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Nexus5 not connecting to only my wifi network

I have a very peculiar problem with connecting my new nexus5 to my wifi router @ home. Here is the background: I recently bought Nexus 5 and a new wireless modem/router(D-Link2750u)...The first day ...
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Is it possible to set DNS for mobile network

I live in Canada and use an unblocking service to access US Netflix content, Pandora and Hulu. I would like to be able to use this service while not on my WiFi is there a way to set the DNS server to ...
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Can't use Kyocera FS-1030D network printer

I have a Kyocera FS-1030D printer in my network. I use socket printing usually: socket://192.168.1.101:9100 Now, I'd like to use this printer with my Android tablet, but I can't figure out how. I ...
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Sprint Galaxy Tab 3 won't connect to internal wifi

I have a Sprint Galaxy tab 3 through work. I'm using it to test our software, part of what I need to to is connect to our internal network wifi, and for some reason it says that the internet isn't ...
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Android PTPP VPN session stalling after precisely 30-31 minutes

My Android 4.2.2 device (MINIX neo X5 TV-box) uses PTPP VPN connection to Netflix via a HideMyAss VPN server. The problem is that the Netflix session always stalls precisely 30-31 minutes after the ...
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Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Connect to ethernet

Is it possible, using some type of adapter or combination of adapters, to connect a Galaxy Tab 2 to a ethernet port. Is it necessary to add some kind of kernel module? Which one? How do I do that?
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Port-forwarding Android 2.3.6 wifi-tether

I'm having trouble port-forwarding connections from outside my network when tethering with my phone. I have a bad understanding of routers and networking in general, so please bare with me. My ...
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Cached gateway? What is up with that?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, right now v4.3, but its been having this problem since at least 4.1.1. I carry the phone from home, to work, and back. It is set up to connect to the WAPs in both ...
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How can I capture tethered traffic and save it as a pcap file?

I use my Android device with 3G as a hotspot for my laptop. I also occasionally connect other Internet devices to the network, and would like to look at the traffic. I need a way to log the traffic ...
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Nexus 4 Access Point details

Where can I get details about access point opened by my Nexus 4? I need them to describe network in wpa_supplicant.conf on other device that will be using this network. network={ ssid="example" ...
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Tethering Not working

if I enable Tethering (wifi/usb): my phone and the pc can share files on the local net ( phone - pc ) but the Internet connection is not shared at all How can I debug/fix this issue ?
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How does Android measure connectivity state? [duplicate]

I know Android has some sort of connectivity measurement, because when there's connectivity the wifi or phone network icons will turn either green or blue, depending on the Android version. In my ...
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How do I connect to a hidden network on my Android phone?

I have a PocketWiFi connected to my PC, and I decided to hide it, for better security. Now, I can't connect to it on my android phone, though. I can't find a way to connect to it, even if it isn't ...
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802.11s mode availability on Android?

Are there any Android devices with wifi chipsets that support the IEEE 802.11s mesh networking standard? Note the question is not about ad hoc mode but mesh mode support, specifically the 802.11s ...
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Always-On VPN option does not list my PPTP VPN

I have successfully connected to a PPTP VPN on Android. It is configured simply with an IP address, and no MPPE encrpytion. However, it does not show up under the Always-On option. I am running ...
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How to use an USB-attached wired Ethernet adapter through USB-OtG on an Android smartphone?

Due to my profession I use to have to connect to wired-only LAN-attached devices (like managed switches, routers, set-top-boxes etc) frequently to access their configuration interfaces via ...
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access lan address on an android device connected to a laptop via wireless [closed]

Here's what bugs me. I have my laptop connected to my wired campus lan and internet comes through broadband connection, which I share to my android phone via Connectify, because this program creates ...
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How to reach local computer via machine name instead of IP?

Developer here prototyping a mobile app, somewhat new to mobile: I have a simple HTTP service running (currently) on my main laptop with machine name latitude. Another laptop named vaio sharing the ...
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CM network connection icon is grey [duplicate]

I'm using CM 10.2 nightlies on my S 3 (i9305, intl. w/ LTE). However, even though I seem to be connected to a network - the status icon is greyed out. What's even weirder: I can access the web, but ...
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ES File Explorer suddenly not allowing connection?

I downloaded the ES File Explorer a while back to get access to my shared files, folders and my 2TB external drive. Everything worked fine until today. I tried to access my external HDD but got an ...
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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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Problem connecting my Xperia L to wifi..it shows Saved ,secured with WPA2..what should i do?

I tried to connect to my TP-Link ADSL2+ Modem Router (TD-8951ND) with my Xperia L, it worked fine the first three days, but now when I try to connect it shows "Saved, secured with WPA2" . I tried ...
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Connecting Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to a hardwired Ethernet

Has anyone been able to connect the Galaxy Note 8 to a hardwired Ethernet network? If so, what adapter was used? There are times that I cannot use the Wi-Fi and need to connect using a wired ...
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VPN client based web browser for Android to cross over all STUN/TURN/ICE/NAT issues and have a freedom of multimedia

Its too hard to first build one apps and then its nightmare to make the network work. Is it not possible in Android Mobile/Tablet and all Chrome browsers default to have VPN Client embedded? So that ...
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tasker: grace time on events

I use tasker to act on state change on wireless services (WifI on, Bluetooth connected, ...). There are cases where, for a very short time, the state of a service changes (no matter the reason: a ...
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Android x86 Virtual box with Internet and connection to adb?

I have Android x86 4.2 Installed on my Virtual Box. My main purpose is debug with eclipse and get internet on Android Some how i am able to get internet and also able to connect from adb (of ADT) but ...
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Copy data from phone to wifi network

USB port on my phone broke (can't transfer data). My phone uses built-in memory, no memory card. It works, I connect to wifi, etc. Is there any software or easy way to copy all my files from phone to ...
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I want to disable internet but not the network

How can I disable internet but keep the network access on Android tablet? I want to be disable internet access to all but selected apps, at the same time I want applications to have direct internal ...
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Android Smartphone as wireless router (source: pc through usb)

I know I can have my Android phone act as a wireless route, and I know I can connect my Android to my computer's internet via a USB connection. Is it possible, then, to have the phone act as a router ...
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How use call a local server by name rather than IP?

I've started MAMP on my computer and I'd like to make a GET call from Android app. I'd like to access the computer by it's name(e.g. computer.local:8888) rather than the computer's ip. On the ...
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Samsung Note 10.1 USB Ethernet

I'm trying to get USB Ethernet support on my tablet, which for some reason is apparently disabled even though 4.1.2 directly supports it. (My Note II can use it...) I've come to the conclusion that ...
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Does Android have a “router setup page” when acting as a wireless or wired hotspot?

I can edit all the crucial aspects of my hotspot/router within the setup options for the hotspot/router configuration. I am confused as to how the DHCP works when using up the Android phone as a ...
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Unwanted WiFi proxy issue

I have a Nexus 7 Android tablet. When I connect to my WiFi at home it keeps automatically adding a proxy on localhost:3128 to the connection. When I remove the proxy it works for a few hours and then ...
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Android on wifi - only local network, no internet

My phone (HTC One X) can't get internet when connected to my office wifi network. My office's wifi has no problem for me and my workers. By default, my phone uses DHCP mode when connected to local ...
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Traffic analysis and inconsistent results on Nexus One

my question is aimed to those who have already performed some kind of network traffic analysis on Android. My device is a rooted Nexus One. I've developed a simple C program, using Pcap Libraries, ...
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netcat listening on nexus 4 doesn't seem to respond

I have a Nexus 4 on my wifi network along with a laptop. I would like to establish a connection using netcat from my laptop to my phone. On my phone, I can run uname -a | nc <LAPTOP IP> ...
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Possible to connect Android device to Internet with Ethernet

I want to connect my Samsung S3/S4 to the internet using an Ethernet cable and USB network adapter. Is this possible? I have tried a couple different adapters, which don't work, and leads me to ...
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Tablet not connected to N wifi

I have bought a cheap tablet, and it was not able to connect to my N-only wifi. When I set it to NG or G, it connected fine. So I took it back to the shop and had it replaced. The new one has the same ...
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Galaxy S4 filtering incoming connections

I am trying to run an ftp server app on my galaxy s4 (tmobile) and it starts ok, binds to the wifi address and port 8021, but then I can't connect to it. I tried pinging my internal ip address as well ...
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Improving local wifi speed

I'm would like to use local Wi-Fi Hotspot with no Internet access to connect to multiple Android phones. The problem is, even though is a local network with only a few phones connected and no Internet ...
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Do I need to root my phone to get a tcpdump?

I'm troubleshooting my aCal installation and the good folks at aCal asked me for the output from tcpdump -A -- do I need to root my phone and install busybox or can I do this from a terminal emulator? ...
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How to connect 3rd party tcp/ip device to Nexus7

I have a wired tcp/ip based device that I need to access from an android app running on a rooted nexus 7. There is only one hard-requirement1. The tablet's primary internet connectivity must NOT be ...
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No web access on Android 2.3.7

I have an LG Optimus V, rooted, with Cyangenmod 7.2.1 (BackSide-IHO) that has developed, lately, a weird network problem: While on 3G (or wifi) every app on the system with the exception of the two ...
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Ports on the Android PHONE

I often use my Samsung Galaxy Note2 on local WiFi networks which are protected by a firewall, and experience problems with some apps which are most likely caused by strict firewall rules. Is there ...
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How to control additional tethering settings on android phones?

I want to use my phone and data plan as a temporary solution for providing Internet for my whole home network. I have plugged it into my OpenWRT router via USB and it's network device usb0 is so far ...
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android 4.1.1 network connectivity issues

device: asus memo pad mev172v issue: Apps (facebook, play store, ym, skype, etc) cannot access the wifi network. I can browse using Chrome (except for SSL sites) and can use the Youtube app. tried: ...
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Cannot ping Android devices on same wifi network

I have a Nexus 7 running CyanogenMod 10.1. For some reason I cannot reach it from my laptop on the same wifi network. I cannot ping in either direction. In the past i have been only able to ping one ...
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Access CentOS server on VMware from Android mobile?

I'm stacked on this issue , I'm basically trying to make calls between android device and php pages to deal with mysql database . I could reach WAMP server from chrome on android emulator on windows ...
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Use Galaxy S2 / S3 as router for PC lan gaming

I have a computer with no network interfaces (the only one it had went faulty). My friend's PC's network interfaces are working fine. We want to play PC LAN games, but when I set my Galaxy phone to ...
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How is WhatsApp able to receive messages when not in use?

I'm curious about how WhatsApp is able to receive messages when not in use. I mean, I understand that WhatsApp works using the Internet connection rather than the cellphone network. Imagine that I ...