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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Asus Memo Pad HD7 wifi button is stuck at 'turning on wifi…'

My Asus MemoPad HD7 (ME173X) is unable to connect to wifi. When I go to the wifi settings, the on/off switch is in the off position. Moving it to on causes 'turning on wifi...' to come up, but nothing ...
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Why some apps can't access internet using wi-fi?

I've been trying to update several antiviruses, they can't find server. Duck Duck Go app can't access internet too. Google Play and Chrome works fine. I'm using wi-fi shared by my laptop, in ...
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Treat certain WiFi networks as mobile/cellular

I plan to be putting a Nexus 7 (will be rooted) in my car and tethering off my Nexus 4 (rooted). However I only get 1.5GB data per month on my mobile and don't want it to download my Spotify playlists,...
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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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my Samsung Note 3 Wi-Fi won't automatically connect, please can some one help?

My Samsung Note 3 Wi-Fi won't automatically connect to my router, please can someone help?
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How to install a web certificate on an Android device?

To gain access to WIFI at university I have to login with my user/pass credentials. The certificate of their website (the local home page that asks for the credentials) is not recognized as a trusted ...
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Will the new changes to Android 9 cause the VPN based firewall apps become obsolete?

Firewall apps use VPN to manage network (to allow or disallow apps to connect to the Internet via Wifi or Mobile Data), mainly is for phones that are not rooted. However, this article mentions: As ...
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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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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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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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Is there are way to customize Wifi network selection?

In particular, I want to always swtich to a particular network automatically if it's stronger than another. In this case it's my main netowrk vs. my extender. My phone will stay connected to my ...
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How does Location based Wi-Fi work?

I have turned on Location based Wi-Fi Setting, I have followed the steps to enable this feature for a Wi-Fi Network at Home and at College, so, whenever I am at either of these two Locations Wi-Fi ...
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Facebook cannot access the internet

I use samsung galaxy j7 pro. Since 2 days, facebook cannot access the internet. I tried: Giving it all possible permissions Uninstalling all updates then reinstalling them Restarting my phone ...
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How to modify wpa_supplicant.conf

I would like to modify the wpa_supplicant.conf file. However if I do it, the file sets itself back to its previous version (even if I modify the file with one single character), and I have no idea ...
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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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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 to port-forward internet using android Hotspot to PC?

I have a Moto G3 Turbo with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. I use the phone to make wifi hotspot so I can use internet on my laptop. I was able to do a successful Metasploit over WAN/Internet, and for ...
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WiFi Direct - only one device (Samsung phone)

According to Wiki: Only one of the Wi-Fi devices needs to be compliant with Wi-Fi Direct to establish a peer-to-peer connection that transfers data directly between them with greatly reduced setup. ...
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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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incorrectly receiving DNS settings from AP when connecting to public wifi

I had to fly recently. The flight had in-flight entertainment through gogoinflight, but I couldn't access it on my phone while everyone around me could. I thought the problem was with the router but ...
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Wi-Fi Connection issue on Samsung Galaxy J3

I have an Arris router provided by spectrum. My samsung galaxy j3 wont connect to it but other devices will. It was working for ages until they updated my hardware. They cant figure out the issue. Any ...
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android 7 not accepting ARP response from win 10 wifi connection

the setup is android 7 connected to win 10 laptop via wifi. Trying to ping win 10 from android fails -it just hangs From wire shark I can see android has sent a ARP request and win 10 has responded. ...
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Samsung Note8 wifi issue (connectivity.samsung.com.cn)

I captured this screen when using WiFi with web authentication First it goes to the connectivity.Samsung.com.cn Then to the wifi login screen This is weird, does my wifi info exposing? *I bought ...
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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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Apps on Galaxy S10e cannot connect to wifi

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S10e and when I'm using some apps, currently WhatsApp and Skype, I receive a notification from "Android System" saying that particular app cannot connect to the wifi ...
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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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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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Remove auto-fill text from native captive portal app

I accidentally entered my password in the username field of the captive portal and that now comes up as an auto-fill suggestion for the username, which I would like to delete/reset. This does not open ...
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Do not auto-connect to Wifi connection in Android 7.0

I have a Moto G4 phone running Android 7.0. There are multiple Wifi connections in my workplace, and I want to default to the private Wifi network, while having the building's Wifi as a backup. In ...
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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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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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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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“Cannot add/update network before store is read!” when trying to save a WiFi network on Android 9

I cannot connect to WiFi on Android 9. This is the error log D/WifiService( 1941): recentFailure: Association Rejection code: 0 D/WifiService( 1941): uid=1000 name=android.uid.system:1000 ...
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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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Wi-fi wont turn on after root. Not even with factory reset!!! please help me

so, my phone went completely bananas today. It was charging and i swear out of the blue a messange showed up saying the sd card memory was being deleted. So in panick i turned it off. The cellphone ...
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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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How to get my phone to access WIFI channel 13?

My phone can't see Wifi 2.4 Channel 13. Why? How can I fix it? I have an android phone (Moto E4, Android 7.1.1, Not rooted) that was purchased in the US about 12 months ago. Just after purchase,I ...
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Wifi hotspot doesn't assign IP address on my custom rom, need help to find another way to assign it

On my custom rom, the IP address doesn't get assigned automatically because the wifi chip uses wlan but the rom uses wlan0, i need help to find a way to find the IP address and manually type it or ...
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Use 4G while being connected to a WiFi direct printer

Is it possible to use 4G for internet while being connected to a wireless printer with WiFi direct? If not, are there any alternatives to use both, the printer as well as the internet, simultaneously ...
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Need wifi to be connected to a camera(no internet) and one app using 4G for internet

I need to find a way to make the following work: Android phone wifi is connected to a 360 degree camera and there is no access to internet on this connection. On the same phone another app must get ...
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MAC address keeps changing

My MAC address keeps changing when ever I turn off the phone or turn on/off the wifi card. It's a big deal because I have to register my device on my network at school, and if it keeps changing it ...
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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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How can I determine what is transmitting data?

Recently I noticed that even while no applications are actively running (at home screen), the up and down arrows under the WiFi status bar item are turning on/off. This is a recent change, and seems ...
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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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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 to automatically lock the screen or something when the Wi-fi disconnects?

I think this would be useful if you're entering data into a form, but you don't want to accidentally press "submit" when there's no Internet, causing you to have to re-enter everything. Also, it ...
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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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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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Samsung S7 & S7 Edge devices Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting

I have used Samsung S7 Edge in the year 2016 & 2017 two years. Experienced no issues at all, later switched to apple for a year then came back to Android with same Samsung S7 edge device, after ...
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Samsung S7, Wifi keeps disconnecting

I've searched around, and so I can ensure that this is not a duplicate. Smart Network Switch is off Keep Wifi on during sleep Wifi works excellent for other devices Wifi disconnects randomly even ...