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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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5answers
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Block apps from accessing the Internet on Android device

In Android, is it possible to block apps from accessing the Internet? Many apps will often connect to remote servers in the background, including Google's own apps or system services. Over time this ...
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6answers
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Closing internet access for some apps [duplicate]

Is there a way to prevent some apps from accessing to internet when wi-fi or mobile data is on?
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4answers
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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?
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1answer
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How to share Android “Reverse-tethered” internet via Android WiFi?

Before going into main question, we do know that : we can do Reverse Tethering from PC into android (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1371345) And we can share current phone internet ...
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4answers
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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 ...
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4answers
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How can I flush the DNS Cache?

How can I clear my DNS cache on my android phone? (Droid3, Gingerbread, rooted to be specific) Ideally I'm looking for a command to run through a terminal emulator, something similar to ipconfig ...
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3answers
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Limit the Internet bandwidth of Android device

Is it possible to limit internet speed of Android device for example Nexus 7 only internet speed has 300 kbps / 1mbps Nexus 4 only internet speed has 150 kbps / 1mbps
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1answer
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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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4answers
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Does Android have support for IPv6?

I wonder if Android has support for IPv6? I have heard that the phone company I use has support for IPv6 and I have a IPv6 address if I visit http://ipv6.whatismyipv6.net.ipv4.sixxs.org/. But I can ...
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2answers
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How to show wifi password?

I have a rooted Samsung s3 mini, android version 4.1.2 How to show the saved wifi password of the router I am connected to?
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3answers
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Windows laptop works with Wi-Fi AP, phone claims it is connected but can't access Internet

There's an Asus 240 MIMO Wifi access point. There's a laptop running Windows XP that uses that access point no problem for years so far. And there's an Android based HTC Desire S smartphone that has ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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1answer
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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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3answers
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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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2answers
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How to reverse tether without rooting?

Want to use PC broadband connection on the phone connected via USB [no Bluetooth or wifi] to surf on the phone or install app. The android device is running 4.0.4 and the PC running Windows 7 I dont ...
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3answers
1k views

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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1answer
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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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3answers
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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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3answers
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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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0answers
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My mobile internet sign is always E

Kindly I want a solution for my issue I have a Samsung star 2 plus mobile from U.A.E and I live in Egypt now The internet sign is always E and does not reach H+ so the internet is significant slow so ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Why do some apps with no internet features require internet access?

A couple of apps I've installed or considered say they require internet access even though they have no obvious internet features. One of the most surprising ones was a simple compass app. Why is ...
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4answers
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Is there a command or application similar to ipconfig?

I would like to see my network addresses on my phone. On Windows I can use ipconfig for this and ifconfig on Linux. But how can I see this information on my Android device? Is there an application or ...
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1answer
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Manually set a hostname for IP address (i.e. /etc/hosts equiv.?)

I am a web developer and am developing our website on my local desktop machine. I have an android phone (htc desire running android 2.2). I want to test what our web application looks like on android. ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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3answers
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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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0answers
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Is there any app which can tell which app is using internet? [duplicate]

I have installed lots of apps on my phone. For the last couple of weeks i am facing one issue. Even when i am not using internet infact even when i am not using my phone at all, a window pops up and ...
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3answers
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Minimal Internet usage on an Android phone

I am considering buying an Android phone and hence the question about Internet usage. How much Internet bandwidth can I expect to use if I want to enable syncing of contacts, calendar, email, etc. ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Block all incoming calls [duplicate]

I need to use internet, but without being able to be called. So basically just block all incoming calls. I used to enable flight mode, but doing so, I'm not able to connect to the internet. Is there ...
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3answers
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how to fix grey wifi icon (no internet), and how to track what caused that?

[SUSPENDED. see P.S. at end, any good way to deal with this suspended state?] My phone have the grey wifi-icon problem, where you do not have access to internet. Yesterday it was working fine, I ...
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0answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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Cruz T301: Internet Kick-Off

I have a Cruz Tablet (T301) that runs Android 2.2.1. For the longest time, I've tried to fix this matter on my own, but now I've run out of options. When I get on the internet, my tablet has an ...
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0answers
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USB Tethered, internet works on PC but not on Phone

Ok, so this is a bit weird. I own a Samsung Galaxy Note (the very first one). And I have been using Internet on PC by USB tethering. It was all going fine, until yesterday. Since yesterday, the PC is ...
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0answers
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How to setup an invalid APN that prevents mobile data access?

How can I setup an invalid APN that prevents mobile data access? Tried with these APN settings: Name: invalid APN: invalid Proxy: 0.0.0.1 Port: 1 Server: 0.0.1.1 APN-type: invalid Always got ...
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Operator Data not working post the Lollipop Update

I have a Moto G first gen, Post the lollipop update the operator data is NOT working. Its just WiFi which is working. What I have done: Updated to Lollipop - Thru WiFi Checked - Operator Data Not ...