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 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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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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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 ...
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Cannot logon to a “captive portal” wi-fi network

I am unable to connect to any wi-fi networks that require a login through what I assume is captive portal. This worked fine for perhaps a year but has stopped working recently. I am running Android 8....
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How to temporarily change ᴍᴀᴄ address without root?

There are many claims that’s it’s possible to change Wi‑Fi ᴍᴀᴄ address temporarily, but each time there’s a permission error when running one of the command. How to temporarily change ᴍᴀᴄ address ...
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How can I edit a list of allowed Wifi channels for country in custom Android ROM?

I have a problem with Lineage OS unofficial ROM on Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet from this xda thread. When mobile connection (using SIM card) is established, Android overwrites allowed Wifi channels ...
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Wifi won't turn on after flashing stock rom?

I installed an Custom ROM Lineage OS 14.1. After that I had flashed stock ROM on Samsung Galaxy A3(SM-A300H) using FlashFire. After that I did a factory reset and after booting up I tried to turn on ...
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When turned on wi -fi something unknown uses data suddenly

When i turned on wi-fi something unknown uses data rapidly..I use android version 4.4.2 ..Can't find anything that uses data, I did a virus scan, and removed all unknown apps also,and there are just a ...
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Motorola G4 random no internet via WiFi

When connected to WiFi at home, my Android phone randomly says there is no internet connection with the WiFi and it switches to 4G. There is no notification of this. An exclamation mark will be shown ...
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Can 5GHz wi-fi be disabled in Nougat?

I have an ASUS Zenpad 10 that I travel with a lot, as in I'm connecting to other people's networks where I have zero control over the router settings. Since upgrading to Nougat 7.0 the tablet now ...
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android can't connect to public WiFi

Have Essential with current OS. Just recently my phone won't connect to at least 2 public WiFi providers in Canada. One is Datavalet and the other is ConnectivityCheck. These are used in all Starbucks ...
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No “Use system certificates” when trying to connect to WiFi

I am having a problem connecting to my university Eduroam WiFi. If I understand correctly, in CA certificate I am supposed to select CA certificate if it is there or Use system certificate and input ...
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Why some of the android apps doesn't work on Wifi

Why some of my android apps doesn't work on Wifi when all other apps work fine. And these apps work on Mobile Data but not on my Home wifi. These apps work when I switch 'Airplane Mode - On' and ...
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Prefer 5GHz over 2.4Ghz without disabling 2.4Ghz

I have a DualBand WiFi router, and a DualBand WiFi repeater. Both use the same SSID, both have 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands enabled. But my Android devices mostly connect the 2.4GHz band – even if I stand ...
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Screencast and Wi-Fi

can I be connected to Wi-Fi and still use screencast I'm trying to watch YouTube on my TV but I also connected my phone to the Wi-Fi I want to know whether or not is it possible to be connected to the ...
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Problems with Internet via home WiFi, mobile data and other WiFis work fine

I'm having various problems with two Android phones in my home WiFi: from time to time, the phones can't connect to the WiFi at all (despite stored credentials) -- happens only rarely can connect, ...
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Why is there no internet connection only for specific apps?

My internet browsers, and most apps on my phone work fine, but specific ones: Sync pro, McDonalds, Pocket Casts, Audible, and Snapchat have weird semi-functionality. I know I'm connected to wi-fi and ...
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Completely disabling cellular data and limiting apps only to WiFi when available

I've recently (2 months ago) purchased my first smartphone. I'm on a sort of prepaid contract (I pay what I use in terms of calls and SMS and it's automatically withdrawn from my bank account). For ...
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LG Stylo 3 Wi-Fi problems

I got an LG Stylo 3 on Cricket last month, and already I seem to have a problem. Randomly, it will disconnect from Wi-Fi. When I go into the settings, it'll say that the network is disabled. Any idea ...
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How to enable mac address filtering in Wi-Fi Access Point on android 8.1?

I can do this by modifying /data/misc/wifi/hostapd.conf directly on android 6.0.1,but android 8.1 always covers it. Namely,can I run hostapd manually without settiings?I tried this,but looks like ...
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Android 6.0.1 (rooted) blocking usb tethering of wifi connection (carrier has no problem)

I know there are a number of questions on similar topics but I believe my issue is different, let me explain: I'm in Spain where the carriers do allow usb tethering of wifi connections (the phone is ...
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Wifi keeps turning off on its own but turns onn automatically after a few minutes. Like rn it just turned off XC

I'm using LG magna and for some reason, the wifi keeps turning off on it's own. It annoys me because i cant watch a video straight because i have to go back to settings whenever it turns off on its ...
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Android 7.0 drops wifi connection to router without internet connection

I use a TP-Link TL-WR702N mini router to provide a wireless connection to my Nikon D4 DSLR to operate the camera remotely via my phone or tablet. The camera acts as a server when doing so. This ...
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Thousands of NlpWakeLock entries eating through my battery when on WiFi, but Location Services are off

I get several thousand entries a day of the NlpWakeLock under Google Play Services (I'm using Wakelock Detector Free). It's draining my battery significantly. I have found it occurs when I'm connected ...
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Accessibility of router password entering via scanning for blind, old people, and ease of use

This post is about accessibility by older people and people forgetting their glasses and shop and warehouse personnel wanting to make use of a QR code and some blind people as a quick input method. ...
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is it impossible to know a Wifi mac address of an android phone via a link?

There is someone that I doubt that he uses my stolen phone so I want to make sure that the phone that he uses is mine or not by knowing the Wifi mac address of phone – to see if it's mine or not. I ...
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Wifi accidentally disconnected

It is not the first time that WiFi accidentally disconnects and I have to buy extra data. Is there any option to lock WiFi on and protect it from disconnecting with a password or a simple question ...
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How to hide hotspot icon in the drop down after lock

Sir , I use android marshmallow and My brother always enables the hotspot also after I lock the Phone with Password Because "hotspot setting is shown in drop down menu " I wanted to ask how to ...