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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I'm talking in the phone it says i have excellent condition , then out of no were there's a sound that is exactly like a piano note on my phone [closed]

Talking on my phone and I got excellent signal and then all the sudden I start hearing what sounds like piano keys are piano notes noises on my phone what would cause this
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How to determine if device supports 802.11ac?

How to I determine if an Android device supports 802.11ac (5Gz WiFi)?
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Wifi connects disconnects on android

I have android device with stock android(moto edge 20). Whenever the wifi signal(router) are weak the wifi disconnects. This problem is frequent when my device is connect to a Bluetooth device. This ...
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When I restart my cell phone, my data and my Wi-Fi are deactivated and it does not let me turn them on, how can I not solve it?

I have a redmi note 8 2 years ago and a week ago it turned off and the wifi stopped working and it did not register my sim or let me activate the data. I already tried restoring the factory values ​​...
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How to disable the automatic saving of *any* wireless networks?

With wifi settings in Android: I know that you can disable "auto-connect" for a specific network. I know that you can "forget" a specific network once Android has automatically ...
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How to prevent network connectivity after a phone restart before the NetGuard firewall starts blocking apps' traffic?

There seems to be a major vulnerability in Android: even when using firewalls these aren't active immediately after a restart. The seconds before the firewall (NetGuard) starts can be used by apps ...
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Is it possible to show how far are the wifi hotspot connected clients are?

For Example in my phone hotspot settings i can view the connected clients hostname and mac address and the total count of connected devices And if i enable Wi-Fi Verbose Logging from Developer mode/...
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Remote connect adb to android device

How can I use adb shell for an android device wireless and remotely? With ssh, wifi, or bluetooth. For example can I connect to my mobile from laptop with bluetooth and use adb shell in laptop for my ...
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How to stream Drone Footage via GoPro Passenger App (Wifi Connection) via Zoom (Mobile Data Connection)

I have a need to use the GoPro Karma Passenger App to stream a live view of the drone's camera via the Zoom App, with a Galaxy S6 SM-G920I running Android 7.0. Passenger works great. It connects via ...
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Cannot install certificates. Error: "Private key required to install a certificate"

I am trying to download and install a certificate to use my workplace's wifi. I have a Pixel 2 running Android 11. I took these steps to install the certificate as intended: I Download the file, go ...
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When to use WiFi Direct if I already have Quickshare and Nearby share?

Is there a point to use WiFi Direct when my Samsung phone already has Quickshare and Nearby share?
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Android phone - cannot see WIFI network that other devices can see

I have 2 android phones and 1 computer. I use phone 1 to create 1 hotspot. The computer sees and connects to the hotspot. Phone 2 (Android - Samsung Galaxy 10) does not see the hotspot. But it ...
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VPN broke my network connection, how can I restore it?

I have a problem on my Lenovo K33a48 with Android 7.0. The problem manifests in almost all my google apps showing that there is no internet connection (Chrome, Play Store, Gmail), not syncing to my ...
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WiFi stops working every few days

I have an Android 11 smartphone (Sony XQ-BT52). About every two to three days, I experience the following issue: All of a sudden, the phone stops recognizing any WiFi connections. The WiFi symbol ...
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Disabling randomized macs on Android 11

Trying to set up a new Moto-G Stylus with Android 11 on an internal wifi network with mac authentication and a hidden ssid. To provide the expected mac, I selected "Use device MAC" (which is ...
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Remote access to Android local network

I have devices connected to Android phone hotspot and phone have internet through LTE. I need access in my phone local network to access all devices web interface. What solution can you recommend? I ...
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Duplicate WiFi entry in saved networks (Android 11)

I have an Android 11 Moto phone with the latest updates. Not clear if the following 2 items are bugs or malware. If it is a bug, I can't find a reference to it on a quick search. Every time I create ...
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Why does my Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 start to use mobile data when connected with 5 GHz WiFi?

Recently I observed something very strange. I noticed that if my Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is connected with a 5 GHz WiFi, then once I light the screen, there is around 50kb/s data usage. But if I use 2.4 GHz ...
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Pixel3a refuses to connect to WiFi; how to debug and solve?

I've been having this issue for about a week now. When the phone (Pixel3a, Android 12) tries to connect to my home WiFi (either automatically or when I tap my home WiFi in "Internet"), the ...
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Is it possible to make Android device connect only a specific Wifi network?

i want to know if it is possible to restrict an Android device to connect wifi networks expect one specific network. Scenario is: An app will be installed to the Android device and then device will be ...
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Wifi not turning on/Stuck on "Turning on...", is there any other solution

I have a tablet (tab s6 lite) but there is a problem, when i connected the tablet to my (old) macbook,it started going crazy It kept on resetting and the wifi would not work I fixed the first problem, ...
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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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Why is the green portion of the WiFi signal in the "Network cell info" app different between a Pixel 6 (Android 12) and a Galaxy S9 (Android 10)? [duplicate]

Google Pixel 6 (Android 12): as shown in the screenshot below, the green portion of the Wi-Fi signal goes to 55 decibel. Samsung Galaxy S9 (Android 10): as shown in the screenshot below, the green ...
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Huawei WiFi connection drops for a specific AP

I have to use a WiFi network where multiple APs share the same SSID, but some of them aren't working (I do not have admin access to these APs, and asking the sysadmin to fix it isn't an option), so I ...
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Access OTG directory via wifi adb

I got my PC external storage port blocked. However, there are some large files in my external drive that I need to transfer, and using cloud service is out of option. I can use my phone to transfer ...
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What's the problem for printing to CUPS on Android devices?

I know there has been a lot of others discussions on this theme, but mine problem is a little bit complex and unique. I have CUPS installed on RPi 4 and everything works perfectly on Windows devices (...
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How to check the model of the wifi chip on Android 9?

I'd like to know if there is an easy way (if possible without using the terminal) to get the model of the wifi chip on my Android 9 (Motorola moto g6 play). I found only very old methods, some of them ...
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Android 11 does not seem to use DNS

On my Android device, I'm connected to a wifi router which is connected my home network. I tried setting DNS to 8.8.8.8, 1.1.1.1, and other DNSs. If I ping, say, 8.8.4.4, the connection works. ...
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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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WiFi connection is unstable when uploading (or perhaps downloading) large files with FTP

I use an app like WiFi FTP Server or Files on Xiaomi Poco 3. Everything works perfectly. However, often the upload break. I notice that I cannot access the internet either when that happens. Quickly ...
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Does being connected to wifi not drain any battery whatsoever if it's not being used?

I have the samsung a32 5g. I tested my phone with wifi connected while doing nothing, and it didn't move even 1 percent after an hour. Does being connected to wifi use up no power at all if it's not ...
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How does Android know the router administrator interface's local IP?

I saw: This links to the local IP of the router's admin interface. How does Android know the router administrator interface's local IP?
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Restart android network after chroot has used it

I've been playing with hostapd inside a chroot linux on my rooted android (Nougut) . After it's been shut down or killed (yes explicitly hostapd allong with the chroot enviornment) the android system ...
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Taking a long time to connect to the internet (connected - no internet)

This is not a permenant problem but rather an intermittent, yet constant one. Lemme explain... A few days ago I changed my wifi router and my phone would connect to it but it says "connected, no ...
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Wi-Fi hotspot on Google Pixel 6 - create only a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network?

I use Android 12 with Google Pixel 6. When creating a Wi-Fi hotspot with a Pixel 6, how can I configure it so that only a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network is created?
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Disable IPv6 via WIFI to Pixel 3a

I have Pixel 3a without SIM card, so I use this phone only with WIFI. How can I disable IPV6 in this phone? That the phone will use only IPv4?
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How can I ring my phone when it connects to WiFi

My WiFi has been spotty lately. I'm working from home, so this means work outages of 1-10 minutes every few days. I would like to use my mobile phone as an alarm, so that when it reconnects to WiFi it ...
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How can I simultaneously use mobile data and WiFi?

Through a combination of Afwall/Netguard and Automate/Tasker, I'd like to use both my mobile data and WiF at the same time. For example, I'd like for some live/realtime widgets on the homescreen to ...
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How do I figure out why the Wi-Fi connection is insufficient on my phone

I'm having issues with the Wi-Fi connection on my phone - OnePlus 6 (Android 11). Some background: My internet download speed is over 500 Mbps. There are a few other devices connected as well - 2 ...
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"Something came up. The application has cancelled the request to choose a device"

I'm a tech savy person but this has me at my wits end. I have two apps and two devices I want to connect to with my OnePlus 5T running Android 10, OxygenOS 10.0.1 Image Sync, trying to connect to ...
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Can I disable Passpoint somewhere on the OS level (not GUI)

I'm using a version of Android for the Raspberry Pi and PasspointManager is causing the machine to crash and go into an endless boot loop. Is there any suggestion for a way to disable Passpoint on ...
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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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Apps work with mobile data, but not WiFi?

I have an android phone, where spotify and instagram refuse to work, and behaves as if there is no internet connection when the phone is connected to my home WiFi. If I switch to mobile data, these ...
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Connecting external wifi adapter to android 6

This question may be asked before but I couldn't find a working answer so I will ask again. I got a Android 6 device which has root permissions. But its kernel is the stock one. I want to connect a ...
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Background Control in developer options of android 11

There is a background control option in developer options of android 11. I added an secreen shot. Do options must be enabled or disabled for blocking an app. I did not understand. AASAservice is ...
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Why Messenger still works even after I disabled its network permissions? [duplicate]

Actually sometimes I want to use the internet on Android but don't want to get the notifications from the social media apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger Instagram, Telegram etc. So what I tried ...
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Phone's download speed doesn't go over 10 Mbps(1.2 MBps)

I have an ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1(X00_TD). Lately, I have noticed that my phone's downloading or uploading speeds don't go over 10 to 15 Mbps. It has a 2.4 G wifi and easily used to give me 40-60 Mbps ...
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Pixel 6 can't access certain websites on wifi, but the Pixel 3 works fine

My Pixel 6 can't connect to a few domains like api.reddit.com, api.bitwarden.com, WSJ images, etc. I'm using PingTool to run ping and tracert to certain domains. Phone Domain Network DNS Result ...
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What does a Wi-Fi reset actually do?

For spotty WI-FI connections, a recommended way to fix is to re-boot or toggle airplane mode to reset the connection. Now, in Android 12 one has a feature to do that by clicking the icon with wrench ...
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Mobile hotspot with outbound firewall

Goal: A mobile hotspot that limits outbound connections to an approved set of domains or IPs. OK to connect to twitter.com, but reject facebook.com. Etc. Idea: Use an Android phone (as a hotspot), ...
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