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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. ...
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Galaxy Note GT-N7000 won't connect to Google apps on Wi-Fi

My Samsung Galaxy Note says it's connected to my Wi-Fi at home, and I can get onto some websites. Google Mail, Google Search and Google Maps are not connected, but all will work if I switch Wi-Fi ...
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S4 wifi not connecting

I have a Samsung S4 and when trying to connect to wifi it comes up with a "sign into wifi network" notification. When I click on the notification it takes me into the browser but the login page does ...
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Why can't my device connect to my home Wi-Fi, but is able to connect to others?

Another user asked a question that covers the same grounds as my issue, but it has no answers and very few details about what was tried. My router is an DVG-G5402SP using the 802.11g standard and the ...
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Problem with connection to home Wi-Fi - how to debug?

My Android device (GT-S5570 running 2.2.1) is having connection problems with my home Wi-Fi network (ZyXEL adsl P-660HW-D1). The device connects ok, gets an IP address, and sees all other computers on ...
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Have to restart LG G2 a couple times to get Wifi to work

The wifi sensor on my LG G2 doesn't work until I restart the phone a couple of times. The wifi shortcut on the dropdown menu just keeps flashing and it it doesn't find any AP's then after 3 or 4 ...
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Which uses more battery? 4G lte internet or Wi-Fi?

I usually am within range of my Wi-Fi hotspot, and am using a Samsung Galaxy Note II. I've always wanted to know whether I'd have better battery-life if I was to turn off Wi-Fi? I have unlimited 4G ...
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Wifi automatically turns on persistently, despite configuration

I am using a Sony Xperia L (C2104) with Android 4.2.2 (Build number 15.3.A.1.17). I can only find one setting that would turn on Wi-Fi automatically, and it is the "Location-based Wi-Fi" setting in ...
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Connectivity issues with Windows 7 “hostednetwork” wifi hotstop

I have a 3g USB stick modem, connected to my Windows 7 laptop. I am sharing the internet connection using hostednetwork (Windows 7 facility to turn a laptop's wifi into an Access Point). Now... it ...
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Battery drain when wifi is off

I turned off my wifi connection and noticed a heavy impact on my battery life. In a few hours without any usage, it dropped more than the whole day before. See the drop at end while wifi (WLAN) was ...
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Trouble with Wi-Fi on GSM Galaxy Nexus running Jelly Bean

Am running 4.1.1 on a GSM Galaxy Nexus and continue to have very poor connectivity issues with Wi-Fi (everywhere, not just in my house). Other than having an unlocked bootloader and being rooted, the ...
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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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only 1 wifi arrow flashing

so connecting to my companies wifi i have to put my password in etc.. i never had a problem but today the wifi says im connected with 1 bar the up arrow flashes white but the down arrow does not flash ...
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Why can't my device see an ad-hoc WiFi network?

I am trying to connect my Galaxy Tab to the Internet through an ad-hoc network made via my PC. The PC ad-hoc settings are fine because I can use it from my iPhone and other devices.
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No Internet when another Android device is connected to router

Like the titles says, i have a weird problem. I have a brand new device A (Android phone V4.2, manufacturer is called "Vivax"-not very popular outside Europe), which is having problems accessing ...
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Turning on Wi-Fi on demand

Is there a way to reconnect to Wi-Fi whenever an application accesses the network? Background: I have a rooted e-book reader that runs Android 2.2 (Sony Reader PRS-T1). The system offers an option to ...
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Move photos from Android to PC wirelessly *in one step*

My Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD is full of pictures. I have Windows 7, the USB cable, WiFi and Bluetooth. Photos are stored both on internal storage and overflow onto the SD. I want to take all photos ...
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Android WiFi repeater programatically?

I live in a very remote area with very little cell reception, and my wifi does not reach certain areas of my house. I have my android phone, and I would like to make it a wifi repeater, but ...
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Open Wifi.swi file

So. I just came back home and i forgot that there is no wifi here. But i got a wifi network i know, which i was connected to and made a backup of my phone with Kies 3. In the backup, there is a ...
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Network Bridging on Android *NOT* just tethering.

I've got a rooted S3, and would like to emulate the 'network bridge' capability of, say, a laptop through a USB cable. Every thread I've come across points to setting up phones as wireless access ...
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how can i acces files on my pc remotely from my android? [duplicate]

i want to get files from my windows vista pc directly to my phone. i dont want remote control like i get from teamviewer. there are people using the computer while i am using my cell phone and i need ...
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Use data connection when WIFI has no internet access [duplicate]

My friend has a wireless router in his car that supports streaming music. I would like to stream music to this router from my google play (or other internet source), but as soon as I connect to his ...
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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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Wifi scanning for known networks that don't broadcast their SSID

When wifi is enabled, and the phone is not connected to a wifi network, it scans for known networks. I always thought that networks send out their SSID (like StarbucksWifi) and if this SSID is in the ...
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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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Apps and Play store not working with wifi behind proxy

I have access to a wifi network which works behind a proxy. I can use browser to surf the web. But google play store and all other app are not working as I could not find a way to issue my proxy for ...
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Unable To Open Google Play

I've encountering a problem. The problem is that i can't access my Google Play on a my Wi-fi. It is not on a particular tablet or phone. Its all the devices me an my family own. That includes 4 phones ...
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Free Wifi from businesses: I'm connected, but I can't surf the Net - can't open their intro page

Some businesses like coffee shops have free wifi and I don't have to type in a password. And my Android device can connect rather quickly. But some businesses have a signup/intro page that must open ...
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Can I connect my Android device to a laptop via WiFi to use file sharing?

How can I connect my Sony Xperia U to my laptop using WiFi to use file sharing? I tried normal connectivity by sharing my laptop WiFi and connect my Xperia U to the laptop -- but it only accesses the ...
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Phone forgetting networks after turning off wifi

Whenever adding a new wireless network, android seems to forget the network after disabling then re-enabling wifi. I am forced to manually connect to the network and enter the password each time. This ...
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How do you import CA certificates onto an Android phone?

I want to connect to my University's wireless using my Nexus One. When I go to "Add Wi-Fi network" in Wireless Settings I fill in the Network SSID and select 802.1x Enterprise for the security and ...