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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How do I find out my WiFi password on Android?

I have forgotten my WiFi password, but it is still saved on my Android phone. I would like to retrieve this information, but my device is not rooted (I tried a method I read online of finding a file ...
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How to reconnect wifi which says disconnected in service menu samsung s6

I have a Samsung s6 and the wifi has been grayed out for a while. This is what I tried to do First Step Checked WiFi settings: Under the advanced tab locate Keep WiFi on during sleep. checked that ...
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How to make Termius look for hostnames on the local network first?

I have four devices: Windows 10 PC Android Phone (v6.0.1) Internet Router "servername" (Raspberry Pi 4) All are connected locally using Wifi (not that it should matter) using the simplest possible ...
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my Samsung Note 3 Wi-Fi won't automatically connect, please can some one help?

My Samsung Note 3 Wi-Fi won't automatically connect to my router, please can someone help?
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Is there are way to customize Wifi network selection?

In particular, I want to always swtich to a particular network automatically if it's stronger than another. In this case it's my main netowrk vs. my extender. My phone will stay connected to my ...
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Facebook cannot access the internet

I use samsung galaxy j7 pro. Since 2 days, facebook cannot access the internet. I tried: Giving it all possible permissions Uninstalling all updates then reinstalling them Restarting my phone ...
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AndroidTV Access Point

I got an Android 9 TV Box with root access connected via LAN. Now I want to use the WLAN as an access point/bridge with same SSID/password and after the handover the IP should stay the same. The basic ...
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Is there a way to switch android wifi network mode from dynamic to static prgramatically? [closed]

How can I switch the wifi network mode of android device from dynamic to static programmatically. This means that I have to specify the ip, gateway, and the dns. But how to do all this ...
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Using wlan1 instead of wlan0 in Android Nexus 6

I am trying to use a WiFi dongle with Android Nexus 6 with custom ROM and kernel. I have installed drivers of USB WiFi dongle on Android phone that appears at wlan1 network interface in adb shell. ...
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incorrectly receiving DNS settings from AP when connecting to public wifi

I had to fly recently. The flight had in-flight entertainment through gogoinflight, but I couldn't access it on my phone while everyone around me could. I thought the problem was with the router but ...
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Wi-Fi Connection issue on Samsung Galaxy J3

I have an Arris router provided by spectrum. My samsung galaxy j3 wont connect to it but other devices will. It was working for ages until they updated my hardware. They cant figure out the issue. Any ...
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android 7 not accepting ARP response from win 10 wifi connection

the setup is android 7 connected to win 10 laptop via wifi. Trying to ping win 10 from android fails -it just hangs From wire shark I can see android has sent a ARP request and win 10 has responded. ...
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Samsung Note8 wifi issue (connectivity.samsung.com.cn)

I captured this screen when using WiFi with web authentication First it goes to the connectivity.Samsung.com.cn Then to the wifi login screen This is weird, does my wifi info exposing? *I bought ...
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Samsung A50 keeps disconnecting wifi (whatsapp loses connection) after 5 minutes

My Samsung A50 keeps dropping the wifi (I suspect, Whatsapp web declares that the phone is unreachable). How can I keep it on? I noticed it's exactly five minutes after I press the button. Please ...
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Apps on Galaxy S10e cannot connect to wifi

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S10e and when I'm using some apps, currently WhatsApp and Skype, I receive a notification from "Android System" saying that particular app cannot connect to the wifi ...
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Do not auto-connect to Wifi connection in Android 7.0

I have a Moto G4 phone running Android 7.0. There are multiple Wifi connections in my workplace, and I want to default to the private Wifi network, while having the building's Wifi as a backup. In ...
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Wifi hotspot doesn't assign IP address on my custom rom, need help to find another way to assign it

On my custom rom, the IP address doesn't get assigned automatically because the wifi chip uses wlan but the rom uses wlan0, i need help to find a way to find the IP address and manually type it or ...
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Wi-fi wont turn on after root. Not even with factory reset!!! please help me

so, my phone went completely bananas today. It was charging and i swear out of the blue a messange showed up saying the sd card memory was being deleted. So in panick i turned it off. The cellphone ...
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Need wifi to be connected to a camera(no internet) and one app using 4G for internet

I need to find a way to make the following work: Android phone wifi is connected to a 360 degree camera and there is no access to internet on this connection. On the same phone another app must get ...
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How to get my phone to access WIFI channel 13?

My phone can't see Wifi 2.4 Channel 13. Why? How can I fix it? I have an android phone (Moto E4, Android 7.1.1, Not rooted) that was purchased in the US about 12 months ago. Just after purchase,I ...
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How to automatically lock the screen or something when the Wi-fi disconnects?

I think this would be useful if you're entering data into a form, but you don't want to accidentally press "submit" when there's no Internet, causing you to have to re-enter everything. Also, it ...
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Samsung S7 & S7 Edge devices Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting

I have used Samsung S7 Edge in the year 2016 & 2017 two years. Experienced no issues at all, later switched to apple for a year then came back to Android with same Samsung S7 edge device, after ...
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How to connect simultaneously to WIFI router without internet and to cellular 3g/4g with internet

i want to connect my pboth to a WIFI router without internet, but at the same time keep internet connectivity from cellular 3g/4g network
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How to do port forwarding over Android USB tethering?

So, for the time being I'm stuck plugging my phone into my PC and using USB tethering to connect to Wi-Fi. One of my games requires port forwarding for online play, and I'm having trouble getting it ...
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My device is not enabling wifii..though after factory reset too.what should i do?

My device is not enabling wifi. I did factory reset too.but it still doesnt work...shall i flash it or reinstall software again to overcome this issue.?
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Prevent phone auto-connect to a specific wifi connection, without forgetting that connection

The feature I am looking for exist on MIUI rom and samsung roms: Similar question were asked before: This from 2015 has an answer about Samsung and MIUI roms only. Answers to this and this question ...
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Samsung Android Source Code? - Captive Portal Handling

I've written an open source Captive Portal library for IoT devices, but am having issues only with Samsung's version of Android: https://github.com/tripflex/captive-portal Does anybody know where I ...
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PEAP WiFi issues S8+

I just received a new S8+ and I am having issues connecting to the WiFi at my corporation. The WiFi needs to be authenticated using PEAP, but there is nothing for me to select under "CA Certificate", ...
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Wi-Fi does not work after Android Pie update

I just recently upgraded my OnePlus 3 to the Android Pie version which has been release for this version of the phone. But now I encountered an issue. Every time I try enabling Wi-Fi, it loads a ...
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OTG Android Wifi dongle

I need your advice. I have a Nexus 5x. I'd like to connect Wifi dongle with Nexus 5x to use larger antenna for wifi. Example product [Nexus 5x]--[Otg cable]--[USB wifi product] I tested with a usb-...
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Stop Android from automatically switching between WiFi networks

I am using the gopro app on my Xiaomi Mi Max 3 (MIUI 10.3) android device, and whenever I connect the camera to the phone, the later automatically switches back to the 'Home' wifi. The only ...
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Download seems to stop when screen is locked in Xiaomi device

I have a Xiaomi Redmi note 7 device global version which features MIUI 10.2.1.0 . Now I see the MIUI 10.3.5.0 update, I press the download button and it starts downloading, I then leave it to ...
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Particular WiFi does not connect after trying to root Samsung Galaxy S10e with Magisk

I followed this tutorial: https://topjohnwu.github.io/Magisk/samsung All went well until step 14 (so, right after flashing the ROM and rebooting). At step 14, Magisk tried updating, but could not. I ...
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How do i get external wifi card to work on a nexus 6P

Ive tried lots of things to get an external wifi card to power on but no luck so far. These are the things i have tied: Rooted the 6p (via supersu) Downgraded os to 7.1.1 (Nougat) using nethunter-...
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LenovoA700-a android version 5.0 lollipop

I can connect to my wifi and I have good signal but it says no internet access but all the other mobile are working just fine I tried every thing from restarting g to resetting my mobile but No use ...
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Android device use wrong location when connected to one WiFi, other devices location OK

I have a brand new Galaxy M10 and Xiaomi Pocophone F1. When I connected Galaxy M10 device to my Huawei MiFi router (I'm using this router over 2 years), it shows my location is "Laos", but this is ...
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Ignore all those “free” wifi access points

This has probably been asked before but I was unable to find anything relevant with searches. My problem is, I can be using my phone with my almost unlimited 4G data, quite happily, but if I pass too ...
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How can i recognize what kind of wifi SoC that my phone using?

How can i recognize what kind of wifi SoC that my android smart phone using? etc bcm... and my smart phone can not access in dmesg. ㅜㅜ
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WiFi dropping with channel switch and not reconnecting: how to debug

Since a few days my new Samsung Galaxy A50 (running Pie build PPR1.180610.011.A505FNXXU1ASD6) is dropping the WiFi connection to my router (Fr!tzBox 7940) for no clear reason. I've been trying all ...
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Wi-Fi “bootlooped” on Android

The Wi-Fi on my Android phone is "bootlooped". That means, that it permanently tries to start but never completes to do so. This is also visible in the Wi-Fi menu, where it says "Turning Wi-Fi on...". ...
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Moto g(4) wifi disconnects and takes time reconnecting

In my moto g(4) wifi frequently disconnects and then when we open the wifi settings it shows that scanning for networks and sometimes even shows no network available (although I have 10 wifi's ...
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How to decrypt wpa_supplicant.conf from Samsung Android device?

I managed to get wpa_suppplicant.conf out of my Samsung device to retrieve a password I currently don't have access to. Many of the options people are posting on the entire internet include having to ...
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I can't get wi-fi conecction in a samsung J8 with android 8.0

Android 8.0 drops WiFi connection. Wi-Fi verbose log says: (network_selection_permamently_disabled) network_selection_disabled_by_wifi_manager also displayed autentification error.
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How can I view Wi-Fi connection history?

I want to view wi-fi connection history on my Android phone. Specifically, I want to know which networks the phones was connected to & disconnected from & when. Edit: My phone is a Nexus 5x (...
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Google Photos will not backup

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 running Android 9 and One UI. Google Photos will not back up anything. All I am getting as a Getting ready to back up and 185 items left perpetual spinner at the top of ...
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Is there an easy way to transfer files between PCs and a phone via WiFi?

I'm currently using SFTP to send files between my phone and my Linux PCs, with OpenSSH server on the PCs and Ghost Commander on the phone. What is inconvenient is that I have to either type the ...
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VPN not working on Android when on Wifi Network

I have a Synology NAS server that has a L2TP/IPSec PSK VPN Server running. I used to connect to it with my Android phone (Version 7) (and previously with my iPhone) just fine. Whether I was on 4G or ...
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Android device does not consistently have internet access when connected to WiFi

I recently set up a wireless home networking system at a friend's home. Everything works great, except that an Android LG G4 cell phone sometimes cannot access the internet even though Android ...
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Share known WiFi networks between own devices

It happens every now and then that I connect to a WiFi network for the first time on my phone, but not on my tablet. The second time I visit the place I might not have the WiFi access key at hand. Is ...
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How to make wifi list show duplicate SSID when different mac address

I have a home modem and a repeater, both have the same SSID. at some cases want to connect to one and not the other, but android automatically chooses the one with the highest signal strength which ...