Nexus 5 wifi connects but no internet
I just got a nexus 5 with ubuntu touch. It connects to wifi but no internet.
I don't plan on using this as a phone. So sim card is not needed. I'm just going to use phone as a hand held computer and link it to my desktop Ubuntu machine.
Hi @DaveNotHere and welcome
I booted up my N5 and I have internet over wifi, no sim.
Here is another topic with similar problem, I hope it will give some idea of what could be wrong.
@Rondarius I'll try them tips next chance I get and reply if it works or not
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I also have a Nexus 5. On the stable channel and also on RC, I don't have any problem with wifi (at least nothing a reboot won't fix).
It can be a problem of compatibility with your wifi router, so check that your phone is seen by the router.
Or sadly it can be the hardware failing (I just had a similar issue with a raspberry pi).
@Rondarius No Go, nothing worked from that page. Thanks for trying
@AppLee I'll look into that and get I'll get back to you. Thanks for the help and ideas to check.
@AppLee I think your right on compatibility Issues. I just got back from the city and it was picking up wifi everywhere and stop at a place to eat and was able to use their internet.
So the problem has to be with my router. So I'm going to look into that.
Thanks for the help
@DaveNotHere Certain 'N' class routers have a chip that has an incomplete implementation of the network standard that leads to older devices not being able to connect. There are many posts and open tickets about it on git. Check your router model number to see if it's in the list.
No solution for it except get another router, last I saw.
@rocket2nfinity to bad I can't just put the cat5 cable right into the phone lol that would be to simple of a fix