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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Uninstall SuperSu with binaries

I have Cyanogenmod 14.1 installed on my Samsung SM-G900f. After installing SuperSu from Phillz recovery, Wifi try to start, but no success. I found the same post here WiFi doesn't work when ...
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WIFIKILL Permission denied

I have an s8+ rooted device i've installed wifikill and gave it super user from magisk after that i opened it, pressed on the start button and it gave me an err message saying(sock_fd, siocgifhwaddr, ...
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how to connect and disconnect from WiFi using ADB (not a root user)?

I found this project which allows me to connect to a WiFi through ADB commands not being a root user. I was wondering if anyone knows how to disconnect also from ADB and not being a root user. ...
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Download files of devices that connected into my WiFi Hotspot

Is it possible to download or watch the directories of the devices that connected into my WiFi hotspot ? or Is there any way to collect personal data from the connected devices ? . Please NOTE THAT I'...
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How can I reset WiFi without rebooting the phone?

Sometimes WiFi networks are not picked up on my Moto G. Switching WiFi or flight mode on and off does not solve the problem, however a phone reboot does. Does anybody know of a way I can reset the ...
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Remote control for android using pc with local wifi, without internet

I want to control an application in my android mobile using wifi lically. Is there any way to control android device from pc using local wifi or access point without internet !!. I searched alot but ...
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Wi-Fi not turning on in Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

When I try to turn on the wifi on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM_T230NU 7.0" the wifi gets stuck on "turning on", it used to fix itself on restarting. But now it gets stuck and turns off after a while, ...
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Android dns network problem

I am using a custom devlopment board based on android jellybean 4.2.2 i have problems in wifi network, i build realtek wifi usb drivers and add the required files, when i connect to wifi network its ...
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How to install wifi driver on android-x86_64-8.1-r1?

I have bought a new USB Wifi dongle. It requires rtl8188eus driver. The CD comes with the dongle has drivers for android, but there is no documentation about how to install it. So, how can install the ...
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“Ready to connect when quality improves”

My Galaxy S10e shows near my home WiFi's name: Ready to connect when quality improves Even though the WiFi works very well (using it right now from laptop). The phone has no cover, and no obstacle ...
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detect home without location enabled

I 'd like my phone to detect if I'm home and then disable the lockscreen. My first idea was to use the smart unlock feature but I don't have a connected bluetooth device at home to use as trusted ...
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Android 7.0: Get rid of the persistent “Downloading in GPRS will consume data. Continue?” message when downloading/updating apps?

Every time I try to update or install an app from the Google Play Store on my Leagoo T5c with WiFi disabled, I get a warning such as this one: "Downloading in GPRS will consume data. Continue?" I'm ...
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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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Troubleshoot VPN issues on Android

I'm using the Always-on VPN feature of Android to ensure a VPN connection. Whether I'm using OpenVPN or Strongswan as a client I always have connection issues on Android if the network node changes. ...
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Wifi doesn't connect automaticlly after the internet got disconnected then connected Galaxy A30

I have Galaxy A30 upgraded to Android 10. I have ADSL internet connection and I connect my phone to Internet using Wi-fi. The case is sometimes the ADSL got disconnected for few seconds then back to ...
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Terminal Emulator Problem Mac Spoof

I'm trying to do a Mac Spoof from my Motorola Moto E (Rooted of course!) but I have a problem cause i'm quite sure i'm not succeeding in spoofing! Well, I installed BusyBox and Terminal Emulator. Then ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy Feel cannot find any Wifi access points

My Samsung Galaxy Feel (running on Android 8.0) cannot find any Wifi access points after turning on the Wifi. Other mobile phones (iPhone, Xiaomi, Huawei) and computers can find more than three ...
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My android phone keeps disconnecting from wifi

My android phone keeps disconnecting from wifi I've tried changing the ip address it doesn't work and by the way my sister has the exact same phone as mine and it never happens to her. (It only ...
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How to monitor device with excessive wifi usage

My younger sister has an Amazon Kindle Fire 10", and according to xfinity it uses more data than the entire rest of the household combined. This morning I opened the xfi app, and found that this trend ...
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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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How to make an Android smartphone actually go to sleep?

When I turn the screen off on an Android smartphone, I want battery life to be conserved. Thus, I don't want any third-party apps running in the background, and I don't want the device periodically ...
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WiFi Calling on an Unsecured network

I recently upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy S7 Active to an S8 Active(G892A). In doing so I have encountered an issue with the new OS and WiFi calling. Thus far, I have been unable to establish a WiFi ...
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Pixel 3a XL repeatedly crashes and reboots when connecting to a specific Wi-Fi network

I ran into an issue with my Google Pixel 3a XL phone where it repeatedly crashed and rebooted. After looking into the issue, I remembered that the crashes started as soon as I connected to a specific ...
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Upgraded to Android 10 - can't change MAC address

Today I upgraded to Android 10, more precisely to unofficial build of Lineage OS. My phone is Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (whyred). I am used to changing my MAC address, because our school tracks network ...
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wpa_supplicant issues on android phone

Disclaimer: My knowledge of android as well as the inner workings of wifi connections are exceedingly limited. Additionally, I'm new to stackoverflow, so I might just be the worst customer you had... ...
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Automatically Synchroniz Files between PCs and Android [without Internet]

I have following Scenario: I have two laptops (one have internet access while other do not), both laptops are on remote location (one in office and other in home). I have to download some files on ...
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P30 PRO connectivity

Is someone having problems with internet connection with the P30 Pro after the update to EMUI 10? Since I updated it (just updated, not a fresh installation) I'm having problems with internet. Either ...
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Moved out with my router : Location services don't get it

So I moved out, carrying along my WiFi router. I set it up at my new place, but now, every time I use a location service, it recognizes my router and places me at my old address... Any way I can force ...
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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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Does Android send Wi-Fi probe requests to saved hidden networks?

Let's put this scenario: I manually add an existing Wi-Fi network that does not broadcast SSID. For some reason the encryption passphrase doesn't match, so authentication is impossible. Previously ...
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Cannot connect to xfinitywifi on pixel 3a

I just bought pixel 3a phone, I cannot connect to xfinitywifi. I have no problem to many other wifi. What happened is like this: When I tap xfinitywifi at the wifi list, I can see that it comes ...
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Guide to editing /etc/hosts

It was noted in another thread that it should be possible to build up a white list for an android device using the /etc/hosts file. I would like to experiment with this idea. Does anyone have any ...
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How to prevent apps from using WiFi network?

I would like to prevents all app except one (which I use it in foreground) to use WiFi network. The phone is not rooted so the root firewall are not suitable, and also I don't want to use firewall ...
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How to get a list (scan) of all available Wi-fi networks/APs via ADB without root?

Non-root solutions only. I found bunch of questions and answers how to connect to specific wifi manually but surprisingly none about gathering network info (without requiring root or some custom ...
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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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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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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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Is dhcpcd used in newer Android versions? How to configure new DHCP client?

Basically, there's a file /etc/dhcpcd/dhcpcd.conf . Is this file or dhcpcd used at all? My phone runs Android 7.1.2 and I wanted to change the default hostname using the hostname somename line in this ...
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How to check if an android device has a wireless card that supports promiscuous or monitor mode?

How can I check to see if my (rooted) android device has a wireless card that supports either monitor mode or promiscuous mode?
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Cant check WiFi Data usage from billing cycle

It shows me my wifi data usage from 29 december. I want it from 19 Jan.. It's really annoying and I Need to check my wifi usage asap/ so I just go to settings, connections, data usage, wifi data usage,...
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Automatically switch to a saved wireless access point with the strongest signal

I have a wireless router (D-Link) in room A and a repeater (TP-Link WA750RE) in room B, both having the same SSID. Sometimes, when I go to room B and back into room A, my Nexus 5 (Android version 4.4....
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I get “Internet may not be available” on my new Samsung J5 Prime

I get "Internet may not be available" on my new Samsung J5 Prime around every 5 minutes. This did not happen with other Android devices on the same Wi-Fi router. What can be the problem? Model SM-...
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How can I view traffic from a Android or iOS device to a IoT device?

I need to troubleshoot/debug some data being sent from an Android and/or iPhone to an IoT device using 802.11n w/WPA2. I've proxied traffic from a mobile phone to a web server exposed to the public ...
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What are the Wi-Fi disconnect reasons on adb dumpsys wifi?

adb dumpsys wifi gives me, among many others, lines like this: Event [IFNAME=wlan0 CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED bssid=X reason=7] What does reason=7 mean? What other reasons are there? If this applies ...
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Wifi Password Recovery

I used to rely on an app called WiFi Password Recovery https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ld.free.wifipwd.recovery But it's no longer working: there's a message saying "backup failed ...
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Android Chrome wifi “Sign into Wi-Fi network” how to disable redirect to www.Google.com

When I connect my Android device to wifi that needs login via web page Device has notification that says "Sign into Wi-Fi network". Clicking on this notification automatically opens default browser (...
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Is there a way to trick my android phone and change the SSID name that it's currently connected to?

My android phone is connected to a device broadcasting the SSID: 12345A Is there a way to trick my phone into thinking the currently connected SSID is 12345B? I'm trying to connect to a stupid chinese ...
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Permanently Enable Wi-Fi On a Smartwatch

I bought a children android smartwatch, MyKi Junior, running Android 4.2, which is intended for the specific purposes of parenting. I found out that it has a wifi chip that is usually used for ...
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Can't connect to WiFi after spoofed MAC address

I'm changing the MAC address on my Android device; however, once I change it I get disconnected from the WiFi network that I'm connected to and then I'm unable to reconnect to the WiFi. I realized ...

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