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Fairphone 2 cannot connect with Wifi with WPA2

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hi community!

my FP2 refused to connect with my wifi router at home. now I found out that the problem was the WPA2-encryption of the router. as I changed it from WPA2 to WPA, my phone connected without problems. since WPA2 is more secure than WPA, I’m wondering if it is really impossible for the FP2 to connect with WPA2 switched on or if there’s a way to do it.

maybe someone has experienced the same thing and knows what to do?

thank you!

xx
elisa

Welcome to our forum, Elisa!

The Fairphone 2 generally is able to connect with a WPA2 Wi-Fi. The one in front of me is currently connected to a WPA2 Wi-Fi.

Try to delete your Wi-Fi from your phone (long-press your Wi-Fi entry in the list to do that), re-configure your router to WPA2 and connect to your Wi-Fi again. Check if you typed your password correctly.

Good luck!
Tobias

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Hi Elisa,

I can confirm your problem to some extend. My router at home (some Fritzbox) allows “WPA2”, “WPA/WPA2” and “WPA” for encryption. And there “WPA2” does not work.
At work, connecting to a “WPA2” WiFi is no problem though.
(See also How do I know the type of wifi security actually being used?)

Unfortunately I have no solution for this.

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Fritz!OS version?

For me …

Fritz!Box 6590 Cable, Fritz!OS 7.10, security set to WPA2 … no problem with my Fairphone 2.

Fritz!Box 7590, Fritz!OS 7.12, security set to WPA2 … no problem with my Fairphone 2.

(My phone is running LineageOS, though.)

Which router model do you have?
Are there perhaps OS updates available for it?

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LineageOS + Fritz!Box 7360 / Fritz!Box 7590 works for me.