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How do I turn off the cellular radio without disabling bluetooth?

I have an old Motorola Droid that is no longer subscribed on any Verizon service. I still use it for things like web browsing, ebooks, and along with some wireless stereo headphones, music. I've ...
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Why does my device turn Wi-Fi on by itself?

Similar to Why does HTC Incredible S turn Wi-Fi on by itself?, it seems my Samsung Galaxy Victory will turn on Wi-Fi at random times. It establishes a connection if certain networks are in range (i.e. ...
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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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Add WiFi connection settings for an Android device using computer

How do we setup WiFi connection settings for an Android device using a computer?
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Tablet not connecting to my home wifi router

I have a micromax funbook p300 tablet with a custom rom installed android ver 4.1.1 Before some days it was connecting to my wifi router. But now it is not getting connected to the router, though it ...
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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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Android TCP connection hangs on shaky internet connection

What happens is that the WiFi connection is established and the client connects to our server but data stops sending receiving from the WiFi. the connection does not drop but the internet does as if ...
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how to connecting internet in my galaxy core 2 through wifi

I cannot access internet through WiFi. When I switch ON WiFi and turn off mobile data then I cannot access the internet. But when I switch ON WiFi and mobile data then I can access internet. How can ...
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Ending Session message

Recently a message has been popping up when I turn off my WiFi, in and oval box saying "ending session", which never used to happen. I would just ignore this if it wasn't for my phone seeming to slow ...
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Wifi, connected but not connected

I have a peculiar problem with my Kobo Arc, which runs on Android 4.1.1. When this device connects to my Dynex router, it goes through the whole "Authenticating" "Obtain IP address" "Connected". No ...
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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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Wifi auto rejoin issues on Nexus 5 / Android 4.4

Here's a problem I've been experiencing with my new Nexus 5: I leave my home wifi (which I was connected to). I then go to work where there is a wifi network I've previously joined. However, my Nexus ...
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android S3 wifi problems due to update

After the update, my phone tries to connect to wifi networks (which my tablet connects to just fine) and then says "internet not available". How do i solve this?
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how to connect to internet on my lenovo a390 mobile using wifi

i can't connect to internet with my lenovo a390 mobile using WiFi connection. i already open my data connection but when i am about to browse youtube, play store and Google chrome it says that my ...
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1answer
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Why wifi file transfer does not work in my S5?

I got my S5 yesterday. I have tried to use Wifi transfer pro and dooblou wifi file explorer to transfer file to my S5 external SD card, but they don't work. What I see is that my external SD does not ...
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Video data location from external camera?

Can anyone tell me the file, directory or path in an Android device that camera data would be sent to from an external video camera that is connected via WiFi or Bluetooth (like a WiFi enabled GoPro ...
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How can I limit a wifi hotspot to be AC only

Every now and then I need to tether my laptop to my phone, so I simply turn on the wifi hotspot and connect. Unfortunately sometimes the wifi channels in the 2.4 ghz frequency are rather crowded, ...
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The WiFi connection on my Dell XCD 35 (Froyo) times out

I recently bought the Dell XCD35, one of the biggest issues I'm facing is that it keeps disconnecting from an established (and saved) WiFi network and I need to manually select 'Connect' for it to get ...
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Note 3, Android 4.4.2, forgets wifi password

since an update 5 months ago my note 3 occasionally forgets my wifi passwords. Sjnce I have it set to jump to 4G cell data, I am accidentally using up my mobile data allowance. This happens only ...
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Avoided poor internet connection?

After connecting with something with my mobile-sim internet. Now I can't connect to either mobile-data , or wifi . In wifi I get the error Avoided poor internet connection , and when using the sim for ...
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Wifi activity shows it's always on even though it's not on

check out this screenshot i just made: Why is the Wi-fi activity bar blue for the last 25 minutes, when my wi-fi was off for 23 minutes? i have tasker which is set to turn off wi-fi when the ...
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Android wifi hotspot shows up no matter where I am

I'm having some odd behavior on my Galaxy S3. Suddenly, there's another Wi-Fi hotspot showing up, which shouldn't be weird, except it shows up literally everywhere I go. I work in Austin, but live an ...
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Stop connecting to a particular wifi network based on my location

I'm trying to get my head aroud how to use Tasker to solve a problem I face. In short, I am exposed to two wifi networks that have the same SSID, 'NETGEAR' . One is in use at my parents, and my phone ...
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Galaxy Mini can't connect to the Internet over Wi-Fi

I purchased a Galaxy Mini with 2.2.1 a few days ago and I can connect to my home network (the wireless icon appears) but I can't surf on the Internet. I verified it got an IP correctly and tried many ...
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Can I use my android as a wifi bridge without a USB?

Can I merge two exsisting WiFi connections without the use of a laptop or usb inorder to create a more stable and faster, internet (wifi).I have an HTC 1.
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1answer
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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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Wi-Fi connected but there is no internet access

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Advance (Android upgraded to 4.1.2 Jelly Bean) which I got only one month before. Wi-Fi was initially working great, but now it doesn't have any internet connection even if ...
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S5 automatic notifications

My S5 device is automatically connecting to the wifi in range, receiving notifications (such as what's up, facebook etc...) then turning wifi off. Wifi timer is always disabled. Any solution please?
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Android 2.2 Galaxy S SGH-T959 kernel update with netfilter

I can't seem to find a kernel update for this phone that would include netfilter. Does anyone know a different way to install netfilter on this phone?
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Tethering an Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) using Wifi

I'm trying to get tethering to work. I've used the built-in functionality, setup my phone as an AP and connected to the wireless network. I get an IP (192.168.43.26) and I can ping the gateway ...
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How to deal with sporadic WiFi

As I zip down Broadway in a bus in Vancouver, I pick up a ShawOpen WiFi signal every few hundred feet. Sometimes, at a stop, or during slow moving traffic, this is enough signal to start a page load ...
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4answers
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How do you determine if you're using Wi-Fi or LTE?

On Android, how do you tell if you're connected through Wi-Fi or some other type of connection like LTE or 3G? If I'm sitting at a Starbucks and I sign-in to their Wi-Fi, my phone has both the Wi-Fi ...
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Can not connect to PC from Android via ES Explorer

Before, I used ES Explorer to connect to PC ok. Recently, I've just change the modem, and my Android Phone can not connect to PC anymore. I think it would be a setting on my modem, but GOOGLE can not ...
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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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How to share my Android phone's wifi connection to other phones? [duplicate]

Now there is only one Android phone can connect to wifi AP, now I want to share its wifi connection to other phones, Is it possible? How can I do?
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How to connect Android 4.2.2 car unit to internet

My Android 4.2.2 car unit provides my gmail but will not connect to any other net connections eg. Pandora Message is" "Cannot connect to network. Check your connection & try again". Another ...
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Can I charge my AT7-C8 Toshiba tablet with an inexpensive USB charger instead of a Toshiba brand charger?

I don't want to spend 30.00 on a USB wall charger if I don't have to. Can a cheap USB charger work to charge my AT7-C8 Toshiba tablet?
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Why does Android prompt me with “Enter the credential storage password” when I attempt to connect to a secured WiFi network?

When I connect my iPhone to a secured WiFi network (at work), I'm prompted for my Username and Password. (And then I'm prompted to accept what I presume is an SSL certificate.) But when I select the ...
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internet slow on my tablet

I know this question has been asked over and over and I have searched for an answer but no one seems to have an good result. I have a new Prestigio Multipad 10.1. It's a nice tablet but I'm ...
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Wifi Connection Problem

I am staying in hostel where i get WiFi facility.Using netcut application some are blocking the net connection.I can use internet in laptop using netcut defender but i am unable access in my phone.I ...
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What Android phones are ANT+ hardware enabled?

I'm trying to gather information regarding ANT+ hardware support in Android phones. Basically, what Android phones have ANT wireless hardware? ANT and ANT+ ( http://thisisant.com/ ) as wireless ...
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How to stop an application using the mobile network

The kindle app on my android phone does not allow me to disable download over mobile (i.e. set it to only download over wifi). Is there any way I can do this externally? i.e. via another app or ...
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Your Internet connection is unstable message [closed]

I would like to know how to get rid of the message "your Internet connection is unstable?
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Unable to enable Wifi/Bluetooth

I have a HTC One X , Android 4.2.2, everything worked as a charm, but suddenly my WIFI/Bluetooth functionality stopped working. I cant see any WIFI network and cant turn WIFI on/off. It just shows me ...
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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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Create ad hoc network on phone

Simply, I want to connect my iPad mini to my android phone that has no internet connection. I need to be on the same network to airplay to the phone via dlna/airplay. I am fine with rooting the ...
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Nexus5 not connecting to only my wifi network

I have a very peculiar problem with connecting my new nexus5 to my wifi router @ home. Here is the background: I recently bought Nexus 5 and a new wireless modem/router(D-Link2750u)...The first day ...
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Can Android phones/tablets access W-Fi network drives?

There are many WLAN routers currently available which have a USB port to connect external HDDs. These are than easily available on Windows machines directly in Windows Explorer, they look like common ...
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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?