Questions tagged [connection-issues]

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What does "avoided poor Internet connection" mean?

The connection to my work wifi just failed and below the network my phone is saying "Avoided poor Internet connection". What does this mean exactly? Has the phone detected that it can't get out to the ...
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Unable to connect Galaxy S3 to PC via USB

I've had my Galaxy S3 for a few months now, and have always been able to connect to my PC via USB. A few days ago, it suddenly stopped working. I've found many other Android.SE threads, but none have ...
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WiFi high packet loss at home network

I have a mind boggling problem which I have been trying to solve for the last few weeks. I am new to Android and recently bought Huawei Ideos X5 (Android 2.2.1). I haven't found anyone else having ...
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How to prevent Wifi auto-connect without forgetting that connection

In my workplace, we have both "real" and "test" wifi connection points. All are password-protected, with passwords that are difficult to remember. Normally I want to be connected to a real wifi, but ...
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Why does Google play show a "no connection: retry" error?

Recently I bought a Spice MI 280 with Android 2.3.4, I downloaded apps from the Android Market like App2sd, Task killer, Soundhound etc. A few days ago Android Market was upgraded to Google Play and ...
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My Mac doesn't recognize my Galaxy S2 through USB

My Snow Leopard Mac doesn't recognize my Samsung Galaxy S2 for file transfer over USB, and it's starting to drive me nuts. I've tried the following: Connect Storage to PC Settings > Wireless and ...
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How can I fix the Wi-Fi button or prevent Wi-Fi errors when turning it off and back on?

Sometimes after I shut off Wi-Fi using the button inside the notification bar drop-down, I can't turn it back on with that button. Hitting the button does nothing, it's not even highlighted. When I ...
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Dropped wireless on Android?

I currently have a Droid Incredible (Froyo with ROM: Skyraider 3.5 w/ Sense) For a while now, my wireless connection on my Droid Inc just drops and switches over to 3G even though wireless, on ...
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How do you get Market to work when Android is Unable to Access Android Market?

Right now I am using HTC Hero, having firmware Android 2.1 and I have attached VODAFONE, India SIM-CARD in this phone, and also having Wi-fi connectivity. Whenever I try to "sign-in" to Android-...
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Connect android tablet to internet via ethernet

I am using an android tablet at my work place. For some weird reason, WIFI has been disabled in the tablet. The only way to connect to the internet is via ethernet. At this point, I have a USB-...
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Can not connect to PC from Android via ES Explorer

I was using ES Explorer to connect to a PC okay but recently I changed the modem then my Android phone can't connect to the computer anymore. I thought it would be caused by a setting on my modem, but ...
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Always seeing "No connection: Retry" in Android Market

I have an HTC Touch with Froyo installed that I use for app development. I haven't used it for a couple of months, and when I fired it up today I'm seeing the same error every time I launch the Market ...
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Google account sign in problems

Yesterday my HTC Tattoo (with software based on Donut) started giving me "No connection Retry" errors for Gmail, YouTube, Google Reader, Market and anything else that requires sign in with Google ...
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Why does Wi-Fi fail to connect to certain public networks?

It won't connect to certain free official public networks in shopping malls, caffees or hospitals for example where it supposed to even with signal strength bars being 3-4. That's right gentlemen, ...
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Google Play Store gives error "No Connection"

I have an HTC Desire HD. I am having trouble connecting to the Google Play Store. Every time I try to connect it just come up with an error "NO CONNECTION". I really want to download some apps (in ...
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Are SMS messages queued or discarded when there's no signal?

I'm thinking of getting an Android phone (a Samsung Galaxy S2) but I need to know whether it queues SMS messages (when there's no carrier) and then sends them when it's in signal again, or whether you ...
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Determining type of Wifi connection in Android

How do you determine which type of Wifi connection an Android device is currently using? For example, is the device connected using an 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or 802.11ac connection? Since, for ...
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Cryptic Symbols & Loss of Connectivity

My device lost 3G Connectivity this morning and only resumed around 10AM, when it did however, this minus icon was present. Any ideas what it is? What it means, and how to get rid of it?
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Android phone not recognized in Ubuntu

I have an Android Phone (a Motorola Milestone) and trying to connect it to my Ubuntu Maverick (10.10). The problem is that i can't even charge it using USB, so there's no message on the phone nor on ...
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Why doesn't my SIM card does allow a connection to this network?

In Android 2.2 from a HTC Desire Z I am frequently finding my phone disconnected from my mobile provider. When I select my provider from the Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Mobile networks -> ...
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Losing connectivity with my carrier, how can I reconnect?

I'm not sure why this happens, but I've lost connectivity (phone service, 3G) with my service provider a number of times now. Not just for a short while, I may be off the air for hours. This is ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab-2 USB connection issue

I am working on Android application development, I want to run my application on Samsung Galaxy Tab-2 GT-P3100 but whenever I connect it with USB to the computer then it is not detecting. snapshot - ...
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Android 4.4.2 on nexus 4/7, wifi connection loss

I have a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 7 (2013). Recently I've upgraded my wifi router as part of moving to VDSL. The problem: The android devices disconnect from the wifi after some time, I can not reproduce ...
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Android 11 Wifi no internet, even though there is internet

Edit: after getting the hint to try creating a new SSID on my WiFi router, I now resolved the problem by just connecting to the same router but with a separate SSID. I still have no idea what the ...
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How to enable adbd to listen to a port at boot time in Android?

I have a rooted HTC Hero, and what I want to do is to enable the adbd to listen to a port at boot time. I tried some code found here: setprop service.adb.tcp.port 5555 stop adbd start adbd in an ...
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How can I set up a 6to4 tunnel (NAT traversal)?

I'd like to get IPv6 including NAT traversal on my Android phone. Root is available. It is so easy to get a 6to4 tunnel on Linux.. Just install aiccu and then aiccu start. On Windows there is ...
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VPN doesn't work on HTC Desire over WiFi

My phone is HTC desire, Android 2.2. It seems to connect to the VPN server while using WiFi, but the browser and other applications can't be access the Internet any more. The connection is ...
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Internet not accessible even though connected to local network using wifi

I have a wifi connection setup at my home. Other devices like my ubuntu laptop and macbook, when connected to wifi are able to access internet. Even my dad's blackberry is able to load websites when ...
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Problem with connection to home Wi-Fi - how to debug?

My Android device (GT-S5570 running 2.2.1) is having connection problems with my home Wi-Fi network (ZyXEL adsl P-660HW-D1). The device connects ok, gets an IP address, and sees all other computers on ...
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Play Store error: "Check your connection and try again", tried all possible solutions

I am using Huawei Honor 3C running v4.4.2, and is rooted for like 1 year without any issue. All of a sudden I am receiving this error: "Check your connection and try again" on Play Store. Every time ...
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Application connection errors after phone reset

My phone was reset, now Wordfeud gives constant connections errors. Do I have to reset something for Wordfeud to work?
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ADB connect to a device via TCP/IP

I'm trying to use adb connect: connect <host>[:<port>] - connect to a device via TCP/IP Port 5555 is used by default if no port number is specified....
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Android tethering via bluetooth keeps disconnecting

I'm currently using a Google Nexus tablet tethered via Bluetooth to a Samsung S3 for internet. Two things are annoying me. First, if I take the phone away from the tablet (go out for lunch), the ...
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Android tablet not connecting to Wi-Fi while previously did

I have three devices: Tablet running Android 2.2; (WPAD) Tablet running Android ICS; (Samsung Tab 2) A laptop. (Dell Studio 1558) Wirelss Router: WRT120N (Linksys) Wireless Router access is ...
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Couldn't connect to server Google+

I get an error "No connection: Couldn't connect to the server" when trying to assign my google account to the Google+ app on my 2.3.5 Android phone. Tried several times along the day today, any ideas ...
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Motorola Milestone Android - Bluetooth Issue - Paired but not connected

im using a Motorola Milestone. I have tried to connect to various bluetooth devices (laptops/other android phone) with this phone but none of them work. I can pair them But after pairing it says "...
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No internet connection after sleep although Wi-Fi connected and working well, Android Samsung Galaxy S I9000

Problem: No internet connection after 1+ minutes of sleep. Wi-Fi is still connected, i have IP assigned through DHCP, i can browse shared folders on PC in network. It looks similar as if i didn't ...
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Cannot connect to my WiFi: "Saved, secured with WPA /WPA2"

I cannot connect to my WiFi at all. I have a Nexus 5 and it has been fine for a long time. All of a sudden, I just cannot connect to my WiFi. I try to connect, and it either says that I am out of ...
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How can I reset WiFi without rebooting the phone?

Sometimes WiFi networks are not picked up on my Moto G. Switching WiFi or flight mode on and off does not solve the problem, however a phone reboot does. Does anybody know of a way I can reset the ...
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Connectivity problem on LG Viper LS840 just updated to Ice Cream Sandwich

MY LG LS840 (Viper) is not opening Play Store after it updated to Ice Cream Sandwich yesterday. My emails are not sending either: they stay in my outbox. How do I fix this? I pulled the battery ...
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How to pair ICS phone with other device that has no Bluetooth PIN

I have a Galaxy S3 i9300 running ICS Cyanogenmod and I am trying to pair it with a Bluetooth device that has no PIN - a Wii Balance board. The balance board does not have a PIN, however whenever I ...
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USB tethered device cannot communicate with WLAN hotspotted device on the same Android phone

Here I have one Android phone, the provider, a device, usb, connecting to it through USB tethering, and a device wlan connecting through WLAN hotspot. So once usb connected, it got assigned an IP in ...
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WiFi works, but frequently disconnects with "authentication problem"

I have a DOOGEE S60 with Android 7.0 Nougat. It can connect to my 2.4GHz WiFi network at home without problems. However, quite frequently, the phone disconnects, showing the message "authentication ...
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MTP not working under Android 6

I am running out of Ideas how to get MTP working again... I am simply not getting the dialog again on my android, asking me wether I want just charging, or MTP or Picture mode... Until most recently, ...
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Galaxy S2 restarts

My Galaxy S2 restarts occassionally. In addition, it sometimes loses connection with my service provider (even when the signal strength is good). I just have to switch it off and back on again. I ...
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unsuccessful VPN connection

I'm unable to connect my phone to VPN, it always say "unsuccessful". I deleted the profile and created it again but it didn't help. What is wrong with it?
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Google Play does not work and shows "No connection" or "There was a problem connecting to the network"

I've got a Droid X, running Android 2.3.4 and System version 4.5.621.MB810.Verizon.en.US. Just recently, Google Play stopped working. Whenever I open Google Play, it immediately displays: No ...
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Tablet won't connect to any WiFi network anymore, always shows "saved"

My tablet will not connect to ANY WiFi network anymore. Everything was working perfectly for about a month. But now, the WiFi icon has disappeared, and every time I try to connect to a network it ...
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Why does Spotify say that there is no Internet connection available when there is one (Samsung Galaxy S)?

When I start the Spotify Android app from my Samsung Galaxy 1 it seems that the internet connection is not working: What can I do to resolve this?
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"Cannot add/update network before store is read!" when trying to save a WiFi network on Android 9

I cannot connect to WiFi on Android 9. This is the error log D/WifiService( 1941): recentFailure: Association Rejection code: 0 D/WifiService( 1941): uid=1000 name=android.uid.system:1000 ...
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