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.).

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

2
votes
1answer
510 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
443 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
531 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
212 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
557 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
167 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
8k views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
6k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
6k views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
608 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
245 views

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) ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
906 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
9k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
192 views

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 ...
11
votes
7answers
24k views

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 ...
7
votes
4answers
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
335 views

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.
3
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
969 views

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 ?
5
votes
1answer
1k views

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?
1
vote
0answers
2k views

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? . . .
5
votes
1answer
2k views

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?
4
votes
1answer
424 views

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?
1
vote
2answers
361 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
6k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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?
7
votes
2answers
712 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
510 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
10k views

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?
6
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

ZTE Blade can't maintain a wifi connection

I have a ZTE Blade with Android 2.3.7 (CyanogenMod 7.1). Recently, when I try to connect to a wifi network (even one that worked before this problem started) it starts to connect, tries to ...
1
vote
1answer
574 views

Android 2.2 Galaxy S SGH-T959 kernel update with netfilter

I can't seem to find a kernel update for this phone that would include netfilter. Does anyone know a different way to install netfilter on this phone?
3
votes
1answer
2k views

How does Android chooses among multiple access points?

I have been doing a lot of research on this. Unfortunately I was not able to find how, by default, Android chooses among multiple access points. For instance, if a user walks into a mall and there ...
0
votes
1answer
134 views

Disable Pairwise Master Key Caching

I asked this question some time ago on another forum but never received an answer. I'm hoping that I may get a better answer here. The wireless network at my university is a bit shaky and I was ...
8
votes
5answers
10k views

Always seeing “No connection: Retry” in Android Market

I have an HTC Touch with Froyo installed that I use for app development. I haven't used it for a couple of months, and when I fired it up today I'm seeing the same error every time I launch the Market ...
3
votes
1answer
281 views

Wi-fi problem after tablet stand by

I have a couple of tablets for a school software.Tablets are mid 2.3 gingerbread. They work ok. When they start, it checks for wi-fi and automatically connects. My problem is, after 30 minutes of ...
3
votes
3answers
13k views

Where do I configure DNS and IP settings in HTC Desire S?

HTC Desire S seems to have very scarce WiFi settings. I'm trying to debug a Wifi connectivity issue and looks like it might be a DNS problem. I Googled and looks like many Android devices have some ...
4
votes
1answer
662 views

Wifi sleep policy not working

I tried some stuff I found about sleep policy. I obviously tried setting it to Never, I tried the Wi-Fi keep alive app, it doesn't seem to work. When I let the phone lie for a few minutes and then ...
0
votes
1answer
145 views

Share WIFI to Computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can the Samsung Galaxy Tab be used as a wifi-hotspot? Is their a way I can share the WiFi on my Galaxy Tab on my PC without having a landline internet access already ...
4
votes
3answers
4k views

Android internet connection related problems?

We can USB tether and use android internet connection on PC but How to achieve following: 1. How to use pc internet connection on android device using USB cable on Windows machine? I can use my ...
3
votes
1answer
21k views

Why is my Android phone unable to detect some wireless access points?

I created an unsecured ad-hoc network from my Mac machine and scanned for networks using my LG Optimus 3D, tried Samsung Galaxy Pop also. But unfortunately both the phone doesn't seem to pick up the ...
2
votes
1answer
893 views

Wi-Fi connects but can't browse

I'm opening a virtual router through my laptop, and my Galaxy S2 can see and connect to it fine. However, when I try to do anything that requires the network, it doesn't work (for example, I can't ...
6
votes
1answer
168 views

How can I log the start and stop connection with known WI-FI networks

At the end of a week , I would like to see a log for each connection with a (known) WI-FI network I made with my Galaxy phone. I automatically connect to different networks. It would be nice to see ...
6
votes
4answers
1k views

How to monitor Wi-Fi usage?

Is it possible to monitor Wi-Fi usage in a similar method to how 3g watchdog monitors 3G usage? I have android 2.2 on my phone. I doesn't need to do everything 3G watchdog does, all I need to see ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
287 views

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.)
0
votes
1answer
421 views

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 ...