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I have been searching for answers and some suggestions doesn't seem to work. I can connect to WiFi but I am not able to use it, (Facebook, Play store, Etc.) because the WiFi icon seem to turn into gray. What will I do??

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  • Can any app connect to the internet? Can you e.g. use a web browser, and access any site? To what WiFi are you connecting? Is the connection established successfully? Are there any error messages shown?
    – Izzy
    May 28, 2015 at 17:00

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This, at least for me, happens when my device connects to Wi-Fi, but with wrong parameters. I fix this by entering the Wi-Fi settings, choosing "Static IP" instead of "DHCP", and then editing the network parameters manually, like this:

These settings may be different on your router, so check that if it isn't working.

  • IP adress: 192.168.1.xx (replace xx with any number, avoid 2, 3 or 4, because there may be devices already connected with that adress)
  • Gateway: 192.168.1.1
  • Prefix lenght: 24
  • DNS1: 8.8.8.8
  • DNS2:8.8.4.4
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When you get internet access from wifi hotspot.That gray WiFi icon automatically turns to blue color.

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  • Only if the device is able to access the Google servers.
    – Izzy
    May 28, 2015 at 16:59

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