My WIFI internet is very slow. I would like to use my mobile internet of my phone, but connect to my wifi because it has Google Cast in it.

Phone: Oneplus 2
OS: OO 3.1


There should be an option called Smart network switch which switches to mobile data connection whenever the WiFi connectivity is limited or unstable.

The screenshot below is from Samsung Galaxy.

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Actually you can do it on Android, just a bit of imagination and effort:

  • Open WIFI, touch and hold your Wifi network (Options should appear)
  • Select Manage Network Settings
  • Then Show advanced options
  • Select Static under IP Settings option
  • Save the changes

I just made an adaptation from this post. I never tested it myself, but SHOULD work. Just give it a try.

The snapshots are from Samsung Galaxy on Marshmallow (6.0.1). It may be different on other phone model/Android version.

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  • Please, see the wiki answer. OO interface is so limited that it does not have such basic network configuration options. So no imagination helps here. - - Thank you for pointing out this! - - This will help others to make better decisions about their phones, since the company itself does not want to highlight these weaknesses. – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Nov 5 '16 at 10:57
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    How does a static IP address allow one to switch to Mobile data while on WiFi? – user145490 Nov 5 '16 at 13:13
  • @user145490 According to the post linked above, this tells the [iPhone] that it should use its cellular network to route internet traffic rather than trying to do it via WiFi. I still not sure if its the same on Android. – esQmo_ Nov 5 '16 at 13:19
  • @user145490 Making an IP address static lets you edit or customize it settings. Cause a dynamic address has it settings set by the DCHP server. I think that's why they are recommending to make the address static – esQmo_ Nov 5 '16 at 14:22
  • As @user145490 already pointed out, assigning a static IP address to the WiFi interfaces just does one thing: it makes WiFi using that static address. It doesn't change a thing about how mobile traffic is handled, or via which interface traffic is routed. I even go as far as to doubt the same for the iPhone, as that's a general networking rule. If you insist it should work, please try it yourself and edit your post with results from that. On Android, as soon as a stable WiFi is available, mobile data is switched off by default – regardless of whether the IP is static or dynamic. – Izzy Nov 5 '16 at 16:16

Chat with OO support

After reviewing the link you provided and checking the current features running through the OnePlus Phones, we currently don't have this right now however will be able to raise this over to our developers team to check if this is possible in the near future.

There is no such feature in OO as in Android shown here

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No imagination can do a work which does not exist.

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    This post, although related to iPhone, may be helpful: google.cd/url?q=http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/173894/… – esQmo_ Nov 5 '16 at 10:02
  • Sounds promising but I could not find anywhere similar parameters as in iPhone. – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Nov 5 '16 at 10:05
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    @esQmo As per my knowledge, making your device operate on a static IP doesn't really prevent internet from functioning. – user145490 Nov 5 '16 at 13:15
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    @esQmo Actually I have read the post. But you need to understand that assigning a static IP address to your device simply tells the router this is my address don't give it to anyone else, and if you have, take it from them. This doesn't prevent you from accessing internet. If you note, he didn't change the DNS address meaning theoretically it remained resulting in no internet. This is because the data is being sent to an address that does not exist( and thus the webpage can't be translated to a readable address where the webpage will be found. – user145490 Nov 5 '16 at 13:39
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    @esQmo I asked how assigning a static IP address would result in no internet. I just wanted to know how exactly this was to happen because as from what I know it shouldn't. Despite getting your answer from another source and it being marked as an answer, try and substantiate those facts either by trying it yourself or providing proof on it. Like a definite explanation. – user145490 Nov 5 '16 at 13:42

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