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Suddenly my phone is failing to recognise any wifi networks.

It just keeps on searching and searching but nothing appears in the list.

The only thing I have done recently was I had it in airline more on Friday (intentionally) but switched it back. TBH, I am not sure if the wifi worked after that or not.

The phone is a Nexus 6 with android version 7.1.1.

Obviously, I wish to avoid a factory reset if I can! I can manage with the mobile network as I have an effectively unlimited plan but that will not help when I travel abroad.

Edit: It seems that I can't use my phone as a hotpoint either. None of my devices recognise it. Must have broken something when I dropped it a couple of days ago. :(

I guess factory reset is the next thing to try.

  • Can you try forgetting all WiFi networks, reboot router and see if that helps – beeshyams Feb 25 '18 at 3:08
  • Dial *#*#4636#*#* from your dial pad and from WiFi information > WiFi API disable and enable WiFi – beeshyams Feb 25 '18 at 3:37
  • @beeshyams Couldnt find a "disable WIFI" but found "Disable network". Can do disable but not enable. See my edit for more "bad news". – theblitz Feb 25 '18 at 9:13
  • Is there any app that an check my wifi card's condition? – theblitz Feb 25 '18 at 10:52
  • There are many that analyse WiFi but none I am aware of to do what you are asking – beeshyams Feb 25 '18 at 11:10

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