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Cannot connect to WiFi with my Lumia 520

Contributor
asadbunty
Posts: 3

Cannot connect to WiFi with my Lumia 520

Hi.. I just purchased my lumia 520 today, one of the major problem I am facing is that this device doesn't connect to WiFi by giving an error message "your phone couldn't reach the wifi network" ,,, My android phone had no such problem previously.

 

To connect to wifi I am using connectify me which makes my laptop's windows 7 a wifi hotspot.

 

Please help me out with this problem as soon as possible :smileysad: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile Overlord
cjlim
Posts: 17,015

Re: Cannot connect to WiFi with my Lumia 520

Not 100 sure how you've set up wireless hotspot on your laptop but my guess is it's set up as an ad-hoc network. This is not supported by your 520 which will only connect to infrastructure hotspots.

Mobile Sensei
Abi99
Posts: 10,814

Re: Cannot connect to WiFi with my Lumia 520

If that is ad-hoc network (IBSS) and not infrastructure (ESS), I wonder how the Android is able to connect. Which Android device are you using?

Contributor
asadbunty
Posts: 3

Re: Cannot connect to WiFi with my Lumia 520

I am not sure, the settings show that wifi is shared over Encrypted WPA2 ...Previously I was using htc explorer..

It gives multiple errors, like sometimes its not able to connect, sometimes it says incorrect password and username and sometimes surprisingly it connects and I am able to browse a page, but it gets disconnected again and i am never able to reconnect until I dont stop and restart hotspot again.. :smileyindifferent:

Mobile Sensei
Abi99
Posts: 10,814

Re: Cannot connect to WiFi with my Lumia 520

Which software do you use on your computer to create this Wi-Fi hotspot?

Contributor
asadbunty
Posts: 3

Re: Cannot connect to WiFi with my Lumia 520

I am using Connectify Hotspot 

Mobile Sensei
Abi99
Posts: 10,814

Re: Cannot connect to WiFi with my Lumia 520

Are you in Access Point mode? Did you go through Connectify’s tutorials? Did you connect Connectify’ support? ‘No’ is not accepted. Did that help?

Registered Member
sweetee1232
Posts: 2

Re: Cannot connect to WiFi with my Lumia 520

Power off the wifi router completely for 2 minutes. Take out battery from phone. Restart everything again. Works everytime for me.
New Member
b187a
Posts: 2

Re: Cannot connect to WiFi with my Lumia 520

I bought the lumia 520 today and after N number of attempts it is not able to connect to my home wi-fi network.

After entering the password it keeps on connecting and finally shows the error that "your network does not respond, cannot connect to the wi-fi".
Any urgent help would be highly appreciated.
Mobile Sensei
Abi99
Posts: 10,814

Re: Cannot connect to WiFi with my Lumia 520

b187a, what is the name of your access-point (manufacturer and model, please)? in your router, is DHCP enabled?