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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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How to stop constant network activity by "system updates" system app?

The app/process "system updates" started using network data constantly a few days ago, also I think the battery is drained faster. Should I be worried about being hacked, or is this just ...
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How I can disable virt_wifi module and enable the rtl8188eus one?

At my quest using my usb stick I have build and Android kernel with rtl8188eus module fro android running upon x86_64: mkdir -p /home/pcmagas/dlink-decompile cd /home/pcmagas/rtlwifiand git clone ...
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How I can point the `rtl8188eus` build towards the cloned android kernel source instead of the system one?

I try to build the https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8188eus driver for android so I can load it into the emulator. So far I have installed both android sdk, afterwards I have installed ndk sdkmanager ...
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How I can USB passthrough wifi card into android emulator as I do upon on other hypervisors

I managed to run an android emulator: $ emulator Android30 INFO | Storing crashdata in: /tmp/android-pcmagas/emu-crash-34.2.14.db, detection is enabled for process: 93905 INFO | Android emulator ...
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How I can make AndroidX86 Access the physical Wi-fi card that I passthrough the VM?

In my VM I loaded Android X86 and I gave access to the wi-fi card: But for some reason I see no way to have access towards it nor having wifi enabled. Is there a way for my AndroidX86 to manage ...
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How to block access to a WiFi BSSID?

With a typical Linux distribution there are tools like wpa_cli, which can block specific BSSIDs, so that I can avoid connecting to certain bad access points that share the same SSID with good ones. ...
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Getting the private IP of the phone on my hotspot when it's connected to data

I want to use scrcpy remotely if I'm on mobile data, so I decided to turn on my mobile hotspot, connect to WiFi, and connect my laptop to it. Of course, that works. But if I disconnect from WiFi and ...
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WiFi show a off word blinking when wifi is pressed off and using mobile carrier network

WiFi show a off word blinking in menu when wifi is pressed off and using mobile carrier network what does it mean ? is it malware infected ? is it hacked by mobile carrier network? i checked that wifi ...
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Delete or reset the Wi-Fi usage history [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy running Android version 9. How do I delete or reset the Wi-Fi data history so that you can't tell from my phone how much data I used.
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A quicker way to share Android folder over non-internet WiFi on Windows 10/11 systems?

Windows 10 / 11 allows for a network share of folders over WiFi, even if there's no internet, where I can easily access and/or transfer files to/from folders from one computer to another. (i.e.: by ...
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Turn on Bluetooth automatically when Android Auto/AAWireless is detected

I have an AAWireless, and I would like to make Android Auto automatically connect and start (i.e. without any input from my side). This is working without any problem if I keep Bluetooth and WiFi ...
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Link the wireless adapter to the Android emulator's WiFi through a tap interface

I want to use the USB wireless adapter as if it was part of the Android emulator. I found that there is an option of the emulator called "-wifi-tap tap0" which could be given a tap interface ...
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Cannot connect to WiFi or access settings after data wipe

After the factory reset on OnePlus Nord, the screen says, Hello, then connecting to WiFi, and it states it cannot connect. I cannot access my settings. I cannot do anything with this phone as I cannot ...
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Find My Device without working Wi-Fi e.g. because it connected to public Wi-Fi that has a captive portal

To my understanding, Find My Device needs to connect to the Internet to work. I know that sometimes there is the last-seen location, but this doesn't always seem to work. Sometimes my phone connects ...
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Android system not using the configured DNS server

Running android 10. Network app shows correct the 2 DNS servers that i configured for my wifi, in ipv4, as well as 2 mobile data DNSes in ipv6. But regardless of my configured servers, it never passes ...
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Multiple networks simultaneously

I have a wireless sensor (A) that sends the captured data to an Android device (B) over a wifi network created by A. The data is received correctly on an app running on B, however the problem is that ...
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How do I disable the Mobile Hotspot feature? Android 14

I am trying to disable hotspot on One plus nord (Lineage OS 21) Android 14 This is the original question but the hostapd file has been moved to /vendor/bin/hw Nord:/vendor/bin/hw # find /system /...
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"Can't provide internet" on network with internet

I own a Motorola Edge 20 Fusion running Android 12. Sometimes when I connect to my home network, my phone says "Connected to device. Can't provide internet." and will disconnect after a few ...
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I have a rooted Android 14 - I want to share its VPN connection with a printer

I originally thought what I am trying to do is extremely simple, but for the past few hours, I discovered it really isn't. I have a rooted Pixel 7 running Android 14 in a remote storage unit. In that ...
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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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Android Wireless Debugging Runs Under Different Private IP Range than WiFI

Android 13 on Unihertz Jelly Star. Never had a problem up until today when I was attempting to use scrcpy and got annoyed enough by the constantly changing port number assignment for the Wireless ...
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Can't find ro.securestorage.support

I want to see my wifi passwords. I have a Samsung Galaxy M31 with Android 10, rooted with Magisk. I was told I could find my passwords on the wpa.supplicants.conf file, but it's practically blank. I ...
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No internet from one AP

I have four Asus APs throughout my home, with the same two SSIDs, one for 2.4 and one for 5GHz. If I connect my Android device to the 5GHz band, then it works fine on 3 APs until it roams to one of ...
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Rooted Samsung will Not Connect to Wireless Internet

I have a rooted Android Samsung S23 that I use for penetration testing with mobile apps. Frequently, I have encountered issues with connecting it to WiFi networks. When I attempt to login to a WiFi ...
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The wifi connection on the phone is losing to other devices when connected

My Vivo T1 Pro was initially connected to WiFi, but when another device just connected to the WiFi connection, my connection to WiFi died and I couldn't connect again until the other device ...
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Unable to use installed WiFi certificate on Pixel 6a

I am trying to connect my Pixel 6a to WiFi using a CA certificate. When I select install certificates from the dropdown box, install the certificate, and put in the password to extract it, there is no ...
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WiFi & Hotspot doesn't want to turn on on Xiaomi Mi 10i

WiFi and hotspot stopped working after my phone automatically restart while i am playing COD. And it does not want to start. When i tried to starting the wifi it shows starting wifi but there is no ...
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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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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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Is it possible to set a transmit power limit to Bluetooth on (some?) Android devices? Or at least monitor it?

My smartphone is not compatible with Bluetooth LE 5.2 audio, but I still want to limit the power transmitted to earbuds. I know the transmit power is set automatically, but in case it is conservative, ...
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Why are my Galaxy S23+ WiFi Speeds < 200Mbps over 5GHz WiFi6 on 1Gbps fiber?

I have 1Gb ATT Fiber and have measured network speeds using ookla speedtest across multiple devices and multiple access points on my network. Everything is as expected except for my S23+ WiFi speeds ...
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Does wifi and bluetooth scanning work when the location setting is turned off?

I have the "bluetooth and wifi scanning" setting listed under "location" section of my phone settings. That makes me think that only when an app is requesting geolocation is it ...
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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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What is DATA_TRANSFER_NETWORK on an android phone?

We have a Moto G stylus 2023 and there is an option in the WiFi menu for DATA_TRANSFER_NETWORK. What does that mean and what is it used for?
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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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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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What does the button labeled "intelligent Wi-Fi" do?

My Android cellphone has a drop-down menu with four options: Wi-Fi Direct Intelligent Wi-Fi Advanced Settings Contact Us It is Android 13 (Tiramisu). Additional information from the "about ...
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How to access a private network on Quest2's Android 12

I am trying to connect MetaQuest2's Android 12 to a Wi-Fi network that does not broadcast SSID, but the connection button is not enabling. The certificate installation was successful and the proxy ...
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What is a local-only hotspot

I was reading up on local-only hotspots and was confused by some of the language. Am I right in my understanding that a local-only hotspot will be visible to and accessible by other phones in the ...
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WiFi and data usage are not reflected properly when the date is changed manually

I set the date to November 26th of next year and then used the data through the hotspot function. However, if you check the data usage, the data usage from November 26, 2024 to December 25, 2024 is 0. ...
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WiFi doesn't want to turn on on Xiaomi Mi 10i

My Xiaomi Mi 10i was glitching and I sent it for repair, but unfortunately, after repair, the WiFi doesn't want to turn on (it just turns off from the settings toggle and doesn't turn on from ...
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Lock WiFi settings for the ordinary user with a password

I'm looking for a way to make WiFi settings inaccessible to regular users. For example, locks the WiFi settings with a password, so that an ordinary user cannot turn off the WiFi or log in to a ...
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Irreversibly Blocking Internet Access for an Hour

I need something like an app with a switch that I can press so that my Android phone would be blocked from connecting to the internet (whether Wi-Fi or mobile data) for an hour so that I may focus on ...
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How can I force the phone to have a fixed IP address on 2GHz and 5GHz WiFi?

I am running an FTP server on my Samsung Galaxy Note 20. On my router, I have given it a fixed IP address based on its MAC address on a 5GHz network. But when the phone connects on 2GHz, it has a ...
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Application special access Wi-Fi control is blocked on Verizon Samsung Galaxy No 10+

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (Verizon, unrooted). I am unable to disable the application's access to WiFi control. I could in the past. In Settings - Apps - Special access - Wi-Fi control, all ...
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How to configure Wi-Fi Direct P2P to connect to Android?

I'm struggling in connecting an embedded device to Android. Currently, I'm running on the device the following commands: killall wpa_supplicant killall hostapd killall dnsmasq killall dhclient ...
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How to obtain the current WiFi eduroam account information on Samsung Galaxy?

I'm using a WiFi eduroam connection on my Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (One UI 5.1 / Android 13). I can connect to eduroam via 2 accounts, and I don't remember which one I'm using. Since I currently have ...
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How to change a child’s Wi-Fi network remotely?

Our Wi-Fi hasn’t worked right since a day or two after the Xfinity guy left, it connects “strong” but has no internet. We have been searching for my kid’s emergency phone for quite some time, and ...
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Mobile Wifi Hotspot auto disables if there is too bandwidth used

I have a Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G and mobile wifi hotspot auto disables if there is too bandwidth used. Maybe it's done to avoid overheating. How to avoid this? Is there a workaround? I really need to ...
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Disable 2.4GHz WiFi on Android

I've seen this question. It's not very useful to me, because I don't have control over my router. Notably, 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz have the same name on my network. If I had control over the router, I would ...
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