W-Lan symbol with exclamation mark - Meaning

On your Android smartphone you may see an exclamation mark next to the W-Lan icon in the status bar. You probably don't know the meaning of this symbol yet and therefore we would like to explain what it stands for.

 

The W-Lan symbol with exclamation mark indicates that the Android smartphone is connected to a W-Lan router but cannot access an Internet connection.

This means that it is not possible to surf the Internet or send e-mails, WahtsApp messages etc.

The reason for the missing internet connection can be various.

  • Fault of the router
  • Interruption of the Internet service provider
  • Interference from W-Lan networks in the vicinity

So if you can see the exclamation mark next to the W-Lan icon in the status bar, we recommend that you check the above causes. Often it helps to check the W-Lan internet connection with another internet capable device.

You now know the reason why you see an exclamation mark next to the W-Lan symbol in the status bar.

 


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