[Q] Droid X2 stuck on Obtaining Ip Address WIFI issue [SOLVED]
This has been plaguing me for a few days now and I just want to share the solution I found for you guys. Have you ever had this issue? Your selected wireless network has been working great for days and suddenly one day it refuses to connect anymore. I would hit connect and the phone would be stuck in a "Obtaining IP address from WIFINETWORK" "Disconnected" "Scanning" cycle and so forth. You can wait forever and the phone will never connect to wifi.
The first time this happened to me I did a hard reset. Worked like a charm, I was able to use the network again for a few days until it began happening again. I decided a reset was not the solution so I looked for an answer. I happened upon sites like this:
Where certain solutions were posted but none seemed to work for me. I decided that it definitely wasn't my router (although some said resetting your wireless router may also work sometimes).
I finally stumbled upon the answer. The solution is to use a static ip by going into to Settings>Wireless & Networks>Wi-Fi settings>Menu Click to Advanced and then check Use static IP. You must figure out these values: IP Address, Gateway, Netmask, DNS 1, DNS 2.... Luckily, it is pretty easy.
To find this, go back and select your wifi network. Hit "Modify" and see the IP address listed. Copy that down, this is your IP Address.
This is your router's IP address. You will need a computer that is connected to the network already. For Windows, run a command prompt and type ipconfig to show you the default gateway address. For Mac, go to the network preference pane in system preferences. Click advanced and go to TCP/IP tab.
You will find this in the previous step. Often it is 255.255.255.0.
Put in the same IP you found for the gateway box.
Same as above.
In the end it will look something like this:
IP Address: 192.168.1.107
DNS 1: 192.168.1.1
DNS 2: 192.168.1.1
Connect again and it works. No need to factory reset. Enjoy!
Update: After a few days, something in the phone's wifi settings seem to "correct" itself and your wifi will not work with this method anymore. Simply go back and disable static IP and your phone will be back to its old self again. If the symptoms appear again, you can follow these steps again.