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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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Cannot connect to Wifi iptables error

Lately my Google Pixel 2 will not connect to my Homewifi. It tries to connect all the time. Looking into the Log I get an iptables error: 05-06 10:03:56.253 1120-1355/? D/RecurrenceRule: Resolving ...
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What can be the reason for “internet may not be available” though the IP address was got

Only one device with Android (SM-G390F, Android 7.0, G390FXXU2ARA1, 3.18.14-12962328) at my home stopped connecting to Internet through my WiFi router with the message "internet may not be available" ...
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Android Wifi Hotspot turn off all the time

Phone: Honor 8 with EMUI 5.0.1 and Android 7.0 Each time I try to turn on my wifi hotspot, it turns off after several minutes. A notification of Android System is sending and tells me that "no device ...
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Is there a limit to how many WiFi networks can be stored?

When you go to a new place and connect to a wifi android "remembers" it and connects automatically next time. Is there a limit to how many networks can be stored? I understand it is probably not ...
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samsung xcover 4, has no internet access while connected to a specific wifi network

It seems I'm facing a strange problem with my smartphone. After the last update, I can't connect to my office's wifi. All the other devices connect normally. However, I tried resetting the router many ...
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What is the easiest way to create a wifi bridge from wifi router to PC through USB?

I have a router with WiFi capability. The IP address of it is 192.168.1.1. Also the accepted IPs are in the range of 192.168.1.100-200. Now let's assume that I have no WiFi USB antenna for my PC. But ...
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Wifi authentication error occured

So I've been having this issue for the last month+ and I have yet to find an answer. I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 running Android 7.0 My home wifi was working fine until one day, seemingly out of the ...
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Wifi Authentication Problem on Android

I am not sure if this is really an Android problem, but I have reasons to believe so. Please let me know if not. I am trying to connect to a WiFi network. This network redirects me to an ...
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Only one network interface active at a time in Android

I was looking into the network configurations in Android devices. Android makes WI-FI as the default network preference. And I noticed only one network interface can be active at a time in Android. ...
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Device administration

I'm looking for a good solution to manage workplace Android devices that are heavily locked down. Our devices will basically be single-use with a custom app. We want to manage the Wi-Fi connection, ...
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Strange wifi issue

Something strange happened today with my Asus Zenfone Go. I was configuring the device as new after a remote erase (I erased it with find my device). Before asking for my Gmail account it was asking ...
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No 'Use system certificates' options on Samsung S9

I'm trying to connect to a wifi network using PEAP, but I cannot find the use system certificate option, shall I enable that in some way?
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Android stops connecting to local hosts

Droid, v 24.91.5. Router(1) = TC C1100T, hardwire to second router(2) (at some distance). I power up my Droid and connect to 192.168.0.xx (a web page), works fine. Some time later I attempt to ...
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App to wake up WiFi periodically while on sleep

WiFi drastically drains the battery. There is a setting to disable WiFi while the phone is on sleep. However, it's all or nothing: either you are connected all the time (and kiss good-bye to the ...
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WiFi Calling on an Unsecured network

I recently upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy S7 Active to an S8 Active(G892A). In doing so I have encountered an issue with the new OS and WiFi calling. Thus far, I have been unable to establish a WiFi ...
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LG G Pad F7.0 WIFI can't see 5.0GHz

I recently purchased a 2018 Pacifica Hybrid with the U-Connect Theater system. This system allows mirror casting with compatible Android Devices. Miracast is available on my LG G Pad, but it can't see ...
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Understanding Excessive Battery Drain on Note 8 (Nougat 7.1.1)

I'm suffering from excessive battery drains on Note 8, Nougat 7.1.1. The battery drain is excessive when on idle mode/when the phone is asleep. I have installed BetterBatteryStats (gave it all ...
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What does “automatic” mean under Network restrictions?

I'm running Android Oreo 8.1 on a Pixel XL. When I go to Settings > Network & Internet > Data usage > Network restrictions, I notice that all of my saved wifi networks are listed. Under each one, ...
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WiFi continually turns off and on Sony Xperia Compact (Android 8.0)

I have a Sony Xperia Compact running Android 8.0.0. Recently I noticed that the WiFi constantly turns off and on. That is to say, I turn on WiFi, it searches for signal, shows a list of available ...
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My phone(VF-696) automatically switch it's wifi off for some strange reasons

My phone(VF-696) automatically switch it's wifi off for some strange reasons,so hw do i fix it because if i switch it on,it doesn't last for a minute then its off
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How to share folders on your computer with only one specific android device?

I have marked some folders as shared on the computer to be able to access them on my phone wirelessly using ES File Explorer. That works fine. However, that makes those folders accessible to every ...
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Data Monitoring for OTA update

After enabling Data Monitoring, if I do OTA update download and install, will data used during OTA download be monitored?
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Asus Zenfone Max3 not connecting to wifi!

My phone is Asus zenphone 3 MAX. My problem is with the wifi. The wifi stops working and wont reconnect after couple of hours of use. I need to stop my phone and restart it in order for the phone to ...
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My phone says that its unable to connect to some apps

I have an Samsung J5 (2016) and since the afternoon I cant connect to whatsapp playstore youtube ebay and some other apps, the odd here is that it shows on the top that is connected and I can use apps ...
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How to do ADB over 'wifi' (actually in the same PC) for emulated device

I'm trying to use adb over 'wifi' for my emulated device. I'm emulating a device on my computer and wanted to use Android Studio to send an APK to it but through the network sockets, not through ...
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Phone not finding ANY wifi networks

Suddenly my phone is failing to recognise any wifi networks. It just keeps on searching and searching but nothing appears in the list. The only thing I have done recently was I had it in airline ...
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How to connect to wifi router without internet?

I've just setup a wifi router to use with an audio device which is controllable by Android devices through LAN. This router is expected to not have an internet connection - its sole purpose for me is ...
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Wireless vs data connection

Assume there is a 4G access point or router for internet connection, e. g. Dlink 953. That means a sim card is inserted to the access point. So the internet is routed via the data connection defined ...
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Whatsapp is receiving immediately but sending takes about 10 minutes

recently i tried to send some pictures to my whatsapp status but then all of a sudden nothing wants to send anymore. i have tried all troubleshooting measures indicated on the web but nothing seems ...
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Set wifi connection as metered in Android 5.0

I'd like to set specific wifi connections as metered, since I do not want e.g. Google Play to update apps via public wifi (limited volume and bandwith, competing with my and - for politeness - other ...
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Android Wifi Roaming always on

I have a problem with an Android device with multiple access points. The device loses the connection to the Wlan network sporadically. If I make the following setting, the wlan connection will ...
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WiFi disconnects in doze mode

Nexus 5x and Pixel with project fi. No antivirus installed. OS 8.1.0 Regularly puts me on LTE connection both at home and in the office. How do I force WiFi to always connect to known networks ...
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Hangouts, Google Voice, and SMS is no longer supported Notification

Although I have been a long time user of Google Voice and Hangouts, I only recently got my first Android tablet(WiFi only, no cellular). The way the first two interact with the tablet is puzzling ...
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How to stop Android from switching between Wifi APs automatically?

I have several WiFi APs for different purposes. One is for printing, one is for smart devices with access to the internet, another for devices with no access to the internet for security concerns, and ...
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Rerouting Mobile Data Connection as WiFi (Fake-WiFi)

I have data connection (via rmnet0 interface) Is it possible to reroute it as WiFi (via wlan0 interface), so that it is detected as WiFi connection by some apps? I tried the Fake Wifi Reworked ...
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Cannot connect: Obtaining IP address

This is not a duplicate of 'Android stuck on obtaining IP address' and similar questions When I try to connect to my home network with my android phone, it displays this message and never connects: "...
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The Wi-fi on my UMDIGI keeps switching off on its own

The Wi-fi on my UMDIGI keeps switching off on its own. i have checked the setting and seems normal. all work colleagues have the same problem and the problem started at the same time !
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Wifi stuck in “Obtaining IP address”, but connects in another area

When I am at my desk at work the Wifi does not connect to my phone and I get stuck looping in "obtaining IP address". However if I step away from my desk to another part of the building, my phone ...
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Does disabling mobile data when I'm connected to wi-fi conserve battery?

I always do this out of habit, but it recently occurred to me that Android might be clever enough to automatically turn it off when I've got wi-fi access. Is it?
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How to export data usage stats?

I am able to see the stats generated by Android at Settings>Data Usage for cellular data and wifi both. Is there any way to export these stats? I don't think android has any option for the ...
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WhatsApp message not delivered [closed]

In WhatsApp, message is sent but not received. After some time, other messages are received and delivered but the previous one is not received. Why is this happening? .
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WiFi works, but frequently disconnects with “authentication problem”

I have a DOOGEE S60 with Android 7.0 Nougat. It can connect to my 2.4GHz WiFi network at home without problems. However, quite frequently, the phone disconnects, showing the message "authentication ...
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Wifi turning off automatically when turned on

My phone is lenovo vibe k5: I am facing the issue when I turn WiFi on, its turning on-off continuously! "Scanning Always Available" Is Also Turned Off and there is not any saved network... Still I ...
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My wifi will not stay on anymore

I have a Android 5.1 system a few day ago my wifi started turning it self off now it will not stay on for more than 5 minutes. I been through setting up and down I can find anything wrong accept one ...
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Wifi slow to find correct network

I have a a10 tab 2 lenovo. I recently reflashed the original new rom. Before everything was working except the wifi was slow(lots of lag) which was on a hacked rom for some similar tab. The problem I ...
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Prevent Google from uploading pictures when connected to wifi?

I noticed that pictures I took with my Android smartphone while connected to my home ADSL/wifi router were silently uploaded to Google Photos. How can I disable this "feature" ? Thank you.
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If all file sharing apps like shareit, xender and SuperBeam uses wifi technology to transfer files, why their transfer speed differs?

I've downloaded several file sharing apps like shareit, xender and SuperBeam. They all use wifi technology to transfer files. Then why does their speed differ too much. I've noticed that shareit ...
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WiFi dies if phone tries to connect to it

The basic situation is this: Phone tries to connect to my parents' WiFi, fails The WiFi then drops shortly, no other devices can connect to it A laptop connected via ethernet to the router can still ...
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Unstable 2.4ghz wifi speeds - LG G6

A few weeks ago I noticed a strange wifi problem with my Lg G6 when connected to a 2.4ghz router at home (wrt 320n). Wifi speed is terribly unstable. Although wifi signal shows up as excellent, ...
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By what process is a third party device configured to connect to the WiFi network

I'm wanting to understand what is happening when a device needs configuring with WiFi credentials, but no other communication is apparent. For example, with the Broadlink RM Mini3 WiFi IR Blaster it'...