There was no reported Wi-Fi bug on the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 yet many are experiencing having their internet connection, via Wi-Fi, dropped more often. Wi-Fi problems, however, are easier to troubleshoot on a mobile device. It is very annoying every time your connection drops especially when you needed it the most.
Again, there were no bugs reported on this problem so we cannot expect Samsung to roll out an update fixing it. It seems that users are left alone to troubleshoot and find solution to this problem. As always, we want to help our readers and for this edition, we will still address some side issues on Wi-Fi. Here’s what our readers complain about this problem:
Reader 1: I need your help. I cannot get a good and decent Wi-Fi connection because it always cut me off. Just about 2 minutes after I’ve connected to my home network, I couldn’t browse the web anymore and my email stops sync. I don’t know if this is a common problem or I am the only one experiencing this but it’s very annoying to connect and re-connect to my network almost every couple of minutes. Any help would surely be appreciated. Thank you!
Reader 2: I can’t connect with my Wi-Fi network. Or every time I could connect, I will be kicked out immediately. There were only very few instances when I could use the internet at a decently long period. But even so, the connection wouldn’t last the entire day and I want to download considerably huge files.
Reader 3: Can you help me with my problem, please. My Wi-Fi connection gets disconnected more often even if I’m using my tablet. I don’t know what the problem is. It just started about two weeks ago. Prior to that, my Wi-Fi was just okay and I didn’t do anything on my tablet. I don’t mess with the Settings because I don’t want to mess my tablet up.
These are just three of the reports we received complaining about the same or related problems. Apparently, these are not serious problems that they could even be resolved by simple troubleshooting procedures. The first we procedure we will provide is how to refresh your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Wi-Fi connection.
Refreshing Wi-Fi ConnectionStep 1: Assuming your Wi-Fi just dropped, go to Settings => Wi-Fi => Forget the network you used to connect.
Step 2: Turn Off Wi-Fi.
Step 3: Reboot the tablet.
Step 4: Turn On Wi-Fi and let it detect available networks.
Step 5: Connect to your home network.
Step 6: Try to browse and see if it will still kick you out.
Keeping Wi-Fi Connected AlwaysStep 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Choose Wi-Fi.
Step 3: Touch Advanced Settings.
Step 4: Choose Never. This will keep your Wi-Fi on even if your tablet’s screen turns off.
This procedure will be more beneficial to users who are downloading something and don’t want to get the internet connection cut off. However, for users who value battery life more than others, it may not be so practical.
After doing these procedures and you’re still experiencing the same problem, it’s better you back everything up in your tablet and do a Factory Reset. This will bring the tablet back to the state where every setting was set to work.