Wifi issue is one of the most common problems on Samsung Galaxy S2, and a lot of users have been facing it. You will find the solution to this problem in our previous posts. Here I will discuss a strange wifi issue on Samsung Galaxy S2 that very few users are facing and solution to fix the same.
One user said that he had installed an app (unknown) on his Galaxy S2 which could make his phone to work like a modem and provide wifi signal to connect his laptop to the Internet through his phone network. However, since then the Wifi is behaving very strangely. When he connects his phone to any wifi network, first it connects and let him access Whatsapp, Facebook, Internet net, etc. but then disconnect automatically. When he tries to turn off the wifi, the phone becomes slow and hangs up.
Before trying any of these solutions, please update your firmware to the latest version, by going to:
Potential Fixes For WIFI Issue On Samsung Galaxy S2
Removing the Culprit App
If you have any Wifi third party app installed on your S2. Then simply removing it can solve the problem. So all you need to do is uninstalling the app. Here are the steps to uninstall the app from your Galaxy S2:
1. Tap the Menu key from Home screen.
2. Touch the Settings icon.
3. Tap Application Manager.
4. Tap the Wifi app that you installed on your phone
5. Touch the Uninstall.
6. Tap Ok.
7. Touch the Ok again to confirm.
Furthermore, you can check your phone for possible mobile hotspot feature. To do that:
1. From Home screen, tap Menu key.
2. Touch Settings.
3. Touch More Settings.
4. Touch Tethering and Mobile Hotspot.
5. Touch the Mobile Hotspot Switch.
6 install this App to toggle Hotspot Switch
2 Changing the Time Zone
A simple trick to fix your Galaxy S2 WIFI issue is to change your time zone, current time to your default. This can be done by navigating to:
>Date and Time
3 Changing your Encrypting type
If you already know your Default modem URL, then enter it. If not here are the basics:
- 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.
Navigate to advanced settings and change your type from AES to TKIP or the other way around
Other useful solutions
Using our other helpful articles can quickly terminate the WIFI issue you currently facing.