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Questions tagged [wi-fi]

For questions specifically about issues with WLAN network connectivity (via a wireless router) as opposed to questions related to cellular connections (2G/3G/4G, etc.).

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Download seems to stop when screen is locked in Xiaomi device

I have a Xiaomi Redmi note 7 device global version which features MIUI 10.2.1.0 . Now I see the MIUI 10.3.5.0 update, I press the download button and it starts downloading, I then leave it to ...
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How connect rooted device to android studio without USB [duplicate]

There is a problem connecting my phone to an Android studio. My device USB port has broken and I want to install apps through the hotspot. how can I do that?
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Particular WiFi does not connect after trying to root Samsung Galaxy S10e with Magisk

I followed this tutorial: https://topjohnwu.github.io/Magisk/samsung All went well until step 14 (so, right after flashing the ROM and rebooting). At step 14, Magisk tried updating, but could not. I ...
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How do i get external wifi card to work on a nexus 6P

Ive tried lots of things to get an external wifi card to power on but no luck so far. These are the things i have tied: Rooted the 6p (via supersu) Downgraded os to 7.1.1 (Nougat) using nethunter-...
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LenovoA700-a android version 5.0 lollipop

I can connect to my wifi and I have good signal but it says no internet access but all the other mobile are working just fine I tried every thing from restarting g to resetting my mobile but No use ...
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Android device use wrong location when connected to one WiFi, other devices location OK

I have a brand new Galaxy M10 and Xiaomi Pocophone F1. When I connected Galaxy M10 device to my Huawei MiFi router (I'm using this router over 2 years), it shows my location is "Laos", but this is ...
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Ignore all those “free” wifi access points

This has probably been asked before but I was unable to find anything relevant with searches. My problem is, I can be using my phone with my almost unlimited 4G data, quite happily, but if I pass too ...
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How can i recognize what kind of wifi SoC that my phone using?

How can i recognize what kind of wifi SoC that my android smart phone using? etc bcm... and my smart phone can not access in dmesg. ㅜㅜ
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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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Wi-Fi “bootlooped” on Android

The Wi-Fi on my Android phone is "bootlooped". That means, that it permanently tries to start but never completes to do so. This is also visible in the Wi-Fi menu, where it says "Turning Wi-Fi on...". ...
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Moto g(4) wifi disconnects and takes time reconnecting

In my moto g(4) wifi frequently disconnects and then when we open the wifi settings it shows that scanning for networks and sometimes even shows no network available (although I have 10 wifi's ...
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How to decrypt wpa_supplicant.conf from Samsung Android device?

I managed to get wpa_suppplicant.conf out of my Samsung device to retrieve a password I currently don't have access to. Many of the options people are posting on the entire internet include having to ...
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I can't get wi-fi conecction in a samsung J8 with android 8.0

Android 8.0 drops WiFi connection. Wi-Fi verbose log says: (network_selection_permamently_disabled) network_selection_disabled_by_wifi_manager also displayed autentification error.
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How can I view Wi-Fi connection history?

I want to view wi-fi connection history on my Android phone. Specifically, I want to know which networks the phones was connected to & disconnected from & when. Edit: My phone is a Nexus 5x (...
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Google Photos will not backup

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 running Android 9 and One UI. Google Photos will not back up anything. All I am getting as a Getting ready to back up and 185 items left perpetual spinner at the top of ...
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Is there an easy way to transfer files between PCs and a phone via WiFi?

I'm currently using SFTP to send files between my phone and my Linux PCs, with OpenSSH server on the PCs and Ghost Commander on the phone. What is inconvenient is that I have to either type the ...
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VPN not working on Android when on Wifi Network

I have a Synology NAS server that has a L2TP/IPSec PSK VPN Server running. I used to connect to it with my Android phone (Version 7) (and previously with my iPhone) just fine. Whether I was on 4G or ...
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Android device does not consistently have internet access when connected to WiFi

I recently set up a wireless home networking system at a friend's home. Everything works great, except that an Android LG G4 cell phone sometimes cannot access the internet even though Android ...
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Share known WiFi networks between own devices

It happens every now and then that I connect to a WiFi network for the first time on my phone, but not on my tablet. The second time I visit the place I might not have the WiFi access key at hand. Is ...
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How to make wifi list show duplicate SSID when different mac address

I have a home modem and a repeater, both have the same SSID. at some cases want to connect to one and not the other, but android automatically chooses the one with the highest signal strength which ...
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Spoof mac address for specific network only

Is there any way to spoof my device's mac address only for network with SSID "x", but not for other networks? I am aware of other questions like this How to change the (permanent) MAC address on my ...
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Internet And Wifi, Both are not working Except for Whatsapp Which is working fine

In My Lfy Water 1, both internet and wifi ain't functioning, i cannot use any browser, youtube, gmail, but Whatsapp is working fine. I'm using vodafone 4g, it shows 4g and full strength network on ...
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how do I connect an android phone to a Linux wifi? [duplicate]

I am using my Debian Linux computer (called 'theresia') as a wifi access point. I can use the network from iOS, Meego and Maemo, and from my other Debian machine obviously, but none of my Android ...
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Does WiFi keep logs?

Does the android system keep WiFi logs like passwords, WiFis that you have connected to etc? And if there are logs is there any way to remove the logs? I am using a Samsung core prime.
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How to restrict new apps using network data by default?

Is it possible without third-party apps, through system configs? All news apps have the right to use both cellular and WLAN networks and doesn't look secure to me. Doing it manually isn't fun. Thanks....
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How do I make my Samsung Galaxy S8+ use wifi first before my provider network?

I have weak network coverage in my office. My phone is connected to our office wifi. I'd like my phone to use the wifi first, rather than the network connection
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Android won't connect to WiFi without Internet connection

The title says it: Android mobile phone won't connect to a WiFi network that doesn't have an Internet connection. Our clients can't connect to a SoftAP network that our device creates. They see the ...
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No Internet Available, sometimes

One week ago, my phone suddenly grew a very annoying problem with the Wi-Fi. Pretty much what happens is that my Samsung phone is working like normal for ten seconds. Then, the Wi-Fi disconnects and ...
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How to use my phone as a WiFi adapter for playing lan games

I just want to play lan games and use wireless apps because my pc doesnt have WiFi so I want to use my damaged display phone as WiFi for lan games in pc And also use pc remote from my other phone -...
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motorola not finding MY wifi network

My Motorola phone will not find our WiFi but will find my neighbor's. Note, my laptop can connect perfectly to my WiFi. I've tried turning my phone and modem on then off again. I've reset my WiFi ...
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Nokia 7.1 / Android 9 can't connect to specific local IP

My setup Raspberry Pi running Pi-Hole on static IP 192.168.0.2 TP-Link Archer C7 router IP - 192.168.0.1 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands using same SSID DHCP setup Default gateway - 192.168.0.1 DHCP range ...
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Stopping ongoing app updates

How do I force an abort on ongoing app updates happening on my Sony Xperia Aqua Android mobile? It is slowing down all other processes. My cell is setup to do updates when it finds a wifi connection, ...
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My wifi keeps switching off & other problems

Okay I already did a factory reset, a hard reset and my phone keeps switching off the wifi. It's not an inability to search, but more like the switch keeps offing itself (spam touching the switch ...
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Android drops wifi connection only when playing online game

I have a Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and everything works fine. The wifi is okay when I stream on Netflix, watch youtube, do video calls, and any other internet related activities. But as soon as I ...
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Is it possible to prioritize wifi networks and bluetooth connexions?

I can connect my camera to my phone over WifiI have a camera that can create its own access point, so that I can connect to it using an app on my phone. When I activate the wifi on my phone however, ...
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How to make MIUI 10 Android 8 to auto-connect to a filtered WiFi AP?

I have a well working WiFi AP - actually a number of them. They are just fine themselves. Other iOS, Mac, Windows etc devices auto-connect just fine to it. I also have Xiaomi mi5 with MIUI 10 Android ...
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Automatically enable/disable “Always-on VPN”

Is there any way I can automatically enable/disable Always-on VPN when I turn Wi-Fi on/off without rooting my phone on Android 9? I've looked at a number of apps which all are able to toggle Wi-Fi, ...
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Mobile starts to forget Wi-Fi Passwords

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Earlier it used to remember every Wi-Fi passwords I fed in. However, these days it starts to forget Wi-Fi passwords on some networks. Is it a problem with the Wi-Fi ...
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Third Party Apps cant get wifi SSID

This is the my first time asking in this SE site. I have a Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro running MIUI custom from Xiaomi.eu. The problem is that in every app (third party apps) that uses Wifi, the SSID is not ...
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how can i backup wifi profiles without root?

this option isn't available in my default backup app ( huawei backup ) android 5.1 that's what Available in the default backup app note: the managers category doesn't contain any wifi info
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Application: Switching between WiFi and Mobile Data, without rooting

How to switch between WiFi and Mobile Data. make an application to use Mobile Data even have a working WiFi connection and also to use the WiFi network. because my application should have the option ...
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WIFI handover between AP with same SSID on different channels

Using devices (Zebra Mobile TC25) running Android 7, I am having problems with the WIFI handover not happening. The situation is that I have several access points set up with the same SSID but ...
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WiFi scan limits on LineageOS and LineageOS for microG

Starting with Android Pie, wifi scans are heavily throttled: the limit is up to four times every 2 minutes for a foreground app, and once every 30 minutes for all background apps combined. This has ...
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Samsung Android Source Code — Captive Portal Handling

Does anybody know where I can look at finding the source code for the modified version of Android that Samsung devices seem to be running? The reason I ask is because i'm trying to figure out ...
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Reasons for unpredictable Wifi Direct (P2p) connection success on various Android devices

We are creating an Android App together with a piece of hardware where we have a Wifi Direct (Wifi Peer to Peer) cabable Wifi Chip built on. Our hardware controls sensors and an actuator. Lets call ...
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Is there a way to make Android prioritise data connection instead of wifi, when both are on?

I have a home wifi setup that does not connect to the internet. My phone data plan includes free data when streaming for some items ( stan,spotify,netflix) So I try to mirror the screen (not cast) so ...
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Why does my WIFI turn off randomly?

I am using a government ZTE Qlink phone and the WIFI randomly turns itself off. I have too many contacts to perform a factory reset! I need help figuring it out!
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There is no WiFi signal when debugging app

I'm using a real device to build code with IntelliJ. I realized that when I run app, the WiFi signal is too weak, almost lost the connection. My device is Xiaomi Redmi note 5. The WiFi only loses the ...
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HTC One wireless hotspot not turning on

My HTC One won't turn on its hotspot. It always displays the message: There is a temporary network problem that prevents the enablement of Mobile Hotspot function. Please retry later" What can I ...
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Why can't Wi-Fi be enabled in Android-x86 inside VirtualBox?

If I enter the Wi-Fi settings of Android-x86 (currently v8.1-r1) inside VirtualBox (currently v6.0.4) and turn it on, why does it just immediately get turned off? Some Android apps try to find ...