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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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Is it possible to add 5GHz wifi capability to a Samsung A3 2016 through a dongle?

Question in title. I have a drone I need to test which requires a 5GHz connection. If it's possible to add 5GHz wifi capability through a dongle then I want to give it a go.
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Downloading using wifi in play store

I started downloading a game using Wi-Fi, the game was about 1.5GB . When almost 800 MB was done i closed wifi. The download paused. Will i be able to continue from 800 MB when i connect to Wi-Fi ...
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change DNS for blocking porn

i have nearly the same problem in Set Open DNS in Android 5.0.1 and the answer helped me. although I want to change the DNS for block porn what values for the other fields should i enter? i have HTC ...
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Wifi status 'Connected, no internet'. Can access all internet resources I've tested

Related question I've put a new router into the office to run our 'guest' wireless network. It's a FRITZ!box 3490. Android devices connected via both 2.4 and 5G are showing as 'connected, no ...
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WiFi Connection Problem!

I have an an android phone. The problem is that when I connect my phone, which is android Jelly Bean, to my Wi-Fi connection it works and the internet connection doesn't have any issues. However, ...
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Google Inbox & Maps do not work with Mobile Data

Since a few weeks now, Google Inbox and Maps are not working with Mobile Data anymore (which is very annoying, since I need directions on the road). These apps work just fine with WLAN. The apps ...
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WI-FI And Bluetooth Doesn't Turn On - Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 A510FD

Straight to the question: To solve the issue I think I have two options: I read on XDA that the 4 files firmwares (service repair firmwares) are needed to fix the phone, but I couldn't find that ...
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Only my phone cannot connect to only one specific WiFi

Ok so Ive seen plenty of problems where peoples phones can't detect any WiFi networks, or if a particular router can't connect with mobiles, but I don't have any of those problems. My problem is very ...
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How to auto-backup my phone internal storage to my PC (not cloud), using WiFi?

I'm looking for a method to automatically backup my internal storage from my Nexus 6 directly to my PC (not cloud), using WiFi, but I haven't really found a solution for it. I see most solutions use ...
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Why am I finding what looks like phone numbers in my metered connections settings?

I find these 10-digit numbers in my metered wifi connections panel. The second number I ran a google search on and was informed that the area code does not exist. I dont know if these are phone ...
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Annoying wifi scanning popup wont stop in Huawei Honor 9 lite

few days ago I started getting a popup message which read ''by turning on WiFi scanning, apps and services can scan for WiFi networks at any time, even When WiFi is off.'' I proceeded to turn WiFi ...
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Wi-Fi Roaming behavior in Android

I'm working at a wireless networking company and am often dealing with issues regarding Android smartphones and their Wi-Fi roaming behavior. There's often internal debate about how Android devices ...
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How to use wifi and hotspot at the same time on android?

Is it possible to create a Wi-Fi hotspot from an Android device using its Wi-Fi connection rather than Cellular data? Without the help of any third-party application(Like Netshare)!! By changing ...
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How can I troubleshoot a very slow initial connection when web browsing on WiFi?

This has been bugging me for quite some time. When connected to my home WiFi, web connections take a long time to initially establish (like ~10 seconds+) on two separate Android phones (OnePlus 3, ...
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What determines the LAN/SMB media file buffering speed for android devices

Recently I started streaming media files through windows share and occasionally open them on my android devices(through solid file explorer LAN/SMB connection), I noticed for 1080p/2k videos, my LG G6 ...
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How to turn WiFi off/on when in/out a car?

My phone WiFi connects automatically to hotspots (of my cable provider) which is very convenient except when I'm driving (where connections are disrupted all the time). Is there an easy way to ...
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Can connect to hotel wifi but Google Chrome says I am offline

I know this is probably not the right place to ask this but I am out of ideas. Me and my girlfriend arrived in a hotel yesterday with open networks for us to use. So no splash screen or login. The ...
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WiFi says connected without internet, but works fine

I am connected to a school WiFi network and I am able to access webpages and my apps work fine, but Android says I am connected but have no network. The issue is that Android defaults to mobile data ...
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How google home and our smartphone get connected together to send WiFi password to google home?

As you all know in order to connect our google home devices we use a special google home app on our smartphone. But the questions is , suppose that app know the current WiFi password, how that ...
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Which component in android Oreo modify the hostapd.conf?

I want to add a customized band setting (11n 20/40) feature in android Oreo hotspot function. I know the hostapd.conf in /data/misc/wifi folder, but I can not trace back which android component ...
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How to share wifi from my laptop to my cellphone samsung?

I tried but i didnt find the old apk i used. someone called usb tethering or something worked for me fine. some way with usb for sharing internet from pc to phone?
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how to recover password android with permission denied?

I get the following message: adb: error: failed to copy '/data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf' to '.\wpa_suppl icant.conf': remote Permission denied I can not copy nothing from my android to recover ...
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How to prioritize a 802.11ac over 802.11n?

I have (at the office and at home) WiFi APs which serve 802.11n and 802.11ac over the same SSID. My Galaxy S9+ never connects to the 5 GHz network on these SSIDs. I thought that this may be because ...
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How do I stop a specific WiFi network from turning on WiFi automatically in Oreo

Background: With my Samsung Galaxy S7 finally updated to Android Oreo recently, I got the option to turn on WiFi automatically when in places where I frequently am. This is a great feature, which I ...
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Samsung S7, Wifi keeps disconnecting

I've searched around, and so I can ensure that this is not a duplicate. Smart Network Switch is off Keep Wifi on during sleep Wifi works excellent for other devices Wifi disconnects randomly even ...
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Tasker - To switch between Wifi and Mobile Data

Can Tasker be programmer to do a one click: 1. Turn off Wifi and turn on Mobile Data 2. Turn off Mobile Data and then Turn On Wifi I want something that's quick, one click to switch to WIFI only or ...
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Connecting WiFi via ADB Shell (Oreo 8.1 - LineageOS)

I've tried all publicly discussed methods I could find to connect to WiFi via ADB on a phone with a broken screen (no display/no touch). The closest I have got is via wpa_cli using the method #1 ...
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CaptivePortalLogin crashes every time I try to join a network

Every time I try to join an unencrypted wifi network that is protected by a web login (e.g. in a hotel), I get a popup message saying "Android System: Sign in to a Wi-Fi network ", I click on this ...
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Android tablet connected to the Wi-Fi but constantly losing internet access

I've been using a new Lenovo Tab 7 Essential running Android Nougat for two weeks now and basically since the very beginning, I've been suffering from problems regarding the internet access. While I ...
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Extremely high packet loss (90-95%) after several hours of Wi-Fi usage

I installed LineageOS x86 14.1 (Android 7.1.2) to a laptop (HP Pavilion 10 TS Notebook PC - e010nr), and it works just fine, except for an odd Wi-Fi issue. After a few hours of being connected (...
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How to view history of data/apps I sent using Wi-Fi direct to another phone?

I did a bit of research on this topic, but I found no answer to this question. I am using android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) version of android on one of my phones. I want to see apps/files/data I sent to ...
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Fast Roaming Protocols (802.11k, 802.11r, 802.11v)

Does Android support the 802.11 specifications that allow fast roaming, i.e. prevent dropouts as you move between access points? If so, on what hardware and in what version? 802.11k assists the ...
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ES File Explorer - Remote manager read only

I have just installed ES File Explorer on my Samsung, and started the Remote manager I opened a FTP client on my PC and could connect to my tablet.. But I can't write files only read? Is this a bug ...
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How do I transfer files to ebook reader from phone using either an OTG cable or wifi?

I've a rooted Sony reader PRS-T1 (based on Android 2.2) and usually when I need to copy files to it, I connect it to my laptop with a USB cable. However, sometimes I travel without my laptop and have ...
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Android unable to detect external wifi usb adapters (8192CU, 8188EU)

I am using a lineage kernel for Pixel 2 (having Linux-kernel 4.X) which internally support 8188U, 8192CU external USB wifi adapters (noticing the already patched drivers' code from /kernel/drivers/net/...
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Only some apps on my moto g5 have internet access

I have had a Motorola Moto G5 for around a month now and today, suddenly it seems that apps like Instagram are unable to connect to the internet. I have restarted the phone, restarted the modem, ...
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Huawei Ascend P7: “Log In WiFi Network”, but WiFi works well, and a very strange issue

I have a problem with my Huawei Ascend P7 The cell phone connects perfectly to WiFi but I have several problems related to this: Repeatedly asks me to "Log in WiFi network". Certainly, it connects ...
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How to stop Wi-Fi from using all my mobile data?

My phone all of a sudden is consuming huge amounts of mobile data ; apps usage report shows that 'Wi-fi' is causing this: from less than 500Mb per month is has consumed 2GB in a day , and it continues ...
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Block Probe Requests (SSID leak / active WiFi scan)

I have a simple question. I don't want my Android devices to do active WiFi scans because this way the SSIDs of all APs the device has ever connected to get leaked. How can I block all probe requests?...
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How to connect to PEAP MSCHAPv2 Wi-Fi using system certificates in Android 8.0 Oreo?

This is in followup to a similar question about Android 7.1 How to connect to PEAP MSCHAPv2 Wi-Fi using system certificates in Android 7.1 Nougat? In there is said: "Android 7.1 has introduced some ...
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nexus 6p died while using

a few days ago I was playing pubg and my nexus 6p restarted itself automatically. That was the first time I had ever encountered that problem on my nexus 6p. when It restarted I used the phone for 5 ...
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How to get the captive portal's URL which I am currently connected to?

I just connected to a WiFi network which uses captive portal login page. I would like to view the captive portal's URL or IP address. How do I do that? I have tried clicking forget network on the ...
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Using an Android device as a Hotspot and Web Proxy

I use my Android device as a Wifi Tethering Hotspot for other android devices toconnect to for the purpose of downloading 1GB of data across to > 100 devices hotspot. So is there any way that I can ...
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My phone wifi is broken

My wifi used to work perfectly fine. But now it's starting to make me sign in and redirects me to Google which it hasn't done before. It doesn't give me an option to sign in on the Google page. I need ...
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Stop Android from switching networks

We have four different WiFi networks in our home which we use for different things. What I'm doing and where I am in the house dictates the one I want to use. Android always tries to automatically ...
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Samsung T700 (klimtwifi) WiFi Trouble With ac Routers (RR 5.6.9 MM)

Samsung T700 (klimtwifi) WiFi Trouble With ac Routers (RR 5.6.9 MM) I have a problem with my tablet's wifi and my new router. For some reason RR 6.0.1, ResurrectionRemix-M-v5.6.9-20160602-...
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How to block an Access Point by BSSID?

I connect to the corporate WiFi and sometimes my phone connects to the other AP with the same name (with poor signal). How can I prevent it on my Android? I have root.
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I get “Internet may not be available” on my new Samsung J5 Prime

I get "Internet may not be available" on my new Samsung J5 Prime around every 5 minutes. This did not happen with other Android devices on the same Wi-Fi router. What can be the problem? Model SM-...
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Unable to connect to Raspberry Pi3 by hostname from Android VNC Viewer [duplicate]

I installed VNC Viewer on my Ubuntu from here. Then, I could connect to my Raspberry PI by both hostname and IP address. However, I can't do the same from my Samsung Note 8 I can't connect by hostname ...
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ADB over wifi goes away after unplugging usb

connect the usb to your phone open the cmd and type: adb devices Huawie Mate 8 device and it gives something like this. This is the device connected over usb.Now type adb tcpip ...