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How to connect to adhoc wifi on Nokia XL

Is there a way I can connect Nokia XL phone to adhoc wifi created using my laptop. I've had Nokia 900 which connected & Nokia N8 connects to the same wifi hotspot while none of Samsung (Android) ...
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Send files from Linux to Android via ssh

I want to send some specific files from my linux PC to my android device. I'd like to send it automatically using terminal commands, so there will be no drag and drop files. I don't know what is the ...
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Wifi connection issues

Yesterday, we changed the service provider of the office wi-fi and since then, my Samsung Galaxy Tab3 (8.0) working with Android 4.2.2, has stopped recognising my office wi-fi. It is working well on ...
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How to store a wifi password?

My previous phone was saving automatically my wifi password. I now have a LG OPTIMUS L1 II, but it is asking for the password each time. Is there a way to tell them to save it?
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Is it possible to force an app to use cellular data instead of WiFi? [duplicate]

Our local office provides free public WiFi for phones and tablets, but blocks access in ways that means that some applications (like WhatsApp) are unable to connect. Is there any way to configure ...
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Cannot access library e-resources on campus

I own a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet(Wi-fi only model) featuring Android 4.1.2. My problem is that I cannot access and use library e-resources on campus although I have my tablets MAC address registered ...
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Multicast dns registers hostname based on IP address

I would like to use avahi/zeroconf to do ssh logins to devices which are connected to the local network by wifi. Since I do not have control over the wifi routers I cannot assign fixed IP-addresses to ...
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Internet over mobile-data while connected to WLAN network

I have a WLAN network that is not connected to the internet. There is a DHCP server on that network and that assigns its clients an IP and subnet mask, but no default gateway. When I connect to this ...
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What could be the source of error for this kind of android wireless (wifi) disconnection?

Recently there was wifi connection problem for my LG G2 (Android 4.4.2). It has internet connection and was able to connect to AP but sometimes it faces connection drop, no wifi connected although the ...
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Restrict particular apps from syncing depending on current WiFi connection

Is there an app that will allow full sync functions to only occur when connected to particular white-listed WiFi and / or keep selected accounts from syncing when on other away / public / non white-...
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my nexus 7 keeps getting hacked

I have a crazy stalker. He keeps on getting into my WiFi and on my nexus 7 I've already changed internet providers. He has even hacked my phone I deleted everything from my nexus and 2 days later he ...
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Android package for accessing 5 GHz wifi information like RSSI? [closed]

Is there a package file for android that I can access information of WiFi operating at 5 GHz. information like scanning the wifi networks available in 5 GHz bands, accessing RSSI of all the APs ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace can't connect to home wifi

Any other gadget in the house can connect to the wifi except my samsung galaxy ace. It says "Connecting", then "Disconnected", then "Disabled. Secured with WPA/WPA2 PSK". I've tried the #.#5 ...
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Unreliable Wifi on Cyanogenmod

I installed Cyanogenmod 11 on an HTC One. There are a few quirks, but mostly everything works. The only real annoying thing is wireless doesn't work reliably. I have a Netgear N900 wireless router ...
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How to force the mobile data (3G/4G) connection on a single app like Google voice recognition?

When an android phone is connected by both wifi and mobile data (3G/4G), it will preferentially use wifi since this saves battery and mobile data bandwidth. However, my mobile connection is more ...
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Avoided poor Internet connection on Samsung Galaxy

The connection to my work Wi-Fi just failed. Below the network name, my phone is saying Avoided poor Internet connection. Also, how do I get to DHCP on Samsung Galaxy Straight Talk?
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Simplest way to transfer files from PC to Android device (wireless)

What's the simplest way to transfer files (often around 100 MB) from PC to Android device, with wireless connexion ? Should I use an application for this? Remark 1 : I want to set "wifi=off" after ...
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How can I make my Galaxy Tab 3 authenticate with my Sky Router?

I have just tried to connect my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8") to a Sky Netgear Router. In the black bar at the top the WiFi icon has a question mark in it. On the Settings page, in Wi-Fi, it alternates ...
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Canvas 4 support for DLNA or Wi-Fi Direct

Does Canvas 4 have or will have DLNA or Wi-Fi Direct? Also, when will it get an Android upgrade?
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samsung galaxy tab gt-p 1000 wifi icon trouble

My samsung galaxy tab gt-p 1000 is working fine. Previously the wifi icon on the top of the screen used to be a dot alongwith 4 semicircles of 60 degrees. Since last 3 days this icon has disappeared ...
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Is it normal for Wi-Fi to always be on?

I have a Nexus 4 running CyanogenMod 10.2.1.-mako. While trying to figure out why my battery life seems to be shorter than usual, I have noticed that my Wi-Fi is constantly on. Shouldn't the Wi-Fi ...
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how do I restrict my android phone to just my home and work wifi?

My android phone keeps connecting to random public wifi's that don't work very well. So I turned off wifi completely. Is there a way to say: use wifi if either my home wifi or work wifi is available, ...
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Can't enable WiFi, no MAC address

I have a O+ mobile phone model 8.52 running Android JellyBean. And I can't connect to wifi. I can't swipe WiFi on and off on my phone, then I tried to check my WiFi MAC address and I did not see ...
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Wi-Fi passwords are forgotten

My nexus 4 is not storing new Wi-Fi passwords. Each time I want to connect to a previous connected Wi-Fi I have to re-enter the password. I found that in Settings > Backup & Restore everything ...
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Connect to Wifi network even if it doesn't have internet access

I have a LAN accessible over wifi that I'd like to connect my Android device to, but when I go to Settings->Connections->Wifi and try selecting the network, it doesn't connect. If I enable internet ...
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Does the phone consume less power when 3G disabled Vs 3G & WiFi Enabled?

I found couple of questions about it but they are two year old. So Is it better to disable (in the top panel) 3G when I have an active WiFi connection and disable WiFi (in the top panel) when I doesn'...
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no password field on internet connect

So I got a new phone (Moto G) about 3 days ago (newest version os) and I've tried to connect to my school's internet, which requires usename/id and password. However, when I try to connect on my phone ...
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How to connect Android mobile with PC using Teamviewer app using Wifi connection without internet?

I know we can use the teamviewer app to connect to PC using internet connection for remote desktop connection. But I want to know if it is possible to connect the PC with Phone using the Wifi ...
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Make phone calls using a computer through an Android phone, both connected by WiFi

I have a computer and Android phone connected by WiFi. I want to use my computer to make calls through the phone. Is there any way to do this?
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Android tablet/device with 2 wifi adapters

Is there a way to add a 2nd WiFi adapter to an Android device? I'm looking to use an Android based device as a proxy for an upcoming pentesting project. I know I can use a laptop or another device ...
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Connect my Android phone to a WiFi hotspot from my laptop

I want to connect my rooted HTC Ville to a WiFi hotspot I made with my laptop, since I don't have WiFi at home. I'm running fedora 20 on my laptop and CM 11 on my HTC One S. I can see the WEP ...
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Wifi scanning for known networks that don't broadcast their SSID

When wifi is enabled, and the phone is not connected to a wifi network, it scans for known networks. I always thought that networks send out their SSID (like StarbucksWifi) and if this SSID is in the ...
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Domain of wifi internet test

My router has an adblocker, such that any request to a blacklisted domain is redirected to a port that returns a 1x1 pixel gif (pixelserv). At the moment, whenever my Galaxy S3 (with 4.3 Jelly Bean) ...
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WiFi icon stays orange when using proxy

I recently setup a proxy within my home. All my machines and devices (PC and android)can connect to the internet through the proxy. I'm using my tablet now to do so. The one issue I've seen is that ...
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Direct file access on tablet from LAN, as opposed to having to download files first

I am attempting to construct a LAN/WLAN to which computers, smartphones and tablet are connected. I would like to be able to access all these devices from from any device via some file manager and ...
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problem downloading e mail over wifi

I am having problems downloading my e mails from the company exchange server over wifi. it works fine when I use 3G but gets stuck on a message saying download remaining. please help
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Queue a Google Play app to download later on wifi to save mobile data?

Is there a method to queue a new app for installation from Google Play, so that it downloads later when the phone connects to WiFi? The point being to save mobile data.
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Galaxy Note GT-N7000 won't connect to Google apps on Wi-Fi

My Samsung Galaxy Note says it's connected to my Wi-Fi at home, and I can get onto some websites. Google Mail, Google Search and Google Maps are not connected, but all will work if I switch Wi-Fi ...
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Android WIFI grey/blue icon (and performance) depends on AP?

I have a very peculiar issue with my Android Tablet. Issue: Tablet has good access to Internet and blue icon whenn connected to AP (access point) "A", poor access and grey icon with AP "B" Hardware:...
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sharing windows 7 cable internet connection to nexus 4 via WiFi

I am connected to the internet via an ethernet cable on my laptop pc. I want to share my PC's internet connection with my Nexus 4(Android 4.4.2). I have created an ad-hoc network on my windows 7 pc ...
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Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi Connection/Reconnection Issue

I have been using Nexus 7 (2013, Android 4.4.2) for a few months now, and it has issues with both work WiFi and home WiFi that all the other mobiles devices do not have (8 laptops plus a dozen Android ...
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why does my power drain when i use usb otg ethernet on my galaxy nexus?

i've noticed a massive power drain using usb otg ethernet on a galaxy nexus (running cyanogenmod 11), compared to plain wifi. was wondering if anyone knew why ? and how i might resolve this ...
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How many devices Android 4.0+ can support connected simultaneously?

Did anyone know how many devices connected simultaneously Android 4.0+ can support using Wi-Fi hotspot? Is there any limit? Just to make sure that we are don't talking about 'operators tether ...
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Connecting two android devices without a router

myself and a friend want to play a multiplayer game that only works on the local network, and in work, there is no open WiFi network that we can both connect. Is there anyway that we can link up both ...
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Sony Xperia Tablet Z can't setup proxy

When I'm on my tablet, I go to my wifi network, tap and hold on it, and I get a popup menu. I hit modify network, and get a popup for the wifi. I tap "show advanced options", and then change Proxy ...
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How to stop Android assuming all wi-fi connections give internet access [duplicate]

This is kinda the inverse of what lots of people seem to be asking. It really annoys me when i'm in a city and my Android connects to every and any wi-fi hotspot whether or not they require login, ...
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Using ADB with usb debugging disabled, and no root

I have an Android Device running Android 2.3.7 . The device is locked due to exceeding pattern attempts. So now Android is prompting me to enter my gmail id and password. The problem is, the WiFi is ...
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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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No WiFi after flashing

A bit of history: I got this Samsung Galaxy S III from T-Mobile SGH-T999 Decided to to play with Cyanogenmod. Rooted my S3 - success Installed Cyanogenmod following instructions - success Got ...
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Stop wifi connecting to open networks

I live in a large city and there are random open wifi networks everywhere that allow my Android to connect to their network but won't give internet access because there is a paywall. This is only ...