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Galaxy S4 Wifi and Data is connected but doesn't work

I have had my S4 for just over a year. A few weeks ago I started having a problem where my WiFi and Mobil Data would both be on, and have a signal/be connected to a network, but every app that uses ...
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How do I find out what wifi chipset my phone has?

I've got LG Optimus One phone (model LG-P500h). How do I find out what wifi chipset my phone has? Is there a general mechanism that will work for all phones?
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Log for WiFi on Android Tablet

Is there a log that records WiFi connectivity events/issues? I keep getting disconnected when using my Nexus 10 tablet and other devices on the same network do not.
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Receive calls on Wi-Fi via Google Voice

I don't have good cell reception in my house and I'd to have my Google Voice number forward to my phone on Wi-Fi when I'm home. Can I just use Google Voice or do I need a third-party app to do the ...
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Using an Android phone as a cordless headset

I know there are some cordless phones which allow adding Android phones as additional headsets (e.g. http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/KX-PRW130W or ...
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Destination host unreachable while using WiFi on 2.2

I upgraded my HTC EVO to 2.2 using a ROM I found online. (Sprint's OTA update wouldn't work) All has been well, but I have been having troubles with my WiFi. I can connect to any AP, security or not, ...
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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 ...
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Samsung Ace 3 - S7270 - Wifi and recovery mode problem

My Samsung Ace 3 does not detect any Wifi networks, and it cannot connect to Kies. My wifi network is fine, and there are lots of wifi networks in the area, but my SGA3 does not detect any of them ...
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How to hide the wifi icon on the Status (Notification) bar

I read this question How to hide status bar notification icons? But i want to remove only the Wifi Icon in the Status bar of my Android Mobile. How can i do this ? Or Is there any app to do this ? ...
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Google+ auto backup jams up my WiFi network

For months I tried to track down a ping issue (high ping; disconnect & reconnect my router; low ping for about 20 minutes; high ping again). Turns out, thanks to this answer, it was the Google+ ...
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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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How to force wpa_supplicant to connect to AP and skip scanning

I have been using wpa_supplicant to connect to an AP on an Android device running ICS. I have defined a few APs within the network block in the wpa_suplicant.conf file. The problem is every time the ...
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Can I access the Intenet via WiFi if my phone has no SIM card?

I want to use WhatsApp on Samsung GT S5830 in Japan, but I do not have a SIM card for my phone. Can I use the Internet on my mobile via WiFi?
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How to use one Android phone as a handsfree device to another (via WI-FI)?

I have an extra Android device (a mobile phone, Samsung Galaxy Y Duos, S6102B, Android 2.3.6 - rooted), that I call D1 here, and would like to use it as my "car brain", like a low-cost multimedia ...
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Cubot S208 Avoided Bad Internet Connection, How do I disable? [duplicate]

we're hoping somebody out there can help us with a new Cubot S208 smart phone we've just bought. We've been using it for a couple of weeks on various wi-fi networks and not experienced any problems ...
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Wifi disconnects during sleep

I noticed recently that, when I would use my phone after it had been sleeping, wifi wouldn't be connected and it would have to connect. I went into advanced wifi settings and ensured that "Keep Wi-Fi ...
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Tablet radiation (RF vs EMF ) [closed]

I own a tablet without 3G/phone functionality but equipped with Wi-fi There is a lot of mixing up RF (radio frequency) with EMF (electric magnetic field) when looking for health issues arising from ...
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Prestigio PSP5457DUO Android 4.2.2 does not connect to my academic network

In my university, I have a free internet WiFi access with eduroam system. However (double-checked the login and password already) I can not connect to the network with my phone :( All the security ...
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Is there a way to use the mobile network for data when connected to a WiFi network? [duplicate]

I have two devices that I routinely connect to my android phone through WiFi that do not offer internet: When in my car, an OBDLink MX WiFi ...
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need help getting wi-fi on my android LGL35G

How do I use my netgear WNCE2001 universal wi-fi internet adapter to get wi-fi on my LGL35G mobile phone?
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Play music from PC on Android

If I have shared a folder on my computer that has all my music in it, is it possible, when connected to the same Wifi network with my phone (Nexus One, Gingerbread), to play this music on my phone? ...
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Android Wifi with same name

I want to know if i add wifi network with say ssid="test" can i anyway add same ssid="test" with different configurations like ip and gateways? EDIT : Suppose wifi has been configured with below ...
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Change Input Method without unlocking the phone?

Recently, I've installed a WiFi Keyboard application to my Android phone. This way, since both the phone and my computer were connected to the same WiFi network, I could access the phone's keyboard ...
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Using a wifi dongle to monitor network

I have an android smart box with a built-in wifi and I want to add a dongle to the box so that I can monitor the network. I have found a similar question with somewhat vague answer(at least to me); ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 wi-fi connection problems

When I try to connect to wi-fi on my Samsung Galaxy S4 a message comes up, checking the quality of your internet connection and then network disabled because internet connection is slow. This happens ...
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What causes Android to have slow WiFi performance?

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII (GT-I9100 with Android 4.0.3) and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1(GT-P7500 on Android 4.0.4). They both perform awfully slow on WiFi for internet related Apps. Either Facebook, ...
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Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn't keep wifi connected despite settings

My Galaxy Tab 10.1, 16GB Wifi only version, disconnects the WiFi whenever the tablet goes into sleep mode. I have ensured that I have selected to never sleep in advanced WiFi settings. I downloaded ...
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Airplane Mode Timer that LOCKS

I have found airplane mode apps where I can set a timer for when it comes on. However, I can't find anything that requires a password to turn it off. I need to set it up on my friend's phone for his ...
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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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Samsung Glaxy S5 Wifi Not in Range

I have Samsung Glaxy S5 device with some other devices. The Wifi is working every device except in Glaxy S5 device. But when I go to Wifi settings I see 2 connections 1) MyWifi 2) NVRAM Warning: Err = ...
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Nexus 4 not connecting to google server(haven't cleared google service framework) [duplicate]

I am using nexus 4.. In my case it is something different.. I am able to browse through browser and even my gmail app is working fine.. but my wifi icons are orange in color(Kitkat 4.4.4)..needs to be ...
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Force mobile data use while wifi is on

My wired connection is currently down, so my router's Wi-Fi does not connect. My phone's mobile data works fine. I want to mirror my phone's screen to my tv and watch YouTube. The problem is that to ...
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Can android phones play DVD-format movies over WIFI?

I have ripped my library of DVDs to my home server. I play them over WiFi from other PCs. Can an Android phone with HDMI out do the same thing as a media center PC, playing these movies over the ...
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“Internet not available” error while trying to connect to wifi

I have a samsung galaxy chat B5330 device. Whenever I try to connect it to wifi, I get various errors as follows, Using DHCP :- Here it shows a "obtaining IP address" message but never connects. ...
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Can I use wifi or Bluetooth to get the same kind of connection to my phone that I can with USB?

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android 4.4.2, and I also have a laptop and desktop computer, both running Ubuntu 14.04. In order to access or transfer files from phone to computer, I can ...
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Battery impact of Android always on wifi location scanning

Google Now is popping up a card that reads: Improve my location For more accurate location, let Google search for Wi-Fi connections, even when Wi-Fi is off. Is this likely to have an impact ...
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Access Android Phone on local wireless network from Windows device

Is what the subject implies possible? Typing \\{phone IP} doesn't seem to work as it would with other Windows running devices on the same network. Thank you.
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how to measure the RSSI strength signal between peers using wifi direct?

there is no feature to measure the RSSI between peers in Wifi-direct, so how to get RSSI between them. actually i go under API for WIFI to see how they measure WIFI RSSI So i see that they send ...
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How can I access data (such as WiFi keys) in an encrypted Titanium backup?

How can I decrypt an encrypted "Titanium Backup" backup using standard (linux) tools? Example: Wi-Fi serves as a practical example, many other uses may apply to the solution I'm looking for. If I ...
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VPN doesn't work on HTC Desire over WiFi

My phone is HTC desire, Android 2.2. It seems to connect to the VPN server while using WiFi, but the broswer and other applications can't be access the Internet any more. The connection is ...
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Can't connect to Wi-Fi with special characters in the name

I have a Moto G running Android 4.4.4. I am trying to connect to a Wi-Fi network with an accented character in the name. The network's name is 'Sala de Reuniões', but it appears to the device as: ...
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Connect to internet via proxy

My office network is connected via proxy. While I connect to the internet(via browser) using mobile Wi-Fi, it asks for user name and password. When I enter the user name and password, it connects to ...
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How to reset Wi-Fi settings?

Somehow Wi-Fi stopped connecting on my phone. It is not a hardware issue, as it does work when I perform a reset. What files do I need to delete to get Wi-Fi back working? I don’t want to reset my ...
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Android Nexus 5 knows password of WiFi he was never connected to!

I just bought a new Nexus 5 after using a Nexus 4 for about a year. After turning it on and using it at work, I go home and as soon as I turn the WiFi on the phone it connects to my home network ...
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WiFi does not turn on Sony Tablet S

After a prolonged screen off turning on WiFi on Sony Tablet S android 4.0.3 (release5a) results in "Turning on WiFi" status message in the available WiFi networks pane for a very prolonged time. Then ...
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ICS Wifi not blue and internet not working

I just bought a Phone here yesterday running with Android ICS, the first time I used the wifi was ok, no problem. But now, the wifi is not working sometimes even I have a strong wifi connection. My ...
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is there an app that can turn off wifi for me when screen goes off?

my device is kindle fire hdx 8.9. there isn't such setting as Settings -> Wireless and network -> WiFi settings -> (menu button) Advanced -> Wifi sleep policy
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Very specific Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 Wi-Fi problem

I've got a fairly odd problem and have not been able to find a solution for months... I have n Asus MeMO pad HD 7 (ME173X) running Android 4.2.2 which usually does just fine connecting to Wi-fi to ...
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Where do I configure DNS and IP settings in HTC Desire S?

HTC Desire S seems to have very scarce WiFi settings. I'm trying to debug a Wifi connectivity issue and looks like it might be a DNS problem. I Googled and looks like many Android devices have some ...
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Freeze on lockscreen if wifi or data enabled

I have an Acer Liquid E2 and since a few months I've got a lot of freezes everyday. It happens when the Wifi or Data is enabled and when the screen is off, I'm unable to switch it on, it stays off. ...