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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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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my gps has 2 stops on my way home NEVER STOPPED on the side of a highway it says I stopped for 13mins and 17mins at a state park? How? [duplicate]

my gps says 2 times on way home visited a state park.I never stopped those times.There are other stops on same highway that i did becuase i had a problem with my car. they came up as another state ...
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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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How do I hide 'No Internet Connection' in fullscreen Chrome (on airplane wifi)?

I've started using my phone to watch movies via the in-flight wifi when flying, however Chrome stubbornly reports 'No Internet Connection', which appears as a fairly sizeable and annoying banner on ...
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My Xiaomi Android smartphone suddenly doesn't see my WiFi's SSID in the WiFi connection list

I've had an internet outage and afterwards my Android 9 Xiaomi smartphone did not see my SSID at all in the system WiFi list and in the WiFi Analyzer app. My phone only supports 2.4 GHz WiFi, whereas ...
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How use mobile data for internet and wifi for LAN devices in sametime at Android

I have a Samsung S21 Ultra and I want to keep both mobile data and WiFi on. My aim while doing it is using LTE for internet services(eg. Spotify, YouTube) and using wifi for LAN devices(eg. Printer, ...
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Where is the WiFi MAC randomization data stored?

In the newer Androids there's a feature called WiFi MAC Randomization. In its basic form, the mechanism calculates the random MAC for a given ESSID. Each time you connect to the same WiFi, Android ...
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Google Home problem details

I'm having an issue with connecting my new soundbar (Polk Audio MagniFi MAX SR) with Google Home, the device is detected but it cannot be connected. I'm getting generic error message: "Cannot ...
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All connections insecure, unable to connect over WiFi except for Google-hosted web sites - possible causes?

Recently I have been having this issue and it has become a real pain that is almost constant. I can use Google Search, YouTube etc. in the web browser (Chrome and Firefox). However if I try to access ...
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Wi-Fi disabling itself when SIM card missing

Recently, I removed the SIM card and will use the phone for Wi-Fi access only. But Wi-Fi keeps turning itself off without warning! The issue is resolved by entering settings and re-enabling Wi-Fi. The ...
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Cannot bind to Cell Network Interface example with curl

I am trying to use the Mobile Network interface rmnet_data0 while Wi-Fi wlan0 is enabled. You can read my progress with the developer JsBergbau of BindToInterface at this link https://github.com/...
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Redmi note 9 WiFi connect loop

I can't connect to my wifi: It Connets... authenticates... fails... saved And the cycle repeats Already tried to reset the Wifi/BT/etc configurations Needless to say, any other phone and PC have no ...
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Did Google fix the Wi-Fi attack vulnerability in Android 6 before abandoning it?

Did Google update Android 6 to fix the Wi-Fi attack vulnerability? Wikipedia says the last update was on Oct 1, 2017, while this vulnerability was publicly announced a few days later (but maybe Google ...
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how to use Wi-Fi Coverage Extend Feature in Android 6.0

I have Android 6.0 phone and i don't have Wi-Fi Coverage Extend Feature on developer options ,So i want to know if i can use this feature in my Android 6.0 phone. Thank you
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Tethering Android to Android via a USB-C to USB-C cable

Bluetooth and Wifi stopped working on my Android phone while I'm abroad. I decided to backup and factory reset my phone in hope it'll fix the problem and 2 things happened The backup didn't really do ...
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How does Android detect how fast the current Wi-Fi network is?

When going to Settings -> Connections -> Wi-Fi, Android displays the "network speed" of the current Wi-Fi network. I wonder how Android detects how fast the current Wi-Fi network is. ...
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How to diagnose wi-fi on Android?

I'm an Android enthusiast, as most of you, and I installed Lineage OS on my Oneplus 6 two months ago. Everything works fine but not Wi-Fi that randomly disconnects from my router. In the end of the ...
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Is there any downside in indicating a wifi network as "unmetered"? (assume the wifi has no bandwidth restrictions or max data limit)

I use a wifi network that has no bandwidth restrictions or max data limit with I use the latest Venmo app on Android 10 with Samsung Galaxy S9. Android detected the wifi network as metered. Is there ...
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I'm getting about 40Mbps transfer rater over WiFi (from phone to Linux). Is it that slow because of the SDCard on the phone?

I have a WiFi connection which, in the settings, says: Transmit link speed 866Mbps Receive link speed 780Mbps I've installed PowerFTP on my phone and transferred a large video file (about 40 min.) ...
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Create WiFi AP in Termux with root access

For some purpose, I want to create a WiFi access point on my Android because I cannot turn on the hotspot when WiFi is enabled. And also I tried to use NetShare, but it cannot be enabled on boot. I ...
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Android WIFI connected without internet

I have Galaxy s20 with android 11. I am connecting at work to WIFI which require to login using a browser. After that unless admin do not change the password mobile connecting automatically without ...
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Keep WiFi running when screen is off and phone is locked (streaming with black screen, battery saving, newpipe, podcasts)

How do I keep my WiFi running when my phone's screen is off and locked? Facts: The biggest battery drain is my screen usage WiFi uses your battery, but not nearly as badly as the screen I use my ...
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S WiFi keeps turning off

Sometimes the WiFi just randomly turns off. I don't even realise it has happened until I see how much mobile data I've used. Just to clarify, I don't mean that I lose my signal, I mean that WiFi ...
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How to help Android find weak WiFi signal?

There are a couple of places at home that are pretty far away from my router and barely have wifi connection. That means if I go there with my phone connected to the network, I have a connection but ...
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Why can't my device connect over WiFi?

Here is the steps to connect my Android phone from PC over WiFi: 1.Connect the device and the computer to the same Wi-Fi network 2.Plug the device to the computer with a USB cable to configure the ...
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Switching off mobile data or wifi only partially

I have a FP3 w/ Android 10 (LineageOs 17) installed. The os allows me to switch off mobile data or wifi for individual apps. Is there a way (preferably w/o rooting) to disable only upload or download, ...
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Android 11 WPA Enterprise

There are a lot of threads about Android 11 and WPA Enterprise, but none of it seems to have a solution for my specific problem. I'm using a UniFi WLAN infrastructure with a connected FreeRADIUS. ...
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Why QR Code wifi sharing is not showing the wifi password?

I have access to some work-only android devices which they have access to the work wifi and I don't know its wifi password so I tried the QR Code sharing but to my surprize, the plain text which is ...
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Auto IMEI randomization in Android (like WiFi MAC randomization)

How do I set the IMEI number to automatically randomly change every time I connect to a cellular network? Android 9 introduced a feature that was a huge boon to the privacy of Android users: WiFi MAC ...
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Is it possible to install WPA3 on the OnePlus3?

As I understand it, WPA3 is software, so it should be possible to install it, right? If so, how? I would clearly like to have all my devices on the latest security. Thanks!
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Bridge phones mobile data internet connection to a wifi network without internet connection

I want to know if it is possible to basically bridge the mobile data connection of my phone to a wifi network I am connected to, where the wifi network does not have a connection to the internet, so ...
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I am having problems with the app when leaving Wi-Fi and connecting to cellular via mobile router on a samsung tablet

I am using a Samsung tablet for an application to manage a fleet of transportation vans. Inside the van we have a wireless router (Pepwave), when in the parking lot the Pepwave has priority to connect ...
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Will a wireless usb keyboard work with android smartphone

I have a samsung A10 android 10 smartphone. I intend to buy a On The Go USB adapter and plug in the Keyboard adapter that is usually connected to my laptop so i can use my wireless keyboard and mouse ...
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How can I connect to a specific access point in a group having the same SSID?

I'm on Android 10 and I have a WiFi network with multiple access points, each one with 2.4 and 5 GHz, everything with the same SSID to let the phones pick the best one. However android has a too low ...
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Static local IP for host device [duplicate]

I use local file transfer app to send files and apps from my phone(poco m2 pro) to pc and vice-versa using the device's hotspot as local connection. When I was on miui, whenever I turned on the app or ...
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Error message: "no wi fi mac address"

I am trying to attach a smart power outlet on the smart phone app. It updated the firmware and then tried to connect to wi-fi. Nothing showed up in wi-fi and all I could do was add in a hidden ...
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Wifi disabled but apps think I am using wifi

I am experience a really weird issue in my Android. I disable wifi, i.e. completely disabled in settings menu, no wifi direct, no hotspot, nothing related to wifi. Also bluetooth disabled. I use my ...
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Wi-Fi verbose logging showing "(NETWORK_SELECTION_PERMANENTLY_DISABLED) NETWORK_SELECTION_PERMANENTLY_DISABLED_NO_INTERNET_PERMANENT=1"

There was a blackout and the internet got super slow. With "Enabled Wi-Fi Verbose Logging" enabled, on the Wi-Fi settings screen, the following text came out later: (...
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Unable to transfer files from Mi A1 to PC and wifi is also not working

I have a Mi A1 device which I didn't use for months and today I charged it to root for some work. I am sure Wifi was working earlier, but not sure about USB file transfer. (I didn't check wifi this ...
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Why wi-fi calling turned off on reconnection of wi fi?

I am not getting any no cellular network at my home and I have broadband connection. When I go in cellular network area turn on mobile data and came back to home my wi fi calling works perfectly, ...
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Does WiFi calling also send SMS over data lines?

Our only carrier in this area gives us one bar at home due to thick brick walls. I read that Android supports WiFi calling. This has helped phone call quality immensely. Does SMS also get sent via our ...
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Smartphone can't connect to Google's services unless resetting the WIFI connection

I'm using Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, which has a very strange behavior that I can't explain. Everything works fine with 3G, 4G. But if I use my home's wifi connection, sometimes I can't access ...
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Changing DNS server results in connected, no internet error

I've set up a pi-hole on my home network and I'm trying to switch DNS provider from default to the one specified on my network, I've followed the steps as laid out in this article to no avail, I have ...
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IOS style call/VoIP to all/specific devices on local network

I get my calls on a master device. I might not have that device with me all the time, but it is always connected to local network either on Wi-Fi or its own mobile hotspot. My carrier supports VoIP ...

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