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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ADB Wi-Fi connection disconnects when device goes to sleep in Moto G 2014

I can connect the device via USB and manage to play the app from Android studio without issues. Then I do adb tcpip 5555 and adb connect <IP_ADDRESS:PORT> without problems. Same goes for running ...
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How can I see what specific times my phone has connected/disconnected to wifi?

How can I see what specific times my phone has connected/disconnected to wifi? I would like to see at what times exactly in the last week (for example) my phone connected to wifi. In fact I would like ...
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Why does my Nexus 5 keep forgetting all wifi passwords after a reboot?

A month ago I got a Nexus 5. It's running Android 4.4.2 (kernel:3.4.0-gadb2201). I noticed after using it for a while that it constantly keeps forgetting all saved wifi passwords after a restart. In ...
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Why won't my phone connect to a LAN server?

When at home my phone works fine connecting to LAN servers (e.g. a LAN apache webserver running from Debian on my laptop), however when on unencrypted networks it cannot connect. I can access the ...
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Phone seems to have WiFi connection, but loses connection to internet

It's a Cat B15Q, with Android 4.4.2, with most recent update as issued by Cat. I think it started with the most recent update. Unfortunately, Cat's support site doesn't work (you can't submit ...
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Wi-Fi switch is on, yet the tablet tells me to switch it on to find networks. What to do?

This is now the third tablet that's done this. It started off finding networks fine, but now, even with the Wi-Fi switch turned on it's telling me that I need to turn it on to find networks. I have ...
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Stop wifi connecting to open networks

I live in a large city and there are random open wifi networks everywhere that allow my Android to connect to their network but won't give internet access because there is a paywall. This is only ...
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Can I use my smartphone as a WiFi network adapter?

I have this PC that doesn't support wiFi and I have to use usb tethering. But I want to see if I can project my phone's WiFi onto the computer, so it can see all the available wireless networks, ...
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Unable to permanently forget a WiFi network

I have an 802.11ac router at home with both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz connections and separate SSIDs for each. In most parts of my home, the 5Ghz connection is utterly useless, which I learned the hard way from ...
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Send SMS through internet to another country

I came to Europe from Canada for a month, but I want to keep in touch with relatives and friends back in Canada. Assuming I have WiFi access on my Android, how can I text them, and be able to receive ...
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wifi and mobile data disconnects when screen goes off on huawei smartphone even with wifi on ALWAYS ON mode + auto sync + power save mode OFF

My wifi and data connection disconnects when screen goes off on my huawei ascend mate 2. For samsung phones it can be solved with secret codes like ##0011# but for huawei phones the secret codes are ...
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Cannot turn on WiFi and Bluetooth on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

I have Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 running on Android 4.4.2. I just bought it 3 months ago. It's not rooted (I don't want root it). I also have "Terminal Emulator" (downloaded from Play Store). I can't turn ...
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WiFi does not work properly on my phone only

This problem occured randomly. I have this problem for a week now. My phone does not connect to the router, although it shows it in the list. If I get very close to the router (max. 2-3 meters) it ...
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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't connect to WiFi after spoofed MAC address

I'm changing the MAC address on my Android device; however, once I change it I get disconnected from the WiFi network that I'm connected to and then I'm unable to reconnect to the WiFi. I realized ...
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Is there any way to sync wifi between devices?

Are there any apps or methods to sync saved wifi between Android devices? Basically it would remember the wifi name and password if you logged into it once from one device on all devices synced.
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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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Is there something like Hamachi for Android? Or some kind of virtual LAN app?

A friend and myself want to play games like Terraria and Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Both only have local wifi multiplayer. If I were on PC, I could just fire up Hamachi and we could play. But I can't ...
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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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Wi-Fi network won't let me sign in, internet won't work

I have a Galaxy s5 Active and I downloaded the newest software update (KNOX 2.3?) two days ago. Since then, I am unable to sign into any Wi-Fi networks that require a username and password (e.g. ...
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Can I force a wifi connection retry after x minutes?

The Wifi SSID in my home is the default SSID of the used router. (I have no means to change it unfortunately) The problem is, if i travel around my city, my android phone inevitably finds a network ...
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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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Routing instead of NAT/Masquerade for WiFi Tether clients

When clients connect to Android Tethering they get IPs of the private Tethering networl. There is plenty of info available on how to NAT/Masquerade WiFi tethering clients (for example into a VPN), but ...
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How to make my cellphone a router or a hotspot thing with a constraint

My computer is connected to internet but I dont have a router(and I dont want to buy one) to use it on my phone. So I was using the usb "reverse tethering tool" which i could use succesfully. But ...
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Cannot log into the WiFi due to blocked website called hla2.safemovedm.com

I just got a new LG G3 running android 5.0. On my schools WiFi, there are blocked websites. When I try to connect to the school WiFi, it comes up with a terms and conditions screen (like the ones you ...
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Can I use an external WIFI adapter with my Android Head unit

I purchased the Pumpkin 2 Din Universal Car Head Unit (see product image below) and I want to know if I can use an external long range WIFI adapter via one of the USB/3g ports on the back? The device ...
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Tablet not connecting to any Wi-Fi at home but other devices does

My tablet isn't connecting to either of the Wi-Fi at home. The password is correct, and is working for other devices. I have the router of Belkin, and ZyXEL. Hopefully, this was helpful information ...
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Wi-Fi button stuck in Asus Memo Pad HD 7

I own an Asus Memo Pad HD 7 and I've had it for about a year now. It was working all well, then one day the Wi-Fi button was stuck. Even after 10 hours or so, it remained in the same condition. And ...
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hostapd not working from adb shell

I have a LG G3 running 5.1.1 and I can successfully enable Portable Wi-Fi hotspot through the Settings menu. I can see my portable Wi-Fi SSID on another Android device when enabled through the ...
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Nexus 5 WiFi problems

I believe it's somewhat well-known that the Nexus 5 has had more than a few hiccups with certain wifi networks. However, I'm not sure that the main reasons for wifi connectivity issues is as well ...
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3G and wifi tweaks explanation required

Where ever I check for build.prop tweaks to enhance 3g or wifi connectivity I see this tweak , can anyone explain what these values are exactly? what is "ro.ril.hep" means ? why given the ...
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Connect to a device with WiFi, but use 4G for Internet [duplicate]

As the title states, is there a way to connect to a WiFi device (my drone), yet use another app on 4G? Right now when I'm connected to my drone using WiFi, I can't use 4G, but is there a work around? ...
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Moto G forgot all saved wifi networks after a reboot

Today i encountered a problem i didn't have before: when i tried to connect to a wifi network at work, i realised my Moto had the saved networks list totally empty. I needed to connect to the wifi as ...
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Huawei Ascend P7 disconnects Wi-Fi automatically, and the latter then cannot be used with other devices

I've got a Wi-Fi problem on my new Huawei Ascend P7. When I connect to a Wi-Fi network, it disconnects after ten seconds. But it disconnects the whole Wi-Fi network, so I cannot connect to it with a ...
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Got connection problems: How to reset wifi stack without factory reset?

I installed CM 5.1.1 and restored a ton of apps with Titanium Backup. Now my Wifi is bugged: When I enter a known Wifi network the phone connects to the wifi but can't make a real connection (has a ...
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Cannot access internet via Wi-Fi on YU Yureka running Lollipop

I have a YU Yureka mobile which upgraded to Android Lollipop version. I have been regularly using my office's Wi-Fi connection. For some days, the phone is showing that Wi-Fi is connected, but I can't ...
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How do I enable USB tethering without turning off the WiFi?

I want to tether my phone's WiFi connection to my computer via USB. There's a setting for USB tethering, but when I enable it there is a message Wi-Fi is turned off when USB tethering or Mobile ...
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Do not use Google for captive portal detection

I'm in China, where Google is blocked, so my phone is not connecting to my home network and displaying an exclamation mark on my mobile data and wifi icons, as it probably cannot connect to Google. I ...
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How to disable captive portal detection? How to remove exclamation mark on Wi-Fi or signal icon in lollipop?

When connected to the Internet, the system checks if it's in a walled garden, which is simply trying to connect to google. If it fails, in Android 5, there'll be an exclamation mark on the wifi icon ...
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Net Apps Detecting Internal Baseband/USB IP Instead of WiFi IP

Verizon Bionic OS 4.12 No SIM card, using in home w/ WiFi Only Here is the problem: Various Network apps (VNC, Camera Remote, etc) are incorrectly detecting 192.168.157.1 as the phones IP, rather ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Wont Connect to Wifi-Related Apps

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 that I have had for a good amount of years now has suddenly stopped being able to connect to wifi needed apps e.g. YouTube, Instagram etc... This is really annoying and has ...
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Listen to wireless traffic with TCPDump

I am trying to sniff traffic from a smartphone on the local WiFi network (in a legal way). For that purpose I use the command TCPDump on a computer connected to the same wireless network. I can sniff ...
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Can not connect to wifi after upgrading to lollipop 5.0.2

I used to use my work wifi without any issues but since i upgraded the Android version to lollipop 5.0.2,since then it's not getting connected, though I'm able to connect to the phone data, but not ...
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No wifi after changing provider / sim card

Last Monday I changed provider and got a new simcard. I can use the phone and send SMS/text messages. Internet didn't work anymore. Wifi didn't work anymore. Both have not worked since. I do see the ...
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Recovering Wifi Password without Root on Galaxy Note 3

I am trying to recover WiFi password without rooting my phone. There are 2 ways I found online. One using a file explorer and the next is using ADB. I tried using ADB but I failed in doing so. I'm ...
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i want to set the sd card as default download location in htc desire 500,how?

In my mobile the apps are only downloading in my phone's memory I think which is full my sd card has a space of 16 GB only 1 GB is used in it and I want that when I download apps it directly goes to ...
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How to make a 'Captive Portal' on my mobile hotspot?

Some WiFi networks such as those you find on coffee shops, when we connect to their WiFi network it automatically redirects us to a web page where we will need to enter credentials in order to acess ...
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Internet over mobile-data while connected to WLAN network

I have a WLAN network that is not connected to the internet. There is a DHCP server on that network and that assigns its clients an IP and subnet mask, but no default gateway. When I connect to this ...
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Share android Wi-Fi

I've seen that there is an option on android thtat allows to share 3g via usb. is there a way to share Wi-Fi from a smartphone (XT1032)to another device via USB (the other device doesn't have a ...
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Wifi password lost every time I reboot my phone

VS985 - Verizon LG G3 - CM12 Nightly - 5.0.2 This has been going on for a few months now, and is just driving me bonkers. Every time I reboot my phone, and am home, my phone forgets the password for ...