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    issues with Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and home wifi connection

    I just got a Galaxy 2 7.0. I have it connected to my home wifi network, which is Verizon Fios, and my router is a Actiontec MI424WR, WPA2. It is password protected.

    My Gtab shows connected, but constantly shows the signal strength as either "fair" or "poor". Most of the time, if I try to go to a webpage, it will says the webpage is not available. If i try to go to the GooglePlay Store, it says "no connectivity".

    However, I have a Dell laptop that is also connected to the same wifi network, and it words beautifully, always showing a signal strenth of "excellent".
    Does anyone know what is wrong? I'm assuming it must be some sort of setting on my Gtab...but I've tried changing a bunch of settings, but still get the same issue.
    Can anyone help? Thanks!
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    I have the identical problem. Sent out back to Samsung, got it back today, even worse connection. I have to be in the same room add the router to get a strong signal. My husbands Dell laptop works great all over the house and outside.
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    Hey! a couple days ago, I did an online chat with a Samsung tech guy, and he told me to go into the wifi settings and forget my network, then go back and add it manually (rather than letting the phone detect it). I was thinking, that seems like a stupid thing to try, why would that make it any different...but it totally did! I now have great signal and my tab loads internet pages just fine. If you don't know how to manually add a network, let me know and I'll look for the instructions that I printed out, and post them here.
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    I'll have to try this tonight. I always get a signal, but it has low bars. My Droid X would still pick up my WiFi 20 yards outside of my house. My gtab 2 has trouble if I'm just on the patio with it.

    Sent from my SCH-I535
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    Yes please post. I tried to do it manually and need some help.
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    I have the original tab 7 and set up my mother's tab 2. She was having the same problem as you describe and on a whim i went to see if it had an update available and it did and this fixed the problem on hers.

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    I set it up manually last night and did not notice any difference in signal strength. Oh well.

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    The bundled residential gateway/wireless routers are notorious for having horrible wifi coverage. Upgrade to a medium/highend wireless router. That said, I have no issues with mine so far....
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    Hey! This is the instructions the Samsung gave me:


    Forget the wifi network
    from home screen, touch apps, settings, wifi, then touch add network
    enter the network ssid
    touch the security field and then touch a security type (depending on the security protocol used by the WAP, additional network info may be required, such as a password)
    if necessary, touch password and enter the password or hex key
    touch save


    I hope this helps you! My tab is still working great with my home wifi after doing this..I always have good signal now, whereas before I had "poor" signal and couldn't load any internet pages.
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    Bought one of these Saturday and exchanged it today. I spent about 6 hrs w support most of which was an online chat which did not work out well at all. I got disconnected 2x due to the time it took to do what they wanted. I never did get it to connect. They had me attempt the manual network add as welll as a static IP on my router. Finally phoned support and ran through the processes again at which point I was told I had a unit w a faulty wi-fi adapter and to return it or send it in for svc. It was easier and quicker to do a return/exchange. New unit is charging now.

    My router is on the 2nd floor and I have wireless music streaming devices on both the 1st floor and in the basement of a frame construction house. The signal has to go through several walls including one brick to reach the basement and that unit works well. Hope the tab will be as successful. Will post back tomorrow w results.
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