DNS stands for the Domain Name System, an internet system used to translate names into IP addresses.

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Change mobile network DNS on Lollipop and up

Ok, this is a constantly asked question, how to change mobile network DNS. But in different Android version, you will get different method. So this is the reason I ask this. I have already known a ...
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Why does my Moto X phone support mDNS but my Samsung Tablet does not?

I have a device that is broadcasting mDNS, I am using this app to view it in the Bonjour Browser: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.he.networktools&hl=en On my Samsung Tablet, it ...
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Using Local (private) DNS server on Lollipop

I have a website hosted on an IIS server on my network. The DNS for this website on only valid from within the network. The DNS cannot be resolved outside of this local network. I am using Wi-fi to ...
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How to browse to a NAS in Android?

I have a NAS attached to my home router, and the NAS is running a web server. I would like to run the browser on my Android tablet, enter the URL (in my case, diskstation/wordpress) and get the page. ...
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Open DNS Android 5.0.1

Just updated my Oneplus One to 5.0.1 , and I can't change the DNS when i select the "static IP" option in Wi-Fi settings. Basically I can put the values in, there is just no way to press ok and accept ...
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Can't change DNS on S3 mini

I am trying to use OpenDNS on my phone. I have tried using SetDNS, DNS Changer, and DNSet. At least two of those claim to allow changing the wifi DNS without root access (I am only using wifi on an ...
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mDNS (.local) not working on android Phone browser [duplicate]

I have set up MySite.local on raspberry pi. I can access MySite.local on laptop via WiFi. But not able to access on Android mobile browser(Chrome). Please provide me a solution
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Is it possible to assign a static IP address without a DNS?

Is it possible to assign a static IP address without a DNS in Android 5.1? Is there anyway to achieve it? I can do this in iOS so I'm wondering.
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Does android use cellular data when connected to WiFi with no internet

We have a WiFi hotspot setup with no internet. A website has been hosted locally on a server connected to the same hotspot. Necessary DNS entries have been made in the Access Point to ensure the DNS ...
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Can devices running android use mDNS (bonjour-like) device addresses in chrome?

I am creating a service on a Raspberry Pi that will have a mDNS service on it so that it may be accessed via raspberrypi.local, allowing configuration from a web browser. The idea is that it's easily ...
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Android Download Manager does not properly resolve hostnames

I have had an issue for a while with a few of my Android tablets. Those tablets would consistently refuse to install or update software from Google Play. I have spent days looking for a solution; I ...
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How to debug non-rooted Nexus 5 Android 5.0.1 tethering issue?

I normally use tethering a lot but hadn't since the 5.0 update and so didn't notice this issue. Now my Nexus 5 is at 5.0.1 and today I needed to tether and found that it doesn't work. Phone is Nexus ...
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3G only loading Facebook and Google related sites

I own a Xiaomi Redmi running miui v5 on top of Android 4.2.2. Since some weeks ago I am facing the following problem: When I connect using 3G with any sim-card, I can only access to Facebook and ...
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Err_Name_Not_Resolved on specific site only on WiFi?

Android 4.4.4, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge I have this very wierd issue, maybe someone else might be able to shed some light. For the last few days, on facebook, I find that clicking on a link to an ...
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How do I change my DNS on Android? [duplicate]

I have Android 4.4.2 but this would apply to any version. How do I change the DNS? What I would like to do is use a DNSSEC-enabled server for lookup. Is there a 'canon' way of doing this?
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What DNS servers are used when connected to wireless data?

What DNS servers are used when connected to wireless data (not wifi)? Is there a way within Android KitKat to tell?
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USB thethering netdns set

Im Trying to create network emulation using USB tethering on KK. The problem is that I cant set net.dns to my host ip, and therefore any dns resolution is answered with Unknown Host. I read that ...
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Why can't I access google.com when tethering?

I am paying my wireless carrier (MetroPCS) for the "hotspot" feature, which is required in order for me to tether. However, strange things are a happening.... I can't access google.com, although I ...
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DNS not resolving

Both on WiFi and mobile data, DNS resolutions fail instantaneously. I can load sites by IP address in Firefox, and I can connect to other machines using SSH by IP address, but anything that requires ...
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DNSCrypt on Android

I'd like to install DNSCrypt on Android. I have installed it on Windows 8, Linux Mint, and Kali Linux. But I'm very new to Linux, thus dealing with Android as a Linux distro is way out of my league. ...
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Cannot access library e-resources on campus

I own a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet(Wi-fi only model) featuring Android 4.1.2. My problem is that I cannot access and use library e-resources on campus although I have my tablets MAC address registered ...
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Multicast dns registers hostname based on IP address

I would like to use avahi/zeroconf to do ssh logins to devices which are connected to the local network by wifi. Since I do not have control over the wifi routers I cannot assign fixed IP-addresses to ...
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How do I change DNS settings for 3G? [duplicate]

So I can use Twitter. It is okay when I use WiFi. But in 3G I cannot change DNS.
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How to change mobile connections's DNS on Android KitKat?

I want to avoid censorship from my local mobile ISP (it blocks imgur, for example, for some unknown reason. Screenshot (click image for larger variant) I'm pretty certain that I can circumvent ...
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DNS blocking on mobile networks?

I'm using my HTC One phone on Sprint's network in NYC, and noticed that my phone cannot access Imgur. On Chrome, when using mobile data (3G/4G): http://i.imgur.com/TDvhBMA.jpg Fails to resolve ...
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Is it possible to set DNS for mobile network

I live in Canada and use an unblocking service to access US Netflix content, Pandora and Hulu. I would like to be able to use this service while not on my WiFi is there a way to set the DNS server to ...
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DNS resolution based on connection?

On my Galaxy Note 2 phone (Android of course), is it possible to edit the hosts file so that it resolves 'example.com' to a public IP BUT resolves it to a local private IP if connected to wifi with a ...
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Chrome browser will not connect to intranet web addresses [duplicate]

I can access a internal address using http://companyweb which redirects to http://companyweb/default.aspx from my windows desktop fine. I can also access http://companyweb on my iphone. However, when ...
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Update OpenDNS IP from Android tablet/phone

I want to use my Android tablet or phone to update my OpenDNS IP since there is no official OpenDNS client for Android. Is it possible? As a bonus, I'd like to do this automatically whenever I ...
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Android driver resets DNS on my Win7 host

Few days ago I plugged my android (HTC1) phone to my Win7 machine which never had any network issues. When I connected, I also made th following change: Mobile Hotspot & tethering->USB ...
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How to reach local computer via machine name instead of IP?

Developer here prototyping a mobile app, somewhat new to mobile: I have a simple HTTP service running (currently) on my main laptop with machine name latitude. Another laptop named vaio sharing the ...
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Android caches no-ip forever [duplicate]

I recently coded a widget to communicate with my personal computer and execute lines of commands. The widget works completely fine but the problem i have is that android caches my no-ip hostname and ...
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Android Tethering DNS Problem

I am using a Sony Xperia Go mobile device with Android Gingerbread (2.3.7). Whenever I try to use Tethering (USB/Mobile Wifi Tethering), I could not immediately access website using my laptop. ...
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Does a DNS server exists for android?

Is there a DNS server (named, bind) I could use to solve my problem ? Should I use other solution ? I do not need all bunch of bind features, just setting A records and an easy mean to ...
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Good solution for Dynamic DNS

I am looking for a good solution for Dynamic DNS for Android? (Mostly for within LAN's). I think an app should be easy to find, but one also needs a service. (I could pay a little bit)
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Set hostname for SSHelper

I currently use SSHelper to transfer my data to the Android 4.0 device. The app displays the IP address that is currently assigned. Since this IP address changes regularly, I'd like to use a hostname ...
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Cyanogenmod 7 OpenVPN DNS not working

I want to route all the internet traffic of my phone through my VPN. I configured OpenVPN on my htc Desire with Cyanogenmod 7.2.0.1-bravo through the integrated VPN settings dialog. When I activate ...
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Better Terminal Emulator Pro and dns/nslookup resolution

I just recently purchased "Better Terminal Emulator Pro" on the Google Play Store. It works well for everything so far, except when I try to do something like ping google.com or use a hostname for ...
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Issues with mDNS on an Android device

I'm running a local testing environment (MAMP) on a Mac (Mountain Lion), and Im having having difficulty accessing these sites on my Galaxy S3 running 4.1.2 Everything works fine testing using ...
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resolve zeroconf-style “hostname.local” names [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: bash - How can I check if a computer exists on my network WITHOUT IP (i.e. by device name only)? I would like to know whether it is possible to not simply search for my ...
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Why does my phone uses Google Public DNS?

I was just curious to know what DNS server my phone used. So I launched a terminal emulator and I entered: $ cat /etc/resolv.conf nameserver 8.8.8.8 nameserver 8.8.4.4 As you can see, my phone uses ...
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SSH (and SFTP) server on Android discoverable through avahi/bonjour

I would like for my Android device (a Samsung Galaxy) to be discoverable through avahi/bonjour when it is connected to a WiFi network, and then to be able to access its filesystem via SSH (SFTP). For ...
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Sony XPeria Arc: How force DNS resolution with a specific host?

I've made my website and it can be accessed only through specific domain name. http://my.specific.domain.name. And of course, you have to change your /etc/hosts configuration and add ...
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Problem accessing Internet in 4.0 ICS

For some strange reason, my Android 4.0 ICS tablet is no longer able to access the Internet. First, via wifi, it could'n connect to two distinct networks. Then later, I tried to connect it to home ...
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Android not registering A and PTR records with DNS server

I have been running ISC BIND and DHCP servers on my private lan for quite some time now. Recently, I configured the two servers to enable Dynamic DNS updates to my private zone. It seems to be ...
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How to set up tablet to use a local DNS server thru VPN rather than Google's DNS?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise server running in our home network. It has VPN functionality installed and fully working. If I connect with a computer, the computer will get right DNS ...
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Is there a way to temporarily disable hosts and flush the DNS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I flush the DNS Cache? In order to visite some websites, i modified the hosts in the system/etc/hosts. But sometimes, the IP i write in the hosts file maybe ...
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Zeroconf mDNS on Android?

Is it possible for me to run a Zeroconf mDNS server on my Android phone? Something like Avahi on Linux. The reason I ask is because I run an SSH/SFTP server on my phone for transferring files to/from ...
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How to make Android use remote DNS servers over VPN?

I've set up an L2TP/IPsec PSK VPN between my phone and my home network. It works, but Android doesn't use my home DNS server, so none of my internal hostnames resolve. I can access internal servers ...
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How can I enable DNS Suffix support on Android? (resolv.conf search)

I would like to add Namecoin support to my Android phone (galaxy s) like this: http://dot-bit.org/How_To_Install_Dns_Suffix I managed to mount the system as read-write and add a resolv.conf to my ...