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How to Fix Onn Tablet Not Connecting to Wi-Fi

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If you have an Onn tablet, there may be times when it disconnects from Wi-Fi. If you are having a difficult time getting it connected again, here are some things to try.

1. Disconnecting Due To Interference – The Wi-Fi signals that are sent from your router to your Onn tablet travel through the air. They are strong at first but as they get further away from the source, they will eventually get weaker.

This is to be expected but there are also times when something can interfere with the signals and stop them from transmitting altogether. It is still coming out of the router but by the time it gets to the tablet, they are weaker or perhaps even damaged.

Some common things that can cause interference are cell phones and wireless phones. Any other device that sends out a wireless signal can also cause issues, including medical equipment, microwave ovens, and A/V equipment. Move away from these and closer to the router to see if it fixes the problem.

2. Range Causing Low Signal – Your Onn tablet is going to work quite well if it is close to the source of the signal, the router. As you get further and further away from it, however, the signal is going to get weaker. You can see this by looking at the Wi-Fi button on your Onn tablet and watching the bars drop.

In order to fix this problem, you have to stay closer to the router. This can be an inconvenience, especially if the router is located in a corner of the home and you want to be in another room.

You also have the possibility of purchasing a repeater or a Wi-Fi extender. If you are going to do this, make sure that you get one of the higher-end options because these electronic devices have been notoriously sketchy in the past. They can work, but you have to get the ones that work well.

3. Wi-Fi Button Disconnected – One other issue that sometimes occurs with Onn tablets is for the Wi-Fi button to become disconnected. When your tablet has a physical button that connects to the Wi-Fi, you need to check it regularly to make sure it has not been pressed accidentally.

Something similar can also happen with the electronic button that is in the pulldown menu. You may not realize that it was disconnected but it is worth checking to see if it is no longer operational.

Onn Tablet Not Connecting to Wi-Fi (How To Fix)

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We rely on our Wi-Fi to keep us connected. We probably use it more often than we realize but we don’t often think about it unless the Wi-Fi stops working. What can you do if it is no longer connecting to your tablet?

The first thing you should do when you have a problem with the Wi-Fi connection is to restart the tablet. This can be done by going through the settings or by pressing and holding the power button until it automatically restarts.

Restarting the tablet is going to refresh the settings and the signal. If you are close enough to the Wi-Fi and everything is going well, it should solve the problem quickly and easily.

There may also be other reasons why you can’t connect to the Wi-Fi. We will discuss these in detail below.

Not only are we going to cover the most common solutions for all tablets, we will also look into the solutions that may be specific to certain tablets. In either case, it should solve the problem before you are finished reading.

6 Other Things To Try To Fix Your Onn Tablet Wi-Fi

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It can be frustrating when we are not able to connect to Wi-Fi with our tablet. There may actually be a number of problems, but here are a few to consider.

1. The Tablet Needs To Be Rebooted

Small errors can occur on the tablet that would eventually interfere with the Wi-Fi. These same errors may also cause other problems on the tablet that would eventually build up over time. In either case, the solution is the same.

Sometimes, the easiest way to fix a problem with a tablet not connecting to the Wi-Fi is to turn the tablet off and back on again. It may sound simplistic, but it works in almost every case because it refreshes the settings and allows things to go smoothly again.

If the tablet is frozen, you may need to hold down the power button and the volume down button at the same time for up to 30 seconds. Sometimes, you may just push the power button for 30 seconds. Once the tablet starts restarting, allow it to finish and then check the Wi-Fi again.

2. WiFi Has Been Turned Off On Your Device

In order for the Wi-Fi to work on any device, it needs to be able to speak to the router. As long as the Wi-Fi is working at the router, it is putting out a continuous signal and will connect with any known device once it is in range.

The problem is, it is possible to turn the Wi-Fi off on a tablet or any other electronic device. If that is the case, it will not be looking for any Wi-Fi signal in the area and it will not connect, no matter how close you are.

Slide down the menu from the top of the screen and check the Wi-Fi option. If it has been turned off, simply tap the Wi-Fi to turn it back on again. Otherwise, long press the Wi-Fi and then turn the slider bar on in the screen that pops up.

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3. Wi-Fi Has Been Disconnected At The Router

If you are having difficulty getting the Wi-Fi to connect to your tablet, you may want to check other devices in the home. It may not be a problem with the tablet, it could be a problem with the Wi-Fi.

If no device, including computers, phones, or Roku devices are connecting to the Internet, then the problem is likely with your Internet. The easiest way to fix the problem is to turn the Internet off and back on again.

Unplug the modem and router and disconnect all cables between them. Leave them disconnected for 60 seconds and then plug them back in again. After they cycle on, the problem should be fixed.

4. You Have A Tablet Case That Is Blocking Signal

If you have a brand-new case for your tablet, it may be the problem that is keeping your tablet from connecting to Wi-Fi. Some cases present interference in that way.

In almost every case, the Wi-Fi will be able to connect if you are close enough to the source of the signal, the router. If you have a new case and it is blocking the cycle, it may not be possible to get as far away from it as possible earlier.

Remove the case, restart the tablet and try to connect to the Wi-Fi again.

5. You Have Moved To An Area Where The Signal Is Weak

If you are in a part of your home and the signal is weak, you may not be able to connect to the Wi-Fi. This could be due to anything from a microwave oven to medical equipment that is operating in the area.

Move as close as possible to the Internet modem and router setup. This should show if you are actually connecting to the Wi-Fi or if it is disconnected altogether.

Stay within range of the Wi-Fi if it is a problem. Otherwise, you may be able to get a booster that can improve the signal and allow you to get further away from the router.

6. There Is Interference In The Area

Finally, interference can cause difficulty with connecting to the Wi-Fi. We tend to think of interference as being something electronic but actually, anything can provide interference.

If you move into another room, you have a wall between yourself and the Wi-Fi signal. If there is something else between you and the signal, from a refrigerator to a hot water heater, it can also provide interference that keeps the signal from getting to you.

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The easiest way to test this is to move as close as possible to the Wi-Fi source. If you are able to connect without any problem, then you have found the issue and should move on from there.

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