I recently moved to a different hostel at my university, and my router’s wireless network, which worked fine in the previous hostel, suddenly started behaving weird. My devices (tried with my phone and laptop, and those of my friends too) can detect the wireless network, but fail to connect it. On the android phones, the status simply changes to “Saved” from “Connecting”, while on Windows it says “Can’t connect to this network”.
I’ve tried changing the settings, rebooting the router, and even resetting it, but the issue persists. Sometimes the devices successfully connect to the network, but within 5 minutes or so the issue returns. I have two routers, and both are experiencing the same issue (both worked back in the previous hostel), and a friend is also experiencing this issue with his router (in the same hostel). Even without the router being connected to the WAN, the devices cannot connect to the broadcasted wireless network. The router works fine if the PC has a wired connection to it though.
Has anyone else experienced a similar problem? Is there any way this can be solved?
Information that might be relevant: internet traffic in the university is directed through a proxy which controls access to sites; there are three wireless networks hosted by the university around the campus for wireless access, both in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bandwidths. From my limited knowledge, I suspect that the university networks might be interfering with the router’s wireless networks in the new hostel.