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Methodology to trace multiple types of the networks [closed]

Can we monitor information that is transmitted by mail, the press, the Internet, and social contacts? Although we like to assume that all information travels across the net, a lot of information ...
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Why does android make hotspots with a different subnet mask that a regular home router?

For example we typically get 192.168.1.XXX addresses from a home router, but an android phone gives out addresses on another 192.XXX which makes it problematic for connecting devices with each other ...
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Wifi Hotspot - Getting 504 Timeout (and CORS) when cache is not disabled

I have an android phone that I'm using for wifi hotspot to which I connect my laptop to. There is generally no problem with it however sometimes content just doesn't load. I tried checking the Network ...
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Why do LTE Network Interfaces Change Names?

You may have seen my earlier question here detailing my struggles with multiplexing LTE and WiFi on a rooted Android device. Much of this stems from an issue I seem to run into with the LTE network ...
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(ROOTED PHONE) Using WiFi and LTE Simultaneously

I have a rooted Google Pixel 4a and an IoT device which I connect to over WiFi. This WiFi network does not have internet connectivity and simply serves as a way to control the IoT device. I have a ...
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How can I stop my daughter casting to TV?

I have a 3 year old daughter that often likes to watch Youtube/Youtube Kids on an android device... she's worked out that theres this magical button in the top right of every video that can take that ...
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SMB/CIFS URL not working in Android browser. How to open SMB shared files and folders in Android browser

I'm sharing some folders and files from windows in my LAN. I can access the files using ES-explorer and X-plorer apps. What I want is to open the folder in browser using URL. All laptop browsers can ...
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My Android Client can't connect to OpenBSD VPN Server

I am configuring a point-to-site VPN (IKEv2)by using an OpenBSD IKEv2 server and an Android client. I have tried to follow the instructions given in the following link : http://www.openbsd.org/faq/...
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USB tethered device constantly changing public IP address

I recently switched from iPhone to Android (Galaxy S10e), and use the phone hotspot as my primary internet. I connect the phone to a gli-net mini router (https://www.gl-inet.com/products/gl-ar750s/) ...
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Does using an OpenVPN in conjunction with XprivacyLua %100 prevent an app from knowing anything about the Wi-Fi I'm connected to?

Let's say I don't want an app to know the network I'm connected to, would using an OpenVPN app and restricting everything for the app on XprivacyLua be as good as using a different Wi-Fi connection ...
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Get an actual detailed data and specs about current established Wifi link and agreed CAPABs with AP/Sation?

I thought getting this info would be as easy as running old good iw with root but to my surprise it turns out even here Android manages to screw you and your expectations yet again. I've asked around ...
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How can I permanently assign a static IP address to Wi-Fi clients? (Lineage OS 17.1 Android 10)

My phone Moto X 4 has LineageOS 17.1 installed and is rooted with magisk. I use the phone's hot spot as main mean to connect to the internet. In this scenario the android device acts as DHCP server, ...
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How to use Socks4 proxy on Android 10 without rooting your device?

I have a Socks4 proxy and I need to configure it in my mobile so that all traffic of the apps goes through that proxy. How can I configure Socks4 proxy without rooting the mobile ? I have seen '...
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How to forward portsbon a USB tethered connection?

I'm using a USB tethered connection from my phone to my PC, I'd like to know if there's any way I can forward ports through this tethered connection, so that I'm able to play games that uses peer-to-...
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Turn on adb network mode on device without USB connection

I am debugging an app using a phone-PC combination which has USB issues. I can successfully establish a wifi connection using 'adb tcpip 555' then 'adb connect 1.2.3.4' However, sometimes I can't ...
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Some websites not reachable using cellular data but working perfectly using Wifi

I a have a Xiaomi mi 9 se phone and I am not able to access some websites using their IP adress. To give you some context, I have some servers I wish I can access but it not possible, I receive a ...
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Latency spikes regularly spaced on a OnePlus5 phone, reproducible on both ATT & TMobile

I'm seeing latency spikes consistently spaced. I'm using packetlosstest.com to check latency (also experiencing the issue with real-time apps). Normal latency is ~100ms, at regular intervals I ...
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Find out which app is making internet request

I'm tracing my network's DNS calls for a few days (using Pi-Hole to block ads and tracking) and I noticed that on my phone, something is calling checkip.amazonaws.com every 5-10 minutes. As I find ...
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Is it possible to merge/network multiple smartphones and use them as one device?

I have 4 android smartphones each with 512 gb memory card. Is it possible to somehow combine them together so that I can access a total of 2TB? My exact use case is to install kmplayer on one of those ...
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VLC does not play m3u file iptv

Hey I used to play iptv streaming on windows and android through VLC with a m3u file shared by internet distributor. However for some time now android is not playing channels by excusing that "...
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Is it possible to connect to a WiFi network using the router's MAC address and not the broadcasted SSID on Android?

Assuming that there are many hotspots broadcasting the same SSID, is it possible to "force" my Android phone to connect to a specific network by using a unique identifier, for example the ...
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Wifi stops working at random

I have a Galaxy S20, which is having a problem with wireless networks (for around a week, maybe a few days more). It will always connect to them fine, but after a certain (somewhat random) amount of ...
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sharing network using adb port forwarding [duplicate]

A bit of background I have an Android phone, which unfortunately cannot usb-tether while it is connected to the internet (using wifi or mobile data, but it works when the device is not connected to ...
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Android 10 - recording app network usage

On Android 9 or less, I use a shell script which continuously reads from /proc/net/xt_qtaguid/stats and greps by app UID to get app network usage. However, this method is deprecated on android 10: ...
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bridging android emulator to LAN connection does not work

I have two emulator installed on my PC, one is memuplayer and the other is LDMultiplayer . I am trying to set a bridge from my android to my LAN connection. however after doing so and restarting the ...
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Android disconnects (looses Internet access) whenever data is used

I've recently installed a new router to extend the home's signal. It's a TP Link Archer xr500v, and it's connected via wire (LAN) to the main router that is in turn connected to the ISP. I've disabled ...
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Using Android Phone as Wifi adapter for stereo system?

Would it be possible to use an old Android Phone as a wifi adapter for an old stereo system to stream music to it? We have an old Stereo System at home (which doesent have wifi conncetion) and I would ...
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How to forward traffic from eth0 to ppp0 on Android

I am using Android 10 on a custom device. The Android image has been generated by AOSP. I need to forward the traffico from the eth0 to the ppp0 (LTE module) interface. I've managed to enable the ppp0 ...
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How to easily access and browse 100GB of photos of the local network's NAS?

I don't use Google Photos, iCloud photos or any other (distant) cloud photos storage service. All my 100 GB photos are stored on a hard drive connected on a NAS of my home router (of course, I have ...
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Android cannot forward packets

Target: Perform IP forwarding for devices within the same local network. (The real target is transparent proxy but the IP forwarding is a prerequisite) Network setup: All devices are in the same local ...
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Why can't I browse to my desktop using its .local hostname?

I have a PC whose name is "mypc". It's accessible on the local network. https://mypc.local correctly displays its website when browsed from Mac, iOS, and itself. However, using my Pixel 3 ...
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Xiaomi Redmi5 Cannot Connect to Phaser 3020 Printer

I am trying to connect Xiaomi Redmi5 with a Phaser 3020 via Wi-Fi Direct. My iOS devices connect just fine. Xerox Printer Services cannot discover the printer. Tried it with the IP of the printer. ...
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Network stack broken after uninstalling AFWall?

Since uninstalling AFWall and rebooting, I "connect" to LTE/3G/2G and wifi but there is always a little X on the icon and never any network access (can't actually access anything with ...
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Cannot access tethered device (Samsung)

Phone: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS) -> phone 1 I connect a laptop and phone (phone 2 on 192.168.43.86, a Xiaomi) to the phone 1's Android hotspot. On laptop and phone2, I can ...
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Dynamic binding of ports of a process. How to change to fixed port?

There's an app on my phone which binds dynamically to local ports over 31000(since my local port range is 31000 to somewhere around 60000). I want the application to bind on port 25 (smtp) because the ...
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What would be a proper way to set dnscrypt-proxy on my phone to use DoH(Dns over https) to cloudflare servers

I'm using a Mediatek phone(stock rom) running Android 5.1.1 with root privillege(using Magisk). I downloaded the latest version of dnscrypt proxy for arm devices which came in a zip extension and can ...
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Not able to stream locally stored videos in android VLC

I wish to stream media files stored in my PC on my Android device. I tried starting a DLNA server on windows 7 laptop with help of both in-built feature and a software called SimpleDLNA server, both ...
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“Connected, no internet” for my phone only, network otherwise working

I have a local WiFi (composed, if it helps, of a main router and another wifi accesspoint with the same SSID, but the problem persists even when turning it off), all devices connected to it seem to ...
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What are some good security practices to take on a newly rooted Android phone and improvise further

I've managed to root my Mediatek Android smartphone using Magisck. I've managed to set up Afwall+ for now and was wondering how to further harden this device. If you have a smartphone with root ...
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Speed from mobile hotspot is not consistence and poor speed

I am WFH and using Xiaomi note 8 pro for hotspot to my work computer and I have D-Link dongle which catch the hotspot signal. I am using Airtel sim card for that. When I start working to my system at ...
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What is causing unknown network traffic on an Android phone?

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone with Android 10 installed. Even when all apps are closed using the task manager, I see some realtime network traffic. It's not that much but it goes on all ...
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Cannot access network from non-root users in terminal (Permission denied) [duplicate]

Preamble My problem is, to run specific commands (i.e., start specific processes, possibly at background) on boot. I've installed Termux, so I want to start some of its commands at boot time, such as ...
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What is the easiest way to send push notifications from my GNU/Linux machine?

Not sure if this is the right network to ask this, but I want to have a simple way of sending a push notification to my android phone from a simple command on my linux box. Both devices are on the ...
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How to connect a usb tethered device to a device that is connected by hotspot both using a single phone?

I have a pc with no wifi card and a laptop. I want to use the laptop as a second monitor using spacedesk software but it needs the two device to be connected on the same network. the only resources I ...
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Unable to ping LAN from my android phone when the devices are on a JioFi(mobile hotspot) network

I am rather having a strange issue ... I have 2 mobile hotspot devices ... Huawei(unlocked) and Jiofi(locked to Jio network in India) Huawei Network Details Gateway(router IP) : 192.168.8.1 Subnet : ...
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Using VPN to proxy all data to a remote ssh gateway

I have a ssh Client connectbot which I can use to connect to a ssh server and then use the remote server as a gateway . I have socks proxy setup at the locally on android .I can configure Mozilla to ...
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High ping in emulator

I want to play mlbb on pc android emulator since it does not run on android x86. I have 70~90 ping on my network. But i am getting more than 150 in emulator. I tried switching netork mode and used ...
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Can anyone tell me what this means?

I have a spy wear app and it's showing these have accessed my net but I dunno how to figure out what they are..the ones in the pic with ?marks by them when opened thats what it read on the other pics
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Emulator 'redir' command unavailable… (?)

I am trying to configure my emulator to connect to my WiFi as per these instructions, however, I find that the "redir" command is not available. My emulator is for API version 29, and its ...
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Periodic slow wifi pings on android despite strong signal

I have an android phone connected to my home wireless. Every other device in the house works ok with the network. Checking ping in Android adb shows some weird results: Android:/ $ ping 1.1.1.1 PING 1....

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