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Android and Network attached storage server

I am trying to organize my digital archive (pictures and movies). My wife and I store a lot of stuff on our Android phones. Before I buy a NAS device I would love to hear which protocol I should be ...
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Wifi network listing freezes on Nexus 4 after Lollipop update

I have a Nexus 4, and finally decided yesterday to update to Android 5.0, after being fearful of bug reports. And wouldn't you know it, I've found a nasty bug. Nearly every time I try to display the ...
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sharing lan connection to android

I have a big problem. In the hostel in which i live has lan facility but theres no wifi in our hostel so i want to share internet through lan connection via wifi hotspot but the problem is this " lan ...
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Why I am seeing gray wi fi signal?

I am using MTS MBlaze Ultra Wi Fi in my micromax A120 mobile. Earlier I used another dongle of the same service provider, which was okay with blue wi fi signal. But this time with new connection, I am ...
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Sprint Zone turning wifi on by itself?

lately I have had an issue with the Wifi enabling itself so I ran adb logcat to trace the issue. Apparently ItsOnService has been enabling it and that service I discovered is a part of Sprint Zone. I ...
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Mobile WiFi Encryptio

I'm trying to retrieve saved wifi passwords on my Note 3 mobile phone (rooted) but the file has the passwords encrypted. Anyway to decrypt it and stop my phone from encrypting it. The encryption is ...
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Always seeing “No connection: Retry” in Android Market

I have an HTC Touch with Froyo installed that I use for app development. I haven't used it for a couple of months, and when I fired it up today I'm seeing the same error every time I launch the Market ...
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Asus Memo Pad HD7 wifi button is stuck at 'turning on wifi…'

My Asus MemoPad HD7 (ME173X) is unable to connect to wifi. When I go to the wifi settings, the on/off switch is in the off position. Moving it to on causes 'turning on wifi...' to come up, but nothing ...
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WiFi not getting ON and Off

I have a Samsung S Duos GT-S7562. Its warranty is over. I am seeing that its WiFi is not working now. Whenever I try to switch it ON, it toggles between ON and OFF. I have tried a factory reset and ...
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How can I send email from my Xiaomi MI 3 using my data connection?

I am using a Xiaomi Mi 3 mobile. I am unable to send an email from Gmail using my data network but am able to send it using WiFi. I have verified all the permissions and that the data access option is ...
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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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Wifi Problem, often reconnects, while other devices no. If connected, sometimes no internet access

May i know how can i solve my android problem? i have a Huawei Honor 3C 4G, however its wifi sometimes connects and disconnects very often. Other than that, when it's connected it sometimes doesn't ...
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Stuck on “Turning Wi-Fi on…”

I've a Wintouch Q75s Tablet running on Android 4.0.4 ICS. I was using its Wi-Fi with no problems until yesterday, the Wi-Fi didn't want to turn on. I've noticed that my MAC address changed to ...
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Err_Name_Not_Resolved on specific site only on WiFi?

Android 4.4.4, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge I have this very wierd issue, maybe someone else might be able to shed some light. For the last few days, on facebook, I find that clicking on a link to an ...
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What does the “Aggressive Wi-Fi to Cellular handover” option in Developer Settings do?

In Android Lollipop 5.0, I noticed that "Developer Options" features a checkbox for "Aggressive Wi-Fi to Cellular handover" that is unchecked by default. Does anybody know what this setting does and ...
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Galaxy S3 Wifi no internet on Comcast/xfinity router

Brand new stock Samsung Galaxy S3 will connect to Comcast-provided wireless router (Arris brand), but cannot get out of local network - I can ping other devices on the network, and I can even browse ...
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My Galaxy Nexus can't connect to unsecured web using wi-fi at home

My Samsung Galaxy Nexus can't connect to unsecured web using wi-fi at home. I have to edit the url with https:// to load the webpage. Some pages work but most of them just won't load.
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someone is able to remote access my sony phone touchscreen even when in in airplane mode. how could that be possible? [closed]

My phone has been hacked. Through a hidden network the hacker seems to be accessing my touch screen remotely. But this happens even in airplane mode. How to truly disable all network activity ?
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How can I keep apps from moving off the home screen?

I am using Samsung tablets for workers in the field. They only need to use one app but some users keep moving it off the home screen and then they can't find it. How can I keep apps on the home ...
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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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Disable automatic connection to weblogin networks

As far as I know, Android never had the option to disable automatic connection to specific Wifi networks, and always, stupidly, makes Wifi higher priority than 3G. Yet this kind of feature is crucial ...
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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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Android phone will not show all WiFi access points

I have a LG-D686 running its stock factory installation of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean; modified somewhat by the vendor to support a dual-active SIM card transceiver. Normally this phone has had no ...
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Determining type of Wifi connection in Android

How do you determine which type of Wifi connection an Android device is currently using? For example, is the device connected using an 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or 802.11ac connection? Since, for ...
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Wi-Fi cannot turn on! Accidentally deleted /etc/wifi folder

i was trying to enable ad hoc network connection on android and overwriting below folders /etc/wifi /etc/dhcpcd and now my wifi could not turn on. The phone is ADINNO R8, a custom build phone.I ...
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Phone can't detect hotspot made by laptop (no, not the other way around) [duplicate]

Trying to ssh to my laptop on my android phone with a network created by my laptop, but my android phone can't even see the wireless network I made. Will be carrying laptop around in a backpack. I ...
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How to transfer files over wifi without a hotspot?

I'm looking for a way to transfer files between an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S2, rooted) and any computer system I may need to interact with (this means preinstalled software on the computer, ...
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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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turn off wifi when internet isn't accessible

I have a wifi hotspot that is always on but sometimes internet isn't available within the connection; in such a situations, the phone is connected as expected to the wifi hotspot but because there's ...
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Help in deleting Wifi module for Xperia Sola/ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500

My Xperia Sola is giving issues with WiFi and Bluetooth. Whenever I switch WiFi ON, the phone goes into boot loop and gets stuck there. The only viable solution is to let it drain its battery (or hard ...
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Installing wifi certificate

I want to connect my Samsung Galaxy SIII to my University's wifi network. I have the certificate on my computer. I'm trying to install it. I have transferred it to my mobile's download folder and to ...
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How can I stop WhatsApp using Internet (Mobile Data and WiFi)?

I am using Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 without rooting. I have many girlfriends. I always tell them I don't have Internet in my phone. I have fear that if one of them is browsing my WhatsApp and suddenly ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 - wifi keeps dropping

I recently downloaded the software upgrade 4.4.2, I think it was. After that I couldn't keep the wifi connection at work. At home, no problem, automatic connection, if a bit slow. At work, I can ...
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Connect Galaxy S3 Wifi Connection to Computer

I tried googling this, but it kept giving me the USB tethering option, which I don't want. My laptop currently cannot connect to the Wifi we have at work, because there is a problem with Cisco, ...
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How to make an unrooted phone use or detect Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi

I have an unrooted Android 2.3.6 phone and i want it to connect to the Ad-HOC connection made on my ubuntu...how do i do this? i refered some already existing questions here but none seem to be the ...
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Samsung GTS5830 wifi error and can't load driver

I have a Samsung GTS 5830 and recently restored factory defaults as I want to hand to phone to my young son. It doesn't connect to wifi with a "Wifi Error" message in wifi settings. I tried the advice ...
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Connectivity problems with my Asus Nexus 7 2013 Wifi Only

Device: Asus Nexus 7 2013 32 GB 7-inch Wifi Only Tablet OS: Android 4.4.4 (Kitkat) Problem: Network connectivity. When connected to a wifi network (not just mine, any wifi network), I sometimes ...
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Can I manually download my wifi settings to my Android device from my Google account?

I just purchased my fourth ever Android device - An HSPA+ Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. When I purchased my second and third devices (Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and an Asus Transformer Pad TF300T), I ...
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Enable WiFi when a specific application needs it, then disable after N minutes

I do not leave WiFi nor data transfer enabled on my Samsung Note 3. The only application that I would like to have access to the network is Ankidroid. Is there any way to have WiFi automatically ...
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I cannot log on to my preferred home wifi network with my Samsung Galaxy tab 2

I have 2 wifi routers (main and vpn slaved to main). Recently I am unable to log on to main wifi. I get a message that device cannot connect to unsecure device. I am puzzled as the description on the ...
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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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How to put the Kindle Fire in airplane mode?

I use the Amazon Kindle Fire (Android 2.3.4) model no: D01400 FCCID:ZEV-1229. I use this device in developing Android apps. In my device WiFi is available, and also cyberoam for security purposes. I ...
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WiFi Drops When SIM Inserted

When I insert SIM card in my ZenFone 5, it WiFi is disconnected and stucks on "Serching for WiFi..." and don't show any WiFi. I think its because of WiFi regional code. I live in Iran. How can I fix ...
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Phone creates a Wi-Fi network (i.e. WiFi tethering) while being visible on said network. Possible?

I have a vague concept for a piece of software I want to write, but I'm facing a problem in that I'm not sure this is even possible with the way Android handles creating Wi-Fi hotspots in its current ...
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Using HTC Desire as home wifi hub

What I am trying to do may sound odd. Where I live I cannot get good broadband or satellite connection, so I am using a phone that I bought for this purpose as a wifi hub. It has unlimited tethering ...
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Problems with connectivity and errors

My problem is with a Samsung Galaxy S5 and a Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus (GT-S7580L) bought in Bolivia. After turning off Wi-Fi, mobile data and calls done work. Sometimes after using the phone for a ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi Connection

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab SM-T530NU running Android 4.2.2. The Wifi connects fine at home, hotels, etc. I have one place that I frequent that it will not connect to the router. Almost everyone in ...
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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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How to change various settings of wireless connection in Android

Short story: I upgraded my phone to Kitkat and can't get to the Internet using wifi. After a few check I detected Android had wrong setting: my wifi router use AES, not TKIP (WPA2,802.11n mode) I ...