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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Quick settings hot spot not working

I installed Quick Settings and hit ont the hot spot option button. After a few seconds the app disables 3G and tells me "Network is not available". Is there a way to fix it?
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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Use android as xbox360 wireless adapter?

I have a rooted cynogen mod Lg P500. I can connect my xbox360 to my laptop for bridging a connection. but have recently moved to ubuntu so the bridging is a mission and a half. So I was wondering if ...
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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 ...
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How to know the MAC and IP of my device?

The screen shot of my device looks like this: Screenshot (click image to enlarge) Could anyone help me to know the MAC and IP Addresses please? My device runs Android ICS.
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Unix domain sockets between host and emulator

I am trying get Android and my Linux host talk to each other on Unix domain sockets. I have my server on the host while the client is part of a library that emulator's software stack will make use ...
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Is it possible to use an Android phone as network disk, so I can browse it on my TV?

Is it possible to connect an Android phone to my TV with a USB cable, and then browse a network disk instead of the SD card? To answer comment questions: HTC Desire HD, TV is able to browse USB ...
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Problem accessing Internet in 4.0 ICS

For some strange reason, my Android 4.0 ICS tablet is no longer able to access the Internet. First, via wifi, it could'n connect to two distinct networks. Then later, I tried to connect it to home ...
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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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Run connectbot as root? [duplicate]

I'd like to do reverse ssh tunneling with my phone. Anyone know how I can run connectbot as root so that it can bind to port 22 ?
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Network operator selection

I own a Acer BeTouch E130 upgraded to Android 2.1 (official upgrade). And I'm facing issues with it, I'm basically from Belgium but I work in France currently therefor everyday I spend time in both ...
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Do I need adb? Whats wrong with terminal?

I'm pretty new to Android, but I have a bit of linux understanding. Do I need to use adb and do I need to type adb before every command? I have SSHDroid running on my GS3. I open my regular linux ...
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Push notifications to my Droid on local network

I am looking for either an app or a way to allow my 3 Ubuntu server's running in my house on my local network to send a notification to my Android phone when a task is done. Every hour or so one of ...
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What counts as “Connected Media” for the Music player?

In the music app, there is a Connected Media tab. It shows up my router, a Belkin Play Max, but it does not show up my NAS device, which has an iTunes server and a "Media server" of unspecified ...
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Are IPv6 Privacy Extensions supported and how can they be enabled/disabled?

I just read about a potential privacy issue with IPv6 addresses on phones. While the article mainly talks about Apple devices, Android is mentioned so I wonder: Does Android support IPv6 privacy ...
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Destination host unreachable while using WiFi on 2.2

I upgraded my HTC EVO to 2.2 using a ROM I found online. (Sprint's OTA update wouldn't work) All has been well, but I have been having troubles with my WiFi. I can connect to any AP, security or not, ...