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Is there any upside in using Bluetooth tethering instead of wifi tethering when using Android devices?

I use Internet on my S23 Ultra phone via Bluetooth tethering. Is there any upside in using Bluetooth tethering instead of wifi tethering when using Android devices?
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"Laser" Android 7-inch tablet connects to the internet without WiFi access to router

I have a "Laser" 7-inch Android Go tablet, model # MID-789. I do not normally use it for internet work, but it is useful as a 2FA device, for which I usually wake up the WiFi and use my ...
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Cannot get network/internet access within crosvm managed VM

I am trying to run a VM with internet access on my Pixel 6a and Android 14. I am using crosvm to successfully boot debian on the Pixel, but unfortunately I am not able to get internet access (or any ...
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Mobile data does not work unless Wi-Fi is enabled on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

I have a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, so it is not even two years old. When my Wi-Fi is on, so is my mobile data, and the data works on and off. If I turn off the Wi-Fi off, I lose mobile data. I have ...
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A way to separately activate WiFi and Mobile Data internet connection

In my Android 14 (stock/Pixel 7) (it was the same when it was Android 13 before the update), I can activate and deactivate the internet connection via Mobile Data and WiFi. What bothers me is that I ...
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I can't connect my pc's Ethernet to my mobile

I have an ethernet connection in my pc, but the administrator banned it's Wifi connection. I want to connect my pc's internet through USB, but I don't know how to connect it. Whenever I use USB ...
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How to detect which site is being displayed in the TikTok app's proprietary browser?

I am looking for a way to find out the address of a website that is being opened in the integrated (proprietary) browser of the TikTok application. I am trying to stop some fraudulent visits to our ...
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How to find the culprit of "no internet connection"?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S22 phone with Android 13. About once or twice a month I'm facing with "no internet connection" issue while using mobile data (not a Wi-Fi). Switching off and on ...
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WiFi apps not working when VPN apps are connected

I have decided to use the AirMore app to connect my Android phone to my Windows computer. My internet speed was very slow, so I decided to connect to AirMore using WiFi. It was very good with very ...
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Internet on Android apps fail when on ethernet cable

I have a strange problem. When connected to WiFi, I have no issues. When I connect a UTP cable to my device via a USB ethernet adaptor, I can browse the internet, but apps won't work. I can, for ...
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Notifications coming thru BUT no Internet access to apps?

I'm using OnePlus 5 on Android 10. Notifications never stopped arriving, but if I tried to connect to the Internet (e.g. Browser, Banking App), the app connection failed (timed out). I'm pretty sure ...
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Ports filtering in Android

How to configure port filtering in Android using iptables? As it is used by default for filtering in the Linux kernel before version 5.0, and after that firewalld is used. Apparently, you should use ...
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Can't run bookmarklets on browser (chrome) without Wifi connection

I have some bookmarks that are javascript code (for example, javascript:alert(1)) but am not able to run them unless I am on a webpage that is not the "newtab" page. Which is particularly ...
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Can any other programs affect receiving WhatsApp messages when in use?

Curious as to why one gray tick happens when sending a WhatsApp message, as well as why calls are not being received. Is it possible that another program conflicts with WhatsApp and the ability to ...
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What is the purpose of an android phone continuously accessing the internet every ≈10 seconds?

Why would a stationary phone on Wi-Fi need to access the internet every few seconds as shown by the arrows near the Wi-Fi icon top right corner of the home screen? Does this happen also off Wi-Fi but ...
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How to Load Webpages From Local Network While LTE Data is Connected?

My device is connected to a local WIFI AP that has a network, but not an internet connection. On this local WIFI network there is a webserver running at http://192.168.4.1:8000/ In the browser on my ...
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Is there a way or app that allow me to configure my mobile hotspot as a real router?

I live in Cuba 🇨🇺, and the easiest and cheapest way to have internet in home is sharing it from a mobile, now I'm trying to configure a Google home mini, but it doesn't work because AP isolation, so ...
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Having internet access with no data plan

I have a pay as you go plan with no data. I have always been able to visit and search on Google and my carrier's website by turning on the data plan on phone (even though I have no data and there ...
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Almost all things equal, WhatsApp is unable to connect on Android 12 vs Android 10

Two Samsung phones, one running an Android 10, another Android 12. Same firewall configuration, same router config, same positive WiFi internet connectivity for other apps on both phones. WhatsApp ...
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Why does Signal app not have network access?

I am trying to install Signal on a phone (Android 8). I just need this installed for verifying/linking my actual Signal desktop app. When I enter my number, the app tells me it has no permission/...
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Cannot enable Huawei Wallet fingerprint verification — "Unable to apply for certificate"

A friend of mine has a Huawei Nova 9 SE and wants to his bank cards in the Wallet app so he could pay directly with the phone. Every time when we try to add the card, it says we should enter the PIN ...
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How to ensure android device is always connected to wifi regardless of its state?

Is there any developer setting option or adb command that forces android devices to always maintain their wifi connection even if the device is idle or locked? Sometimes my devices don't respond to ...
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Some tablets respond to pings, others don't

There are dozens of tablets on my table that are all connected to the same 5GHz Wi-Fi network. All IP addresses were given by DHCP in subnet 192.168.34.0/24. I want to find the ip addresses of all of ...
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Is there any way to test the ability to access websites on different network connections without turning network connections on and off?

Is there any way to test the ability to access websites on different network connections without turning network connections on and off? For example.. Suppose you have a smartphone with 2 mobile sim ...
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How to run a WiFi speed test periodically and log results?

I would like an app (or some other method) that will run every N minutes and check the WiFi speed and log the result. I tried this using Open App Scheduler to run a speed test (from speedtest.net) but ...
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How to block Wi-Fi on tablet via interface without possibility to restore

Is it possible and how to block Wi-Fi on a tablet via its Android's interface without possibility to restore Wi-Fi back via the interface? So that I would be able to restore Wi-Fi only with root ...
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Can an Android device connect to the internet before decrypting the storage?

Can an Android device connect to the internet before the user enters their decryption password? I assume it cannot connect to saved WiFi networks, as these should be encrypted, but how about mobile ...
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Check what website is my app displaying. It was created with appcreator24

I have an app that is basically a container of a browser opening a website but I am unable to see what website it is so I can open it through a normal browser. I have tried to trap the network traffic ...
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/sys/class/net on Android 12

Recently, I bought a new phone with Android 12. This command worked on Android 10 (just Termux, no ADB, no root): cat /sys/class/net/wlan0/statistics/rx_bytes but failed on Android 12. Any work ...
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Opening iptables for initial Android setup blocks connectivity

I installed an AOSP Android 12 based ROM with root. I set up a simple custom stateful iptables firewall to block all connectivity except for a browser. I connect to WiFi and there is no internet. This ...
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Pixel 3 not automatically connecting to 2.4 Ghz network

I have a dual band router with 2.4 and 5 GHz channels, and the 2.4 GHz channel has a much better signal in my house, and is generally fast enough for the purposes I use my phone for. Only problem is, ...
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Messengers don't show incoming call when they are not active

Samsung A10 with Android 11. Nor Viber, nor Telegram shows incoming call when they are not active. I mean, that if the messenger is open (in memory) and it is currently being used (focused) then ...
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Block top level domains in my device

In my pursuit to block porn, I installed many web filtering options. Currently, I am using Open Dns free version and Blockerhero for blocking specific domains and apps. However my issue is that ...
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Change mobile phone into proxy gateway

I have a WiFi network in my home. Fiber connection as default. I'm looking for a way to hook my mobile phone into my local network, and create a "gateway" proxy on it. I installed something ...
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Lync 2010 Problems - Android 11

I have installed Lync 2010 Mobile on my Samsung Galaxy A12 mobile phone. When I try to connect, it says "the Server Fails a Connection". I set all required DNS server settings in my Windows ...
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Why does Phone Link require internet access?

I noticed that Microsoft's Phone Link app does not work without an internet connection. Some other apps discover and connect directly to your mobile device via your local Wifi or USB. I am concerned ...
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Slow internet connection on Android phone, while no issues on other home devices

I'm having an issue with the WiFi connection on my Android phone (OnePlus 6, Android 11). For the past few days, some apps started to work slowly, I see spinners all the time, indicating that the ...
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Android TV/box, wrong date time, and no internet access

I have a few Android TVs and Android TV boxes around the house, and one common nuisance is: that if the time and/or date are incorrect, then the internet for those devices won't work. Also through the ...
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Problem sharing internet via WiFi Hotspot (tethering) while in foreign country roaming

I noticed, whenever I am in foreign country (i.e. DATA ROAMING) I can connect other devices to my android phones via its hotspot, but they (devices) have restricted access to internet.. In other words:...
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Hotspot and Position automatically toggles off

I'm on a POCO phone M4 pro 5G, running MIUI Global 12.5.8 Android 11 RP1A 200720.01 Sometime I face this annoying problem which apparently no-one experencied on the internet. If I'm sharing my ...
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How "turn on data" works

Instead of letting all the apps connect to internet, is it possible to let selected apps connect to internet? Hence my question how "turn on data" works?
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Change IP identifier of an Android phone

There's a social media app that I had installed on two Android phones. For a reason I cannot explain, one phone was "banned" from using the app. I contacted customer service but with no ...
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Why does the internet connection lag when I hold the phone in a specific way?

I want to know what's really at play between my smartphone, Android 11, and my holding has to do with loading content. By "loading content", I mean when I enter a search term in Chrome, when ...
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How does Android device supply internet to apps and apps become online?

Apps are in an offline state. Whenever I turned on data (internet), in the blink of an eye, the apps become online. In another instance, I turned on data (but I have no internet), and apps are not ...
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Google services on Raspberry Pi 4 Model B saying it is offline while connected to WiFi

I have just been setting up Android 12L on my Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. After I installed Google Play onto the Raspberry Pi, no matter how hard I try fixing it, all Google services still say it is ...
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My android can send message but cannot receive message

I am using Vivo S1 and I have some issues recently. My phone works perfectly when using WiFi or tethering from another phone. But when I use mobile data from my SIM card, I cannot load anything and ...
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Problem with hotspot - WiFi connection on, but internet is down

I often connect my laptop (U20.04) via Android hotspot (Redmi Note 10 5G). Systematically, after a while, internet connection on my laptop disappears. In particular, the indicator shows that there is ...
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Use my smartphone as hotspot only

I often turn on the hotspot on my phone to use the data connection on my laptop throgh wifi. Anyway, the connection is often unstable. For example, when a Whatsapp message arrives, then the connection ...
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Port Forwarding Outside Local Network Using Phone Network

I want to forward my local port outside of network as does in routers but through phone's network. I having Android 11. I have looked many pages and fortunately found this but this seems like it does ...
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Android phone cannot access internet when connected to bridge mode router

I have 3 routers in the house. 2 are using bridge mode (for wi-fi coverage) and 1 main router My other devices work fine (either connect to the main router or bridge mode routers) All routers use the ...
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