General issues with Internet. Please use this tag only if you cannot find a more specific one (see full tag wiki for details).

learn more… | top users | synonyms

5
votes
2answers
3k views

Restricting Web Access to a single domain on Android tablets?

Our sales team came to me earlier with a question about Android OS. I've never used Android, but I do know it is a Linux-based OS. Frankly, I don't have the time to research for myself the ...
0
votes
0answers
400 views

Galaxy Note 1 (N7000) shuts down when connected to internet

I started using my galaxy note on 13th April 2012. Since then I never used mobile data on it except for last one and a half month. But since I started using mobile data on it, I have observed the ...
4
votes
2answers
6k views

Using Laptop's internet on Android Phone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up reverse tethering over USB? We all know as to how to connect our android phone with our laptop so as to use our laptop's internet connection in our android ...
1
vote
0answers
170 views

Does the NETWORK_PROVIDER permission require data?

If I have an app that checks my location using the NETWORK_PROVIDER permission, does that simple check use up any data? That is, will it use up any of my bandwidth on my paid data connection (3G, 4G, ...
1
vote
1answer
503 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
592 views

“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 ...
0
votes
0answers
101 views

android data plan only works w/ browser

I have a rooted sony xperia active on airtel network while living abroad in Zambia. I bought a data package for my phone but it only seems to work with my web browser and a select few other apps. It ...
1
vote
1answer
8k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
650 views

No MAC address di iMX51_bbg froyo 2.2 Epad 8'

I've bought an iMX51_bbg Froyo 2.2 Epad 8', but I cannot find the MAC address. Can you help me with that? Is there any USB Modem compatible with this Android device? I've tried many and can't get ...
0
votes
1answer
197 views

i wanna access the internet with my tablet via the second device

I got a tablet without wifi connection, and a device with a SIM card and internet access. I managed to get a Bluetooth connection between those two devices. Now i wanna access the internet with my ...
0
votes
1answer
609 views

Green/red widget icon or notification tray app to indicate if internet is available (tablet)

Consider a tablet user without data plan using only wifi connections at public places (e.g., hospital, hotel) that often die after 2 hours after accepting terms of use. (and is not running skype or ...
0
votes
0answers
294 views

I can't connect to a device that is connected with GPRS

My android 2.3 phone is connecting to the internet using the GPRS network and I get a new IP everytime I reconnect. So now I try to connect to my phone which is connected to the internet - the ...
0
votes
1answer
300 views

Get the internet from my PC [duplicate]

I only have Internet connection from LAN through Linux PC. How can I connect my Android 2.1 to the Internet though USB cable?
4
votes
1answer
10k views

Can I use my android as a wifi bridge via USB?

I have a broadband connection to my computer, but no wireless router. I would like to know if I can connect my android as a wifi bridge; using my broadband connection instead of my mobile internet ...
1
vote
1answer
222 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
182 views

Non-HTTP connections time out

I have a Samsung Galaxy Player 5. Before, I could use everything (Facebook, etc) normally. I'm not sure if I changed anything, but now the browser (Internet) loads everything fine, but Facebook ...
2
votes
1answer
193 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
366 views

Send SMS to Email address using Android without Internet

I would like to know whether its possible to send an SMS text message to an email address in Android. Moreover, I need to send it without using Internet. I have heard of SMS to Email gateways but then ...
7
votes
4answers
2k views

Wireless doesn't work on college campus

I can connect to the school's campus wifi, but when I try to get on Opera, it will not let me connect to any website. Apps that use the internet do not work. I get bars on the wifi. Usually, on the ...
0
votes
2answers
176 views

Gmail mobile website messed up in default internet browser

For a few weeks now the Gmail mobile site is messed up in default internet browser. The scroll doesn't work properly and when you "touch" things it doesn't work "visually" although it quite works. For ...
4
votes
3answers
4k views

Android internet connection related problems?

We can USB tether and use android internet connection on PC but How to achieve following: 1. How to use pc internet connection on android device using USB cable on Windows machine? I can use my ...
38
votes
4answers
230k views

How can I see what IP address my android phone has?

I would like to know what IP-address my Android phone has. E.g. if I use my phone over WiFi, how can I get the local IP-address that is assigned to my phone?
0
votes
0answers
148 views

Measure data used by android app

Is there any way I could measure the data being used by the components in my android app? If yes, how can I do it? For example, Say I have an app A with X and Y components, I would like to know that ...
17
votes
4answers
22k views

How do you set up internet pass-through (reverse-tether) on linux?

I have an HTC Desire S that has the option to connect through usb, and use the computer's internet connection. This works fine on Windows, but I'm struggling to set it up in Ubuntu. When I plug in and ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Add proxy exception for local subnet on Android 4.2 (4.* maybe ?)

I'm using Vanilla Android 4.2.2 on my Nexus4, and I'm using a proxy to access the internet. I wanted to add a proxy exception for addresses on my local subnet 192.168.0.* , is there anyway to do ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Send sms through internet without using native services [closed]

Is there any way to send SMS to another device using internet? I don't want to use phone native. I want to use internet to send messages. I'm not talking about android applications like Viber, ...
0
votes
0answers
255 views

can't find setting static IP or Enable android reverse tethering

I have a nexus S and Android 4.1.2, I want to share a wifi connection from my laptop (ubuntu 13.04) and connect to it from my Nexus S, But.. I can't find where can I set a static IP address on my ...
0
votes
0answers
85 views

Internet shortcuts on home screen

I've a galaxy s4 running 4.2.2. Using the stock browser not Chrome. Not always but often when I click on Internet shortcuts on my home screen it doesn't take me to the correct site, but rather to the ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

My Lg P500 will not connect to internet servers

I was using my LG P500 perfectly fine on the internet when all of a sudden a messaged flashed up on the screen internet disconnected. So I went into settings to my wireless & network settings ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

How to simulate a slow internet connection on an Android phone

I basically use internet using wifi which provides a very high speed internet and LAN connection. I would like to simulate a slow speed internet and LAN connection to understand how my web site works ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Remove internet access for pre-installed apps that you can't disable

I don't like any of the bloat-ware that comes pre-installed with my phone. I don't understand why carriers think they're helping me by putting it on there and not letting me take it off. When they let ...
3
votes
0answers
39 views

Fake/Dummy/mock internet for spam apps [duplicate]

There are a lot of apps which require internet to run whether be spam or good apps. Is there any way to make them feel there is internet connection without actually running internet kind of fake/mock ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

Internet problem in Samsung Galaxy S2 after updated Android 4.0

Recently I updated my Samsung Galaxy S2 OS from 2.3 to 4.0, after that the internet is not working properly (e.g. Internet web, facebook, twitter). If I open this application a message is shown saying ...
0
votes
1answer
150 views

Why is internet switched off when switching 2G/3G?

I have a stock Android 4.2.2 on Galaxy Nexus, so I think this can be related to all Android phones. When switching from 2G to 3G and vice versa internet connection is switched off for a few seconds, ...
-1
votes
1answer
8k views

Internet not working on my Samsung Galaxy S i9000

Recently, my Samsung Galaxy S i9000 will not let me go on FB, Twitter, or anything that requires Internet. It will also not let me download anything from the Market. Any ideas?
0
votes
0answers
1k views

How to use PC's internet on Android phone [duplicate]

I want to use my PC's internet on my Android phone. I tried to find a solution on the internet, but didn't have any success doing so. How can this be done? I am using ICS.
1
vote
0answers
40 views

How to use phone as an USB Wi-Fi adapter? [duplicate]

I would like to use my SE Xperia 8 with 2.1 as an usb wifi adapter to my PC. What I would like to do is set it to access point mode and share my ADSL internet with my laptop through wifi. I would ...
2
votes
0answers
27 views

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 ?
2
votes
1answer
781 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

How To Prevent Uploading From Interrupting When Screen Is Off?

When screen goes off, uploads get interrupted especially YouTube uploads and everytime i have to resume phone to continue uploads. The problem is that in case of YouTube, videos stutter which i assume ...
0
votes
1answer
432 views

No internet connection in my S3 even though it's connected to my computer with internet and Kies already recognizes it

I have no internet connection in my Samsung Galaxy S3, even though it's connected to my computer with internet and Kies already recognizes it. I'm trying to update my games and application using the ...
0
votes
1answer
289 views

Tell HTC EVO browser to always “select all” when moving to URL field

Every browser I've used selects the full URL whenever I move into the URL field (address bar), but my new HTC EVO doesn't select anything. Almost always when I move to that field, it's to enter a ...
-1
votes
1answer
114 views

Was Firefox ever the default browser for Android?

Before I bought my Android, I heard that Firefox was its default browser. Upon noticing that this is not the case, I had assumed that the Internet browser on the Android was Google Chrome, but I just ...
1
vote
0answers
322 views

Browser goes to wrong site

Since yesterday, I cannot browse to www.aemet.es (the Spanish national weather service). Instead, it goes to m.antena3.com (a TV station). This happens both with the built-in browser and with Chrome. ...
0
votes
0answers
407 views

Connecting Xperia SL to my Mblaze dongle based internet using WiFi

I am able to set the WiFi connection between my Lenovo 5570 laptop having Windows 7 Home Premium and the Xperia SL with Android OS (Ice cream sandwich version). The problem is that I am not able to ...
-1
votes
1answer
1k views

Cannot access internet even wifi is connected

I have Sony Xperia Tipo. I connected to the WiFi at my college. But even after connecting I am unable to access the internet. What is the problem?
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Is it possible to connect my Android device to my computer's internet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up reverse tethering over USB? If I have a workspace with no WiFi, but I do have an internet enabled computer (through an RJ45 cable), is it possible to get ...
1
vote
1answer
587 views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
2k views

How to connect laptop to internet via Galaxy S2?

I am traveling with my notebook and I want to connect to the internet using my cellphone data connection. I have a Galaxy S2, and I've set up a portable Wi-Fi hotspot, which my laptop successfully ...