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Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn't keep wifi connected despite settings

My Galaxy Tab 10.1, 16GB Wifi only version, disconnects the WiFi whenever the tablet goes into sleep mode. I have ensured that I have selected to never sleep in advanced WiFi settings. I downloaded ...
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Access Android device's file system over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi

I'm looking for a way to access the file system of an Android device (Nexus S) wirelessly, as its USB port has become unfit for anything but charging. Ideally, I'd like the same functionality as ...
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Why does my phone consume megabytes of traffic when idle?

I have installed Traffic Monitor to check how much data is transferred between my phone and the rest of the world. The traffic is categorized by application, but there is also the category "system ...
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Virtual Router software is keep on disconnecting

I'm using the Virtual Router from my laptop to connect my android mobile through WIFI. It's connecting properly but the connection is not extending more than 5 - 6 minutes. Is i have to change any ...
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Can android smartphones (with Wi-Fi enabled) be detected by other WiFi devices?

So that the other Wi-Fi device knows an android phone (with wi-fi enabled) is nearby?
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Can I run CyanogenMod without mobile service?

I am wondering if I can run CyanogenMod on a phone without service? I have an HTC Incredible and am thinking of upgrading to a new phone and wonder if I can give my old phone to my daughter to use ...
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GT-I5500 Wi-Fi error

I have working Wi-Fi connection. I can connect to any access point in range and I have no problems with passwords, etc. But after some time (sometimes hours, sometimes days) my phone tries to connect ...
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Why does the Android device connect to a secured wireless router without providing a password?

During the weekend, I was able to connect to a secured wireless network via an Android device (Asus Transformer Tablet), but when I tried to connect to the wireless network via my laptop it was ...
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My Galaxy Nexus can't connect to unsecured web using wi-fi at home

My Samsung Galaxy Nexus can't connect to unsecured web using wi-fi at home. I have to edit the url with https:// to load the webpage. Some pages work but most of them just won't load.
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Enabling both normal wifi and wifi hotspot to get RSSI values of wi-fi hotspots

I want an android phone to have both 'normal wi-fi' and 'portable hotspot' turned on at the same time, so that I will be able to get the RSSI values of wireless networks as well as involve in an ...
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My Samsung Galaxy Ace disconnects from Wi-Fi when sleeping even after setting the Wi-Fi sleep policy

I asked this question and found that normally setting the Wi-Fi sleep policy to Never would prevent my device from disconnecting from Wi-Fi when the screen is off, but it's not working. Even after ...
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WIFI gets disconnected once the device sleeps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I keep my wi-fi on in sleep mode i have samsung galaxy ace, i have created an adhoc network on my laptop and connected through WI-FI on my samsung phone, now the ...
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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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Android not syncing anymore

My wifi doesn't turn green anymore, just stays grey/white, therefore my google apps do not sync anymore. I have internet. HTC Desire 2.3.7 Any help?
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Why WEP wifi network is not found by SK17i?

I cannot to connect to a school wifi network. When I go to wi-fi settings the phone shows all the unencrypted networks and the WPA encrypted networks. But this network is encrypted with WEP. Any clue ...
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Connect android phones through adhoc wifi network

I want to connect my android phones (two Galaxy s2 and two nexus1 phones) in adhoc mode through wifi connection. Something like peer to peer network so that I can transfer messages with mobiles in my ...
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Is there a free android app which can launch apps on a successful wifi connection?

Is there a free android aplication which can launch other pre-selected apps when it detects a successful wifi connection? Bonus, if it can kill the apps when the wifi connection is gone. I know ...
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How do I set Wi-Fi sleep policy to Never on Froyo 2.2 Droid X without Advanced Wi-Fi Settings menu?

I've encountered the following instructions on a forum about battery drain Set Wi-Fi sleep to Never in the Settings > Wireless & Networks > Wi-Fi Settings > Advanced >Wi-Fi Sleep ...
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Phone is finding every wireless access point except mine!

I have a Samsung Galaxy S using the default firmware (version 2.2). Unfortunately, it can't seem to find the wireless at work. When I click "Scan" on the list of WAPs, it continues to appear as a ...
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Flashed ICS i9020T image onto AT&T I9020XXKI1 baseband phone now intermittent WiFi

I flashed a Nexus S i9020T Android 4.0.3 package image onto my AT&T Nexus S. The flash was a success, but the wi-fi is intermittent. It will come on for a bit, but then lose connectivity. In ...
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How can I set Froyo's screen timeout to “Never”?

I have to keep my Skype running all night on my mobile. I am using a Motorola MB200 Mobile which I have today upgraded from Eclair to Froyo. Now the Screen timeout option has a maximum of 30 minutes ...
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Why does Android Wi-Fi not get disabled?

I have Android 2.3.4. I have noticed that even When I turn off Wi-Fi, I still keep getting notifications, like - Gmail, Gtalk and Google+ notifications. If I open the said App then it says that it is ...
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Phone stops using 3G when Wifi hotspot nearby

I have a HTC Desire with the latest legit firmware. I have Wifi and 3G enabled, and it's usually fine; at home it connects to my (WPA2 protected) router, and when I go outside it switches to 3G. But ...
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Troubleshooting my WiFi - can't get an IP-address

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Gio (Android 2.3). And I can't get a WiFi connection. My brother has the exact some phone and can get a connection. When I enable WiFi, it tries to connect to the router. ...
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Turn off Wi-Fi Power Saving?

Is there a way to turn off wi-fi power saving mode on Android, i.e. have the wi-fi radio stay on at all times? I'd rather have a stable, low-latency wi-fi connection and slightly less battery life ...
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Internet not accessible even though connected to local network using wifi

I have a wifi connection setup at my home. Other devices like my ubuntu laptop and macbook, when connected to wifi are able to access internet. Even my dad's blackberry is able to load websites when ...
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Increase Wi-Fi Roaming Aggressiveness on Samsung Dart?

I have a T-Mobile Samsung Dart (which IIUC is a re-branded Samsung Galaxy Mini) and a Wi-Fi network in my apartment with two access points. When I make Wi-Fi calls while walking from one end of my ...
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Galaxy Mini can't connect to the Internet over Wi-Fi

I purchased a Galaxy Mini with 2.2.1 a few days ago and I can connect to my home network (the wireless icon appears) but I can't surf on the Internet. I verified it got an IP correctly and tried many ...
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Stop automaticaly switching to 3g if wi-fi drops

I have an android 2.2 phone. The other day, I was using a wi-fi connection on my phone and had it tethered to my laptop. For whatever reason, the wi-fi connection dropped and my phone starting using ...
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Why WoW wakes Android only once?

Android is connected to a WiFi network The devices sleeps: <6>[ 7917.653293] PM: Syncing filesystems ... done. <4>[ 7917.660344] Freezing user space processes ... (elapsed 0.02 seconds) ...
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How to use adb over Mobile AP (Portable wifi hotspot)

First : I know about abdWireless app. But my problem is different. I am using my Android mobile as Mobile AP (Portable WiFi hotspot) for using internet on my computer. I want to use adb in wireless ...
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What does it mean the “WIFI” label on the market? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wi-Fi icon next to apps in android market I've noticed that a few items on "My applications" on the Android Market client have a gray "WIFI" label on them. What does ...
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How to use Wifi re-installation code?

Hi all I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace but my Wifi is always not in range. I think the solution may have been at Google Helps: Use WiFi driver re-installation Code *#*#526#*#*...Reinstall the ...
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How can I make wifi automatically go on when my G1 boots up

I've got CM6 on it, and every once in a while the power goes out, the battery eventually dies, the power comes back and it boots up but no wifi. I have the thing in a faraway place and I get to it via ...
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Does Android 4.0 support WPA2 Enterprise?

At the place I work, everyone can log on to the wifi network with an iPhone. They just need to add a new network, type in the network name and choose wpa2 enterprise and then add their username and ...
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How can I tell that my phone uses the Wi-Fi connection for data traffic?

I just bought the Samsung Galaxy 2 and my monthly data plan allows me 250MB. I have Wi-Fi at home with 100GB of data per month. Obviously, I want to use my home Wi-Fi as much as possible on my ...
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How can I know if my Android Tablet supports Wi-Fi N?

How can I know if my Android Tablet supports Wi-Fi N and speed up to 150 MBps? I don't have any description covering that in device specifications.
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What I have to do to connect my android smartphone (Galaxy Ace S5830) to home wifi wpa2?

I searched in the internet a lot, but there's no clear answer. I have Galaxy Ace s5830 with system Android. I tried connect to home wifi network (this network is secured by WPA2), but my smartphone ...
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Does Android put wifi and other data networks to sleep when the display is turned off?

I was wondering if stock Android puts Wifi and other data networks to sleep when the display of the device is turned off. If not, what app can help me do the same ?
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WiFi on my Nexus S no longer works after update to ICS - How can I troubleshoot or fix this?

I just updated My Nexus S to ICS today and everything is working properly except for WiFi. It shows the network's SSID but says it is "Out of range". How can I fix this?
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Using Connectify with Proxy

I connect to the internet via a http tunneler which uses a proxy, Is there any way I can channel all incoming connectify connections through that particular IP and port address? . . .
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Where did the wifi sleep policy go in ICS?

With the update to Android 4.0.3, I noticed that the wifi is always on. I used to have the sleep policy where is turns itself of when ilse for some time. Where did this feature go with ICS?
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Problem with wi-fi after updating Nexus S to Android 4

My Nexus S phone doesn't detect any wi-fi networks after the update to Ice Cream Sandwich. Any suggestions?
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Walking between Wi-Fi access points causes network to be disabled

Testing my new Motorola Triumph the last couple of days, I've noticed issues with the Wi-Fi. Aside from connection attempts to the 802.1x EAP network at school causing reboots (a known problem with ...
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Guide to editing /etc/hosts

It was noted in another thread that it should be possible to build up a white list for an android device using the /etc/hosts file. I would like to experiment with this idea. Does anyone have any ...
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How can I install a CA cert on my Samsung Nexus?

I have the cert as a .cer file on my Mac, and my phone is connected via USB. How can I install the cert on my device?
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Map internal Wi-Fi strength? [closed]

I'm a system administrator for a school division, and we are upgrading our Wi-Fi network. Is there a way that I can map the strength of the Wi-Fi signal at different places inside a building (where ...
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Possibility of monitoring internet traffic in case where galaxy tab is used as a mobile access point?

My employer gave me the Galaxy Tab. I am using it as a mobile access point (Wi-Fi) connection for my home computer. I do not have other internet access. I would like to know if my employer can ...
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Does any version of Android support ad-hoc connections?

I just bought a Lenovo Ideapad A1 which runs Android 2.3. It seems that connecting the device to an ad-hoc network is not possible. Does any other Android version support this?
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How to download apps without a wireless data plan

I bought an i7500, no data plan. I had assumed that connecting to my router would allow me to download apps from the marketplace; apparently not. I get a message about not being able to connect via ...