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Extremely strange issue. I recently cannot connect to wi- fi at my house or my business with my android maxx phone. It will connect for a few seconds then it disconnects. I tried connecting at my sisters house no problem and I stayed connected. Other peoples phones have no problem connecting to my wi-fi. I have both modems at both locations secured and I am putting the correct password in. It also will not save or let me add the modems to my network. At my sisters house no problem. I dont get it. I dont know who to ask , my cell phone company or my cable company or a exorcist. Why cant i connect to my own wi-fi but i can connect to other peoples and I'm the only one that cant connect to mine ? Have I been hacked ?

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It sounds like you have a dual band router which has two wifi signals .. 2.4 htz And 5 htz. You might find you are better off on the 5 htz as this gets less interference.if this is not the solution try logging on with this phone but when it gives you the sSid of the router you wish to log into, go far right arrow and look for "forget this network" that will remove any previously saved password for that network then re-enter correct password and the conflict should go away.

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    ad-network-manually.png If the problem is with the hidden network, you can try to add the network manually. In Android Wi-Fi settings open menu and tap to add a network manually. You must enter the correct SSID and authentication type and password in order to connect to the network. If both the credentials are correct, the Android phone will be able to connect to the network.
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    I don't know the exact reason behind this, but it might be a bug in Android. I have seen many people getting this problem, and it gets kind of annoying when the problem does not gets fixed even after restarting the device.
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