Many Nexus 5 owners have reported on the forum that they are facing problems to connect their smart phones to Wi-Fi. They said that other devices get connected to the same Wi-Fi network easily and successfully, but Nexus 5 fails. Some users have reported that their nexus 5 cannot connect to Wi-Fi when they reach to a new place though the place is already known to the device.
However here are some potential solutions for Nexus 5 Wi-Fi connection problem and you can follow them if you also are facing the same problem.
Solutions to fix Nexus 5 Wi-Fi connection problem
1. If the Airplane Mode on your LG Nexus 5 is off, then turn it on and see if the problem is solved.By going to Wireless and network settings.
2. Open Settings on your phone, then go to Wireless and Networks > Wi-Fi> select Your Network Name > tap on Forget. After few minutes re-connect the network and provide the password if required. Then check if the Nexus 5 Wi-Fi problem is solved or not.
3. Sometimes Nexus 5 Wi-Fi connection problem occurs because of Wi-Fi router. So check if the Wi-Fi router is up-to-date following the manual instruction. If you find a problem to set up Wi-Fi router securely, then you can contact with the retailers for professional guides to update your Wi-Fi router’s firmware.
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You can also try to solve the problem by unplugging the power of the router and wait for few minutes and pluggin it back. Then re-establish the router to renew the connection and check if the Wi-Fi connection problem still exists or not.
4. If you use a dual band router such as 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, then the Auto Frequency Settings may cause the Nexus 5 Wi-Fi connection problem. So try to set your phone to use only the 2.4 GHZ band.
To do that open settings on your phone, then Wireless and Network > Wi-Fi > then click on the Menu button > Advanced or Wi-Fi frequency band > and then tap on 2.4 GHz only.
5. If you choose “Avoid poor connection”, then it will prevent your phone from connecting to a poor Wi-Fi network. To get rid of Nexus 5 Wi-Fi connecting trouble, open Settings > Wireless and Network > Wi-Fi > click on the Menu button > Advanced Wi-Fi > then uncheck the “Avoid poor connection” option.
6. Change the router security from WEP to WPA
These all are the solutions to fix Nexus 5 Wi-Fi connection problem.
If all the above solutions do not work to fix Wi-Fi problem on your Nexus 5, then you can contact with LG customer support and ask for help.