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How use call a local server by name rather than IP?

I've started MAMP on my computer and I'd like to make a GET call from Android app. I'd like to access the computer by it's name(e.g. computer.local:8888) rather than the computer's ip. On the ...
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Galaxy S4 filtering incoming connections

I am trying to run an ftp server app on my galaxy s4 (tmobile) and it starts ok, binds to the wifi address and port 8021, but then I can't connect to it. I tried pinging my internal ip address as well ...
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No web access on Android 2.3.7

I have an LG Optimus V, rooted, with Cyangenmod 7.2.1 (BackSide-IHO) that has developed, lately, a weird network problem: While on 3G (or wifi) every app on the system with the exception of the two ...
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Ports on the Android PHONE

I often use my Samsung Galaxy Note2 on local WiFi networks which are protected by a firewall, and experience problems with some apps which are most likely caused by strict firewall rules. Is there ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 make programs be aware of network connection provided by USB tethering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Android USB reverse tethering: How to fool the apps I use USB tethering to connect my HTC Hero to a computer. And the cellphone can surf the Internet through the ...
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Does anyone have experience wireshark running on Samsung Galaxy Tab? (Verizon)

I need to get detailed request data times on Samsung Galaxy Tab on Verison network. Does anyone know what is invovled in getting Shark to run on this device?
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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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How does Android measure connectivity state? [duplicate]

I know Android has some sort of connectivity measurement, because when there's connectivity the wifi or phone network icons will turn either green or blue, depending on the Android version. In my ...
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Improving local wifi speed

I'm would like to use local Wi-Fi Hotspot with no Internet access to connect to multiple Android phones. The problem is, even though is a local network with only a few phones connected and no Internet ...
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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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Is it possible to assign a static IP address without a DNS?

Is it possible to assign a static IP address without a DNS in Android 5.1? Is there anyway to achieve it? I can do this in iOS so I'm wondering.
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Bypassing a blocked port on a 3G connection

I know this may seem illegal, but I just wanted to know how to bypass a blocked port on my Carrier 3G connection. Sometime before I used to use some Android VPN app that gave me access to the ...
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Strange notifications on “network”

I've been getting this notification, well, basically ever since I moved to my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo, which is my current phone. Up till a few days ago, I simply hit Clear and ignored this, ...
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Connect to VPN without changing IP

On my windows 7 laptop, when I connect to my work VPN, my IP stays the same as it was before connecting to the VPN. However, on my android phone, when I connect to my university's VPN, my IP is ...
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“Android broadcasting MAC when the Wifi is turned off” How authentic is it?

According to TheHackerNews latest article, http://thehackernews.com/2014/02/chainfire-released-pry-fi-android-app.html According to the expert, the latest versions of Android OS keep on ...
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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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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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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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How To Protect Mobile Internet Access?

I want to know how to protect mobile data connection function in Android. I don't want somebody or me accidentally switching it on. I need something like Smart AppLock but to protect basic phone ...
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Where can I get he CIFS kernel add ons to run CIFS?

I use a GB ROM on my Infuse 4g but it does not have CIFS built in. I am told there is an external way of adding this in. Does anyone have a link to this?
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How to find the list of servers accessed by a webpage on android?

On my desktop Firefox I can view the list of servers any given web page accesses either by checking with Firebug or by pressing "Ctrl-i" Page Info > Media. Out of the two Firebug is of course much ...
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Is it possible to scan WiFi access points without turning on WiFi?

Just as the title says, is it possible to scan all WiFi access points around the Android phone device when WiFi is turned off (e.g. only using 3G)?
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Why does phone has 2 different IPs

When I check my IP at whatismyip.com (for example) I cab see my IP is 109.253.X.X. When I type netcfg at the phone's terminal I can see the line rmnet0 UP 10.229.X.X And indeed when I try out ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Mobile Network not available despite full coverage

I've been to my network provider and the problem is with my phone. I woke up on Tuesday with an unread message but have been unable to respond since. My lock screen says that I can make "Emergency ...
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Getting message “Unknown id: netcfg” while setting up usb0 interface for reverse tethering

I am trying to setup reverse tethering between Sony Xperia 4.0.4(rooted) and Linux 12.04. I'm following steps from Matthew Read's answer on this post, How to set up reverse tethering over USB? All ...
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vpn and hotspot client connectivity

I would like to have vpn connection combined with android hotspot, to allow a workstation pc to connect to one of the vpn's computer. So far i managed to establish the vpn connection and connect the ...
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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 to set up Virtual wifi

Is it possible to set up virtual wifi on android ,such that one device could be connected to multiple wifi hotspots at the same time.
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ES File Explorer - accessing photos on NAS

It's just weird - I have no problem with accessing the photos I have on my Netgear NAS 102 from my PC. I can browse them and display them perfectly fine. I decided to to the same on my Android 4.4.2 ...