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How to share Android “Reverse-tethered” internet via Android WiFi?

Before going into main question, we do know that : we can do Reverse Tethering from PC into android (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1371345) And we can share current phone internet ...
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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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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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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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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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Can't mount SMB folders on rooted device

Android 4.3 on a rooted Samsung galaxy note. Astro file manager can work with my network (SMB) folders but the CIFS Manager app says "mount: no such device". (Mount Manager app doesn't seem to support ...
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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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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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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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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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Android Smartphone as wireless router (source: pc through usb)

I know I can have my Android phone act as a wireless route, and I know I can connect my Android to my computer's internet via a USB connection. Is it possible, then, to have the phone act as a router ...
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android 2.3.6 wifi does not show list of AP

After I switch default storage from Internal memory to External SD card, the wifi manager of Android 2.3.6 does not show the list of available AP most of the time. I tried to delete ...
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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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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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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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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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Does Android have support for IPv6?

I wonder if Android has support for IPv6? I have heard that the phone company I use has support for IPv6 and I have a IPv6 address if I visit http://ipv6.whatismyipv6.net.ipv4.sixxs.org/. But I can ...
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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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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 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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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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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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How do I simulate packet loss on an Android device?

I'd like to simulate packet loss on a rooted Android device to see how different levels affect video streaming quality. I've tried netem and iptables, without success: netem: # tc qdisc change dev ...
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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 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 can I determine the hostname of another machine on the local network?

I am trying to set up an Android SSH client to connect to another machine on my local network. I can connect if I use the IP address, but the IP address can change. How can I determine the hostname ...
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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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Unable to make Windows XP SP2 pc as hotspot for android device? [duplicate]

Trying to access internet in Moto G android device by connecting to my Windows XP SP2 Laptop. But after giving a lot of effort, I found it is not easy. We have Adhoc connection in XP but no Access ...
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How to disable the Internet so that even I wouldn't be able to enable it for a while?

As a productivity and impulse control measure, I'd like to be able to turn off the Internet in my Android 4.4 phone (unlocked but not rooted). I'd like to do it in such a way that even I wouldn't be ...
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“Unable to connect to the proxy server” after updrade to Android 4.3

My Samsung S4 has been experiencing the problem of "Unable to connect to the proxy server" after upgrade to Android 4.3, all the apps need network (HTTP) are not working, no matter using 4G or Wifi ...
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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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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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Unable to connect phone to normal Wifi networks after using corporate WiFi

I use my office network which is a Corporate WiFi set-up secured with 802.1x (and requires me to use my company credentials - Username and Password). But when I'm back home and try to connect my home ...
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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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Radius Server On Android

It is possible to compile the FreeRADIUS server for Android? I mean if I can compile it for the ARM architecture to run on Android as a system binary or in a chroot environment? If so can someone ...
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How to share android screen with users outside LAN?

I work as a developer from home and I wish to demo the android app to my boss. He doesn't have an Android phone, so I have to demo the app from my phone and demo all scenarios for him from my android ...
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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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Not responding network

I installed a new system to my Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 with android version 4.3. But unfortunately it didn't work well and the network once appeared and once disappeared. So I factory-reset system ...
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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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Samsung Note 10.1 USB Ethernet

I'm trying to get USB Ethernet support on my tablet, which for some reason is apparently disabled even though 4.1.2 directly supports it. (My Note II can use it...) I've come to the conclusion that ...
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Android x86 Virtual box with Internet and connection to adb?

I have Android x86 4.2 Installed on my Virtual Box. My main purpose is debug with eclipse and get internet on Android Some how i am able to get internet and also able to connect from adb (of ADT) but ...
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WiFi tool which allows copying of MAC addresses

I am trying to find a tool for Android that displays the MAC addresses of nearby WiFi access points and allows me to copy the MAC addresses. I have found a few WiFi analysis tools that display MAC ...
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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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Change MAC address Android using ip link?

I am trying to change the MAC address on a device running Android. It has been rooted and a command line installed ("ConnectBot"); I was looking around Google for methods of changing the MAC address ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...