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How does Android perform Data-Wifi Switch

I am trying to learn from Android source on Data-Wifi automatic switch. The closest I can get is DataCommand and WifiCommand, they seem to switch network preference (through ConnectivityManager), by ...
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How do I repair Android DHCP issues?

My phone plan comes standard with a lot of data and as a result, I've been regularly using the Mobile Hotspot feature built into it, on my laptop. The phone is a Samsung Galaxy S5 and is rooted on a ...
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Create static route for WiFi connection

My android 4.4.2 device is on a corporate network which requires a static route to access another subnet. This static route is served by DHCP but I don't think Android is respecting it. Is there a ...
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Win 7 wifi hotspot connection not able to share internet

I have created an ad-hoc wifi hotspot connection using > netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=WinWlHS key=MyPassword keyusage=persistent Then I have started hotspot using netsh wlan ...
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Configuring wired network connection with WiFi still enabled

I have a Nexus tablet and a USB-OTG + USB/ethernet connected. I have proved the hardware works by disabling WIFI and ifconfig'ing up eth0 with netcfg eth0 dhcp ping, traceroute all work as ...
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How to set up a network connection between Android phone and Windows PC without Internet

Is it possible to connect my Android phone (Galaxy S3) directly to my Windows (7) PC in such a way that I can make network connections to the PC from the phone, without a pre-existing WiFi network? ...
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I cant browse internet network data

My whatsapp and viber can connect to internet by wifi or network data but my browsers just work with wifi and dont work with network data. how can I fix it?
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Set Android to update only via WiFi?

We own an Android phone (a Nexus 5, so it's "standard" Android) and use it with a very limited data plan. Sometimes it downloads huge updates over the mobile network, even though it's at home and ...
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How do I mount an NFS share on an CM 12?

I'd like to mount an NFS share on my Android cell phone, with perhaps a mount-unmount button on the home screen. Any ideas of how to accomplish this? My /system/lib/modules is empty. It doesn't have ...
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What is net interface 'vip0'?

When I list network devices on my Android phone, I see vip0 in the list and this is bugging me. I can't find any information relating to this mystery device. Can anyone possibly tell me what this ...
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Chromecast performance differs between devices

I have a Chromecast in my bedroom and a dual-band router in the living room. The connection is solid enough that it will connect, and on my Moto X using the 5GHz radio can play 1080p video without ...
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Is it possible to assign a static IP address without a DNS?

Is it possible to assign a static IP address without a DNS in Android 5.1? Is there anyway to achieve it? I can do this in iOS so I'm wondering.
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how to use my pc network on my android (4.1.2) [duplicate]

I am Using MICROMAX P 410 I .I don"t Want To Pay For Data In My Mobile.I Want My Pc Network,So I Request To Solve My problem
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How to use mobile data just for one application when connected to a specific WiFi network?

My company offer a open wifi, but its proxy blocks one of my application data (Whatsapp). I'd like to use wifi to all apps with only one exception (Whatsapp). My phone is not rooted (Galaxy Note 4). ...
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SSH Key generation

How do I generate a pair of SSH keys to be able to use in several apps (Juice SSH, Turbo, etc) to access my remote host? I've tried generating them with Connectbot, JuiceSSH and on a Linux machine, ...
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How to find the list of servers accessed by a webpage on android?

On my desktop Firefox I can view the list of servers any given web page accesses either by checking with Firebug or by pressing "Ctrl-i" Page Info > Media. Out of the two Firebug is of course much ...
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Configuring ssh reverse tunneling on Android 5.0 installed on the Nexus 10

I'm connected to the campus of my university and I know for sure that there is a firewall that blocks a lot of ports and the server does not support the IP forwarding and for this reason I can't give ...
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Is it possible to scan WiFi access points without turning on WiFi?

Just as the title says, is it possible to scan all WiFi access points around the Android phone device when WiFi is turned off (e.g. only using 3G)?
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Network Problems with certain commands on GNURoot Debian Wheezy

When I attempt to use commands such as ping, nmap, and arpspoof, I recieve various errors saying that the operation is not permitted. I am running as root. What confuses me is that apt-get install and ...
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How to disable captive portal detection? How to remove exclamation mark on Wi-Fi or signal icon in lollipop?

When connected to the Internet, the system checks if it's in a walled garden, which is simply trying to connect to google. If it fails, in Android 5, there'll be an exclamation mark on the wifi icon ...
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Bypassing a blocked port on a 3G connection

I know this may seem illegal, but I just wanted to know how to bypass a blocked port on my Carrier 3G connection. Sometime before I used to use some Android VPN app that gave me access to the ...
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Internet connection for Android in Parallels 10

Ive just installed Android on Parallels 10, but I cant connect it to the internet. I can find no documentation on this online. Am I missing something, or is there just no way to do it?
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Lenovo USB 3 to Ethernet adaptor not working on Nexus Player

I have a Nexus 5, a Nexus Player, a USB OTG cable, and a Lenovo USB 3 to Ethernet adapter. If I plug the Ethernet adapter into my phone (using the OTG cable of course) it loads the cdc_ether driver ...
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Automatically setup network config ifcfg-eth0?

After I connect a USB network adapter to the phone I can configure it using ifconfig: ifconfig eth0 up 192.168.1.2 Problem is that eth0 is not aviable until the USB device is connected. How can ...
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Why NFS mounting works with XBMC/Kodi on stock Android?

I have tried to mount NFS shares on my recently rooted Nexus 5 (Mahdi), and found that the CIFS manager app doesn't work, although it claims that I need a rooted device. I also noticed that XBMC/Kodi ...
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internet not working

I have samsung galaxy ace and using internet using wifi in my home but when i try to use internet outside my home using packet data i cant able to access the internet. is there any one who can help me ...
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How do I stop device trying to connect to hicloud.com and clients.l.google.com?

If I just connected to a wireless network, but don't do anything, I expect no traffic (except of DHCP). But actually I see a lot of traffic to various Google and Huawei sites, like as if the device ...
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Connecting to a network that blocks non-computer devices with Galaxy S4

I would like to connect my Galaxy S4 to my school's WiFi network in order to cut down on expensive data usage. The problem is that some mobile devices (including my phone) can't connect, so I can't ...
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Change how a phone identifies itself on the network

I currently own a Nexus 5. My mobile carrier just now begun providing LTE, but my Nexus 5 apparently isn't in its "list of compatible devices". Is there a way for me to change how the network ...
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Strange notifications on “network”

I've been getting this notification, well, basically ever since I moved to my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo, which is my current phone. Up till a few days ago, I simply hit Clear and ignored this, ...
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Connect to VPN without changing IP

On my windows 7 laptop, when I connect to my work VPN, my IP stays the same as it was before connecting to the VPN. However, on my android phone, when I connect to my university's VPN, my IP is ...
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Why is there Infinite UDP broadcast traffic on tethering my android phone to computer?

I have a android samsung galaxy chat b5330. When I connect it to my Ubuntu Linux computer using usb tethering, an infinite sequence of similar UDP traffic is noted by Wireshark. The summary of the ...
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cifs.ko wanted for MTK 6572 device

I want to access my external HD attached to Raspberry PI, so I've installed SMB server on it, and CifsManger on my MTK6572 device (rooted, busybox installed). I've tested the SMB server with my ...
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How do you add an Android device as network share in Windows?

I want to access an Android (KitKat) device as a network device in Windows 7 SP1. The purpose is to be able to transfer files to/from the Android device seamlessly in Windows Explorer, just like any ...
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How to troubleshoot wifi connection problem?

Like some other people, I am plagued by the issue with gray wifi bars with a tablet running 4.2.2. I tried all recommended solutions: disabling power saving, switching between AES/TKIP on the router, ...
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Blocking all external traffic and allowing only internal traffic through

we are trying to use Android tablets in a production environment however we only want the users to be able to connect to internal ip addresses and block all external to lock them out of doing things ...
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Creating an Ad-Hoc-WLAN while being connected to a WLAN

Something I was wondering about: Is it possible that I am logged into a wlan with my phone and then I am creating an Ad-Hoc-WLAN with the same phone without loosing the connection to the first one? ...
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Network storage application

I have android device eGreat U9 with attached external HDD. I'd like to use this device also as a NAS and mount it's drive as a network disk on my linux desktop. Here is what I've already tried: ...
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How to hide my android wifi hotspot from being detected?

I have a Galaxy Young phone and a 3g connection. I use my phone like a wireless modem but I don't want other devices to find my WiFi hotspot when they search for WiFi. How can I stop other devices ...
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Is it possible to connect to chromecast through router while still using data network for internet?

Here's the setup I am envisioning: Chromecast and android phone both connected to a WiFi router/hotspot (has x amount of data usage). My phone however has unlimited data usage and I would like to ...
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Why is Clash of Clans not loading?

I have just turned on internet sharing on my iMac so my phone can connect to the internet via my iMac (there is only one ethernet connection in this hotel, and no 3/4G), and when I try opening google, ...
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Entering creditals into Chrome

A network which I connect frequently to, requires the user to put in username and password to view we pages. These details are also used to connect to the network. When I use chrome it does not come ...
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Port Forwading in android phone

I have linux computer with http server installed . I connect my PC to android(samsung galaxy Y) hotspot & access internet. I want to access my PC http server from external network. After searching ...
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3g network connection Problem while using data

For last two months or so, the situation in my two years old international HTC One X is that the data is not connecting when it is on 3g network but it is working absolutely fine with 2g network. when ...
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Secure ADB connection over network

I am using Geniatech ATV Android Set Top Boxes running android 4.2.2 for a current project. I might put some of those devices in public places like shopping centers. These boxes are connected to the ...
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Unknown Host Exception: unable to resolve host b.api.facebook.com on Galaxy Tab

I have Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. When I try to access my account on Facebook a message appears: Unknown Host Exception unable to resolve host b.api.facebook.com no address associated with host name ...
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Why does phone has 2 different IPs

When I check my IP at whatismyip.com (for example) I cab see my IP is 109.253.X.X. When I type netcfg at the phone's terminal I can see the line rmnet0 UP 10.229.X.X And indeed when I try out ...
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Sharing Linux desktop's wired internet connection using Nexus 5 as access point [duplicate]

My Hardware I have an Android phone (Google Nexus 5) running CyanogenMod I have a desktop computer running Linux connected to the Internet via PCI ethernet card My Question I would like to ...
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Need to enable ICMP Ping response from phone

I'm trying to enable ICMP ping response from my Android 4.2.2 Phone (Galaxy S4). I am only considering ping over LAN via Wi-Fi, not the cellular network. WLAN Network connectivity is not the problem: ...
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Virtual SMB directory on sdcard

I have a Moto G with only 16 gigs of storage. It doesn't accept external sd cards. Therefore, I store some data on my phone and some on my networked drive, at home. This can be annoying because a lot ...