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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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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How to use an external wifi dongle in a mini pc android?

I have a MK908 mini pc android. The problem is that wifi is very weak. I've tried to mod the dongle soldering an external antenna, but i'm not very able to do this job and ..result was i had ruined ...
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Wifi tethering blinks to ON/OFF mode while connecting the device to data

Wifi tethering shows an error while activating data on my android device. What may be the cause? Please reply. Thanks in advance. I am using Xiaomi phone, First of all I will switch on the tethering ...
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Can't access internet from wifi in third partly app

i have hp slate voice tab in which m work in a third party apps what some time ago its stuck me to access internet on wifi but its working fine in sim network internet. how can able to access the ...
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Can't Change WiFi Mac Address on my moto E

I am using rooted Moto E (XT1022) with Android 4.4, and want to change WiFi's MAC Address. I had tried installing BusyBox with Terminal and ran the following command: busybox ifconfig wlan0 hw ether ...
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How can I set a static IPv6 address for a WiFi connection?

I am running CyanogenMod 12 (Android L) on a OnePlus One, and would like to set a specific wireless network to use a static IPv6 address. I see a menu option for doing this for the IPv4 address (as ...
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My WiFi does not work in Sony Ericsson

My Sony Ericsson X8's wifi has stopped working about a few weeks after rooting and installing the GingerDX v030. Even though it is turned on and scanning, it does not connect to any WiFi. I have ...
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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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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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Two phone numbers (one USA, one Qatari) same phone, calls and text over cell data. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this?

I need your advice and ideas. I am moving to Qatar in a couple days for work and I am trying to figure out the best cellphone situation. Currently I have a Google Nexus 5 which is fabulous, on ...
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How to connect using WPA2-Enterprise on Android Devices?

I am doing some product development for BYOD environment, so I require a wide variety of devices. This one is causing me some issues with connectivity to the private network where I have to test. ...
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Can I jam the WiFi connection of other android phones nearby?

Is there any way to programmatically jam the WiFi signal of another Android phone? Or anything that comes close to this?
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Galaxy S5 unable to switch to 4GLTE when Wi-fi is turned off

I have had my Samsung Galaxy S5 for about a year now and it has been working fine until a few days ago. I would use my wi-fi when I have access to it and then I would switch to my 4GLTE when I don't ...
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Wifi connects for sometimes then disconnects and then never connects

Their is a big issue of WiFi in my phone when i first bought it... My phone is a Spice Stellar Mi-439, Android KITKAT v4.4.2, 1GHz Processor, 512RAM, 4GB Internal, currently 16GB Expandable. The ...
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Recover WiFi password on another phone using Google account

How to backup WiFi password using Gmail? Manually? My old phone was broken, and I have signed-in to Google and sync it there. Then I bought a new phone. When I signed-in on my new phone, my WiFi ...
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Is there a SMB Server app that does not require root access?

I'm looking for an SMB Server app for my HTC Hero (Android 2.1) so I can share the contents of my SD card and phone memory over the WiFi network like a regular Windows file share. I'd like one that ...
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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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setting kind of semi - airplane mode [duplicate]

In airplane mode, both SIM(s) and wi-fi are disconnected. Is there a way to just disconnect the SIM(s) and keep wi-fi connected without root privilege?
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Does turning off your mobile network removes the limit to how many devices can connect to your hotspot?

I have produced an application as a project that gets information from connected devices such as MAC address, IP address, connections, etc. They don't really need internet connection. However, I can ...
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How do I turn gray wifi icon to blue?

I have been searching for answers and some suggestions doesn't seem to work. I can connect to WiFi but I am not able to use it, (Facebook, Play store, Etc.) because the WiFi icon seem to turn into ...
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How can I run a shell script when some WiFi is connected?

I have a really simple shell script, that just adds a route to my internal development machine. This is useful, as that machine has some LXC containers inside, so I can reach all my containers from my ...
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Cannot connect to my WiFi: “Saved, secured with WPA /WPA2”

I cannot connect to my WiFi at all. I have a Nexus 5 and it has been fine for a long time. All of a sudden, I just cannot connect to my WiFi. I try to connect, and it either says that I am out of ...
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In “Advanced Wi-Fi settings”, I told my device to turn Wi-Fi off during sleep, but it didn't seem to work. What else can I try? [closed]

Is there any android app which turns off completely the wifi radio, when the phone is locked AND the screen turns off. I have already tested some apps for this purpose and they solely rely on the ...
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Is there a way to automatically turn off wifi?

I have an LG P990, and I recently upgraded it to ICS. Since that, the charging is much slower and energy consumption is much faster. I could live with it, I charged it at work and at home too. ...
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Is there a way to automatically store wifi password when I enter them in a way that will allow me to recover them without root?

Please note that I don't want to recover wifi passwords without root access. I know you need root in order to recover remembered wifi passwords. I want to know if there is a way to save them in an ...
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How to use my android phone as a Wi-Fi adapter

DISCLAIMER: I am not talking about USB teathering. So i am looking to use my phone as a literal wi-fi adapter for my PC (ie control it and the connections from my PC as if it actually is just a wi-fi ...
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Sony Xperia Tablet Z can't setup proxy

When I'm on my tablet, I go to my wifi network, tap and hold on it, and I get a popup menu. I hit modify network, and get a popup for the wifi. I tap "show advanced options", and then change Proxy ...
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Wifi works only for 5 or 10 seconds

I'm using nexus 6 and updated it to 5.1 lollipop. it has some problems with my home wifi. Oddly it works for 5 seconds only once it gets connected, then although it displays as if it's connected there ...
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Push notifications for Google Hangouts unreliable on WiFi

I just got a Moto E and am attempting to use Hangouts as both my chat client and my SMS client. This works well except for the fact that it is unreliable about receiving push notifications. The ...
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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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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 Tab WiFi Connection

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab SM-T530NU running Android 4.2.2. The Wifi connects fine at home, hotels, etc. I have one place that I frequent that it will not connect to the router. Almost everyone in ...
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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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WiFi Error: “Failed to connect to network”

Intermittently, when I try to connect to a WiFi network, I get the following error message as a toast message: Failed to connect to network The message pops up immediately upon attempting to ...
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Connect to internet via proxy

My office network is connected via proxy. While I connect to the internet(via browser) using mobile Wi-Fi, it asks for user name and password. When I enter the user name and password, it connects to ...
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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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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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why there is exclamation mark on wi fi. I am facing problem after upgrading to lollipop 5.0 [duplicate]

I have a Micromax AQ4501 mobile phone. I am getting an exclamation mark over the Wi-Fi icon. And I am unable to connect to Wi-Fi thereafter. I have been facing this problem since a few days after I ...
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I need to view the saved WiFi passwords on my non-rooted Android phone

I have an LG Optimus 7 (not-rooted), and all my WiFi passwords are there. I want to view the saved WiFi passwords to transfer thm to my new Samsung Galaxy S3, but I don't know how. I tried to search ...
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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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How can I timeout my hotspot?

I use my hotspot on the go, then forget to switch to Wifi when I reach my home or office. Is there an app that times-out the hotspot -- and cellular data in general -- and switches to Wifi? It coudl ...
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All apps except WhatsApp cannot work on WiFi

I'm having some strange problem with my Sony Xperia SL. I use Virtual Router Manage on my Laptop to connect my mobile to internet over Wi-Fi. From this morning none of the apps are connecting to ...
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Why does my S5 keep connecting to wifi and how can I PERMANENTLY stop it from doing that

Little bit of background, at my place of employment wifi is provided (a free version which isn't locked, and a version which is locked). I don't want to connect to either. It keeps connecting to the ...
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Closing internet access for some apps [duplicate]

Is there a way to prevent some apps from accessing to internet when wi-fi or mobile data is on?
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how to connecting internet in my galaxy core 2 through wifi

I cannot access internet through WiFi. When I switch ON WiFi and turn off mobile data then I cannot access the internet. But when I switch ON WiFi and mobile data then I can access internet. How can ...
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error connecting to IBSS network

Device: Xperia ZL Android OS/version: CM-11-20150126-NIGHTLY-odin/4.4.4 I'm trying to connect to the "Freifunk Gießen" IBSS mesh with my device, but it always only shows the network as "Ad-Hoc, ...
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Allowing a computer to connect to wifi from android already connected to wifi. A unique situation

writing from my phone so sorry for typos. I recently fixed my laptop but the wireless network in my house doesn't work on it (its probably router configuration problem-or at least could be fixed with ...
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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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How to turn off data usage for all but specific App in android?

I want to disable the auto sync(i.e mobile data) for all of my App ,except whatsApp when I am in mobile data connection.So basically talking , when I am on mobile data I only want to use whatsApp to ...
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Can Android switch to the Wireless AP with the strongest signal

I have a Wireless Router (D-Link) in my living room and a repeater (TP-Link WA750RE) in my kitchen. Sometimes when I go to the kitchen and back into the living room, my Nexus 5 (Android version 4.4.3) ...