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For questions specifically about issues with wireless network connectivity (via a wireless router) as opposed to questions related to cellular phone connection methods (3G, 4G, Edge, etc.).

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Xperia Arc S Wifi Problem

I installed CyanogenMod 10. But I can't connect internet on Xperia Arc S. How can I fix it?
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Problems with wifi connection

I have a netgear router wnr2200 and sometimes, when I connect with my tablet android or my cellphone, there are some problems. Using chrome, sometimes the page can load and load, I have to reload it. ...
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bbm connection failure

I have a Samsung S3 mini and I downloaded BBM on my phone previously and it worked fine – until my BBM messages didn't go through at all. I then uninstalled BBM and downloaded it again, but whenever I ...
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How can I reset WiFi without rebooting the phone?

Sometimes WiFi networks are not picked up on my Moto G. Switching WiFi or flight mode on and off does not solve the problem, however a phone reboot does. Does anybody know of a way I can reset the ...
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My wifi turns on randomly and automatically.

I never turn my WiFi on because I have an unlimited data plan. I recently noticed that it is autonomously enabled randomly. How can I find the culprit that keeps turning my WiFi on? Is there a way I ...
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What application turn on wifi/GPS?

What application turn on wifi/GPS at specific moment (adb logcat or what tools to use, what strings look for)? What installed application able to turn on wifi/GPS? Or more generally how I can get ...
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Moto G cropped wi-fi icon at notification panel

In my Moto G (KitKat 4.4) when switching to Hebrew, the wi-fi icon gets cropped. After I switch back to English the wi-fi icon is intact again. Any ideas?
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How to connect to adhoc wifi on Nokia XL

Is there a way I can connect Nokia XL phone to adhoc wifi created using my laptop. I've had Nokia 900 which connected & Nokia N8 connects to the same wifi hotspot while none of Samsung (Android) ...
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Change default Hotspot IPAddress (192.168.43.1) or mac address [duplicate]

I have some 20 android devices. It seems all have the same IPaddress(192.168.43.1) and mac address(XX.XX.XX.XX.XX.XX). I have a problem. when I am switching hotspot of any device. And I am ...
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Why wouldn't my Samsung Galaxy SIII detect Wi-Fi networks?

The Wi-Fi component of my phone had stopped working. Tapping Scan in the Wi-Fi menu did not find any networks, and trying to add a network manually failed with the error "Failed to save network". I ...
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Send files from Linux to Android via ssh

I want to send some specific files from my linux PC to my android device. I'd like to send it automatically using terminal commands, so there will be no drag and drop files. I don't know what is the ...
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Wifi connection issues

Yesterday, we changed the service provider of the office wi-fi and since then, my Samsung Galaxy Tab3 (8.0) working with Android 4.2.2, has stopped recognising my office wi-fi. It is working well on ...
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How to store a wifi password?

My previous phone was saving automatically my wifi password. I now have a LG OPTIMUS L1 II, but it is asking for the password each time. Is there a way to tell them to save it?
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Is it possible to force an app to use cellular data instead of WiFi? [duplicate]

Our local office provides free public WiFi for phones and tablets, but blocks access in ways that means that some applications (like WhatsApp) are unable to connect. Is there any way to configure ...
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Cannot access library e-resources on campus

I own a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet(Wi-fi only model) featuring Android 4.1.2. My problem is that I cannot access and use library e-resources on campus although I have my tablets MAC address registered ...
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Multicast dns registers hostname based on IP address

I would like to use avahi/zeroconf to do ssh logins to devices which are connected to the local network by wifi. Since I do not have control over the wifi routers I cannot assign fixed IP-addresses to ...
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Wi-Fi in Android JellyBean

I am using Android Jellybean source code.and the Wi-Fi is connecting properly with the interface name wlan0.I wanted to make it mlan0 and made changes in init.rc file as set.prop wifi.interface mlan0 ...
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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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What could be the source of error for this kind of android wireless (wifi) disconnection?

Recently there was wifi connection problem for my LG G2 (Android 4.4.2). It has internet connection and was able to connect to AP but sometimes it faces connection drop, no wifi connected although the ...
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Restrict particular apps from syncing depending on current WiFi connection

Is there an app that will allow full sync functions to only occur when connected to particular white-listed WiFi and / or keep selected accounts from syncing when on other away / public / non ...
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my nexus 7 keeps getting hacked

I have a crazy stalker. He keeps on getting into my WiFi and on my nexus 7 I've already changed internet providers. He has even hacked my phone I deleted everything from my nexus and 2 days later he ...
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Android package for accessing 5 GHz wifi information like RSSI? [closed]

Is there a package file for android that I can access information of WiFi operating at 5 GHz. information like scanning the wifi networks available in 5 GHz bands, accessing RSSI of all the APs ...
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My Nexus 4 won't connect to secured Wi-Fi networks

My Nexus 4 suddenly stopped connecting to secured WiFi networks. I had an issue like this before, but it worked again when I reset the phone. The phone connects to open Wifi perfectly fine. I'm on ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace can't connect to home wifi

Any other gadget in the house can connect to the wifi except my samsung galaxy ace. It says "Connecting", then "Disconnected", then "Disabled. Secured with WPA/WPA2 PSK". I've tried the #.#5 ...
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Unreliable Wifi on Cyanogenmod

I installed Cyanogenmod 11 on an HTC One. There are a few quirks, but mostly everything works. The only real annoying thing is wireless doesn't work reliably. I have a Netgear N900 wireless router ...
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Galaxy Mini S3 asks for wifi sign in on networks that don't require sign in

On my home and work network after some time my phone gives me a"wifi sign in required" message even though they don't require sign in
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How to force the mobile data (3G/4G) connection on a single app like Google voice recognition?

When an android phone is connected by both wifi and mobile data (3G/4G), it will preferentially use wifi since this saves battery and mobile data bandwidth. However, my mobile connection is more ...
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Avoided poor Internet connection on Samsung Galaxy

The connection to my work Wi-Fi just failed. Below the network name, my phone is saying Avoided poor Internet connection. Also, how do I get to DHCP on Samsung Galaxy Straight Talk?
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Simplest way to transfer files from PC to Android device (wireless)

What's the simplest way to transfer files (often around 100 MB) from PC to Android device, with wireless connexion ? Should I use an application for this? Remark 1 : I want to set "wifi=off" after ...
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How can I make my Galaxy Tab 3 authenticate with my Sky Router?

I have just tried to connect my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8") to a Sky Netgear Router. In the black bar at the top the WiFi icon has a question mark in it. On the Settings page, in Wi-Fi, it alternates ...
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internet works only when on charging

I have huawei ascend y200, also I have problems with wifi. First there was a problem with obtaining IP address, but I fixed it with static IP. It worked for a while, but now it works only when charger ...
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Canvas 4 support for DLNA or Wi-Fi Direct

Does Canvas 4 have or will have DLNA or Wi-Fi Direct? Also, when will it get an Android upgrade?
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Unable to view pictures on the Twitter app while using specific Wi-Fi

I am using Motorola Moto G with KitKat 4.4.2. I can use the Twitter app from my home Wi-Fi or mobile data without any issue. But when I connect the Wi-Fi of my friend's home, I can't load images from ...
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Signal and Wi-Fi coverage loss on Samsung Galaxy S4

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 (i9505), rooted with CyanogeMod 11. Recently, I moved to the stock Samsung ROM with the KitKat update, and I noticed a big loss on both signal and Wi-Fi coverage. How do ...
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In Android CyanogenMod, what are these (bcmdhd_sta.bin_b#) files for?

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 Device with CyanogenMod version:10-20121110-NIGHTLY-i9300. In the path /system/etc/wifi I found the following files: bcmhdh_sta.bin_b0, bcmhdh_sta.bin_b1, bcmhdh_sta.bin_b2 ...
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samsung galaxy tab gt-p 1000 wifi icon trouble

My samsung galaxy tab gt-p 1000 is working fine. Previously the wifi icon on the top of the screen used to be a dot alongwith 4 semicircles of 60 degrees. Since last 3 days this icon has disappeared ...
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Is it normal for Wi-Fi to always be on?

I have a Nexus 4 running CyanogenMod 10.2.1.-mako. While trying to figure out why my battery life seems to be shorter than usual, I have noticed that my Wi-Fi is constantly on. Shouldn't the Wi-Fi ...
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how do I restrict my android phone to just my home and work wifi?

My android phone keeps connecting to random public wifi's that don't work very well. So I turned off wifi completely. Is there a way to say: use wifi if either my home wifi or work wifi is available, ...
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Can't enable WiFi, no MAC address

I have a O+ mobile phone model 8.52 running Android JellyBean. And I can't connect to wifi. I can't swipe WiFi on and off on my phone, then I tried to check my WiFi MAC address and I did not see ...
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Cannot connect to internet on my tab

I have a bsnl broadband connection secured with WPA/WPA2 PSK. My laptop and symbian are connecting well to the connection. But my tablet (running android 2.2) is not detecting the connection. It is ...
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Wi-Fi passwords are forgotten

My nexus 4 is not storing new Wi-Fi passwords. Each time I want to connect to a previous connected Wi-Fi I have to re-enter the password. I found that in Settings > Backup & Restore everything ...
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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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Does the phone consume less power when 3G disabled Vs 3G & WiFi Enabled?

I found couple of questions about it but they are two year old. So Is it better to disable (in the top panel) 3G when I have an active WiFi connection and disable WiFi (in the top panel) when I ...
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no password field on internet connect

So I got a new phone (Moto G) about 3 days ago (newest version os) and I've tried to connect to my school's internet, which requires usename/id and password. However, when I try to connect on my phone ...
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Android tablet pc will not connect to (router) wi fi [duplicate]

New android tablet (version 4.2.2) will not connect to fios router. Keep getting "avoided poor internet connection" message. I don't know what to try to correct this androids problem!!
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How to connect Android mobile with PC using Teamviewer app using Wifi connection without internet?

I know we can use the teamviewer app to connect to PC using internet connection for remote desktop connection. But I want to know if it is possible to connect the PC with Phone using the Wifi ...
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Make phone calls using a computer through an Android phone, both connected by WiFi

I have a computer and Android phone connected by WiFi. I want to use my computer to make calls through the phone. Is there any way to do this?
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android 2.3.6 wifi does not show list of AP

After I switch default storage from Internal memory to External SD card, the wifi manager of Android 2.3.6 does not show the list of available AP most of the time. I tried to delete ...
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Android tablet/device with 2 wifi adapters

Is there a way to add a 2nd WiFi adapter to an Android device? I'm looking to use an Android based device as a proxy for an upcoming pentesting project. I know I can use a laptop or another device ...
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Connect my Android phone to a WiFi hotspot from my laptop

I want to connect my rooted HTC Ville to a WiFi hotspot I made with my laptop, since I don't have WiFi at home. I'm running fedora 20 on my laptop and CM 11 on my HTC One S. I can see the WEP ...