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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Push notification over my phone dosen't work in my home only

I have an android phone that doesn't notify me with any events and or updates whatever it is in my home only. while when I use the "Data Connection" over 3G or when I use any open WiFi it notify me ...
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Phone doesn't turn wifi off and weirdly transmits data

When i wake up my phone(kitkat,cm11) from standby, it always transmits data through wifi and than stops transmitting/recieving data. It gives the feeling it always transmits/recieves while sleeping. ...
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Can we connect to a Wi-Fi automatically?

Suppose I have wifi password for a particular connection,so can I connect to it automatically? Let's say I save the password on my server(Let's just say I have access to that),so can we connect to ...
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Difficulty in accessing Internet through University network [require proxy setting]

I use university's wifi network for accessing internet. When I connect to internet from Academic area, some of the apps does not connect (especially whatsapp), whereas when I connect to internet from ...
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HTC One M9 Portable Wi-fi Hotspot

I have an HTC One M9, I can tether a laptop via USB cable, and an iPad via Bluetooth, but the Portable Wifi Hotspot will not allow connection from either. I have renamed the SSID and set a new access ...
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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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Wi-Fi is connected but the device shows “Wi-Fi has no internet access”

I recently reconfigured my modem and now only my Nexus phone have problem in connecting to Wi-Fi but other devices work correctly. It connects to Wi-Fi and works but a message appears in notification:...
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How do I prevent connections?

When on my home WiFi network (or really any open network), when the WiFi drops or lags my phone automatically connects to my sister's phone (or that oepn network's 4G/5G alternative). For example: ...
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New cable modem giving Android Phone time outs on sites

I just changed from DSL to Cable Broadband and I'm having a rather peculiar problem. Most of the time I get time outs from hosts using my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone while my other wireless devices work ...
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How to get ip address of a router?

Normally when a modem/router is connected to a computer, there are multiple ways to know the ip address of them. I am using an android device and, I have free WiFi in my colony. The problem is that ...
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Wifi has no internet Access

I just install a new router and save its settings to default. I connected Wifi to my Windows 7 laptop successfully and have internet connection. But device with Lollipop says the Wifi has no internet ...
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WiFi “like” calling for Verizon users?

I am using Verizon and coverage is poor at my home. Is there any app or service that would allow me to use WiFi calling while at home yet still keep my Verizon assigned phone number? I don't want to ...
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WiFi Direct - only one device (Samsung phone)

According to Wiki: Only one of the Wi-Fi devices needs to be compliant with Wi-Fi Direct to establish a peer-to-peer connection that transfers data directly between them with greatly reduced setup. ...
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Configure & connect to Wi-Fi using ADB on Android 5.1.1

I'm using Nexus 4 with Android 5.1.1. I need to connect to Wi-Fi router in my automation. For that I need to use ADB interface. I connected to mobile using ADB. I also configured the wpa_supplicant....
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How to block a ssid on my android?

There ia a suspicious ssid near my house, i want to block the ssid ,not to display on my WiFi Hotspot list,how to set a blacklist on my android phone? My android version is 4.4.
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Built in Wireless file management?

I connected my Nexus 7 tablet (stock Android 5.1.1) to my Windows 10 computer via USB a few days ago, and saw a notification on my tablet saying something like: "Still using USB file transfer? Try out ...
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Many notifications show up when connected to WiFi

I have Moto G (2nd gen) with 3G connection. During my office hours I am constantly conncted to my 3G network and when I am to my home I connect to my WiFi network. I have noticed this unusual ...
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Reverse Tether Android Tablet without Rooting

What are some ways I can use an Android Tablet's USB cable to leech off a PC's wired internet connection? I have a PC with fast and unlimited internet and I want to connect an Android Tablet to it ...
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Cellular data shutting off when i shut off wifi and vice versa

I bought a motorola moto g gen 3 a few days back and encountered a bug i can't wrap my head around. First of: this post: Cellular data not working since 5.1 Lollipop flash adresses the same issue ...
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Device no longer connecting to wi-fi network

I have a Samsung Galaxy Core 2 for the past two years. it was working fine but all of a sudden the wifi in the phone is not working. Instead it shows "saved and secured" but doesn't get connected. ...
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Use cellular when connected to wifi

Is there a possibility to force an android phone to use cellular data when connected to wifi. For iOS I've found this https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/173894/can-i-connect-to-wifi-but-still-...
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Unable to connect to wifi router: Something wrong with configuration?

I needed some way to interact between my desktop and my android phone (Cynaogen). I got a router from my friend. To be clear, its not about getting access to internet, I just want to establish LAN ...
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Why can't my tablet detect my bluetooth speaker after I reset the tablet?

I reset my galaxy tablet and it no longer detects my Sharkk Bluetooth speaker. How can I resolve this problem?
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Got connection problems: How to reset wifi stack without factory reset?

I installed CM 5.1.1 and restored a ton of apps with Titanium Backup. Now my Wifi is bugged: When I enter a known Wifi network the phone connects to the wifi but can't make a real connection (has a '!...
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Surprising problem to access Wifi Hotspot in Android 4.4 (Rooted)

I have uni proxy using NTLM authentication which I am sharing via hotspot created using this command netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid="NAME" key="PASSWORD" keyUsage=persistent netsh wlan ...
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Cannot connect to Samsung Galaxy S4 wifi hotspot from laptop

My friend and I are trying to figure out why we can't connect his laptop to his Samsung Galaxy S4's wifi hotspot. Laptop running Windows 7 Enteprise edition and his Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android ...
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WiFi automatically toggles off after turning it on

In the mobile set, the charging is almost full, rest of the applications are working well. WiFi stopped working abruptly. After switching WiFi ON from "Settings" it automatically turns off in 5 secs. ...
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How can I unlock my s6 Edge Lock Screen w/o having to factory reset it?

Given how sensitive the fingerprint sensor on this phone, the 5 tries were used and the phone was asking for the backup password after. The problem is that i cant even remember the PW. I can unlock it ...
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Two phone numbers (one USA, one Qatari) same phone, calls and text over cell data. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this?

I need your advice and ideas. I am moving to Qatar in a couple days for work and I am trying to figure out the best cellphone situation. Currently I have a Google Nexus 5 which is fabulous, on AT&...
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Nexus 4, Lollipop 5.1 WiFi Issue

My Nexus 4 device stopped connecting to the Cisco router at work for some reason. I thought it was because the upgrade to lollipop 5.0 (had Kit-Kat before) but I'm not so sure anymore. I tried: ...
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How do I Save the password to a friend's router on my LG REALM Smartphone?

Each time I try to connect to this router it requires me to enter the (very long) password. I do not have to do that when I use my own router; I get connectivity without entering a password each ...
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Unable to browse even when connected to free WiFi

I am unable to browse the internet, even if my phone is connected to my office free WiFi. I have tried resetting my phone.
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Blocking unwanted wi-fi singnals

There are a lot of wi-fi connections around my phone. I want to use only one of them. Is there a way to block those unwanted connections so that they don't appear in existing connections in wi-fi ...
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WiFi not starting : accidentally deleted wpa_supplicant file

My device is moto g xt1033 android 5.0.2 (rooted). During my experiments for enabling reverse tethering over USB, I accidentally replaced the original WPA_supplicant file from system/bin folder with ...
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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 can I trigger a WiFi passwords restore?

I know that when you first setup a new phone you can choose to restore your WiFi passwords and installed apps from your Google account. I've even tried that a few times and it sure works. However this ...
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Chromecast performance differs between devices

I have a Chromecast in my bedroom and a dual-band router in the living room. The connection is solid enough that it will connect, and on my Moto X using the 5GHz radio can play 1080p video without ...
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Export WiFi x509 client certificate

My Android (4.4) device has a WiFi configured which uses WPA2-TLS authentication with client certificates. I got my hands on the wpa_supplicant configuration and the relevant entry looks like this: ...
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Does android use cellular data when connected to WiFi with no internet

We have a WiFi hotspot setup with no internet. A website has been hosted locally on a server connected to the same hotspot. Necessary DNS entries have been made in the Access Point to ensure the DNS ...
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Why is WiFi on 100% of the time, even though Extended Standby Mode is enabled?

My Sony Xperia S has an Extended Standby Mode which states that WiFi and mobile data are disabled after a time when the screen is off. However, sometimes this stops working and the battery starts ...
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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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Turn off Google Voice forwarding when using home Wi-Fi

I use Google Voice to forward phone calls to my Android phone. But when I am at home, I would like to save voice minutes by not having to answer phone using my voice plan. Is there a way to ...
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encrypt wifi on Android?

CM Security app on my galaxy 5 has an alert telling me my phone is RISKY, the wifi is not encrypted. How do I encrypt the wifi on my phone? I haven't tried anything because I do not know what to do.
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How to access andriod to my pcs hardrive using wifi

I would like to connect my samsung galaxy s4 over wifi with my pcs harddrive. It should be the same way as by the remote desktop apps but indstead of them only to use the pc hardrive. I want to get ...
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How to increase wireless speed supported by Android TV BOX CS928?

i have recently purchased Android Tv Box CS928 from Chinese site http://www.aliexpress.com/item/CS928-Android-4-4-kitkat-Rk3288-A17-quad-core-2GB-16GB-2-4-5-0Ghz-100M/1939723909.html i bought this ...
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How to test wifi adapter?

My VPN keeps disconnecting and I'm wondering if it's a problem with the wireless adapter. Is there a way I can test? I'm using the Xperia Z2 and there's ways to test the built in hardware like the ...
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Importing WiFi settings from Microsoft account

I have a bunch of saved WiFi passwords on my Windows 8 laptop that automatically transfer from one PC to another when I log in using my Microsoft account. Does anyone know a way to transfer these ...
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Transfer android speaker output to windows pc over wifi

I Google for it but didn't find any solution: How to transfer/stream android sound output to pc? I want to transfer all sound that android speaker plays, that includes app sound, games sound. I know ...
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Wi-Fi turning OFF automatically when turned ON

Whenever I try to turn on my WiFi, it shows Turning Wi-Fi on but automatically turns off. I have not recently installed any app, and earlier it used to work absolutely fine. I even tried doing a ...
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How to keep Pandora / Slacker music apps continue to play music after the display goes dark?

I'm running android 4.4.2. When I play music via the Pandora or Slacker apps, it works fine. But if I stop using the phone while its playing, then the music stops playing once the current song ends. ...