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Connecting two android devices without a router

myself and a friend want to play a multiplayer game that only works on the local network, and in work, there is no open WiFi network that we can both connect. Is there anyway that we can link up both ...
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WiFi Speed problem on Galaxy Note 3

I have a WiFi router connected to the internet. The speed from my laptop connected to this router is about 25Mbps downlink. Speed from my PC (connected bypassing the router to the switch, other ...
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How may I submit a WiFi hotspot to Android's database for a better triangulation?

As we know, in order to locate our position indoors, Android utilizes the nearby Wi-Fi Hotspots' location for triangulation. But how may I submit the Wi-Fi hotspots in my neighborhood to ...
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How to stop Android assuming all wi-fi connections give internet access [duplicate]

This is kinda the inverse of what lots of people seem to be asking. It really annoys me when i'm in a city and my Android connects to every and any wi-fi hotspot whether or not they require login, ...
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Using ADB with usb debugging disabled, and no root

I have an Android Device running Android 2.3.7 . The device is locked due to exceeding pattern attempts. So now Android is prompting me to enter my gmail id and password. The problem is, the WiFi is ...
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Unable to connect phone to normal Wifi networks after using corporate WiFi

I use my office network which is a Corporate WiFi set-up secured with 802.1x (and requires me to use my company credentials - Username and Password). But when I'm back home and try to connect my home ...
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No WiFi after flashing

A bit of history: I got this Samsung Galaxy S III from T-Mobile SGH-T999 Decided to to play with Cyanogenmod. Rooted my S3 - success Installed Cyanogenmod following instructions - success Got ...
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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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Android 4.4.2 on nexus 4/7, wifi connection loss

I have a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 7 (2013). Recently I've upgraded my wifi router as part of moving to VDSL. The problem: The android devices disconnect from the wifi after some time, I can not reproduce ...
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Wi-Fi connected but there is no internet access

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Advance (Android upgraded to 4.1.2 Jelly Bean) which I got only one month before. Wi-Fi was initially working great, but now it doesn't have any internet connection even if ...
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Sync Spotify local files in a network that blocks the service

I use Spotify Premium. One of the features it advertises is that as long as my phone and my computer with local music files are on the same Wi-Fi network, my computer will automatically send those ...
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System so slow; permanent WiFi activity

I guess my Android device is permanent communicating over the Internet, without any doing of my side. This slows down the system. Is there any way to see the actual WiFi activity? I mean I like to ...
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Sync saved wifi passwords from defected mobile

I had an accident few days ago and broke the screen of my Samsung Galaxy Note 2, everything in it is working fine, even the touching system is working fine as well, but I want to retrive the saved ...
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How to find IP addresses of nearby Wi-Fi networks?

Smartphone application show info about nearby Wi-Fi networks it finds, i.e. channel, SSID, MAC address of router, etc, except it IP addresses. Is it possible to discover IP addresses of nearby Wi-Fi ...
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How can I use my PC's WiFi to access the Internet on my Android device? [duplicate]

My PC is connected to my college's WiFi and I want to connect my mobile to my PC to use its Internet. Is there any way to do this? I am using Ubuntu on my PC, and I rooted my Android device. I heard ...
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Why did my Galaxy Tab 7.7 suddenly stopped connecting to my Wifi router?

I have Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet running Android 3.2. Recently, I'm having connection problems to my home Wifi router. The device keeps scanning for Wifi access points for long periods. My home Wifi ...
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Wifi and Google Play access after factory reset for off contract Sprint HTC Evo 4G

I no longer use my old HTC Evo 4G I got from Sprint. I want to give it to my toddler so he can play games. Currently, since it is off contract it can't access the mobile network but it still can ...
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How to connect Android phone to a Wifi network using PPPoE?

I have an ISP at home, which provides me with a PPPoE connection. My router supports that and I've configured it to autoconnect periodically, so I don't have to type my username and password each ...
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home wifi no longer detected on Android device

Device: GT-S5300 Android: 2.3.6 My android device used to be able to access my home wifi network...but no longer! I get the message "Not in range secured with WPA/WPA2 PSK" The device DOES detect ...
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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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How does Android determine if it has an Internet connection?

My Nexus 10 (Android 4.4.2, unrooted) is not playing nice with my wireless network. Although it can connect and I don't have any problems browsing the web, for some reason Android thinks that it ...
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Find where the wifi router is

I wish to get the best possible signal from unknown Wi-Fi routers (i.e. ones you don't own, say public hotspots) - that is, getting as close to them as possible. However, just moving [let alone ...
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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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Sony Xperia ZR wifi problem: wpa_supplicant: wlan0: CTRL-EVENT-ASSOC-REJECT

I have a strange problem with Wi-Fi with my Sony Xperia. I can't connect to most of the networks I have tried, but the list of networks is ok (but somehow slowly loaded). It stopped working suddenly ...
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Use HTTP Proxy with Applications

My college network requires use of proxy settings when connecting to wifi. This restricts internet usage to the browser as it is a http proxy. I have been looking to divert the internet for app ...
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Wi-fi stopped working

The other day out of the blue my Wi-Fi stopped working. I've tried fixes I found here in stack exchange (see below), but nothing seems to work. How can I tell if it's a hardware problem or a software ...
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New android user; switching between wifi and mobile data

When I leave the office my S4 doesn't seem to want to connect to mobile data. So, I end up with no connection at all. Turning mobile data off and on does nothing at all, I seem unable to establish a ...
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Android as WiFi bridge with AP

I would like to extend a WiFi signal. I could buy a WiFi repeater, but a much cheaper solution would be using an older Android 4 device, which I own and don't use. The Android device is capable of ...
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Cannot connect to wifi suddenly! Insignia Flex w/ Android Jb 4.1

I am not very tech savvy, so any help is appreciated. My son has this Insignia Tablet he just got for Christmas..He uses it regularly and his battery was getting pretty low so he started to charge ...
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Sony Xperia Tablet Z will not connect to router

Sony Xperia Tablet Z will not connect to router. Tried turning off router and unplugged it.Turned tablet off. Wait 5 minutes. Turn router and tablet back on. Tablet still stuck at obtaining IP ...
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WiFi tool which allows copying of MAC addresses

I am trying to find a tool for Android that displays the MAC addresses of nearby WiFi access points and allows me to copy the MAC addresses. I have found a few WiFi analysis tools that display MAC ...
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WiFi Signal drops out every 3 minutes

For several weeks now my Android (Gingerbread 2.3.6) phone has been losing it's WiFi signal momentarily, typically at about 3 minute intervals (about 3 minutes, 1.5 seconds) and occasionally at some ...
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where to find the folder “/driver/net/”?

I am trying to build an adhoc network using Samsung Galaxy S4. Having established the network on the first handset, I am trying to connect another SGS4 to the same network. The second SGS4 seems ...
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wifi and data internet is not working after rooting my micromax a89

I have flashed my Micromax A89 first time to FUSION blast 1.2 successfully. All apps and phone working properly. But when I turned on my WiFi it connects but not accessing the browser and also I am ...
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“Android broadcasting MAC when the Wifi is turned off” How authentic is it?

According to TheHackerNews latest article, http://thehackernews.com/2014/02/chainfire-released-pry-fi-android-app.html According to the expert, the latest versions of Android OS keep on ...
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Help me. Can't update my galaxy [duplicate]

I own a Samsung SCH-i545 Galaxy S4 and can not update to Jellybean 4.3. The wi-fi it says: Software update is temporarly unavailable.vTry again later. Kies does not let me update either. I really want ...
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Is there way to switch between proxy settings on ICS?

I have an Xperia S running 4.0.4. I often need to switch to a proxy for accessing a test server. I can do this fine by modifying my Wifi connection, selecting to show advanced options and then ...
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Android Wifi : How to change network interface used by android

When I boot up my Android Device and go to Wifi settings,the status of wifi remains "Turning Wi-Fi on" forever.I looked up in logcat logs,below is the error that I see. E/wpa_supplicant( 1713): ...
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Wifi Not Connecting - Cyanogenmod 10 TF101

I just installed Cyanogenmod 10 on my Transformer TF101 and every time I try to connect to my home network, it says 'Connecting...' then it goes to 'Saved, secured with WPA' without the internet ...
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Force to use 3G and WiFi is on?

Can I force android through settings to use 3G for all downloads when both WiFi and 3G are on? The main reason why I am trying to achieve this is that I want to use WiFi only as a mean to connect to ...
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Android ADB connect to device with broken USB and no root

I've read through the thread below and come across 2 solutions for connecting a device with ADB. Android - Run/install/debug applications over WiFi? The first is to use USB, and this isn't an ...
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Unable to find any wifi connections

I am currently using an HTC One. Three weeks ago, I updated my phone to Android 4.3 and HTC Sense 5.5. Just three days ago, my HTC One can't find any Wi-Fi connections even if I am just sitting ...
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galaxy note N7000 wifi disconnect and forgot wifi network

i'm connecting to wifi home spot and after phone screen turn off wifi disconnect and forgot pasword ... in settings about wifi and sleep stays "Never"
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Galaxy Nexus sometimes loses home Wi-Fi network (Linksys E900)

I have Gnex stock 4.3, rooted. Sometimes it loses connection to home Wi-Fi, I take it and it has no Wi-Fi icon, and if I go to the settings it will say "Connecting..." and have one signal bar, it ...
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Forcing an Android tablet to connect to a wifi from PC

A while ago, I had a tablet (Coby Kyros MID9742), that got shelved when the screen quit (half of the area of the touchscreen won't recognize touches, split among 2 sections). I am trying to repurpose ...
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How can I monitor bandwidth capacity over time?

I know that I can use some applications such as Speedtest to check my current bandwidth capacity. However, I would like to monitor bandwidth capacity over time as I would like to assess the quality of ...
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How can I control wi-fi data use?

I'll be taking a vacation next summer, and on the cruise data use is sold per megabyte. If I JUST want to check e-mail on my android device, how the heck do I do that? How do I prevent all the other ...
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Galaxy Tab2 fails to see functioning Netgear router

We have a Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1. It previously connected fine via Wi-Fi to our Netgear router from anywhere in the house. Last night, it stopped connecting and no longer displays the router in the ...
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S4 doesn't detect any WiFi

I helped my fried to convert from Iphone to S4. I helped him with initial setup and gave some quick crash course. I visited him after a week and answered a few of his questions. I again visited him ...
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How can I tell that my phone uses the Wi-Fi connection for data traffic?

I just bought the Samsung Galaxy 2 and my monthly data plan allows me 250MB. I have Wi-Fi at home with 100GB of data per month. Obviously, I want to use my home Wi-Fi as much as possible on my ...