Connecting you Android device to a computer network.

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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.
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SD Card as a Network drive in Wi-Fi Network?

Please help me to emulate my Phone's SD card as a network drive in my Wi-Fi network. I am able to mount it as a Media device which will only help us to play music with Windows Media Player. But I want ...
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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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Android and Windows 7 Homegroup

I have an Android tablet and my PC running Windows 7 Pro. I am using ES File Explorer on Android to see shared folders. I added some folders to the Music/Picture/Video libraries and shared them in a ...
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How to set android as internet gateway for my home network

Title should say all, but here's some network topology: Laptop(s), desktop(s) <-wlan/lan-> router <-wifi-> android <-internet-> So I'd walk into the reach of my wifi and my android would ...
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Can i use the Hotspot feature with a USB network connection on my HTC One V? [closed]

I have a HTC One V which runs the default HTC supplied android 4.0, I have not rooted it (and I shouldn't need to for this. I occasionally come across situations where I've got a dialup (or non GSM ...
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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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In Android Is it possible to access the physical layer of 2G/3G to transmit voice/data

I wanted to make an walkie talkie app in android, i know there are a lot of apps like these but they use the Wi-fi or they are just web services. But if we want to like transmit voice/data on 2G/3G ...
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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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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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Bufferbloat on Android [closed]

I am looking for practical solutions to address the problem of Bufferbloat on Android handsets. To narrow down the problem just a little bit, appropriate solutions would meet the following criteria: ...
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How to workaround “no network => go away” in programs?

When neither Wi-Fi nor Mobile data connectin is turned on, the programs often tell "No network" and refusing to work (not even trying) although networking can still be available (Wifi in "hotspot" ...
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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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How to connect ADB over 3G/4G? Or how can an ADB listener over network vulnerability be leveraged over GSM?

I keep seeing warning signs about enabling ADB over Network when you aren't connected to a WiFi network, but what if I want to connect ADB over 3G/4G ? Whenever I try to do it with any of the ...
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google.com redirected after xpressconnect installed

I'm using Android 2.3 on Nook Color (ROM CyanogenMod). I installed xpressconnect to connect to the wifi network of my school, and successfully configured it. I can access the internet normally. ...
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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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Connect an Android tablet to ethernet

I use tablet with Android in a professional environment and the it department doesn't accept to install wifi. My tablet need to synchronise with CSV file on a LAN share. I'm looking for solutions. ...
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Xperia x10i complaining “no network connection” in some apps, but not others

I have an Xperia x10i running firmware version 2.1-update1 from 3 (a very annoyingly-named mobile service provider). After returning from a trip, I have noticed that certain applications are having ...
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Why does android ignore my etc/hosts change in the browser?

I've remounted /sys as rw, added one entry to etc/hosts (e.g. 10.0.0.1 x.com www.x.com) and rebooted my device. After rebooting, if I check etc/hosts, the entry is fine. If I ping x.com, it pings the ...
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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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List of open ports on Android

Is there a way, on a non-rooted Android device, to see a list of what apps are listening on what port? Or even a way to see if an app is listening on a specific port?
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How to tell current frequency band?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace, with quad-band I believe. It is possible to see the current connection network type, e.g. UMTS, EDGE, etc, by going to Settings -> About Phone -> Status. But it does not ...
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Is back up to a network folder possible?

Is there a Backup App that would allow me to backup apps and application data to a network folder? I don't mean to backup to the cloud (e.g. Dropbox) but to a shared folder on my PC or a NAS. Over ...
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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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How can I forward a port when using PdaNet?

I'm using PdaNet to connect my laptop to the Internet. From there I'm using an ethernet cable and Internet conection sharing to connect my PS3 for online gaming. Works pretty good for most games, but ...
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Looking for NAT Solution for Android 2.2 (Other Than IPTABLES) [closed]

I currently find myself in a situation where I need to find a NAT solution for a rooted Android 2.2 device other than IPTABLES, since I am stuck on using a particular ROM that doesn't support ...
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Cannot connect to Facebook, hosts file seemingly ignored

I have a Motorola Atrix. My country used to block Facebook, so I decided to add its ip to the /etc/hosts file about 3 months ago and it worked in the browser, but the Facebook app did not. Now my ...
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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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Zeroconf mDNS on Android?

Is it possible for me to run a Zeroconf mDNS server on my Android phone? Something like Avahi on Linux. The reason I ask is because I run an SSH/SFTP server on my phone for transferring files to/from ...
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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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List of all devices connected to my network

Is there any way to get list of all devices connected to my Wi-Fi network?
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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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Using Android as network server

I want to use my Android device as a network server. In the same kind of way you would make it a Wi-Fi hotspot, but I don't want to allow connected computers to access the internet, I would like them ...
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Mobile network not available

I have serious problem with my Galaxy S2. Some guy stole my phone. With help from Samsung Dive, I gained his phone number because he put his Sim card in my phone. Then, with help from police, I got ...
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How to establish a LAN directly between an Archos G9 (Android 4.0, WiFi) and a linux box?

I am buying an Archos G9 (Android 4.0). And a Raspberry Pi. I'd like to take them along for trips, and they need to be able to communicate over a network so I can use stuff like VNC etc. How do I do ...
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How to mount SMB/CIFS Network Shares on android device?

I have a rooted android device running on gingerbread. I was wondering if there is a way to mount my windows CIFS(Common Internet File System) Shares on my android device over WiFi. Is it required to ...
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Phone is finding every wireless access point except mine!

I have a Samsung Galaxy S using the default firmware (version 2.2). Unfortunately, it can't seem to find the wireless at work. When I click "Scan" on the list of WAPs, it continues to appear as a ...
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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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Internet not accessible even though connected to local network using wifi

I have a wifi connection setup at my home. Other devices like my ubuntu laptop and macbook, when connected to wifi are able to access internet. Even my dad's blackberry is able to load websites when ...
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Android - “SIM card doesn't allow a connection to this network” ERROR

I have a problem with my Xperia X10 (U20i). I purchased it new. It worked fine for a week or so, then I switched to another network operator. When I try to connect automatically it says "Registered on ...
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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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NetBIOS resolution in Honeycomb 3.2

I just found that HC3.2 is unable to resolve NetBIOS names in LANs. I managed to install a good synchronization client but I found that even if I configure an FTP box I must access it via IP. Since I ...
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Looking for a network monitor that can enumerate outbound connections

I have a rooted Galaxy S2, and I want to block access for all apps whose primary function does not require network connectivity. I am using DroidWall and LBE Privacy Guard (both require root) 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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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?