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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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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Android disconnects from Wi-Fi if I don't login to hot-spot. But there is no login needed

Today I connected to a Wi-Fi network with two options: Free access to intranet. No login required. Paid access to full internet access. Login and payment required. I just wanted to use the free ...
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Unable to reset proxy settings

After watching a video only available in a certain country using a proxy, I wanted to revert back to my regular connection. I went and removed it in my settings (Screenshot showing No proxy). ...
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treat wifi network X as cellular OR disable background wifi upload for one particular app on one particular network?

On a Nexus 5 running 5.1.1, I have the DS Photo from Synology set to do automatic background uploading of new photos/videos that show up to my NAS. Normally works great. The app includes a setting ...
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Wifi won't turn on after rooting

I have an Epson Moverio BT-200 Wearable glasses with Android 4.0.4 and kernel "3.0.21-00003-OMAP-Android+". I rooted the glasses, tried every method without success until I found KingRoot, which ...
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Connection timeout to single IP

I have a strange problem and I am not sure how to debug this. My Android phone (OnePlus One, Android 5.1) is connected to my WiFi (FritzBox 7490) at home. Everything works fine except connections to ...
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Using Android phones with two antennas to programmatically transmit wifi and bluetooth at the same time

I'm trying to see if there are any phones that have separate wifi and bluetooth antennas. I know that certain phones such as the galaxy S5 have two antennas for use in MIMO (2x2MIMO), which helps them ...
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Can I force a wifi connection retry after x minutes?

The Wifi SSID in my home is the default SSID of the used router. (I have no means to change it unfortunately) The problem is, if i travel around my city, my android phone inevitably finds a network ...
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Switching from Wifi to mobile data takes long time

Since a few weeks ago, my Moto G takes a long time to start up mobile data after I turn off wifi. Usually it will take only a few seconds, but now it can take 10 minutes or even more. As long as it ...
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Android exclude WiFis

In my area I have a lot of paid WiFi hotspots that are open and my android connects to them automatically. Can I set that WiFi's only with certain keyword in their name(SSID) would not connect to? ...
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Connecting android phone to a local web server

Scenario. We have a product controlling some sort of household thing. Since its 2015, it also runs a small webserver so that people in the house can control the product using their phones. Everything ...
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Android, connecting to a specific wireless channel

I live in a dorm where there is the same wireless network with different channels. How can I choose to which channel I want to be connected? The problem is that channel 1, which has the best signal ...
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How do I repair Android DHCP issues?

My phone plan comes standard with a lot of data and as a result, I've been regularly using the Mobile Hotspot feature built into it, on my laptop. The phone is a Samsung Galaxy S5 and is rooted on a ...
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Wifi CA Certificates disappearing

I have an Xperia E3 running 4.4.2. My university's wifi network has a CA certificate to avoid having to re-enter credentials each time you connect. However, whenever I install this certificate (and ...
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Nexus 9 stuck on setup screen because of Wi-Fi?

I performed a factory reset on my rooted Nexus 9, and when I tried to start anew, I can't connect to any Wi-Fi network (with the exception of my phone hotspot), and I'm stuck here. Since I factory ...
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Screen casting/mirroring between Nexus devices and Samsung TV

I have a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 10, both running latest version of Lollipop. I just bought a H6400 series Samsung TV, which supports "Screen Mirroring" aka "AllCast" in Samsung terminology. If I try to ...
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Auto-disable Wi-Fi AP if not connected within a few minutes?

Is there any way for me to make my phone automatically disable its Wi-Fi Access Point and re-enable its Wi-Fi client when no client has connected to the access point after (say) 5 minutes?
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Ending Session message

Recently a message has been popping up when I turn off my WiFi, in and oval box saying "ending session", which never used to happen. I would just ignore this if it wasn't for my phone seeming to slow ...
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Airplane Mode Timer that LOCKS

I have found airplane mode apps where I can set a timer for when it comes on. However, I can't find anything that requires a password to turn it off. I need to set it up on my friend's phone for his ...
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How to hide the wifi icon on the Status (Notification) bar

I read this question How to hide status bar notification icons? But i want to remove only the Wifi Icon in the Status bar of my Android Mobile. How can i do this ? Or Is there any app to do this ? ...
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How to store a wifi password?

My previous phone was saving automatically my wifi password. I now have a LG OPTIMUS L1 II, but it is asking for the password each time. Is there a way to tell them to save it?
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Multicast dns registers hostname based on IP address

I would like to use avahi/zeroconf to do ssh logins to devices which are connected to the local network by wifi. Since I do not have control over the wifi routers I cannot assign fixed IP-addresses to ...
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No WiFi after flashing

A bit of history: I got this Samsung Galaxy S III from T-Mobile SGH-T999 Decided to to play with Cyanogenmod. Rooted my S3 - success Installed Cyanogenmod following instructions - success Got ...
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Galaxy Nexus sometimes loses home Wi-Fi network (Linksys E900)

I have Gnex stock 4.3, rooted. Sometimes it loses connection to home Wi-Fi, I take it and it has no Wi-Fi icon, and if I go to the settings it will say "Connecting..." and have one signal bar, it won'...
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Auto Wifi logout

When I login to my home wifi network through my LG G2, the login page dies as soon as I minimize that window. I have tried logging in with chrome, firefox, opera but the same problem persists. The ...
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internet slow on my tablet

I know this question has been asked over and over and I have searched for an answer but no one seems to have an good result. I have a new Prestigio Multipad 10.1. It's a nice tablet but I'm having ...
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Android phone cannot connect to internet via wireless, other devices can

I recently installed a new cable modem. After getting everything up & running, I can connect to the wireless router, and then to the internet, through laptops, desktops, and a Roku device, but I ...
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Android 4.0.4 tablet WiFi fails to connect due to bad authentication

I was already using the android 4.0.4 tablet with WiFi at my home. Very frustrated that when I just turned it on again today it was not able to connect. Actually, it does connect - There appears to ...
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Wifi passwords were not restored on a new device

I got a new galaxy nexus phone running 4.2.2 and I noticed my WiFi passwords were not restored to this device. I skipped the account login upon first start, but added it later on. Am I missing ...
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How to diagnose malfunctioning wifi?

Nexus One, cleared internal user storage to near-factory settings using the boot menu. My computer is connected to wifi, and I have a USB tether to my phone. But when I click on "Connect to wifi" -- ...
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How can I easily copy files from an Android device to a computer wirelessly via command line?

I need to copy jpegs from an Android phone's sdcard to a computer, ideally through command line (/storage/sdcard1/*.jpg to a remote location) I've tried Izzy's solution from this post like so: scp -...
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gsm call from pc via android phone

Is there a way to call from Windows PC using android phone connected via WiFi? I tried to use Remote Phone Call, but it's not so good you need be connected to phone via Bluetooth.
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Eclipse ROM on Droid X2 = no Wifi

Having a problem with a Droid X2 after installing the Eclipse ROM. The Wifi connection won't connect, and upon looking in the settings window it just says, "Error". Phone-> About shows version 2.3....
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LG P710 Optimus L7 II keep turning off the WiFi

I just bought my first Android phone, a LG P710 Optimus L7 II. I love it. Just one problem. For some reason, when i haven't used the phone for a little while, the WiFi disconnects. In Settings> WiFi> ...
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My Galaxy S3 refuses connection to home WiFi

I first go into settings then I go into and turn on Wi-Fi but every time I try to connect to my Wi-Fi it say "connecting, authenticating, disabled " and all my other devices connect perfectly
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How can I “Share To” a network folder from my photo gallery?

I have an HTC Thunderbolt running Ice Cream Sandwich If I open up my photo gallery and tap on a picture, the "Share" option appears. Clicking on this gives me some options, such as Facebook, ...
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WiFi HT40 Android device sync missing

I am using Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II, and both I have noticed in specifications are "WiFi HT40: supported". My problem is, that when I have mobile data active and connect to Wi-Fi, and ...
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Why does HTC Incredible S turn Wi-Fi on by itself?

Sometime after latest official update to Android 4.0 phone began to switch Wi-Fi on by itself when being in sleep mode (or maybe at other times). Reproduction: turn off the Wi-Fi, leave it in a Wi-Fi ...
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Use tablet as a Wi-Fi handsfree device?

My question is: Is there any way to use Tablet as a hands free adapter by Wi-Fi? With Access point created in the Tablet? "No internet" Device-To-Device lan connection. For Example: call (...
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How do I fix problems when going from 3G to a Wi-Fi connection that requires a login?

Whenever I'm in the basement of my university's science building, I have no cell signal, so I am forced use the school's WiFi network to get internet. However, for what seems like the better part of ...
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Asus Memo Pad HD7 wifi button is stuck at 'turning on wifi…'

My Asus MemoPad HD7 (ME173X) is unable to connect to wifi. When I go to the wifi settings, the on/off switch is in the off position. Moving it to on causes 'turning on wifi...' to come up, but nothing ...
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WiFi Connection problems Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

I have a Samsung Galaxy s3 mini. The wi-fi is turned on and the phone is not detecting my Trendnet 3G router at home. All my other devices e.g. laptop and BlackBery's are connecting seamlessly with ...
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CaptivePortalLogin crashes every time I try to join a network

Every time I try to join an unencrypted wifi network that is protected by a web login (e.g. in a hotel), I get a popup message saying "Android System: Sign in to a Wi-Fi network ", I click on this ...
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Lollipop 5.1 doesn't automatically connect to wi-fi

After I upgraded my Nexus 5 to Lollipop 5.1, it does not automatically connect to wi-fi because Google is blocked in China and then the phone treated it as no network connection. I have tried the ...
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ICS Wifi not blue and internet not working

I just bought a Phone here yesterday running with Android ICS, the first time I used the wifi was ok, no problem. But now, the wifi is not working sometimes even I have a strong wifi connection. My PC,...
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IOS style call/VoIP to all/specific devices on local network

I get my calls on a master device. I might not have that device with me all the time, but it is always connected to local network either on Wi-Fi or its own mobile hotspot. My carrier supports VoIP ...
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Cant disable wifi multicast and constant arriving of data packets on rooted Android

Problem : I'm using public wifi in my college. (They won't allow alternatives). At least 40,000 students are using it regularly. I keep receiving data packets from the moment I turn on wifi even ...
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What is the difference between “Improve accuracy” and “Google Location Accuracy” settings?

After visiting the location settings we see two similar options, both mentioning improving the location accuracy using WiFi and Bluetooth. The "Improve accuracy" option is part of the system ...

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