Bought a new Droid Razr Maxx yesterday 9/23/12. Everything on it works just fine, except Wi-Fi. My phone doesn't even search for networks. I bring up the wi-fi menu and it's just blank. I hit scan and nothing happens. I restarted my phone a few times and it finally brought some up (although they're gone now) and when I tried to connect it would just practically ignore my requests. I'd enter the password in, hit "connect" and absolutely nothing would happen. This isn't just a problem with my home router, It doesn't find/recognize any wireless networks at my major university either. I've never had an issue like this. What can I do? Maybe I should just take it back to my local Verizon store?
P.S. ----- 4G works awesome, but i'm a data stickler and am pretty active on my phone. I'm around wi-fi a lot during the day so I prefer to use that.
To do a Soft Reset You Hold the Volume Down and the Power at the Same Time till the Phone Shuts off let go of the Buttons and the Maxx will re-power itself up.. Give the Wi-Fi another Shot
Here is how to set up your Wi-Fi and since your New to this OS on this phone have a Look at this Link for some Extra Advice: On the Link your Going to it also has Via PDF the Owners Manual witch is really Informative.. B33
How do I set up and troubleshoot Wi-Fi issues?
Follow these steps to set up and troubleshoot Wi-Fi wireless Internet access.
Note: The DROID RAZR will only operate on the 2.4 GHz frequency and will not work on the 5GHz frequency.
To turn Wi-Fi on and connect to a wireless network:
Obtain the MAC addressTo obtain the MAC address:
Using Mobile Hotspot. Click here to learn more.
Set Wi-Fi to work smarter, not harderTo save battery power, give your Wi-Fi connection a rest when you're not using it. Use the Wi-Fi sleep policy to set your Wi-Fi connection to sleep when the display turns off and reconnect when it turns on.
TroubleshootingNote: A software update is now rolling out, and includes enhancements in Wi-Fi performance and more. Click here for full details.Unable to establish connection with the phone
Can't connect to Internet
Cannot connect to certain web sites using HotSpot
Ruckus WiFi router issueIssue: Device does not connect to Ruckus WiFi router (example model#: 2825)
Description: In DHD11 TA3 we have an IP address conflict between the LTE IP address and the default gateway address with the Ruckus router.
Work around: Change the default gateway address on the router as follows:
Login Router through Browser: http://192.168.20.1
User name: user
(user name and pass written on AP)
goto "Local network" under Configuration section on the Left side.
change the field in : "Local IP Address" from 192.168.20.1 to
Change :"Starting Address" from 192.168.20.2 to 192.168.0.2
click update settings.Note: We become aware of an issue with a certain Wi-Fi router Router: Netgear N600 WNDR3400, that may experience loss of Internet Connectivity on Wi-Fi signal with the DROID RAZR MAXX.Here's our solution for this issue:
Cannot connect using Netgear WNR3500
Touch Menu > System settings, then touch the Wi-Fi power switch to turn it or .Note: To extend battery life, turn off Wi-Fi power when not in use.
When Wi-Fi is on, the Wi-Fi in range indicator appears in the status bar when a network is available. Drag down the status bar and touch the Wi-Fi networks available notification to select and connect to a network.To search for a network when Wi-Fi is off:
When your smartphone is connected to the network, the Wi-Fi connected indicator appears in the status bar.Tip: When you are in range and Wi-Fi power is on, you will automatically reconnect to available networks you’ve connected to before.
You can make your smartphone a Wi-Fi hotspot to provide portable, convenient Internet access to other Wi-Fi enabled devices.Caution: This application significantly impacts battery life. You may want to run this application with the charger connected.Note: You need to subscribe to Wi-Fi hotspot service to use this feature. Contact Verizon Wireless for details.To set up your smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot:
When your Wi-Fi hotspot is active, other Wi-Fi enabled devices can connect by entering your hotspot’s SSID, selecting a Securitytype, and entering the correct Password.
Nothing happened. Like before, NO wi-fi connections are even apparent. just a blank screen. wi-fi is switched to on. I can hit scan all I want and nothing will appear.
I have a similar problem:
My RAZR MAXX is not connected to my home router.
Empirically determined that connects, but when router mode 802.11b only.
In all other router modes (b/g, b/g/n, g, g/n, n) the connection is not happening - but phone sees my home network. Status "Obtainian IP address..." lasts indefinitely. Phone is 1 meter away from the router and says that "Signal strength - Fair".
Another of the same phone with the same firmware (4.1.2 JB) connects without any problems.
What is it - hardware or software problems?
Are you making sure you have the Correct User Name and Password and is the Router up to Date on its updates.. Doesn't hurt to Check...
Man i wouldn't do that i would lock it Down tight as a Drum Some body finds the signal from you Router there going to have fun on your Service. I had that happen to me a Long time ago learned my lesson's stopped it by locking it Down my speeds went back up again.
You can do this if you want Just let your Friends or your Family use the Router you can allow them the Password when they leave your place there phone will Disconnect from the Router. And it's back to just you using it..