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Connecting you Android device to a computer network.

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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 ...
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How to listen which URLs an app tries to connect

Is there an app (or some other way) that could listen to other apps, and their network? I have this one app, and I couldn't figure out where it gets its images. I tried to google an app to listen to ...
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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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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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Rooted Kindle Fire can't connect to Socket

I rooted my first-generation Kindle Fire (at the time running 6.3.2) so I can run Jelly Bean on it. However, when programming a simple networking app, the following line: Socket sock = ...
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How can I share my files from mobile device to PC through wireless router?

I have a wireless router and my pc has ip : 192.168.1.101 and my htc desire mobile has ip: 192.168.1.102. But I am not able to ping my mobile from PC. I just want to access my files on mobile through ...
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How do I access files on an Android device from a LAN connected computer?

My connection configuration is, my modem, connected to a LAN router, connected to several PCs and also connected to a wireless router. When I use WiFi on my android device, I can access files on the ...
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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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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 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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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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Phone connected to wireless but does not respond to pings

I have here two phones that both exhibit the same symptoms. One is a samsung GT-S5570 running the stock ROM, the other is a Galaxy S2 running an AOSP-based custom ROM. The problem I have is that ...
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Can I use an USB Ethernet adapter to connect Sony Ericsson Xperia Active to a wired Ethernet LAN?

Due to my profession I have to connect to wired-only LAN-attached devices (like managed switches, routers set-top-boxes, etc.) frequently to access their configuration interfaces via Telnet/SSH/HTTP. ...
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Connect Android phone to router via USB-to-Ethernet

I own an HTC Desire HD and it currently has the IceColdSandwich custom rom on it. I also own a usb OTG adapter and a D-Link USB 2.0 Fast Ethernet adapter DUB-E100. What I want to achieve is to ...
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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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Cannot open webpages in browsers under Bluestacks

I installed Bluestacks mostly because I wanted to take the advantage of the Android browsers. I installed UC browser, and although it launches correctly, it could not connect to any websites. Any ...
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How to share my laptop internet connection via wifi to my android tablet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can’t my device see an ad-hoc WiFi network? I created a wifi hotspot in my Windows 7 laptop (open ad-hoc) but my Android 2.3 tablet is not detecting it. My tablet is ...
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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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4.0.3 emulator has Internet connectivity, but can't ping other hosts

My situation is strange. I can open any website, like google.com, in my emulator's web browser. However, when I use adb shell to connect to my emulator and try to ping any other IP or website, it ...
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Analyzing packets in android

I want to analyze packets on my rooted Android mobile phone. What I did so far: I have installed shark for root and shark reader. I tried to sniff packets, but shark reader only shows RAW packet. ...
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Connectify doesn't work with Android

I use Connectify Hotspot Pro to create Wi-Fi network. However, my Android phone is unable to display this Wi-Fi hotspot at all. What do I need to do to make it work?
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Android ADB unable connect with IP address

I have successfully installed Android OS in Oracle virtual box, but I have one problem: I cannot connect to ADB in the Android OS virtual box. In my Network settings in virtual box: When I select ...
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Why won't my Galaxy Tab 2 connect with WiFi or USB?

Whenever I try to connect to WiFi or my PC with USB, it always just says "connecting..." indefinitely. It detects my WiFi signal, kies detects the tablet, but neither one has managed to actually ...
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How can I copy media files to my phone without adding them to the gallery?

I keep my media files (such as music) on my home server. When I add a new album to the home server, and want to copy it to my Android 4.0.4 phone, I use a Samba client (such as AndSMB or X-plore) to ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy Ace Internet showing network problem

I have bought a Samsung Galaxy Ace few days back. And it's showing network / connection problem or error, or connection time out. Whenever I try to open a page it shows "Webpage not available". And ...
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Google account sign in problems

Yesterday my HTC Tattoo (with software based on Donut) started giving me "No connection Retry" errors for Gmail, YouTube, Google Reader, Market and anything else that requires sign in with Google ...
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Why does my Android phone download files slower over the same network than my laptop?

I have a HTC Legend running on JB. While on the same network, the same download file gets downloaded on my Legend slower than it does on my Laptop? (no change in any conditions whatsoever)
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Can the MK802 III use an ethernet connection instead of wifi?

Just got the MK802III and got some Ice Films related apps installed. A lot of the content is streaming, so I'm wondering if I use an ethernet cable to connect to my router via USB to the 802, if I'll ...
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rooted android JB 4.1.1 razr m , Map network drive with VPN

So I established a VPN using openVPN app on my phone. My phone has an IP and everything on the network. What I would like to do now is browse the network drives remotely and possibly download files to ...
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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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Can a change in the routing table cause an ARP storm?

I have an HTC EVO V with Android 4.1. While it doesn't lose the wifi signal, it periodically needs to be reset in order to make network connection. When I try to connect to Skype, for example, I might ...
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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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Which application keeps port opened on android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: List of open ports on Android On my nexus 7 rooted device some programs keep two ports opened (8080 and 8082). How can I determine what are those applications? Netstat ...
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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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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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How to SSH into Android from a different network?

I'm running SSHDroid on my unrooted android device. When my SSH client on ubuntu or windows are on same wifi network as the Android, I'm able to connect to it via SSH. But what I want to do is, ...
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Why does my phone uses Google Public DNS?

I was just curious to know what DNS server my phone used. So I launched a terminal emulator and I entered: $ cat /etc/resolv.conf nameserver 8.8.8.8 nameserver 8.8.4.4 As you can see, my phone uses ...
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How does Cloud message services reach devices behind NAT / firewall?

Getting push notifications with devices with a local IP works fine. I just wonder how is that it works. Is it just uPnP? The device starts communication with the cloud messaging service and then IGD ...
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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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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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How to resolve that both Wifi Hotspot and USB Tethering need reboot to work?

I am using a Huawei Honor Device running the official Ice Cream Sandwich. I use the wifi tethering quite often to get my notebook online, and realized following behavior: I am connected to Wifi. ...
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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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How to Power On and Shutdown a Remote host with Android?

The title can't be more specific. I'd like you to suggest the best way to send the poweroff instruction, to windows or Linux.