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how can I auto connect to open wifi?

I have Galaxy Note2. Is there a way to tell it to auto connect to open wifi when availble? Whitout me needing to scan and choose open wifi?
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How do I connect to a wifi ap and 3g network simultaneously?

When I turn wifi on my 3g connection shuts down, which is fine in most cases however I need to connect to a LAN at work that is not connected to the internet and I'd prefer not to lose my data ...
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How to enable dual networking in Android shell?

I have a rooted HR933 tablet running Android 4.4.2, and an embedded device with a Wi-Fi access point but no Internet access. I need the tablet's browser to be able to reach the device's web server via ...
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Authentication issue connecting a Huawei MediaPad T1 10 to Wifi

I am trying to Connect a Huawei MediaPad T1 10 to a Wifi network. The other Devices Connected to this network like PC's, IPhones, Android Phones are all working properly. Have tried 'forgetting the ...
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How to simulate a slow internet connection on an Android phone

I basically use internet using wifi which provides a very high speed internet and LAN connection. I would like to simulate a slow speed internet and LAN connection to understand how my web site works ...
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New Nexus 5X can't find my home wifi

I just booted up my new Nexus 5X and I immediately ran into a problem. The phone simply refuses to find my home WiFi network. It works perfectly fine on my old Nexus 5, on my Mac, on my kindle and so ...
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Wifi Sign in page

In latest android OS such as lollipop, There is this signing page that appears for public wifi hotspots, instead of the phone to load a browser like chrome after a user has connected to a wifi ssid, ...
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Unwanted WiFi proxy issue

I have a Nexus 7 Android tablet. When I connect to my WiFi at home it keeps automatically adding a proxy on localhost:3128 to the connection. When I remove the proxy it works for a few hours and then ...
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Phone seems to have WiFi connection, but loses connection to internet

It's a Cat B15Q, with Android 4.4.2, with most recent update as issued by Cat. I think it started with the most recent update. Unfortunately, Cat's support site doesn't work (you can't submit ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 WiFi Connectivity Problems with SOME Wireless Networks

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S3 that plays well with my wireless network at home and elsewhere but has major connectivity issues with the wireless network in my office. Nobody else has problems and I ...
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How can I find saved WiFi passwords within non-rooted phone? [duplicate]

I have Android phone which is non-rooted. How can I know the saved WiFi passwords in my phone?
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Only whatsapp is working on Wi-Fi and no other apps are connecting

I am using xolo q1000 opus. Only whatsapp is working on wifi or mobile data. But yesterday it worked fine. I cant open browser, play store, or any other apps...
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Unable to use apps that access the Internet on wifi

I have recently had a pretty weird problem with my new LG Shine Plus which I hope you guys could help, here is what I did: When I first sign up for the phone, I purchased a one month data plan just ...
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Can I use a USB Wifi Dongle in my Smartphone?

I would like to know if it's possible to use a USB Wifi dongle(like this one: Usb wifi dongle) could be put inside my smartphone and increasing it's wifi strength. Possible via a usb to phone adapter ...
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Cannot turn on WiFi - says “Turning on WiFi” and returns to OFF state

Since today I am not able to turn on the WiFi on my phone. When I try to turn it on it says Turning on Wi-Fi , but nothing happens and it just returns to OFF state. I would highly appreciate a ...
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Use Android Smartphone as gateway only

the situation is as follow: I have an existing Network with an access point and a switch + dhcp as well as dns server attached to it. No Internet, only local. Now I want to temporarily have Internet ...
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Is there a real time wifi traffic analyzer for Android?

I'm using SugarSync to sync files between my phone and computer, but am not sure if things are actually working as they should. It would be great to watch android network traffic in real time. ...
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How do I get my keyboard back?

I recently got an Android Polaroid 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 ...
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How can I prevent this wifi / mobile hotspot error?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 running Android 5.0.1, Lollipop. I use it as a wifi hotspot a lot. When I have wifi hotspot turned on, about every five minutes the phone displays this dialog... ...
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Stream music from Android phone to PC over WiFi

I've been searching on this site and can't find exactly what I'm looking for: I have a PC (can run Linux or Windows) that's connected to my surround-sound speakers. When my friends come around they ...
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Android Connected to Multiple WiFi

I recently got a new smart tv and a samsung s6. I have an ambitious project I would like to pursue. I want to do some screen mirroring, this works fine but with my wifi being fairly slow any real ...
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Android 4.0.4 - Wifi WPA-PSK hex password too long

I am currently trying to connect to a Wifi (WPA-PSK TKIP with 64-bit hex password). However my device - LG Optimus L9 with Android 4.0.4 - only allows to type in 63 characters. It seems that it only ...
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Retrieve WiFi password

How to get saved WiFi password from my android 5.1.1 without rooting? I checked the path /data/misc/wifi/ using adb pull from terminal, but it's empty
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Determine malicious app

I have a Google Nexus 5. Recently i had a problem about WI-FI, it just could not be turned on. I've found many suggestions how to fix that. None of them but turning on in safe mode solved the ...
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Wifi on when phone is off?

See this pic Is this normal or a bug or something? It states wifi is active though The device is turned off... Android 5 moto g2. Ive disabled "find my phone" via moto and google (at least I ...
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Change the server that Android uses for an internet connectivity check?

As far as I am aware, Android checks internet connectivity by connecting to connectivitycheck.android.com. On one of the WiFi networks I regularly connect to, they use web filtering, and block the ...
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Unable to download apps from google playstore via wifi

Is there any possibility to block app downloads from google play store via WiFi? I tried all the steps like Clear cache data from playstore app Delete google account and recreated it Factory reset ...
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Trading clipboard contents between phone and computer

Is there a way to send information on my phone (for example, an SMS that I started to type, that got way too long, and that I decided I want on my computer to send as an email instead) through the ...
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Can't Change WiFi Mac Address on my moto E

I am using rooted Moto E (XT1022) with Android 4.4, and want to change WiFi's MAC Address. I had tried installing BusyBox with Terminal and ran the following command: busybox ifconfig wlan0 hw ether ...
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wifi is getting turned off and mobile data is getting turned on automatically

I am facing a weird scenario in my android phone since 2-3 days. My wi-fi is automatically getting turned off and my mobile data pack is getting turned on. It has been cost effective 2-3 days. I ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to pre-download a YouTube video to view it later?

Is it possible to pre-download a YouTube video to view it later offline? I know this is a duplicate, but the functionality has been removed for a year, and no (automatic) alternatives to the problem. ...
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1answer
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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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3answers
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How to limit/throttle WiFi data speed on my Android device?

I am testing an Android application and need to understand how does the app behave on different internet speeds. An example of test case is: 1. set the maximum bandwidth to 20kbps and check how it ...
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How can a tabelt forget the SSID of a wifi network

We have a product that combines one Galaxy Tab 3 7"or Galaxy Tab 4 7" tablet, both wifi-only, with a Mikrotik RB951G-2hnd router. The Mikrotik has a hidden wifi network so we add it manually to the ...
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Do Android devices make active or passive scan when looking for WiFi AP

I would like to know if Android devices make active or passive scan when looking for the AP to connect. I've already made a test using Wireshark and wifi sniffer and it seems that while an iPhone ...
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How can I view detailed information on a WiFi connection on an Android device?

Background / Purpose I'm setting up a wireless network in which a Raspberry Pi works as the router & access point (following Adafruit's Guide). After getting it all set up, I tested the network by ...
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Locking applications to wifi only data connections

So I've switched to a tiered data plan. Is there a way to lock certain applications from using 3g/4g and instead only use connected wifi.
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Equipping the LG G Watch with WiFi

The LG G Watch is equipped with Bluetooth LE 4.0. However, unlike the Samsung Gear Live, the LG G Watch does not have a joint Bluetooth and WiFi Antenna, only a Bluetooth Antenna. Is there any way to ...
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Keeps forgetting just one of my wifi passwords

I originally thought I had the "google backup" bug (although I struggling to understand how that's not a fixable bug.) I've not changed a thing but for some reason the Samsung S5 (lollipop 5.0) on ...
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How to enable Wifi on an AVD

How can I enable WiFi on an AVD? I am emulating the Android version 2.3.3 API 10 and when I click WiFi in the phone settings menu it just says 'error'.
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my android phone can't access to any google related sites and services

I just recently bought a brand new asus zenfone go, everything is fine until I shut off my wifi and left home. I subscribed to a mobile data plan, of course. but i can't access any google related ...
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Wifi doesn't reconnect to known network

My phone fails to connect to wifi networks it has been connected to before. When this happens, even if I reenter the password it will not connect. But if I restart the device, it connects to the ...
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Can we connect to a Wi-Fi automatically?

Suppose I have wifi password for a particular connection,so can I connect to it automatically? Let's say I save the password on my server(Let's just say I have access to that),so can we connect to ...
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How can I enable the internet on other apps other than the web browser?

The wifi that I am using requires me to input a username and password for it to work. I can successfully do this on the web browser (chrome) as it brings up a webpage (ie 192.168.1.1/login). However, ...
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Android lollipop Wi-Fi murders battery

I have an unrooted galaxy S6, Verizon, and Android 5.1.1 on it.Each night I fully charge my phone, and it never leaves my pocket after 6 am or gets used until 2 pm. At 2, the battery may be around ...
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Decode and record H.264 video stream from Wifi transmitter to Android device

I am trying to decode the H.264 video stream that is being broadcasted from a WiFi transmitter. I want to be able to view the live video stream on my Android Device screen, take screenshots of the ...
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Restoring wpa_supplicant.conf [root]

I have a rooted Nexus 5 (Lollipop 5.1) which just decided to restart itself and clear out my saved WiFi passwords! Luckily I make regular manual backups of the wpa_supplicant.conf file from ...
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Changing the default login credentials to internet on my samsung phone

I bought a Samsung galaxy chat phone a few weeks back. I experienced difficulties downloading whatsapp at the workplace, where we have access to wifi. As a result, I enlisted assistance of a ...
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Using ADB with usb debugging disabled, and no root

I have an Android Device running Android 2.3.7 . The device is locked due to exceeding pattern attempts. So now Android is prompting me to enter my gmail id and password. The problem is, the WiFi is ...
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Permanently disabling wifi

Nexus 5, rooted running paranoid android. So my wifi stopped working about 4 months ago, I did ever reset under the sun. Jumped between ROMs all to no avail. Seems hardware related. That's fine I ...