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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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Automatically switch to a saved wireless access point with the strongest signal

I have a wireless router (D-Link) in room A and a repeater (TP-Link WA750RE) in room B, both having the same SSID. Sometimes, when I go to room B and back into room A, my Nexus 5 (Android version 4.4....
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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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Wi-Fi Accidentally deleted /etc/wifi folder [closed]

I have a similar issue with mine. I use a Samsung I317 AT&T, 4.4.2 and It's rooted. The wifi previously was disconnecting, then i installed a wrong Samsung wifi folder. Please, i need the exact ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 drops home wifi connection and and can't reconnect unless the router is turned off and back on.

My girlfriend has had her Tab 2 for ten months and only recently it has this problem. She will be using the tablet on the internet and the connection will suddenly drop. The signal is strong and the ...
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How can I view traffic from a Android or iOS device to a IoT device?

I need to troubleshoot/debug some data being sent from an Android and/or iPhone to an IoT device using 802.11n w/WPA2. I've proxied traffic from a mobile phone to a web server exposed to the public ...
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How can I automatically re-connect to a WiFi network?

In this question I am asking about how to stop my WiFi from disconnecting. If I won't find an answer to that, the next best thing is to get my phone to re-connect automatically. The disconnect reason ...
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What are the Wi-Fi disconnect reasons on adb dumpsys wifi?

adb dumpsys wifi gives me, among many others, lines like this: Event [IFNAME=wlan0 CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED bssid=X reason=7] What does reason=7 mean? What other reasons are there? If this applies ...
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latest news on Walmart ongoing wifi connection problems? [closed]

So..... What is the latest news on the Walmart WiFi connection problems everybody is still having to do with? I haven't kept up with any of it and I'm still unable to connect at all!
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“Internet not available” error while trying to connect to wifi

I have a samsung galaxy chat B5330 device. Whenever I try to connect it to wifi, I get various errors as follows, Using DHCP :- Here it shows a "obtaining IP address" message but never connects. ...
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Wifi Password Recovery

I used to rely on an app called WiFi Password Recovery https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ld.free.wifipwd.recovery But it's no longer working: there's a message saying "backup failed ...
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Cannot access internet via Wi-Fi on YU Yureka running Lollipop

I have a YU Yureka mobile which upgraded to Android Lollipop version. I have been regularly using my office's Wi-Fi connection. For some days, the phone is showing that Wi-Fi is connected, but I can't ...
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Can't connect to “Secured Network” via Wifi. Get stuck at a Lock screen

OS: OxygenOS version 2.2.0 Android version: 5.1.1 Phone Model: ONE 2005 [OnePlus 2] (Build number: One A2005_14_151211) When I connect to a Secured Wifi network that requires that I "Accept" some ...
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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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Android Chrome wifi “Sign into Wi-Fi network” how to disable redirect to www.Google.com

When I connect my Android device to wifi that needs login via web page Device has notification that says "Sign into Wi-Fi network". Clicking on this notification automatically opens default browser (...
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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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Meaning of fields in “Enable Wi-Fi verbose logging”

Does anyone have a link to clear docs on the meaning of all the fields for Wi-Fi networks when I Enable Wi-Fi verbose logging in the developer options? I can guess a few and worst case I can read the ...
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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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Wifi automatically turns on persistently, despite configuration

I am using a Sony Xperia L (C2104) with Android 4.2.2 (Build number 15.3.A.1.17). I can only find one setting that would turn on Wi-Fi automatically, and it is the "Location-based Wi-Fi" setting in ...
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How to keep Pandora / Slacker music apps continue to play music after the display goes dark?

I'm running android 4.4.2. When I play music via the Pandora or Slacker apps, it works fine. But if I stop using the phone while its playing, then the music stops playing once the current song ends. ...
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How to temporarily spoof 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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Why can't Wi-Fi be enabled in Android-x86 inside VirtualBox?

If I enter the Wi-Fi settings of Android-x86 (currently v8.1-r1) inside VirtualBox (currently v6.0.4) and turn it on, why does it just immediately get turned off? Some Android apps try to find ...
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Is there a way to trick my android phone and change the SSID name that it's currently connected to?

My android phone is connected to a device broadcasting the SSID: 12345A Is there a way to trick my phone into thinking the currently connected SSID is 12345B? I'm trying to connect to a stupid chinese ...
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Wi-Fi turning OFF automatically when turned ON

Whenever I try to turn on my WiFi, it shows Turning Wi-Fi on but automatically turns off. I have not recently installed any app, and earlier it used to work absolutely fine. I even tried doing a ...
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Does Razr i connect to PEAP protected wi-fi networks?

I have tried to connect to a "eduroam" network (PEAP) but it did not work in my Motorola Razr i, Android 4.0.4 . Any tips?
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Android does not detect a captive portal

I have an access point hosting a login page (which doesn't have actual internet access) and I'm using dnsmasq to answer all DNS requests with the IP address of this page. If an Android device connects,...
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Permanently Enable Wi-Fi On a Smartwatch

I bought a children android smartwatch, MyKi Junior, running Android 4.2, which is intended for the specific purposes of parenting. I found out that it has a wifi chip that is usually used for ...
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Can't connect to WiFi after spoofed MAC address

I'm changing the MAC address on my Android device; however, once I change it I get disconnected from the WiFi network that I'm connected to and then I'm unable to reconnect to the WiFi. I realized ...
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Unable to download apps from google playstore via wifi

Is there any possibility to block app downloads from google play store via WiFi? I tried all the steps like Clear cache data from playstore app Delete google account and recreated it Factory reset ...
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Many notifications show up when connected to WiFi

I have Moto G (2nd gen) with 3G connection. During my office hours I am constantly conncted to my 3G network and when I am to my home I connect to my WiFi network. I have noticed this unusual ...
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internet slow on my tablet

I know this question has been asked over and over and I have searched for an answer but no one seems to have an good result. I have a new Prestigio Multipad 10.1. It's a nice tablet but I'm having ...
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Asus Zenfone 5 stuck at obtaining IP address from office's Wi-Fi, but works well on other Wi-Fi

I have an Asus Zenfone 5 running Android 4.3. Most of the Wi-Fi I try to connect to gets connected to the device, but when I try to connect it to my office's Wi-Fi it get stuck at obtaining IP address....
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Is there a way to use an Android tablet as a wifi handsfree device?

My situation: Android (4.0.3) tab hooked up to my car stereo using the headphones connector. Android (2.3.5) phone (HTC Desire HD), which I use to call, text, browse, etc. Since my car stereo's ...
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How do I turn gray wifi icon to blue?

I have been searching for answers and some suggestions doesn't seem to work. I can connect to WiFi but I am not able to use it, (Facebook, Play store, Etc.) because the WiFi icon seem to turn into ...
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Can I use my smartphone as a WiFi network adapter?

I have this PC that doesn't support wiFi and I have to use usb tethering. But I want to see if I can project my phone's WiFi onto the computer, so it can see all the available wireless networks, ...
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Block PUBG completely from working in son's mobile

My aunt's 12 year old son is failing exams because of PUBG. She needs to block PUBG completely. Is there a way to block it from getting connected to PUBG servers, or crashing the app everytime it ...
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My wifi keeps turning itself off

I have a Samsung galaxy s6 edge+ and my wifi always turns itself off when the phone is locked and reconnects when unlocked. Now my wifi is set to always be on even during sleep, I have rebooted my ...
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Unable to enable Wifi/Bluetooth

I have a HTC One X , Android 4.2.2, everything worked as a charm, but suddenly my WIFI/Bluetooth functionality stopped working. I cant see any WIFI network and cant turn WIFI on/off. It just shows me ...
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Galaxy A3 not connecting to wifi

Phone: Samsung A3 (2016), with Android 5.1.1. Used to work fine. But now will not connect to wifi. In wifi network list it shows the spinning circle constantly, and the top network (my router) shows ...
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Forcing Rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 onto 2.4Ghz WiFi

I'm looking to force my Samsung to use the 2.4Ghz range of our Wifi as I need it to setup another device. The problem is the SSID for the 5Ghz and the 2.4Ghz is the same. Does anyone know of a way to ...
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“Always allow WiFi roam scans ” - is it of any help to end user?

Screenshot ( at bottom ) shows the option in Developer Options. It reads Is it of any use for end users to activate it? Description leads me to guess it might be useful when you are on the edge of ...
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Smartphone won't connect to specific Wifi

my Smartphone(Oneplus 7) won't connect to the Wifi at home. Every other device connects perfectly to the Wifi and my Smartphone connects to every other Wifi. The problem started with my old device(...
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Sony Xperia Tablet Z can't setup proxy

When I'm on my tablet, I go to my wifi network, tap and hold on it, and I get a popup menu. I hit modify network, and get a popup for the wifi. I tap "show advanced options", and then change Proxy ...
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My WiFi does not work in Sony Ericsson

My Sony Ericsson X8's wifi has stopped working about a few weeks after rooting and installing the GingerDX v030. Even though it is turned on and scanning, it does not connect to any WiFi. I have ...
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can't connect to wifi using lineage os LG g3s (jagnm)

i recently updated lineage os to 14.1-20171206 on my LG g3s (jagnm) and there are several issues: 1) can't connect to wifi. Apparently it's because wifi mac address got switched to all zeroes (00:00:...
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How to use Android device as router without cellular connection?

I have an Android tablet that has no SIM card and no cellular connection. Is it possible to set it up as a discoverable WiFi access point? I know when you have a cellular connection you can set up ...
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Connecting to WiFi via ADB Shell

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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My Galaxy S3 refuses connection to home WiFi

I first go into settings then I go into and turn on Wi-Fi but every time I try to connect to my Wi-Fi it say "connecting, authenticating, disabled " and all my other devices connect perfectly
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“Avoided poor internet connection” LG G5

Every time I try to connect to a wifi network my phone will obtain the ip address for a while and eventually not connect because it "Avoided poor internet connection". This only started happening a ...