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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P30 PRO connectivity

Is someone having problems with internet connection with the P30 Pro after the update to EMUI 10? Since I updated it (just updated, not a fresh installation) I'm having problems with internet. Either ...
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Cannot connect to xfinitywifi on pixel 3a

I just bought pixel 3a phone, I cannot connect to xfinitywifi. I have no problem to many other wifi. What happened is like this: When I tap xfinitywifi at the wifi list, I can see that it comes ...
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Does Android send Wi-Fi probe requests to saved hidden networks?

Let's put this scenario: I manually add an existing Wi-Fi network that does not broadcast SSID. For some reason the encryption passphrase doesn't match, so authentication is impossible. Previously ...
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finding a method for wifi security of my project [closed]

I am trying to come up with a way to control WIFI access. I know about the Mac filtering option on router web interface but some source say Mac filtering is not a security feature because Mac Address ...
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Notifications On Moto G 6 play help please [closed]

I have a Moto g6 play phone. I was wondering if someone could enlighten me a bit. First I do want to say we have problems with our WiFi being compromised with MiTm attacks. I have two questions ...
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guest wifi: open the sign-in web page from my app [closed]

When a Samsung tablet detects a guest wifi which I have not yet signed on to, I see the following: - notification bar (top of screen) at the left shows the wifi-with-question-mark icon - lock screen ...
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How to get a list (scan) of all available Wi-fi networks/APs via ADB without root?

Non-root solutions only. I found bunch of questions and answers how to connect to specific wifi manually but surprisingly none about gathering network info (without requiring root or some custom ...
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Cannot discover device on network [migrated]

I cannot see my Android Pie device on my local network (WiFi). The firewall (NetGuard) is down. No other firewall is installed as far as I know. I am trying to see it from my computer, (running ...
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Is dhcpcd used in newer Android versions? How to configure new DHCP client?

Basically, there's a file /etc/dhcpcd/dhcpcd.conf . Is this file or dhcpcd used at all? My phone runs Android 7.1.2 and I wanted to change the default hostname using the hostname somename line in this ...
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Cant check WiFi Data usage from billing cycle

It shows me my wifi data usage from 29 december. I want it from 19 Jan.. It's really annoying and I Need to check my wifi usage asap/ so I just go to settings, connections, data usage, wifi data usage,...
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How can I view traffic from a Android or iOS device to a IoT device?

I need to troubleshoot/debug some data being sent from an Android and/or iPhone to an IoT device using 802.11n w/WPA2. I've proxied traffic from a mobile phone to a web server exposed to the public ...
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How can I automatically re-connect to a WiFi network?

In this question I am asking about how to stop my WiFi from disconnecting. If I won't find an answer to that, the next best thing is to get my phone to re-connect automatically. The disconnect reason ...
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What are the Wi-Fi disconnect reasons on adb dumpsys wifi?

adb dumpsys wifi gives me, among many others, lines like this: Event [IFNAME=wlan0 CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED bssid=X reason=7] What does reason=7 mean? What other reasons are there? If this applies ...
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Wifi Password Recovery

I used to rely on an app called WiFi Password Recovery https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ld.free.wifipwd.recovery But it's no longer working: there's a message saying "backup failed ...
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Is there a way to trick my android phone and change the SSID name that it's currently connected to?

My android phone is connected to a device broadcasting the SSID: 12345A Is there a way to trick my phone into thinking the currently connected SSID is 12345B? I'm trying to connect to a stupid chinese ...
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Galaxy A3 not connecting to wifi

Phone: Samsung A3 (2016), with Android 5.1.1. Used to work fine. But now will not connect to wifi. In wifi network list it shows the spinning circle constantly, and the top network (my router) shows ...
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Permanently Enable Wi-Fi On a Smartwatch

I bought a children android smartwatch, MyKi Junior, running Android 4.2, which is intended for the specific purposes of parenting. I found out that it has a wifi chip that is usually used for ...
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Smartphone won't connect to specific Wifi

my Smartphone(Oneplus 7) won't connect to the Wifi at home. Every other device connects perfectly to the Wifi and my Smartphone connects to every other Wifi. The problem started with my old device(...
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Is WiFi Calling possible over reverse tethering?

For internet access on my smartphone I use reverse tethering via USB from my PC while having it in flight mode. Everything works great (WhatsApp, Chrome, etc.) except calls, of course. I was ...
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Connect Android device to Wifi for internet and ethernet simultaneously

I have a Samsung tablet where I want to use wifi for internet connection and ethernet to communicate to other network devices connected to it such as Field Bus Coupler etc simultaneously. Right now ...
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Confusion regarding ca certificate while connecting wifi eduroam?

I have a Samsung phone with android 4.4.2 but when i search for available wifi connections and then try to connect to eduroam, it asks for certifications phase1 and phase 2 before login identity and ...
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How to avoid WiFi disconnection if Google cannot be pinged?

Say I have blocked google and the sorts with my router. Now Android thinks that the wifi has no connection because it can't ping google and uses my mobile data instead although the WiFi is perfectly ...
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WiFi network limits connection time - can I “change my MAC” and reconnect?

On a PC, you can change the MAC address of a network adapter - Ethernet, 802.11 Wireless - and thus assume a different "identity" than previously. Now, I'm stuck in a train station for a few hours, ...
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How to test my Device's capability to support WiGig?

Well, how do I test if my Device supports WiGig? My device manufacturer claims that the device supports WiGig but, I don't have a WiGig network, or at least I am not aware of that! Is there an ...
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Android wont find hidden 5Ghz wifi

My android phone (Sony Xperia L1) can find hidden 2.4ghz wifi but cant find hidden 5ghz wifi but if the network isnt hidden it can connect to it.
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How to install wifi driver on android-x86_64-8.1-r1?

I have bought a new USB Wifi dongle. It requires rtl8188eus driver. The CD comes with the dongle has drivers for android, but there is no documentation about how to install it. So, how can install the ...
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How to check who has been trying to connect to my WiFi Hotspot network

I have hotspot network created on android phone. I am trying to view my logs, to check who is trying to connect my network and which password he/she has tried to access my network. How can I check/...
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keep needing to reset wifi

The network at my office works when I first connect to it, but every few minutes it becomes very slow. When this happens, I need to quickly turn the Wifi off and on, then it gets fast again. As you ...
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Determine the reason for a failed Wifi Call on Samsung S5 with Android 6?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android 6.0.1 on the Sprint network. The phone is wifi calling capable/enabled. Cell coverage sucks in this area and coverage comes and goes throughout the day. I ...
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Android galaxy j7 Deleted system files for wifi

I accidentally deleted my system files for Wi-Fi now it won't turn on at all please some help me fix this issue
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Adroid phone refuse to connect via WAN interface while all other devices on the LAN or WiFi can connect to internet

In short, my phone cannot connect to the internet via 2 WiFi access points in my house. 4G mobile data works fine. Connecting to other WiFi and hot-spots away from my own WAN works fine. All other ...
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Motorola G4 refuses to connect to iPhone's Hotspot

I have an odd situation, I recently purchased an iPhone XS and for some reason, my older Moto G4 cannot connect to the hotspot provided by the new phone. The situation is odd because other phones, ...
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recover WiFi password file Android Pie

I know that Android (at least Pie) uses a file WifiConfigStore.xml to store WiFi access points and passwords. It is located in /data/misc/wifi/. I saved it before wipe and reinstall everything. The ...
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Finding WPS pin without accessing router

So my android phone is not rooted. I have username and password of my friends WPS enabled wifi. So now if I want to view it's WPS pin remotely is it possible without root? (EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE)
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Access WiFi Beacons from Android Application

I was wondering if an android App can have access to the beacon data of the nearby WiFi access points (AP), while the phone is associated with a WiFi AP. Note: I do not want to root the phone or use ...
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how to configure android mobile as range extender in wireless network [duplicate]

I have some network problems in wireless connectivity at my place. I have this idea that if I can keep my android mobile phone at a point in my room where I get the Wifi Signal properly and some app ...
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Getting “ssid bytes size out of range” error on Android 10 if WiFi is enabled

I have OnePlus 7 Pro that got updated to Android 10. Since then, the phone randomly reboots. It seems it's related to WiFi since the random reboots almost never happen when WiFi is turned off (...
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Android Galaxy S9 can't connect to Debian Wi-Fi hotspot if it's secured

I try to connect to a Wi-Fi password-secured hotspot using an Android Galaxy S9 device. My Android smartphone says incorrect password. The hotspot kernel logs output says iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: ...
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Can I access play store via proxy?

I have an issue with accessing play store when using Fiddler as an inbetween proxy. I have a Unity app which uses http requests as well as purchases via the GooglePlayStore. Chrome browser and in-app ...
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Unable to configure wifi and/or bluetooth on Google Glass EE 2

I have a Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 (yes). I am unable to connect either wifi or bluetooth (primary goal is wifi). For wifi, I first tried the following: On the glass: Settings → Wifi &...
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Is it possible to use 5Ghz OTG WiFi adapters on Android?

My phone is Xiaomi Redmi 6A. I cannot detect 5Ghz WiFi on my phone. Is there a way to use an external 5Ghz WiFi adapter(connected via OTG) to add 5Ghz WiFi capability? My phone is rooted, and I am ok ...
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Programmatically add wifi networks on Android

I have a list of about 100 WiFi SSIDs and passwords that I've extracted from my old phone and I want to add them to the new phone that runs Android 10 and I couldn't find any useful information on the ...
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Android 9 on Sony Xperia XA2 not accepting any incoming connections on WiFi

I got an XA2 and did all the updates, which gave me Android 9. I have a few other Android devices but all on versions 6 to 8. I routinely use FTP servers on Android devices to get files onto them. ...
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WIFI disappears until reboot

Ok so I've encountered this on multiple devices across multiple networks so I'm 90% sure it's an issue with the core OS but it's been happening for over a year and hasn't been fixed at all. About ...
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Is it possible to autofill a wifi password via a link

Is there a technology within android where you can autofill a wifi password via link? For phones we use: tel:+7141313131 Is there something for wifi networks, to login to a public, but secured, wifi ...
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Can't connect to Walmart in-store WiFi with LTE ZTE Maven Z812

The problem started about 10 days ago (10/01/2019) after some changes were made to the Walmart in-store WiFi configuration. Since then I can't connect to the in-store WiFi from my LTE ZTE Maven Z812 ...
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Streaming audio from android to pc via wifi

Is it possible to audio stream from android to pc through wifi without: being online, buying any other device. wifi screen cast only audio By audio streaming I mean audio coming from any app or game....
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How to protect my Wi-Fi password from being displayed by Android phones when sharing it with QR code?

I would like to know if there is any workaround to protect or hide my TP-LINK Wi-Fi router password from being displayed on phones using Xiaomi (Redmi) phones. If we go to Wi-Fi in a Redmi phone and ...
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How do I connect to 802.1x EAP Wi-Fi network from an Android 10 device?

My Wi-Fi uses 802.1x EAP with TLS. It works well with the old Android devices, but an Android 10 device pretends that it's trying to connect, and a few seconds later marks the connection as disabled. ...
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Android 10 and no internet wifi

I've been working on developing an android app for some time now that is meant to communicate with an embedded device. The embedded device acts as its own Wireless Access point, and has no internet ...

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