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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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“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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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 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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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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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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Why does my Nexus 5 keeps on 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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Reset DHCP cache for Asus Memo Pad HD7 'Avoided due to poor connection'

Only the other day, my tablet now refuses to connect to any Wi-Fi spot. I've tried resetting both the tablet and the router to no avail. After looking around, it seems to be some form of issue with ...
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How do I get my keyboard back?

I recently got an Android Tablet and I noticed it was incredibly slow so I disabled and force stopped a lot of the apps that were pre-downloaded onto the device because I knew I'd never need them. ...
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my tab nero nearly worked a week, then the wifi stopped connecting, any idea why?

it plays you tube and updates certain photo accounts but wont let me post anything new. I've tried restarting the whole thing, letting it die, "forgetting" a WiFi network, re-joining said network ...
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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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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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Is there a way for 3G to not disconnect when connecting to WiFi?

WiFi is unreliable, I wouldn't trust WiFi for SIP calls, I've disabled WiFi within CSipSimple. Now every time I connect to WiFi, my SIP registration seems to go away, and I'm not receiving any calls ...
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Security of Android tethered hotspot

Basically each time I activate my phone's (Samsung S3 4.3 rooted) tethered Wi-Fi, to use the Internet on my iPad, someone can remotely connect and see what I'm doing. Even with WPA2 + strong ass ...
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Treat certain WiFi networks as mobile/cellular

I plan to be putting a Nexus 7 (will be rooted) in my car and tethering off my Nexus 4 (rooted). However I only get 1.5GB data per month on my mobile and don't want it to download my Spotify ...
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Wi-Fi Connection Problems with Samsung Galaxy Ace

My Samsung Galaxy Ace has problems with its Wi-fi connection. It's very weird because it shows that its connected to a network but i still cannot connect to the internet. Can someone please help me ...
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What does “Keep wifi on during sleep” mean?

I couldn't find an authoritative reference that explains what this setting does in my Android phone: Wi-Fi -> Advanced -> Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep. What does this setting do, exactly?
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“Avoided poor Internet connection” on LG G2

I'm trying to connect to my home's wireless router with my new LG G2 (running version 4.2.2) and it keeps saying "Obtaining IP address..." for three minutes, then momentarily saying "Saved, secured", ...
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Use Android build in soft hotspot (AP) in “bridge” mode

I am looking for a solution in which I can use the built in support for soft hotspot, i.e., sharing the network connection on the Ethernet port (eth0) over the Android setup box Wifi module (wlan0), ...
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Setting gmail to sync / push / notify on wifi only?

I have a droid mini that is running 4.2.2 and I want gmail to only sync automatically on WIFI only; never on 4g / network / whatever. How do I do this without rooting the phone? When I first bought ...
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GT2 wi-fi connect button not working

Was working on my tablet yesterday when the wi-fi just quit. Tried to re-connect, but the "slider button" won't connect. It tries 3-4 times and then quits, saying "to see available networks, connect ...
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Is there any way to auto-reconnect with a specific PPTP connection on Android?

Every time my phone switches between networks (e.g. 4G to Wi-Fi) the established PPTP connection drops. I know there is a feature called Always-on VPN, but that seems to only apply to L2TP or IPSec ...
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Can I create a wifi network on my WiFi-only Nexus 7?

I have a Nexus 7 on which I'd like to create a wifi network, so that I can have my laptop connect to it. The goal is to transfer files back and forth (I have a server running on the Nexus 7). I'm not ...
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How to get my WiFi notifications back into English?

For some reason my WiFi notifications have started appearing in I think Polish, or something with a similar alphabet, I don't even have any such languages installed as far as I can see. This problem ...
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Is it possible for a telco provider to sniff HTTP packets of Wi-Fi through firmware?

Regarding privacy matters, I wonder if it is possible for mobile telco provider firmware (on stock distributions) to sniff all the outgoing HTTP requests of a Wi-Fi network without the need of the ...
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“Avoid poor connections” setting on Samsung Android 4.1.2

I am trying to connect to the wifi on my laptop, i have managed to connect using many other android versions, but a Galaxy S2 & S3 (both with Android 4.1.2) wont connect. I get a message saying ...
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Why is my Wi-Fi connection saying “no account found” when I try to connect via wireless networks?

I have enabled Wi-Fi. I try connecting to various networks, and during the IP address obtaining process, the notification will popup from the Wi-Fi app saying: "No account for ___________ network. ...
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One specific IP address blocked when using WiFi, works fine on 3G

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, I can access the IP address 109.123.110.128 using 3G absolutely fine always. However, when I switch to WiFi, every other IP address I have ever tried works, except this IP ...
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Connect a 3G Android phone with a WiFi-only tab to see phone call information on the latter

I own a WiFi-only Android tab and an Android phone with 3G. I use the tab regularly at work or while working out on the treadmill, and often I miss a phone call on my Android phone while using the ...
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can't connect to a wifi network because it is always stuck in “remembered” status

I'm using a home wifi network. Several days ago, my Samsung Galaxy S2 suddenly can't connect to the wifi network, and it is always in "remembered" status. I clicked on "forget" and was trying to ...
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Ice Cream Sandwich can't obtain IP address, what do I need to delete to reset wifi settings?

My phone is encountering that issue again where it won't connect to any wifi router. It would get stuck to "Obtaining an IP address..." and then later it will say it avoided the router for poor ...
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Can't connect to 802.1x Wifi network using TLS

I have Xperia S with 4.1.1 OS. I have installed needed certificates but when tried to connect to my corporate Wifi network: EAP: TLS Phase2: None CA certificate: corporate certificate User ...
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Auto Wifi logout

When I login to my home wifi network through my LG G2, the login page dies as soon as I minimize that window. I have tried logging in with chrome, firefox, opera but the same problem persists. The ...
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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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Is there an app to toggle proxy settings on non-rooted Android phones?

I am on a wifi network in China and occasionally wish to connect to an HTTP proxy I have set up on a shared computer to bypass the Great Firewall. As my computer isn't always on/with me, I wish to ...