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Sporadic - one device won't connect to https over wifi

So most of the time I have no issues, but it seems that at least once a day I become unable to access certain websites and apps (like the Play store) over WiFi. Over the past couple days, I've come to ...
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Galaxy s3 tablet periodically disconnected from panasonic hc-x929 wifi network

Question: How can I prevent a periodic wifi disconnection from my android galaxy s tablet to my Panasonic hc-x920 video camera? Background: I have a Panasonic hc-x920 video camera which has wifi ...
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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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My Android Mobile keeps disconnecting from network for every Hour or two

I have 2 android Mobiles(Asus & Samsung s6) and a PC connected to my wireless network(Disabled Wireless Broadcast) but one of the Mobile(Asus) keeps disconnecting Wireless for every hour. ...
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Is Android device able to connect with Android Wear devices through local Wi-fi network without internet access?

I have a question about the specification of Android Wear and WatchOS. Is both the OSs can connect with paired Smartphone through a local Wi-fi network that can't connect to Internet? For example, if ...
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ADB pull fails to pull folder that exists

I have a folder I am trying to pull from my G3. Specifically system/etc/wifi/ When I pull that specific folder in adb it gives me an error remote object 'system/etc/wifi' does not exist But yet I ...
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What is an easy method to test whether UDP traffic is blocked?

What is an easy method for an Android device to tell whether a data connection (either WiFi or mobile data alone) has UDP traffic blocked? Many corporate and public access points restrict UDP access, ...
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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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Connect to Wifi network even if it doesn't have internet access

I have a LAN accessible over wifi that I'd like to connect my Android device to, but when I go to Settings->Connections->Wifi and try selecting the network, it doesn't connect. If I enable internet ...
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HTC One M9 Portable Wi-fi Hotspot

I have an HTC One M9, I can tether a laptop via USB cable, and an iPad via Bluetooth, but the Portable Wifi Hotspot will not allow connection from either. I have renamed the SSID and set a new access ...
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In Android, view previously opened web page when offline

On a laptop, I can open some tabs in the browser, switch to another window, disconnect from the network, return to the browser window, and the tabs are still there. On Android, when I return to the ...
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WiFi drains battery even if it's off

On my Nexus 5, since Android updated to marshmallow, the Wi-Fi is draining the battery way too fast, even when disabled. See the screenshot: (Click image to enlarge) I've seen this question: ...
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What is the fastest way to transfer huge files beween two android powered devices?

What is the fastest way to transfer huge files (e.g. 500MB) between two android powered devices? Bluetooth? WiFi direct? Beam? or maybe USB on-the-go?
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How can I change the data usage cycle day for Wi-Fi?

Changing the starting day for Mobile data was already non-obvious as shown in this answer. Now, how can I change the day of month for Wi-Fi usage as well? Currently, I have the following cycles ...
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Why is the Windows hotspot not working with most android devices [closed]

I am trying to share my internet connection from LAN with a hotspot on my laptop to connect my mobile devices to the network. The hotspot is working fine, I can find it with any device and it is ...
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Galaxy S5 unable to switch to 4GLTE when Wi-fi is turned off

I have had my Samsung Galaxy S5 for about a year now and it has been working fine until a few days ago. I would use my wi-fi when I have access to it and then I would switch to my 4GLTE when I don't ...
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If Wi-Fi connection drops internet, can device failover to network connection?

Once in awhile the internet will drop on the network that my phone is connected to via Wi-Fi. It's pretty rare, but in instances when it happens, my phone remains connected to the network but won't ...
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Problem with WiFi connection -Android tells me it is not secured

I didn't find a anwser to my question yet on the forum, but as I am new, I may just have overlooked it. I had a trip to Warsaw today and had troubles connecting to WiFi. I would select the wifi ...
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Moved out with my router : Location services don't get it

So I moved out, carrying along my WiFi router. I set it up at my new place, but now, every time I use a location service, it recognizes my router and places me at my old address... Any way I can force ...
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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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Enable/Disable application-specific settings (updates, upload) for a specific WiFi

I would like to automate my android phone to do the following: if connected_to_wifi(ssid=my_mobile_3g_router) then (1) disable automatic google play updates (2) turn off dropbox camera upload ...
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My Samsung Galaxy trend plus wifi wont turn on

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy trend plus and and my wifi wont turn on evey time i try to turn it on it says turning on for abit and then turns off or a second and then says turning on again but ...
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Can connect device to Wifi and ping from adb shell but unable to browse the internet

I have an obscure android device running Android 4.0.4 that didn't come with gapps. All methods I tried to install gapps (20120429 for ICS; and signed) without rooting the device resulted in the apps ...
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Wifi network shows up in quick settings, but not in actual settings?

I am trying to connect to my own wifi-network (my Ubuntu laptop acts as a wireless hotspot) and when I look at the quick settings on my Nexus 4 it indeed shows the wifi network. However when I tap ...
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Setting static IP prevents Android from remembering WiFi password, prevents auto-connect

On 5.1.1 (Note4), if I use DHCP, WiFi works fine. It'll remember my LAN's WiFi password and auto-connect when available, However, problems occur when I try to use a static IP (yes, I have reason to ...
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My android can't log in to Wifi networks with Captive Portals

It used to work about a month ago. Whenever I went to the mall, or this one coffee shop, and also at 7-11 outlets, I would get the notification "Sign in to wifi network", then I get redirected to ...
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Huawei P8 lite does not ask for user name password for connecting to WI-FI

I have a Huawei P8 lite with Android 5.0.1. My phone is having an issue when connecting to Wi-Fi. But only for my office wifi. For other wifi networks, it gets connected with out any issue. One ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Android 5.0.1 WiFi Connection Status pop-up interuption

Since upgrading to Android 5.0.1 from whatever came on the phone originally I get an annoying pop-up that interrupts whatever app is running even though I have WiFi turned off. This only happens when ...
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Use android as xbox360 wireless adapter?

I have a rooted cynogen mod Lg P500. I can connect my xbox360 to my laptop for bridging a connection. but have recently moved to ubuntu so the bridging is a mission and a half. So I was wondering if ...
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Multiplayer Games and Wifi / LAN

So at work, 2 of my colleagues also have android handsets: I have an SGS3 (stock, for now) Colleague #1 also has an SGS3 (stock) Colleague #2 has an SGS2 (rooted and ROMd) We have been trying to ...
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Wifi is working on android 4.2.2 , but not on 6, exclamation mark in status bar

I'm trying to connect to a wifi network using 4 phones. 1 phone uses Android 4.2.2, and the others are using Android 6 and 5.0.1. The one with the Android 4.2.2, everything's work fine. On the ...
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VZW Galaxy S5 can't use Wi-Fi (DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET)

My Verizon Galaxy S5 can connect to my home's Wi-Fi, but I can't load anything once I'm connected. The error message I get is DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET. Other non-Galaxy smartphones work fine ...
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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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Wifi won't turn on after rooting

I have an Epson Moverio BT-200 Wearable glasses with Android 4.0.4 and kernel "3.0.21-00003-OMAP-Android+". I rooted the glasses, tried every method without success until I found KingRoot, which ...
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Android wireless debugging on multiple devices

By following Google ADB Documentation i am able to connect to device wireless . But i want to connect more than one device. For adb wireless to work i have to restart adb in tcpip mode Once i did ...
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Complicated Wi-Fi Question

So every time that I enable and re-enable the wifi connection on my tablet, the MAC address is randomized (like the last 3-4 digits). I don't know what might be causing this, and the root account ...
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What's the difference between a Wi-Fi conection and a Wi-Fi Hotspot?

I just bought a 9" d2 android tablet and it has both. When I turn on the hot spot it shares my connection with other tablet -- but doesn't give me a conection. So I guess my question is: why have a ...
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Huawei P7 connection issues on WiFi, other devices on WiFi router fine

My Huawei P7 has recently been disconnecting from my home WiFi. All of my other devices arent having a problem so I'm sure it isn't the WiFi Router. I noticed that if I have too many apps open it ...
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Is it possible to open Hotspot while we are using wifi?

I have tried but you can only use one at a time either WiFi or Hotspot but it'll be great if we can use hotspot while we are using WiFi.
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'User' has disconnected

I just received two scary messages on my phone LG VS980 running the Android Os "[some name starting with H] has disconnected" "MSN:[some name starting with H] has disconnected" Back to back in like ...
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Which consumes less battery: Wi-Fi or 2G data?

I just want to know what consumes less battery Wi-Fi or 2G Data. My battery last long for 12- 16 hours only. I know there are lots of application which continually running and fetching data from ...
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Cannot connect to Connectify virtual router

I have an android LG G4 that used to connect just fine to my Connectify wifi hotspot running on my Windows 8 laptop. Now, it detects the network, it typically runs through the following sequence, ...
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Xperia Z3V avoids “poor” wifi connections when signal is great

To start off, I know you can disable this option to avoid poor wi-fi connections. But I don't want to do so if I can, because I find I often need it on my school's campus to avoid connecting to the ...
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What is the initial TCP Receive Window size in Android?

This may be pretty similar to the question here, however, I think it was either in the wrong place, or it wasn't clear enough, so it hasn't got to the right audience. Thus, I have re-formulated it ...
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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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Can't connect to Windows 7 “hostednetwork”

I have been trying and failing to connect my phone (Samsung GT-I8150, running CM10.2) to my Lenovo T420 laptop via Windows 7's "hostednetwork" facility. The hostednetwork's SSID is visible in my ...
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Nexus 5 has awful Wi-Fi

Ever since I bought the phone a few days ago (I believe it's manufacturer refurbished), it has not been getting any decent speeds. I've already tried factory resetting it many times and fiddling ...
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WiFi authentication problem

I have got my android (Lenovo Vibe P1M) and for a couple of days my WiFi worked smoothly.But when i tried connecting it yesterday it says authentication problem. While my family members can use the ...
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Can't connect to “Secured Network” via Wifi. Get stuck at a Lock screen

OS: OxygenOS version 2.2.0 Android version: 5.1.1 Phone Model: ONE 2005 [OnePlus 2] (Build number: One A2005_14_151211) When I connect to a Secured Wifi network that requires that I "Accept" some ...
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How to reach local computer via machine name instead of IP?

Developer here prototyping a mobile app, somewhat new to mobile: I have a simple HTTP service running (currently) on my main laptop with machine name latitude. Another laptop named vaio sharing the ...