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Disable Wi-Fi @ Boot time

Due to the Android Wi-Fi Driver issue, I like to disable the Wi-Fi during the boot time. Even if Wi-Fi is enabled in the setting, it should be disabled forcefully. User have to enable it after booting ...
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How to transfer files over WiFi without a hotspot?

I'm looking for a way to transfer files between an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S2, rooted) and any computer system I may need to interact with (this means preinstalled software on the computer, ...
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How to browse to a NAS in Android?

I have a NAS attached to my home router, and the NAS is running a web server. I would like to run the browser on my Android tablet, enter the URL (in my case, diskstation/wordpress) and get the page. ...
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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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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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Can we set different limit to internet data for each device connected via same router?(unrooted)

I just wanted to know that can I set a limit of data usage to my devices connected through same broadband without setting the limit in each phone (settings). There are plenty of apps which shows the ...
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Why does Bluetooth scan take so much longer than Wifi?

Wifi scan takes about 1.2 seconds (100ms for each of the 12 channels) and Bluetooth scan takes 12 seconds (according to ...
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Go back to previous custom rom - adb issue

I decided to try a custom ROM from here. I downloaded Exodus ROM to my computer, and via ADB transmitted it to the sdcard/0/ folder. I then rebooted and flashed this custom ROM. Everything went well ...
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Cannot turn on Wifi or Bluetooth

I have a Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230, but for some reason it will not turn on WiFi or Bluetooth. The slider goes green for 2 seconds then turns itself off. I have Googled this problem and it would appear it ...
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I cant connect to the wifi even if there is internet connection

I cant connect to the wifi even if there is internet connection.The wifi icon is displayed on the notification bar(with range),and its shows connected tothe link too.i can access net on my pc(on which ...
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my s3 does not detect wifi networks

I have rooted my galaxy s3(gt-i9300).Currently i am on slim bean rom.My phone does not detect wifi networks.I tried installing other roms but still the problem persists.I even tried factory reset and ...
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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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Slow wifi speed in lenovo s920 after upgrading to kitkat 4.4.2.?

I have upgraded my Lenovo S920 from Android 4.2 to 4.4.2 Kitkat. Before that my WiFi speed was good, the signal were also excellent. Now after upgrading, the signal is excellent but the speed is ...
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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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How to tether wifi from android with stability? Correct ways to connect?

I have been using my smartphone as a wi-fi router for my laptop. It's technically 3G(it can be amazing) but sometimes it just goes REALLY low or dissapears altogether. The internet limit is 50GB/month ...
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How to force the mobile data (3G/4G) connection on a single app like Google voice recognition?

When an android phone is connected by both wifi and mobile data (3G/4G), it will preferentially use wifi since this saves battery and mobile data bandwidth. However, my mobile connection is more ...
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Hide WiFi status icon on CM 12

I don't want to anyone to see the connected WiFi symbol on my phone status bar, can you please help me? I have Galaxy Note II with CyanogenMod 12.1.
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Can't change DNS on S3 mini

I am trying to use OpenDNS on my phone. I have tried using SetDNS, DNS Changer, and DNSet. At least two of those claim to allow changing the wifi DNS without root access (I am only using wifi on an ...
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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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Android, connecting to a specific wireless channel

I live in a dorm where there is the same wireless network with different channels. How can I choose to which channel I want to be connected? The problem is that channel 1, which has the best signal ...
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Wi-Fi Direct Group Formation fails in Andoid ICS 4.0.4

I have two Wi-Fi Direct Peers A and B(Mobile phone running with JB). Intent value of A is 3 and connected to Peer B. I was able to find the EAPOL key exchange and the association taking place without ...
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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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Android 4.2 Wi-Fi Not scanning

I am using Android 4.2 version. When I turn on my wifi and start scanning, it is showing as searching and no access points are being updated in the UI. Other than the "searching" message I am not able ...
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Open DNS Android 5.0.1

Just updated my Oneplus One to 5.0.1 , and I can't change the DNS when i select the "static IP" option in Wi-Fi settings. Basically I can put the values in, there is just no way to press ok and accept ...
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What range of tcp buffer size do you suggest for slow and fast networks?

If you search the net, you come across with ranges like these that claim would enhance your net throughput: net.tcp.buffersize.default=4096,87380,256960,4096, 16384,256960 ...
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Reset DHCP cache for Asus Memo Pad HD7 'Avoided due to poor connection'

Only the other day, my tablet now refuses to connect to any Wi-Fi spot. I've tried resetting both the tablet and the router to no avail. After looking around, it seems to be some form of issue with ...
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phone won't connect to wifi after upgrade to Android 5.1

I upgraded yesterday to Android 5.1. Looks awesome but thinks that my home internet wifi is not responding and won't connect to it anymore. (Give me an exclamation mark on wifi.) The new feature (stop ...
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How to stop Wifi from automatically turning itself off?

So on occasion, my wifi automatically turns itself off for some strange reason. This happens on both my Lenovo ThinkPad and my Samsung Galaxy S5. Is there a way prevent this from happening?
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my android phone keeps asking “Sign-in to WiFi network” even if WPA/WPA2 is already authenticated

I'm trying to connect to a DLink Router protected with WPA/WPA2. It's our home router and I can connect perfectly to it from laptops and desktops, Linux and Windows alike, even for my friends ...
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Wi-Fi connection dropping

Lately I've been having trouble keeping a connection to Wi-Fi, first at home and now at work. What happens is that after a while I'll notice that my phone is using 3G. If I go into my Wi-Fi ...
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How to stop Android from disrupting VoIP calls over data when connecting to Wi-Fi?

I use Google Hangouts on my Nexus 5 a lot to make voice (VoIP, that is) calls over LTE. Also, I usually like that we have Wi-Fi everywhere on campus which I can use to save my LTE data. However, when ...
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My Moto X (2013) won't connect to wifi

I have a moto x 2013 and it can see my network, but it will not connect and if it does it wont connect long. I read everything I could find and have tried many tricks. Nothing has worked so far. Does ...
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How can I configure Android to login to an ISA proxy server?

I see that if I did a long touch over a Wifi network, I can specify some proxy settings. In my company we use a Isa Proxy server, and each user has to login through domain server. Is there any way to ...
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Android NIC MAC address changed automatically

This is very puzzling but my android phone's NIC's MAC address seems to have changed on its own (or at least this is what it's showing). I have a MAC filter in my LinkSys router and I have given ...
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my S3 won't connect to my home wifi

I first go into settings then I go into and turn on Wi-Fi but every time I try to connect to my Wi-Fi it say "connecting, authenticating, disabled " and all my other devices connect perfectly
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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 setup wifi from adb shell?

I'm using adb over USB to shell into a rooted CyanogenMod-modded device. I wanted to debug my wifi connection through the command line, connecting to an open (unprotected) wifi network. Is it possible ...
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Cannot turn on WiFi and Bluetooth on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

I have Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 running on Android 4.4.2. I just bought it 3 months ago. It's not rooted (I don't want root it). I also have "Terminal Emulator" (downloaded from Play Store). I can't turn ...
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How did my tv show my phone's screen without wifi capabilities?

A little back story: I was just mucking around with my phone, a first-gen Moto X while watching TV, and somehow, my TV was able to hook up to my photo album on my phone. I have abolutely no idea how ...
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Changing Your MAC Address/Without Root Privileges

I want to change the mac address of my phone without making any android rooting.
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Wifi keeps disconnecting and reconnecting frequently

I have an android phone running 4.2.2. I am using TP-LINK ADSL router and the connection is stable. But everytime I open an app that tries to access internet, my connection keeps connecting and ...
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How to use an external wifi dongle in a mini pc android?

I have a MK908 mini pc android. The problem is that wifi is very weak. I've tried to mod the dongle soldering an external antenna, but i'm not very able to do this job and ..result was i had ruined ...
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Wifi tethering blinks to ON/OFF mode while connecting the device to data

Wifi tethering shows an error while activating data on my android device. What may be the cause? Please reply. Thanks in advance. I am using Xiaomi phone, First of all I will switch on the tethering ...
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Can't access internet from wifi in third partly app

i have hp slate voice tab in which m work in a third party apps what some time ago its stuck me to access internet on wifi but its working fine in sim network internet. how can able to access the ...
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Can't Change WiFi Mac Address on my moto E

I am using rooted Moto E (XT1022) with Android 4.4, and want to change WiFi's MAC Address. I had tried installing BusyBox with Terminal and ran the following command: busybox ifconfig wlan0 hw ether ...
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How can I set a static IPv6 address for a WiFi connection?

I am running CyanogenMod 12 (Android L) on a OnePlus One, and would like to set a specific wireless network to use a static IPv6 address. I see a menu option for doing this for the IPv4 address (as ...
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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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Lollipop 5.1 doesn't automatically connect to wi-fi

After I upgraded my Nexus 5 to Lollipop 5.1, it does not automatically connect to wi-fi because Google is blocked in China and then the phone treated it as no network connection. I have tried the ...
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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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Two phone numbers (one USA, one Qatari) same phone, calls and text over cell data. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this?

I need your advice and ideas. I am moving to Qatar in a couple days for work and I am trying to figure out the best cellphone situation. Currently I have a Google Nexus 5 which is fabulous, on ...