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How to reach local computer via machine name instead of IP?

Developer here prototyping a mobile app, somewhat new to mobile: I have a simple HTTP service running (currently) on my main laptop with machine name latitude. Another laptop named vaio sharing the ...
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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 use SPAN [Smart Phone Ad-hoc Network] Framework to establish Mesh Network in a particular area? [closed]

I am working on an android based application, which will be used in the emergency or disaster situations to help the user, which path to follow to evacuate safely. Therefore, in this regard I need to ...
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Net connection problem with program binaries

I am running Android 5.1.1 on Moto E. I have installed dropbearmulti binary, so as to access and run commands on putty. Program utilities those need net connection like :: ping , wget(busybox) & ...
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Unwanted WiFi proxy issue

I have a Nexus 7 Android tablet. When I connect to my WiFi at home it keeps automatically adding a proxy on localhost:3128 to the connection. When I remove the proxy it works for a few hours and then ...
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Is it possible to share a hard drive connected by USB in a local network?

I have an android smart TV with android 4.1, USB and LAN port. For file transfer I have a USB hard drive which I move from my computer to the smart TV, but it is kind of annoying. I would like to ...
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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 is Clash of Clans not loading?

I have just turned on internet sharing on my iMac so my phone can connect to the internet via my iMac (there is only one ethernet connection in this hotel, and no 3/4G), and when I try opening google, ...
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How to use network interface as non-root user?

I want to communicate between my Android device and my Linux box over IP through the USB network interface mode. The device I'm using is a OnePlus One running CM12.1 nightly builds. It's rooted and ...
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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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Root without usb?

I searched for something similar to this question already but I'm wondering if it's possible to root an android device without the usb connection. The port itself is damaged so I must use Bluetooth or ...
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1answer
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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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Android Connected to Multiple WiFi

I recently got a new smart tv and a samsung s6. I have an ambitious project I would like to pursue. I want to do some screen mirroring, this works fine but with my wifi being fairly slow any real ...
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How to connect an external hard-drive to a tablet

Is there a cable which connects my (normal/usual) external hard drive (which I use with my PC) to my Samsung Galaxy Tab S with a Lollipop Android operating system? If so, should it have an external ...
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How can a tabelt forget the SSID of a wifi network

We have a product that combines one Galaxy Tab 3 7"or Galaxy Tab 4 7" tablet, both wifi-only, with a Mikrotik RB951G-2hnd router. The Mikrotik has a hidden wifi network so we add it manually to the ...
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Do Android devices make active or passive scan when looking for WiFi AP

I would like to know if Android devices make active or passive scan when looking for the AP to connect. I've already made a test using Wireshark and wifi sniffer and it seems that while an iPhone ...
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How can I view detailed information on a WiFi connection on an Android device?

Background / Purpose I'm setting up a wireless network in which a Raspberry Pi works as the router & access point (following Adafruit's Guide). After getting it all set up, I tested the network by ...
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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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Connect with the Filezilla Server Software to a FTP Server

I'm running a FTP Server on my Android device, there I want to change the options, but this is very uncomfortable, and I want to have a more overviewed Log, so I tried to connect with the FileZilla ...
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Port forward tethered usb device to external network?

Alright, basically I have my nexus 7 set up to tether my local internet connection to my raspberry pi. I want to be able to ssh to my raspberry pi from devices on my local network. Because my tablet ...
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Android and Network attached storage server

I am trying to organize my digital archive (pictures and movies). My wife and I store a lot of stuff on our Android phones. Before I buy a NAS device I would love to hear which protocol I should be ...
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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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Why does my Moto X phone support mDNS but my Samsung Tablet does not?

I have a device that is broadcasting mDNS, I am using this app to view it in the Bonjour Browser: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.he.networktools&hl=en On my Samsung Tablet, it ...
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Accessing NAS from VLC Player on Android TV?

I'm having a lot of trouble accessing my Synology diskstation from the VLC Player Application on my Sony Android TV. There's no option to configure the network and so I'm not sure where the source ...
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Wifi tethering over existing AP

I have a wireless lan without internet access, and I would like to be able to share my phone's internet connection over this network but I can't find any solution. I need to keep this network, it's ...
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Can I override the default DNS settings on an HTC Evo without root access?

Is there any way to override the Sprint DNS server(s) used by default on the 3G connection of an HTC Evo running Froyo without root access? The reason I want to do this is because some sites are able ...
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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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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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1answer
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IPV6 address on wifi

I noticed the other day that my Android phone (Moto X first gen running lollipop) was reporting having an IPv6 address. After a bit of investigation I discovered two things It only shows when ...
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OpenVPN Connect (Android): How to allow local traffic to bypass VPN

I use the OpenVPN Connect app on my Android devices to route my internet traffic through commercial VPN Service providers (Private Internet Access and IPVanish). I can access the internet through the ...
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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 to hide my android wifi hotspot from being detected?

I have a Galaxy Young phone and a 3g connection. I use my phone like a wireless modem but I don't want other devices to find my WiFi hotspot when they search for WiFi. How can I stop other devices ...
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How can I see what IP address my android phone has?

I would like to know what IP-address my Android phone has. E.g. if I use my phone over WiFi, how can I get the local IP-address that is assigned to my phone?
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How can I add multipath TCP ability to my nexus 5?

I want to be able to connect to my wifi and mobile data plan simultaneously, I've heard that this is possible through MutlipathTCP , and that the support of this protocol has been built in android OS. ...
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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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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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Use rooted android to capture all traffic on wan using monitor/promiscuous mode

Before I begin, I've searched quite a lot and haven't been able to find exactly what I'm looking for. I have a rooted Nexus 5 with Kali Nethunter installed. It's very easy to capture all network ...
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How to connect ADB over 3G/4G?

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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MAC address keeps changing

My MAC address keeps changing when ever I turn off the phone or turn on/off the wifi card. It's a big deal because I have to register my device on my network at school, and if it keeps changing it ...
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Connect Android devices via (ethernet) cable

I want to assign static IP Addresses to my Android devices, and connect them via say Ethernet cable. Essentially create a network by connecting android devices using physical wires and have IP ...
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New cable modem giving Android Phone time outs on sites

I just changed from DSL to Cable Broadband and I'm having a rather peculiar problem. Most of the time I get time outs from hosts using my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone while my other wireless devices work ...
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Any network analyzer apps for the OnePlus Two?

I just got the OnePlus Two and noticed that Intercepter NG isn't compatible for this phone. It is my understanding that only specific WiFi chipsets can handle monitor mode. Any idea if the OnePlus ...
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Problem connecting my Xperia L to wifi..it shows Saved ,secured with WPA2..what should i do?

I tried to connect to my TP-Link ADSL2+ Modem Router (TD-8951ND) with my Xperia L, it worked fine the first three days, but now when I try to connect it shows "Saved, secured with WPA2" . I tried ...
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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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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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android networking

I have a spare android which i always leave at home. I wonder if i can use it as a server using its mobile hotspot because i dont have a router and internet at home. Friends always come and always ask ...
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Android phone as offline router [duplicate]

I currently use an old wireless router to connect two wifi devices. The two devices connect to the SSID of the router, then the router allows traffic between them. No internet connection/uplink is ...
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Network storage application

I have android device eGreat U9 with attached external HDD. I'd like to use this device also as a NAS and mount it's drive as a network disk on my linux desktop. Here is what I've already tried: ...
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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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Configuring wired network connection with WiFi still enabled

I have a Nexus tablet and a USB-OTG + USB/ethernet connected. I have proved the hardware works by disabling WIFI and ifconfig'ing up eth0 with netcfg eth0 dhcp ping, traceroute all work as ...