For questions specifically about issues with wireless network connectivity (via a wireless router) as opposed to questions related to cellular phone connection methods (3G, 4G, Edge, etc.).

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Windows laptop works with Wi-Fi AP, phone claims it is connected but can't access Internet

There's an Asus 240 MIMO Wifi access point. There's a laptop running Windows XP that uses that access point no problem for years so far. And there's an Android based HTC Desire S smartphone that has ...
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How can I find out what devices support Skype video calling over Wi-Fi?

How can I find out what devices support Skype video calling over Wi-Fi? (I'm particularly interested in tablets.)
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Connect to internet via internet cafe PC when no wi-fi or 3G is available?

We are developing an Android data-entry application for use in places with very limited connectivity. We'll be using old/discarded Android devices in areas outside towns in Kenya, Uganda, etc. where ...
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Can I use an existing Wifi Network as source for internet connectivity and still enable WiFi tethering? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater? It is possible to use android as WiFi access point using 3G - but, is there a way to use an existing wifi connection and ...
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How can I prevent my Wi-Fi connection from glitching?

Occassionally my Wi-Fi goes into this weird state where the phone "thinks" I'm connected, but the connection simply doesn't work. Apps still seem to think I have connectivity, though they can't ...
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Phone will Sync though Wifi and 3G is off [closed]

I have Xperia Mini Pro that run on Android 2.3.3 I don't normally turn off the auto-sync, but my wifi is rarely turned on. I don't use 3G either. The problem is, whenever I'm in a wifi zone, though ...
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Device stuck on “obtaining IP address”, then sets network to “disabled”

I've just arrived at some place which offers wireless internet. When I try to connect my computer, it sends me to some specific URL in which I need to accept some terms of use, and then the Internet ...
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Is there a Wi-Fi-only mode?

Once I am connected to a Wi-Fi network (regardless of my other connections to 3G and 4G) is there any way to guarantee that all my data goes through Wi-Fi?
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Problem with connection to home Wi-Fi - how to debug?

My Android device (GT-S5570 running 2.2.1) is having connection problems with my home Wi-Fi network (ZyXEL adsl P-660HW-D1). The device connects ok, gets an IP address, and sees all other computers on ...
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Is there an application that would turn on Wi-Fi periodically just to do a quick network discovery?

Regarding the answer to my previous question of Android's idle Wi-Fi use, it seems like a huge waste of battery life to have Wi-Fi constantly scanning and draining battery. So it seems it would be ...
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How do I find out what wifi chipset my phone has?

I've got LG Optimus One phone (model LG-P500h). How do I find out what wifi chipset my phone has? Is there a general mechanism that will work for all phones?
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How much does Android use Wi-Fi for network discovery when not connected?

When I have Wi-Fi turned on, but not connected to any network, how much does Android use the Wi-Fi function? I'm asking this because apparently Wi-Fi activity uses considerable* amounts of battery. ...
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Unable to use apps that access the Internet on wifi

I have recently had a pretty weird problem with my new LG Shine Plus which I hope you guys could help, here is what I did: When I first sign up for the phone, I purchased a one month data plan just ...
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How can I create a Wi-Fi network from my Galaxy Tab with no internet access?

What I am trying to do is to connect an iPad to a Samsung Galaxy Tab via Wireless LAN. What I don't need is an internet connection. I also only have an Samsung Galaxy Tab Wifi. I can access the ...
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Is there a way to blacklist SSIDs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell my droid x to ignore a public wifi network? Like, the SSIDs xfinitywifi and timewarnercable are everywhere near me, and unencrypted, but require a ...
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Phone randomly cannot recognize my Wifi network

I have a few WiFi network in the neighborhood and the Nexus S will always detect those networks that I never use. However, for my own WiFi network, it randomly fails to recognize the network, even ...
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Can I send / retrieve MMS messages via WiFi?

Is it possible to send / retrieve MMS messages via WiFi or is it mandatory to be connected to my provider via the mobile data connection? If a user has an active WiFi connection, what happens when ...
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After update to GRJ90 I can no longer use WiFi hot-spot

My phone updated to GRJ90 about two weeks ago and now I can no longer use WiFi hot-spot or USB tethering. When I try, my 3G connection is dropped. After disconnecting and waiting a few minutes, it ...
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How can I turn off Wi-Fi in Android?

When my wireless is turned off, and I get near an open wireless network, it automatically connects to it. (Why?) How can I completely turn off the Wi-Fi so that my phone will not do such insecure ...
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Samsung Galaxy 5 Wi-fi stops working: “ar6000 driver fails to load”

My Galaxy 5 has this problem for some months now: wifi stops working, I try to enable it and the phone says "Error" without any other further information. The only way to make it work again is ...
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Samsung Galaxy S - Problem obtaining IP address. “NAK in request”

I can't obtain an ip address to my Android smartphone from my wifi router. Observations: The smartphone connection to other routers or thru cellular data is ok. My router's wifi connection to my PC ...
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How exchange messages between 2 android devices through wifi and bluetooth without internet?

I am currently working on the creation of an application for mobile devices with Android which should be capable of sending and receiving messages through local means like wifi and bluetooth. After ...
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Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater?

Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater? Imagine situation when you can access a weak Wi-Fi signal from a free hotspot (coffee shop) signal near window, but want to work in the middle of the ...
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Reusing old Android phone?

I was curious if there is anyway to reuse an old Android phone? I have a Motorola Droid 1 that has been sitting around since I got my HTC Thunderbolt. Is there a way to use the phone as a "PDA" with ...
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How do I share files on my mobile over WiFi?

I have an Android phone. Can I share files on my smartphone with all devices on the home network? Which app will let me do this?
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How can I disable cellular data on an Android device?

Can I easily disable cellular data on an Android device and just use Wi-Fi? Does this change based on whether or not I have root on the device?
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Wifi Error when turning on [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix the WiFi button or prevent WiFi errors when turning it off and back on? After I turn on my phone (a Samsung Galaxy I551) the wifi works great. After some ...
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disable sync when in mobile (3g) network

How can I enable auto-sync only when wifi is available? I have a small data plan and I don't want to waste it on sync.
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cyanogenmod 7 mytouch 3g cannot connect to wireless

Upgraded to cyanogenmod 7.0.3-slide a week ago. Just today the wireless (802.11G) quit working. Wifi Analyzer just shows "Nothing yet ;)". Rebooting doesn't seem to help. Any ideas?
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Nexus S 4G: Use wifi for LAN, 3G/4G for WAN?

I'm developing a remote control app that will use wifi to communicate with my car stereo. The car stereo has ethernet, and I have the ethernet wired to a wireless AP in my trunk. This works great, but ...
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Mobile network: browser is OK, apps doesn't connect internet

When phone use WiFi connection, all apps can connect to internet. When it use mobile network connection, browser can connect, but apps cann't connect. Is there any settings? How can I diagnose? Phone ...
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In general, do Android apps use encrypted connections? If so, is public WiFi safer?

I know that connecting to public WiFi carries risks. I know that much of the risk has to do with sending data over a public connection, allowing it to be intercepted. So, my question is, do most ...
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Use wifi in HTC Dream behind a proxy

I wish to use wifi network in my university but the network resides behind a proxy server. So, how do I set my proxy settings (requires authentication) on my HTC Dream G1 (Android 1.5)?
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Does Android tethering support promiscuous mode?

Because my desktop computer doesn't have a wireless card, I'm tethering to my Android to connect to my Wi-Fi network. I was wondering if Android supports promiscuous mode, so I can monitor my ...
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What is the recommended way to synchronize music on an Android phone?

I have a server which is on all the time, on a network share I store my music collection. I would like to synchronize this with my phone. If I add new album on my server it should pop up on my phone ...
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What does “obtaining IP address” mean?

When I try to connect to a free WiFi, my Xperia Android smartphone displays: obtaining ip address Why does it happen? Which IP address is that? Is it static or dynamic? Does this IP address ...
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RemoteDroid connection problem

Has anyone tested the remotedroid app? I tried (on windows xp and samsung galaxy 2), installed both server app and android app, but nothing happens. Are there any more settings I should make? Thanks.
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Best Wi-Fi Performance Doesn't Do Anything

In wireless options there is such setup, but it does not do anything. It doesn't increase coverage or signal. And i think it does not consume more power. Why? Because this option does not apply ...
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running apps on WiFi with proxy or alternate to ad-hoc network between laptop and phone?

My home WiFi runs behind a proxy. When I connect to it from my Samsung Galaxy S with android 2.3.3, after entering the proxy and port number in the settings, I am able to run only the browser(not any ...
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Tethering an Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) using Wifi

I'm trying to get tethering to work. I've used the built-in functionality, setup my phone as an AP and connected to the wireless network. I get an IP (192.168.43.26) and I can ping the gateway ...
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all android devices on my LAN can ONLY connect to the gateway

I have a phone running 2.3 and a tablet running 3.1 on the wireles network along with a bunch of computers. I have a bit of a networking mistery. Here are the facts: all the devices can get the ...
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Wi-Fi sleep policy when mobile networks are turned off

I have a fairly expensive data plan and I don't want my phone to use any of it, so it turned off mobile networks in Settings. When I access the Wi-Fi sleep policy setting, it says it switches to ...
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Access PC using tablet

I have a tablet and a normal PC. I have a lot of files on my normal pc that i would like to copy to my tablet. Both the systems are connected to the same WiFi network. Is there any way to use this ...
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The WiFi connection on my Dell XCD 35 (Froyo) times out

I recently bought the Dell XCD35, one of the biggest issues I'm facing is that it keeps disconnecting from an established (and saved) WiFi network and I need to manually select 'Connect' for it to get ...
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Samsung S Galaxy II (i9100): Problems with Wifi signal, bad reception, breaking connection

I recently bought an Samsung S Galaxy II (i9100), and I am pretty pleased with it. It is by far the best phone I ever owned. The only downside I have is that it has a really poor wifi signal. It ...
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How to view pictures from Samsung Galaxy Mini on Sony Bravia tv?

Any idea how can I connect my Samsung Galaxy Mini to Sony KDL-22EX320 Bravia tv? I cannot get it to show up as a USB device. The tv manual also mentions the possibility of browsing wifi devices but I ...
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Number of Wi-Fi channels to be used?

Under advanced wifi settings one can change number of Wi-Fi channels to be used (11, 13, 14). Does anyone have a clue on how does this property affect battery drain? I know it should be configured ...
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wifi problem with android

Hey all this might not be some programming problem rather a usability problem. I am new to android world. I have bought an android mobile [Samsung Galaxy Pro B7510] couple of days ago. I am trying to ...
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How can I tether my phone's Wi-Fi connection to a PC over USB? [duplicate]

Today in my work the people from security are going to block internet access and only admit enterprise local pages. Luckily, there is a free Wi-Fi connection which I have access from my Motorola ...
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Can't do wireless tethering. HTC Hero with 2.2 ROM

Recently a friend of mine showed be his Desire HD, and it has an option on the Wireless settings section, which is something like "USB and Portable Tethering". So when it's activated, it creates a ...