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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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2answers
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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.
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1answer
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Wifi turns off on NookColor when put to sleep. How can I prevent this?

I have a rooted NookColor. Everytime I put the device to sleep and then unlock the device on the next use, I have to disable the wifi and re-enable it in order to get wifi working again. I've tried ...
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2answers
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Does Nexus One WiFi traffic go through Google?

When I use the default browser (what is it? Is it Chrome? Firefox? other?) to view a site (not necessarily via Google search), does any of that visit information reach Google servers? How about DNS?
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2answers
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nexus s rooting wifi error problem

So, I have unlocked my Samsung Nexus S that runs on Android 2.3.1 and i have rooted it. The problem now is that I cant open wifi anymore, it keeps telling me "error" whenever I click on wifi .. Why ...
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2answers
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Access Android Phone on local wireless network from Windows device

Is what the subject implies possible? Typing \\{phone IP} doesn't seem to work as it would with other Windows running devices on the same network. Thank you.
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2answers
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Is it possible to start an FTP session via bash?

Is it possible to start a session with an Android Samsung Galaxy smartphone through a bash shell to access files remotely?
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4answers
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Is Kismet or another WIFI detector available for Android?

I'm a Sysadmin and would like to use my Android phone to detect Wifi networks at my workplace or at home. Are there any tools like Kismet available for Android? I'm currently using a Samsung ...
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2answers
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Wi-Fi Video Conferencing

My daughter will be in Japan soon, studying abroad. And she just got a Macbook Air. Meanwhile, I have Android 2.2 and a Samsung Galaxy Tab. I don't mind paying for an app, but am not too keen on ...
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1answer
573 views

Disable 802.11n on my EVO

How can I disable 802.11n mode on my EVO? I would like to force it to use B or G.
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1answer
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Destination host unreachable while using WiFi on 2.2

I upgraded my HTC EVO to 2.2 using a ROM I found online. (Sprint's OTA update wouldn't work) All has been well, but I have been having troubles with my WiFi. I can connect to any AP, security or not, ...
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2answers
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Security risks of “Open Wi-Fi Networks”

How paranoid do I need to be about allowing my phone to connect to open/unencrypted WiFi hotspots? I don't really care if other people see my data (email being received or sent, stock quotes, ...
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3answers
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How to make Skype Mobile for Android permit PC-to-PC calling?

I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab from Verizon Wireless without a contract, so no 3G support -- only WiFi. I went to Skype.com/m and installed Skype Mobile for Android. After installation, it lets me ...
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1answer
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Notify when connected to working Wi-Fi point

I use my phone to receive all my calls over SIP. Sometimes when I need to make a call I'm not around a (working) access point. Let's say, if I'm walking around is there an app that can notify me (...
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4answers
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Can I use my Android device as Wi-Fi Adapter for my PC (i.e. Tethering to PC through USB, but using Wi-Fi not Phone Network)?

I want to use my Android phone to connect a desktop (windows 7) PC to the internet via Wi-Fi (ie, not muching though my Data plan). Is this possible with the various tethering options out there? The ...
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5answers
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Why is my Samsung Galaxy S constantly dropping its wifi connection?

When I attach my Galaxy S to my home wifi network it will stay connected for about 1-2 minutes. After this the wifi icon will be enabled, however no connection seems to actually be there. I've tried ...
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1answer
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Can I get a notification of failed WiFi connection for secured network?

I have an HTC Hero running Android 2.1. My work has a secured wifi network that we're allowed to connect our phones too. We also have to change our account passwords every so often. When this happens, ...
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3answers
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How can I sync photos to a network drive over wifi?

My current workflow is to snap pics on my Droid, plug it in via USB, and sync the pics. I'd like to just run a script to sync the DCIM folder with a shared network drive, if anyone knows of a way that ...
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4answers
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Automatically connect to Wi-Fi nodes, but route everything through encryption

Related to my question about VPNs, is there any way to get my phone to automatically connect to unencrypted access points, but route all my traffic through my home network? This would be kind of like ...
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5answers
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Wi-fi is auto-enabling

I don't know why but the Wi-fi on my Droid (Froyo) keeps auto-enabling. I can't figure out what is causing it and want to make it stop. I only like being connected to wi-fi at times of actual use so I ...
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1answer
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Android 2.1, HTC Hero EU and WIFI configuration issues

After many search and try, it seem to be impossible to connect to a WIFI network with hidden SSID. But perhaps I did my research wrong... So, is there any way to connect to a WIFI network with hidden ...
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2answers
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Connect Android phone to wifly board

My team and i are trying to connect an android phone to a wifly board. We are having trouble getting this to connect. Can anyone verify certain phones that do not support this or do support this ...
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2answers
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Is there an app which will force reconnects on remembered in-range wifi networks?

I'm having some difficulties with my San Francisco handset, running 2.1 It seems to keep dropping Wifi connection randomly. I've got the wireless router sat next to me, and its connected OK, but if I ...
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1answer
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Why does my wifi not automatically reconnect to prefered networks?

I've got a San Francisco handset running 2.1. I've configured it to connect to my wifi network at home. If I go out of range, or reboot the phone, it fails to re-connect automatically and I have to ...
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2answers
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Can android phones play DVD-format movies over WIFI?

I have ripped my library of DVDs to my home server. I play them over WiFi from other PCs. Can an Android phone with HDMI out do the same thing as a media center PC, playing these movies over the ...
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1answer
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What is the “sync” icon next to some Wi-Fi networks?

When you go to Menu > Settings > Wireless and network > Wi-Fi Settings there is the list at the bottom which lists all the detected networks in range or remembered. The networks in range ...
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How can I configure my phone to automatically connect to remembered wifi networks? (after having left the device to sleep)

That question occured to me when I saw the WIFI_MODE_FULL API documentation: Wi-Fi will be kept active, and will behave normally, i.e., it will attempt to automatically establish a connection to a ...
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3answers
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Is there a way to mount a Windows shared drive so I can access those files on my phone?

I have a shared network drive full of files I want to access from my phone over wifi. Is there a easy way to mount it on my phone? I have a rooted Motorola Milestone.
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2answers
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Can I share files over WiFi as a Windows share with my Nexus One?

I have a Nexus One full of songs and when I go to my friend's house I would like to play songs off of it. Since I have my phone connect to my friend's WiFi, the phone has a local IP. If my phone's ...
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2answers
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wifi not recognized unless restarted in archos 32

Many times when I'm near a wifi network, my archos 32 won't recognize it. It shows no networks in the wireless settings and doesn't show alerts for available networks even when this alert is on in the ...
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5answers
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Quickly connecting to Wi-Fi with Android

I'm having Android Froyo (2.2), in Archos 32. The only way I found for connecting to a Wi-Fi wireless network is through Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> Wi-Fi Settings -> "Wi-Fi ...
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How to enable Wifi Access Point / Hotspot on my Moto Droid (2.2) without editing the Kernal or flashing the ROM?

I want to enable the Wifi Access Point (AP) functionality on my Moto Droid. I don't mind rooting but I'd like to do this without having to edit the kernel or having to flash the ROM. I have seen ...
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1answer
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Special Wi-Fi authentication

I got access to a Wi-Fi network which claims to use PEAP-MSCHAPv2 authentication. My phone (X10 mini pro with Android 1.6) was able to detect it as a WPA-EAP network. It even asked for the password to ...
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7answers
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Using SMB server without root access

I'm looking for a way 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 does not ...
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1answer
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Wifi won't connect when SSID has space character?

When trying to connect to a WPA2 network from an HTC Hero running 2.1, I can't connect if the hidden SSID has a space in the name. Has anyone else encountered this problem? Is it known to be an ...
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Does Youtube app playback not work with wifi?

On an HTC Evo with Sprint, when trying to playback a video, the Youtube app regularly (always?) reports it can't play a video when I'm connected to a reliable wifi network. If I immediately turn off ...
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How do I enter proxy server details?

My work WiFi routes traffic through a proxy server. Is there a way to enter proxy server settings so that my Android can successfully make web requests? My previous phone was a WinMo 6.0 and this was ...
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7answers
1k views

Can I turn my Android device into a webcam?

If so, how? Could it be implemented via a USB, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection?
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Is there any WEP cracking application available for android?

Is there any WEP cracking application available for android? If not is WEP cracking technically possible with the API's and hardware available on your average android phone? This is a purely ...
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1answer
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Is there anyway to connect to a WPA Enterprise Wi-Fi network with version 1.5 on a Motorola Backflip?

The only available security options when adding an new Wi-Fi network are: None WEP WPA Personal WPA2 Personal I was hoping to connect to WPA Enterprise either by getting it added to the list, or ...
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Is there a way to enable WiFi-tethering without root access?

Is there a way for WiFi-tethering without root access. I mean before Froyo. I have HTC Hero 2.1, and frankly, I don't want to root it for security reasons.
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How do I share my wifi with my ipod or netbook

If my home network is down or if I am traveling, how do I use my phone to access the internet. Basically how would I tether it to my other devices.
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How do I keep my wi-fi on in sleep mode

When I am downloading large files I need to stop my phone from sleeping , how do I keep my wi-fi on when the phone is in sleep mode.
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Leaving wi-fi on all the time

Does it highly affect the stand-by time to leave wi-fi open all the time on my phone?
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1answer
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HTC Evo - Can Wi-Fi Radio Sleep?

I've noticed that when actively downloading a lot of data, the Wi-Fi radio uses much less power than the 3G radio. However, when the phone is not being used much, the 3G radio will sleep but the Wi-...
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Why does Android prompt me with “Enter the credential storage password” when I attempt to connect to a secured WiFi network?

When I connect my iPhone to a secured WiFi network (at work), I'm prompted for my Username and Password. (And then I'm prompted to accept what I presume is an SSL certificate.) But when I select the ...
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Can I automatically log in to open WiFi that requires web login/password?

There are lots of wifi hotspots that are open, but require a web-based login to use. Hotels, coffeeshops, workplaces. For password-protected wifi, it's easy to set up Android phones to remember the ...
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1answer
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Activating wifi hotspot tethering on a Verizon Droid with Froyo 2.2

I rooted my Droid and got Froyo working on it (Bugless Beast). What is the best way to enable Wifi Hotspot on this thing? I tried an app "Wireless Tether" which allows me to connect my Mac via Wifi,...
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How do I set up my wifi router for my Android device?

I have a wireless network set up with a Sweex LC000070 router, WEP encryption and while my HTC Hero can connect to the network, internet doesn't seem to work. Is there any setting on the router I ...
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Nexus One: 3G/WIFI Not Switching

As of last couple of weeks, my phone has been having problems automatically switching between wifi and 3G. When i leave home, I have to completely turn off the radio and turn it back on for it to pick ...