Droid X won't connect to home WiFi
I have had my Droid X for about three weeks.
When I first brought my Droid home I was able to connect to my home wireless for about a day. Seemed to work fine.
Now, it is unable to connect. When I am on the settings page and tap on my WiFi network to Connect, it acts like it's working, then it says "Authenticating", then stops when it says "Disabled, secured with WPA/WPA2 PSK".
I have tried visiting the Verizon store (no help), wrote directly to Motorola and they said to do a factory reset (no help) and just tried rebooting my home wireless router (no help).
Any suggestions from this knowledgeable crew?
Wireless entry gets disabled.
ok, for such an interesting phone on the shelf, the DroidX certainly has it's problems.
Can't keep the display on 24-7, otherwise the display dies when it cools down. (first 2 pixel lines only). Already had it replaced once, and due again. sheesh.
Probably the weirdest thing was my home network was appearing as "Disabled" and I didn't do anything..
Well, Belkin (and some other routers, but belkin mainly) has made a mistake in their DHCP programming. I've stopped trying to get them to fix it because I never get a decent response. Unfortunately, my current favorite Netgear is starting to follow the same path. (Very frustrating)
First, you must understand how it does the connection. (took quite a while to figure it out.)
Once it connects, it is assigned an address. your wireless symbol will appear bright white on the strength indicator.
Next, it will connect to your Google account. When successful, the icon turns blue.
(took me a long time to figure this one out.)
So what went wrong? Belkin's DHCP (and some others) will not resend the DHCP response when a device has already been assigned the address
Why? Windows-based systems will automatically maintain their address if they get no response. (truthfully, they probably never worked with anything but Microsoft devices.)
So why won't it work?
If it doesn't receive the IP address, it thinks the security settings are wrong. It will disconnect and try 2 more times.
After the third try, it will mark it Disabled.
So how do we fix this? Well, trying to get the attention of people making the cheapest wireless hosting devices on the market doesn't seem to be doing any good.
Second, I still haven't found an app that can switch to a static IP on specific networks, and the phone doens't support autoswitching correctly either.
-- Auto IP normally defaults to the static IP created, but because of how the Belking router responds, this fails.
You need to set a static address in order to use this router.
If I --EVER-- figure a better way around this, other than replacing the router, I will put it here.
Good luck, hopefully this helps others.