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IN our Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Have had trouble accessing the internet

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IN our Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Have had trouble accessing the internet it asks for an IP address on the WiFi address. Now I can't get into the operation at all since it asks for a PIN number which was never established. Help
Hello, and thanks for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will help you today.

Does the PIN pop up when you try to connect to wifi only?

Or PIN to unlock your tablet?

How did you reseet to Factory?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

it shows aPIN number request to unlock tablet

Thanks Robert.

That is the Lock code screen. If you did not enter one, we will have to use the Google/Gmail account and password XXXXX unlock.

Do you know the Gmail/Google account used with your tablet?

If yes, we can use it to unlock your tablet. Try to think of a PIN and enter try to unlock your tablet. Enter 20-30 times. Wait if prompted. Try again. Your tablet will ask for Google/Gmail account and password XXXXX unlock. Then you can enter the info to unlock your tablet and use it again.

If still not working, we will have to Factory Reset the tablet by using the buttons.

Please let me know how it went. Thank you!

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi Nick, I don't envy your job. Nothing works so far to open the tab. Don't know agoogle password XXXXX if we even have one. This is a total mess. Really appreciate anything you can do.


Then we will have to reset it back to Factory Settings. This reset will erase all data on the tablet. Data on SD card (if there are any) will be SAFE.

Please do the following steps:

  1. Hold Power button for 2-3 seconds and select Power off.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up and Power buttons at the same time.
  3. When logo appears on the screen release the Power button and continue press the Volume Up button.
  4. Select wipe data/factory reset. (Volume buttons to go up or down, select with Power button)
  5. Select Yes — delete data.
  6. Finally, select Reboot system now.
  7. Your tablet will reboot and go through setup steps.
  8. Setup, connect to wifi, and download your apps again from Google Play Store.


You might not get it to the Recovery menu first time. Shutdown and try again.



If this method did not work or you need more help, please reply back to continue our conversation. If you do not require further assistance, kindly rate my service. Thank you!



Customer: replied 4 years ago.

You won"t believe this, the tab is downloading a bunny something and will not let me do anything with it I guess it is done


Were you be able to go through the steps to reset and setup/connect to wifi? If yes, your tablet is downloading from server. Please wait. When it is done, you will be able to use it normally again.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

The steps did not become available only the download. I'll wait a while to see where it goes from here.


You can wait until the download is finished. If still not working or the download is still stuck, hold Power and Volume Up for about 10 seconds. You will be able to reset as I outlined earlier.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi Nick I'm still here Had the reboot proceduere on scccreen and lost it havinng trouble getting it back keep getting a caution item in reference to an OS download that requires pressing the volume up button to cancel which I think throws off the access procedureto reboot


You can try the procedure I gave you 2-3 times. See if it will keep reboot while in Recovery Mode or not.

If not working, please go to to download and install Kies 3 on your computer. Then connect your tablet to computer and run the Software Update.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thx Nick for a damn good job I think I can get it going with all the information you've given me. In thee event I have to go the Kies 3 route I am assuming I'll to get wiring to hook tab to computer. Don't get envoolved in details of this stuff any more and what I did know I have forgotten a long time ago. I have the tab on the charger at the moment so I'll be a while getting back into this

You are welcomed Robert.

Please try and let me know how it went. In case nothing worked, we can try to manually update the firmware.

Is your tablet less than a year? Or over a year old?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Less than a year old.

That's great!

Please try with Kies and use the procedure I gave you to reset your tablet. If nothing worked, you can always call Samsung Support at 1-800-726-7864. I know this is bothersome however, this is the best way to go about this problem. They should be able to arrange a replacement tablet sending to you.

With all the reset we did, this most likely the Software is corrupted. This process will take about 7-10 business days. I have helped many customers having tablet problems and they reported that Samsung Support were fast in exchanging their tablets.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi Nick Am back into the tab still can't get on line. The wifi connection is asking for a password which I don't have and don't know how to establish one. Anyway with your instruuctions I got into the tab


Please check to see if the router has any label with key or WPA/WPA2 PSK. That is the wifi password you can enter on your Galaxy tablet.

If not working, you can get it from a computer which has wifi. Do you have any computer that is connected to wifi? If yes, is it using Windows 8, 7, Vista, or XP?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Got into some info that I had for the modem and used the security. It worked so far. Thx again Nick you did a great job. How do I contact you down the road if I ever have a problem again?

Excellent Robert. Glad I could help.

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