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How to make android prefer mobile data when wifi signal is very weak

When I leave home or the office there is a ring around it where I simply have no connection at all. This is because the WLAN network from my router at home or the one at the office is detected, but ...
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How to set WIFI proxy via adb shell?

Genymotion 2.2 & Android 4.0 I want to set a global HTTP proxy in Android, and all Apps will go through this proxy. Now I can only do this in GUI as following way: Wi-Fi -> WiredSSID -> Modify ...
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Wifi symbol always show exclamation mark since Lollipop upgrade

Since getting the recent Lollipop upgrade, the wifi symbol always has an exclamation mark. Wifi seems to work fine, and I gather this symbol means something to do with inability to access Google ...
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How to have one app connect to wifi and one to 4g

I've a drone in which I can control via wifi on my phone, but I'd like to attach my phone to it, and use another device to control the phone. Essentially giving me 4g access to my drone. Any ideas ...
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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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How can I install wpa_cli on my rooted device?

I rooted my device, then I go to adb shell and type su to enter wpa_cli. I was surprised that wpa_cli: not found appeared, although I get information when I type wpa_supplicant. I know that wpa_cli ...
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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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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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How can I tell my device to ignore a public Wi-Fi network?

The city I live in has city-wide Wi-Fi available for a subscription, but the Wi-Fi access point is public. This means that everywhere I go in the city I get a notice that there is public Wi-Fi ...
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Moto G Lollipop Update : WiFi Bug

I just updated my Moto G to Android Lollipop via official Motorola update. Now, my Moto G is not connecting to the my cellular Data Plan and not even identifying my home Wi-Fi. (Interestingly, the ...
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Trying to Make WIFI connection on android 4.1 jellybean

New Nextbook tablet Android 4.1 Jellybean. trying to make WIFI connection. Ensured that SSID is enabled. Password entered. Device says its obtaining IP address, then avoided poor internet ...
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How to connect using WPA2-Enterprise on Android Devices?

I am doing some product development for BYOD environment, so I require a wide variety of devices. This one is causing me some issues with connectivity to the private network where I have to test. ...
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Will applying update from ADB improve my daughter's Alcatel One Touch Fierce 2's performance?

I bought my daughter an Alcatel One Touch Fierce 2 Android phone just before Christmas not even a week went by and the screen became unresponsive. It switches pages at random, the screen freezes ...
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Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi Connection/Reconnection Issue

I have been using Nexus 7 (2013, Android 4.4.2) for a few months now, and it has issues with both work WiFi and home WiFi that all the other mobiles devices do not have (8 laptops plus a dozen Android ...
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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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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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Use mobile internet alongside Bluetooth PAN

I've made a website on a raspberry pi that I need accessible from a couple of meters away. At first I set up a Wi-Fi hotspot on the pi, but the problem was that I could not in any way get android to ...
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Is there a way to tell my phone to prefer some SSIDs above others?

Use case: my internet provider offers wi-fi hotspots all over the country; I like to connect to them, but not when I'm home or at work. My phone seems to use one of the available wi-fi connections ...
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wifi internet - gray bar

i am on a tablet 2500 for the time being. when i came home from work, i turned it on but my WiFi bar was white. so i went to Google play and it didn't work. i have all my accounts synced. i went to ...
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WiFi Connected but no internet access. Cyberoam used

I'm using Nexus 7 tab and htc desire mobile. Both the devices are getting connected to the WiFi network in my hostel. However, I'm not getting the login page that will be opening in the browser which ...
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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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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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How do I get my Samsung S5 to maintain a stable wifi network connection?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SC-04A), running Android 4.4.2, and it is rooted but still has the stock ROM that it came with when I purchased it. This problem has existed since before rooting the phone. ...
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Why is one of my WiFi networks not visible after connecting to the other one?

I've got two access points / WiFi networks at my home and there is a strange behavior with my Android 4.0 phone (SGS2): after my phone connects to one network or the other (whichever is currently ...
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How to transfer photos wirelessly without losing file date and time

I want to quickly wirelessly transfer photos off an Android (Kit Kat) device. The catch: I don't want to lose the file dates/times during the transfer. Specifically, I am not talking about the EXIF ...
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Bypassing a blocked port on a 3G connection

I know this may seem illegal, but I just wanted to know how to bypass a blocked port on my Carrier 3G connection. Sometime before I used to use some Android VPN app that gave me access to the ...
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Is my Wifi Chip broken or just a software issue?

I have a Oneplus One Chinese version loaded with Official CM11S XNPH44S. Problem is that I can turn on my wifi but most of the it can't see the wifi networks around, even I have a wifi network in my ...
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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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Note 3, Android 4.4.2, forgets wifi password

since an update 5 months ago my note 3 occasionally forgets my wifi passwords. Sjnce I have it set to jump to 4G cell data, I am accidentally using up my mobile data allowance. This happens only ...
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Galaxy Note Not Working with Apple Router

I have a new Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) tablet that I absolutely love. I've been using it to take lecture notes and the thing is great. The tablet's wifi works fine with every network...except the one I ...
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Additional external wifi and bluetooth adapters through OTG

guys. I would like to connect additional wifi and bluetooth to my android tablet to make built in free. For example by external wifi I would like to connect wifi keyboard and native one have free for ...
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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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Enterprise (802.1x) WiFi causing excessive battery drain?

In the past week, realised that WiFi at work (using 802.1x auth) has been draining my battery like crazy. Here are some stats I took over the past few days: Case Connection Duration ...
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Wi-Fi Problem in I9001 Galaxy S Plus with CM11 ROM

I have recently installed [GT-I9001][ROM][ION][4.4.4][KTU84Q] CyanogenMod 11.0 by ADC-Team - Release 17 [EOL] on my I9001 Galaxy S Plus. But after a while I found that my WiFi can't find any router ...
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encrypt wifi on Android?

CM Security app on my galaxy 5 has an alert telling me my phone is RISKY, the wifi is not encrypted. How do I encrypt the wifi on my phone? I haven't tried anything because I do not know what to do.
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Wifi CA Certificates disappearing

I have an Xperia E3 running 4.4.2. My university's wifi network has a CA certificate to avoid having to re-enter credentials each time you connect. However, whenever I install this certificate (and ...
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Can I use my phone as an audio device via Wifi?

Is there any way to stream all audio from my (Windows) PC to my phone via Wifi, so that my phone acts like a sound card? I basically want to use my phone with my headphones as wireless headphones. It ...
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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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Can't reach internet via wifi when wifi-direct printer is connected

Maybe I didn't understand at all the concept of wifi-direct, but, can an android be connected in the same time to a wifi for internet and a printer via wifidirect ? When i'm connected to my printer, ...
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WIFI not working when blutooth is on

I have an android phone (samsang note3) with WIFI and also a Bluetooth speaker. When I paired both then starting the internet thru wifi eg. songs from youtube. suddenly the internet cut down. Is ...
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How do I keep my wi-fi on in sleep mode

When I am downloading large files I need to stop my phone from sleeping , how do I keep my wi-fi on when the phone is in sleep mode.
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Share reverse tethered internet connection through wi-fi

I want to share a reverse-tethered internet connection through wifi. I know I have to run the script below. But the problem I have is that I don't know where to run the script and how can I run it. ...
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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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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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Cannot connect to Wifi in my samsung tab4

I just bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab4 SM-T230. Initial usage of Wi-fi was going fine but recently I am not able to turn of Wi-fi at all in the device. Tried couple of trouble shooting options ,but no ...
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Hex key to Wi-Fi is 64 characters, but device only allows 63 to be entered

I have obtained the hex key to my network, and it is 64 characters in WPA2-PSK. When I try and connect to the device and enter the passcode, it stops at 63 and won't let me enter the last character. ...
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How to access andriod to my pcs hardrive using wifi

I would like to connect my samsung galaxy s4 over wifi with my pcs harddrive. It should be the same way as by the remote desktop apps but indstead of them only to use the pc hardrive. I want to get ...
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Can I use my Android device as Wi-Fi Adapter for my PC (i.e. Tethering to PC through USB, but using Wi-Fi not Phone Network)?

I want to use my Android phone to connect a desktop (windows 7) PC to the internet via Wi-Fi (ie, not muching though my Data plan). Is this possible with the various tethering options out there? The ...
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How to limit/throttle WiFi data speed on my Android device?

I am testing an Android application and need to understand how does the app behave on different internet speeds. An example of test case is: 1. set the maximum bandwidth to 20kbps and check how it ...
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Wifi connects for sometimes then disconnects and then never connects

Their is a big issue of WiFi in my phone when i first bought it... My phone is a Spice Stellar Mi-439, Android KITKAT v4.4.2, 1GHz Processor, 512RAM, 4GB Internal, currently 16GB Expandable. The ...