Usually there would be no problems when you connect WiFi connections on your android smartphones, it connects almost instantly when you turn the WiFi on. But there are situation when sometimes it will stuck on ‘Obtaining IP address..’ when you look at the WiFi settings page. After few moments, for some users it might get connected and a message ” WiFi Disabled” will be the result for other users. This post discuss the solution to this problem and describes how to get connected easily.
Usually this happens to smartphones after firmware upgrades, changes in WiFi router configurations etc. When you turn on the WiFi it scans for WiFi, obtains IP address then disconnect. After researching throughout to find a possible work around for this issue, I’ve found a simple solution to get instant WiFi connection. All you have to do is use the static IP option.
- On your android device, goto Settings > Wireless and networks > WiFi Settings > tap advanced from when you press left menu button.
- You”ll be there in a page where you can set the regulatory domain, sleep policy and static IP. Just enable the ” Use static IP” option. Then enter the following entries in their respective fields.
IP address : 192.168.1.253
- After doing this, click save. Then try to reconnect the WiFi, for me it get connects immediately. I’ve tested this with my BSNL home WiFi router from Teracom. You have to do this only once and no need to re-enter the fields every time when you connects to a new network. If you have any difficulties in connecting to other networks, like a free public WiFi, disable static IP option and check to see if it works.