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 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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Android Wi-Fi connection DNS failures

My relative's tablet has started having problems on our Wi-Fi network. It will downright refuse to do DNS resolution (not just locally). Some information about our network: Wi-Fi is delivered through ...
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Auto-fill on WiFi Captive Portal

Is there a way to auto-fill the username/password when connecting to a Wifi's Captive Portal? If possible, I would like a method that does not require root access. The portal opens with the system's ...
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How to use WiFi and Ethernet connection simultaneously on Android 12?

I have an Orangepi5b running Android 12. I want to use Wi-Fi for internet connection and Ethernet to communicate to other network devices connected to it simultaneously. I've read a lot of questions ...
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Phone stays connected to WiFi even when out of reach

As the title says, when I get out of home, my phone keeps the connection to my Wi-Fi even when it is out of reach. This results in a Wi-Fi icon with an "X" and thus not using mobile data and ...
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Connect ADB through SSH

How can I connect ADB on remote server through SSH to a local, non-rooted Android devices without installing anything on the middleman with root? This is what I want to achieve: ┌─────────┐ ...
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How does Samsung Wi-Fi password sharing work?

Every article I find mentioning how to share a Wi-Fi password between Android devices either mentions using a QR code, or clicking a "nearby share" button. But when I enter the password for ...
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getting an old Nexus 7 to connect to wifi

I have an old 2012 Asus Nexus 7. How can I get it to connect to wifi again? My goal is to use it as a digital photo frame, where the software for showing the slideshow of photos is a React app (...
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WiFi apps not working when VPN apps are connected

I have decided to use the AirMore app to connect my Android phone to my Windows computer. My internet speed was very slow, so I decided to connect to AirMore using WiFi. It was very good with very ...
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Connecting a NAS device directly to an android device via ethernet and sharing the SMB share on the NAS through android's wifi

currently I don’t have both devices at the same place to test this, but maybe someone uses a similar setup. So I’d like to use an android tv box with a NAS device connected directly to the ethernet ...
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Why do my wifi networks vanish until I turn airplane mode off and on?

Over the last few weeks, my Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (Android version 13) seems to lose all wifi networks. Going to Wifi settings shows no networks connected or listed at all. Every other device in ...
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Switch to the best wifi: Android 13

Pixel 6a Stock Android 13 I have two Wi-Fi networks at home with the same provider - 2.5Ghz and 5Ghz (SSID'S are different though). I am usually connected to the 5Ghz network but at times the signal ...
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How to have stable WiFi connection and have autoconnection working?

I have Motorola G play with Internet & mobile providers: Xfinity & Xfinity Mobile; my Mobile data in Network settings is turned off; also have option "use WiFi when Mobile network is not ...
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How to configure a smartphone as a Wi-Fi range extender (repeater)? [duplicate]

My Wi-Fi router's signal is too weak to reach my room (around a corner). I have an Android smartphone. What steps would I follow to configure it as a Wi-Fi repeater?
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Android 12 froze, does this leak IP address with VPN killswitches enabled?

I have a VPN running with Android's 'always-on' VPN feature enabled, and the 'block connections without VPN' feature enabled. My device running Android 12 recently froze and wouldn't respond. I had to ...
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Ineffective setting: Wi-Fi non-persistent MAC randomization [duplicate]

Sometimes I want to use a certain hotspot providing free 1-hour Wi-Fi multiple times, but the provider remembers the MAC address of my smartphone. I enabled the developer setting "Wi-Fi non-...
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Galaxy A50 shows SSID of my hidden network

I have a network with hidden SSID on my Mikrotik router. There are only three devices that connect to it. All other devices connect over another, guest, virtual access point, with other SSID. Today I ...
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How can I talk from my phone over wifi to a remotely located speaker

I have a use case to talk into remote speaker over Wi-Fi from my phone. Are there any commercially available network speakers that allow this feature?
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What is the purpose of an android phone continuously accessing the internet every ≈10 seconds?

Why would a stationary phone on Wi-Fi need to access the internet every few seconds as shown by the arrows near the Wi-Fi icon top right corner of the home screen? Does this happen also off Wi-Fi but ...
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