How many times I saw forum topics named “WiFi no internet” or “WiFi connected but no Internet access”. So many various phones, PCs, routers involded, so many possible reasons of the problem and so many solutions that work in different cases. Usually the issue looks like the following: you select your WiFi network, the authentication passes normally and then you see familiar Connected near you network name. But the problem is that in a few seconds the notification No internet appears next to it. In such cases you can see a yellow triangle with the exclamation mark on the network icon in Windows and Connected (No internet, secured) notification near WiFi network name on Android devices. In this guide we collected all possible solutions that should help you get rid of No internet access error. Continue reading
What is 2-Step Verification
2-Step Verification (a.k.a. 2-factor authentication) is a security mechanism designed to protect your account from unauthorised access. If you enable it, nobody will be able to sign in to your Google Account without entering a special verification code from SMS or voice call sent to the specified phone number. Schematically the authentication process looks like the following:
- You type your login.
- You type your password.
- If the password is typed correctly you receive a security code via call or SMS.
- You type your random verification code
We strongly recommend that you enable 2-Step Verification feature for your Google account!
Gmail and YouTube services belong to Google. They all use the same credentials to log in to. Here is how to change password for Google Account from Gmail and YouTube. We recommend to change password at least once a year. However it would be better to enable 2-step verification as well.
Wi-Fi issue: Android device gets stuck on Obtaining IP Address while connecting to Wi-Fi Network
Stuck Obtaining IP address is a rather spread Wi-Fi issue on Android devices. You can encounter it on all versions of Android OS. The error appears when you try to connect either to already saved Wi-Fi network or after you typed a password for a new wireless network. The problem looks like the following: you turn on Wi-Fi, try to connect to your router but your Android device does not connect to Wi-Fi network. When you enter the WiFi settings you can see: “Connecting…”, “Obtaining IP address” or “Obtaining IP address from” that goes on in an infinite loop. Sometimes it says “Failed to obtain IP address”. The result is you cannot connect to the Internet. And consequently, you are unable to use most of your apps.
It should be said that you may encounter the stuck Obtaining IP address wifi issue on Android 2.3.6, Android Jelly Bean 4.4.2, Android 4.4.2 KitKat as well as on Android 5. Sometimes people on the Internet report the issue even on Android 6 Marshmallow. The issue can occur on Samsung Galaxy, HTC, OnePlus and other devices. Very often CyanogenMod users are suffering the same glitch. So you can try the guide on any Android smartphone or tablet. The steps are basically the same for all brands and models. So let us find out how to fix stuck Obtaining IP address while connecting to Wi-Fi on Android. Continue reading
Here is how to change the display language of Google Account to the desired one. You can follow this guide if you want to change the language of Google Play Store, YouTube and other services. Continue reading
When do I need to know the date and the time of the post?
You may want to find the exact date or even time of the post, for example, if you need to know who was the first to post about a particular event. And by the way, who likes to count what the date was “29 weeks ago”? Here is how to find the exact date and time of the post in G+. Continue reading