu button, under the display on the left hand side.
2. A menu panel appears onscreen. Press Settings.
3. The phone's Settings menu appears. Press Wireless Controls.
4. From the Wi-Fi Controls Menu, press Wi-Fi Settings.
5. Press the Menu button (to the left under the display).
6. A menu pops up onscreen. Press Advanced.
7. The 12-character MAC address is listed in this menu.

There you go, you just have to add the MAC address where required in the appropriate place in the Wi-Fi router's configuration set up.

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Posted on Nov 09, 2010

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SOURCE: Samsung Galaxy GT-I9000 keeps trying

  • Go into settings
  • Wireless and settings
  • Wi-Fi settings
  • Click on the menu botton and select advanced
  • Select use static IP
  • IP address would be a random IP address from your wireless router
  • Gateway would be the gateway address from your wireless router
  • The netmask is your subnet mask address
  • The 2 DNS addresses are your Default Ip address from your own router and wireless switch
  • If you have issues copy the details from the Ipconfig /all command from Dos

Posted on Jan 02, 2011

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SOURCE: I have Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-15503. Android 2.1.

Wi-fi has been known to eat up the battery life on ALL devices it's on.
That's just the way it functions.
If you really want to save battery on your phone, disable wireless, bluetooth and 4G connections you may have, dim the screen to it's lowest setting and change the display timeout to a very low time.

Posted on Mar 10, 2011

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SOURCE: I had recently purchased Samsung

Dear Meghna you have not mentioned the wifi router make and moel
no problem
for this you have to go to your router web admin to add your device as WPS client this will solve the problem
for that all the models are differently configured so you have to try playing with the settings yourself, if you jumble up the settings of you wifi router there is a reset switch in all the routers that restors your router to factory settings.
if you find my information useful dont forget to vote me with the thumbsup thankyou and take care Gagan Gupta

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

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By default Androids phones (including Samsung Galaxy Tab) are set to automatically configure IP address, Gateway, Netmask and DNS address of wi-fi network.
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  1. On Home screen, press Menu key.
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  2. Tap Settings
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  3. Tap Wireless and network.
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  4. Tap Wi-Fi Settings.
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  5. Press Menu key again.
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  6. Tap Advanced.
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  7. Enable "Use Static IP".
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