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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New Samsung causing wifi issues

We just bought a Galaxy Tab A and now none of our wireless devices will access internet. We have a Dell laptop, Kindle, and the Samsung tab. None will connect with wifi.....any ideas?
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Unable to connect to wifi router: Something wrong with configuration?

I needed some way to interact between my desktop and my android phone (Cynaogen). I got a router from my friend. To be clear, its not about getting access to internet, I just want to establish LAN ...
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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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Using ADB with usb debugging disabled, and no root

I have an Android Device running Android 2.3.7 . The device is locked due to exceeding pattern attempts. So now Android is prompting me to enter my gmail id and password. The problem is, the WiFi is ...
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Connection to home server via https – works with WiFi, but not with 3G

I have a very weird issue with my phone (Alcatel 997D running Android 4.0.4). Let me start at the beginning. I provide certain services (mostly syncing stuff, Firefox and Cal/CardDAV) on a server with ...
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Wifi not working on Samsung S3 (WifiStateMachine( 2240): Failed to load driver)

as I am really desperate now about the wlan problem on my Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 I am now going to post a question in the hope that someone might help me fix it. Problem description: I cannot ...
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How does the communication between Smartwatch and Smartphone work over the same Wifi?

I'm building a test setup, where I want to load some data from a server, which is based in my local wifi network. I already wrote every piece of code I need, but one question came up on which I ...
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Wi fi linking broadband to my android

i am using bsnl broad band for my pc iwant to use it for my android data connection for my lenova S5000-H MODEL, What network mode Ihave to select eighther GSM or WCDMA TO GET WLAN?
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How do I get my keyboard back?

I recently got an Android Tablet and I noticed it was incredibly slow so I disabled and force stopped a lot of the apps that were pre-downloaded onto the device because I knew I'd never need them. ...
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How to manually remove wifi connection details

I have a problem with my rom where it does not successfully "forget" wifi connection details and so I find myself connected to the wrong unwanted network. I had a look at this thread which showed the ...
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How do I turn off Mobile data traffic that turns on automatically?

I have a Sony Xperia Z1. I have tried numerous times to turn off the mobile data traffic and Wi-Fi but straight after I turned it off, it comes on again by itself. This is the third day I am having ...
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Wifi automatically turns on persistently, despite configuration

I am using a Sony Xperia L (C2104) with Android 4.2.2 (Build number 15.3.A.1.17). I can only find one setting that would turn on Wi-Fi automatically, and it is the "Location-based Wi-Fi" setting in ...
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Spike in Internet Download speed (according to app) when not accessing internet

I was connected to a public wifi, reading from my phone, but not doing anything in my application that clearly would have required internet access or activity. I noticed, via the notification from the ...
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Can't ping Windows 7 from Android phone and vice versa in the same network, but other machines can

I have an Android phone and a notebook running Windows 7, both are Wi-Fi enabled. Both devices are on the same network and they can't see each other (I can't ping phone from notebook and vice versa). ...
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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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Different wifi signal strength for the same smarthones

I observed that the wifi signals of two LG G3 phones are different. Isn't wifi dependent on the hardware or has something to do with software?
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“Internet not available” error while trying to connect to wifi

I have a samsung galaxy chat B5330 device. Whenever I try to connect it to wifi, I get various errors as follows, Using DHCP :- Here it shows a "obtaining IP address" message but never connects. ...
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Youtube not playing in Wifi

I have this real strange problem that youtube is not playing on my Onda Tablet (dark screen and "problem while playing"), when I am in my home wifi. When I use my mobile as a hotspot and connect my ...
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Can android collect info about wifi routers even if Google Play Service is disabled?

Androids newer versions have changed the 'GPS' button into a 'Location' button which now offers 3 options for determining your position (recording wifi router information and comparing it to a google ...
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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?
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Can there be problems if I leave my old android phone alwys plugged to electricity?

I have an old Android phone. I want to use it as small router and media center. I don't want to be pluging it all the time to charge, plus the battery is close to dead. Is it ok to leave it always ...
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Cannot turn on Wifi. MAC address unavailable

I have an Android 4.0.4 tablet, Navon Platinum Explorer. When I try to turn on wifi, the toggle button goes "off" after a few seconds automatically. It doesnt even show the list of available ...
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Both Bluetooth and Wifi not working on Galaxy S3 Mini

I have a Samsung Galaxay S3 Mini. I bought it from Canada and used there for 8 months without issue. However, when I came to Pakistan I unlocked it, and started seeing lots of issues. First, I have ...
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limit the use of WI-FI band to the 2.5

i´d like to limit the use of WI-FI band to the 2.4 GHZ and disable the the 5GHZ band on my android PDA symbole TC70 or any other android device. so any one who yil use this device must use only 2.4 ...
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Endless “Optaining 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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Connection timeout to single IP

I have a strange problem and I am not sure how to debug this. My Android phone (OnePlus One, Android 5.1) is connected to my WiFi (FritzBox 7490) at home. Everything works fine except connections to ...
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Why I Can't Use Wifi for anything except whatsapp?

I can't use WiFi for anything except WhatsApp on my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini. I already turned on WiFi on my phone. But I can't do anything except WhatsApp. I can't browsing via WiFi, and can't open ...
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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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Does Razr i connect to PEAP protected wi-fi networks?

I have tried to connect to a "eduroam" network (PEAP) but it did not work in my Motorola Razr i, Android 4.0.4 . Any tips?
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(HTC one) wifi keeps turning on and off automatically NONSTOP

I can't use my wifi on my phone ( HTC One) because it keeps the wifi turning on and off.... like nonstop. What should I do now? I had to make a software update couple of days ago .. I don't know if ...
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How do i recover my wifi pass from android using adb?

I'm connected to a wifi spot with my android, but i'd like to connect with my laptop aswell. I don't want to root my phone (warranty and stuffs) nor reset the router, as it has complex settings on it. ...
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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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How to set up a network connection between Android phone and Windows PC without Internet

Is it possible to connect my Android phone (Galaxy S3) directly to my Windows (7) PC in such a way that I can make network connections to the PC from the phone, without a pre-existing WiFi network? ...
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Moto G 1st generation internet connectivity problems

While I could connect to the WiFi from my phone, I am unable to connect to the Internet. The WiFi symbol on my notification bar shows an exclamatory symbol "!" adjacent to it. Does anyone have a ...
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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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Location high accuracy mode with wi-fi turned off

My understanding: location mode «High Accuracy» is more efficient than «Device only» because it unburdens some of the GPS task by using Wi-Fi networks information. Consider these settings: «Scan ...
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Moved out with my router : Location services don't get it

So I moved out, carrying along my WiFi router. I set it up at my new place, but now, every time I use a location service, it recognizes my router and places me at my old address... Any way I can force ...
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ifup/ifdown scripts

I am fiddeling with some network related things and want to try them on Android too. In Ubuntu it was quite easy to run some commands if an interface (eth0 or wlan0) goes up or down by simply adding ...
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I can use Wi-Fi to browse with my phone but I can't connect to WhatsApp using the Wi-Fi.

When I am connected to school Wi-Fi, I can browse but I cannot connect to WhatsApp or Instagram. When I am connected to Wi-Fi in other places, both WhatsApp and Instagram work perfectly fine. The ...
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Why can't my tablet detect my bluetooth speaker after I reset the tablet?

I reset my galaxy tablet and it no longer detects my Sharkk Bluetooth speaker. How can I resolve this problem?
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How am I supposed to disconnect from WiFi network on Android 4.1.2?

I am trying to make a WiFi hotspot while I'm already in range of local WiFi network and I can't make hotspot while connected to other network - as long as I'm connected to WiFi network the hotspot ...
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Disable Internet access detection of WiFi networks?

In fact my WiFi DO HAVE Internet access, but for some reason it keeps telling me I don't and won't automatically reconnect to it. Now I have to manually reconnect every time. So, is it possible to ...
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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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Moto G WiFi reception severely affected by Bluetooth

I suspect this may just be a hardware fault that I have to live with or have repaired, but let's see... My stock 1st-gen 16GB Moto G running 4.4.4 has been working flawlessly for almost a year. A few ...
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Lollipop 5.1 doesn't automatically connect to wi-fi

After I upgraded my Nexus 5 to Lollipop 5.1, it does not automatically connect to wi-fi because Google is blocked in China and then the phone treated it as no network connection. I have tried the ...
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“Avoided poor Internet connection” on LG G2

I'm trying to connect to my home's wireless router with my new LG G2 (running version 4.2.2) and it keeps saying "Obtaining IP address..." for three minutes, then momentarily saying "Saved, secured", ...
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How to Show an alert or ring Android phone connected to same wifi

I am not an android developer.In my office there are several peoples who are using wifi in their phone.Company has provided laptops so wifi password cannot be hidden.How i can identify users who are ...
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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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Using Android phones with two antennas to programmatically transmit wifi and bluetooth at the same time

I'm trying to see if there are any phones that have separate wifi and bluetooth antennas. I know that certain phones such as the galaxy S5 have two antennas for use in MIMO (2x2MIMO), which helps them ...
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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 ...