For questions specifically about issues with WLAN network connectivity (via a wireless router) as opposed to questions related to cellular connections (GSM/UMTS, 2G/3G/4G, etc.).

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Wi-Fi won't work on Motorola Droid

I bought a Motorola Droid A855. I don't have a verizon plan, but i was going to use it on Wi-Fi only. I turned off the phone radio, I also turned the Airplane Mode on. After I turned the Wi-Fi on. It ...
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How to automatically enable WLAN when an app requests location info?

I currently have WLAN enabled all the time for triangulation, even when I'm not near an access point I can use. Is there any way to automatically enable it whenever an app requests location ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 WiFi Connectivity Problems with SOME Wireless Networks

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S3 that plays well with my wireless network at home and elsewhere but has major connectivity issues with the wireless network in my office. Nobody else has problems and I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 wifi - Connected but no internet

My Galaxy S2 (ICS I9100G) connects to my home wifi but sometimes does not actually transmit data. I took it to the shop and they did a factory reset (which I could have done on my own) and then was ...
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Can I manually download my wifi settings to my Android device from my Google account?

I just purchased my fourth ever Android device - An HSPA+ Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. When I purchased my second and third devices (Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and an Asus Transformer Pad TF300T), I ...
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Connectify not working properly? [closed]

I use connectify to create a wifi hotspot which I use in my Android device. But a problem occurs that the internet access stops after a minute or so in my Android device. I have to restart connectify ...
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Finding a way to create a WLAN between tablet and phone

I currently own a nokia N900 and am waiting for the my pre ordered Nexus 7 to arrive. I was wondering because since android does not support p2p adhoc networking, as far as i know. Is there any way to ...
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How to transfer files over WiFi without a hotspot?

I'm looking for a way to transfer files between an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S2, rooted) and any computer system I may need to interact with (this means preinstalled software on the computer, ...
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google.com redirected after xpressconnect installed

I'm using Android 2.3 on Nook Color (ROM CyanogenMod). I installed xpressconnect to connect to the wifi network of my school, and successfully configured it. I can access the internet normally. ...
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How to disable Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Camera permanently?

Need to permanently disable Wi-Fi, bluetooth and camera for work on a few work only devices. Can this be done through Terminal? I've tried ifconfig to disable Wi-Fi but it just enables automatically ...
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Turning on Wi-Fi on demand

Is there a way to reconnect to Wi-Fi whenever an application accesses the network? Background: I have a rooted e-book reader that runs Android 2.2 (Sony Reader PRS-T1). The system offers an option to ...
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WiFi connection loss on Galaxy S2 I9100G

After upgrade from stock 2.6.3 to Stock ICS4.0.3 (XXLPQ) WiFi disconnects after a few seconds. Disabling and enabling WiFi helps for a few seconds only. Has anyone experienced this? How do I fix it?
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Can Android phones restrict background syncing to secure WiFi connections?

Context: T-mobile G1 CyanogenMod No data plan WiFi is available for free in many places, including my home, local libraries, and even at least 1 doctor's office. However, not all of them are ...
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How can I access files on a Seagate GoFlex Satellite wifi or Kingston Wi-Drive?

My final goal is to programmaticaly access files on a Wifi/USB storage device, like a Seagate GoFlex Satellite wifi or Kingston Wi-Drive (preferred because less expensive). The storage devices are ...
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Disabling the 5 GhZ wifi band on the HTC One X

I had some wifi connection dropping issues with my One X. I don't appear to have the "you're holding it wrong" issue (the squeeze test comes out negative), but some googling found that there seem to ...
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64 digit Hex WiFi passphrase doesn't seem to get accepted

I use a 64 digit hex passphrase on my router that I want to use with Android. However Android (CyanogenMod 7) doesn't seem to accept the password (no errors, just nothing happens when I enter it). I ...
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My Galaxy Nexus detects wifi signal(at home) but can't connect to it

My Galaxy Nexus detects wifi signal(at home) but can't connect to it. I cant connect to wifi. The wifi icon doesnt appear beside the time on the upper right of the screen. When I try to access ...
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MAC Address Spoofing Neuropad Ultra

I'm out visiting some family at the moment and my dad has found some cheap Android tablets from somewhere, the Neuropad Ultra. They are not great, but they do the job and you can give them to the ...
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Problem accessing Internet in 4.0 ICS

For some strange reason, my Android 4.0 ICS tablet is no longer able to access the Internet. First, via wifi, it could'n connect to two distinct networks. Then later, I tried to connect it to home ...
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Galaxy S2 ICS 4.0.3 Wi-Fi connecting but not able to browse

In my new Galaxy GT-I9100 Android version 4.0.3 everything expect WI-Fi is working fine. When I am connecting my wireless it's getting connected, but not able to browse the internet. I tried changing ...
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How to check if an android device has a wireless card that supports promiscuous or monitor mode?

How can I check to see if my (rooted) android device has a wireless card that supports either monitor mode or promiscuous mode?
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MyTouch 4g MMS over Home Wi-Fi

Why can't I receive or send MMS on my My Touch 4g through my home Wi-Fi? I have bad coverage at home so I have to use my Wi-Fi connection. I'm sure my settings are right - I have it set to T-Mobile ...
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How can I access data (such as WiFi keys) in an encrypted Titanium backup?

How can I decrypt an encrypted "Titanium Backup" backup using standard (linux) tools? Example: Wi-Fi serves as a practical example, many other uses may apply to the solution I'm looking for. If I ...
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Wifi shows error on Huawei U8500

I can not turn on my android device Wifi. It shows error. My device is Huawei U8500. I am using CyanogenMod 7.2.0 Update-6. Please help with this?
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Sync music folders between phone and tablet

I want to use a DJ returnable app on both devices, send want a fast way (WiFi) to keep the music folders sync'd. I always buy from my phone so just need to transfer existing music and new downloads ...
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Sony Ericsson WT19i doesn't detect my wifi network

When I bought the phone and tried to connect to my wifi network it worked fine, but after 2 days, I don't know why, it just doesn't detect my wifi network. When I go into Settings->Wireless & ...
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SGS2 I9100G keeps disconnecting from WIFI after installing firmware XXLPQ

2 days ago I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100G from 2.3.6 to 4.0.3 using the firmware XXLPQ. Ever since, my WiFi keeps disconnecting every 10 seconds. I tried all the fixes from this question SGS2 ...
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Can I use (via wifi only) my original VZW Droid without a voice or data plan?

I have a situation similar to Can I use an Android phone without an Internet access plan? but with one key difference, I don't even want to use it as a phone. Just a PDA. I have an original VZW ...
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2answers
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Enabling Wi-Fi disables 3G service (ZTE Warp running Shinjitsu 1.5b)

I just started using this ZTE Warp (on Boost Mobile) yesterday. I rooted and ROM'd it with Clockwork Mod and Shinjitsu 1.5b (1.5.1c and 1.5.1c-beta2 did not work, for some reason). Everything is ...
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Enabling WiFi Monitor Mode on HTC Inspire 4G

Is it possible to enable WiFi Monitor Mode( promiscuous mode ) on HTC Inspire 4G? Or is it possible on any android phone?
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What determines whether something requires wifi vs network internet traffic?

Most tasks can be done using the network's internet connection (3g for me) like uploading photo to facebook or downloading a new app. But sometimes I end up having to wait to find a wifi connection to ...
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What is this VPN setting good for? [closed]

I have a Huawei U8160 (also known as Vodafone 858 Smart) which is running CyanogenMod7.2 There are settings for VPN which are empty. I was wondering if the VPN server setting should be set to a real ...
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Wi-Fi not working on home router after ICS update (Galaxy S2)

Can someone help me? I'm really frustrated now and eating through my data like theres no tomorrow. Since I did the ICS update I can't connect my samsung galaxy s2 to my home wireless router (belkin ...
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Is it possible to use MadWifi on Android given the proper chipsets?

So, a friend and I were going back and forth about our phones (iPhone vs Android), and somehow landed on the topic of MadWifi. Given the right hardware with root access, could one use MadWifi on their ...
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Is there a way to use an Android tablet as a wifi handsfree device?

My situation: Android (4.0.3) tab hooked up to my car stereo using the headphones connector. Android (2.3.5) phone (HTC Desire HD), which I use to call, text, browse, etc. Since my car stereo's ...
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wifi no longer work on galaxy tab plus [closed]

I have a GT-P6210 that was working perfectly fine and suddenly I noticed that my Wi-Fi would no longer connect. It just reports "Error" after trying to connect to Wi-Fi,I tried to factory reset my ...
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What does the app “Eduroam fixer” do? [closed]

I can connect to my university's eduroam network but very often I lose the connection and cannot reconnect until I reboot the phone. Now I found an app called "eduroam fixer" in the market. What is ...
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When Abroad, How To Stop Annoying “Cellular Network Not Found” Popup Prompt?

"Cellular Network Not Found" is that annoying message I get when out of range of my carrier, but what will I do if I am abroad and don't plan on using roaming? I don't want this message popping into ...
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Install company's wireless certificate to Samsung Android 4.0.3. tablet

Trying to install all exported windows WEP Enterprise 802.1X Wireless certificates (.p12 extension) to a Samsung Android 4.0.3 tablet. With no certificate installer, Android certificate was installed ...
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How do I diagnose a WiFi Error when the phone just reports “Unknown”?

I have a Motorola Atrix (MB860) running Android 2.3.6. Just today the Wi-Fi suddenly stopped working; On the Quick Settings display it just shows "Unknown", on the phone's Wi-Fi Settings display it ...
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is there a way to schedule a turn-on-wifi-sync-turn-off-wifi scheduled task for every day at 8am?

I have no 3G. I use my android phone mostly via wifi home network and read emails and podcasts later offline. Is there a way to make a scheduled task which will turn on wifi, force sync (or wait for ...
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IMEI number publicly displayed whenever connected to Wifi

I connected to Wifi (using a HTC Desire using Android 2.3) and a friend used an app (I think it was on an iPhone) to display information about devices connected to the Wifi hotspot. I can accept the ...
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Is back up to a network folder possible?

Is there a Backup App that would allow me to backup apps and application data to a network folder? I don't mean to backup to the cloud (e.g. Dropbox) but to a shared folder on my PC or a NAS. Over ...
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WEP Wifi Connection Problem

I am new to this forum and would really want to please help me get this problem solved. I just bought a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and tried connecting it to my internet at home (Belkin N1 router - ...
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What does “avoided poor Internet connection” mean?

The connection to my work wifi just failed and below the network my phone is saying "Avoided poor Internet connection". What does this mean exactly? Has the phone detected that it can't get out to the ...
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Disable all non-Wi-Fi Internet connections

I want my phone (running Android 2.3.5) to only connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi. How can I disable all non-Wi-Fi connections, such as 3G or similar?
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Does wi-fi sleep policy “never” mean that my phone's battery will be drain a lot faster?

I have just decided to change my settings on the wi-fi, because it seems to give me a hard time regarding the fact that the some application are "unable to connect to server". However, I am worried ...
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Why does Wi-Fi fail to connect to certain public networks?

It won't connect to certain free official public networks in shopping malls, caffees or hospitals for example where it supposed to even with signal strength bars being 3-4. That's right gentlemen, ...
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Apps only work with Wi-Fi, not with 3G

When I bought my LG Optimus Me, I had a problem: whenever I opened Facebook, Market, or any other app which uses the network, it told me it couldn't estabilish a network connection. I searched and ...
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Wifi connecting-disabled-connecting loop [closed]

My wifi was perfectly working a few days back, but now all of a sudden all I get is connecting-disconnecting-scanning loop. It never connects. Help. I'm on Android 2.3.5 | Wildfire S | Rooted Here's ...