2016 had marked the seventh year since parent company Google released Android OS and Nougat 7.0 was launched much to the delight of Android tablets users. Although gadgets kept coming with different features and functions, the wireless has remained an unfettered feature in a tablet. Users cannot simply imagine their devices without Wi-Fi. However, Android devices still encounter minor wireless related concerns. If you were experiencing Wi-Fi problems in Android Nougat 7.0, below are a few tips to fix it.
Forget the Encrypted Networks
If you are in trouble regarding Wi-Fi even after doing a Nougat upgrade on the Android tablet, then go to Settings > Wi-Fi and tap on the Known Network which keeps popping up from time to time, followed by Forget. This quick fix would get you out of the issue, and most probably let you use wireless hotspot comfortably thereafter. Turn off Wi-Fi hotspot and turn it back on after some time to reconnect to wireless again.
Try Using Google DNS
This can be opted when the website is slow or when the net is not working as you wish, despite the wireless strength. To change the DNS settings, switch on Wi-Fi hotspot, go to Settings > Wi-Fi, tap on the Known Network, and navigate to Advanced Options > Static IP from the dropdown list that appears on the screen. Scroll down the tablet screen and enter the New IP Address in the DNS1 and DNS2 dialog box. Type the Google DNS – 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124 – on the DNS1 dialog box.
Reset Wireless Router
The wireless router may take a hit in some instances, especially when users try to connect more than one device to a basic router. Before resetting the wireless router, see to it whether forgetting any one of connected tablet devices helps to resolve the issue concerning wireless hotspot. Yet before you reset the router, the ISP and Wi-Fi related settings should be saved somewhere.
The Factory Reset
Reset only if the aforementioned quick fixes fail to fix Wi-Fi performance in your Android tablet. If you have upgraded your device to Nougat recently, a factory reset would turn back the OS to the previous version and clear the data stored in tablet memory. So before you go for it, create a backup and proceed carefully.