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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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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How do i get external wifi card to work on a nexus 6P

Ive tried lots of things to get an external wifi card to power on but no luck so far. These are the things i have tied: Rooted the 6p (via supersu) Downgraded os to 7.1.1 (Nougat) using nethunter-...
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LenovoA700-a android version 5.0 lollipop

I can connect to my wifi and I have good signal but it says no internet access but all the other mobile are working just fine I tried every thing from restarting g to resetting my mobile but No use ...
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Android device use wrong location when connected to one WiFi, other devices location OK

I have a brand new Galaxy M10 and Xiaomi Pocophone F1. When I connected Galaxy M10 device to my Huawei MiFi router (I'm using this router over 2 years), it shows my location is "Laos", but this is ...
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Ignore all those “free” wifi access points

This has probably been asked before but I was unable to find anything relevant with searches. My problem is, I can be using my phone with my almost unlimited 4G data, quite happily, but if I pass too ...
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How can i recognize what kind of wifi SoC that my phone using?

How can i recognize what kind of wifi SoC that my android smart phone using? etc bcm... and my smart phone can not access in dmesg. ㅜㅜ
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WiFi dropping with channel switch and not reconnecting: how to debug

Since a few days my new Samsung Galaxy A50 (running Pie build PPR1.180610.011.A505FNXXU1ASD6) is dropping the WiFi connection to my router (Fr!tzBox 7940) for no clear reason. I've been trying all ...
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Fast Roaming Protocols (802.11k, 802.11r, 802.11v)

Does Android support the 802.11 specifications that allow fast roaming, i.e. prevent dropouts as you move between access points? If so, on what hardware and in what version? 802.11k assists the ...
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LG G5 Slowing down the house internet

The story started about a month and a half ago. At random times the internet speed went down drastically, changing between 0MB/s to 75MB/s (which is my maximum). I have called countless times to my ...
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Moto g(4) wifi disconnects and takes time reconnecting

In my moto g(4) wifi frequently disconnects and then when we open the wifi settings it shows that scanning for networks and sometimes even shows no network available (although I have 10 wifi's ...
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How to decrypt wpa_supplicant.conf from Samsung Android device?

I managed to get wpa_suppplicant.conf out of my Samsung device to retrieve a password I currently don't have access to. Many of the options people are posting on the entire internet include having to ...
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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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I can't get wi-fi conecction in a samsung J8 with android 8.0

Android 8.0 drops WiFi connection. Wi-Fi verbose log says: (network_selection_permamently_disabled) network_selection_disabled_by_wifi_manager also displayed autentification error.
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Network Selection disabled by WiFi Manager & Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting

Android 7.1.2 drops WiFi connection. Wi-Fi verbose log says: (network_selection_permamently_disabled) network_selection_disabled_by_wifi_manager
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How can I view Wi-Fi connection history?

I want to view wi-fi connection history on my Android phone. Specifically, I want to know which networks the phones was connected to & disconnected from & when. Edit: My phone is a Nexus 5x (...
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Is there an easy way to transfer files between PCs and a phone via WiFi?

I'm currently using SFTP to send files between my phone and my Linux PCs, with OpenSSH server on the PCs and Ghost Commander on the phone. What is inconvenient is that I have to either type the ...
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Android device does not consistently have internet access when connected to WiFi

I recently set up a wireless home networking system at a friend's home. Everything works great, except that an Android LG G4 cell phone sometimes cannot access the internet even though Android ...
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Stay connected to specific Wifi which has no internet

I have a Nexus 5 with Marshmallow and another device with a built-in 5.8Ghz WiFi which is used for transfering videos from it. When I connect to this WiFi it keeps telling me, that it has no internet ...
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How to make wifi list show duplicate SSID when different mac address

I have a home modem and a repeater, both have the same SSID. at some cases want to connect to one and not the other, but android automatically chooses the one with the highest signal strength which ...
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Wifi - “Error” , MAC Address is also unavailable

Just recently I Had to flash my boot partition back to it's Original, after a custom Kernel I was using had a few bugs. Upon flashing my original boot partition I used my phone as normal, but just ...
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Spoof mac address for specific network only

Is there any way to spoof my device's mac address only for network with SSID "x", but not for other networks? I am aware of other questions like this How to change the (permanent) MAC address on my ...
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Phone doesn't respond to ping

I'm trying to develop an application that knows when I am home based on my phone being on my wifi network or not. I'm running into a weird issue in that I can only ping the phone if I have recently (...
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Nokia 7.1 / Android 9 can't connect to specific local IP

My setup Raspberry Pi running Pi-Hole on static IP 192.168.0.2 TP-Link Archer C7 router IP - 192.168.0.1 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands using same SSID DHCP setup Default gateway - 192.168.0.1 DHCP range ...
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Internet And Wifi, Both are not working Except for Whatsapp Which is working fine

In My Lfy Water 1, both internet and wifi ain't functioning, i cannot use any browser, youtube, gmail, but Whatsapp is working fine. I'm using vodafone 4g, it shows 4g and full strength network on ...
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If Wi-Fi connection drops internet, can device failover to network connection?

Once in awhile the internet will drop on the network that my phone is connected to via Wi-Fi. It's pretty rare, but in instances when it happens, my phone remains connected to the network but won't ...
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how do I connect an android phone to a Linux wifi? [duplicate]

I am using my Debian Linux computer (called 'theresia') as a wifi access point. I can use the network from iOS, Meego and Maemo, and from my other Debian machine obviously, but none of my Android ...
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Does WiFi keep logs?

Does the android system keep WiFi logs like passwords, WiFis that you have connected to etc? And if there are logs is there any way to remove the logs? I am using a Samsung core prime.
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How to restrict new apps using network data by default?

Is it possible without third-party apps, through system configs? All news apps have the right to use both cellular and WLAN networks and doesn't look secure to me. Doing it manually isn't fun. Thanks....
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How do I make my Samsung Galaxy S8+ use wifi first before my provider network?

I have weak network coverage in my office. My phone is connected to our office wifi. I'd like my phone to use the wifi first, rather than the network connection
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No Internet Available, sometimes

One week ago, my phone suddenly grew a very annoying problem with the Wi-Fi. Pretty much what happens is that my Samsung phone is working like normal for ten seconds. Then, the Wi-Fi disconnects and ...
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Android won't connect to WiFi without Internet connection

The title says it: Android mobile phone won't connect to a WiFi network that doesn't have an Internet connection. Our clients can't connect to a SoftAP network that our device creates. They see the ...
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Why does my WIFI turn off randomly?

I am using a government ZTE Qlink phone and the WIFI randomly turns itself off. I have too many contacts to perform a factory reset! I need help figuring it out!
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How to use my phone as a WiFi adapter for playing lan games

I just want to play lan games and use wireless apps because my pc doesnt have WiFi so I want to use my damaged display phone as WiFi for lan games in pc And also use pc remote from my other phone -...
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motorola not finding MY wifi network

My Motorola phone will not find our WiFi but will find my neighbor's. Note, my laptop can connect perfectly to my WiFi. I've tried turning my phone and modem on then off again. I've reset my WiFi ...
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WIFI connection with question mark

My android phone connected with WiFi shows full signal. Whereas question mark appears on the signal mark and I'm unable to connect to the internet. Can anyone give me a solution to reconnect my ...
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How to hide hotspot icon in the drop down after lock

Sir , I use android marshmallow and My brother always enables the hotspot also after I lock the Phone with Password Because "hotspot setting is shown in drop down menu " I wanted to ask how to ...
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Automatically enable/disable “Always-on VPN”

Is there any way I can automatically enable/disable Always-on VPN when I turn Wi-Fi on/off without rooting my phone on Android 9? I've looked at a number of apps which all are able to toggle Wi-Fi, ...
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Wifi but no internet - Samsung Galaxy S3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Octos and Android 7.1.2. I have been able to connect to the internet in the past, but currently when it connects to the wifi it does not connect to the internet. I ...
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Stopping ongoing app updates

How do I force an abort on ongoing app updates happening on my Sony Xperia Aqua Android mobile? It is slowing down all other processes. My cell is setup to do updates when it finds a wifi connection, ...
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My wifi keeps switching off & other problems

Okay I already did a factory reset, a hard reset and my phone keeps switching off the wifi. It's not an inability to search, but more like the switch keeps offing itself (spam touching the switch ...
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Third Party Apps cant get wifi SSID

This is the my first time asking in this SE site. I have a Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro running MIUI custom from Xiaomi.eu. The problem is that in every app (third party apps) that uses Wifi, the SSID is not ...
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Android drops wifi connection only when playing online game

I have a Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and everything works fine. The wifi is okay when I stream on Netflix, watch youtube, do video calls, and any other internet related activities. But as soon as I ...
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Is it possible to prioritize wifi networks and bluetooth connexions?

I can connect my camera to my phone over WifiI have a camera that can create its own access point, so that I can connect to it using an app on my phone. When I activate the wifi on my phone however, ...
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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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Is there a way to make Android prioritise data connection instead of wifi, when both are on?

I have a home wifi setup that does not connect to the internet. My phone data plan includes free data when streaming for some items ( stan,spotify,netflix) So I try to mirror the screen (not cast) so ...
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Mobile starts to forget Wi-Fi Passwords

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Earlier it used to remember every Wi-Fi passwords I fed in. However, these days it starts to forget Wi-Fi passwords on some networks. Is it a problem with the Wi-Fi ...
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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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Application: Switching between WiFi and Mobile Data, without rooting

How to switch between WiFi and Mobile Data. make an application to use Mobile Data even have a working WiFi connection and also to use the WiFi network. because my application should have the option ...
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WIFI handover between AP with same SSID on different channels

Using devices (Zebra Mobile TC25) running Android 7, I am having problems with the WIFI handover not happening. The situation is that I have several access points set up with the same SSID but ...
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WiFi scan limits on LineageOS and LineageOS for microG

Starting with Android Pie, wifi scans are heavily throttled: the limit is up to four times every 2 minutes for a foreground app, and once every 30 minutes for all background apps combined. This has ...