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Wifi shows error on Huawei U8500

I can not turn on my android device Wifi. It shows error. My device is Huawei U8500. I am using CyanogenMod 7.2.0 Update-6. Please help with this?
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Sync music folders between phone and tablet

I want to use a DJ returnable app on both devices, send want a fast way (WiFi) to keep the music folders sync'd. I always buy from my phone so just need to transfer existing music and new downloads ...
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Sony Ericsson WT19i doesn't detect my wifi network

When I bought the phone and tried to connect to my wifi network it worked fine, but after 2 days, I don't know why, it just doesn't detect my wifi network. When I go into Settings->Wireless & ...
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SGS2 I9100G keeps disconnecting from WIFI after installing firmware XXLPQ

2 days ago I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100G from 2.3.6 to 4.0.3 using the firmware XXLPQ. Ever since, my WiFi keeps disconnecting every 10 seconds. I tried all the fixes from this question SGS2 ...
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Can I use (via wifi only) my original VZW Droid without a voice or data plan?

I have a situation similar to Can I use an Android phone without an Internet access plan? but with one key difference, I don't even want to use it as a phone. Just a PDA. I have an original VZW ...
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Enabling Wi-Fi disables 3G service (ZTE Warp running Shinjitsu 1.5b)

I just started using this ZTE Warp (on Boost Mobile) yesterday. I rooted and ROM'd it with Clockwork Mod and Shinjitsu 1.5b (1.5.1c and 1.5.1c-beta2 did not work, for some reason). Everything is ...
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Enabling WiFi Monitor Mode on HTC Inspire 4G

Is it possible to enable WiFi Monitor Mode( promiscuous mode ) on HTC Inspire 4G? Or is it possible on any android phone?
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What determines whether something requires wifi vs network internet traffic?

Most tasks can be done using the network's internet connection (3g for me) like uploading photo to facebook or downloading a new app. But sometimes I end up having to wait to find a wifi connection to ...
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What is this VPN setting good for? [closed]

I have a Huawei U8160 (also known as Vodafone 858 Smart) which is running CyanogenMod7.2 There are settings for VPN which are empty. I was wondering if the VPN server setting should be set to a real ...
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Wi-Fi not working on home router after ICS update (Galaxy S2)

Can someone help me? I'm really frustrated now and eating through my data like theres no tomorrow. Since I did the ICS update I can't connect my samsung galaxy s2 to my home wireless router (belkin ...
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Is it possible to use MadWifi on Android given the proper chipsets?

So, a friend and I were going back and forth about our phones (iPhone vs Android), and somehow landed on the topic of MadWifi. Given the right hardware with root access, could one use MadWifi on their ...
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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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wifi no longer work on galaxy tab plus [closed]

I have a GT-P6210 that was working perfectly fine and suddenly I noticed that my Wi-Fi would no longer connect. It just reports "Error" after trying to connect to Wi-Fi,I tried to factory reset my ...
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What does the app “Eduroam fixer” do? [closed]

I can connect to my university's eduroam network but very often I lose the connection and cannot reconnect until I reboot the phone. Now I found an app called "eduroam fixer" in the market. What is ...
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When Abroad, How To Stop Annoying “Cellular Network Not Found” Popup Prompt?

"Cellular Network Not Found" is that annoying message I get when out of range of my carrier, but what will I do if I am abroad and don't plan on using roaming? I don't want this message popping into ...
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Install company's wireless certificate to Samsung Android 4.0.3. tablet

Trying to install all exported windows WEP Enterprise 802.1X Wireless certificates (.p12 extension) to a Samsung Android 4.0.3 tablet. With no certificate installer, Android certificate was installed ...
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How do I diagnose a WiFi Error when the phone just reports “Unknown”?

I have a Motorola Atrix (MB860) running Android 2.3.6. Just today the Wi-Fi suddenly stopped working; On the Quick Settings display it just shows "Unknown", on the phone's Wi-Fi Settings display it ...
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is there a way to schedule a turn-on-wifi-sync-turn-off-wifi scheduled task for every day at 8am?

I have no 3G. I use my android phone mostly via wifi home network and read emails and podcasts later offline. Is there a way to make a scheduled task which will turn on wifi, force sync (or wait for ...
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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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Is back up to a network folder possible?

Is there a Backup App that would allow me to backup apps and application data to a network folder? I don't mean to backup to the cloud (e.g. Dropbox) but to a shared folder on my PC or a NAS. Over ...
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WEP Wifi Connection Problem

I am new to this forum and would really want to please help me get this problem solved. I just bought a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and tried connecting it to my internet at home (Belkin N1 router - ...
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What does “avoided poor Internet connection” mean?

The connection to my work wifi just failed and below the network my phone is saying "Avoided poor Internet connection". What does this mean exactly? Has the phone detected that it can't get out to the ...
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Disable all non-Wi-Fi Internet connections

I want my phone (running Android 2.3.5) to only connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi. How can I disable all non-Wi-Fi connections, such as 3G or similar?
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Does wi-fi sleep policy “never” mean that my phone's battery will be drain a lot faster?

I have just decided to change my settings on the wi-fi, because it seems to give me a hard time regarding the fact that the some application are "unable to connect to server". However, I am worried ...
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Why does Wi-Fi fail to connect to certain public networks?

It won't connect to certain free official public networks in shopping malls, caffees or hospitals for example where it supposed to even with signal strength bars being 3-4. That's right gentlemen, ...
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Apps only work with Wi-Fi, not with 3G

When I bought my LG Optimus Me, I had a problem: whenever I opened Facebook, Market, or any other app which uses the network, it told me it couldn't estabilish a network connection. I searched and ...
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Wifi connecting-disabled-connecting loop [closed]

My wifi was perfectly working a few days back, but now all of a sudden all I get is connecting-disconnecting-scanning loop. It never connects. Help. I'm on Android 2.3.5 | Wildfire S | Rooted Here's ...
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Wi-Fi of Galaxy S2 is not working after ICS update!

I updated my Galaxy S2 with the official OTA update to Android ICS 4.0.3 After the upgrade, my wireless worked for a couple of hours, but after a restart it doesn't work at all (for a week now). I ...
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Automatic switching to the strongest Wi-Fi Access Point

Both at home and at work I there are multiple Wi-Fi access points nearby with the same SSID and security settings. My Samsung GS2 used to switch to the strongest available access point quite quickly. ...
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Wi-Fi doesn't stay connected

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace running Android 2.3.6. The problem is that when I'm in the middle of internet browsing, I completely lose my Wi-Fi signal. I've tried a factory reset which didn't help, ...
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Can I reinitialize specific core services?

Sometimes my phone gets into a state where one of the core functions - audio, wifi, bluetooth - is in a somehow broken state. Example symptoms: wifi cannot see any available networks wifi attempts ...
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How can I make a point-to-point VoIP call over Wi-Fi?

I am searching for a way to make a point-to-point VoIP call between two Android devices without having any intermediate server (SIP server) or an Internet connection. I just have an access point (or ...
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If I use free WiFi in a hotspot, can data be easily sniffed?

If I use my mobile device in a Wifi hotspot, can I take it that it bears the same risks as using a laptop in that data can be easily sniffed and that the mobile device is also open to ...
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Android NIC MAC address changed automatically

This is very puzzling but my android phone's NIC's MAC address seems to have changed on its own (or at least this is what it's showing). I have a MAC filter in my LinkSys router and I have given ...
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Unable to associate company's Wi-Fi certificate with our Wi-Fi network

I have a tablet running Android 4.0.3 that I'm trying to connect to my company's Wi-Fi that uses a security certificate. I've obtained the certificate and successfully installed it on my tablet but ...
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Can I use my phone as an audio device via Wifi?

Is there any way to stream all audio from my (Windows) PC to my phone via Wifi, so that my phone acts like a sound card? I basically want to use my phone with my headphones as wireless headphones. It ...
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Wi Fi Sleep policy doesn't work on Galaxy Mini [duplicate]

Set the WiFi Sleep policy as 'never' but when my new Galaxy Mini is in sleep mode wi-fi is turned off. I tried with a few apps like 'Keep WiFi' without success. Is anybody out there who actually got ...
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How to find saved wifi password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find out the wifi password from android setting A friend entered his wifi password into my android phone so that I could connect to his network. I don't want ...
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Wireless doesn't work on college campus

I can connect to the school's campus wifi, but when I try to get on Opera, it will not let me connect to any website. Apps that use the internet do not work. I get bars on the wifi. Usually, on the ...
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Poor performance on Wifi compared to 3G [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent my WiFi connection from glitching? I have consistent hanging/speed issues with my Apps when I use WiFi compared to 3G. For instance, last night, I ...
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How can I find a saved Wi-Fi password?

I have an Android phone which is connected to a secured Wi-Fi hotspot. How can I find out the password of the hotspot from the phone?
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Wifi Doesn't connect to internet in my i5801

in my phone i can connect to any wifi but when i start browser or market or any application that requires internet. It shows no network connection. I have tried following things Tried several ...
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Installing cert files and connecting to wifi network on Touchpad running CM9

Hi everyone I am trying to connect to my university wifi eduroam using the settings below: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/it/wireless/technical.html How can I achieve this? So far I've tried saving the crt ...
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WiFi Signal drops out every 3 minutes

For several weeks now my Android (Gingerbread 2.3.6) phone has been losing it's WiFi signal momentarily, typically at about 3 minute intervals (about 3 minutes, 1.5 seconds) and occasionally at some ...
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SGS2 running ICS 4.0.3 can't connect to home wifi

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II 9100. I had no problem connecting to wifi while it was running 2.3.4 or 2.3.6 official firmware. 2 days ago I upgraded to official 4.0.3 and now it connects to all other ...
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How does WiFiKill actually work?

There is a program for Android, WifiKill, which disables wifi internet access of some neighbor peers connected to the same wifi AP. How does this program works? ARP poisoning or some other techniques? ...
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Android ICS ROMs for MID Tablet

I have a MID (Chinese) tablet and I found 2 Android 4.0 firmwares, but with the first one wireless doesn't work and with the second camera doesn't work, the other components and functions of my tablet ...
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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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My Android device with USB host does not recognize my WiFi Adapter dongle. Is there a way I can install a driver or do anything else?

I bought an Android device that doesn't come with WiFi but comes with USB hosts and, as stated in the site, supports Wifi dongles. But mine is not working. I successfully plugged in a USB mouse, ...
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List of all devices connected to my network

Is there any way to get list of all devices connected to my Wi-Fi network?