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How to maintain established connections android when changing wireless network

I need to resolve the following problem. I runs my application android conected with my server on cloud, but my established connections disappears when I switch the (Wi-Fi) wireless network. Why this ...
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where are DNS settings under 4.4.2?

I cannot find where to configure DNS settings for this device: Model number: astar Processor type: QuadCore-A33 Android version: 4.4.2 Firmware version: v2.0 Kernel version: 3....
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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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How do I find out what wifi chipset my phone has?

I've got LG Optimus One phone (model LG-P500h). How do I find out what wifi chipset my phone has? Is there a general mechanism that will work for all phones?
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Do AT&T downloads turn off wiFi

Every so often I get a message from AT&T that my data limit is about to be reached. This seems to follow a recent AT&T update. I don't turn my wifi off for any reason yet when I get this AT&...
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How to browse to a NAS in Android?

I have a NAS attached to my home router, and the NAS is running a web server. I would like to run the browser on my Android tablet, enter the URL (in my case, diskstation/wordpress) and get the page. ...
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Wi-Fi turning OFF automatically when turned ON

Whenever I try to turn on my WiFi, it shows Turning Wi-Fi on but automatically turns off. I have not recently installed any app, and earlier it used to work absolutely fine. I even tried doing a ...
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Android Wifi : How to change network interface used by android

When I boot up my Android Device and go to Wifi settings,the status of wifi remains "Turning Wi-Fi on" forever.I looked up in logcat logs,below is the error that I see. E/wpa_supplicant( 1713): ...
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How can I help my android phone find an mDNS device?

I have a small WiFi gadget (based on an ESP8266), which is programmed to answer mDNS queries on esp.local. It can be discovered without any problems by iOS devices. However, my phone's android (6.0.1)...
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USB tether android to laptop, use laptop as wifi router

I have unlimited tethering via usb, but not wifi via metro... so can I tether my phone to the laptop (via usb) and use the laptop as a wifi router? Virtual routers don't seem to be able to pick up ...
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How can I select a router that I want to connect on Android?

In my residence, there's a network which have many different routers to provide Wi-Fi signal. One of these router doesn't work properly. I can connect to this router, but it can't connect to the ...
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How to stop Wifi from automatically turning itself off?

So on occasion, my wifi automatically turns itself off for some strange reason. This happens on both my Lenovo ThinkPad and my Samsung Galaxy S5. Is there a way prevent this from happening?
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How Can I make SIP calls using Wifi Direct and SIP between 2 or 3 phones?

I want to make calls between 2 or 3 Android phones where there are no Phone connection( Out in no were). I heard that its possibly to use Wifi Direct and SIP gives a nice phone quality. I tried ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 drops home wifi connection and and can't reconnect unless the router is turned off and back on.

My girlfriend has had her Tab 2 for ten months and only recently it has this problem. She will be using the tablet on the internet and the connection will suddenly drop. The signal is strong and the ...
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Wifi keeps disconnecting and reconnecting frequently

I have an android phone running 4.2.2. I am using TP-LINK ADSL router and the connection is stable. But everytime I open an app that tries to access internet, my connection keeps connecting and ...
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Cannot turn on Wifi or Bluetooth

I have a Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230, but for some reason it will not turn on WiFi or Bluetooth. The slider goes green for 2 seconds then turns itself off. I have Googled this problem and it would appear it ...
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OS Services are causing WiFi modem to wake up

I bought a Note Edge and currently I'm using Android 5.1.1 on it. It works flawessly so far, except the fact that OS Services are constantly waking up modem every second, when the screen is on. It ...
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How can I see which wifi channel / frequency is used by my android 4.4.2 device?

How can I see which wifi channel, frequency is used by my android 4.4.2 device?
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android phone turns off when wifi on

i have a Samsung galaxy ace 3 that tuns off when it sleeps or locks but that only happens when it has internet access, not necessary WiFi on. So if i want to use the phone i have to disable the WiFi ...
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Asus Zenfone 5 stuck at obtaining IP address from office's Wi-Fi, but works well on other Wi-Fi

I have an Asus Zenfone 5 running Android 4.3. Most of the Wi-Fi I try to connect to gets connected to the device, but when I try to connect it to my office's Wi-Fi it get stuck at obtaining IP address....
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Why my mobile eats hell lot of wifi data

I have a Micromax Canvas a200 turbo mini. I have started using WiFi since last month. In one month "Android OS" and Google Chrome have used 63 GB of WiFi data. I have tried using third party apps, but ...
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htc816g “no command” problem

i tried updating my htc 816 g it got stuck in the middle of the update saying "no command"? i even tried the factory reset but nothing is working. Please help as soon as possible.
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Endless “Obtaining IP Address” loop

Possible duplicates: Ice Cream Sandwich can't obtain IP address, what do I need to delete to reset wifi settings? Device stuck on "obtaining IP address", then sets network to "...
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Viber last online status accuracy [duplicate]

My BF's viber status says 'online a monent ago'or 'online x mins ago'in the early mornings at random times. He claims that he is asleep and never accessed viber. What is the truth and what are the ...
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Galaxy S loses wifi even though the symbol says it is connected, toggling flight mode fixes the problem

There can't be anything wrong with the router because apple phones have no trouble connecting to the internet. As I have said, the wifi symbol is active but there is no internet connection. Turning ...
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Why Advent Vega keeps losing Wi-Fi?

I recently bought a Advent Vega Android tablet and everything is working completely fine, however there is one slight problem with Wi-Fi. Even though I have full Wi-Fi signal (it is as high as it can ...
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How can I install wpa_cli on my rooted device?

I rooted my device, then I go to adb shell and type su to enter wpa_cli. I was surprised that wpa_cli: not found appeared, although I get information when I type wpa_supplicant. I know that wpa_cli ...
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Wi-Fi, Hotspot and Bluetooth don't work even after reinstalling the OS

I bought a OnePlus 2 (OP2) an year ago. Recently for some odd reason, the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and hotspot on my OP2 stopped working. I tried these fixes: Resetting the phone Reinstalling the OS ...
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Stay connected to WiFi that requires sign-in

I recently upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to Kitkat (4.4.2), and I noticed a new behaviour that I'd like to disable: when I'm connected to a wifi network with a captive portal that requires sign-...
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Windows 7 file sharing , not accessible in Android phone using ES File Explorer

Trying to access a shared folder on Windows 7, using ES File Explorer on my Android 2.3 mobile phone over WiFi LAN. The scan on APP detects the Windows machine, but am unable to access the shared ...
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No connection to wifi - automatic connection

I've hosted a wifi network using hostapd and isc-dhcp-server on my pi. This works pretty well, but unfortunately there's a problem: If I click on the "connect" button manually in the wifi settings ...
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i want to set the sd card as default download location in htc desire 500,how?

In my mobile the apps are only downloading in my phone's memory I think which is full my sd card has a space of 16 GB only 1 GB is used in it and I want that when I download apps it directly goes to ...
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SSID with foreign characters

My phone (Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T) won't connect to wifi with its SSID name containing foreign characters. I heard the app 'WiFi Connection Manager' can solve this problem, but this app doesn'...
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Sync a Windows 7 computer folder with a phone SD card folder

These three questions : Synchronize a folder in an Android device with a server folder, Application for automatic synchronization of remote folders?, Synchronize an Android phone SD card folder with a ...
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My wifi autoconnects even though i have turned off everything possible in the settings

I have a Samsung S6 running Android 6.0.1. There is a guest WiFi at work I signed into one time, and now can't get rid of: I have tried to "forget" it. I have turned off smart network switch. I have ...
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What does “Keep wifi on during sleep” mean?

I couldn't find an authoritative reference that explains what this setting does in my Android phone: Wi-Fi -> Advanced -> Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep. What does this setting do, exactly?
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How do I disable the Mobile Hotspot feature?

As far as I can remember, some carriers disable this feature. Now, we have a few dozen phones that we want to deploy to some schools and we would like to disable this feature. How do I achieve this? ...
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Determine wifi channels phone can see

How can I tell, without purchasing the phone (i.e. can't use apps like wifi scanner), what channels in the 5GHz range a phone can see? I've purchased some phones that say 5GHZ but can't see the high ...
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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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configure Wifi network with script/website/profile or similar

Is there any way to configure a Wifi network connection on android via an automated method like Apples network profiles or some kind of web installation or a script? I am working at an university ...
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No WiFi networks available, can't open file Issues

New to StackExchange but not to Android. I've been learning and dabbling since ICS on my Galaxy Nexus. I've got a Nexus 5 that I was just about to post for sale. It was my wife's phone and never ...
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Automatic WiFi disconnect

I am running Android 5.1.1 on my Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4g. My institute WiFi network that I connect to requires a login everytime to use the internet. However, my phone first connects to the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Says Connected to Wifi But Can’t Get Internet or YouTube

PROBLEM: My android device is showing that I am connected to the Wi-Fi network at my community college (where I attend), however, when I try to use anything that requires internet it says there is no ...
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Galaxy S6 no longer automatically connects to my home WIFI

Vexing problem. I changed Internet service providers at home. It works fine. However, my Galaxy S6 used to automatically connect to my wifi whenever I got home and now it doesn't. I have to tap the ...
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System process isn't responding

So, I've saw similar questions about this. But I have a ZTE Obsidian and it stopped working randomly overnight while I was sleeping. After I got back on my phone, I realized that the WiFi wasn't on, ...
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Wifi problem (Lenovo A850+)

The phone wifi seem like blocking the internet after the wifi idle for few second. Then I have to disconnect and reconnect the phone wifi. I think it is related to wifi power saving mode or Wifi Sleep ...
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(Marshmallow) WiFi takes >30 seconds to turn on

My S7 Edge, running Android 6.0.1, takes quite long -about 35 seconds - from when I turn on the WiFi and until it actually connects to any preferred network . If during this time I go into WiFi ...
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adb over tcp/ip doesn't work

I connect Android Samsung phone to USB host of my developer machine and type prompt>adb devices List of devices attached 80bf631f device prompt>adb tcpip 5555 restarting in TCP mode ...
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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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How do you import CA certificates onto an Android phone?

I want to connect to my University's wireless using my Nexus One. When I go to "Add Wi-Fi network" in Wireless Settings I fill in the Network SSID and select 802.1x Enterprise for the security and ...