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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Does “Data Saver” also apply to metered Wi-Fi?

The section Use Android Nougat’s "Data Saver" (Android 7.0+) under this site How to Restrict Background Data for Metered Wi-Fi Networks on Android mentions: Android 7.0 Nougat introduced a much ...
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Missing Tethering Option

I just got my Galaxy Tab 3(SM-T110). I want to tethering my tab to my pc, but I can't find the tether option under more settings. Please Help!
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MI A2 my wifi not working after updating to havoc 3.5

today i update my phone to havoc 3.5 but suddenly my wifi not working and im tried factory reset but my wifi still not working. should i try to downgrade to ver. 3.4? please help
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How can I see what specific times my phone has connected/disconnected to wifi?

How can I see what specific times my phone has connected/disconnected to wifi? I would like to see at what times exactly in the last week (for example) my phone connected to wifi. In fact I would like ...
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Is WiFi data usage included in the “Data Usage” screen?

Android devices feature a Data usage screen, accessible from the main pull-down menu. The data usage page lists both the total data consumed and the data consumed per application. Is WiFi data ...
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Can't set static IP for WiFi correctly in Android device

I'm using static IP configuration for accessing college WiFi in my window laptop. For that I'm using following batch file (.bat) to configure settings by one click. The file contains following ...
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I can just access Google and YouTube via a Wi-Fi hotspot created by my Windows 7 laptop. What’s wrong?

I have followed every step of this instruction, but my Android phone can only access Google and YouTube – and no other websites. What is wrong? It may be due to a DNS-server problem, but I cannot ...
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Wifi status 'Connected, no internet'. Can access all internet resources I've tested

Related question I've put a new router into the office to run our 'guest' wireless network. It's a FRITZ!box 3490. Android devices connected via both 2.4 and 5G are showing as 'connected, no ...
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How to diagnose malfunctioning wifi?

Nexus One, cleared internal user storage to near-factory settings using the boot menu. My computer is connected to wifi, and I have a USB tether to my phone. But when I click on "Connect to wifi" -- ...
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Galaxy Tab Pro SM-T520 does no longer see wifi networks

I had a very weird problem with my Galaxy Tab Pro SM-T520. After working fine for a while the tab suddenly was not able to see any wifi network. None of them. Not mine, not from my neighbors, just the ...
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How can I view Wi-Fi connection history?

I want to view wi-fi connection history on my Android phone. Specifically, I want to know which networks the phones was connected to & disconnected from & when. Edit: My phone is a Nexus 5x (...
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“Keep WiFi on during sleep” on Always not working

I have set "Keep WiFi on during sleep" on "always", however it does not seem to work. The connection keeps established with my router (I can see the wifi icon), however I need to unlock my phone and ...
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ADB over wifi goes away after unplugging usb

connect the usb to your phone open the cmd and type: adb devices Huawie Mate 8 device and it gives something like this. This is the device connected over usb.Now type adb tcpip ...
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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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Viber linked with another number/phone

Hi there i hope someone can help me. I gave my old mobile to my son. Samsung S8. He put his sim card in this phone. Since he downloaded viber this is for some reason connected to my viber on my new ...
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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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Samsung S9- how to disable automatic WiFI connecting?

When your android S9 phone has already once connected to a WiFI network, it automatically saves the password/SSID and will connect to that WiFI everytime when you turn on WiFI on your phone. Is it ...
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Why is my WIFI always on?

I have turned off WIFI in the settings, but it's still always running. Doesn't this graph indicate that WIFI is really on all the time? How can this be when it's definitely "off" in Settings? I'm ...
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WiFi drains battery even if it's off

On my Nexus 5, since Android updated to marshmallow, the Wi-Fi is draining the battery way too fast, even when disabled. See the screenshot: (Click image to enlarge) I've seen this question: Battery ...
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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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Connected to wifi, but no internet access [duplicate]

first question here. I was using wifi normally on my phone. Then I turned it off and after some time turned it back again. Since then I can not access the internet. It's showing Connected(no internet ...
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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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Motorola G4 refuses to connect to iPhone's Hotspot

I have an odd situation, I recently purchased an iPhone XS and for some reason, my older Moto G4 cannot connect to the hotspot provided by the new phone. The situation is odd because other phones, ...
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Using computer headphones microphone for android device?

I'm searching a way to use my pc microphone for my android device. Can't find any answers on google, all questions are reverse (using android mic for pc) i need to use pc mic for android instead. ...
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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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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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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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App not loading content on WiFi

I have a problem with an app not loading content on WiFi. If I switch to mobile data it works normally. I disabled battery optimization for it, set the WiFi network to be treated as unmetered but with ...
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Network Selection disabled by WiFi Manager & Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting

Android 7.1.2 drops WiFi connection. Wi-Fi verbose log says: (network_selection_permamently_disabled) network_selection_disabled_by_wifi_manager
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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 turn on Wi-Fi Calling in Google Pixel 1 (not XL)?

As a preliminary question to Wi-Fi Calling feature on Pixel - How do I tell if it is using it?, how and where does one enable it in the first place? Should it appear in the phone app's settings or in ...
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CaptivePortalLogin crashes every time I try to join a network

Every time I try to join an unencrypted wifi network that is protected by a web login (e.g. in a hotel), I get a popup message saying "Android System: Sign in to a Wi-Fi network ", I click on this ...
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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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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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Access WiFi Beacons from Android Application

I was wondering if an android App can have access to the beacon data of the nearby WiFi access points (AP), while the phone is associated with a WiFi AP. Note: I do not want to root the phone or use ...
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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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Getting a non-PIE Kitkat app to run on Marshmallow

I own a Nexus 7 (2012) and it is possible with this tablet to run a software called 'bcmon' that will put the wifi chipset in monitor mode and let you inject de-auth frame to capture WPA handshakes. ...
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How can I keep a connection with an IoT device that has no internet - Android 9.0?

I'm developing an app that configures an IoT device that my company produces. For that to happen I needo to connect to the Access Point from the IoT device and communicate via HTTP with it. The ...
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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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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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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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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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How to turn WiFi on with a non responsive screen?

So I own a Moto G4 plus The touchscreen on this phone has stopped responding. Since I'm in midst of a lockdown for a long time. I can't buy a new phone or get this one repaired. I do want to keep ...
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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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Android phones connect to TPLink TL-WR940N will not be able to use some applications

I'm connecting to a TL-WR940N router using wifi. I am able access to all website and facebook, telegram, spotify, netflix application for android, but i can't use Gmail apication, Google translate ...
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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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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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WiFi only working while charging the phone

I am being experiencing this very strange issue in the last couple days. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini with an (unofficial) build of Cyanogenmod 11. Is has been working fine for the last year with ...

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