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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Wifi not working on Samsung S3 (WifiStateMachine( 2240): Failed to load driver)

as I am really desperate now about the wlan problem on my Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 I am now going to post a question in the hope that someone might help me fix it. Problem description: I cannot ...
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Help automating Wi-Fi Calling or Airplane mode toggle with Tasker

I am absolutely 100% new to Tasker. I have bought and install this app to automate a few things which IFTTT simply can't. Here is the situation : My bedroom is in a basement apartment and so I do ...
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How to use my phone as a WiFi adapter for playing lan games

I just want to play lan games and use wireless apps because my pc doesnt have WiFi so I want to use my damaged display phone as WiFi for lan games in pc And also use pc remote from my other phone -...
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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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Is there a way/app to automatically change DNS server based on connection?

Let say on my home Wifi, I want to use DNS server "X" and on work WiFI, I want to use another DNS-server: "Y", on cellular a server "Z" and so on. Is this possible to do ...
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Some apps are not able to access internet when connected to Laptop's shared wifi on Ubuntu

In my office my mobile used to be connected to the office wifi. There I didn't face any internet problem, all apps work fine. But in my home my mobile is connected to my Laptop's shared wifi and ...
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Shark for Root not working

I am pretty much new to the packet sniffing. I found some application for the same Shark for root. I have rooted my phone for the application and I tried logging the packets being transferred from my ...
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Phone doesn't respond to ping

I'm trying to develop an application that knows when I am home based on my phone being on my wifi network or not. I'm running into a weird issue in that I can only ping the phone if I have recently (...
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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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Zebra MC220K not working with local DNS server

I need help debugging something. My company recently purchased an Zebra MC220K, and it is unable to resolve internal DNS domains. I have tried all of the following: Forget the network. Enable / ...
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Connectivity issues with Windows 7 “hostednetwork” wifi hotstop

I have a 3g USB stick modem, connected to my Windows 7 laptop. I am sharing the internet connection using hostednetwork (Windows 7 facility to turn a laptop's wifi into an Access Point). Now... it ...
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Google Drive: transfer files only over wifi keeps turning on

In my android version 7.1.1 mobile, I am unable to upload files to Google Drive over mobile network. I am not able to disable transfer files only over wifi field from the settings of Google Drive. ...
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Android phone wi-fi not connecting with perticular network only

Please refer me to right portal if this is not a right one. I am having android phone HTC one +. Now problem is that when i am in office and trying to connect with Wi-Fi then it not connect but when ...
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Cellular data shutting off when i shut off wifi and vice versa

I bought a motorola moto g gen 3 a few days back and encountered a bug i can't wrap my head around. First of: this post: Cellular data not working since 5.1 Lollipop flash adresses the same issue ...
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Is there any way to auto-reconnect with a specific PPTP connection on Android?

Every time my phone switches between networks (e.g. 4G to Wi-Fi) the established PPTP connection drops. I know there is a feature called Always-on VPN, but that seems to only apply to L2TP or IPSec ...
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Wifi wont turn on, samsung s7

I've tried everything on Google! So I factory reset it, thinking everything would reboot, as if it were new! Now it won't go past startup menu, as wifi still won't even turn on or even light up wen ...
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No option to choose “Do Not Validate” under “CA certificates” when connecting to PEAP/MSCHAPV2 WiFi (Android 11)

I can't connect to campus WiFi anymore after installing latest ROM with december 2020 security patches. The configuration is PEAP/MSCHAPV2. Under CA certificate, we usually choose "Do not ...
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Why is one of my WiFi networks not visible after connecting to the other one?

I've got two access points / WiFi networks at my home and there is a strange behavior with my Android 4.0 phone (SGS2): after my phone connects to one network or the other (whichever is currently ...
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Connecting through authenticated proxy

I have an Unrooted Sony Xperia tipo running 4.0.4. I have a Wi-Fi at home which uses an authenticated proxy. I have managed to apply the proxy and also have managed to use authentication. The trouble. ...
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Is there a way to trick the phone into thinking it's on wifi

I have some android apps that will only work through wifi, Is there any way I can trick the phone
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WhatsApp videos not downloading on phone having high speed internet

some videos are not downloading on WhatsApp on my phone. SAMSUNG GALAXY J2 2018 ANDROID VERSION 7.1.1 when trying to open that paticular video on WhatsApp web it says video not available on phone. ...
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ADB works over USB, but doesn't work over Wifi

I have weird issue with NTT 407 tablet that works on Android 4.1.1. I've switched "USB Debugging" and when I plug USB, adb works fine. But I need it working over Wifi, so I connect to my AP, set ...
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WPS Server on Android

Would it be possible to emulate a Wi-Fi Protected Setup Server protocol on an Android device? This way when using the device as a portable Hotspot, I could use a strong password and allow clients to ...
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Can a WiFi modem be directly connected to an android and use the android phone's usb tethering (via an adapter)?

I have an old wifi modem which lacks usb port. I was wondering if we could an rj45 to usb adaptor to use the internet connection from the android device via usb tethering? Or if there is any other way ...
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How can I unlock my s6 Edge Lock Screen w/o having to factory reset it?

Given how sensitive the fingerprint sensor on this phone, the 5 tries were used and the phone was asking for the backup password after. The problem is that i cant even remember the PW. I can unlock it ...
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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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Moved out with my router : Location services don't get it

So I moved out, carrying along my WiFi router. I set it up at my new place, but now, every time I use a location service, it recognizes my router and places me at my old address... Any way I can force ...
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How to permanently stop Samsung Galaxy S5 from keep connecting to Wi-Fi?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S5. At my place of employment, Wi-Fi is provided (a free version which isn't locked, and a version which is locked). It keeps connecting to the unlocked Wi-Fi network. I don't ...
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Enable usage of mobile data while connected to a WiFi without internet connection

It is possible to allow my device to use mobile data while connected to a WiFi hotspot? The reason being is that the WiFi hotspot I connect to does not have an internet connection. So I want to be ...
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Why Advent Vega keeps losing Wi-Fi?

I recently bought a Advent Vega Android tablet and everything is working completely fine, however there is one slight problem with Wi-Fi. Even though I have full Wi-Fi signal (it is as high as it can ...
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How can I configure a WiFi proxy that requires a username and password?

I have an Android 4.1.2 phone, and I need to set a WiFi proxy that requires me to authenticate with a username and password. Where can I setup the user and password for the proxy?
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Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 won't work with bluetooth

I have an Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 that I purchased in January. It has static, breaks up and sounds muffled when I have my bluetooth on and wifi is on. If I turn my wifi off it works ok. I have tried ...
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Android on wifi - only local network, no internet

My phone (HTC One X) can't get internet when connected to my office wifi network. My office's wifi has no problem for me and my workers. By default, my phone uses DHCP mode when connected to local ...
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LG Stylo 3 Wi-Fi randomly disconnecting

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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Android 5.0.2 x86, not working with wifi

I am trying to install the PC version of Android. I've found many links, but none of these versions work with my wifi. My wifi card is a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG (I have an Asus PC). How do I get ...
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Home wifi connection is very inconsistent and also my 5G as well. What is going on?

My phone tends to lose connection to the internet when I'm connected to my home wifi. Throughout the day, I will be watching youtube videos only to run into buffering as I lose connection. Then maybe ...
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Connecting android phone to a local web server

Scenario. We have a product controlling some sort of household thing. Since its 2015, it also runs a small webserver so that people in the house can control the product using their phones. Everything ...
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Only my phone cannot connect to only one specific WiFi

Ok so Ive seen plenty of problems where peoples phones can't detect any WiFi networks, or if a particular router can't connect with mobiles, but I don't have any of those problems. My problem is very ...
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Huawei P8 Lite cannot detect WiFi networks

My Huawei P8 Lite cannot detect any WiFi network. I tried to create a hotspot, but other devices cannot detect my hotspot.
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Cant disable wifi multicast and constant arriving of data packets on rooted Android

Problem : I'm using public wifi in my college. (They won't allow alternatives). At least 40,000 students are using it regularly. I keep receiving data packets from the moment I turn on wifi even ...
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Streaming TV audio to Android device through Wi-Fi

I have an LG Smart TV and I want to hear its audio on my smartphone with headphones. Another possibility is to use two smartphones, one connected to the TV by P2 cable and another receiving the audio ...
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Wifi connection with username and password

My phone is HTC desire 826, I'm living in a flat, with my friends. We have a WiFi connection. When we establish connection, one of us should sign in with a given username and password, in a pop-up ...
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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 11 Wifi no internet, even though there is internet

Edit: after getting the hint to try creating a new SSID on my WiFi router, I now resolved the problem by just connecting to the same router but with a separate SSID. I still have no idea what the ...
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How to get WiFi working after changing ROM?

I have a LG G3 S (LG G3 Beat / D722) and recently I changed my ROM to Lineage OS 14.1. To achieve this, I followed this steps: I rooted device with kingoroot I installed twrp recovery I downloaded ...
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How can I select a router that I want to connect on Android?

In my residence, there's a network which have many different routers to provide Wi-Fi signal. One of these router doesn't work properly. I can connect to this router, but it can't connect to the ...
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Why can't this Asus tablet access anything over the internet though wifi is connected?

I just replaced all the networking infrastructure in my home do to a Frankenstein IP packet: this includes the Arris Residential Gateway, two Netgear switches, and a Netgear Model R7000 wifi router. ...
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WiFi stopped working (dhcpd times out) after enabling device encryption

WiFi has worked without issue before on this exact same hotspot, and it is currently working for other devices so I'm assuming the error is in the phone (edit: also tried another hotspot, wifi is ...
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Metered wi-fi connection on Android tablet?

I have a non-rooted Nexus 7 (2013), and connect to the internet via a Mi-Fi hotspot. I have a low data cap, so I need to track usage closely. I'd like to be able to mark my connection as metered, but ...
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hostapd not working from adb shell

I have a LG G3 running 5.1.1 and I can successfully enable Portable Wi-Fi hotspot through the Settings menu. I can see my portable Wi-Fi SSID on another Android device when enabled through the ...

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