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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keep needing to reset wifi

The network at my office works when I first connect to it, but every few minutes it becomes very slow. When this happens, I need to quickly turn the Wifi off and on, then it gets fast again. As you ...
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Determine the reason for a failed Wifi Call on Samsung S5 with Android 6?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android 6.0.1 on the Sprint network. The phone is wifi calling capable/enabled. Cell coverage sucks in this area and coverage comes and goes throughout the day. I ...
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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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Android galaxy j7 Deleted system files for wifi

I accidentally deleted my system files for Wi-Fi now it won't turn on at all please some help me fix this issue
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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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Adroid phone refuse to connect via WAN interface while all other devices on the LAN or WiFi can connect to internet

In short, my phone cannot connect to the internet via 2 WiFi access points in my house. 4G mobile data works fine. Connecting to other WiFi and hot-spots away from my own WAN works fine. All other ...
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recover WiFi password file Android Pie

I know that Android (at least Pie) uses a file WifiConfigStore.xml to store WiFi access points and passwords. It is located in /data/misc/wifi/. I saved it before wipe and reinstall everything. The ...
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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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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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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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Finding WPS pin without accessing router

So my android phone is not rooted. I have username and password of my friends WPS enabled wifi. So now if I want to view it's WPS pin remotely is it possible without root? (EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE)
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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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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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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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how can i backup wifi profiles without root?

this option isn't available in my default backup app ( huawei backup ) android 5.1 that's what Available in the default backup app note: the managers category doesn't contain any wifi info
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How to make Termius look for hostnames on the local network first?

I have four devices: Windows 10 PC Android Phone (v6.0.1) Internet Router "servername" (Raspberry Pi 4) All are connected locally using Wifi (not that it should matter) using the simplest possible ...
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What values to set in Static IP Settings of Wi-Fi when changing DNS?

I have nearly the same problem as Set Open DNS in Android 5.0.1 and the answer helped me. Although I just want to change the DNS for blocking porn, what values for the following fields should I enter?...
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how to configure android mobile as range extender in wireless network [duplicate]

I have some network problems in wireless connectivity at my place. I have this idea that if I can keep my android mobile phone at a point in my room where I get the Wifi Signal properly and some app ...
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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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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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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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Android Galaxy S9 can't connect to Debian Wi-Fi hotspot if it's secured

I try to connect to a Wi-Fi password-secured hotspot using an Android Galaxy S9 device. My Android smartphone says incorrect password. The hotspot kernel logs output says iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: ...
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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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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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Tethered VPN Connection

I have an OPPO find 7. At my school we have a pretty mean wifi restriction on the wifi (Blocked websites). Basically I tried to tether through an usb cable from my Phone (while connected to the school ...
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Can I access play store via proxy?

I have an issue with accessing play store when using Fiddler as an inbetween proxy. I have a Unity app which uses http requests as well as purchases via the GooglePlayStore. Chrome browser and in-app ...
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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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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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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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Programmatically add wifi networks on Android

I have a list of about 100 WiFi SSIDs and passwords that I've extracted from my old phone and I want to add them to the new phone that runs Android 10 and I couldn't find any useful information on the ...
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Google Photos will not backup

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 running Android 9 and One UI. Google Photos will not back up anything. All I am getting as a Getting ready to back up and 185 items left perpetual spinner at the top of ...
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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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Is it possible to designate a Wi-FI SSID as metered “mobile network”?

I am wondering if there is a method by which I can designate a WLAN/WiFi connection as "mobile network" based on its SSID for the sake data usage policies by apps or the Android system in general. ...
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Unable to configure wifi and/or bluetooth on Google Glass EE 2

I have a Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 (yes). I am unable to connect either wifi or bluetooth (primary goal is wifi). For wifi, I first tried the following: On the glass: Settings → Wifi &...
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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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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 it possible to use 5Ghz OTG WiFi adapters on Android?

My phone is Xiaomi Redmi 6A. I cannot detect 5Ghz WiFi on my phone. Is there a way to use an external 5Ghz WiFi adapter(connected via OTG) to add 5Ghz WiFi capability? My phone is rooted, and I am ok ...
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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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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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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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How can I automatically connect my phone to the stronger Wifi signal around it?

I have a Google Nexus 4 and have two wi-fi networks that I use in my home. Since they are in some range of one another my phone stays connected to the router that's farther away from the one I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot turn on wifi on Galaxy SIII

For the last month, I am unable to turn on my WiFi. It gets stuck on the message "turning on..." . I did a factory reset but it didn't help. I have tried to reboot a number of times and also I have ...
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Android 9 on Sony Xperia XA2 not accepting any incoming connections on WiFi

I got an XA2 and did all the updates, which gave me Android 9. I have a few other Android devices but all on versions 6 to 8. I routinely use FTP servers on Android devices to get files onto them. ...
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Share WIFI from PC over USB

All the questions with similar titles are the inverse of what I want. I would like to connect my tablet (that is "blocked" on the Wifi) to my Windows 10 computer over a USB cable and have the computer ...
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Prevent any Android app from changing WiFi state

At some point in the last year I noticed that my Android device (HTC 10, Android 8.0.0) WiFi would turn on even when I had it turned off. I found out there is a permission called CHANGE_WIFI_STATE, ...