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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Android One slow internet over time (Wifi)

I own a Xiaomi Mi A3 with Android One. My phone gets reaaaally slow internet connection every few months and stays that way until I factory reset it. It only happens on wifi, not on data. The wifi is ...
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Can android mobile device support the access to WiFi (No internet) and Mobile data which provides internet at the same time?

Question: I would like to connect android mobile device to WiFi Router (No internet) and to use mobile data simultaneously. The use case is, one android application works on LAN created by WiFi router ...
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Unable to connect Pixel Phone to TP Link WiFi extender

Please bear with me because I have very limited technical knowledge. I have successfully installed a TP Link WiFi range extender and my iPad connects to it fine. My Pixel phone detects the extender ...
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Open Wifi QR code on Android 8

I have an old Wileyfox 2x with Android 8.1 on it. When I try to open a 'WiFi QR code', instead of creating a new WiFi connection, the pseudo-URL is just opened in a browser window. Is this even ...
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How to transfer files from PC to Android via wifi without special software?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_11 came out in late 2020, when most home networks use wifi. After searching for hours, I have been unable to find a built-in way of transferring files from my ...
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Changing Android Studio Emulator from localhost:port to 192.168.x.x

I am trying to figure out how to change Android Studio's Emulator so that it can be reached from a different IP from the host machine. Currently I can access it at localhost:5554. I am trying to start ...
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Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) causing a 100ms latency overhead on Android device

So the issue is that I have a Samsung M01 (Android 10) which is having a 100ms overhead latency. Basically pinging the router gives me a average of 110ms of latency. So after going around tweaking ...
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Wifi Card / Mobile Hot Spot

I am learning about networking, specifically the data link to session layers. I have an extra android phone I have been learning with on various things, and I am at the point where the application ...
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Tasker profile to turn off WiFi if while on the move (e.g. on bus) so open networks don't temporarily connect

I'm trying to get into Tasker. It seems useful but fairly buggy. Maybe because I'm on Android 11 with root. When I'm on the bus playing games, it gets interrupted when an open WiFi comes in range and ...
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wifi speed is perfect in laptop but very low in mobile why?

isp : gtpl phone : poco F1 plan : 40 mbps down and half of it upload router settings : channel 6 and frequancy auto security : WPA - Personal note : both test were on wifi, laptop was not connected ...
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Switch from Wifi to mobile data while roaming

We use international SIM cards in our our standard Android phones (SAMSUNG XCover4s). When they opperate in a weak Wifi environment, we would like them to be supported by the mobile data connection or ...
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Is there an application or a method to test the positioning on Android only by wi-fi access points?

I need to test positioning only by wi-fi access points.But when I turn on geolocation on my Android device the position is calculated by GPS+ GSM + Wi-fi. My device doesn't give the option to save ...
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Turn on adb network mode on device without USB connection

I am debugging an app using a phone-PC combination which has USB issues. I can successfully establish a wifi connection using 'adb tcpip 555' then 'adb connect 1.2.3.4' However, sometimes I can't ...
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New Galaxy A10e Galaxy install gets 250mbps over WiFi then slows down to 30mbps after mainstream apps install (nothing special). Why?

I factory reset my Galaxy A10e then immediately install Ookla's Speed Test app. Over Wifi I get 100 to 200mbps on repeated tests. After installing basic mainstream apps like Spotify, Pandora, etc and ...
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where is the “Keep wi-fi on during sleep” settings in Samsung s9?

My Samsung S9 phone wi-fi connection goes off when it goes to sleep mode (after a while whenever the screen turns off ). I've found there where a setting option called "Keep wifi on during sleep&...
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Hosting a hotspot without signaling metered connection

Currently, I am running a hotspot from an Android phone as my home network. The cellular plan for this phone has unlimited data. When I host the hotspot, connected devices detect that this hotspot has ...
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Is it possible to connect to a WiFi network using the router's MAC address and not the broadcasted SSID on Android?

Assuming that there are many hotspots broadcasting the same SSID, is it possible to "force" my Android phone to connect to a specific network by using a unique identifier, for example the ...
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Wifi stops working at random

I have a Galaxy S20, which is having a problem with wireless networks (for around a week, maybe a few days more). It will always connect to them fine, but after a certain (somewhat random) amount of ...
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Change 5 GHz Wi-Fi Access Point channel

Is it possible to set or change the channel of the Android Wi-Fi AP? No matter it is using root or non root methods. I'm currently on Android 10.
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Some apps only work on wifi

I have a few apps on my phone that for some reason only work on wifi. It is an email client and a public transportation app. I tried reinstalling the apps, clear cache and data, clear cache, and data ...
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Android phone: suddenly unable to connect to wifi

I'm having trouble connecting to a wifi network on my android phone. I was connecting just fine for the last few months, but today it just stopped connecting. It's not airplane more, and I haven't run ...
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Wifi works only on safe mode on pixel 3XL

I'm an happy owner of the Google Pixel 3XL. It's been working like a charm for ages, but since a few weeks, the WiFi & Bluetooth started to fail after a few hours for system uptime. I first ...
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Tap here to sign in to network

Asus ROG 2 Phone 17.0240.2009.49 Not Rooted Happens All the time Wifi Connection in my home Ever since updating to 17.0240.2009.49, my phone has been listing one of my wifi connections as "...
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is a way to disable auto connect to wifi that don't need password?

it is really annoying that my mobile phone will auto connect to wifi that don't need password such as those ones in shopping center, most of time they need you to fill up a form to register first ...
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Set fixed BSSID in LineageOS16 / Android

I'm searching for a way to set the BSSID my OnePlus One (running LineageOS 16) is connecting to. I started adb shell as root and tried to change the BSSID in /data/misc/wifi/WifiConfigStore.xml, but ...
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Counting the number of mobile phones in communication range with an Android phone

It is clearly possible to count how many WiFi devices are in the communication range using a computer with a wireless card. The idea apparently is to sniff WiFi probe requests coming from the WiFi ...
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Getting a non-PIE Kitkat app to run on Marshmallow

I own a Nexus 7 (2012) and it is possible with this tablet to run a software called 'bcmon' that will put the wifi chipset in monitor mode and let you inject de-auth frame to capture WPA handshakes. ...
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Connection issues

My Wi-Fi connection was very inconsistent, in times it would just be on 'Saved', and sometimes it's connected. I thought that I could maybe fix the issue by changing the last number of my IP address. ...
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how to connect and disconnect from WiFi using ADB (not a root user)?

I found this project which allows me to connect to a WiFi through ADB commands not being a root user. I was wondering if anyone knows how to disconnect also from ADB and not being a root user. ...
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How to monitor device with excessive wifi usage

My younger sister has an Amazon Kindle Fire 10", and according to xfinity it uses more data than the entire rest of the household combined. This morning I opened the xfi app, and found that this trend ...
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Upgraded to Android 10 - can't change MAC address

Today I upgraded to Android 10, more precisely to unofficial build of Lineage OS. My phone is Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (whyred). I am used to changing my MAC address, because our school tracks network ...
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Cannot connect to xfinitywifi on Google Pixel 3a

I just bought a Google Pixel 3a phone, I cannot connect to xfinitywifi. I have no problem with many other Wi-Fi. What happened is like this: When I tap xfinitywifi at the Wi-Fi list, I can see that ...
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Connect Android device to Wifi for internet and ethernet simultaneously

I have a Samsung tablet where I want to use wifi for internet connection and ethernet to communicate to other network devices connected to it such as Field Bus Coupler etc simultaneously. Right now ...
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Getting “ssid bytes size out of range” error on Android 10 if WiFi is enabled

I have OnePlus 7 Pro that got updated to Android 10. Since then, the phone randomly reboots. It seems it's related to WiFi since the random reboots almost never happen when WiFi is turned off (...
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Android “Nearby” ( set up nearby device ) - “No devices Found”

trying to migrate over from 1 mobile to other . Older is on 7.0 and newer is 9.x aka Pie. Both devices have bluetooth and wi-fi turned on. In fact one sees the other on a bluetooth scan and they ...
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Which Android system file(s) should I change to connect only to specific Wi-Fi hotspots

I would like to make change in some file under the root so that Android on my device be able to connect only to specific Wi-Fi hotspots by their names and be disable to connect to all others hotspots. ...
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AndroidTV Access Point

I got an Android 9 TV Box with root access connected via LAN. Now I want to use the WLAN as an access point/bridge with same SSID/password and after the handover the IP should stay the same. The basic ...
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incorrectly receiving DNS settings from AP when connecting to public wifi

I had to fly recently. The flight had in-flight entertainment through gogoinflight, but I couldn't access it on my phone while everyone around me could. I thought the problem was with the router but ...
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VPN not working on Android when on Wifi Network

I have a Synology NAS server that has a L2TP/IPSec PSK VPN Server running. I used to connect to it with my Android phone (Version 7) (and previously with my iPhone) just fine. Whether I was on 4G or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Overlay a live WiFi camera image

I am using a WiFi endoscope camera with an Acer Android tablet, for woodturning hollow forms. The camera points to a cutter on the same structure as the camera so that the camera is always focussed on ...
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OEM Unlocking Greyed out after Android 8.1 Update. (Lenovo Tab4 10)

I purchased a Lenovo Tab 4 10, I enabled OEM Unlocking, Unlocked the Bootloader to root my tablet, and when I booted back into the Android OS it had an update, so I updated it, rebooted, re-enabled ...
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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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Phone send MANY packages

I'm desperate here. Earlier, I accessed my modem to check out the IPs in my network. The network was configured with DHCP (with a considerable time to expire), and I didn't recognize 3 or 4 IPs: most ...
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Android phone fails to communicate using IPv6

I observe the following problem with my Android phone (Sony Xperia XZ, Andoid Oreo 8.0.0) Though the phone seems to have a correct set of IPV6 addresses it fails to communicate when I use IPV6. the ...
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How to set data limit to a metered wlan?

For Android 7, we can set a WLAN (wifi connection network) to a metered WLAN, which work similar like a cellular network. For cellular network, we are able to set data limit. So, the question is, ...

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