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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Installing server version of Debian on post Android mobile phone

The last time I play with technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, etc. and I would like to install it on another physical machine instead of my laptop. As a student, I would save some money so I force ...
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Can android mobile device support the access to WiFi (No internet) and Mobile data which provides internet at the same time?

Question: I would like to connect android mobile device to WiFi Router (No internet) and to use mobile data simultaneously. The use case is, one android application works on LAN created by WiFi router ...
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Wintouch Q75S - Removed wpa_supplicant on accident

I removed the wpa_supplicant file and now the Wi-Fi doesn't work. Is there anyway to restore this file back? I tried Factory Reset but that only resets the apps and removes user data. The device is ...
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Export WiFi x509 client certificate

My Android (4.4) device has a WiFi configured which uses WPA2-TLS authentication with client certificates. I got my hands on the wpa_supplicant configuration and the relevant entry looks like this: ...
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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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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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Android 2.2 Galaxy S SGH-T959 kernel update with netfilter

I can't seem to find a kernel update for this phone that would include netfilter. Does anyone know a different way to install netfilter on this phone?
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Do all apps lose state when the phone is locked?

I use Rune for music. It takes Rune a bit of time to find its controller on the network. If, after starting some music playing, I then lock the phone, when I come back Rune starts all over to locate ...
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WiFi not in range

I have a Samsung galaxy S3. I used to connect it to my router via WiFi and connect to the internet. Everything was OK till I switched WiFi off and then on. It doesn't connect to the router anymore and ...
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Cannot Connect to internet via WiFi on Galaxy Tab

I enabled my laptop as a hotspot and connected my tablet through WiFi. Then I turned WiFi on and it shows me the network but it tells me I'm not in range. After that it shows network disabled and ...
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How do I get my keyboard back?

I recently got an Android Polaroid tablet and I noticed it was incredibly slow so I disabled and force stopped a lot of the apps that were pre-downloaded onto the device because I knew I'd never need ...
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How to make a 'Captive Portal' on my mobile hotspot?

Some Wi-Fi networks such as those you find on coffee shops, when connected to, automatically redirect you to a web page where you will need to do something (enter credentials, accept terms of service, ...
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Why wifi file transfer does not work in my S5?

I got my S5 yesterday. I have tried to use Wifi transfer pro and dooblou wifi file explorer to transfer file to my S5 external SD card, but they don't work. What I see is that my external SD does not ...
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How to connect to PEAP MSCHAPv2 Wi-Fi using system certificates in Android 7.1 Nougat?

Android 7.1 has introduced some changes to Wi-Fi connection interface. In 6.0, when selecting PEAP MSCHAPv2 in Wi-Fi connection interface, there were no CA certificates available (unless some had been ...
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Why does android make hotspots with a different subnet mask that a regular home router?

For example we typically get 192.168.1.XXX addresses from a home router, but an android phone gives out addresses on another 192.XXX which makes it problematic for connecting devices with each other ...
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Are calls able to be monitored through pc when you receive a call?

Hello is there any possibility of this being done through wifi with adb or without adb? I have my laptop that I would like it to monitor calls from my 2 smartphones at once : for example someone calls ...
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Apps don't work with IPv6 enabled in router

So I've been having this issue for a while now where apps work fine over mobile data won't work when mobile is connected to otherwise perfectly working WiFi. Some such apps are- Discord (keeps on ...
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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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EzCast | How to cast to a projector by connecting to it's Wi-Fi Hotspot and still keep internet Wi-Fi connection?

Two days ago, my dad brought a projector that has a weird miracast system that works when something connects to it's wifi network and mirrors the screen using an app called EzCast. The thing is, I ...
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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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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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Can I resume downloading app in play store?

I started downloading a game using Wi-Fi, the game was about 1.5GB . When almost 800 MB was done i closed wifi. The download paused. Will i be able to continue from 800 MB when i connect to Wi-Fi ...
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Unable to connect Pixel Phone to TP Link WiFi extender

Please bear with me because I have very limited technical knowledge. I have successfully installed a TP Link WiFi range extender and my iPad connects to it fine. My Pixel phone detects the extender ...
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Wifi slow and delays with wifi power save on

This is what i get at a device factory reset. Samsung galaxy S7562 . I have tested over 30 different devices with my access point and this doesnt occur - no problems. The other access point I have ...
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Unable to reset proxy settings

After watching a video only available in a certain country using a proxy, I wanted to revert back to my regular connection. I went and removed it in my settings (Screenshot showing No proxy). ...
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Cannot connect to xfinitywifi on Google Pixel 3a

I just bought a Google Pixel 3a phone, I cannot connect to xfinitywifi. I have no problem with many other Wi-Fi. What happened is like this: When I tap xfinitywifi at the Wi-Fi list, I can see that ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy Apollo (GT-I5801) doesn't connect to WiFi connection. What should O do?

Currently my phone doesn't connect to WiFi connection, it always on and off everytime I open my WiFi connection. What can be possible solutions or what do I need to check in order to connect my ...
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How do I force a new DHCP IP address on my Android?

I have a Linux system with the default DHCP server (ISC) and an Android phone Galaxy J7 which connects and gets its IP address from the DHCP server. Right now, the Galaxy J7 was allocated an address ...
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How to redirect all web requests from hosts connected to hotspot to a local web server?

I literally have the same question as found in this post: How to redirect complete outgoing phone's traffic to a proxy server? I have an Android phone acting as a hotspot server (using KWS). I am ...
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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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How to do port forwarding over Android USB tethering?

So, for the time being I'm stuck plugging my phone into my PC and using USB tethering to connect to Wi-Fi. One of my games requires port forwarding for online play, and I'm having trouble getting it ...
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GPS only works with WiFi

On my Blackview Crown with Android 4.4.2 my position is only ever available when I am logged in to a WiFi network. Using google maps outside works in general, but unless there is a working WiFi ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 wi-fi connection problems

When I try to connect to wi-fi on my Samsung Galaxy S4 a message comes up, checking the quality of your internet connection and then network disabled because internet connection is slow. This happens ...
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WiFi won't stay on after factory reset

I have PendoPad 7" tablet (PNDP5M7BLK) on Android 5.0.2. My wife reset it using factory reset, and the WiFi won't stay on so I can't connect to internet. Any ideas?
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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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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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Nexus 4, Lollipop 5.1 WiFi Issue

My Nexus 4 device stopped connecting to the Cisco router at work for some reason. I thought it was because the upgrade to lollipop 5.0 (had Kit-Kat before) but I'm not so sure anymore. I tried: ...
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Open Wifi QR code on Android 8

I have an old Wileyfox 2x with Android 8.1 on it. When I try to open a 'WiFi QR code', instead of creating a new WiFi connection, the pseudo-URL is just opened in a browser window. Is this even ...
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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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Nexus 6P wifi issues, wont connect, no internet

This hasn't been addressed in other 6P threads. Nexus 6P running Nougat can connect to my 5Ghz Wifi network in my home. I'll connect to my 5Ghz band of my wifi network, but the status on the phone ...
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Why aren't my apps updating automatically?

i recently bought a Nexus 5x and installed all my previous apps. Everything was ok until i realized that Play Store was not updating automatically any of the aplications. I have checked the options ...
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OEM Unlocking Greyed out after Android 8.1 Update. (Lenovo Tab4 10)

I purchased a Lenovo Tab 4 10, I enabled OEM Unlocking, Unlocked the Bootloader to root my tablet, and when I booted back into the Android OS it had an update, so I updated it, rebooted, re-enabled ...
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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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Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater?

Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater? Imagine situation when you can access a weak Wi-Fi signal from a free hotspot (coffee shop) signal near window, but want to work in the middle of the ...
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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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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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How to transfer huge files between Android phones only with ES File Explorer and Wi-Fi?

I have few HD movies each occupying around 1Gb to be transferred from one Android phone to another. I've read the question How to transfer files over Wi-Fi without a hotspot and its answers. Even ...
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Is there a way to copy files directly between two Android devices on the same wifi network?

I now have a Samsung Galaxy S Android phone running Froyo 2.2.1 and an Archos 101 Android tablet - also running Froyo. Both are 'connected' to the same home network via wifi. Is there a method by ...
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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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