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Why won't my android tablet go online?

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KittyLovesPaintingOhYes Tue 08-Dec-15 23:01:42

So, I've had a 2015 nexus 7 for a while, everything ok, now all of a sudden it won't connect to the internet. Wifi is fine, I've gone through the techy sites and followed every tip I could understand and all that works is:
'Forget' IP address
Reboot router
Re-enter IP address

...and we're off, but only for about 30 minutes then it's back to square one, and if I have to stare at that little exclamation mark next to the wifi symbol any more I'm going to go mad.

So, do I now just have a glorified coaster? I only use it for internet stuff and it was given to me second-hand so no help there.

lougle Tue 08-Dec-15 23:10:11

Have you tried setting your IP address to static rather than dynamic?

KittyLovesPaintingOhYes Tue 08-Dec-15 23:26:59

Thanks Lougle, I'm not sure how to do that, I'll have to look it up in the morning. I'm just baffled by why a perfectly functional piece of kit suddenly gets internet-shy when I've been using it for months and nothing else has changed.

Off to bed now, worn myself out shouting at it (that didn't work either...)

cdtaylornats Sat 12-Dec-15 09:56:25

Is it a factor of distance? By that I mean if you sit in the same room as the router does it still drop out?

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