The wifi at my place is used by 5 Android devices (3 – 4.2.2 ; 2 – ICS)
Router : DLink DIR 615
ISP : RailNet/RailTel
On all the devices there was an issue with Google Play Services(Not the play store, but YouTube). I had very few apps which would work over my wifi network, which would end up being pretty frustrating cause the data pack I had to use ‘on the go’ was being used while being at a stationary place. I tried tinkering around with a lot of settings and finally figured a small – frustrating thing. DHCP.
See, DHCP, you’re cool and all that, but you end up screwing simpler things up.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), at the very elementary means assigns your device an IP and directs data through an automatically set gateway. Pretty simple, right? Yes it is.
What was happening was the DNS of my router and Play Services protocols were conflicting. The only apps which were working were the most generic – Browser/Chrome or tpt YouTube.
To fix this tiny little issue what you need to do is to
1.open up your router page (if DLink – then ‘dlinkrouter’)
2. Setup > Network Settings
3. Add DHCP Reservation
4.Get your mac address ready – if you have no idea what that is then repeat these steps on the device and click on clone mac.
5. Assign IP address to your device, Save
6. Go to your wifi settings on your android phone
7. Go to the advanced settings of the wifi network you are connected to by a long press or selecting the settings options(whatever way your phone rolls)
8. Change everything to Manual, IP from DHCP, and enter the IP address you mentioned in your router page. Follow it out by setting the DNS.
THE DNS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART. I WOULD SUGGEST YOU KEEP THE SAME DNS THROUGH OUT ALL YOUR WIFI USING DEVICES, I USE OPENDNS, IT’S PRETTY AWESOME. I shall stop screaming now. BUT SAME DNS THROUGHOUT OK.
10. See your Wifi symbol go from dull grey to vibrant awesome blue and stream Chocolate Rain from YouTube.
Enjoy. This should solve most of your issues with
life your Android phones weird wifi issues.