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How to Remote Control Android smartphone, if not in same subnet

I'd like to "Remote Control" my Android 2.3.x (Oxygen 2.3.2 ROM) from my PC. I know that there are VNC servers available and also apps like "Remote Web Desktop". This works fine, but only if the ...
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Connect to laptop's localhost websites

is it possible for me to connect to http://localhost websites on my laptop from my phone without any internet connection? Phone is Samsung Galaxy W. Laptop Acer with Windows 7. The server I'm using ...
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How do you get Android OS bugs fixed?

I recently got an HTC Shift from Sprint. Within days of getting it, I noticed very bad issues with the phone losing sync to 4g, 3g, and wifi; it would not reacquire data connections unless I manually ...
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Is it possible for a telco provider to sniff HTTP packets of Wi-Fi through firmware?

Regarding privacy matters, I wonder if it is possible for mobile telco provider firmware (on stock distributions) to sniff all the outgoing HTTP requests of a Wi-Fi network without the need of the ...
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How to see all TCP connections being routed for hotspot?

I want to see a list of all active TCP connections on my Android device, regardless of whether they terminate in the device. E.g., when my phone is serving as a WiFi hotspot, I would like to see all ...
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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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hosts file keeps reverting

I run adb shell and append a line to /etc/hosts using echo IP DNSName >> hosts It works for a some time and then reverts back to having only a single entry for localhost. Any idea what ...
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Is there a way to control app execution environment?

Is there some way of controlling how an installed application communicates over the network and writes data to disk? Let's say I have an application that will handle sensitive data, but it comes from ...
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Is there a way to log network traffic on an Android device without rooting it?

I would like to know if its possible to log network traffic on an android device and to see what app is causing each bit of traffic without rooting the phone.
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Blocking specific applications from accessing the network while not active or on screen

Is there any applications out there that can let me selective limit network access when i put a program into the background?
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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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Is there any way to auto-reconnect with a specific PPTP connection on Android?

Every time my phone switches between networks (e.g. 4G to Wi-Fi) the established PPTP connection drops. I know there is a feature called Always-on VPN, but that seems to only apply to L2TP or IPSec ...
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Port-forwarding on Android 2.3.6 wifi-tether using Port Forwarder app

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 bear with me. My ...
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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 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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Problems searching and joining network with Nexus One

I have a Nexus One, unlocked from Google. It is not rooted nor running custom firmware. I am trying to use it with 2 different international sim cards, which have worked in other peoples phones. I ...
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Help with Blade mobile network not working

I've been given an Orange San Francisco by my boss to fix for him. At the time he claimed it was bricked but its not as bad as first thought. His initial problem was that the phone was unable to ...
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I get no ping repsonse to my phone. Why?

I went to www.whatsmyip.org and got my public IP address for my phone. Just for kicks and grins, I tried to ping it, but didn't get a reply. Is ICMP turned off on my android phone?
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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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Client-Server Android audio remote

I'd like to get a low power pc (arm or atom) running linux and control the music that it plays through an android app, effectively becoming androids version of Logitech's Squeezebox. I'd prefer not to ...
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Use rooted android to capture all traffic on wan using monitor/promiscuous mode

Before I begin, I've searched quite a lot and haven't been able to find exactly what I'm looking for. I have a rooted Nexus 5 with Kali Nethunter installed. It's very easy to capture all network ...
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Does any version of Android support smb natively?

I use Android 2.x on my phone and will buy a Tegra 3 tablet in the (hopefully) near future. I use files on my NAS with my phone. I can access those files with external tools (ES file explorer), but ...
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Which WiFi-Direct commands can be used in Android?

I am interested to know what commands can be used in Android to control WiFi direct from the terminal/command line. I took a look into p2p WIFI direct but I didn't catch these commands!! I can find ...
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How to limit an app's access only to specific networks?

I'm currently using DroidWall to limit apps' access to the Internet - and it's working great. Recently I've started to have the need of allowing certain apps network connectivity, but limited only to ...
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Are there USB to LAN adapter that are compatible with Android 4.0?

I'm looking for a USB-to-LAN adapter that is compatible with my Chinese Android 4.0 tablet. I've 2 dongles - like this - but none of them works. How can i choose a usb to lan adapter for my Android ...
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Set up a host to IP mapping in unrooted Android 4.4 tablet

I've a website running on my computer, and I want to test it from my nexus 7 tablet. I.e. over the local wifi LAN. If I type in the IP address it connects, but shows the wrong web site, because I'm ...
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How can I configure Android to login to an ISA proxy server?

I see that if I did a long touch over a Wifi network, I can specify some proxy settings. In my company we use a Isa Proxy server, and each user has to login through domain server. Is there any way to ...
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how to measure the RSSI strength signal between peers using wifi direct?

there is no feature to measure the RSSI between peers in Wifi-direct, so how to get RSSI between them. actually i go under API for WIFI to see how they measure WIFI RSSI So i see that they send ...
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Android Connected to Multiple WiFi

I recently got a new smart tv and a samsung s6. I have an ambitious project I would like to pursue. I want to do some screen mirroring, this works fine but with my wifi being fairly slow any real ...
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Ever since connecting to a Chromecast, my device floods the network with SSDP packets

I used both a Galaxy Nexus and a Nexus 7, running stock Android 4.3 and 4.4, to interact with a Chromecast in the past. Ever since, both devices flood the network with SSDP packets, which seems to be ...
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Android application firewall - interactive prompt confirmation for connections

I'm thinking of developing application, or probably extending AFWall+ app What I'm missing on Android is possibility to confirm each connection from each application, simply blocking the application ...
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Unknown Host - Emulator network config question

I have an issue I need help with. I have the android emulator running using Eclipse Helios & ADTv20. I am able to get to internet using emulator. (google.com) However I cannot access any local ...
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Connecting an Android device to a Windows network

Is it possible to connect my Android phone to my Vista network? I want to add files in a shared folder which I can access over a wifi network on my phone. I tried to add my phone to the network ...
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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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all android devices on my LAN can ONLY connect to the gateway

I have a phone running 2.3 and a tablet running 3.1 on the wireles network along with a bunch of computers. I have a bit of a networking mistery. Here are the facts: all the devices can get the ...
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Site timeout for Android device on LAN, but ok on mobile network

My two Android devices (LG G3 on KitKat; Nexus 7 with custom JB rom) cannot access 4 of my 5 Wordpress sites over my WLAN, but have no problem via my mobile network. The other devices on the WLAN ...
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Where are Ethernet Settings stored?

There is a good post about where Android Settings are stored. The following screenshot shows where Wi-Fi settings are stored. Where are Ethernet Settings stored?
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How does changing IP and mask by ifconfig work?

I am sorry for this rudimentary question, but I cannot find a good answer. Here is the effort to change IP and mask: # ifconfig eth0 eth0: ip 192.168.0.133 mask 0.0.0.0 flags [up broadcast running ...
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Why does my Moto X phone support mDNS but my Samsung Tablet does not?

I have a device that is broadcasting mDNS, I am using this app to view it in the Bonjour Browser: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.he.networktools&hl=en On my Samsung Tablet, it ...
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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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Why is one of my WiFi networks not visible after connecting to the other one?

I've got two access points / WiFi networks at my home and there is a strange behavior with my Android 4.0 phone (SGS2): after my phone connects to one network or the other (whichever is currently ...
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ICS - no internet, but access to network drive possible

I've set up wifi on an ICS phone. I can connect to a network drive in the system, so the connection seems to be OK. However when I try the browser I get the message 'problem loading page'. I used ...
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Is there a way to temporarily disable hosts and flush the DNS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I flush the DNS Cache? In order to visite some websites, i modified the hosts in the system/etc/hosts. But sometimes, the IP i write in the hosts file maybe ...
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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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How to kill dhcpcd?

The following command works perfectly to start DHCP: # dhcpcd -p eth0 DHCP cannot be stopped once it is started. The following command does not work: # dhcpcd -k eth0 It returns the following: ...
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How can I turn off the 3G connection?

I'd like to be able to turn the 3G connection on and off without navigating the "Settings -> Wireless and networks -> Mobile Networks" menus each time. Is there a widget (or some other way) of ...
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How to set network proxy for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 7?

I've already found this guide. It's for the Galaxy 10.1 though and my unit doesn't have the Wi-Fi settings option. Or at least I can't find it.
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Connect with adb to device via network

I want to do some android theming, but I have a question on what the best way is to set up the system. I have 2 computers here at home. So i was thinking of having the following setup if that is ...
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Is there a way to set the IP configuration on a per network basis?

I connect to multiple wifi networks. On some of the networks I have to use a static IP address. Most with DHCP configurations are without the option to use static IP addressing. For this reason I ...
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Android and Network attached storage server

I am trying to organize my digital archive (pictures and movies). My wife and I store a lot of stuff on our Android phones. Before I buy a NAS device I would love to hear which protocol I should be ...