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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?
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Xperia Arc shows 3G signal but not connecting to Internet

I have an Xperia Arc L15i about 5 months old, suddenly I have started experiencing problems with my 3G/2G service. I have the Access Points properly set up (confirmed the same also with my service ...
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Can I use (via wifi only) my original VZW Droid without a voice or data plan?

I have a situation similar to Can I use an Android phone without an Internet access plan? but with one key difference, I don't even want to use it as a phone. Just a PDA. I have an original VZW ...
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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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Android phone has Wi-Fi troubles after subnet change

I just moved our network access point to a different subnet (which has a different default gateway). After the change, all the laptop computers adjusted without much issue (some XP computers needed ...
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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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What does “avoided poor Internet connection” mean?

The connection to my work wifi just failed and below the network my phone is saying "Avoided poor Internet connection". What does this mean exactly? Has the phone detected that it can't get out to the ...
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How to create a Broadband connection (pppoeconf) on my Android phone?

I have Broadband connection at home, and from my PC running Linux, I use the pppoeconf command to connect to internet, that in turn asks me for the username and password both provided by my ISP ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace Internet showing network problem

I have bought a Samsung Galaxy Ace few days back. And it's showing network / connection problem or error, or connection time out. Whenever I try to open a page it shows "Webpage not available". And ...
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USB Internet is not working in sleep mode

I am using Micromax Funbook Pro. The USB Internet connection gets disconnected after the system goes into sleep mode after 1 minute. I want to keep the connection alive. Please help.
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Disable all non-Wi-Fi Internet connections

I want my phone (running Android 2.3.5) to only connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi. How can I disable all non-Wi-Fi connections, such as 3G or similar?
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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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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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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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Internet filterer?

I'm looking for an app that will alert me and ask me whenever an app wants to access an internet connection then prompt me to decide wether to allow it or not. It would also be nice if the application ...
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Huawei EC 1260 does not work with HCL tablet Me U1 with OS Android 4

My USB internet dongle of 'TataIndicom Photon Plus' (HUAWEI EC 1260) does not work with HCL Me Tablet U1. The dongle does not connect the tablet with the network (internet) even after I followed ...
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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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Browsers that use compression

I know that Opera Mini is available on Android. Are there any other browsers available that compress content to work faster when not on Wi-fi or 3g?
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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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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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Is there a way to search for a number in Google without interrupting the call?

Is there a way to search for a number in Google while keeping the ongoing call intact? I have noticed that the internet connection is lost when a call is in progress.
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How can I fix or troubleshoot my Internet connection problem?

I am using a Sony Ericsson Xperia running Android 2.3.4. When I try to access online applications like Gmail, Facebook, Android Market etc. I get an error that says No connection, retry? or No data ...
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WLAN Transfer never over 2MB/s

I have a Phone and a Router with WLAN n-Technology, but i never get more Speed than 2MB/s (Only in Speedtests, not from Computer to Phone) I tried SSH, FTP and MyPhoneExplorer. Any Ideas what i could ...
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Can I use an Android phone without an Internet access plan?

I'm interested in buying an Android phone for Xmas. Currently my pick is LG Optimus One. I will be using it without any Internet access plan, only using Wifi wherever possible. Some questions that I ...
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How do Mobile Access Points work?

I have this data plan that gives unlimited mobile browsing. It only works with the browser, so http and https. If I tried to use the Maps or Youtube app, it won't connect. I enter the APN settings ...
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connect android phone to internet

i have an bridged internet connection. That is i connect my router and then i have to connect to the internet. There are two steps to be followed. I do that on my computer by first connecting to the ...
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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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Android 2.3.3 on Kindle Fire - lost internet conectivity after modifing /etc/permisions/platform.xml - FIX?

I tried to install an app that requested com.google.android.maps.jar. It gave me INSTALL_FAILED_MISSING_SHARED_LIBRARY and after i runned adb install, logcat showed: Package ...
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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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Any software to block all calls and all SMSes allowing only 3G internet?

My dad gave his other dual-sim card to me, which has internet service that he does not need. I do not want to get his calls or SMSes, I only want to use his internet. I have tried to do this ...
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Internet not accessible even though connected to local network using wifi

I have a wifi connection setup at my home. Other devices like my ubuntu laptop and macbook, when connected to wifi are able to access internet. Even my dad's blackberry is able to load websites when ...
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Use 3G connection on my Android in Ubuntu

I would like to use the 3G connection on my android with my Ubuntu. Is there any method to do so?
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Share WIFI to Computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can the Samsung Galaxy Tab be used as a wifi-hotspot? Is their a way I can share the WiFi on my Galaxy Tab on my PC without having a landline internet access already ...
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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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Connect to internet via internet cafe PC when no wi-fi or 3G is available?

We are developing an Android data-entry application for use in places with very limited connectivity. We'll be using old/discarded Android devices in areas outside towns in Kenya, Uganda, etc. where ...
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Let Android believe it is connected to internet [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up reverse tethering over USB? Is there a way to do this? I'm trying to reverse tether my Android phone. I'd like it to use my PC connection. Many guides on ...
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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 ...