If you’re reading this post it could be that your Google Nexus 4 cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network that you used to connect before because there’s an authentication error bugging you or your phone simply cannot go through “Authenticating…, Connecting…, or Acquiring IP Address…” prompt when you try to connect to a network. These problems are actually the same it’s just that some units will immediately return an error message while others would continue to try to connect.
- Turn off your router for about a minute then plug it back on. This will refresh your network.
- In your phone, try to “Forget” the network you often connect to and let the handset detect the network again.
- Once the network is detected, try to connect.
- If you cannot connect after that, try a different Authentication type. Based on reports, the WPA2 authentication may be causing this problem. Try using WEP or an open connection for now. See if you could connect.
- If all else fail, then it’s time to do a factory reset ONLY after you’ve backed up everything in your phone. As much as we hate to recommend this, there’s no other option.
- Check if you have the correct passkey. You may want to ask the administrator for it.
- Since you have control over the network, all you can do is try to forget the network and reconnect.
- You could also reboot your phone to refresh its memory and everything inside it then try to reconnect.
- If you can’t connect after doing everything on your end, give up and find some other network you could connect to. There’s no point in ruining your day over a faulty Wi-Fi connection. It may sound a bit sarcastic but it’s true.