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Wifi Security not connecting says connection failure.

  • 1 December 2019
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After installing the WIFI security, it tries to connect to the automatic location and it fails every time.  Can someone please help me with this?

 

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Best answer by ProTruckDriver 8 August 2020, 19:17

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I’ve been using this product for some time now - it’s very annoying to say the least.  Most of the time, the first connection to the webroot servers is fairly prompt - but not always.  The real problem is then trying to connect to the website I’m trying to reach.

Sometimes, my target site comes up quickly, but most of the time it takes 5 minutes or so to get a useable connection - and then the site I’m trying to reach is often slowed down substantially.

The way I connect to the target website is to first try reloading 3 or 4 times and if that fails to go back to the webroot WIFI dialog and disconnect- reconnect - reload again, rinse and repeat.  Sometimes I just give up as I can’t afford that much wasted time. 

I only use this WIFI service for very limited purposes - there is no way it’s useable as a general internet connection.  Obviously, the Webroot servers are way over subscribed and over loaded.  It’s a shame they are tarnishing their reputation with this lousy product - as otherwise I’ve been a customer for years and I really like Webroot.

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I have the same problem, and have gotten only lame responses from Webroot.  Thinking about asking for a refund

 


https://www.webroot.com/us/en/online-refund

I have the same problem, and have gotten only lame responses from Webroot.  Thinking about asking for a refund

 

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WIFI WILL NOT CONNECT TO ANYTHING….. TERRIBLE PRODUCT

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WIFI Logs in and now it won’t connect to anything.  This is on TWO different computers. IT WILL NOT CONNECT TO ANY LOCATION.  What a terrible product!

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@Weasel Apologies for the inconvenience here. It looks like your account is successfully set up but your license doesn’t have any devices listed on it, so it seems it may not have registered correctly when you signed in. I have forced logout for WiFi Security on your account and resynced your license. Can you try and log back in and see if it then lets you connect?

Please let me know how you get on.

 

 

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After installing the WIFI security, it tries to connect to the automatic location and it fails every time.  Can someone please help me with this?

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You’re welcome, Sherry! 

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Hi @daveharney , 

If there’s nothing else that Support or we can do, you can look into getting a refund here: https://www.webroot.com/us/en/online-refund

Of course Support can also help you over the phone/ticket/email with this as well if there are any additional questions that come up. 

Thanks

Thanks again Drew!

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Hi @daveharney , 

If there’s nothing else that Support or we can do, you can look into getting a refund here: https://www.webroot.com/us/en/online-refund

Of course Support can also help you over the phone/ticket/email with this as well if there are any additional questions that come up. 

Thanks

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Hi daveharney,

Thank you for your response...and you're most welcome...

Yes, I'm sorry I didn't have a real solution. If you renewed just recently you can ask for a refund (after days from purchasing. I believe,  not positive). and try another VPN that's more functional to your needs. It is upsetting for those who have purchased this product and there doesn't seem to be much help available. Therefore I cannot resolve this issue, unfortunately. It just seems Webroot has let the ball down since selling out the company twice.

 

Maybe @freydrew can advise here.

 

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Thanks for the comment Sherry.  However, I’ve tried changing  options like location and it didn’t help.  It just seems to be the “luck of the draw” as to whether it takes 10 seconds or 10 minutes to connect.  Changing locations might help in some cases just because you hit it at the right time.

I don’t see how a support ticket will help - this isn’t a problem on my end.  Hopefully, someone in support is aware of this problem an is trying to get better service from the servers used for this system.

Very reluctantly, I just renewed by license as I do need VPN ability at various times.  However, I won’t renew next year if this problem persists.

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Hello @caw692 and @daveharney 

 

Welcome to the Webroot Community,

I find when Webroot WiFi Security isn’t connecting or if there is a huge delay. I find changing the location to something other then Automatic. I change to Russia or another country or somewhere else of your choice and then the WiFi will connect.

 

If you are still having this issue then my advice would be to Submit a Support Ticket which is free of charge and they can assist you in resolving this connection problem.

 

Hope this helps?

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I am having the same problem that many of the others are having. I am hoping that some one can help me please.   Thank you.

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I wish someone from Webroot would shed some light on this issue as my subscription is expiring and I’d like some reassurance that this problem is recognized and being addressed.  I’m reluctant to spend $80 on something that only works part of the time.

I think the service is a good idea but waiting 15 minutes to connect isn’t very workable.

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Hello, I am unable to connect to the automatic location and it fails every time.  Normally it connects automatically with no issues.  More recently, it has been intermittent.  Earlier today it was fine but now it won’t connect at all.  I have rebooted my computer, logged out and back in to the application with no luck. Can someone please help me with this?

Was something changed recently?

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Problem continues.  Software installed on my computers probably has nothing to do with the issue.  It seems it’s all about the servers this software connects to - apparently overloaded or faulty in some way.

I don’t stay connected to the VPN all the time as the connection is so slow.  When I feel I need VPN security I try to connect.  Eventually it will connect but sometimes takes several tries and lots of wasted time.

This service is clearly not ready for prime time.

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Problem continues - however, if I let the connection attempt fail (times out) and then retry a couple of times, it usually connects - eventually.  Obviously something is wrong.

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Reinstalled desktop - neither of my Dell Win 10 desktop computers will connect.  My Dell laptop connects - at least at this moment - did not reinstall the laptop.

Desktops are direct cable connection to a router and  then cable modem.  Lap top is wifi connect to the same router.

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In the case of a computer rather than mobile app please uninstall the application and download the latest installer from the locations listed at https://community.webroot.com/getting-started-91/download-locations-for-webroot-wifi-security-332117

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The other day the connection was quick - now this again,

Where do I clear the app data on a PC with Windows 10?  I only see uninstall?

 

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It came back in Sunday on my phone and Monday on my laptop.  I have had an email from Webroot support today but it doesn’t seem to direct me to any message so I am not sure whether they fixed it prior to you resyncing.

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@daveharney I have resynced your license but based on cvprotz’s experience you might want to log off and then clear your app data before logging on again.

I apologise for the inconvenience and will feed back the experiences of this thread to the app team.

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Likewise @spow from the user account point of view I am seeing lots of successful login attempts and no obvious errors. I have also resynced your license. Clearing app data may be worthwhile but as I see you have two devices it seems less likely that will be helpful.

If this doesn’t work unfortunately I will need to leave it with our Support team as I have reached the limit of what I can do.

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I finally went in and took it off all my computers and then slowly reinstalled one computer at a time.  It seems to be working now.

 

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