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Android Wifi : How to change network interface used by android

When I boot up my Android Device and go to Wifi settings,the status of wifi remains "Turning Wi-Fi on" forever.I looked up in logcat logs,below is the error that I see. E/wpa_supplicant( 1713): ...
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How do I fix my NATPC M010SE (Allwinner A13) touchscreen/WiFi/camera?

My tablet wasn't booting at all but my dad managed to install this firmware update, now the touchscreen doesn't work, or the WiFi, or the (front) camera. Any help? I've tried installing some TS ...
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Avoided poor Internet connection on Samsung Galaxy

The connection to my work Wi-Fi just failed. Below the network name, my phone is saying Avoided poor Internet connection. Also, how do I get to DHCP on Samsung Galaxy Straight Talk?
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Windows 7 file sharing , not accessible in Android phone using ES File Explorer

Trying to access a shared folder on Windows 7, using ES File Explorer on my Android 2.3 mobile phone over WiFi LAN. The scan on APP detects the Windows machine, but am unable to access the shared ...
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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 make my Galaxy Tab 3 authenticate with my Sky Router?

I have just tried to connect my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8") to a Sky Netgear Router. In the black bar at the top the WiFi icon has a question mark in it. On the Settings page, in Wi-Fi, it alternates ...
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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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How can I change the data usage cycle day for Wi-Fi?

Changing the starting day for Mobile data was already non-obvious as shown in this answer. Now, how can I change the day of month for Wi-Fi usage as well? Currently, I have the following cycles ...
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WiFi network not accessible with modified MAC address

I've recently bought a Nexus 7 to use as a demo client for a system I am currently developing. For the time being, the system requires the client to have a particular MAC address in order to work. ...
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Why is one of my WiFi networks not visible after connecting to the other one?

I've got two access points / WiFi networks at my home and there is a strange behavior with my Android 4.0 phone (SGS2): after my phone connects to one network or the other (whichever is currently ...
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how to fix grey wifi icon (no internet), and how to track what caused that?

[SUSPENDED. see P.S. at end, any good way to deal with this suspended state?] My phone have the grey wifi-icon problem, where you do not have access to internet. Yesterday it was working fine, I ...
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Unable 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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Why is my Android phone unable to detect some wireless access points?

I created an unsecured ad-hoc network from my Mac machine and scanned for networks using my LG Optimus 3D, tried Samsung Galaxy Pop also. But unfortunately both the phone doesn't seem to pick up the ...
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Connecting through authenticated proxy

I have an Unrooted Sony Xperia tipo running 4.0.4. I have a Wi-Fi at home which uses an authenticated proxy. I have managed to apply the proxy and also have managed to use authentication. The trouble. ...
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Stop wifi connecting to open networks

I live in a large city and there are random open wifi networks everywhere that allow my Android to connect to their network but won't give internet access because there is a paywall. This is only ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...