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Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater?

Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater? Imagine situation when you can access a weak Wi-Fi signal from a free hotspot (coffee shop) signal near window, but want to work in the middle of the ...
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Canvas 4 support for DLNA or Wi-Fi Direct

Does Canvas 4 have or will have DLNA or Wi-Fi Direct? Also, when will it get an Android upgrade?
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internet works only when on charging

I have huawei ascend y200, also I have problems with wifi. First there was a problem with obtaining IP address, but I fixed it with static IP. It worked for a while, but now it works only when charger ...
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“Avoided poor Internet connection” on LG G2

I'm trying to connect to my home's wireless router with my new LG G2 (running version 4.2.2) and it keeps saying "Obtaining IP address..." for three minutes, then momentarily saying "Saved, secured", ...
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Is there a in-built setting to login to public hotspots?

I have a SIM-lock free Galaxy W with Android 2.3.6 on it. The other day in the public library I found out that I was not able to login anyhow to the public Wi-Fi. It shows that the DHCP gives the ...
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How to share Android “Reverse-tethered” internet via Android WiFi?

Before going into main question, we do know that : we can do Reverse Tethering from PC into android (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1371345) And we can share current phone internet ...
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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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Is there a SMB Server app that does not require root access?

I'm looking for an SMB Server app for my HTC Hero (Android 2.1) so I can share the contents of my SD card and phone memory over the WiFi network like a regular Windows file share. I'd like one that ...
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Galaxy S3 won't connect to WiFi

I have a Galaxy S3 and a data plan. I prefer using wifi whenever possible. I tried to connect to a few networks, both private and public but I always get the same result: phone will say ...
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Why am I not able to view pictures on the Twitter app while using specific Wi-Fi?

I am using Motorola Moto G with KitKat 4.4.2. I can use the Twitter app from my home Wi-Fi or mobile data without any issue. But when I connect the Wi-Fi of my friend's home, I can't load images from ...
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How to connect Android mobile with PC using Teamviewer app using Wifi connection without internet?

I know we can use the teamviewer app to connect to PC using internet connection for remote desktop connection. But I want to know if it is possible to connect the PC with Phone using the Wifi ...
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Force all wifi traffic through VPN?

Is there any way to force Android to route all (but ONLY) public wifi traffic through a PPTP VPN? My phone basically has three connectivity scenarios: AT&T's HSPA+ or LTE. I don't want to use a ...
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Signal and Wi-Fi coverage loss on Samsung Galaxy S4

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 (i9505), rooted with CyanogeMod 11. Recently, I moved to the stock Samsung ROM with the KitKat update, and I noticed a big loss on both signal and Wi-Fi coverage. How do ...
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My WiFi does not work in Sony Ericsson

My Sony Ericsson X8's wifi has stopped working about a few weeks after rooting and installing the GingerDX v030. Even though it is turned on and scanning, it does not connect to any WiFi. I have ...
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Is it normal for Wi-Fi to always be on?

I have a Nexus 4 running CyanogenMod 10.2.1.-mako. While trying to figure out why my battery life seems to be shorter than usual, I have noticed that my Wi-Fi is constantly on. Shouldn't the Wi-Fi ...
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1answer
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Wintouch Q75S - Removed wpa_supplicant on accident

I removed the wpa_supplicant file and now the Wi-Fi doesn't work. Is there anyway to restore this file back? I tried Factory Reset but that only resets the apps and removes user data. The device is ...
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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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In Android CyanogenMod, what are these (bcmdhd_sta.bin_b#) files for?

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 Device with CyanogenMod version:10-20121110-NIGHTLY-i9300. In the path /system/etc/wifi I found the following files: bcmhdh_sta.bin_b0, bcmhdh_sta.bin_b1, bcmhdh_sta.bin_b2 ...
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samsung galaxy tab gt-p 1000 wifi icon trouble

My samsung galaxy tab gt-p 1000 is working fine. Previously the wifi icon on the top of the screen used to be a dot alongwith 4 semicircles of 60 degrees. Since last 3 days this icon has disappeared ...
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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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how do I restrict my android phone to just my home and work wifi?

My android phone keeps connecting to random public wifi's that don't work very well. So I turned off wifi completely. Is there a way to say: use wifi if either my home wifi or work wifi is available, ...
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1answer
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Wi-Fi passwords are forgotten

My nexus 4 is not storing new Wi-Fi passwords. Each time I want to connect to a previous connected Wi-Fi I have to re-enter the password. I found that in Settings > Backup & Restore everything ...
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Cannot connect to internet on my tab

I have a bsnl broadband connection secured with WPA/WPA2 PSK. My laptop and symbian are connecting well to the connection. But my tablet (running android 2.2) is not detecting the connection. It is ...
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Can't enable WiFi, no MAC address

I have a O+ mobile phone model 8.52 running Android JellyBean. And I can't connect to wifi. I can't swipe WiFi on and off on my phone, then I tried to check my WiFi MAC address and I did not see ...
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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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How to transfer huge files between Android phones only with ES File Explorer and Wi-Fi?

I have few HD movies each occupying around 1Gb to be transferred from one Android phone to another. I've read the question How to transfer files over Wi-Fi without a hotspot and its answers. Even ...
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Problem obtaining IP address. “NAK in request”

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Duos. It is not obtaining an IP address on the wifi of our University. It is displaying "obtaining IP address" without ever connecting.
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Only whatsapp working on Wi-Fi and no other apps connecting(Android)

I'm having some strange problem with my Sony Xperia SL. I use Virtual Router Manage on my Laptop to connect my mobile to internet over Wi-Fi. From this morning none of the apps are connecting to ...
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How to make android prefer mobile data when wifi signal is very weak

When I leave home or the office there is a ring around it where I simply have no connection at all. This is because the WLAN network from my router at home or the one at the office is detected, but ...
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1answer
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 drops home wifi connection and and can't reconnect unless the router is turned off and back on.

My girlfriend has had her Tab 2 for ten months and only recently it has this problem. She will be using the tablet on the internet and the connection will suddenly drop. The signal is strong and the ...
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Does the phone consume less power when 3G disabled Vs 3G & WiFi Enabled?

I found couple of questions about it but they are two year old. So Is it better to disable (in the top panel) 3G when I have an active WiFi connection and disable WiFi (in the top panel) when I ...
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How can I install wpa_cli on my rooted device?

I rooted my device, then I go to adb shell and type su to enter wpa_cli. I was surprised that wpa_cli: not found appeared, although I get information when I type wpa_supplicant. I know that wpa_cli ...
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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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Cannot turn on wifi on Galaxy SIII

For the last month, I am unable to turn on my WiFi. It gets stuck on the message "turning on..." . I did a factory reset but it didn't help. I have tried to reboot a number of times and also I have ...
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Cannot Connect to internet via WiFi on Galaxy Tab

I enabled my laptop as a hotspot and connected my tablet through WiFi. Then I turned WiFi on and it shows me the network but it tells me I'm not in range. After that it shows network disabled and ...
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My WiFi status icon on 4.1 is grey, even when the connection is working fine. Why?

I just switched from AOKP to the latest CyanogenMod M-build, and I'm noticing that my WiFi and 3G/H+ icons never switch to blue. This is a bit annoying as usually the grey WiFi icon is an indication ...
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Cannot turn on Wifi. MAC address unavailable

I have an Android 4.0.4 tablet, Navon Platinum Explorer. When I try to turn on wifi, the toggle button goes "off" after a few seconds automatically. It doesnt even show the list of available ...
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How to put the Kindle Fire in airplane mode?

I use the Amazon Kindle Fire (Android 2.3.4) model no: D01400 FCCID:ZEV-1229. I use this device in developing Android apps. In my device WiFi is available, and also cyberoam for security purposes. I ...
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no password field on internet connect

So I got a new phone (Moto G) about 3 days ago (newest version os) and I've tried to connect to my school's internet, which requires usename/id and password. However, when I try to connect on my phone ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 WiFi authentication error with A&TT U-Verse router

My Samsung Galaxy S3 won't connect to my AT&T U-Verse router. I've gone through AT&T help and they say it's the phone. I've gone through Sprint (phone & service provider) and they say ...
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SSH (and SFTP) server on Android discoverable through avahi/bonjour

I would like for my Android device (a Samsung Galaxy) to be discoverable through avahi/bonjour when it is connected to a WiFi network, and then to be able to access its filesystem via SSH (SFTP). For ...
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Android tablet pc will not connect to (router) wi fi [duplicate]

New android tablet (version 4.2.2) will not connect to fios router. Keep getting "avoided poor internet connection" message. I don't know what to try to correct this androids problem!!
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Make phone calls using a computer through an Android phone, both connected by WiFi

I have a computer and Android phone connected by WiFi. I want to use my computer to make calls through the phone. Is there any way to do this?
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WIFI not Connecting on my Samsung S Duos

My home networks says Saved, Secured but when i open internet it says no internet connection
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Android Smartphone as wireless router (source: pc through usb)

I know I can have my Android phone act as a wireless route, and I know I can connect my Android to my computer's internet via a USB connection. Is it possible, then, to have the phone act as a router ...
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android 2.3.6 wifi does not show list of AP

After I switch default storage from Internal memory to External SD card, the wifi manager of Android 2.3.6 does not show the list of available AP most of the time. I tried to delete ...
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Enterprise (802.1x) WiFi causing excessive battery drain?

In the past week, realised that WiFi at work (using 802.1x auth) has been draining my battery like crazy. Here are some stats I took over the past few days: Case Connection Duration ...
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How to connect using WPA2-Enterprise on Android Devices?

I am doing some product development for BYOD environment, so I require a wide variety of devices. This one is causing me some issues with connectivity to the private network where I have to test. ...
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Direct file access on tablet from LAN, as opposed to having to download files first

I am attempting to construct a LAN/WLAN to which computers, smartphones and tablet are connected. I would like to be able to access all these devices from from any device via some file manager and ...
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Log for WiFi on Android Tablet

Is there a log that records WiFi connectivity events/issues? I keep getting disconnected when using my Nexus 10 tablet and other devices on the same network do not.