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For questions specifically about issues with wireless network connectivity (via a wireless router) as opposed to questions related to cellular phone connection methods (3G, 4G, Edge, etc.).

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Samsung Glaxy S5 Wifi Not in Range

I have Samsung Glaxy S5 device with some other devices. The Wifi is working every device except in Glaxy S5 device. But when I go to Wifi settings I see 2 connections 1) MyWifi 2) NVRAM Warning: Err = ...
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Facebook updates every two days

I just bought a Nexus 5 (US version) and for the past 2 to3 weeks I have noticed that Facebook updates every time I am connected to Wi-fi, I mean I am a developer so I can imagine that updates come ...
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Nexus 4 not connecting to google server(haven't cleared google service framework) [duplicate]

I am using nexus 4.. In my case it is something different.. I am able to browse through browser and even my gmail app is working fine.. but my wifi icons are orange in color(Kitkat 4.4.4)..needs to be ...
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Force mobile data use while wifi is on

My wired connection is currently down, so my router's Wi-Fi does not connect. My phone's mobile data works fine. I want to mirror my phone's screen to my tv and watch YouTube. The problem is that to ...
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Samsung Galaxy GT s7562 WiFi FREEZE - Showing “Turining On”

Samsung Galaxy S Duos GT s7562 WiFi got freeze. it shows "TURNING ON" and stays for ever like that. Please help. NB : -> I had tried hard reset. still not working -> I had tried dialing codes ...
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“Internet not available” error while trying to connect to wifi

I have a samsung galaxy chat B5330 device. Whenever I try to connect it to wifi, I get various errors as follows, Using DHCP :- Here it shows a "obtaining IP address" message but never connects. ...
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Can I use wifi or Bluetooth to get the same kind of connection to my phone that I can with USB?

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android 4.4.2, and I also have a laptop and desktop computer, both running Ubuntu 14.04. In order to access or transfer files from phone to computer, I can ...
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Battery impact of Android always on wifi location scanning

Google Now is popping up a card that reads: Improve my location For more accurate location, let Google search for Wi-Fi connections, even when Wi-Fi is off. Is this likely to have an impact ...
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Why am I being charged after having disabled mobile data? [closed]

I have very recently purchased Mote E. I have disabled Mobile data and work only with Wifi. Even after this I see I am being charged with 0 MB data usage. (Click for full size) I don't understand ...
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Can't connect to Wi-Fi with special characters in the name

I have a Moto G running Android 4.4.4. I am trying to connect to a Wi-Fi network with an accented character in the name. The network's name is 'Sala de Reuniões', but it appears to the device as: ...
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WiFi does not turn on Sony Tablet S

After a prolonged screen off turning on WiFi on Sony Tablet S android 4.0.3 (release5a) results in "Turning on WiFi" status message in the available WiFi networks pane for a very prolonged time. Then ...
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is there an app that can turn off wifi for me when screen goes off?

my device is kindle fire hdx 8.9. there isn't such setting as Settings -> Wireless and network -> WiFi settings -> (menu button) Advanced -> Wifi sleep policy
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Very specific Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 Wi-Fi problem

I've got a fairly odd problem and have not been able to find a solution for months... I have n Asus MeMO pad HD 7 (ME173X) running Android 4.2.2 which usually does just fine connecting to Wi-fi to ...
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Freeze on lockscreen if wifi or data enabled

I have an Acer Liquid E2 and since a few months I've got a lot of freezes everyday. It happens when the Wifi or Data is enabled and when the screen is off, I'm unable to switch it on, it stays off. ...
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Android Nexus 5 knows password of WiFi he was never connected to!

I just bought a new Nexus 5 after using a Nexus 4 for about a year. After turning it on and using it at work, I go home and as soon as I turn the WiFi on the phone it connects to my home network ...
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S4 wifi not connecting

I have a Samsung S4 and when trying to connect to wifi it comes up with a "sign into wifi network" notification. When I click on the notification it takes me into the browser but the login page does ...
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Which uses more battery? 4G lte internet or Wi-Fi?

I usually am within range of my Wi-Fi hotspot, and am using a Samsung Galaxy Note II. I've always wanted to know whether I'd have better battery-life if I was to turn off Wi-Fi? I have unlimited 4G ...
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Have to restart LG G2 a couple times to get Wifi to work

The wifi sensor on my LG G2 doesn't work until I restart the phone a couple of times. The wifi shortcut on the dropdown menu just keeps flashing and it it doesn't find any AP's then after 3 or 4 ...
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How to hide the wifi icon on the Status (Notification) bar

I read this question How to hide status bar notification icons? But i want to remove only the Wifi Icon in the Status bar of my Android Mobile. How can i do this ? Or Is there any app to do this ? ...
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Battery drain when wifi is off

I turned off my wifi connection and noticed a heavy impact on my battery life. In a few hours without any usage, it dropped more than the whole day before. See the drop at end while wifi (WLAN) was ...
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only 1 wifi arrow flashing

so connecting to my companies wifi i have to put my password in etc.. i never had a problem but today the wifi says im connected with 1 bar the up arrow flashes white but the down arrow does not flash ...
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No Internet when another Android device is connected to router

Like the titles says, i have a weird problem. I have a brand new device A (Android phone V4.2, manufacturer is called "Vivax"-not very popular outside Europe), which is having problems accessing ...
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Cannot connect to my WiFi: “Saved, secured with WPA /WPA2”

I cannot connect to my WiFi at all. I have a Nexus 5 and it has been fine for a long time. All of a sudden, I just cannot connect to my WiFi. I try to connect, and it either says that I am out of ...
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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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Invalid WI-FI Networks showing in “WI-FI Networks” list

In my WI-FI list, I see 5 password protected WI-FI networks that appear to be in range. The problem is, I know these networks are not in range. It appears as if I was in range at some point and when I ...
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Android WiFi repeater programatically?

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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Open Wifi.swi file

So. I just came back home and i forgot that there is no wifi here. But i got a wifi network i know, which i was connected to and made a backup of my phone with Kies 3. In the backup, there is a ...
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Network Bridging on Android *NOT* just tethering.

I've got a rooted S3, and would like to emulate the 'network bridge' capability of, say, a laptop through a USB cable. Every thread I've come across points to setting up phones as wireless access ...
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Connectivity issues with Windows 7 “hostednetwork” wifi hotstop

I have a 3g USB stick modem, connected to my Windows 7 laptop. I am sharing the internet connection using hostednetwork (Windows 7 facility to turn a laptop's wifi into an Access Point). Now... it ...
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Move photos from Android to PC wirelessly *in one step*

My Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD is full of pictures. I have Windows 7, the USB cable, WiFi and Bluetooth. Photos are stored both on internal storage and overflow onto the SD. I want to take all photos ...
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Wifi automatically turns on persistently, despite configuration

I am using a Sony Xperia L (C2104) with Android 4.2.2 (Build number 15.3.A.1.17). I can only find one setting that would turn on Wi-Fi automatically, and it is the "Location-based Wi-Fi" setting in ...
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how can i acces files on my pc remotely from my android? [duplicate]

i want to get files from my windows vista pc directly to my phone. i dont want remote control like i get from teamviewer. there are people using the computer while i am using my cell phone and i need ...
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Use data connection when WIFI has no internet access [duplicate]

My friend has a wireless router in his car that supports streaming music. I would like to stream music to this router from my google play (or other internet source), but as soon as I connect to his ...
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WIFI connection with question mark

My android phone connected with wifi,showing full signal.where as question mark appears on the signal mark and i unable to to the internet.Can anyone give me a solution to reconnect my internet.So far ...
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Apps and Play store not working with wifi behind proxy

I have access to a wifi network which works behind a proxy. I can use browser to surf the web. But google play store and all other app are not working as I could not find a way to issue my proxy for ...
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Both Bluetooth and Wifi not working on Galaxy S3 Mini

I have a Samsung Galaxay S3 Mini. I bought it from Canada and used there for 8 months without issue. However, when I came to Pakistan I unlocked it, and started seeing lots of issues. First, I have ...
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Unable To Open Google Play

I've encountering a problem. The problem is that i can't access my Google Play on a my Wi-fi. It is not on a particular tablet or phone. Its all the devices me an my family own. That includes 4 phones ...
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Free Wifi from businesses: I'm connected, but I can't surf the Net - can't open their intro page

Some businesses like coffee shops have free wifi and I don't have to type in a password. And my Android device can connect rather quickly. But some businesses have a signup/intro page that must open ...
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Phone forgetting networks after turning off wifi

Whenever adding a new wireless network, android seems to forget the network after disabling then re-enabling wifi. I am forced to manually connect to the network and enter the password each time. This ...
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Want to restrict my wifi modem though andriod phone [closed]

I have a WiFi modem and i want control it using Android phone. If any system or phone wants to access the WiFi modem the corresponding machine IP address has to be entered in my phone and has to get ...
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Windroy WiFi issue

I just downloaded Windroy, it works fine but I cannot connect to the WiFi. My WiFi works for my computer but I just don't know how to get it to work in Windroy. Any ideas?
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Can Android switch to the Wireless AP with the strongest signal

I have a Wireless Router (D-Link) in my living room and a repeater (TP-Link WA750RE) in my kitchen. Sometimes when I go to the kitchen and back into the living room, my Nexus 5 (Android version 4.4.3) ...
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Automatically connect to VPN when connecting to WiFi?

My university has an open WiFi that requires me to log into a specific VPN before I can access the internet. Is there any built-in way or app that allows me to specify which VPN I want to start ...
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android phone turns off when wifi on

i have a Samsung galaxy ace 3 that tuns off when it sleeps or locks but that only happens when it has internet access, not necessary WiFi on. So if i want to use the phone i have to disable the WiFi ...
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How can I wifi connect my samsung S3 to use my dell win xp laptop's usb broadband internet

I'd like to connect my Samsung Galaxy S3 running 4.3 and unrooted to my Dell laptop running XP - home edition SP3. I've managed to add an adhoc computer to computer network under my wireless ...
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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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Reusing PKCS12 WiFi Certificate

Is it by design that if I do the following: Add a new PKCS12 certificate container from Settings -> Security -> Install from SD Card, for use with WiFi (selecting WiFi from the dropdown) ...
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No WiFi connection on Note 3 after update to 4.4.2

I recently updated my SM-N9005 note 3 to the 4.4.2 kitkat firmware(N9005DXUENE4)Then I rooted the phone with CF-Auto root and After that I flashed Omega v16_DXUENE4_md5...ROM It is running smooth, ...
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ADB shell-ing to wifi connected device when usb device present

I have two devices connected to my workstation simultaneously, one by usb, the other over wifi. C:\>adb devices List of devices attached Cxxxxxxxxxx2 device 192.168.60.69:5555 ...
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Changing Your MAC Address/Without Root Privileges

I want to change the mac address of my phone without making any android rooting.