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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When turned on wi -fi something unknown uses data suddenly

When i turned on wi-fi something unknown uses data rapidly..I use android version 4.4.2 ..Can't find anything that uses data, I did a virus scan, and removed all unknown apps also,and there are just a ...
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Searching for WiFi toggle

How do I get the WiFi toggle to show up in the notifications area on the Samsung Galaxy S4 - Verizon - 4.2.2 - Build VRUAME7? When I click on the pencil icon to edit it takes me here which doesn't ...
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Enable VPN on airplane mode, before connecting

I want to set the VPN (in my case vpnunlimitedapp) so it connects through the VPN the second I enable WIFI or 4G. Currently, I have to go online for a moment and then I'm allowed to enable the VPN. ...
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Change Input Method without unlocking the phone?

Recently, I've installed a WiFi Keyboard application to my Android phone. This way, since both the phone and my computer were connected to the same WiFi network, I could access the phone's keyboard ...
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Wifi and data keeps turning on

i did a recent update off some apps a few days ago and ever since my wifi and data keeps turning on no matter how many times i turn them off... Then on the other hand, sometimes it turns off and ...
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WI-FI And Bluetooth Doesn't Turn On - Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 A510FD

Straight to the question: To solve the issue I think I have two options: I read on XDA that the 4 files firmwares (service repair firmwares) are needed to fix the phone, but I couldn't find that ...
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Can I connect my Android device to a laptop via WiFi to use file sharing?

How can I connect my Sony Xperia U to my laptop using WiFi to use file sharing? I tried normal connectivity by sharing my laptop WiFi and connect my Xperia U to the laptop -- but it only accesses the ...
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Connectify not working properly? [closed]

I use connectify to create a wifi hotspot which I use in my Android device. But a problem occurs that the internet access stops after a minute or so in my Android device. I have to restart connectify ...
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Can't Access iPlayer via Internet Pass-through - is there a workaround?

My HTC Desire HD plays nicely with Windows 7 and while at work I use it for personal web access, quicker than H/G/E connection and free. However when attempting to view/listen to content on the BBC's ...
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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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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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What's the difference between a Wi-Fi conection and a Wi-Fi Hotspot?

I just bought a 9" d2 android tablet and it has both. When I turn on the hot spot it shares my connection with other tablet -- but doesn't give me a conection. So I guess my question is: why have a ...
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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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Add wifi network name in notification?

I saw on one ROM (based on Cyanogen 10) it had wifi network name by the carrier name, and i want to make it work on stock CM.
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Why does my device turn Wi-Fi on by itself?

Similar to Why does HTC Incredible S turn Wi-Fi on by itself?, it seems my Samsung Galaxy Victory will turn on Wi-Fi at random times. It establishes a connection if certain networks are in range (i.e. ...
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How do I diagnose a WiFi Error when the phone just reports “Unknown”?

I have a Motorola Atrix (MB860) running Android 2.3.6. Just today the Wi-Fi suddenly stopped working; On the Quick Settings display it just shows "Unknown", on the phone's Wi-Fi Settings display it ...
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Connected to wifi, but no internet access

first question here. I was using wifi normally on my phone. Then I turned it off and after some time turned it back again. Since then I can not access the internet. It's showing Connected(no internet ...
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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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Why did my Galaxy Tab 7.7 suddenly stopped connecting to my Wifi router?

I have Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet running Android 3.2. Recently, I'm having connection problems to my home Wifi router. The device keeps scanning for Wifi access points for long periods. My home Wifi ...
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where are DNS settings under 4.4.2?

I cannot find where to configure DNS settings for this device: Model number: astar Processor type: QuadCore-A33 Android version: 4.4.2 Firmware version: v2.0 Kernel version: 3....
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WiFi and data connection switches on automatically although I repeatedly turn off the two features

The WiFi feature and data connection in my tablet turns on automatically. After resetting, the problem goes away but as soon as I download programs that I need, the problem comes back. Anyone with ...
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Is there a way to enforce a minimum WiFi quality level before switching from mobile networks?

My phone has access to various hotspot networks in the area I live in. When I walk down the street, now and again I pass by a hotspot and my phone will attempt to connect. As often as not, the phone ...
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Asus Nexus 7 Tethering and Wifi HotSpot not available

Using my ASUS Google Nexus 7, I was trying to make it as Portable Wifi Hotspot. But when I opened my settings --> Wireless&Networks there is option for Tethering and Portable Hotspot. I tried this ...
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Trigger WiFi hotspot based on known WiFi availability or location

I have a HTC One XL and a Nexus 7. They both know my home WiFi network and a few other networks, and my Nexus knows my HTC's WiFi hotspot as well. When I'm out and about I press my hotspot widget on ...
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How do I transfer files to ebook reader from phone using either an OTG cable or wifi?

I've a rooted Sony reader PRS-T1 (based on Android 2.2) and usually when I need to copy files to it, I connect it to my laptop with a USB cable. However, sometimes I travel without my laptop and have ...
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Location Error aftermoving

So I moved across the country (to Minnesota from Virginia) and now my location is always incorrect on my device, it shows my old home. I thought the initial problem was with the wifi but my wife's ...
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How to disable the “sign in to wifi network” page? [duplicate]

How can I disable the page "sign in to wifi network" that appears when connected to a wifi network that requires login? I dont want to disable wifi. I just dont want this page to appear. Is it ...
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No Internet when another Android device is connected to router

Like the titles says, i have a weird problem. I have a brand new device A (Android phone V4.2, manufacturer is called "Vivax"-not very popular outside Europe), which is having problems accessing ...
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Wifi Connection Problem

I am staying in hostel where i get WiFi facility.Using netcut application some are blocking the net connection.I can use internet in laptop using netcut defender but i am unable access in my phone.I ...
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Problem connecting my Xperia L to wifi..it shows Saved ,secured with WPA2..what should i do?

I tried to connect to my TP-Link ADSL2+ Modem Router (TD-8951ND) with my Xperia L, it worked fine the first three days, but now when I try to connect it shows "Saved, secured with WPA2" . I tried ...
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Cannot access internet even wifi is connected

I have Sony Xperia Tipo. I connected to the WiFi at my college. But even after connecting I am unable to access the internet. What is the problem?
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my android phone can't access to any google related sites and services

I just recently bought a brand new asus zenfone go, everything is fine until I shut off my wifi and left home. I subscribed to a mobile data plan, of course. but i can't access any google related ...

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