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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do the apps that require a full internet access override android network settings?

You all know that some apps require "full internet access', and other permissions. Some use it for ads, some use it for other reasons, etc. So, can these apps access the internet when my wifi network ...
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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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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 ...
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Is there any app which can tell which app is using internet?

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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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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Block Adult Websites

Is it possible to block all porn, chat sites, and adult content web pages on a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2? And is it possible to hide the fact that they are being blocked?
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Load images only on wi-fi?

Can I somehow tell my phone to load images in (for example) browsers, gmail, twitter, etc. only when connected through a wi-fi connection? Mobile internet is pretty expensive in my country so I don't ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where do I configure DNS and IP settings in HTC Desire S?

HTC Desire S seems to have very scarce WiFi settings. I'm trying to debug a Wifi connectivity issue and looks like it might be a DNS problem. I Googled and looks like many Android devices have some ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...