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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, ...
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I have rooted my phone, but why can't I Telnet?

I have a T-Mobile G1 and rooted it using AndRoot. I've confirmed that I have root by using Wireless Tethering, I get all the required request superuser permission dialogues. However when I go to the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to set a DroidWall custom script for allowing global access to the LAN via wifi?

I'm trying to follow the second example at http://code.google.com/p/droidwall/wiki/CustomScripts : # Allow all connections to the local network (192.168.0.XXX) on Wi-fi $IPTABLES -A "droidwall-wifi" ...
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How to setup VLAN on Android?

Can anybody give me idea how to setup the VLAN on android. I get VLAN 200 tagged traffic from some device. So how can I configure or setup the networking stuffs in android to allow traffic tagged with ...
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UDP multicast with reverse tethering

We are using a Wi-Fi network to communicate with other devices running our applications. And, we are using UDP multicasting. However, due to some new restrictions we are no longer allowed to use ...
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How to force Android 2.3 to believe that there is networking?

(unsatisfied by answers in "Let Android believe it is connected to internet", they more about "how to set up networking") The android device is connected to the Internet though my laptop over Wi-Fi ...
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Share PC network with phone when connected with USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up reverse tethering over USB? So, I know about tethering where I can share the mobile network with my PC. I'm in the reverse situation - no mobile network ...
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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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Finding a way to create a WLAN between tablet and phone

I currently own a nokia N900 and am waiting for the my pre ordered Nexus 7 to arrive. I was wondering because since android does not support p2p adhoc networking, as far as i know. Is there any way to ...
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Network operator says “Registered on network” but Why can't I connect to the internet?

Good afternoon all, I was originally using a GSM iPhone and I've switched to an android Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830L. I've got some problems connecting to the internet and was wondering if someone could ...
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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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Access Windows admin share from Android?

I have tested several Android apps and none of them seem to be able to do what I want. How do I access admin shares such as \\host\c$ from Android? Note that admin share access is enabled on the ...
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Talk to Android Device via UDP via a wired connection

I have an application that can be controlled via Open Sound Control, a UDP based protocol. Now this works fine via wifi but I NEED a wired connection because wifi will not be available to me later for ...
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Connect android device to server in emulator

Background I've been search AE, SO and Google for many hours and found many examples of people wanting to connect their PC to the emulator. I've also run across some that wish to connect their device ...
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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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Wi-Fi sleep policy when mobile networks are turned off

I have a fairly expensive data plan and I don't want my phone to use any of it, so it turned off mobile networks in Settings. When I access the Wi-Fi sleep policy setting, it says it switches to ...
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Very high mobile data usage reported by carrier, no evidence in phone

My phone is a galaxy Note II, I found out yesterday that I breached the 5 GB limit of data usage for the month when the carrier completely cut my data connections. I went to check the reported usage ...
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How does Android determine if it has an Internet connection?

My Nexus 10 (Android 4.4.2, unrooted) is not playing nice with my wireless network. Although it can connect and I don't have any problems browsing the web, for some reason Android thinks that it ...
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Where to find IP address in file system (e.g. proc or sys)

Is there a way to get the IP (v4) address of an interface in the file system of Android? I know I could use ifconfig or netcfg but I would like to use a monitoring tool which can only access files and ...
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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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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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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 simulate cell signal loss?

The program (CSipSimple) seems to work not well when cell data network is unstable. It works OK hovewer if you manually switch it on and off. How to simulate bad network connectivity (e.g. going by ...
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How to create a Local Area Network with Android device?

I want to use a TCP service running on my phone that needs its current IP to be known. So when the phone is connected to its internet as alone, I can know its IP. However to speed up this task, I ...
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Block all connections except a single host server ? (block by server not by app)

My mobile company offers a free package for facebook with unlimited bandwidth , however when I open my 3G connection the mobile automatically connects to unknown servers (maybe google) and the mobile ...
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UDP communication between PC and Android via ethernet

1. I am testing with a rooted nexus 5 operating on lollipop 5.1. 2. This is all with no wifi connection. I am trying to send UDP packets between a PC and an android device with an otg cable and ...
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Ngrok (compiled for Arm5) crash on android: can't find core dump files!

I downloaded Ngrok which I want to install on a old HTC Hero [the project is to transform the phone in a ipcam, reachable behind a NAT network], so I chose the version compiled for Arm5. You can find ...
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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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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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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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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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Possible to share mobile internet (tether) while connected to existing wifi network?

I have an existing wifi network and a Google Nexus 5 (un-rooted, stock android) with 3G data connection. I would like to tether my mobile to share internet to all devices in existing network which ...
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Why does my Android have an 8MB hosts file blocking thousands of sites?

Background: my Android is the only source of internet I have - I use it as a hotspot while at home. I have been noticing strange behavior out of my Desktop PC recently: sites like Amazon were not ...
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How can I connect two android devices to the same network over the internet?

Many phone functions (local WiFi-only games, networking, etc.) are only possible/are made much easier by having the two devices connected to the same network. I'd like to do this, if possible, ...
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Internet over mobile-data while connected to WLAN network

I have a WLAN network that is not connected to the internet. There is a DHCP server on that network and that assigns its clients an IP and subnet mask, but no default gateway. When I connect to this ...
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Stopping Local Communication in android hotspot

How can I stop two devices from communicating among themselves if they are connected to my Hot Spot.(for eg I want them to not be able to ping eachother)
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Dial up internet using Android

I still remember the old way of creating Dial up connection using our mobile device as a modem to connect internet. Is it possible to use our android device as a dial up modem to connect internet? ...
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OpenVPN on Android 4.4 not working

I'm running CyanogenMod 11 unofficial ROM and I can't seem to get VPN working. I've tried different OpenVPN clients. All of them connect to the server, but there is no traffic; the connection just ...
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Is there a way for 3G to not disconnect when connecting to WiFi?

WiFi is unreliable, I wouldn't trust WiFi for SIP calls, I've disabled WiFi within CSipSimple. Now every time I connect to WiFi, my SIP registration seems to go away, and I'm not receiving any calls ...