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Connect Android phone to PC network via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi

I use a USB dongle to use the internet, which I connect to my laptop. Then, I share the internet via Adhoc Wi-Fi network, but the network is not searchable on my pone. I searched Google and found ...
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Cannot open webpage after connected to Wi-Fi/3G

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Ace phone. I'm connected to the Wi-Fi, but cannot go online. It always shows "webpage cannot open". Whatsapp, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Play are working fine.
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Is there an app/tool/setting for reading tiny websites?

I hate visiting websites that lack mobile views. Two examples are Phoronix and Gamasutra. They have huge amounts of navigation/advertising on the sides, and the actual article text is ridiculously ...
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Internet access from my Samsung G II through my office PC network via USB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up reverse tethering over USB? How do I connect and have internet access from my Samsung G II through my office PC network via USB?
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How can I navigate using my PC through an Android phone connect via USB?

I have a phone with Android 2.2 (HD2 with CM6.0) enabled to surf internet pages (data connection). Now, I would like to "surf" using my PC connected via USB to the phone. Is it possible? Which ...
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Store and retrieve wifi password without installing an app

So I do a lot of development for Android these days and a lot of it involves reformatting my phone repeatedly, and then that leads to me re-entering my wifi password each time. This, over the course ...
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Connect LG Optimus 2X to Windows/Ubuntu via Bluetooth/Data Cable to use Internet

I want to connect my LG Optimus 2X (P990) to my PC to use the Internet. I tried using the LG PC Suite 4 available for windows, but it crashes as soon as I make a connection with my phone. And, ...
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get webpages from command line

How can I get the contents of a webpage from the command line? On my mac I use the curl command, but there is no such command for the android command line. what command do I use?
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I rooted my phone. Now apps cannot connect to the internet but browsers work fine

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y and rooted it a few days ago. After that I set up a few apps and granted them access to root permissions (via the Superuser app). I allowed root to all apps that requested ...
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Saving a Web page for offline viewing [duplicate]

I am using Sony Xperia Z with android 4.3. Is there any way I can save Web pages on my device to view it offline. Will it require an app? If yes, any free app for the purpose.
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Nexus 4 is not sharing internet connection (tethering), while WiFi or Bluetooth connection is successfully established

I'm trying to make my nexus 4 sharing its internet connection with other devices. First I've tried with the portable hotspot: when it is ready I try to connect my nexus 7 2. It connects without ...
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Connect XOOM to internet using a USB UMTS Stick

I have bought a XOOM WiFI, and would like to know if it would be possible to connect it to internet using an external USB UMTS Stick (Huawei E122 HSPA USB Stick). I am aware this is not supported out ...
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How can I reduce latency while tethering?

When tethering with PDAnet (the free version), using a stock moto-Droid 1 on Verizon, I am getting between 1k-3k ms latency on World of Warcraft. I would like to know what is the likeliest culprit, ...
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Can I reverse tether my Android device to my phone using Bluetooth PAN or DUN?

I have a Sony Ericsson K800i phone that supports both bluetooth PAN and DUN. Is there any way to share my phone's internet to my tablet (cheap achinese Aishuo A820 with Android 2.3.1, rooted). For ...
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How do I configure which programs autostart when connecting to the internet?

Right now skype starts, email clients send/receive. I really don't want skype to start and login when I connect to 3G, but it's OK if I connect to wifi. How do I configure which programs autostart ...
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Tethering an Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) using Wifi

I'm trying to get tethering to work. I've used the built-in functionality, setup my phone as an AP and connected to the wireless network. I get an IP (192.168.43.26) and I can ping the gateway ...
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4G mobile data being used even when mobile data setting is off?

I have a Motorola Moto G, the 4G version, with the original ROM upgraded to the latest version (4.4.4 official from Motorola). The first thing I did when I got it was the same I have done when I got ...
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AFwall+: Why does the Kernel need an internet connection all the time?

Since I started using AFWall+ (a firewall based on iptables) on Android, I was wondering why the Linux kernel tries to connect to the internet all the time? Allthough blocking the kernel I didn't ...
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Dial up internet using Android

I still remember the old way of creating Dial up connection using our mobile device as a modem to connect internet. Is it possible to use our android device as a dial up modem to connect internet? ...
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Share Computer internet connection with my Google Nexus One [duplicate]

I want to Share Computer internet connection with my Google Nexus One using usb cable. how can i do this ?
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WhatsApp does not proceed and stuck at “initialising” [closed]

Whatsapp is/was down, see @wa_status for updates Something has got my WhatsApp stuck at "Initializing" stage! After some time it says "could not complete the initialization process. Check if ...
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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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Does disabling mobile data revert from 3G to 2G?

When I disable mobile data in Android 2.2, the 3G symbol disappears. Does this revert my phone's signal to 2G? I don't want to lose my signal when I go to the subway, but I don't want to all my apps ...
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Normal Internet surfing, without being redirect

Disclaimer: I'm new in the smartphone world. So, I have my new smartphone (LG5), I open the browser and I would like to surf internet as I do from my laptop. I go to google, search a site, for ...
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My phone occasionally tells me: “Currently unable to continue download, please try again later”. What was it trying to download?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, which I often use as a hotspot for my laptop when WiFi is out of reach. I have a good deal with my carrier so that I have unlimited and fast connection anywhere. Everyone's ...
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How does the emulator get connected to the internet?

I want to know the secret behind how my emulator gets connected to the internet. No matter whether I connect my netbook to the internet through wireless, wired or mobile broadband connection, my ...
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Where can I find a widget to enable or disable GPRS in my Spice Mi-270 Android handset?

I have a Spice Mi-270 Android phone. There is no touch gadget to enable or disable the GPRS connection. Every time I have to select settings -> wireless & networks -> data communication sim ...
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Network operator says “Registered on network” but Why can't I connect to the internet?

Good afternoon all, I was originally using a GSM iPhone and I've switched to an android Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830L. I've got some problems connecting to the internet and was wondering if someone could ...
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SSH internet through Connect bot

Is it possible to forward all traffic from internet app over connect bot forwarded port?
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Can't access internet in Chrome, Internet Browser

The problem is little weird, I'm unable to access internet via Chrome and Samsung's default internet browser. The error that appears is : Connection Refused. Whereas I can easily access from other ...
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How can I install MySQL on my Android device(s)?

There are good and bad choices available for the design of my system and MySQL seems to be the best available. I need it to run client/server and support stored procedures & triggers and a host ...
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Recommended way to restore transparency about permissions after Google Play store changed rules

It's been quite a time when Google decided to not any more let the customer decide whether or not to let apps access the internet. (see ...
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How to make apps know that I actually have internet /make them not check for wifi etc when Im reverse tethering?

Ive researched the issue of some apps not connecting properly to internet and it is caused by the apps checking the state of wifi and other standard android internet connections instead of actually ...
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How does Android determine if it has an Internet connection?

My Nexus 10 (Android 4.4.2, unrooted) is not playing nice with my wireless network. Although it can connect and I don't have any problems browsing the web, for some reason Android thinks that it ...
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Find Proxy IP address used by Android app

I use the "Proxy Browser For Android" app on the android platform, developed by Abhinav Singh. It uses a proxy to enable the user to browse anonymously. I really wish to know the ip address used by ...
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“Ssp update received” toast keep showing from time to time

Sometimes I get a toast (a temporary popup on the screen) saying something like: Ssp update received for package XXX where XXX is the package of the app i'm currently running. It might not be ...
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Galaxy S3 Wifi no internet on Comcast/xfinity router

Brand new stock Samsung Galaxy S3 will connect to Comcast-provided wireless router (Arris brand), but cannot get out of local network - I can ping other devices on the network, and I can even browse ...
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Symbian like internet connectivity in android?

In Symbian, i can connect and disconnect internet connection directly from my PC. i.e. when i use a dial-up connection on PC the mobile works as a modem. The internet connection is established just ...
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Setting username and password in proxy to access internet in android 2.3.6

I have Android 2.3.6. I am able to connect to wireless connection. To access internet in this network, I need to provide a proxy (IP address with port) with username and password. In the advanced ...
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saving route while still connected to wifi

In Google Maps is there a way to save a route while you're still connected to wifi so that it saves your data plan? Does scrolling through the map while still connected to wifi help because then the ...
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Apps can't connect to internet [duplicate]

I have a connection problem with any app on Android 2.3.5. I can access the internet with the stock browser but any other app with full network permissions isn't able to connect to the internet. My ...
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Block all connections except a single host server ? (block by server not by app)

My mobile company offers a free package for facebook with unlimited bandwidth , however when I open my 3G connection the mobile automatically connects to unknown servers (maybe google) and the mobile ...
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Restrict apps from accessing the internet at the background without the end-user knowledge

Is it possible to restrict app from accessing the internet at the background without the end-user knowledge. (Assume the phone is not rooted) In other word, are there apps that can inform the ...
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APN Switch for sprint devices

I have used APNDroid on many of my phones in the past. I have recently started using some sprint devices and noticed that this APN toggle widget will not disable the network connection on these ...
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How to force the phone to connect to the internet?

I own Xperia Mini Pro which has Android 2.1-update1. I am facing an issue on Internet Connection. I downloaded the settings for my Edge Connection from my SIM services. Sometimes after downloading the ...
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Androids losing WiFi data link (AP)

Not sure if this is a Super User or Android forum question, but both of the android phones (Acer Jade + Samsung Note 2) regulary lose their data connection on our WiFi access point. Symptoms: Full ...
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Google apps cannot use internet after unrooting Samsung Galaxy S3 [closed]

All my apps related to Google are not connecting to the internet. I can only use internet through browsing apps. It happened after I unrooted my Samsung Galaxy S3.
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What range of tcp buffer size do you suggest for slow and fast networks?

If you search the net, you come across with ranges like these that claim would enhance your net throughput: net.tcp.buffersize.default=4096,87380,256960,4096, 16384,256960 ...
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WhatsApp not working with mobile data service

After upgrading to Lollipop, I am facing the following problem with my Nexus 5 phone. Apps like WhatsApp, Hike, Messenger are not not working while mobile data is on, but there is no issue with my ...
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Website auto redirects to playstore app [duplicate]

I have runkeeper installed and within the app they direct yoy to there website to create routes. However when I browse to runkeeper.com it redirects me to the playstore app automatically. How can I ...