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What information does Chrome/Android send to Google to discover my “WiFi based” location?

Their commercial geolocation API doc says it needs a list of every WiFi access point around, with, for each of them: MAC address, ESSID signal strength, a few others. Common devices probably ...
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802.11s mode availability on Android?

Are there any Android devices with wifi chipsets that support the IEEE 802.11s mesh networking standard? Note the question is not about ad hoc mode but mesh mode support, specifically the 802.11s ...
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Any way to get Wi-Fi to auto-connect only to hotspots that don't require a captive portal sign-in?

Often, as I'm walking and using the internet, I'll walk by a Starbucks and my phone will auto-connect to attwifi (which is free, but requires that I open my browser and confirm). I lose internet ...
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University network crashes phone

At my college the Wi-Fi uses WPA2 Enterprise to secure the connection. I log in with a username and password. My phone (LG Optimus Elite, Android 2.3.7) successfully connects to the network, and I can ...
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Wi Fi Sleep policy doesn't work on Galaxy Mini

Set the WiFi Sleep policy as 'never' but when my new Galaxy Mini is in sleep mode wi-fi is turned off. I tried with a few apps like 'Keep WiFi' without success. Is anybody out there who actually got ...
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Connect Galaxy S3 to Wi-Fi ad hoc network

Are there any tricks/tips to connect my Samsung Galaxy S3 to Wi-Fi ad hoc network shared by my laptop?
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Google service connection + Corp wifi

When connected to the corporate wifi the signal bars turn grey suggesting that there is no connection to Google services. Gmail, web browsing, contact sync, calender sync, play music all appear to ...
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Stuck at Turning WiFi on

I've a Vonino Luna 70C tab with Android Ice Cream 4.0.4. Today, while watching an YouTube video, my WiFi connection went down all of the sudden. After restarting the tablet, I couldn't turn WiFi on ...
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Use android 2.3 as a wireless Mass Storage middle man

Context: I would like to use an old phone as a USB Mass storage device/slave, but read/writes to a Network share. So I can attach it to the Kitchen TV and direct it to a windows/linux directory. ...
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Wifi error after Motorola XOOM tablet Android 4.0.4 update

I have a Motorola XOOM type tablet. Three days ago I updated my tablet to Android 4.0.4. But after that I can't connect to my wi-fi modem. I was successfully connecting before this update. I also ...
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ICS - no internet, but access to network drive possible

I've set up wifi on an ICS phone. I can connect to a network drive in the system, so the connection seems to be OK. However when I try the browser I get the message 'problem loading page'. I used ...
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WiFi connection loss on Galaxy S2 I9100G

After upgrade from stock 2.6.3 to Stock ICS4.0.3 (XXLPQ) WiFi disconnects after a few seconds. Disabling and enabling WiFi helps for a few seconds only. Has anyone experienced this? How do I fix it?
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Ending Session message

Recently a message has been popping up when I turn off my WiFi, in and oval box saying "ending session", which never used to happen. I would just ignore this if it wasn't for my phone seeming to slow ...
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No WiFi after flashing

A bit of history: I got this Samsung Galaxy S III from T-Mobile SGH-T999 Decided to to play with Cyanogenmod. Rooted my S3 - success Installed Cyanogenmod following instructions - success Got ...
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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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Galaxy Nexus sometimes loses home Wi-Fi network (Linksys E900)

I have Gnex stock 4.3, rooted. Sometimes it loses connection to home Wi-Fi, I take it and it has no Wi-Fi icon, and if I go to the settings it will say "Connecting..." and have one signal bar, it ...
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Is there any way to auto-reconnect with a specific PPTP connection on Android?

Every time my phone switches between networks (e.g. 4G to Wi-Fi) the established PPTP connection drops. I know there is a feature called Always-on VPN, but that seems to only apply to L2TP or IPSec ...
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Auto Wifi logout

When I login to my home wifi network through my LG G2, the login page dies as soon as I minimize that window. I have tried logging in with chrome, firefox, opera but the same problem persists. The ...
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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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Connection to home server via https – works with WiFi, but not with 3G

I have a very weird issue with my phone (Alcatel 997D running Android 4.0.4). Let me start at the beginning. I provide certain services (mostly syncing stuff, Firefox and Cal/CardDAV) on a server with ...
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How can I easily copy files from an Android device to a computer wirelessly via command line?

I need to copy jpegs from an Android phone's sdcard to a computer, ideally through command line (/storage/sdcard1/*.jpg to a remote location) I've tried Izzy's solution from this post like so: scp ...
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gsm call from pc via android phone

Is there a way to call from Windows PC using android phone connected via WiFi? I tried to use Remote Phone Call, but it's not so good you need be connected to phone via Bluetooth.
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Eclipse ROM on Droid X2 = no Wifi

Having a problem with a Droid X2 after installing the Eclipse ROM. The Wifi connection won't connect, and upon looking in the settings window it just says, "Error". Phone-> About shows version ...
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LG P710 Optimus L7 II keep turning off the WiFi

I just bought my first Android phone, a LG P710 Optimus L7 II. I love it. Just one problem. For some reason, when i haven't used the phone for a little while, the WiFi disconnects. In Settings> WiFi> ...
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Cannot ping Android devices on same wifi network

I have a Nexus 7 running CyanogenMod 10.1. For some reason I cannot reach it from my laptop on the same wifi network. I cannot ping in either direction. In the past i have been only able to ping one ...
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How can I “Share To” a network folder from my photo gallery?

I have an HTC Thunderbolt running Ice Cream Sandwich If I open up my photo gallery and tap on a picture, the "Share" option appears. Clicking on this gives me some options, such as Facebook, ...
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How do I connect to a EAP-SIM authenticated network (namely FreeWifi_secure from Free Mobile)?

I am running CyanogenMod 10 (based on Android 4.1.2) on my Motorola Milestone 2. I just switched to the French mobile carrier Free Mobile. They offer access to their "FreeWifi_secure" wifi network in ...
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WiFi HT40 Android device sync missing

I am using Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II, and both I have noticed in specifications are "WiFi HT40: supported". My problem is, that when I have mobile data active and connect to Wi-Fi, and ...
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Use tablet as a Wi-Fi handsfree device?

My question is: Is there any way to use Tablet as a hands free adapter by Wi-Fi? With Access point created in the Tablet? "No internet" Device-To-Device lan connection. For Example: call ...
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How do I fix problems when going from 3G to a Wi-Fi connection that requires a login?

Whenever I'm in the basement of my university's science building, I have no cell signal, so I am forced use the school's WiFi network to get internet. However, for what seems like the better part of ...
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Troubleshooting 802.1x EAP connection

I actually have observed two issues, which most likely are related: When I try to connect my phone (Motorola Cliq 2; Android 2.2) to 802.1x EAP protected network then the connection attempt seems to ...
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Mobile WiFi Encryptio

I'm trying to retrieve saved wifi passwords on my Note 3 mobile phone (rooted) but the file has the passwords encrypted. Anyway to decrypt it and stop my phone from encrypting it. The encryption is ...
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Asus Memo Pad HD7 wifi button is stuck at 'turning on wifi…'

My Asus MemoPad HD7 (ME173X) is unable to connect to wifi. When I go to the wifi settings, the on/off switch is in the off position. Moving it to on causes 'turning on wifi...' to come up, but nothing ...
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Sprint Zone turning wifi on by itself?

lately I have had an issue with the Wifi enabling itself so I ran adb logcat to trace the issue. Apparently ItsOnService has been enabling it and that service I discovered is a part of Sprint Zone. I ...
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Disable automatic connection to weblogin networks

As far as I know, Android never had the option to disable automatic connection to specific Wifi networks, and always, stupidly, makes Wifi higher priority than 3G. Yet this kind of feature is crucial ...
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Android phone will not show all WiFi access points

I have a LG-D686 running its stock factory installation of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean; modified somewhat by the vendor to support a dual-active SIM card transceiver. Normally this phone has had no ...
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Stay connected to WiFi that requires sign-in

I recently upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to Kitkat (4.4.2), and I noticed a new behaviour that I'd like to disable: when I'm connected to a wifi network with a captive portal that requires ...
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WiFi Drops When SIM Inserted

When I insert SIM card in my ZenFone 5, it WiFi is disconnected and stucks on "Serching for WiFi..." and don't show any WiFi. I think its because of WiFi regional code. I live in Iran. How can I fix ...
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Can't ping windows 7 from android phone and vice versa

I have an android phone with wifi and I have notebook with windows 7 with wifi. Both devices are on the same network and they can't see each other (I can't ping phone from notebook and vice versa). ...
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Samsung Ace 3 - S7270 - Wifi and recovery mode problem

My Samsung Ace 3 does not detect any Wifi networks, and it cannot connect to Kies. My wifi network is fine, and there are lots of wifi networks in the area, but my SGA3 does not detect any of them ...
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Airplane Mode Timer that LOCKS

I have found airplane mode apps where I can set a timer for when it comes on. However, I can't find anything that requires a password to turn it off. I need to set it up on my friend's phone for his ...
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What causes Android to have slow WiFi performance?

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII (GT-I9100 with Android 4.0.3) and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1(GT-P7500 on Android 4.0.4). They both perform awfully slow on WiFi for internet related Apps. Either Facebook, ...
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How can I connect two android devices to the same network over the internet?

Many phone functions (local WiFi-only games, networking, etc.) are only possible/are made much easier by having the two devices connected to the same network. I'd like to do this, if possible, ...
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Multicast dns registers hostname based on IP address

I would like to use avahi/zeroconf to do ssh logins to devices which are connected to the local network by wifi. Since I do not have control over the wifi routers I cannot assign fixed IP-addresses to ...
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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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Android tablet/device with 2 wifi adapters

Is there a way to add a 2nd WiFi adapter to an Android device? I'm looking to use an Android based device as a proxy for an upcoming pentesting project. I know I can use a laptop or another device ...
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Galaxy Note GT-N7000 won't connect to Google apps on Wi-Fi

My Samsung Galaxy Note says it's connected to my Wi-Fi at home, and I can get onto some websites. Google Mail, Google Search and Google Maps are not connected, but all will work if I switch Wi-Fi ...
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Is there a way for 3G to not disconnect when connecting to WiFi?

WiFi is unreliable, I wouldn't trust WiFi for SIP calls, I've disabled WiFi within CSipSimple. Now every time I connect to WiFi, my SIP registration seems to go away, and I'm not receiving any calls ...
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How to get my WiFi notifications back into English?

For some reason my WiFi notifications have started appearing in I think Polish, or something with a similar alphabet, I don't even have any such languages installed as far as I can see. This problem ...
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internet slow on my tablet

I know this question has been asked over and over and I have searched for an answer but no one seems to have an good result. I have a new Prestigio Multipad 10.1. It's a nice tablet but I'm ...