I'm having some strange problem with my Sony Xperia SL. I use Virtual Router Manager on my Laptop to connect my mobile to internet over Wi-Fi. Since this morning, none of the apps are connecting to Internet (Play Store, Instagram, Subway Surfers, Browsers, etc.) except WhatsApp.

I've tried resetting Settings on my phone. Also reset the Wi-Fi modem on my Laptop, but still the same. Any solution?

  • What about other wireless networks? What about mobile networks? Is your device rooted?
    – potAito
    Oct 24, 2013 at 11:35
  • No the device is not rooted. I just can't understand how only whatsapp is working and not other app. Not even opening websites in browser. Oct 24, 2013 at 12:45
  • what about mobile networks?
    – maxpesa
    Oct 25, 2013 at 22:00

4 Answers 4


Try cleaning cache, e.g. using the All in One Toolbox, then restart your phone.


It's a DNS problem. Try using Google's DNS ( and Some routers let you change DNS settings.

  • What made you think it is a DNS server problem? Please back your claim with credible sources. Oct 8, 2015 at 1:43

It might be a wrong configuration on Windows Firewall.

  1. Open your Windows Firewall in the control panel
  2. Check if the firewall is on for Work or Private networks
  3. If it is, then turn it off for this firewall

Now you should be able to connect to the internet again.

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    If its a firewall issue then why Whatsapp is working?
    – Firelord
    Apr 30, 2015 at 17:05

You may have an incorrect DNS configuration. Check "Obtain a DNS automatically" or use a public DNS.

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