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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Some apps cannot access the internet

After my Android Lollipop upgrade on my HTC M8, some apps are unable to access the internet such as Twitter, but Facebook works perfectly fine. WhatsApp works fine except that I'm unable to receive ...
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How to make background apps/ automatic apps use only wifi for data?

Ok so i have very little data, 100mb. And i want to use it when i need it. Like for maps etc. But some apps keep downloading stuff such as new articles and all data gets eaten quickly without me ...
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Why is my WIFI always on?

I have turned off WIFI in the settings, but it's still always running. Doesn't this graph indicate that WIFI is really on all the time? How can this be when it's definitely "off" in Settings? I'm ...
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Windows laptop works with Wi-Fi AP, phone claims it is connected but can't access Internet

There's an Asus 240 MIMO Wifi access point. There's a laptop running Windows XP that uses that access point no problem for years so far. And there's an Android based HTC Desire S smartphone that has ...
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wifi connected but no internet for web apps

ZOPO C3 phone running Android 4.2, wifi connected but no internet for web apps. Tried many ways, still no result. Seems it can get valid IP address, tried ping command in a terminal app. But Android ...
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Avoided poor internet connection message with Cyanogenmod using 'Eduroam'

I recently installed Cyanogenmod 9 in my Xperia Neo V and after that I have been getting internet problems. I always connect to a network called "Eduroam" (a global educational wifi network - link ...
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Moto G Wi-Fi issue

I updated my Moto G to Android Lollipop via official Motorola update. Now, my Moto G is not connecting to the my cellular Data Plan and not even identifying my home Wi-Fi. (Interestingly, the phone is ...
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Sony Xperia L WiFi and Bluetooth not turning on

It happened a couple of months ago when I accidentally relocked my bootloader through the Flashtool instead of Backup TA , wifi and bluetooth became inconsistent and kept on crashing the phone. It ...
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How can I change the data usage cycle day for Wi-Fi?

Changing the starting day for Mobile data was already non-obvious as shown in this answer. Now, how can I change the day of month for Wi-Fi usage as well? Currently, I have the following cycles ...
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ipconfig alternative in android

I use a batch file to reset networks settings and configurations that is written like this : Ipconfig /flushdns Ipconfig /release Ipconfig /renew The question is how to make the same effect in ...
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Nexus 5 auto connects to wifi with wifi off

In some areas of my house I have weak wifi so I prefer to use 4g by turning wifi off, but it will automatically turn itself back on and reconnect. How do I set it such that if I turn off wifi it stays ...
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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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My Wi-Fi & mobile network location is horribly wrong!

I have enabled network location to use features of google now on my phone- here's what happens, once or twice a week: instead of my location, which is Milan, Italy, I see myself (and get advice for ...
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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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Many problem on Mega 6.3 GT-i9205 after rooting

After rooting my phone, (Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 GT-I9205), I can't turn my WiFi back on but the important part of it is that my device storage is totally empty. It causes some apps/games to force ...
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Wi-Fi connection dropping

Lately I've been having trouble keeping a connection to Wi-Fi, first at home and now at work. What happens is that after a while I'll notice that my phone is using 3G. If I go into my Wi-Fi ...
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The wifi stopped working on my new Coolpad Arise android 4.4.2 phone

The wifi stopped working on my new Coolpad Arise phone. My router stopped working but started working again after i rebooted it. Other devices wifi work fine now but Coolpad will not turn wifi on.
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Tethering an Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) using Wifi

I'm trying to get tethering to work. I've used the built-in functionality, setup my phone as an AP and connected to the wireless network. I get an IP (192.168.43.26) and I can ping the gateway ...
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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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How to Transfer wifi networks and passwords from HTC Inspire to Samsung Galaxy S5? [duplicate]

Ok, I need someone smart on this because numerous "techies"including geek squad guys have not been able to solve this problem for me so far. While I have transferred photos, contacts etc. to my new ...
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Wi-Fi Connection Problem in Galaxy S Plus 19001 with CM11 ROM

I have recently installed [GT-I9001][ROM][ION][4.4.4][KTU84Q] CyanogenMod 11.0 by ADC-Team - Release 17 [EOL] on my I9001 Galaxy S Plus. But after a while I found that my WiFi can't work. When i turn ...
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What's the difference between a Wi-Fi conection and a Wi-Fi Hotspot?

I just bought a 9" d2 android tablet and it has both. When I turn on the hot spot it shares my connection with other tablet -- but doesn't give me a conection. So I guess my question is: why have a ...
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Cannot turn on wifi on Galaxy SIII

For the last month, I am unable to turn on my WiFi. It gets stuck on the message "turning on..." . I did a factory reset but it didn't help. I have tried to reboot a number of times and also I have ...
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wifi tethering, but another way

I have PC with LAN connection to internet. Is it possible to connect my Samsung Note 3 via USB to PC and share internet to another phone via WIfI? I want to create a WIFI hotspot for another phone. ...
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Authentication problem while connecting to WiFi hot spot!

I just unboxed my androidOne device (Micromax Canvas A1) and while connnecting to my WiFi hotspot it loops through: When entered the password, proxy etc: Saved, secured with WPA2 When tapped on ...
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wifi hotspot is not working on my motorola droid razr maxx android 4.1 jelly bean

I am unable to activate mobile hotspot on my Motorola Droid Maxx running Jelly Bean 4.1. When I try to do so it comes up with an error: "you are not subscribed to the service". What can I do to fix ...
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Can I globally set all Android apps to prefer WiFi for data?

My cellular carrier just alerted me that we've exceeded our data usage. They show that I used more than 500MB at once a few days ago at a time when I was at home in bed, and the phone in range of my ...
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Wi-Fi antenna seems to work when the device is off

When I was looking at battery statistics I've found something strange: the bar showing wether a component is running or not indicates that wifi were active when I took off my phone. Is this a bug? I ...
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Turn off Google Voice forwarding when using home Wi-Fi

I use Google Voice to forward phone calls to my Android phone. But when I am at home, I would like to save voice minutes by not having to answer phone using my voice plan. Is there a way to ...
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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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Can my phone act as WiFi Access Point while Disabling Celluar Radio?

Can Android act as a WiFi Access Point while the cellular radio is turned off? I tried to accomplish that using flight mode, but that won't work. While flight mode is enabled, Androids portable Wi-Fi ...
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My android can't log in to Wifi networks with Captive Portals

It used to work about a month ago. Whenever I went to the mall, or this one coffee shop, and also at 7-11 outlets, I would get the notification "Sign in to wifi network", then I get redirected to ...
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Video streaming among Android devices using Wi-Fi without Internet

I am looking for a way to stream online video between 2 or more Android devices over Wifi network created by hotspot tethering. I found one that can stream audio online. Is there something similar ...
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Wifi is not working after installing MIUI

I have HTC Desire S and i was using android 4.0.4 ROM from HTC but it was too slow and I decided to install a new ROM - MIUI 3.2.22 for Desire S. When I installed it, my wifi didn't work. I tried to ...
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Wifi works for seconds to 2 minutes on multiple networks but then screen locks up

My other devices have no problem. I've tried factory reset. Same issue. Looked at Why is my Samsung Galaxy S constantly dropping its wifi connection? but since I'd consider this a phone crash I'm ...
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HTC Desire X switches on random applications when WIFI switched off

My HTC desire switches on random applications like weather accu, torch etc. when I switch off Wi-fi. Any idea why is this happening? I have tried factory reset and no luck - the problem still occurs. ...
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Is it possible to scan WiFi access points without turning on WiFi?

Just as the title says, is it possible to scan all WiFi access points around the Android phone device when WiFi is turned off (e.g. only using 3G)?
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I am unable to connect to wifi network

I am using motog first gen mobile, i have upgraded to lollypop os, after that i am unable to connect to wifi router(netgear) in my room, it is not showing in the display, outside room other networks ...
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Galaxy S Duos Grand Wi-Fi isn't working

Wi-Fi crashes after the phone fell out of my hand Sometimes works for a while and then come back to put If the problem is in the hardware What should I do ?
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Turn your android device to a wireless set?

I would like to know whether there is any app to share audio from an android device to a pc as well as to other android devices connected to the same WLAN network. So that people can communicate to ...
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WiFi network in range, but could not be connected!

In my mobile phone (CyanogenMod 11-M12, Galaxy SIII I9300), in WiFi section my WiFi SSID is shown and under its name is Save, secured with WPA/WPA2. WiFi is ON. If I press SSID, a pop-up ask me to ...
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Android WiFi repeater programatically? [closed]

I live in a very remote area with very little cell reception, and my wifi does not reach certain areas of my house. I have my android phone, and I would like to make it a wifi repeater, but ...
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How to share Android “Reverse-tethered” internet via Android WiFi?

Before going into main question, we do know that : we can do Reverse Tethering from PC into android (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1371345) And we can share current phone internet ...
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Why can't I use wifi on my android phone (Moto G Lolipop) even though it works perfect on my laptop?

So I've been facing this problem lately, earlier the wifi worked perfect on both my laptop and my phone but suddenly it has stopped working on my phone (an exclamation mark is displayed near the wifi ...
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How to make android prefer mobile data when wifi signal is very weak

When I leave home or the office there is a ring around it where I simply have no connection at all. This is because the WLAN network from my router at home or the one at the office is detected, but ...
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How to set WIFI proxy via adb shell?

Genymotion 2.2 & Android 4.0 I want to set a global HTTP proxy in Android, and all Apps will go through this proxy. Now I can only do this in GUI as following way: Wi-Fi -> WiredSSID -> Modify ...
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Wifi symbol always show exclamation mark since Lollipop upgrade

Since getting the recent Lollipop upgrade, the wifi symbol always has an exclamation mark. Wifi seems to work fine, and I gather this symbol means something to do with inability to access Google ...
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Can I use 2 android phones as walkie talkie? (without internet!)

I want to use 2 (or more) android phones as walkie-talkie (i.e. they talk each other without needing internet/voice call). Of course this should work with WiFi, because it doesn't make much sense a ...
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How can I stop Lollipop ignoring my wifi network?

Android 5.0 has a new "feature": If a wifi network has no connection to the internet, it will remain connected to it but route traffic over mobile data instead. A small exclamation mark shows in the ...
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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 ...