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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Is it possible to connect to a WiFi network using the router's MAC address and not the broadcasted SSID on Android?

Assuming that there are many hotspots broadcasting the same SSID, is it possible to "force" my Android phone to connect to a specific network by using a unique identifier, for example the ...
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Wifi stops working at random

I have a Galaxy S20, which is having a problem with wireless networks (for around a week, maybe a few days more). It will always connect to them fine, but after a certain (somewhat random) amount of ...
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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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Forwarding incoming calls to landline when connected to specific wifi-network

I have the following problem: In my house, it is practically impossible to take a call on the mobile phone due to very bad mobile network connection. As soon as I am more than 2-3 meters away from any ...
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Forcing an Android tablet to connect to a wifi from PC

A while ago, I had a tablet (Coby Kyros MID9742), that got shelved when the screen quit (half of the area of the touchscreen won't recognize touches, split among 2 sections). I am trying to repurpose ...
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android 4.1.1 network connectivity issues

device: asus memo pad mev172v issue: Apps (facebook, play store, ym, skype, etc) cannot access the wifi network. I can browse using Chrome (except for SSL sites) and can use the Youtube app. tried: ...
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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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android devices losing internet access even though wifi is connected

Here is my setup: Verizon Fios ONT with ethernet cable connecting to WAN port on d-link dir-615. Wireless turned off on d-link DIR-655. Ethernet cable connecting LAN port on DIR-655 to LAN port on ...
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When I try to connect to work wifi I am asked to sign in

My work wifi runs netgear routers via a lan. when I try to connect with my Samsung galaxy s5 I am asked to sign in but these are open routers no security. When I try to sign in I am redirected to ...
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Is there a in-built setting to login to public hotspots?

I have a SIM-lock free Galaxy W with Android 2.3.6 on it. The other day in the public library I found out that I was not able to login anyhow to the public Wi-Fi. It shows that the DHCP gives the ...
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redmi 2 prime not charging and phone not going to turn on

Its battery drained to 0% and I plugged the phone for 1 hour but its still not turned on.How much time its takes to charge 0 to 1% and I cant find also that the phone is charging or not because it is ...
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Android phone: suddenly unable to connect to wifi

I'm having trouble connecting to a wifi network on my android phone. I was connecting just fine for the last few months, but today it just stopped connecting. It's not airplane more, and I haven't run ...
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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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Note3 N9005 locked screen because I forget password

I forget the password of screen and I tried to open it with Samsung account but the problem the device not connected to Internet
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Is there a way to access the phone filesystem from computer, wireless?

Known solutions: USB Mass Storage (sadly, mostly deprecated on Android 4, 5, etc.). MTP, and I know its benefits (a lot) and its weaknesses (browsing on a MTP drive with Windows Explorer has poor ...
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Change 5 GHz Wi-Fi Access Point channel

Is it possible to set or change the channel of the Android Wi-Fi AP? No matter it is using root or non root methods. I'm currently on Android 10.
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Cannot connect: Obtaining IP address

This is not a duplicate of 'Android stuck on obtaining IP address' and similar questions When I try to connect to my home network with my android phone, it displays this message and never connects: "...
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Remove Parental Control

How do I remove parental control without the password and without resetting it on a kindle.because everything I try to do needs parental control and I want to remove it without the password and ...
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Enable usage of mobile data while connected to a WiFi without internet connection

It is possible to allow my device to use mobile data while connected to a WiFi hotspot? The reason being is that the WiFi hotspot I connect to does not have an internet connection. So I want to be ...
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Annoying wifi scanning popup wont stop in Huawei Honor 9 lite

few days ago I started getting a popup message which read ''by turning on WiFi scanning, apps and services can scan for WiFi networks at any time, even When WiFi is off.'' I proceeded to turn WiFi ...
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Flashed a new firmware, now wifi won't turn on

last night I installed SlimKat on my rooted S3 (SGH-I747M, Canada Bell) and I had no network connection, so I donwloaded the Samsung original firmware from SamMobile.com. I flashed it on and ...
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bridging android emulator to LAN connection does not work

I have two emulator installed on my PC, one is memuplayer and the other is LDMultiplayer . I am trying to set a bridge from my android to my LAN connection. however after doing so and restarting the ...
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Android disconnects (looses Internet access) whenever data is used

I've recently installed a new router to extend the home's signal. It's a TP Link Archer xr500v, and it's connected via wire (LAN) to the main router that is in turn connected to the ISP. I've disabled ...
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I want to disable internet but not the network

How can I disable internet but keep the network access on Android tablet? I want to be disable internet access to all but selected apps, at the same time I want applications to have direct internal ...
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Some apps only work on wifi

I have a few apps on my phone that for some reason only work on wifi. It is an email client and a public transportation app. I tried reinstalling the apps, clear cache and data, clear cache, and data ...
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Simulating WiFi device in emulator with mac80211_hwsim kernel module

I am looking to simulate an additional WiFi device in a rooted android emulator (to simulate a device my company makes). So far I have found the linux kernel module, mac80211_hwsim, which seems like ...
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Is it possible to add 5GHz wifi capability to a Samsung A3 2016 through a dongle?

Question in title. I have a drone I need to test which requires a 5GHz connection. If it's possible to add 5GHz wifi capability through a dongle then I want to give it a go.
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How to autostart WiFi and an app on (re)boot

I would like to have WiFi, and an app (CSipSimple SIP client), start automatically when the phone is (re)booted. It is running Android 2.3.4, not rooted, and in airplane mode. Is this possible?
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Unable to connect to wifi on Nvidia Shield Portable

Recently picked up a used Nvidia Shield Portable to play around with. Digging it so far, but it refuses to connect to my Netgear Nighthawk MR60 Router and I'm not sure. Right now I have to tether off ...
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Android wifi says “Connected, no internet” but internet works just fine

This is a strange thing that started happening with the wifi network at my work. Android devices connected to the network say "Connected, no internet" however the internet works perfectly well. This ...
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What can cause wifi to be extremely slow (1mbps)?

As mentioned in the question, wifi is slow on my device (1mbps) and only gets fast (80mbps, normally it's 100-250mbps) for a few seconds after I forget the network and join back again. I have a ...
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Is it possible to connect to another device network through a VPN?

I have two devices far away from each other (each one in a different country, for example); both are connected to the internet. Is it possible to have one device connect to the other device's network ...
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Why downloading updates in android ask wifi connection rather than mobile data?

Why did downloading updates in android ask wifi connection rather than mobile data?
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How to block/disable WiFiKill effectiveness on WiFi network?

I just gave WiFiKill app to someone I know in the region where the college is and I guided him how to get it work. That was before the ending of holiday. At these days after holiday ended, he ...
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Wifi works only on safe mode on pixel 3XL

I'm an happy owner of the Google Pixel 3XL. It's been working like a charm for ages, but since a few weeks, the WiFi & Bluetooth started to fail after a few hours for system uptime. I first ...
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kindle not connecting to wi-fi

Whenever I am trying to connect my kindle to wi-fi it shows no internet found. Once my kindle got discharged to 0. So is that the reason why my kindle is not able to find any internet. If no, then why ...
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Unable to Login to or Forget a Network

My Android tablet worked fine up until a couple of months ago. Now I cannot use internet on it. It is not possible to forget a WiFi network. It will not allow me to add a new network (5GHz for ...
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Unable to permanently forget a WiFi network

I have an 802.11ac router at home with both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz connections and separate SSIDs for each. In most parts of my home, the 5Ghz connection is utterly useless, which I learned the hard way from ...
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Hudl 1 won’t connect to Wi-Fi

I have a hudl 1 that I have reset to factory settings now it won’t connect to Wi-Fi I read somewhere that if you can bypass the start up wizard you can make some changes however I don’t know how to ...
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WiFi says connected without internet, but works fine

I am connected to a school WiFi network and I am able to access webpages and my apps work fine, but Android says I am connected but have no network. The issue is that Android defaults to mobile data ...
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Samsung Andriod Mobile does not detect 5GHz Wifi from Verizon Router

I have Verizon Fios Router that has following network Fios-95QSI-5G Fios-95QSI My laptop detects and connect to 5GHz Wifi, but not my Android Samsung. How do I fix this? Below are the specifics ...
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Restricting background data whilst using hotspot

Hi it's a simple and quick question. Whilst I am waiting for internet to be installed in my new flat I have been using my mobile hotspot to game and work on my PC. I used to have a spare phone that I ...
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Understanding the 802.11 frame structure and Android probe request different?

I have read here and on Google a lot about the 802.11 Frames but something doesn't add up. can it be that there is a different between Android 8 and Android 5.1? the request is not the same? or maybe ...
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Network stack broken after uninstalling AFWall?

Since uninstalling AFWall and rebooting, I "connect" to LTE/3G/2G and wifi but there is always a little X on the icon and never any network access (can't actually access anything with ...
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Xiaomi Redmi5 Cannot Connect to Phaser 3020 Printer

I am trying to connect Xiaomi Redmi5 with a Phaser 3020 via Wi-Fi Direct. My iOS devices connect just fine. Xerox Printer Services cannot discover the printer. Tried it with the IP of the printer. ...
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How to use Android device as router without cellular connection?

I have an Android tablet that has no SIM card and no cellular connection. Is it possible to set it up as a discoverable WiFi access point? I know when you have a cellular connection you can set up ...
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Flash Samsung A50 to enable WIFI calling

I have a Samsung A50 bought from Best Buy that I am using on AT&T and cannot use WIFI calling. Can I flash an AT&T firmware and enable WIFI calling, and if so, will I lose all my Apps and ...
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Tap here to sign in to network

Asus ROG 2 Phone 17.0240.2009.49 Not Rooted Happens All the time Wifi Connection in my home Ever since updating to 17.0240.2009.49, my phone has been listing one of my wifi connections as "...
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Mobile web apps wifi only?

I have all these web apps installed on my phone. Unfortunately I don't want access to them or want them to load on cellular and only work on Wifi. Is there a setting for this?
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Not able to stream locally stored videos in android VLC

I wish to stream media files stored in my PC on my Android device. I tried starting a DLNA server on windows 7 laptop with help of both in-built feature and a software called SimpleDLNA server, both ...

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