Fix Android WiFi Authentication Issue

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wifi android authentication problem

Your device Android meet a Wifi authentication problem ? Do not worry. This problem is not that serious, and in most cases it can be easily fixed.

Let's see why this is happening and how we can fix it.

Causes of WiFi authentication error

First of all, to connect to your Wi-Fi network, you need to enter the password.

Then your Android phone sends the network password and connection request in an encrypted format to the Wi-Fi router. The router decrypts the password and compares the password saved on it.

Now if the password matches, it sends an affirmation for the connection request, then your phone is allowed to connect to the network.

A Authentification error occurs when the "agreement" between the Wi-Fi router and the device fails for some reason.

Here are some of the common reasons you get a Wifi authentication error:

  • Recent device update
  • Router malfunction
  • Weak wifi signal
  • The number of users who can use the network is limited.

Correct the WIFI authentication problem

There are several methods to resolve the Wifi authentication problem. Here are some of the common solutions that you can easily try.

Restart the router

The easiest and fastest solution for solve authentication problem is restarting your router.

Restarting the router may do the trick and restore the Internet connection.

And the best and most common way to restart it is to unplug the power cable. This will turn off the router. Wait a few minutes before reconnecting the power cable and turning the router back on.

Reset the Wifi network

If the first method did not resolve your WiFi authentication error, the problem may be with your phone itself.

Try to reset the network on your mobile. To do this, you must first forget about the respective network and then reconnect again. This can be done by simply following these steps.

  • First, go to the your phone settings> Connections> WiFi. From here you can see a list of all the Wifi connections your phone has been connected to. Select the network you want to forget.
  • When you select a network, it provides basic information related to it. Just press the "Forget the network"and accept the pop-up message. This will erase the network information from your device.
  • Then reactivate your Wifi and tap on the network you want to connect to. Just provide the credentials and press the button "Login"to reestablish the connection.

Adjust allowed connections

If there is an internet connection but you still cannot connect, it may be because there are many users already connected to the router and you have reached the maximum number of connections allowed.

 Just adjust the maximum number and restart the router.

Use a static IP address instead of DHCP

Another reason why you are having this authentication problem is because of a IP conflict.

DHCP is a protocol that takes care of the automatic allocation of IP address on the various devices connected to the router.

Sometimes this DHCP protocol can cause IP address conflicts. So you'd better change "DHCP" to "Static"to see if the authentication error persists.

To do this, follow the steps below:

  • First, open Parameters and select a WIFI connection.
  • Now long press on the Wi-Fi name and select Manage network settings.
  • Check the box Show advanced options and change the IP settings to static.
  • There you will see the IP address field. Write it down, then save the information to a static IP address and delete it.
  • Now wait for a few seconds and enter the same information and hit save.

There ! You have finished. Now check if the problem is fixed or not

If WiFi authentication errors persist

The 4 methods mentioned in this article would normally resolve authentication issues. If the problem persists even after trying all 4 methods, it may be due to a hardware problem. If all else fails, the best and safest way is tobuy a new router.