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A router is a device that forwards data packets across multiple networks. Android devices are interacting most commonly with Wifi routers, but they can also have a router role, and other physical layers are possible (bluetooth, usb, ethernet).

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How can I block TikTok mobile app using Huawei HG8245H5 GPON router?

I tried to block TikTok by URL on the Huawei HG8245H5 GPON router, but it only blocks on the computer, not on the mobile app. How can I block the TikTok mobile app using the Huawei HG8245H5 GPON ...
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Lenovo Yoga 2 not connecting to Zyxel Wi-Fi modem at all

When I try to connect my Lenovo Yoga 2 tablet to my Zyxel VMG3625-T50B WiFi modem and enter the password, it keeps showing "Saved" without actually connecting at all. I think it is a problem ...
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Virtual router for Android?

I am aware that an Android phone plays a virtual router via the "hotspot" feature. I also realized that when an Android phone is tethered via USB for an internet connection, the machine that ...
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No WLAN connection for one Xiaomi MiA2 mobile phone?

We bought some days ago a new WLan Router (FRITZ!Box 7530). Everything went fine, only one single mobile doesn't connect properly. We reseted all settings of this phone to (Xiaomi MiA2), tried to ...
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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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Nmap scan result "5353/udp open|filtered zeroconf". Can my device be hacked?

I scanned my Android phone connected to the WiFi router from within the LAN, using nmap. It returned the following result. PORT STATE SERVICE 5353/udp open|filtered zeroconf Does this ...
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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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USB tether to router and then connect to the WiFi of the router no longer possible on recent Android versions?

I have somewhat of an unusual problem that wasn't a problem a few months ago, I had an Xperia X with Android 8 on it, and I used it to provide Internet (4G) for my devices using a router. It worked ...
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How to turn my old phone into a proper router?

It happens that I have an old 4G Alcatel (Android 6) phone and I want to use it as a 4G modem because fibber nor ADSL will work in my location. I'm not seeking a simple mobile hotspot, instead I would ...
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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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How to IP forwarding/NAT from WIFI -> Mobile data without creating hotspot/access point

I would like to be able to use my android phone as a backup internet connection if my home broadband goes down. The idea is that if the network went down I would set up a static route on my home ...
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Is Galaxy S3 always disclosing an WiFi SSID? [duplicate]

I read tons of articles about how is it bad do hide SSID because client devices can disclose the network parameters by constantly "pinging" it when not in range. Ok, here is the client the ...
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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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Some android apps not working on WiFi, but working on mobile data

I've had a strange scenario these days. While on WiFi connection, whenever I tried accessing certain apps from my android device, they would be stuck on the loading screen forever. Other apps were ...
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My Xiaomi Android smartphone suddenly doesn't see my WiFi's SSID in the WiFi connection list

I've had an internet outage and afterwards my Android 9 Xiaomi smartphone did not see my SSID at all in the system WiFi list and in the WiFi Analyzer app. My phone only supports 2.4 GHz WiFi, whereas ...
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Android tethering without using sim card?

My Android phone has internet access through WiFi hotspot and it has no sim card inserted. I want to connect this phone to a router via usb or usb-to-rj45-wan-port whatever doable (there is some ...
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Set android as internet gateway to local router (Not mobile hotspot)

Background I have a local network and I want to have my mobile serve as an internet gateway when entering the network. What I'm asking is asked here, here and here. An advanced version has also been ...
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WiFi not in range

I have a Samsung galaxy S3. I used to connect it to my router via WiFi and connect to the internet. Everything was OK till I switched WiFi off and then on. It doesn't connect to the router anymore and ...
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Printer server set up through router

I've got an Epson L220 series printer and connected it to my Huawei EG8145V5 router using my printer's usb, I can print wirelessly from my laptop without any problem, but when it's different in ...
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Block access to Google Play Store app from Wi-Fi router

I was wondering how can I block the Play Store Android app from the router itself? My router has a function to block a web address or an IP address. So does anyone know what website/IP address should ...
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wifi speed is perfect in laptop but very low in mobile why?

isp : gtpl phone : poco F1 plan : 40 mbps down and half of it upload router settings : channel 6 and frequancy auto security : WPA - Personal note : both test were on wifi, laptop was not connected ...
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Is it safe to use an old mobile phone as modem / router for Wifi?

(Related to A phone as a home 4G modem/router?) I was wondering if it is plausible and safe to keep an old phone charging all the time with a sim card in order to use it as a modem/router for Wifi. I ...
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How do I create a new route table on rooted Android?

On Linux I can type something like echo 202 my_table >> /etc/iproute2/rt_tables and voila, I can use my_table in commands like ip route add 1.1.1.1 dev eth0 table my_table. But my rooted Android ...
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Connected to wifi, but no internet access

first question here. I was using wifi normally on my phone. Then I turned it off and after some time turned it back again. Since then I can not access the internet. It's showing Connected(no internet ...
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Use phone as USB modem by ADB

I want to use the phone as a backup line for my Linux server. Can I do this by using the ADB? I mean, forward everything to a socket and route the traffic there. I also need some port forwarding, ...
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How to ping a local network host by hostname?

I recently wiped my phone and now I am unable to ping a machine by the hostname. Pinging by IP works. I have a machine, let's say it is called NAS. From my Router and PC, ping NAS finds the machine. ...
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Why I couldn't monitor traffic from this page?

When I opened the capture log I found nothing from the page other than this when I first tried to visit it using http only, and then I get that security warning and i click proceed to unsafe anyway i ...
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How to do port forwarding over Android USB tethering?

So, for the time being I'm stuck plugging my phone into my PC and using USB tethering to connect to Wi-Fi. One of my games requires port forwarding for online play, and I'm having trouble getting it ...
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WiFi dropping with channel switch and not reconnecting: how to debug

Since a few days my new Samsung Galaxy A50 (running Pie build PPR1.180610.011.A505FNXXU1ASD6) is dropping the WiFi connection to my router (Fr!tzBox 7940) for no clear reason. I've been trying all ...
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Can not recognise wifi if the device is far from router

My phone connect when device is close to router but signal is weak.In some routers it connect to wifi and works fine. My mobile data works fine. When i have my mobile data open and activate the ...
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Android wifi (oreo) dropping. Because of pihole?

First of all, my apologies if I'm posting in the wrong forum. I'm a bit lost in the SE galaxy. But since my issue is quite complex and specific, I feel this is the best place. Let me know if I'm wrong....
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How does carriers blocks Internet connections on phone…

I just changed my ISP, and whatever the tethering method (usb or Wi‑Fi or bluethooth) I’m using, I’m redirected to a captive portal of my carrier on my PC web browser’s stating that I’m not allowed to ...
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Can you link an Andoird phone into your home internet without having to pay for a monthly service?

I have never had a phone before. Can phones do this? I want an Android phone. I want it to be able to download stuff from the Google Play store. I would like it to be able to do this using my ...
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Android 7.0 drops wifi connection to router without internet connection

I use a TP-Link TL-WR702N mini router to provide a wireless connection to my Nikon D4 DSLR to operate the camera remotely via my phone or tablet. The camera acts as a server when doing so. This ...
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Accessibility of router password entering via scanning for blind, old people, and ease of use

This post is about accessibility by older people and people forgetting their glasses and shop and warehouse personnel wanting to make use of a QR code and some blind people as a quick input method. ...
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How can i cofigure a sabai router using a samsung s tablet

Would like to cofigure router settings IP etc but dont have adevice with a LAN connection with me -only my tablet. Is there any way to do this easily or do l wait? Thanks
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Downloader app failing to download apps over a specific wifi hotspot (Error 495)

This may look like it's beating a dead horse, but it's not. All of my Android devices of different brands and different chipsets, from Exynos, Snapdragon 820, Snapdragon 435, with stock or custom ...
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My phone keeps getting disconnected from the wifi

Everytime I connect my phone to my wifi after a while it disconnects and won't work until I put the password again, reboot the router, or link the device via WPS. I'm desperate I can't even use my own ...
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I am connecting to a WiFi or a Hotspot? [closed]

It's a doubt basically!! Consider if I am asking a friend to turn on Hotspot then I am turning on WiFi connecting to that phone. Now consider in case of router, if I am connecting to that router but ...
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Android devices not able to access the internet when certain router is on

I have a TP Link Router model TL-MR6400 and then to extend this wifi I have a Eircom D1000 modem, which is set up in Bridge mode. All my devices are able to access the internet using this setup(...
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Use an Android phone as a dongle with a home router

I'm researching the possibility of 'tethering' a spare (rooted android) phone to my home router, to act as a 3G/4G dongle and give my home internet via the phone. I have found USB to Ethernet ...
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how does CSipSimple connect to Ekiga through NAT?

What networking magic does CSipSimple employ for Ekiga that it works behind a Netgear home router and NAT? Jitsi cannot connect to Ekiga from behind a router. Wikipedia says that it uses: NAT ...
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Android phone won't connect to WiFi when Laptop off

A customer has a weird problem: After he switches on his router/DSL-modem, his Android phone won't connect to WiFi. When he turns on his laptop (connected by LAN to the router), the phone suddenly is ...
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Android VPN service's policy based routing relative to iptables (specific behavior question, android 5.0, 5.1)

Background: Several phones, different firmwares Elephone p7000, Android 5.0 based rom Xiaomi redmi note 2, three different roms (5.1 based Cyaonogen, 5.0 based AOSP derivative) Rooted. Installed a ...
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phone as router, no internet needed.

So I have a droid RAZR Maxx HD xt926 and I currently use it without a Verizon sim or plan. I use it in airplane mode with wifi turned ON, so I can do Google voice calling and texting. I would like ...
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WiFi port turns off randomly in Blaupunkt Cape Town 945

I use Blaupunkt Cape Town 945 all-in-one system in my car. That is audio, DVB-T, reversing camera, navigation, blue-tooth for phone etc, etc. This unit based on Android 4.1.1 Firmware version is ...
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USB tether android to laptop, use laptop as wifi router

I have unlimited tethering via usb, but not wifi via metro... so can I tether my phone to the laptop (via usb) and use the laptop as a wifi router? Virtual routers don't seem to be able to pick up ...
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How can I select a router that I want to connect on Android? [closed]

In my residence, there's a network which has many different routers to provide Wi-Fi signals. One of these routers doesn't work properly. I can connect to this router, but it can't connect to the ...
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Android devices not allowed to connect to WiFi

I am a college student and they provide us free WiFi here . When trying to connect to the WiFi all devices connect to it instantly except Android devices. When Android 6.0 was launched the devices ...
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Android phone constantly loses Wi-Fi connection

My Android phone loses the Wi-Fi connection when I'm at home in the very short time after it is connected, usually around the first 30 seconds. Sometimes it works fine, but not often. When it isn't ...
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