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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Connect Android device as wifi adapter to a PC to create an ad-hoc network

Sometimes when being at a friends house there is no wifi but wired internet access. In these cases it would be extremely useful if I could plug my phone in and create a wifi network just like when ...
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How can I receive phone calls through Wi-Fi on an Android phone?

How can I receive phone calls from a landlines/cellphone when I have Wi-Fi connectivity, but no cell phone service?
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Samsung Galaxy S problem :WiFi doesn't reconnect with SSID broadcast disabled

Hi I have a problem with my Wifi connection. My Samsung Galaxy S does not connect to my Linksys wrt54g router after I'm disabling the SSID broadcast. The connection is automatically returned when I ...
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How do I change the Wi-Fi hotspot channel?

Is it possibe to change the channel my phone broadcasts its Wi-Fi hotspot on? Right now it's using the same channel as my neighbour (6). My router is reporting several unused slots.
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Wi-fi immediately disables

I have a Samsung Captivate. This week, it's wi-fi stopped working. To be more precise, it's wi-fi recognizes there is a wi-fi router nearby (my home's), and tries to connect. But it immediately ...
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Is there a way to set the IP configuration on a per network basis?

I connect to multiple wifi networks. On some of the networks I have to use a static IP address. Most with DHCP configurations are without the option to use static IP addressing. For this reason I ...
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WiFi high packet loss at home network

I have a mind boggling problem which I have been trying to solve for the last few weeks. I am new to Android and recently bought Huawei Ideos X5 (Android 2.2.1). I haven't found anyone else having ...
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Email client that restricts certain accounts to particular connection types, e.g. company WiFi at work, 3G/GPRS for personal

Is there such an email account whereby in the account settings, one can choose which connection types that the account can use? Would like this feature so that checking personal email goes through ...
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How can I tell my device to ignore a public Wi-Fi network?

The city I live in has city-wide Wi-Fi available for a subscription, but the Wi-Fi access point is public. This means that everywhere I go in the city I get a notice that there is public Wi-Fi ...
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Receiving calls over Wi-Fi first

I just got an android 2.2 prepaid phone (no data plan, so I'm planning to have 3G off). I would like to find some service/android app combination that would let me receive calls over Wi-Fi on Skype or ...
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How to have phone prioritize encrypted Wi-Fi hotspots?

I have a Wi-Fi solution similar to FON which has an encrypted private home Wi-Fi hotspot and a guest network which is unencrypted and requires one to log in once a day. My problem (or rather, ...
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Does Nexus S Wifi and GPS have issues?

So there I was, happily reading reviews about Google's/Samsumg Nexus S building my judgement whether to buy it or not after my Nexus 1 got stolen. Happily enough there were very few posts on issues ...
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Cannot connect my samsung gt i5510 to the laptops ad hoc wifi connection! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't my device see an ad-hoc WiFi network? My samsung gt i 5510 will not detect any wifi ad hoc network on any laptop. however, the wifi tethering works ...
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Disable Wi-Fi @ Boot time

Due to the Android Wi-Fi Driver issue, I like to disable the Wi-Fi during the boot time. Even if Wi-Fi is enabled in the setting, it should be disabled forcefully. User have to enable it after booting ...
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Why can't the Droid 2 connect to 5 GHz WiFi networks?

The Droid 2 can connect to 2.4 GHz wireless networks, such as 802.11b/g/n, but not 5.0 GHz networks such as 802.11a/n. Why is this? Is there any workaround to allow it to connect to both types of ...
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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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Dropped wireless on Android?

I currently have a Droid Incredible (Froyo with ROM: Skyraider 3.5 w/ Sense) For a while now, my wireless connection on my Droid Inc just drops and switches over to 3G even though wireless, on ...
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Play music from PC on Android

If I have shared a folder on my computer that has all my music in it, is it possible, when connected to the same Wifi network with my phone (Nexus One, Gingerbread), to play this music on my phone? ...
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Is there a way to copy files directly between two Android devices on the same wifi network?

I now have a Samsung Galaxy S Android phone running Froyo 2.2.1 and an Archos 101 Android tablet - also running Froyo. Both are 'connected' to the same home network via wifi. Is there a method by ...
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Local Apache from Android via Connectify

I have the Apache web server running on my PC. I want to view pages on this server from my Android device which is connected to my PC via Connectify. I believe this is possible because there's an ...
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Wi-Fi tethering with HTC Magic

Will Wi-Fi tethering work in HTC Magic running Android 2.2? I wonder also, is the 2.2 update for htc magic a official update or one of these custom ROMs?
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Samsung I5503 weak Wi-Fi

Me and my friend's galaxy 5 has a weak Wi-Fi signal. Even in a few meters from access point, it has 2 lines of antenna. Is there any solution for increasing signal?
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VPN doesn't work on HTC Desire over WiFi

My phone is HTC desire, Android 2.2. It seems to connect to the VPN server while using WiFi, but the broswer and other applications can't be access the Internet any more. The connection is ...
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How can I reduce latency while tethering?

When tethering with PDAnet (the free version), using a stock moto-Droid 1 on Verizon, I am getting between 1k-3k ms latency on World of Warcraft. I would like to know what is the likeliest culprit, ...
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Restrict market updates to WiFi network

In order to save some volume on my data plan, I'd like to limit updates from the market to the times when I'm connected to a WiFi. And as every good geek, I want this to be automated, in other words, ...
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wifi-connection-weak signal

My provider has a data cap if 5gb. I have a Samsung Acclaim. Before I went with my current provider I had a smart phone and the provider had no data cap and I downloaded videos, pics, ringtones and ...
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HTC Desire has trouble to establish connection via Wifi

I have a HTC Desire running Froyo (2.2). When I get home, the desire takes a long time before it establishes a connection with my Wifi broadband. Sometimes restarting the router works, other times ...
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2.1 as a secure access point?

I rooted my HTC Desire 2.1 and I want to turn in into secure access point. Is there any way I can do that? I do want to make is secure so user has to enter password to get Internet access.
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Is it possible to have a TCP/IP network using bluetooth?

I have my Android U8220 and I need to have a network with my laptop as if it was an ad-hoc wifi connection (tcp/ip). Is that even possible? If you want to know, I'm using bluez as manager in my Linux ...
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is it possible to use a CA-Cert for serverauthentification in WPA enterprise networks with android 2.2+?

I just wanted to know if it is possible with android 2.2+ to use a ca-cert for server auth in WPA-Enterprise networks? A fried told me it is not possible, but this would mean there would be a mayor ...
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htc g1 cannot discover/connect to a 802.11 n/b/g wifi

My G1 was able to connect to a WiFi (not sure about its mode). But after I moved to a new house, I found it cannot discover/connect to the WiFi in the house, but it can discover the WiFi signal from ...
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Wi-fi keeps turning off

Within the last few days, my Wi-fi setting keeps switching to "off". It does this even when the screen is on and I'm actively using the device. I've checked the couple apps I still have that help ...
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How does power usage for data over WiFi compare to data over 3G? (Ignore LTE for now)

If you have unlimited data over 3G so that cost is no option, which is more power efficient? Using the WiFi or 3G connection for data usage? Extending battery life being the goal
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Android and Network attached storage server

I am trying to organize my digital archive (pictures and movies). My wife and I store a lot of stuff on our Android phones. Before I buy a NAS device I would love to hear which protocol I should be ...
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How can I change the MAC adress in Android 2.2. HTC desire wifi mac address? [duplicate]

title explains all................................
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How do I avoid problems when going from Wi-Fi to cell data connection (3G)?

I have my phone (Droid X) connected to my home Wi-Fi network, but when I leave it can take applications (Google Maps, Rhapsody, etc) probably 10-15 minutes before they function normally without either ...
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How can I prevent my phone from using any kind of internet?

I have a weird plan and my phone went over its bandwidth usage this month... mostly just syncing up with Gmail, Twitter etc. So right now, every 5 minutes or so, my phone is telling me that it has ...
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Wifi goes off on screen lock? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I keep my wi-fi on in sleep mode It seems to me that the wifi on my phone goes off when the screen gets locked. That way it's not syncing and I don't get ...
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Is 150 MB / month enough for limited use? [closed]

I've been thinking about getting a pre-owned Samsung Fascinate from Verizon for $40. I can't afford a $30/month unlimited data plan, but I was considering the $15/month 150MB data plan. I'm planning ...
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What Android Tablets are compatible with 5 GHz 802.11 networks?

All too often, I've seen manufacturers go the "cheap route" when putting out products that they can call "802.11n compatible". Most of the time, what they aren't telling you is that the "compatible" ...
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How to set HTTP proxy and proxy authentication credentials in wifi?

I have set up wifi, I installed HTTP proxy and configured it, but where I put the proxy authentication credentials?
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How to set static IP address for wi-fi connection?

How can I set manually the IP Address for wifi?
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archos 7 wlan receiver antenna

Do you know in which side the wlan receiver antenna on archos 7 HT is located? I'm just wondering if it will affect the signal strength received if we cover the "spot", e.g. with our palm.
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Load images only on wi-fi?

Can I somehow tell my phone to load images in (for example) browsers, gmail, twitter, etc. only when connected through a wi-fi connection? Mobile internet is pretty expensive in my country so I don't ...
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Deferring GSM data connection

Frequently I am in the range of WiFi. Still when waking up my phone (Motorola Milestone) it usually makes a GSM data connection (visible in the top bar), and only after few seconds the WiFi connection ...
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4answers
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How may I submit a WiFi hotspot to Android's database for a better triangulation?

As we know, in order to locate our position indoors, Android utilizes the nearby Wi-Fi Hotspots' location for triangulation. But how may I submit the Wi-Fi hotspots in my neighborhood to ...
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Override detected WIFI parameters

I am trying to connect to our corporate WIFI network. I know that the type of the network is 802.1x because tech support told me so and I have colleagues that can connect to it using their iPhone with ...
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What Android phones are ANT+ hardware enabled?

I'm trying to gather information regarding ANT+ hardware support in Android phones. Basically, what Android phones have ANT wireless hardware? ANT and ANT+ ( http://thisisant.com/ ) as wireless ...
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How can I fix the Wi-Fi button or prevent Wi-Fi errors when turning it off and back on?

Sometimes after I shut off Wi-Fi using the button inside the notification bar drop-down, I can't turn it back on with that button. Hitting the button does nothing, it's not even highlighted. When I ...
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Why can't my device see an ad-hoc WiFi network?

I am trying to connect my Galaxy Tab to the Internet through an ad-hoc network made via my PC. The PC ad-hoc settings are fine because I can use it from my iPhone and other devices.