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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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Samsung galaxy ace android 2.3.6 when conected to wifi which uses proxy n authentication, apps not connected

Samsung galaxy ace android 2.3.6 when conected to wifi which uses proxy n authentication, apps does not connected to internet only preloaded default browser and google search is working. play store ...
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WiFi roaming not working on LG L3

I have an LG L3 smartphone that doesn't seem to roam correctly on our WiFi network. I started the WiFi Analyzer app to see what is going on. I see the phone is connected to one of the access points, ...
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WiFi “Network Notification” greyed out

I have a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact running Android 4.4.4 KitKat. I am unable to un-check "Network Notification" under Settings -> Wi-Fi -> Advanced as its greyed out. Is there a way of un-checking that ...
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Most efficient method of tethering?

I'm aware of this other quesion, but it doesn't answer with regards to usb-tethering: Which method of wireless tether uses the least amount of power? Bluetooth or Wifi? I'm going to use my android ...
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How to stop Wifi from automatically turning itself off?

So on occasion, my wifi automatically turns itself off for some strange reason. This happens on both my Lenovo ThinkPad and my Samsung Galaxy S5. Is there a way prevent this from happening?
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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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How to troubleshoot wifi connection problem?

Like some other people, I am plagued by the issue with gray wifi bars with a tablet running 4.2.2. I tried all recommended solutions: disabling power saving, switching between AES/TKIP on the router, ...
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Wi-Fi Connection Problems with Samsung Galaxy Ace

My Samsung Galaxy Ace has problems with its Wi-fi connection. It's very weird because it shows that its connected to a network but i still cannot connect to the internet. Can someone please help me ...
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Sending & Receiving SMS via WiFi

Is there a way to send and receive SMS when a cellular signal is not available, but WiFi is? I'm often on-site at locations where the building has a strong WiFi (Internet) connection, but a simple ...
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Micromax Canvas 2 Colours - Wifi problem

I have recently purchased Micromax Canvas 2 Colours. Since the unboxing, I am facing wifi issue. For the first time after first switch on I was able to connect to wifi, but to my surprise after ...
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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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On my Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), I am suddenly unable to connect to Wifi

I've googled this and turned up a bunch of inconclusive forum threads. I've also checked out a few similar questions on this site, but none of them quite match my details. So here they are: I have a ...
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Old version of Android connected to open network without prompting

Could someone please settle a debate for me... I could have sworn that an old version of android would automatically connect you to an open wifi connection without prompting the user for permission ...
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How can I determine what is transmitting data?

Recently I noticed that even while no applications are actively running (at home screen), the up and down arrows under the WiFi status bar item are turning on/off. This is a recent change, and seems ...
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Is there a in-built setting to login to public hotspots?

I have a SIM-lock free Galaxy W with Android 2.3.6 on it. The other day in the public library I found out that I was not able to login anyhow to the public Wi-Fi. It shows that the DHCP gives the ...
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Auto-disable Wi-Fi AP if not connected within a few minutes?

Is there any way for me to make my phone automatically disable its Wi-Fi Access Point and re-enable its Wi-Fi client when no client has connected to the access point after (say) 5 minutes?
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Asus me172v: Internet access possible, but neither GApps, cloud games, or Youtube work

My tablet Asus memopad me127v has been acting up lately. I can connect to WiFi and access the internet – but all Google services and apps are unavailable. I can't access my cloud games or even use ...
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WIFI Receive Data in Sleep Mode?

How can wifi receive data when it is in sleep mode? Will it wake up regularly, or do something else? I tried to make a ping test to a full power management (sleep just after transmission) phone, and ...
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Samsung Galaxy DUos - Balance Deductions

i am using Samsung Galaxy duos, Battery is consuming very much.it won't last more than 20 hours. It is also deducting my balance and heard mobile data could be a reason. What is mobile data? How can ...
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How to stop getting internet through the prepaid card and use only my home wifi?

I bought a 3G prepaid card that offers internet, but I want to stop getting Internet through the card and use WiFi to connect to his home router or certain WiFi networks of choice. I know how to ...
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Wifi won't turn on after rooting, still won't turn on after factory reset

After rooting my phone the wifi wouldn't turn on. I decided that I would just reflash the stock os to remove the root. Wifi still wouldn't turn on. Then I decided to do a factory reset. It still won't ...
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Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater?

Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater? Imagine situation when you can access a weak Wi-Fi signal from a free hotspot (coffee shop) signal near window, but want to work in the middle of the ...
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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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Only whatsapp is working on Wi-Fi and no other apps are connecting

I am using xolo q1000 opus. Only whatsapp is working on wifi or mobile data. But yesterday it worked fine. I cant open browser, play store, or any other apps...
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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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What information does Chrome/Android send to Google to discover my “WiFi based” location?

Their commercial geolocation API doc says it needs a list of every WiFi access point around, with, for each of them: MAC address, ESSID signal strength, a few others. Common devices probably ...
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Android Smartphone as wireless router (source: pc through usb)

I know I can have my Android phone act as a wireless route, and I know I can connect my Android to my computer's internet via a USB connection. Is it possible, then, to have the phone act as a router ...
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Android 2 Tablet not showing IP Address or connecting to WIFI

Someone help me please!!!! My Android tablet randomly stopped connecting to the wifi. I reset the tablet and it started from the beginning of the setup. When I go to search for wifi, I hit scan and ...
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How can I stream audio from my phone over wifi to a speaker or receiver?

I have a Galaxy Nexus and would like to be able to send music from it to speakers or a receiver. Since I use a few different apps to listen to music (Spotify and Pandora mostly but sometimes also ...
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How to connect Android mobile with PC using Teamviewer app using Wifi connection without internet?

I know we can use the teamviewer app to connect to PC using internet connection for remote desktop connection. But I want to know if it is possible to connect the PC with Phone using the Wifi ...
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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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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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Slow wifi speed in lenovo s920 after upgrading to kitkat 4.4.2.?

I have upgraded my Lenovo S920 from Android 4.2 to 4.4.2 Kitkat. Before that my WiFi speed was good, the signal were also excellent. Now after upgrading, the signal is excellent but the speed is ...
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My WiFi status icon on 4.1 is grey, even when the connection is working fine. Why?

I just switched from AOKP to the latest CyanogenMod M-build, and I'm noticing that my WiFi and 3G/H+ icons never switch to blue. This is a bit annoying as usually the grey WiFi icon is an indication ...
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Can't ping windows 7 from android phone and vice versa

I have an android phone with wifi and I have notebook with windows 7 with wifi. Both devices are on the same network and they can't see each other (I can't ping phone from notebook and vice versa). ...
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Enable Wi-Fi tethering via Bluetooth?

Bluetooth uses low power, and hence I keep it enabled indefinitely for whenever I want to tether with my laptop. Wi-Fi is much faster and thus I prefer it over Bluetooth, but I can't keep the access ...
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How to detect the model of Wi-Fi chipset in Android?

How to detect the model of Wi-Fi chipset (e.g. Realtek RTCxxxx / Broadcom bcxxxx ) in Android? Can it be done via adb shell? Can it be done via Android Apps? Can it be traced via console log ?
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How to turn off data usage for all but specific App in android?

I want to disable the auto sync(i.e mobile data) for all of my App ,except whatsApp when I am in mobile data connection.So basically talking , when I am on mobile data I only want to use whatsApp to ...
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Wintouch Q75S - Removed wpa_supplicant on accident

I removed the wpa_supplicant file and now the Wi-Fi doesn't work. Is there anyway to restore this file back? I tried Factory Reset but that only resets the apps and removes user data. The device is ...
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Stuck at Turning WiFi on

I've a Vonino Luna 70C tab with Android Ice Cream 4.0.4. Today, while watching an YouTube video, my WiFi connection went down all of the sudden. After restarting the tablet, I couldn't turn WiFi on ...
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my Xperia L connects to the WiFi but all apps which need internet connection doesn't work

My xperia is connected to the network but all apps that require internet are not working at all. I have tried with another mobile phone and my laptop and they worked so it seems the problem is with my ...
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How to block/disable WiFiKill effectiveness on WiFi network?

I just gave WiFiKill app to someone I know in the region where the college is and I guided him how to get it work. That was before the ending of holiday. At these days after holiday ended, he ...
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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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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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Monitor Mode of RTL8192C chipset

I got a tablet which have Wi-Fi chipset RTL8192C. Is there any App that I can install to use the Monitor mode of this chipset, just like the bcmon App that Broadcom chipset does? I read the following ...
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Setting up an HTTPS proxy

I use proxifier to connect to an HTTPS proxy on the PC, what should I do in order to connect similarly on my Android smartphone? My Android version is 4.3, Jelly Bean.
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Unable to connect to network after factory reset

Today I did a factory reset on my phone (Galaxy y GT-S5360T) to attempt to free up some space (it worked, thankfully) and now I can't seem to connect to any wifi network. I am currently running the ...
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Access Android device's file system over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi

I'm looking for a way to access the file system of an Android device (Nexus S) wirelessly, as its USB port has become unfit for anything but charging. Ideally, I'd like the same functionality as ...
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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 ...