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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SSH internet through Connect bot

Is it possible to forward all traffic from internet app over connect bot forwarded port?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...