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Android phone constantly loses Wi-Fi connection

My Android phone loses the Wi-Fi connection when I'm at home in the very short time after it is connected, usually around the first 30 seconds. Sometimes it works fine, but not often. When it isn't ...
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How does WiFi in android detect if the device has to sign in or not?

When the device tries to connect to an access point or router, it has to sign in on the captive portal page with the message saying "Sign in to Wi-Fi network". How does the access point/router ...
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HTC One M8 Network Name

I have a verizon HTC One M8 running Android 6.0. I recently noticed that the network name that appears on my routers DHCP list for this device is "X2E GmbH". I confirmed that this device is indeed ...
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Wifi speed start high, but goes down… only with this device

Connected to my wifi AP, I try a file transfer, it start at 1-2mb, but after a while speed goes down and transfer fails. Only in my tablet. My phone, friend's, phones and tablets go fine (all android, ...
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How to set up a network connection between Android phone and Windows PC without Internet

Is it possible to connect my Android phone (Galaxy S3) directly to my Windows (7) PC in such a way that I can make network connections to the PC from the phone, without a pre-existing WiFi network? ...
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Delete Known Wi-Fi networks

It seems someone, somewhere has removed the option to view remembered WiFi Networks in 6.0 (Marshmallow). I'm not sure if Android removed this feature, Samsung did, or Sprint did. How do I remove a ...
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ADB Debugging over wifi not connecting

So I am trying to connect my device to adb over wifi. I have been following this tutorial http://codetheory.in/android-debug-bridge-adb-wireless-debugging-over-wi-fi/ I have been doing this adb ...
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hostapd not working from adb shell

I have a LG G3 running 5.1.1 and I can successfully enable Portable Wi-Fi hotspot through the Settings menu. I can see my portable Wi-Fi SSID on another Android device when enabled through the ...
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Setting up an HTTPS proxy

I use proxifier to connect to an HTTPS proxy on the PC, what should I do in order to connect similarly on my Android smartphone? My Android version is 4.3, Jelly Bean.
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Wi-Fi Connection Issues

Very recently the Wi-Fi Connection on my Verizon Galaxy S4 has decided to turn itself off at will. This issue is device specific as I have other devices that are not experiencing this problem. The ...
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Create a mobile device lab with a mobile hotspot as the internet source

I've been working in some enterprise environments that have lots of issues with their wifi. I'm looking to create a mobile device lab, but they require accessible ip addresses and internet access to ...
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Galaxy Tab Pro SM-T520 does no longer see wifi networks

I had a very weird problem with my Galaxy Tab Pro SM-T520. After working fine for a while the tab suddenly was not able to see any wifi network. None of them. Not mine, not from my neighbors, just the ...
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Infamous Marshmallow WiFi battery drain

Yes, the infamous battery drain bug. I've tried every fix in the book and I can't solve the problem. I've got a Nexus 4 with Chroma (1/18/2016 build) and Hell's core(3.4.0-hC-b87-M) (Marshmallow). I ...
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samsung S3 SGH-T999 wifi connects but unable to surf except whatsapp and facebook messenger

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-T999). the problem that I have is when I connect to my wifi at home. It connects perfectly. Internet works for 15 to 20 seconds and then I can't. Wifi is still ...
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WhatsApp can't send pictures, links or recordings, just text messages when on Wi-Fi

So I changed my network provider for my Wi-Fi, got new Wi-Fi, way faster, but I can't send anything other than text messages when using WhatsApp. When on mobile data, it works just fine. Also, the ...
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How to prevent Android from persistently asking to Sign in to network login screen of Wifi?

When I connect to my wifi, it tells me to "Sign in to the wifi," which is perfectly not weird. I have to do this on my PC too and it's fine. The problem is that on Android it loses the cache or ...
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how to link two computers using android phone ? ( USB + WIFI )

i came cross a problem when i needed to connect two PCs . ( one have wireless connectivity [ wifi + bluetooth ] , and the other don't ) . so i needed to make my andoid phone to function as router : 1 ...
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Moto X 1st Gen - WiFi not working after upgrade to Android 5.1

My Moto X upgraded to Android 5.1 recently and since that happened I cannot connect to WiFi. When I try to connect to a saved network, it will briefly show "Connecting..." underneath the WiFi SSID, ...
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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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Device stuck on “obtaining IP address”, then sets network to “disabled”

I've just arrived at some place which offers wireless internet. When I try to connect my computer, it sends me to some specific URL in which I need to accept some terms of use, and then the Internet ...
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How can I seamlessly make my phone a network drive?

Back when I had an LG G2, it had this awesome feature called Wireless Storage. If you're not familiar with it, it essentially allowed you to tap a button to instantly turn your internal storage into a ...
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Help! Deleted wrong folders, now I can't connect to Wi-Fi. Nexus 5 - 6.0.1

So I was looking how to fix my Wi-Fi problems and stupidly deleted folders in /system using root access. The folders included: /data/misc/wifi /data/misc/dhcp /etc/wifi My phone (Nexus 5 - ...
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WiFi won't stay on after factory reset

I have PendoPad 7" tablet (PNDP5M7BLK) on Android 5.0.2. My wife reset it using factory reset, and the WiFi won't stay on so I can't connect to internet. Any ideas?
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My wifi files are deleted

I don't know why i did that but I deleted /data/misc/wifi folder. Then, i have tried to reset my device, but it didn't work. and now, there is no folder in /data/misc/wifi/sockets. there were 3-4 file ...
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Is there a way to prevent background application updating on both wi-fi and Mobile Data?

For mobile there is an option to prevent it but I would like to block the updates and background data on Wifi also because I am connected to a Hotspot that uses Mobile Data from another mobile phone.
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Why won't Android switch between wi-fi and 3G seamlessly?

I don't even know whether this is a good question. But it's annoying me and I don't get why it works so badly for me, and it's annoying me that I don't get it. Point is, when switching from one ...
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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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Location Error aftermoving

So I moved across the country (to Minnesota from Virginia) and now my location is always incorrect on my device, it shows my old home. I thought the initial problem was with the wifi but my wife's ...
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How can I restore remembered wifi networks and saved wifi passwords?

I know this question has been asked before and I have searched google for far too long to not have an answer. So the situation is I have done a data wipe and a clean install. During the setup ...
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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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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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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 ...