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

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Disable Internet access detection of WiFi networks?

In fact my WiFi DO HAVE Internet access, but for some reason it keeps telling me I don't and won't automatically reconnect to it. Now I have to manually reconnect every time. So, is it possible to ...
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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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(HTC one) wifi keeps turning on and off automatically NONSTOP

I can't use my wifi on my phone ( HTC One) because it keeps the wifi turning on and off.... like nonstop. What should I do now? I had to make a software update couple of days ago .. I don't know if ...
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Moto G WiFi reception severely affected by Bluetooth

I suspect this may just be a hardware fault that I have to live with or have repaired, but let's see... My stock 1st-gen 16GB Moto G running 4.4.4 has been working flawlessly for almost a year. A few ...
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unable to connect laptop to cisco vpn when laptop is using tablet internet connection

I am facing an unusal problem. I tried searching but seems no earlier post is here addressing my problem. I am using 3G mobile data connection(SIM card) in my samsung galaxy tab 2. As you know ...
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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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Is there a way to use an Android tablet as a wifi handsfree device?

My situation: Android (4.0.3) tab hooked up to my car stereo using the headphones connector. Android (2.3.5) phone (HTC Desire HD), which I use to call, text, browse, etc. Since my car stereo's ...
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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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“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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How to Show an alert or ring Android phone connected to same wifi

I am not an android developer.In my office there are several peoples who are using wifi in their phone.Company has provided laptops so wifi password cannot be hidden.How i can identify users who are ...
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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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Using Android phones with two antennas to programmatically transmit wifi and bluetooth at the same time

I'm trying to see if there are any phones that have separate wifi and bluetooth antennas. I know that certain phones such as the galaxy S5 have two antennas for use in MIMO (2x2MIMO), which helps them ...
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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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Asus Zenfone 5 stuck at obtaining IP address from office's Wi-Fi, but works well on other Wi-Fi

I have an Asus Zenfone 5 running Android 4.3. Most of the Wi-Fi I try to connect to gets connected to the device, but when I try to connect it to my office's Wi-Fi it get stuck at obtaining IP ...
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Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi Connection/Reconnection Issue

I have been using Nexus 7 (2013, Android 4.4.2) for a few months now, and it has issues with both work WiFi and home WiFi that all the other mobiles devices do not have (8 laptops plus a dozen Android ...
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Unable to connect to Wi-Fi after restoring wpa_supplicant file in Android Jellybean

I have a Konka i127 running android 4.2.2, I recently deleted my wpa_supplicant file, but got it restored. But I still cannot connect to the internet for some reason. Any help on the subject would be ...
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Wi-Fi connected but unable to access the Internet in Micromax Bolt A26 running Android 2.3 [on hold]

I have a Micromax Bolt A26 running Android 2.3. I can connect to a Wi-Fi but I am unable to access the Internet. What should I do?
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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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Using SMB server without root access

I'm looking for a way 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 does not ...
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ADB Wi-Fi connection disconnects when device goes to sleep in Moto G 2014

I can connect the device via USB and manage to play the app from Android studio without issues. Then I do adb tcpip 5555 and adb connect <IP_ADDRESS:PORT> without problems. Same goes for running ...
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How can I see what specific times my phone has connected/disconnected to wifi?

How can I see what specific times my phone has connected/disconnected to wifi? I would like to see at what times exactly in the last week (for example) my phone connected to wifi. In fact I would like ...
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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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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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Why won't my phone connect to a LAN server?

When at home my phone works fine connecting to LAN servers (e.g. a LAN apache webserver running from Debian on my laptop), however when on unencrypted networks it cannot connect. I can access the ...
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Phone seems to have WiFi connection, but loses connection to internet

It's a Cat B15Q, with Android 4.4.2, with most recent update as issued by Cat. I think it started with the most recent update. Unfortunately, Cat's support site doesn't work (you can't submit ...
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Wi-Fi switch is on, yet the tablet tells me to switch it on to find networks. What to do?

This is now the third tablet that's done this. It started off finding networks fine, but now, even with the Wi-Fi switch turned on it's telling me that I need to turn it on to find networks. I have ...
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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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Can I use my smartphone as a WiFi network adapter?

I have this PC that doesn't support wiFi and I have to use usb tethering. But I want to see if I can project my phone's WiFi onto the computer, so it can see all the available wireless networks, ...
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Unable to permanently forget a WiFi network

I have an 802.11ac router at home with both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz connections and separate SSIDs for each. In most parts of my home, the 5Ghz connection is utterly useless, which I learned the hard way from ...
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Send SMS through internet to another country

I came to Europe from Canada for a month, but I want to keep in touch with relatives and friends back in Canada. Assuming I have WiFi access on my Android, how can I text them, and be able to receive ...
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wifi and mobile data disconnects when screen goes off on huawei smartphone even with wifi on ALWAYS ON mode + auto sync + power save mode OFF

My wifi and data connection disconnects when screen goes off on my huawei ascend mate 2. For samsung phones it can be solved with secret codes like ##0011# but for huawei phones the secret codes are ...
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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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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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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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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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WiFi does not work properly on my phone only

This problem occured randomly. I have this problem for a week now. My phone does not connect to the router, although it shows it in the list. If I get very close to the router (max. 2-3 meters) it ...
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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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How to make Android Lollipop remember wifi password?

I recently upgraded my Motorola Moto G OS to Android Lollipop. It works pretty well. However, one of the features I am missing is my corporate wifi being remembered that I used to enter from the ...
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Can't connect to WiFi after spoofed MAC address

I'm changing the MAC address on my Android device; however, once I change it I get disconnected from the WiFi network that I'm connected to and then I'm unable to reconnect to the WiFi. I realized ...
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Is there any way to sync wifi between devices?

Are there any apps or methods to sync saved wifi between Android devices? Basically it would remember the wifi name and password if you logged into it once from one device on all devices synced.
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Android ADB connect to device with broken USB and no root

I've read through the thread below and come across 2 solutions for connecting a device with ADB. Android - Run/install/debug applications over WiFi? The first is to use USB, and this isn't an ...
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Is there something like Hamachi for Android? Or some kind of virtual LAN app?

A friend and myself want to play games like Terraria and Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Both only have local wifi multiplayer. If I were on PC, I could just fire up Hamachi and we could play. But I can't ...
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wifi hotspot is not working on my motorola droid razr maxx android 4.1 jelly bean

I am unable to activate mobile hotspot on my Motorola Droid Maxx running Jelly Bean 4.1. When I try to do so it comes up with an error: "you are not subscribed to the service". What can I do to fix ...
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Wi-Fi network won't let me sign in, internet won't work

I have a Galaxy s5 Active and I downloaded the newest software update (KNOX 2.3?) two days ago. Since then, I am unable to sign into any Wi-Fi networks that require a username and password (e.g. ...
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Can I force a wifi connection retry after x minutes?

The Wifi SSID in my home is the default SSID of the used router. (I have no means to change it unfortunately) The problem is, if i travel around my city, my android phone inevitably finds a network ...
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Wifi network listing freezes on Nexus 4 after Lollipop update

I have a Nexus 4, and finally decided yesterday to update to Android 5.0, after being fearful of bug reports. And wouldn't you know it, I've found a nasty bug. Nearly every time I try to display the ...
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Routing instead of NAT/Masquerade for WiFi Tether clients

When clients connect to Android Tethering they get IPs of the private Tethering networl. There is plenty of info available on how to NAT/Masquerade WiFi tethering clients (for example into a VPN), but ...
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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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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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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