WIFI error in android mobiles


If you have an android mobile and use WIFI(WLAN) often,you may encounter this.There’s nothing to worry about this WIFI error in android mobiles and it may seem unsolvable.Samsung’s galaxy series android phones encounter this WIFI error in most cases.The reason is that the driver is not installed properly(this is the message which it shows,when rectifying it).
it’s a piece of cake,when it comes to solving this problem.
You will never be able to activate WIFI in your android when this problem raises.And you cannot use WIFI hotspot feature

So all that you have to do is,


  • open your keypad and type *#*#526#*#*


And wait for a few seconds till it says that the process was successful.
You wont face any problems hereafter.

IF you face it again,repeat this process.
It’s simple to solve this.

So there’s no fear of the Wifi error in android mobiles.Share this with your friends and this solution has to come to light.

Android WIFI error problem solved!

Android WIFI error problem solved!

Many remain unaware about solving the WiFi error in android phones.Please consider this particular article to share with others.

Enjoy WiFi with your android gadget!

Update:What to do when the driver does not load properly?

Several users commented this problem that they face.That is,even after entering the Wifi error code,the driver doesn’t load.You can give this a try:

Solution to “Driver Loading Unsuccessful”(WIFI)

Restart your mobile and then enter the code.Try entering the code after turning WIFI on and also before Turning WIFI on.


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  2. Definitely a perfect solution to this problem.. Been rebooting it all the time. Anyway it took some tries and time before it took effect though

  3. Hi Abejith,

    I have myself a Samsung Galaxy ACE s5830 which I got just 10 days back and had found this problem where the phone just displayed error while switching on wifi. I then restarted the phone and found that wifi was working fine. After this I began noticing that the phone occasionally (two or three times a day) got hung up with a blank screen while the keypad is locked. When I tried unlocking the keypad, the phone do not respond. I would then have to disconnect the battery or press and hold the power key for 10 seconds to bring my phone back to life. However, I can see that if I switch off wifi, the phone does not get hung up.

    Mine is running Android Froyo and I am yet to take it back to the service center. I hope to get some answers from you experts before that. Do you know of any application which logs system events on the phone so that I can inspect the problem? Thanks in advance for any help to bring my phone back to normalcy.

    • Hi there
      I’ve got a galaxy ace too.
      Thanx for your comment.
      I need answers for these:
      -Does the problem that you face, occur during charging your mobile or at all times?
      -did you try the code given in this post?
      -do you have lots of apps on, when you face this problem?
      I can try helping you after you answer these.
      for what you had asked about apps which track system processes,
      You try advanced task killers,
      And do you clear your RAM regularly?
      And you probably won’t have to take your phone for service.
      Please get me the answers for these.I’ll do my best. :-)

    • Hi Wyctafitrti, when you mention your phone shows a blank screen when locked up, do you mean the screen is on or off? Because I have had the exact same issue with three S5660 (Gio)’s now, but when it’s not responding to anything anymore, the screen is totally off (no backlight whatsoever). Basically, you can’t tell whether the phone is on or off. I guess it’s on because when I press on/off for 10 seconds, powers up again, which is the usual soft reset procedure. If it were off, I’d only have to press the button 2 seconds.

      However, when someone calls me while the phone is in this state, it goes directly to voicemail.

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    Hi Abejith,
    Good to know that you also own one, it is a great phone. Find answers to your questions below. Thank you very much.
    -Does the problem that you face, occur during charging your mobile or at all times? – It happened on both occasions, while charging and while idle but I have not seen it hang, means that it has not happened while I am doing something on it.
    -did you try the code given in this post? – Yes, of course I tried and it was successful but the problem still prevails. :(
    -do you have lots of apps on, when you face this problem? – I dont have a lot of applications on my mobile as it is new. I always clear RAM and uninstall apps which are not required.

    In the meantime, I will look for advanced task killers. Thanks again for your help. :)

    • Hmmm.
      If you face the problem only while charging, it is normal and happens in all touch phones.but you say that it happens in both situations.
      Ok, I’d like to let you know this:
      Many people face this problem.
      I’ve heard this complaint in many phones which have wifi feature (especially when it’s on)
      So, you needn’t take it for service.I’m sure there’s a solution for it, unless you’ve damaged your hardware.
      I’ll try to get this solved.
      As a temporary solution, try avoiding usage while charging.it’s not a Fault, that you have many apps installed.just don’t keep many ones running.

  5. Hello if I try to solve the wifi error with the code *#*#526#*#* my phone don’t show me again this error but it don’t detect any wifi however the wifi is on and works fine. If i restart my phone it detect and works again fine.

    • Sorry,i dont have the right answers to your problem.
      But i can assure u that ur mobile is in good condition.
      Try checking the wifi connection.but,u seem to mean that it is proper.but just make sure it’s proper and isnt invisible.
      I hope u know that u have to enter the name of ur connection after pressing add new connection,i think the connection is protected with password.so try this.enter its name,rather than just scanning

  6. Thanks for the tip. My wifi is unstuck now without rebooting the phone. Now I have to find WHY the wifi “freezes” sometimes.

  7. I have a Samsung galaxy prevail and have never had an issue with my widow. I have recently installed barnacle wick tether so i can watch Netflix on my Xbox. Now my Sufi just says error underneath it. I don’t think barnacle is the problem but i don’t know enough about the system to rule it out. Please help

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  9. i have a wifi error everytime my device go to sleep, then i have to reboot it to get the same error after i connect to wifi and goes to sleep. this wifi problem doesnt stop typing *#*#526#*#*.

    it also have an issue with background light, every once in a while it turns off and on again (i dont know if both problems are related).

    anybody know how to stop this really annoying problem? please help!

  10. Hello,

    I have this wifi error too on my galaxy S 2 since a week.

    Your tip has not resolve the problem on my phone and i have the message “Driver loading unsuccessful”

    Have you got an idea about this message ?


    (sorry about my english)

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  14. I tried dialing it in my HTC Inspire 4g, but when I dial the last asterisk *, the dialer just disappears. any suggestions?

  15. It said process was succesfull but not work at my Samsung GT-S5570

    I Tried this too
    – several reboots of the device.. just turn it off, leave it dead for a minute, then turn it back on and check wifi after about three of those cycles

    – live battery pull.. with the device on, remove the battery, wait for a minute, then put it back in and check wifi

    – factory data reset.. menu > settings > privacy > factory data reset.. you’ll lose all settings and return the device to original settings.. your SD card will not be touched

  16. Hi!

    I did the Wlan test as you said, and the mobile said “Driver Loading successful”, but when I try to turn Wifi on nothing has changed, it doesn’t work.

    I have a Galaxy Mini. I’d appreciate any help. Thanks!

  17. This problem is not solved even when my galaxy ace is upgraded to gingerbread 2.3.4… Isn’t there a permanent solution to this instead of dialling the number every time?

  18. Hey abejith! Thanks for the great article, a question though:

    The title of the article is “solving the wifi error in android mobiles”.. but this article seems to be only for samsung phones? What if one has this error on a HTC Desire G7? Is it possible to solve it there? :/

    Thanks for taking time to help people!

  19. Hey , i have an samsung Galaxy Pro (B7510) and i have encountered the same problem a lot of times and i am sick of it .

    whn i enter the code , it says driver loading unsucessful

    what should i do now ???

    Please help

  20. yeah indeed great phone :)
    lucky to have one :)

    The solution to my problem – When the error persists then the driver wil not load .
    What one should do – Restart the phone , turn on the wifi , once it is SWITCHED ON , enter the code and it works like MAGIC :)

    Thanks a lot :)

    • oh
      thanks rahul!Thanks for sharing it too!
      Some people have been experiencing this problem..good thing that u helped me help them!
      thanks for your presence at techmissile

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  22. driver loading successful but wifi still wont work.
    in wifi settings it shows that it’s obtaining IP address,it remains like that for a while then it says ‘Remembered’ then ‘Disabled’ then switches back to message obtaining IP address.. :(

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    Hi Abejith , thanks for your effort. Can key-ing this also solve Samsung’s Sleep of Death issue?

    Thank you again

  24. i have samsung galaxy pop5570
    it connects with wifi but unable to open any site in browser…..
    wat to do
    it displays wifi is connected and a sign of wifi towers in upper paor of screen …….
    pls help…….

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  26. I don’t understand the instructions. Which keypad am I supposed to type the code into? I tried with the keyboard in a text and with the phone dialing keypad and nothing happens…

  27. when turning on wifi it regognises the wifi devices ,when the securuty code is entered to access a connection the phone keeps on scanning and cannot connect to the wifi ?\
    i have tried all solution rebooting the phone reset the phone also still npothing

      • Hi, does it really take a while before the process ends? i typed the codes and this what appeared on my screen:

        WlanTest Engineering Mode
        Unloading Normal Driver and Loading Mfg Driver

        TestMode Driver loaded (OK)

        At first I thought its already done. I tried to open Android Market but still i cant connect.
        Please help. Thanks.

          • Hi, my phone is samsung young. I tried the codes again and same thing appeared on my screen:

            WlanTest Engineering Mode
            Unloading Normal Driver and Loading Mfg Driver
            TestMode Driver loaded (OK)

            Then it says that I’ll wait until the status is shown.

            Nothing happened after that. But you said it doesn’t take a while at all.
            What status am i suppose to see?

            Many Thanks.

          • You are supposed to get “driver loading successful”
            or atleast unsuccessful!
            It looks like you have installed some drivers on your android mobile..right?

          • I just installed few applications like facebook for android, ym, video player and a couple of games on my phone. What should I do now? Please help.

          • Did you root your mobile and install any apps that use root rights?
            Recall if you had installed or messed with the drivers in your phone by connecting with your PC.

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  29. I’ve a Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000, with a Wi-Fi error.
    I run the WlanTest Engineering but the result is “Driver loading unsuccessful”
    Firmware version: 2.3.3 gingerbread.XXJQ1
    Can you help me?

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  31. hello
    i just bought galaxy mini gt-s 5570 and it works on wi-fi for about 2 days then it is now connected to Wi-Fi but when i use anything related to internet it says “there is no network” but the wi-fi works on laptop so if i want to make it work i have to do factory data reset but also work for 2 days then stop so plz help me befor i sell it :(

  32. Have the problem on my samsung GT-s5570 that wifi isn’t able to resume connection. When i restart my phone it works for a whyle and then the problem reoccurs.

    Tried *#*#526#*#*. It says Driver loaded succesfull but when I check settings it says “error”.

    android version 2.2.1
    buildnumber: FROYO.xwka7

  33. Hi abejith… m using samsung galaxy ace,was able to connect to wifi but from last two days m not able to do browsing..m trying to connect to my connection but just after the process of authentication its showing disconnected msg…can see wifi signals at times bt not able to connect it ..even tried Wlan test its showing this msg…
    WlanTest Engineering Mode
    Unloading Normal Driver and Loading Mfg Driver
    TestMode Driver loaded (OK)

    pls help

  34. I Did this solution. but for one time work. when i log in my wi fi now i am only 5 minutes in and after that i cant log in.. i must do this solution all the time? if i must then why i buy android!?

  35. I have installed official 4.0.3 version to my HTC Evo 3D and since then i get Wifi Error, it can not be turned on at all, but also bluetooth and GPS are doing same thing. Any advices for this?

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  37. i tried this.. but after typing the code, no message appeared. nothing.
    the numbers just disappeared after typing the last #. but when i tried, turning the wifi on, it worked.
    but after a few days, the wifi error happened again. so i tried this fix but it didn’t work anymore,, i tried to do a hard reset but there was still error. then after hard reset i tried this fix again. but nothing seems to be working.
    i have kt tech km s120. android 2.2.1
    hope you can help out

  38. I typed the code mentioned but my phone recognizes all wi-fi signals the problem is that the status is as safe and does not connect to install the original ROM solves ..

  39. Hi Abejith! I see many posts of Samsung owners in this site. I have a Motorola Atrix with android 2.3.6 and wifi error. Can you give me a tip? Thanx for attention…

  40. tried, but diodn’t work for me :(

    with galaxy mini II and android 3.2.6: it gives me the message “NotSet Driver loaded (NG)”

    Any suggestion?

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