Before attempting these solutions, read the original article on how to fix Wi-Fi won’t connect on Galaxy note 3
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has integrated the large screen of a tablet with the portability of a smartphone, which makes smartphone fans want to buy this phone. However, as with other smartphones, there are some bugs. A lot of users are running into trouble with a WiFi connection problem on Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The connection is terribly slow and sometimes the connection keeps dropping. There are many possible reasons behind the WiFi connection problem on Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and there are also a lot of possible fixes for this problem.
Potential solutions for WiFi connection problem on Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Solution No. 1:
Some users who are having a WiFi stability issue have found a solution by making sure that the mobile data is switched off. Pull down the notification shade and toggle off Mobile data.
Solution No. 2:
Open Settings on your phone > Menu > Advanced > and see if the Auto Network Switch is unchecked. If not, then un-check it. Some people have found a solution by doing this.
Turn off your router and your Galaxy Note 3 for few minutes, and then turn them on again.
Open Settings on Galaxy note 3, navigate to WiFi, and then long press the connection. Tell your device to forget the connection and set the connection again from scratch.
Crowded channels could be the reason for a WiFi connection problem on Samsung Galaxy Note 3. To check and see if this is the cause of your problem, install the free app WiFi Analyzer and see if crowded channels are the problem. If so, then change the router channel.
Make sure that the firmware of your router is up-to-date, and also, check settings like MAC filtering.
If you are having a WiFi stability problem, then disabling WiFi Direct Share and WiFi, Direct apps can solve the problem. To disable them, go to Settings, then Application Manager on the All tab, tap on the app and then tap Disable.
Most users have found a solution by changing the date and time on their phone. Navigate to Settings >Date & Time and change the time zone.
Disable all devices that are connected to the modem, then enable your Galaxy Note 3 first. Most of the time there are connection authentication issues with devices that are connected on the same network, such as IP conflict.
Furthermore, changing the Encryption Algorithm of your security settings to “TKIP or AES” can fix the WiFi connection issue. Log in by entering this in your URL:
- Linksys – http://192.168.1.1
- 3Com – http://192.168.1.1
- D-Link – http://192.168.0.1
- Belkin – http://192.168.2.1
- Netgear – http://192.168.0.1.
Update your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with the latest software update in case any is available as it might fix up the issue instantly.
Sometimes any recently installed third-party app can cause this Wi-Fi issue, as a result, you might face slow or weak connection, connection drops very frequently and other Wi-Fi related issues. To check if any third party app is the culprit, boot the device in safe mode.
- Turn off the device first for that.
- Next press the power button for few seconds till ‘Galaxy Note 3’ appears on the screen. As you see that logo, release the power key and hold down the Volume down button. Continue holding it till the device is restarted.
- Now safe mode will appear on the bottom left of the screen.
Check now if the Wi-Fi issue is resolved then or it is still there. If the problem is not faced in Safe mode, it must be any third party app that is creating the issue. So find it out and uninstall it.
Resetting the network settings is another great way to get rid of the Wi-Fi issue. Here is a step by step process to do so.
- From the home screen of your device, tap on the ‘Phone’ option.
Now dial ##72786#, the # in the last will not appear on the screen. As you dial this number, it will start the hands-free action.
- A warning will again be coming on the screen, just tap ‘Yes’ to go ahead with the process.
- The Hands-Free Activation will be successfully completed. Tap ‘Ok’ again.
- You will see that the PRL has been updated. Press ‘ok’ to continue.
- Again tap ok on the next screen and the phone will be restarted.
- You have successfully reset the network settings. Now check if the Wi-Fi issue is resolved.
Factory reset: This is probably the last option to solve any kind of issue. If you have tried all the above procedure but still stuck at the same place, perform a factory reset and the issue will be resolved definitely. The process is explained below:
- Turn off the device first.
- Next press down three buttons: Power key, Home key, and the Volume Up key altogether till you see ‘Galaxy Note 3’ on the screen. Now release the Power key.
- After few seconds as you will notice Android System Recovery screen, release the other two buttons as well.
- Navigate to Wipe data or factory reset using the Volume Down button and use the Power key to select the option.
- Once this is done, go for master reset and then ‘reboot system now’. Your system will be restarted.
But do not forget to have a backup of your device before performing a factory reset as this process will delete all the data and your apps and you will need to install them again.