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How can I automate the Hotspot login process? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I automatically log in to open WiFi that requires web login/password? Scenario: I go into a coffeeshop, I fire up my droid, and it says it's on the webs. But as soon ...
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Is it possible for my mobile carrier to track my wifi usage and bill me accordingly?

I watch a lot of inspiration videos from TED (www.ted.com.au) on my new Galaxy S2 phone. However, I only do this when I am at home and can access my home wifi network. My home wifi and the phone's 3G ...
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WEP broken on CyanogenMod?

Ok, so WEP is lame but I have a wi-fi webcam and it does not work with WPA or WPA2 so I'm kind of stuck there. I recently flashed my Nexus S 4g with CyanogenMod 7.1.1 and it seems like WEP support is ...
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Which consumes less battery: Wi-Fi or 2G data?

I just want to know what consumes less battery Wi-Fi or 2G Data. My battery last long for 12- 16 hours only. I know there are lots of application which continually running and fetching data from ...
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SSH (and SFTP) server on Android discoverable through avahi/bonjour

I would like for my Android device (a Samsung Galaxy) to be discoverable through avahi/bonjour when it is connected to a WiFi network, and then to be able to access its filesystem via SSH (SFTP). For ...
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Remember wifi password but never automatically connect

I have both my wifi password and my friend's saved. Since they live nearby sometimes it will automatically switch to theirs if the signal is stronger. I don't ordinarily want to use their connection ...
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Accessing Tor on Android device via a virtual wifi network

I've hosted a wifi network using a virtual router, with which the local area connection is sharing it's internet with. My Android device can connect to this wifi network and can access my laptop's ...
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Connecting an Android device to a Windows network

Is it possible to connect my Android phone to my Vista network? I want to add files in a shared folder which I can access over a wifi network on my phone. I tried to add my phone to the network ...
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Wi-Fi issues with HTC Desire S

I have an HTC Desire S, which I have had no issues with until now. It is now not recognising any Wi-Fi networks. When I switch on Wi-Fi it scans, then gives me a green tick telling me it has it but ...
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Disabling the “Wi-Fi networks available” on Samsung Galaxy S II (Sprint Epic Touch 4G) on ICS

If I'm away from my saved Wi-fi networks, and have the Wi-Fi radio on, I'm always getting a "Wi-Fi networks available" notification. I can dismiss the notification, but then it comes back within a few ...
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My Samsung Galaxy tab 2 (7.0) can't see 5ghz networks

My Samsung Galaxy tab 2 (7.0) can't see 5ghz networks. Am I missing anything?
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Trigger WiFi hotspot based on known WiFi availability or location

I have a HTC One XL and a Nexus 7. They both know my home WiFi network and a few other networks, and my Nexus knows my HTC's WiFi hotspot as well. When I'm out and about I press my hotspot widget on ...
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Allow wifi weak signal connect

I have 2 ZTE Blades (with 512 Mb RAM) and CM7 2.3.7 (Kang) from BurgerZ ROM installed on them. One of them - my girl's - can connect to home and other (public i.e. McDonalds) wifi AP's even if it's ...
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How to ensure that the data traffic is going over the VPN connection?

I have Motorola XT910 and I would like to install the Motorola AnyConnect by Cisco to use when out in public and using open WiFi. Once I do that how can I check if all the traffic that is coming from ...
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Android phone has Wi-Fi troubles after subnet change

I just moved our network access point to a different subnet (which has a different default gateway). After the change, all the laptop computers adjusted without much issue (some XP computers needed ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace - Disconnects from some networks

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830L with Android 2.3.4, with factory ROM. It works pretty well with most WEP/WPA2 wifi hotspots. When I try to connect to an open one, no matter the signal ...
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How do I semi-automatically guess Wifi passwords?

In some travel destinations, free wireless APs with simple WEP or WPA PSK passwords are common place. Every hotel, cafe, and so on has one. However, language barriers can make it difficult to ...
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Is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10 really incapable of connecting to ad hoc Wi-Fi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does any version of Android support ad-hoc connections? Why can't my device see an ad-hoc WiFi network? I created an ad hoc Wi-Fi network on my Windows XP laptop but ...
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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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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 ...