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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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Endless “Obtaining IP Address” loop

Possible duplicates: https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/60139/ice-cream-sandwich-cant-obtain-ip-address-what-do-i-need-to-delete-to-reset-wi Device stuck on "obtaining IP address", ...
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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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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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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 keeps disconnecting and reconnecting frequently

I have an android phone running 4.2.2. I am using TP-LINK ADSL router and the connection is stable. But everytime I open an app that tries to access internet, my connection keeps connecting and ...
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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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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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Where have all my wifi credentials gone?

My Oneplus One updated itself to the latest CyanogenMod kernel version a couple of days ago which has caused it to forget all my previously stored WPA keys and preferred wireless networks! I was ...
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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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Only 1 arrow flashing when connected to wi-fi

Recently when I connect to my companies wi-fi network, it says I'm connected with 1 bar the up arrow flashes white but the down arrow does not flash at all and I can not use any apps internet, ...
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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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ifup/ifdown scripts

I am fiddeling with some network related things and want to try them on Android too. In Ubuntu it was quite easy to run some commands if an interface (eth0 or wlan0) goes up or down by simply adding ...
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Why does my S5 keep connecting to wifi and how can I PERMANENTLY stop it from doing that

Little bit of background, at my place of employment wifi is provided (a free version which isn't locked, and a version which is locked). I don't want to connect to either. It keeps connecting to the ...
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Wifi symbol always show exclamation mark since Lollipop upgrade

Since getting the recent Lollipop upgrade, the wifi symbol always has an exclamation mark. Wifi seems to work fine, and I gather this symbol means something to do with inability to access Google ...
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Moto G WiFi reception severely affected by Bluetooth

I suspect this may just be a hardware fault that I have to live with or have repaired, but let's see... My stock 1st-gen 16GB Moto G running 4.4.4 has been working flawlessly for almost a year. A few ...
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Google+ auto backup jams up my WiFi network

For months I tried to track down a ping issue (high ping; disconnect & reconnect my router; low ping for about 20 minutes; high ping again). Turns out, thanks to this answer, it was the Google+ ...
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Stuck at Turning WiFi on

I've a Vonino Luna 70C tab with Android Ice Cream 4.0.4. Today, while watching an YouTube video, my WiFi connection went down all of the sudden. After restarting the tablet, I couldn't turn WiFi on ...
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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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Why Google Play services upload nonstop 1MB/s everytime the device is connected to wi-fi?

Device: Nexus 5, Android Version 6.0.1 Every time the phone is connected to my home wi-fi after a couple of minutes the phone uses my whole bandwidth to upload something to varying Google (1e100.net)...
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Messaging apps don't receive messages when on wifi with screen locked

I have a galaxy s5 phone running on android 5.0. In home and in office, when I'm connected to wifi network and the screen is locked (sleep), whatsaap doesn't receive any message until I unlock the ...
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Android applications need WiFi but I have only ethernet connection

I have the Imito MX1 device that is working on Android 4.1. I have problem with WiFi quality (speed and reconnecting) so I use the Ethernet on the RJ45 to USB device. Unfortunately some of the ...
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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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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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Which process is preventing me using Wifi?

I have a TV box provided by ISP (also TV channels provider), which has Android 4.4.4 Linux kernel 3.10.23. (I have root already) It uses PPPoE to get a network so can receive TV stream, but this ...
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Why is not all traffic captured from my device when routing through Fiddler proxy?

I have followed the guide here: Configure Fiddler for Android / Google Nexus 7 in order to redirect outgoing traffic from my android device to go through Fiddler acting as a proxy on my desktop ...
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Wifi hotspot without internet

With newer versions of Android and for certain manufacturers they always tries to make sure your WiFi has internet. I guess this is an OK feature if multiple known Wifi AP is available. However the ...
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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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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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Stop navigating to google.com for wifi sign-in?

My device (unrooted samsung s5, latest google chrome browser version) keeps navigating to https://www.google.com to (eventually) access a public wifi's login page. This is problematic of course as the ...
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How can I make Android M stay connected to a weak wireless network?

I recently switched from an older device running CyanogenMod 11 (Android 4.4 / Kitkat) to a newer device running CyanogenMod 13.1 (Android 6.0 / Marshmallow). Both with this device and with others, ...
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Undoing “Use network as is” for wifi connection on secured network

First of all, I am not a device expert at all! So I'll do my best to describe what's going on but I don't know all the fancy words and labels to these things... Sorry. Recently I was having trouble ...
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How to allow google to save & sync wifi passwords?

My Galaxy S7 is not saving wifi passwords. I think the reason behind this is that I refused google to sync wifi passwords with my account. I searched for a way to enable that feature. I'm supposed to ...
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How can I help my android phone find an mDNS device?

I have a small WiFi gadget (based on an ESP8266), which is programmed to answer mDNS queries on esp.local. It can be discovered without any problems by iOS devices. However, my phone's android (6.0.1)...
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My cellular networks slower than USB tethering, what shoud i do?

In the first glance to my title, it doesn't really make sense because the hotspot itself should equal/faster than the client who borrow/tether the network, but due to unknown reason, it always slower, ...
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Check which app triggers WIFI on

I have a Oneplus One device with Cyanogen OS 12.1. The issue is that my battery history shows that my wifi is always on gets on after sometime and then never closes. I did not turn my wifi on ...
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Android WiFi is being wonky(upload stalls)

I have a Galaxy S5 Verizon. Starting today, my wifi on my device has been acting stupid. Whenever I try to browse the internet, it lags. It isnt an issue with my internet or my router. Because when ...
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Automatic popup for captive portal

I have a working access point on a rspbi, works perfectly with my captive portal on ios and os x based machines. But android does not popup a captive portal, and I can see the requests for clients3....
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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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Nexus 5 WiFi problems

I believe it's somewhat well-known that the Nexus 5 has had more than a few hiccups with certain wifi networks. However, I'm not sure that the main reasons for wifi connectivity issues is as well ...
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How to Diagnose WiFi Issues?

My Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9515) with Android 5.0.1 does not connect to one particular WiFi any more - the Eduroam network at my workplace. The network is listed in the available networks list, with ...
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How to make Android Lollipop remember wifi password?

I recently upgraded my Motorola Moto G OS to Android Lollipop. It works pretty well. However, one of the features I am missing is my corporate wifi being remembered that I used to enter from the ...
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Moto G Lollipop Update : WiFi Bug

I just updated my Moto G to Android Lollipop via official Motorola update. Now, my Moto G is not connecting to the my cellular Data Plan and not even identifying my home Wi-Fi. (Interestingly, the ...
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Android Wifi : How to change network interface used by android

When I boot up my Android Device and go to Wifi settings,the status of wifi remains "Turning Wi-Fi on" forever.I looked up in logcat logs,below is the error that I see. E/wpa_supplicant( 1713): ...
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New android user; switching between wifi and mobile data

When I leave the office my S4 doesn't seem to want to connect to mobile data. So, I end up with no connection at all. Turning mobile data off and on does nothing at all, I seem unable to establish a ...
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android 4.1.1 network connectivity issues

device: asus memo pad mev172v issue: Apps (facebook, play store, ym, skype, etc) cannot access the wifi network. I can browse using Chrome (except for SSL sites) and can use the Youtube app. tried: ...
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It is possible to forward all audio to the Android smartphone via wi-fi?

Are there apps/methods that allow for the sound to be forwarded to the smartphone? So if I would watch a YouTube video on the PC, I could also hear the sound via the smartphone.
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Google service connection + Corp wifi

When connected to the corporate wifi the signal bars turn grey suggesting that there is no connection to Google services. Gmail, web browsing, contact sync, calender sync, play music all appear to ...
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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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How do I connect to a EAP-SIM authenticated network (namely FreeWifi_secure from Free Mobile)?

I am running CyanogenMod 10 (based on Android 4.1.2) on my Motorola Milestone 2. I just switched to the French mobile carrier Free Mobile. They offer access to their "FreeWifi_secure" wifi network in ...
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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 ...