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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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 ...
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My Nexus One cannot connect to Wi-Fi being broadcast by a Windows 7 laptop

My Android (Google HTC Nexus One) is not detecting Wi-Fi being broadcast by my Windows 7 laptop. However, my iPhone can detect the laptop's network. Why is that? Is there any solution for connecting ...
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Can I use 2 android phones as walkie talkie? (without internet!)

I want to use 2 (or more) android phones as walkie-talkie (i.e. they talk each other without needing internet/voice call). Of course this should work with WiFi, because it doesn't make much sense a ...
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Minimizing data usage for users with data caps

To reduce my phone bill, I recently switched from an unlimited plan to a prepaid plan which only has a 50 Mb data cap per month. I think that should be adequate for email, google voice, and ...
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Only automatically connect to certain Wi-Fi networks

I have an HTC Desire with Android 2.2. My problem is that there may be open Wi-Fi networks nearby that require a password once connected, e.g. hotspots at coffee shops. My phone connects to these, ...
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Auto login to wifi networks [duplicate]

My university redirects me to a https login page when accessing internet through wifi. This is irritating when trying to connect to the Internet from my Android phone. I was wondering whether there is ...
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Google Talk not working over Corporate Wifi. What can I do?

Whenever I'm connected to our corporate wifi, google chat goes offline (i.e. the contact list fades to grey). I think this is due to a port setting. As far as I know only 80 (http), 443 (ssl) and ...
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Can't Access iPlayer via Internet Pass-through - is there a workaround?

My HTC Desire HD plays nicely with Windows 7 and while at work I use it for personal web access, quicker than H/G/E connection and free. However when attempting to view/listen to content on the BBC's ...
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How to disable secure credentials password?

On DesireZ running android 2.2 I've run into a rather annoying problem. The phone forces me to make a credentials password for WIFI, and then I have to enter it before the phone will connect to a ...
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Android tablet as music remote

I imagine a setup where I use an android tablet computer as a remote control for my hifi system - at least for selecting music. I have connected a low-power, cheap and small linux computer to the amp. ...
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Why does Wifi show an error whenever I try to reconnect (Galaxy Ace)?

I'm using a Galaxy Ace. When I turn off WiFi and try to turn it on again it shows an error. I need to restart my device for it to work. Any ideas?
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Mount PC folder on my android, then serve audio/video through my Android to my TV via USB?

My plan would be to allow me to connect my Android to my TV by USB, and then be able to play videos/audio from my Computer that is mounted over wifi on my Android. Is this currently possible, or is ...
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Phone doesn't respond to ping

I'm trying to develop an application that knows when I am home based on my phone being on my wifi network or not. I'm running into a weird issue in that I can only ping the phone if I have recently ...
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How do I fix problems when going from 3G to a Wi-Fi connection that requires a login?

Whenever I'm in the basement of my university's science building, I have no cell signal, so I am forced use the school's WiFi network to get internet. However, for what seems like the better part of ...
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Use android as xbox360 wireless adapter?

I have a rooted cynogen mod Lg P500. I can connect my xbox360 to my laptop for bridging a connection. but have recently moved to ubuntu so the bridging is a mission and a half. So I was wondering if ...
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Troubleshooting 802.1x EAP connection

I actually have observed two issues, which most likely are related: When I try to connect my phone (Motorola Cliq 2; Android 2.2) to 802.1x EAP protected network then the connection attempt seems to ...
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Sending text from Android to PC

I'm looking for the inverse of this. I want to quickly transfer a piece of text from android to my computer. One way to do is chat with myself using gtalk or fb. But I'm looking for some better way ...
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Connect Android device as wifi adapter to a PC to create an ad-hoc network

Sometimes when being at a friends house there is no wifi but wired internet access. In these cases it would be extremely useful if I could plug my phone in and create a wifi network just like when ...
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How can I receive phone calls through Wi-Fi on an Android phone?

How can I receive phone calls from a landlines/cellphone when I have Wi-Fi connectivity, but no cell phone service?
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Samsung Galaxy S problem :WiFi doesn't reconnect with SSID broadcast disabled

Hi I have a problem with my Wifi connection. My Samsung Galaxy S does not connect to my Linksys wrt54g router after I'm disabling the SSID broadcast. The connection is automatically returned when I ...
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How do I change the Wi-Fi hotspot channel?

Is it possibe to change the channel my phone broadcasts its Wi-Fi hotspot on? Right now it's using the same channel as my neighbour (6). My router is reporting several unused slots.
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Wi-fi immediately disables

I have a Samsung Captivate. This week, it's wi-fi stopped working. To be more precise, it's wi-fi recognizes there is a wi-fi router nearby (my home's), and tries to connect. But it immediately ...
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Is there a way to set the IP configuration on a per network basis?

I connect to multiple wifi networks. On some of the networks I have to use a static IP address. Most with DHCP configurations are without the option to use static IP addressing. For this reason I ...
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WiFi high packet loss at home network

I have a mind boggling problem which I have been trying to solve for the last few weeks. I am new to Android and recently bought Huawei Ideos X5 (Android 2.2.1). I haven't found anyone else having ...
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Email client that restricts certain accounts to particular connection types, e.g. company WiFi at work, 3G/GPRS for personal

Is there such an email account whereby in the account settings, one can choose which connection types that the account can use? Would like this feature so that checking personal email goes through ...
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How can I tell my device to ignore a public Wi-Fi network?

The city I live in has city-wide Wi-Fi available for a subscription, but the Wi-Fi access point is public. This means that everywhere I go in the city I get a notice that there is public Wi-Fi ...
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Receiving calls over Wi-Fi first

I just got an android 2.2 prepaid phone (no data plan, so I'm planning to have 3G off). I would like to find some service/android app combination that would let me receive calls over Wi-Fi on Skype or ...
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How to have phone prioritize encrypted Wi-Fi hotspots?

I have a Wi-Fi solution similar to FON which has an encrypted private home Wi-Fi hotspot and a guest network which is unencrypted and requires one to log in once a day. My problem (or rather, ...
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Does Nexus S Wifi and GPS have issues?

So there I was, happily reading reviews about Google's/Samsumg Nexus S building my judgement whether to buy it or not after my Nexus 1 got stolen. Happily enough there were very few posts on issues ...
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Cannot connect my samsung gt i5510 to the laptops ad hoc wifi connection! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't my device see an ad-hoc WiFi network? My samsung gt i 5510 will not detect any wifi ad hoc network on any laptop. however, the wifi tethering works ...
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Disable Wi-Fi @ Boot time

Due to the Android Wi-Fi Driver issue, I like to disable the Wi-Fi during the boot time. Even if Wi-Fi is enabled in the setting, it should be disabled forcefully. User have to enable it after booting ...
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Why can't the Droid 2 connect to 5 GHz WiFi networks?

The Droid 2 can connect to 2.4 GHz wireless networks, such as 802.11b/g/n, but not 5.0 GHz networks such as 802.11a/n. Why is this? Is there any workaround to allow it to connect to both types of ...
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How do I turn off the cellular radio without disabling bluetooth?

I have an old Motorola Droid that is no longer subscribed on any Verizon service. I still use it for things like web browsing, ebooks, and along with some wireless stereo headphones, music. I've ...
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Dropped wireless on Android?

I currently have a Droid Incredible (Froyo with ROM: Skyraider 3.5 w/ Sense) For a while now, my wireless connection on my Droid Inc just drops and switches over to 3G even though wireless, on ...
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Play music from PC on Android

If I have shared a folder on my computer that has all my music in it, is it possible, when connected to the same Wifi network with my phone (Nexus One, Gingerbread), to play this music on my phone? ...
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Is there a way to copy files directly between two Android devices on the same wifi network?

I now have a Samsung Galaxy S Android phone running Froyo 2.2.1 and an Archos 101 Android tablet - also running Froyo. Both are 'connected' to the same home network via wifi. Is there a method by ...
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Local Apache from Android via Connectify

I have the Apache web server running on my PC. I want to view pages on this server from my Android device which is connected to my PC via Connectify. I believe this is possible because there's an ...
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Wi-Fi tethering with HTC Magic

Will Wi-Fi tethering work in HTC Magic running Android 2.2? I wonder also, is the 2.2 update for htc magic a official update or one of these custom ROMs?
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Samsung I5503 weak Wi-Fi

Me and my friend's galaxy 5 has a weak Wi-Fi signal. Even in a few meters from access point, it has 2 lines of antenna. Is there any solution for increasing signal?
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VPN doesn't work on HTC Desire over WiFi

My phone is HTC desire, Android 2.2. It seems to connect to the VPN server while using WiFi, but the broswer and other applications can't be access the Internet any more. The connection is ...
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How can I reduce latency while tethering?

When tethering with PDAnet (the free version), using a stock moto-Droid 1 on Verizon, I am getting between 1k-3k ms latency on World of Warcraft. I would like to know what is the likeliest culprit, ...
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Restrict market updates to WiFi network

In order to save some volume on my data plan, I'd like to limit updates from the market to the times when I'm connected to a WiFi. And as every good geek, I want this to be automated, in other words, ...
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wifi-connection-weak signal

My provider has a data cap if 5gb. I have a Samsung Acclaim. Before I went with my current provider I had a smart phone and the provider had no data cap and I downloaded videos, pics, ringtones and ...
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HTC Desire has trouble to establish connection via Wifi

I have a HTC Desire running Froyo (2.2). When I get home, the desire takes a long time before it establishes a connection with my Wifi broadband. Sometimes restarting the router works, other times ...
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2.1 as a secure access point?

I rooted my HTC Desire 2.1 and I want to turn in into secure access point. Is there any way I can do that? I do want to make is secure so user has to enter password to get Internet access.