I have a Nexus 5 with Marshmallow and another device with a built-in 5.8Ghz WiFi which is used for transfering videos from it. When I connect to this WiFi it keeps telling me, that it has no internet connection and thus obviously disconnecting automatically to find a better one. How do I keep the connection?

Some things I already tried:

  • set the freq to 5Ghz only
  • delete all the other known Wifis
  • manually add the wifi

Unless the connection is stable, I cannot connect to the device with its corresponding app. Are there any apps which could achieve that?


Logcat prints the following when the device disconnects:

12-23 20:29:09.368: D/IpReachabilityMonitor(777): clear: iface{wlan0/21}, v{4}, ntable=[]
12-23 20:29:09.377: I/wpa_supplicant(4270): wlan0: CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED bssid=00:e0:5d:91:1b:ec reason=3 locally_generated=1
12-23 20:29:09.381: D/WifiStateMachine(777): WifiStateMachine: Leaving Connected state

What I found out so far, is that this might be a kernel problem. However, I have not found any references to android in this case.

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  • Thanks for the hints. The adb shell removed the exclamation mark and I do not get any notifications about the missing internet connection anymore. However, the connection is still being dropped after a short period. It stays connected approx. 10 to 30 seconds and then disconnects. It reconnects, however the video transfer is interrupted. Any ideas? – Denis Loh Nov 30 '15 at 19:17
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    Hey Denis, this is annoying as hell. When I tell my device to stay on one connection, I expect it to respect my wishes, not play the "Me thinks me smarter than U dumb user" card. – Mindwin Dec 23 '15 at 18:27
  • I now also checked the wifi with a Samsung Galaxy S5 device and it is working like charme there. I have no idea whats wrong with the stock android. – Denis Loh Dec 23 '15 at 18:33
up vote 5 down vote accepted

I obviously found a possible solution for my problem.

I simply set the DHCP settings to static and give the devices an appropriate IP, Gateway and left the dns preset as it is ( by following these instructions: Is it possible to assign a static IP address without a DNS?

Afterwards it still complains about the missing internet connection, but this time it keeps the connection.

I testet it on both my Nexus 5 and Nexus 9 and it seems to work.

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