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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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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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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How to Diagnose WiFi Issues?

My Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9515) with Android 5.0.1 does not connect to one particular WiFi any more - the Eduroam network at my workplace. The network is listed in the available networks list, with ...
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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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Wifi symbol always show exclamation mark since Lollipop upgrade

Since getting the recent Lollipop upgrade, the wifi symbol always has an exclamation mark. Wifi seems to work fine, and I gather this symbol means something to do with inability to access Google ...
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Moto G Lollipop Update : WiFi Bug

I just updated my Moto G to Android Lollipop via official Motorola update. Now, my Moto G is not connecting to the my cellular Data Plan and not even identifying my home Wi-Fi. (Interestingly, the ...
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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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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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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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ifup/ifdown scripts

I am fiddeling with some network related things and want to try them on Android too. In Ubuntu it was quite easy to run some commands if an interface (eth0 or wlan0) goes up or down by simply adding ...
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hostapd not working from adb shell

I have a LG G3 running 5.1.1 and I can successfully enable Portable Wi-Fi hotspot through the Settings menu. I can see my portable Wi-Fi SSID on another Android device when enabled through the ...
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Nexus 5 WiFi problems

I believe it's somewhat well-known that the Nexus 5 has had more than a few hiccups with certain wifi networks. However, I'm not sure that the main reasons for wifi connectivity issues is as well ...
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How to make a 'Captive Portal' on my mobile hotspot?

Some WiFi networks such as those you find on coffee shops, when we connect to their WiFi network it automatically redirects us to a web page where we will need to enter credentials in order to acess ...
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Switching from Wifi to mobile data takes long time

Since a few weeks ago, my Moto G takes a long time to start up mobile data after I turn off wifi. Usually it will take only a few seconds, but now it can take 10 minutes or even more. As long as it ...
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How do I repair Android DHCP issues?

My phone plan comes standard with a lot of data and as a result, I've been regularly using the Mobile Hotspot feature built into it, on my laptop. The phone is a Samsung Galaxy S5 and is rooted on a ...
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WiFi network in range, but could not be connected!

In my mobile phone (CyanogenMod 11-M12, Galaxy SIII I9300), in WiFi section my WiFi SSID is shown and under its name is Save, secured with WPA/WPA2. WiFi is ON. If I press SSID, a pop-up ask me to ...
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Decrypting wpa_supplicant.conf on Samsung Galaxy mobiles

When I do cat on wpa_supplicant.conf file on Samsung mobiles, I see that the passwords are encrypted. But when I open the same file on LG mobiles, I can see the passwords in plain text. This is what ...
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Nexus 9 stuck on setup screen because of Wi-Fi?

I performed a factory reset on my rooted Nexus 9, and when I tried to start anew, I can't connect to any Wi-Fi network (with the exception of my phone hotspot), and I'm stuck here. Since I factory ...
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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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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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Android 4.0.4 tablet WiFi fails to connect due to bad authentication

I was already using the android 4.0.4 tablet with WiFi at my home. Very frustrated that when I just turned it on again today it was not able to connect. Actually, it does connect - There appears to ...
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Wifi passwords were not restored on a new device

I got a new galaxy nexus phone running 4.2.2 and I noticed my WiFi passwords were not restored to this device. I skipped the account login upon first start, but added it later on. Am I missing ...
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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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Wifi won't turn on after rooting

I have an Epson Moverio BT-200 Wearable glasses with Android 4.0.4 and kernel "3.0.21-00003-OMAP-Android+". I rooted the glasses, tried every method without success until I found KingRoot, which ...
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“Scanning always available” missing in advanced WIFI settings

Recently, my android battery app shows WIFI being active although I deactivated it. A Google search revealed that since 4.3 there is this new location determination feature which pings nearby access ...
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Youtube not playing in Wifi

I have this real strange problem that youtube is not playing on my Onda Tablet (dark screen and "problem while playing"), when I am in my home wifi. When I use my mobile as a hotspot and connect my ...
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Can android collect info about wifi routers even if Google Play Service is disabled?

Androids newer versions have changed the 'GPS' button into a 'Location' button which now offers 3 options for determining your position (recording wifi router information and comparing it to a google ...
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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 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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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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How do I stop Play Store connecting to a specific WiFi SSID?

The WiFi network at an office I frequently visit has firewalled the Play Store, or some port that the Play Store uses. In any case, it is impossible to connect to the Play Store over that network, and ...
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WiFi automatically toggles off after turning it on

In the mobile set, the charging is almost full, rest of the applications are working well. WiFi stopped working abruptly. After switching WiFi ON from "Settings" it automatically turns off in 5 secs. ...
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Why does my Moto X phone support mDNS but my Samsung Tablet does not?

I have a device that is broadcasting mDNS, I am using this app to view it in the Bonjour Browser: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.he.networktools&hl=en On my Samsung Tablet, it ...
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How can I run a shell script when some WiFi is connected?

I have a really simple shell script, that just adds a route to my internal development machine. This is useful, as that machine has some LXC containers inside, so I can reach all my containers from my ...
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WiFi stop working after few days

I have problem with WiFi on Android 4.4.2. (phone ZTE Geek 2) After few days of working WiFi stopped work and WiFi connetion has an error: “Saved, secured with WPA /WPA2” Router reset, change ...