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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How do I connect to a EAP-SIM authenticated network (namely FreeWifi_secure from Free Mobile)?

I am running CyanogenMod 10 (based on Android 4.1.2) on my Motorola Milestone 2. I just switched to the French mobile carrier Free Mobile. They offer access to their "FreeWifi_secure" wifi network in ...
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Shark for Root not working

I am pretty much new to the packet sniffing. I found some application for the same Shark for root. I have rooted my phone for the application and I tried logging the packets being transferred from my ...
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Use android 2.3 as a wireless Mass Storage middle man

Context: I would like to use an old phone as a USB Mass storage device/slave, but read/writes to a Network share. So I can attach it to the Kitchen TV and direct it to a windows/linux directory. ...
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Wifi error after Motorola XOOM tablet Android 4.0.4 update

I have a Motorola XOOM type tablet. Three days ago I updated my tablet to Android 4.0.4. But after that I can't connect to my wi-fi modem. I was successfully connecting before this update. I also ...
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Why is one of my WiFi networks not visible after connecting to the other one?

I've got two access points / WiFi networks at my home and there is a strange behavior with my Android 4.0 phone (SGS2): after my phone connects to one network or the other (whichever is currently ...
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ICS - no internet, but access to network drive possible

I've set up wifi on an ICS phone. I can connect to a network drive in the system, so the connection seems to be OK. However when I try the browser I get the message 'problem loading page'. I used ...
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Trouble with Wi-Fi on GSM Galaxy Nexus running Jelly Bean

Am running 4.1.1 on a GSM Galaxy Nexus and continue to have very poor connectivity issues with Wi-Fi (everywhere, not just in my house). Other than having an unlocked bootloader and being rooted, the ...
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WiFi connection loss on Galaxy S2 I9100G

After upgrade from stock 2.6.3 to Stock ICS4.0.3 (XXLPQ) WiFi disconnects after a few seconds. Disabling and enabling WiFi helps for a few seconds only. Has anyone experienced this? How do I fix it?
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Why Advent Vega keeps losing Wi-Fi?

I recently bought a Advent Vega Android tablet and everything is working completely fine, however there is one slight problem with Wi-Fi. Even though I have full Wi-Fi signal (it is as high as it can ...
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Troubleshooting 802.1x EAP connection

I actually have observed two issues, which most likely are related: When I try to connect my phone (Motorola Cliq 2; Android 2.2) to 802.1x EAP protected network then the connection attempt seems to ...
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How can I configure a WiFi proxy that requires a username and password?

I have an Android 4.1.2 phone, and I need to set a WiFi proxy that requires me to authenticate with a username and password. Where can I setup the user and password for the proxy?
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Internet access via external Wi-Fi adapter

Good afternoon, colleagues. There is: Samsung S7, LineageOS 15.1, root, terminal, kalinethunter, drivers for AR9271 in kernel; WIFI USB adapter Alfa atheros AR9271; USB-miniUSB cable. Required: ...
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Internet stops working on my home Wi-Fi network until I restart the Wi-Fi

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and recently I have been experiencing a very weird problem. When connected to Wi-Fi on my home network, the internet frequently stops working. I would still be connected ...
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How to hide your SSID from apps / keep your Android apps from finding your Wifi SSID?

As far as I know, all android apps are able to scan nearby / available Wifi networks. They can either get a list of nearby SSIDs, or at least they can get the SSID of the Wifi you are currently on. ...
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Can I kill wifi on my Android, similar to how kill -9 would work on a desktop, to force restart it?

Since I upgraded to Android 10, wifi on my phone frequently "dies" and forces me to restart the phone. Is there a way to achieve something similar to what kill -9 does on a desktop system on ...
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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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Smartphone won't connect to specific Wifi

my Smartphone(Oneplus 7) won't connect to the Wifi at home. Every other device connects perfectly to the Wifi and my Smartphone connects to every other Wifi. The problem started with my old device(...
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Adroid phone refuse to connect via WAN interface while all other devices on the LAN or WiFi can connect to internet

In short, my phone cannot connect to the internet via 2 WiFi access points in my house. 4G mobile data works fine. Connecting to other WiFi and hot-spots away from my own WAN works fine. All other ...
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How to make MIUI 10 Android 8 to auto-connect to a filtered WiFi AP?

I have a well working WiFi AP - actually a number of them. They are just fine themselves. Other iOS, Mac, Windows etc devices auto-connect just fine to it. I also have Xiaomi mi5 with MIUI 10 Android ...
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Determining the real reason why WiFi does not connect

Often, I try to connect to a Wifi from my Android phones (one is 4.* series, another 6.*), and sometimes it ends with: Status: "Saved" Status: "Connected, no Internet" Plus a couple of others, even ...
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Android wifi (oreo) dropping. Because of pihole?

First of all, my apologies if I'm posting in the wrong forum. I'm a bit lost in the SE galaxy. But since my issue is quite complex and specific, I feel this is the best place. Let me know if I'm wrong....
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Only my phone cannot connect to only one specific WiFi

Ok so Ive seen plenty of problems where peoples phones can't detect any WiFi networks, or if a particular router can't connect with mobiles, but I don't have any of those problems. My problem is very ...
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How can I troubleshoot a very slow initial connection when web browsing on WiFi?

This has been bugging me for quite some time. When connected to my home WiFi, web connections take a long time to initially establish (like ~10 seconds+) on two separate Android phones (OnePlus 3, ...
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How to get the captive portal's URL which I am currently connected to?

I just connected to a WiFi network which uses captive portal login page. I would like to view the captive portal's URL or IP address. How do I do that? I have tried clicking forget network on the ...
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Android 7.0 drops wifi connection to router without internet connection

I use a TP-Link TL-WR702N mini router to provide a wireless connection to my Nikon D4 DSLR to operate the camera remotely via my phone or tablet. The camera acts as a server when doing so. This ...
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Android Wifi Roaming always on

I have a problem with an Android device with multiple access points. The device loses the connection to the Wlan network sporadically. If I make the following setting, the wlan connection will ...
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Rerouting Mobile Data Connection as WiFi (Fake-WiFi)

I have data connection (via rmnet0 interface) Is it possible to reroute it as WiFi (via wlan0 interface), so that it is detected as WiFi connection by some apps? I tried the Fake Wifi Reworked ...
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Reliably accessing public Wi-Fi “Agreement” page on Android

This has probably been addressed elsewhere, but I can't find it, so I will risk the ire of the community by asking it here. When I connect to public Wi-Fi on my Android phone (version 6.0.1 at the ...
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Make website think you have a different size screen

If you really want a desktop version of a website to load you need it to think you have a desktop size screen. The resolution of your screen is irrelevant I've been told that changing the user agent ...
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My tab still asks me to sign in to a wifi network which I have been using perfectly well till last months

These are the details: I'm using Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.5 (805) I can use other wifi networks since the issue started, but I can't use the one at home. I can go online but it disconnects automatically ...
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Android devices not able to access the internet when certain router is on

I have a TP Link Router model TL-MR6400 and then to extend this wifi I have a Eircom D1000 modem, which is set up in Bridge mode. All my devices are able to access the internet using this setup(...
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Can I track a deactivated cell phone that is using a textnow app through wi-fi?

My 16 year old daughter ran away 6 days ago with her 23 year old boyfriend who also happens to be a convicted child molester. She is using a textnow app on a deactivated cell phone she got from one of ...
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How to handle disconnections from wifi on an app in kiosk mode

at work we use an android device (a Famoco device updated to Android 4.4) to register the employees clock in|clock out, similarly to a time clock. We use Famoco to help ensuring our app is always on ...
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How does wpa_supplicant differ from the Linux (say Debian) version

What are the major differences between wpa_supplicant found on a Debian Linux distribution and that wpa_supplicant found on android? PS: please apology if the question is too generic
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How to redirect all web requests from hosts connected to hotspot to a local web server?

I literally have the same question as found in this post: How to redirect complete outgoing phone's traffic to a proxy server? I have an Android phone acting as a hotspot server (using KWS). I am ...
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WiFi Disconnecting (Special Issue)

I could not afford my Internet this month, it has happened before, but I am turning it back on next week. Anyways, so on my PC (which is connected to the Internet via Ethernet), the Internet works ...
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Without telephony and GPS apps/libraries, security subsections crash?

In CyanogenMod 13, I've removed all telecom/telephony/GPS support from a ROM in an effort to reduce the device to basically be a wifi-only mini tablet. This entailed removing all relevant apps and a ...
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Remove out of range networks on Android 6

Having issues removing 2 old out of range wifi networks on android 6 - Samsung Galaxy S5 - Corporate phone, therefore Looking for an UNROOTED option. Stock settings wont offer the "forget" ...
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Huawei P8 Lite Wifi Problem

Huawei P8 lite ALE-L21. Since yesterday Wi-Fi did stop working. To be more precise, I see my wi-fi network but I can not connect to it. I receive a "saved, secured" messaged and if I insist I get "...
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Galaxy S6 no longer automatically connects to my home WIFI

Vexing problem. I changed Internet service providers at home. It works fine. However, my Galaxy S6 used to automatically connect to my wifi whenever I got home and now it doesn't. I have to tap the ...
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Mobile Data icon and WiFi icon are showing exclamation mark even though internet is connected

I'm having OnePlus 2 with latest OxygenOS 3.0 Beta. I live in UAE. Recently I started getting exclamation mark with connection icon, whether using mobile data or Wi-Fi. I suspected of issue with beta ...
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Site timeout for Android device on LAN, but ok on mobile network

My two Android devices (LG G3 on KitKat; Nexus 7 with custom JB rom) cannot access 4 of my 5 Wordpress sites over my WLAN, but have no problem via my mobile network. The other devices on the WLAN (...
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Metered wi-fi connection on Android tablet?

I have a non-rooted Nexus 7 (2013), and connect to the internet via a Mi-Fi hotspot. I have a low data cap, so I need to track usage closely. I'd like to be able to mark my connection as metered, but ...
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Wifi won't connect to internet

I have a oneplus two that was running android 5. Nothing was wrong until recently when I started noticing the exclamation mark on the WiFi icon. The phone successfully connects to WiFi networks but it ...
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ADB Debugging over wifi not connecting

So I am trying to connect my device to adb over wifi. I have been following this tutorial http://codetheory.in/android-debug-bridge-adb-wireless-debugging-over-wi-fi/ I have been doing this adb ...
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How to enable dual networking in Android shell?

I have a rooted HR933 tablet running Android 4.4.2, and an embedded device with a Wi-Fi access point but no Internet access. I need the tablet's browser to be able to reach the device's web server via ...
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Permanently disabling wifi

Nexus 5, rooted running paranoid android. So my wifi stopped working about 4 months ago, I did ever reset under the sun. Jumped between ROMs all to no avail. Seems hardware related. That's fine I ...
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Forcing Youtube app to choose low resolution on videos

I'm going to let my kids stream Youtube from a mobile wireless hotspot on a tablet via the Youtube app. The issue is Youtube will select Full HD resolution when it can. My kids will not change ...
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Dropping wi-fi calls from one access point to another

I have a long house, and must use two wireless access points to get full coverage. I also have terrible cell coverage so I often use wi-fi calling on my android phone to accommodate. However, when I ...
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Cannot connect to internet with Wifi to my home network

I've a Moto E which won't connect to the internet on my home Wifi. It shows "Connected" but I cannot browse etc. I've other devices successfully connected to this router. Also this Android phone ...

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