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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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, ...
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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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Android 5.0.2 x86, not working with wifi

I am trying to install the PC version of Android. I've found many links, but none of these versions work with my wifi. My wifi card is a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG (I have an Asus PC). How do I get ...
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How do I reset WiFi data usage stats? [duplicate]

I am connected to friends hotspot via wifi so I want to keep track of my data usage of her hotspot. So I am checking the WiFi data usage, but since its for 3 months its not very useful. How can I ...
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Metered wi-fi connection on Android tablet?

I have a non-rooted Nexus 7 (2013), and connect to the internet via a Mi-Fi hotspot. I have a low data cap, so I need to track usage closely. I'd like to be able to mark my connection as metered, but ...
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WIFI disappears until reboot

Ok so I've encountered this on multiple devices across multiple networks so I'm 90% sure it's an issue with the core OS but it's been happening for over a year and hasn't been fixed at all. About ...
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WiFi doesn't work when SuperSU 2.72 binaries are installed on Android 7

Since a few days I have Cyanogenmod 14 for my Samsung SM-G900f. I want to use some apps by Chainfire but they all require his su binaries so I tried to install it via the SuperSU app, which always ...
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Is it possible to autofill a wifi password via a link

Is there a technology within android where you can autofill a wifi password via link? For phones we use: tel:+7141313131 Is there something for wifi networks, to login to a public, but secured, wifi ...
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What can be the reason for “internet may not be available” though the IP address was got

Only one device with Android (SM-G390F, Android 7.0, G390FXXU2ARA1, 3.18.14-12962328) at my home stopped connecting to Internet through my WiFi router with the message "internet may not be available" ...
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Streaming audio from android to pc via wifi

Is it possible to audio stream from android to pc through wifi without: being online, buying any other device. wifi screen cast only audio By audio streaming I mean audio coming from any app or game....
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How to protect my Wi-Fi password from being displayed by Android phones when sharing it with QR code?

I would like to know if there is any workaround to protect or hide my TP-LINK Wi-Fi router password from being displayed on phones using Xiaomi (Redmi) phones. If we go to Wi-Fi in a Redmi phone and ...
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Stay connected to WiFi that requires sign-in

I recently upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to Kitkat (4.4.2), and I noticed a new behaviour that I'd like to disable: when I'm connected to a wifi network with a captive portal that requires sign-...
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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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Nexus 5 auto connects to wifi with wifi off

In some areas of my house I have weak wifi so I prefer to use 4g by turning wifi off, but it will automatically turn itself back on and reconnect. How do I set it such that if I turn off wifi it stays ...
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Is there any way to sync wifi between devices?

Are there any apps or methods to sync saved wifi between Android devices? Basically it would remember the wifi name and password if you logged into it once from one device on all devices synced.
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How do I connect to 802.1x EAP Wi-Fi network from an Android 10 device?

My Wi-Fi uses 802.1x EAP with TLS. It works well with the old Android devices, but an Android 10 device pretends that it's trying to connect, and a few seconds later marks the connection as disabled. ...
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OTG Android Wifi dongle

I need your advice. I have a Nexus 5x. I'd like to connect Wifi dongle with Nexus 5x to use larger antenna for wifi. Example product [Nexus 5x]--[Otg cable]--[USB wifi product] I tested with a usb-...
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Cannot ping Android devices on same wifi network

I have a Nexus 7 running CyanogenMod 10.1. For some reason I cannot reach it from my laptop on the same wifi network. I cannot ping in either direction. In the past i have been only able to ping one ...
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sharing lan connection to android

I have a big problem. In the hostel in which i live has lan facility but theres no wifi in our hostel so i want to share internet through lan connection via wifi hotspot but the problem is this " lan ...
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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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Wifi connection with username and password

My phone is HTC desire 826, I'm living in a flat, with my friends. We have a WiFi connection. When we establish connection, one of us should sign in with a given username and password, in a pop-up ...
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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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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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Android 10 and no internet wifi

I've been working on developing an android app for some time now that is meant to communicate with an embedded device. The embedded device acts as its own Wireless Access point, and has no internet ...
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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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Can I automatically log in to open WiFi that requires web login/password?

There are lots of wifi hotspots that are open, but require a web-based login to use. Hotels, coffeeshops, workplaces. For password-protected wifi, it's easy to set up Android phones to remember the ...
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Show current SSID under WiFi indicator in Notification panel

I tried searching for a solution but this seems so stupidly trivial I can't even find any posts about it, not even a hint in those Android tips 'n tricks articles. The closest I could find is Add wifi ...
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Mobile Data Always Active Not Working

I have my android device connected to a wifi router. I know for a fact that the router is not connected to the internet, which I am fine with. On the wifi settings page it says "Internet may not be ...
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How to stop Android from switching between Wifi APs automatically?

I have several WiFi APs for different purposes. One is for printing, one is for smart devices with access to the internet, another for devices with no access to the internet for security concerns, and ...
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Force specific app to not use specific wifi network?

The guest wireless at my work blocks Facebook Messenger, but the app doesn't appear to be smart enough to realize that and try to use my cell signal instead of wifi. So it's rendered totally ...
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Can not connect to PC from Android via ES Explorer

I was using ES Explorer to connect to a PC okay but recently I changed the modem then my Android phone can't connect to the computer anymore. I thought it would be caused by a setting on my modem, but ...
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No “Use system certificates” when trying to connect to WiFi

I am having a problem connecting to my university Eduroam WiFi. If I understand correctly, in CA certificate I am supposed to select CA certificate if it is there or Use system certificate and input ...
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ZTE Blade can't maintain a wifi connection

I have a ZTE Blade with Android 2.3.7 (CyanogenMod 7.1). Recently, when I try to connect to a wifi network (even one that worked before this problem started) it starts to connect, tries to autenticate,...
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Android “Nearby” ( set up nearby device ) - “No devices Found”

trying to migrate over from 1 mobile to other . Older is on 7.0 and newer is 9.x aka Pie. Both devices have bluetooth and wi-fi turned on. In fact one sees the other on a bluetooth scan and they ...
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Trying to Make WIFI connection on android 4.1 jellybean

New Nextbook tablet Android 4.1 Jellybean. trying to make WIFI connection. Ensured that SSID is enabled. Password entered. Device says its obtaining IP address, then avoided poor internet ...
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USB tethering used to work with WiFi on, but doesn't anymore

As the title states, as of a few weeks ago I was fully able to turn on WiFi, have data turned off, and turn on USB tethering to my Surface Pro 6. I do this because this specific network does not allow ...
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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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Using a phone to give internet access to an already established network

I am currently planning a project I wish to undertake in the next few months, a power bank / portable file server / wifi router. I want to be able to give internet access to devices connected to the ...
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WiFi interferes with Bluetooth keyboard, causing keyboard to repeat characters like “thiiisss”. How can I fix this?

My phone's WiFi interferes with my Bluetooth keyboard, causing typed characters to repeat, lag, or get lost entirely. How can I fix this? The keyboard works fine with WiFi on other phones. Turning ...
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How to use Wi-Fi and hotspot at the same time on Android?

Is it possible to create a Wi-Fi hotspot from an Android device using its Wi-Fi connection rather than Cellular data? Without the help of any third-party application (Like Netshare), by changing some ...
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Connect J7 to wifi / wire / or computer internet (for updates) [faulty built-in wifi]

Good Day! Hereby with a problem I become mad I had a Samsung J7 SM-J730F with what I believe is a faulty wifi (board has little corrosion where wifi should be place) I have reset back to factory, ...
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How do I disable the Mobile Hotspot feature?

As far as I can remember, some carriers disable this feature. Now, we have a few dozen phones that we want to deploy to some schools and we would like to disable this feature. How do I achieve this? ...
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PEAP WiFi issues S8+

I just received a new S8+ and I am having issues connecting to the WiFi at my corporation. The WiFi needs to be authenticated using PEAP, but there is nothing for me to select under "CA Certificate", ...