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

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wi-fi fails for a few days then starts working again

Several times over the past year the wi-fi failed then, after about 5 day, it started working again. How to diagnose the problem? resetting the phone's software restores the wi-fi connection wi-fi ...
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How to use my Phone as a wifi camera for my TV

I've got a Sony Xperia Z3 phone. I'd like to use the video camera function and live-stream to my TV in another room. So far my best success was using 2 phones with video conferencing and an MHL ...
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BlueStacks 2 WIFI MAC Address

How do I change BlueStacks 2 WIFI MAC Address to a specific WIFI MAC Address. For example I want to specifically change it to 11:22:33:44:55:66?
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WiFi network is not saved when phone is rebooted

I recently rooted my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and have found that every time I reboot my phone, I have to re enter my home WiFi network password again. I checked my wpa_supplicant.conf file in ...
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Device keeps on asking me to sign into my wifi network

This issue just started today and I am at my wit's end because my phone still asks me to sign in to a wifi network which I have been using perfectly well for the past week. These are the details: ...
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WiFi problem when connecting to DSL

When I connect to DSL Wi-Fi it automatically disconnects and "sign into Wi-Fi network required" option appears, clicking on which opens Google only. I tried many times to fix this problem, but I did ...
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How to connect to WiFi access point using WPS with a Samsung Galaxy Star Pro GT-S7262

I have Samsung Galaxy Star Pro GT-S7262. I want to connect it to a WiFi router using WPS pin of this router - but this mobile does not have this option. So what can I do? Is there a way to connect?
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WiFi stuck on “Turning on…” after rooting Samsung Galaxy NotePro P900

After rooting my tablet the WiFi stopped working, it activating it just makes it go "turning on..." for a while and then shut down. Tried reflashing stock rom, tried doing a factory reset - Nothing ...
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Track wifi logon attempts

Is there any possible way to see on a rooted android device (or linux) which MAC Address tried with which Password to enter my wireless network? Also the ones who failed?
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Only connect to WLAN_Y if WLAN_X is not available

I have two wireless access points at home, one 2.4GHz (WLAN_Y) for the yard and one 5GHz (WLAN_X) for pretty much everything else. The problem is that the 2.4GHz AP sits in the kitchen and every time ...
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No internet on Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 when connected to Windows Wifi Hotspot

I have followed the instructions to set up a virtual wifi hotspot on my Windows 10 machine (connected via ethernet to router) from LifeHacker. I have connected my iphone and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 ...
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Private communication over wifi but internet over 3G

I have a raspberry pi which creates an WiFi hotspot and I want my android app to communicate with the pi over that connection. The big problem now is that the pi has no internet access so I would like ...
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Wifi - “Error” , MAC Address is also unavailable

Just recently I Had to flash my boot partition back to it's Original, after a custom Kernel I was using had a few bugs. Upon flashing my original boot partition I used my phone as normal, but just ...
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Automatic popup for captive portal

I have a working access point on a rspbi, works perfectly with my captive portal on ios and os x based machines. But android does not popup a captive portal, and I can see the requests for ...
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huawei p8 lite wifi problem

from 10 days i bought p8 lite but the mobile having a problem when i'm being connected to my home wifi it runs some apps like. (facebook,youtube,twitter and any social) app but it when come to games ...
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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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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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WiFi does not work properly on my phone only

This problem occured randomly. I have this problem for a week now. My phone does not connect to the router, although it shows it in the list. If I get very close to the router (max. 2-3 meters) it ...
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Why won't my phone connect to a LAN server?

When at home my phone works fine connecting to LAN servers (e.g. a LAN apache webserver running from Debian on my laptop), however when on unencrypted networks it cannot connect. I can access the ...
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Can't connect to WiFi after spoofed MAC address

I'm changing the MAC address on my Android device; however, once I change it I get disconnected from the WiFi network that I'm connected to and then I'm unable to reconnect to the WiFi. I realized ...
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Routing instead of NAT/Masquerade for WiFi Tether clients

When clients connect to Android Tethering they get IPs of the private Tethering networl. There is plenty of info available on how to NAT/Masquerade WiFi tethering clients (for example into a VPN), but ...
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Nexus 5 WiFi problems

I believe it's somewhat well-known that the Nexus 5 has had more than a few hiccups with certain wifi networks. However, I'm not sure that the main reasons for wifi connectivity issues is as well ...
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How do I stop Play Store connecting to a specific WiFi SSID?

The WiFi network at an office I frequently visit has firewalled the Play Store, or some port that the Play Store uses. In any case, it is impossible to connect to the Play Store over that network, and ...
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WiFi automatically toggles off after turning it on

In the mobile set, the charging is almost full, rest of the applications are working well. WiFi stopped working abruptly. After switching WiFi ON from "Settings" it automatically turns off in 5 secs. ...
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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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WiFi stop working after few days

I have problem with WiFi on Android 4.4.2. (phone ZTE Geek 2) After few days of working WiFi stopped work and WiFi connetion has an error: “Saved, secured with WPA /WPA2” Router reset, change ...
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How can I keep my mobile data connection up when establishing a non-internet capable WiFi connection?

I'm using a Raspberry Pi to stream music wirelessly inside my car. The Pi has a wireless network without real a exit to the outside world. I want to connect to that 'internet-less' network and still ...
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Restoring wpa_supplicant.conf [root]

I have a rooted Nexus 5 (Lollipop 5.1) which just decided to restart itself and clear out my saved WiFi passwords! Luckily I make regular manual backups of the wpa_supplicant.conf file from ...
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Can't enter WiFi password on Moto G since Lollipop update

My Moto G upgraded to Lollipop yesterday and since then when I want to use my work WiFi I can't find where to key in the password. The Icon shows a "?" and the WiFi menu says 'connected' but I cannot ...
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Wi-fi turns on when I boot my phone

For the past few days the wi-fi on my phone has been automatically turning on whenever I boot up my phone (Samsung Galaxy Light, SGH-T399) when it's fully turned off or restarted. To address the last ...
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How to make Android Lollipop remember wifi password?

I recently upgraded my Motorola Moto G OS to Android Lollipop. It works pretty well. However, one of the features I am missing is my corporate wifi being remembered that I used to enter from the ...
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How to transfer photos wirelessly without losing file date and time

I want to quickly wirelessly transfer photos off an Android (Kit Kat) device. The catch: I don't want to lose the file dates/times during the transfer. Specifically, I am not talking about the EXIF ...
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Galaxy Note Not Working with Apple Router

I have a new Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) tablet that I absolutely love. I've been using it to take lecture notes and the thing is great. The tablet's wifi works fine with every network...except the one I ...
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Additional external wifi and bluetooth adapters through OTG

guys. I would like to connect additional wifi and bluetooth to my android tablet to make built in free. For example by external wifi I would like to connect wifi keyboard and native one have free for ...
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Wifi CA Certificates disappearing

I have an Xperia E3 running 4.4.2. My university's wifi network has a CA certificate to avoid having to re-enter credentials each time you connect. However, whenever I install this certificate (and ...
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Wireless wifi audio in the car without bluetooth or slow hotpots?

great site - I wonder if you could help. I'm hoping to get wifi music in the car. My car has bluetooth handsfree built in to the BMW CCC Pro I-drive but is missing A2DP profiles. The car has a ...
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Connecting to a network that blocks non-computer devices with Galaxy S4

I would like to connect my Galaxy S4 to my school's WiFi network in order to cut down on expensive data usage. The problem is that some mobile devices (including my phone) can't connect, so I can't ...
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Mobile WiFi Encryptio

I'm trying to retrieve saved wifi passwords on my Note 3 mobile phone (rooted) but the file has the passwords encrypted. Anyway to decrypt it and stop my phone from encrypting it. The encryption is ...
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Sprint Zone turning wifi on by itself?

lately I have had an issue with the Wifi enabling itself so I ran adb logcat to trace the issue. Apparently ItsOnService has been enabling it and that service I discovered is a part of Sprint Zone. I ...
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Disable automatic connection to weblogin networks

As far as I know, Android never had the option to disable automatic connection to specific Wifi networks, and always, stupidly, makes Wifi higher priority than 3G. Yet this kind of feature is crucial ...
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Android phone will not show all WiFi access points

I have a LG-D686 running its stock factory installation of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean; modified somewhat by the vendor to support a dual-active SIM card transceiver. Normally this phone has had no ...
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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 ...
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Samsung Ace 3 - S7270 - Wifi and recovery mode problem

My Samsung Ace 3 does not detect any Wifi networks, and it cannot connect to Kies. My wifi network is fine, and there are lots of wifi networks in the area, but my SGA3 does not detect any of them ...
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What causes Android to have slow WiFi performance?

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII (GT-I9100 with Android 4.0.3) and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1(GT-P7500 on Android 4.0.4). They both perform awfully slow on WiFi for internet related Apps. Either Facebook, ...
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How can I connect two android devices to the same network over the internet?

Many phone functions (local WiFi-only games, networking, etc.) are only possible/are made much easier by having the two devices connected to the same network. I'd like to do this, if possible, ...
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Avoided poor Internet connection on Samsung Galaxy

The connection to my work Wi-Fi just failed. Below the network name, my phone is saying Avoided poor Internet connection. Also, how do I get to DHCP on Samsung Galaxy Straight Talk?
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Android tablet/device with 2 wifi adapters

Is there a way to add a 2nd WiFi adapter to an Android device? I'm looking to use an Android based device as a proxy for an upcoming pentesting project. I know I can use a laptop or another device ...
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Galaxy Note GT-N7000 won't connect to Google apps on Wi-Fi

My Samsung Galaxy Note says it's connected to my Wi-Fi at home, and I can get onto some websites. Google Mail, Google Search and Google Maps are not connected, but all will work if I switch Wi-Fi ...
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Android WIFI grey/blue icon (and performance) depends on AP?

I have a very peculiar issue with my Android Tablet. Issue: Tablet has good access to Internet and blue icon whenn connected to AP (access point) "A", poor access and grey icon with AP "B" ...