For questions specifically about issues with WLAN network connectivity (via a wireless router) as opposed to questions related to cellular connections (2G/3G/4G, etc.).

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My phone stopped remembering wifi passwords!

For some reason that completely escaped me, this here Samsung S3 mini stopped connecting automatically to my home network, always requiring me to re-type the wifi password. Since then, I noticed that ...
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Android disconnects from Wi-Fi if I don't login to hot-spot. But there is no login needed

Today I connected to a Wi-Fi network with two options: Free access to intranet. No login required. Paid access to full internet access. Login and payment required. I just wanted to use the free ...
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No internet on Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 when connected to Windows Wifi Hotspot

I have followed the instructions to set up a virtual wifi hotspot on my Windows 10 machine (connected via ethernet to router) from LifeHacker. I have connected my iphone and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 ...
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Unable to reset proxy settings

After watching a video only available in a certain country using a proxy, I wanted to revert back to my regular connection. I went and removed it in my settings (Screenshot showing No proxy). ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 wifi option switches it self off when pressing it on

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305 (LTE) and this issue only started today. Im trying to connect to my wifi, but when trying to switch on the wifi from the settings or the notification tray, it ...
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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 do I input password to wifi sign on screen which has big red padlock symbol?

I'm trying to sign-in to a work network which is password protected, and password changes monthly. The first time I signed on OK, but since password has changed I get the sign-on screen for a second ...
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My wifi isn't working as it's supposed to work

I have an HTC Desire 601. My problem is: Yesterday i restarted it, and when the phone turned on, i wasn't able to connect to any Wi-Fi. When i turn it on, it waits a bit, and then turns off. What is ...
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Private communication over wifi but internet over 3G

I have a raspberry pi which creates an WiFi hotspot and I want my android app to communicate with the pi over that connection. The big problem now is that the pi has no internet access so I would like ...
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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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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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Wifi - “Error” , MAC Address is also unavailable

Just recently I Had to flash my boot partition back to it's Original, after a custom Kernel I was using had a few bugs. Upon flashing my original boot partition I used my phone as normal, but just ...
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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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Why some apps can't access internet using wi-fi?

I've been trying to update several antiviruses, they can't find server. Duck Duck Go app can't access internet too. Google Play and Chrome works fine. I'm using wi-fi shared by my laptop, in ...
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How to set signal strength threshold for switching WiFi on and off?

When the WiFi signal strength is low, the phone switches to a 4G network. When the WiFi signal strength is high, the phone switches to that WiFi network. This is normal behavior for any Android ...
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How do I get wifi and data functionality back?

Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon, but unlocked); Android 5.0.1 Wifi and data functionality have ceased to exist. I show good strong connections for both, but cannot get anywhere with either. Neither ...
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How do I turn on my tablet?

I have a Samsung SM-T110 (android tablet) and I was having WiFi problems so I decided to Factory Reset it. It shutdown and it booted into some different place where I wiped something (I wanted to wipe ...
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Play videos from another android device over wifi

Is there a way to play videos over a wifi connection (tethering/direct)? I'm using a Nexus 9 which is lacking a SD card slot. Therefore I want to play videos from my Android phone which has enough ...
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Permanent exclamation mark on wifi/mobile even when there is connectivity

My Nexus 9 running 5.1.1 always shows an exclamation mark for my Wifi networks and for the mobile data connection (from Airtel in India). This despite the fact that I am able to access the internet ...
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No WIFI connectivity

I have samsung s advance( v2.3.6 (Gingerbread)). On connecting to wifi it shows security policy restricts the use of unsecure wifi network. What might be the problem??
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How can I reboot my wi-fi router using Android terminal?

Which command should I use in android terminal for rebooting my wi-fi router? I have already tested connection, ping goes to wi-fi (192.168.1.1). Except ping, which operations can I do via android ...
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Many notifications show up when connected to WiFi

I have Moto G (2nd gen) with 3G connection. During my office hours I am constantly conncted to my 3G network and when I am to my home I connect to my WiFi network. I have noticed this unusual ...
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Lg G3 random reboots while it is connected to wifi or data connection

As soon as I toggle wifi or data , my LG G3 is getting restarted . I tried factory reset I tried different rom (everything lolipop 5.0) I restored to a working backup I had about 3 months before. The ...
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Reverse Tether Android Tablet without Rooting

What are some ways I can use an Android Tablet's USB cable to leech off a PC's wired internet connection? I have a PC with fast and unlimited internet and I want to connect an Android Tablet to it ...
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Cellular data shutting off when i shut off wifi and vice versa

I bought a motorola moto g gen 3 a few days back and encountered a bug i can't wrap my head around. First of: this post: Cellular data not working since 5.1 Lollipop flash adresses the same issue ...
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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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Can I use my phone as a WiFi-WiFi hotspot? [duplicate]

I have a (non-rooted) Sony Xperia Z3 with default Lollipop installed. One challenge I often run into is that I can connect to a WiFi network, and my friends with iPhone cannot (I've also encountered ...
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My Samsung galaxy tablet won't turn on the WiFi nor the Bluetooth

I can't turn on WiFi and Bluetooth. When I press the WiFi button (on the quick settings), it turns green for 3-6 seconds, then it turns back to white again (same as Bluetooth button).
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Do android devices unregister from their current wi-fi network?

I have an android device connected to my router through wi-fi. When I turn off the wi-fi does it unregister from the network? Also, when I turn off the device without previously turning off the ...
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treat wifi network X as cellular OR disable background wifi upload for one particular app on one particular network?

On a Nexus 5 running 5.1.1, I have the DS Photo from Synology set to do automatic background uploading of new photos/videos that show up to my NAS. Normally works great. The app includes a setting ...
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Use rooted android to capture all traffic on wan using monitor/promiscuous mode

Before I begin, I've searched quite a lot and haven't been able to find exactly what I'm looking for. I have a rooted Nexus 5 with Kali Nethunter installed. It's very easy to capture all network ...
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Can not access Internet on N9100 Android 4.4.2

I bought a smartphone (N9100) which is running Android version 4.4.2 (kernel version: 3.4.67). When I plugged the SIM card in the smartphone, I set Data connection to the name of the company that ...
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Tab4, WiFi & Bluetooth do not get enabled

I am new to this forum. I have a SAMSUNG Tab 4 bought from San Hose and brought to Bintulu, Sarawak Malaysia (a very remote corner of the world). The WiFi & Bluetooth does not get enabled now. The ...
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Wifi tells me it is disabled and can't connect

This has been happening for a while, but normally I could reset my wifi and it would return to normal. Starting a couple of days ago, I cannot connect to my wifi. It says it is authenticating then it ...
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Wifi won't turn on after rooting

I have an Epson Moverio BT-200 Wearable glasses with Android 4.0.4 and kernel "3.0.21-00003-OMAP-Android+". I rooted the glasses, tried every method without success until I found KingRoot, which ...
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Wi-Fi works well in other devices but shows “limited connectivity” in my Sony Xperia Mini Pro

I have a BSNL router in my house. I can connect and browse using Wi-Fi in my laptop and my brother's and dad's mobile but it shows limited connectivity in my Sony Xperia Mini Pro. It has WEP ...
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WiFi and data connection switches on automatically although I repeatedly turn off the two features

The WiFi feature and data connection in my tablet turns on automatically. After resetting, the problem goes away but as soon as I download programs that I need, the problem comes back. Anyone with ...
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QuizUp Try again Error

Whenever I run QuizUp at my home WiFi, it loads up perfectly fine i.e. it shows the history, titles, posts almost everything but when I go ahead and hit " Play" it search for opponents for a while and ...
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wi fi connection

I have a Samsung galaxy core2 for the past two years. it was working fine but allof a sudden the wifi in the phoe is not working. against the name for connection it shows "saved and secured" but ...
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Use cellular when connected to wifi

Is there a possibility to force an android phone to use cellular data when connected to wifi. For iOS I've found this ...
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Recover soft-bricked wrongly mounted Galaxy S4 gti9506?

I just rooted my SG S4 Android 5.0.1 with auto root and (a friend's) Windows Odin. Everything worked fine (root complete and SU installed) till I think I gave a bad mount command in the root directory ...
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Automatic popup for captive portal

I have a working access point on a rspbi, works perfectly with my captive portal on ios and os x based machines. But android does not popup a captive portal, and I can see the requests for ...
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huawei p8 lite wifi problem

from 10 days i bought p8 lite but the mobile having a problem when i'm being connected to my home wifi it runs some apps like. (facebook,youtube,twitter and any social) app but it when come to games ...
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Unable to connect to wifi router: Something wrong with configuration?

I needed some way to interact between my desktop and my android phone (Cynaogen). I got a router from my friend. To be clear, its not about getting access to internet, I just want to establish LAN ...
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Wifi not working on Samsung S3 (WifiStateMachine( 2240): Failed to load driver)

as I am really desperate now about the wlan problem on my Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 I am now going to post a question in the hope that someone might help me fix it. Problem description: I cannot ...
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How does the communication between Smartwatch and Smartphone work over the same Wifi?

I'm building a test setup, where I want to load some data from a server, which is based in my local wifi network. I already wrote every piece of code I need, but one question came up on which I ...
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Wi fi linking broadband to my android

i am using bsnl broad band for my pc iwant to use it for my android data connection for my lenova S5000-H MODEL, What network mode Ihave to select eighther GSM or WCDMA TO GET WLAN?
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How to manually remove wifi connection details

I have a problem with my rom where it does not successfully "forget" wifi connection details and so I find myself connected to the wrong unwanted network. I had a look at this thread which showed the ...
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How do I turn off Mobile data traffic that turns on automatically?

I have a Sony Xperia Z1. I have tried numerous times to turn off the mobile data traffic and Wi-Fi but straight after I turned it off, it comes on again by itself. This is the third day I am having ...
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Spike in Internet Download speed (according to app) when not accessing internet

I was connected to a public wifi, reading from my phone, but not doing anything in my application that clearly would have required internet access or activity. I noticed, via the notification from the ...