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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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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How to do port forwarding over Android USB tethering?

So, for the time being I'm stuck plugging my phone into my PC and using USB tethering to connect to Wi-Fi. One of my games requires port forwarding for online play, and I'm having trouble getting it ...
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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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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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Does “Data Saver” also apply to metered Wi-Fi?

The section Use Android Nougat’s "Data Saver" (Android 7.0+) under this site How to Restrict Background Data for Metered Wi-Fi Networks on Android mentions: Android 7.0 Nougat introduced a much ...
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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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Galaxy J3 Wi-Fi issues (Android 8.0.0)

Expected functionality: Wi-Fi works. Actual functionality: Wi-Fi sometimes connects and works fine. Other times, it will say "Internet connection may not be available." Sometimes it will say "...
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Android not connecting to server on LAN

I am unable to connect to the SSH server on my desktop from my Android (Oreo 8.1) device over Wifi. Here is the setup: Android and Ubuntu desktop are both connected to my Wifi, which is connected on ...
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Galaxy S6 (international ver) not auto-connecting to WiFi

I have a Galaxy S6 SM-G920F that will not auto-connect to WiFi starting several weeks ago. This appears similar to what is mentioned in Galaxy S6 and S7 not auto-connecting to WiFi except I don't ...
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WiFi Disconnect also disconnects Bluetooth

I have a new problem that has started in the last few weeks that's been getting more and more annoying. I have a Samsung Galaxy J7 with Android 7.0. It seems now whenever there's some momentary ...
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mac address randomization on NON-rooted Android 8.1 phone for both wifi and mobile data

I am trying to force my box to (up to date as of posting, NOT rooted Xiomi Redmi Note 5 with Android 8.1.0 OPM1.17 with security patch 2018-09-01., kernel 4.4.78perf+, gui is MIUI v10.0.2.) ...
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Wi-fi not working on Android at home

My wifi is not working on my Android 4.4 tablet, but the tablet says it is connected (although the icon is red rather than the usual white) and the router says the tablet is connected. The tablet ...
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How to ignore specific ssid from scanning?

I would like to block neighbour wifi named 'akx" from scanning. that means my cellphone not show this wifi network when finished scanning.
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Wifi status 'Connected, no internet'. Can access all internet resources I've tested

Related question I've put a new router into the office to run our 'guest' wireless network. It's a FRITZ!box 3490. Android devices connected via both 2.4 and 5G are showing as 'connected, no ...
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Annoying wifi scanning popup wont stop in Huawei Honor 9 lite

few days ago I started getting a popup message which read ''by turning on WiFi scanning, apps and services can scan for WiFi networks at any time, even When WiFi is off.'' I proceeded to turn WiFi ...
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Block Probe Requests (SSID leak / active WiFi scan)

I have a simple question. I don't want my Android devices to do active WiFi scans because this way the SSIDs of all APs the device has ever connected to get leaked. How can I block all probe requests?...
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How to connect to PEAP MSCHAPv2 Wi-Fi using system certificates in Android 8.0 Oreo?

This is in followup to a similar question about Android 7.1 How to connect to PEAP MSCHAPv2 Wi-Fi using system certificates in Android 7.1 Nougat? In there is said: "Android 7.1 has introduced some ...
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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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Cannot logon to a “captive portal” wi-fi network

I am unable to connect to any wi-fi networks that require a login through what I assume is captive portal. This worked fine for perhaps a year but has stopped working recently. I am running Android 8....
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How to temporarily spoof ᴍᴀᴄ address without root?

There are many claims that’s it’s possible to change Wi‑Fi ᴍᴀᴄ address temporarily, but each time there’s a permission error when running one of the command. How to temporarily change ᴍᴀᴄ address ...
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Motorola G4 random no internet via WiFi

When connected to WiFi at home, my Android phone randomly says there is no internet connection with the WiFi and it switches to 4G. There is no notification of this. An exclamation mark will be shown ...
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Problems with Internet via home WiFi, mobile data and other WiFis work fine

I'm having various problems with two Android phones in my home WiFi: from time to time, the phones can't connect to the WiFi at all (despite stored credentials) -- happens only rarely can connect, ...
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Android 6.0.1 (rooted) blocking usb tethering of wifi connection (carrier has no problem)

I know there are a number of questions on similar topics but I believe my issue is different, let me explain: I'm in Spain where the carriers do allow usb tethering of wifi connections (the phone is ...
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How to prevent S7 edge from connecting to open WiFi networks?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge running Android 8.0. Is there a way to prevent the phone from connecting to open wifi networks? If wifi is on, the phone will always connect to any open network within ...
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Cannot connect to Wifi iptables error

Lately my Google Pixel 2 will not connect to my Homewifi. It tries to connect all the time. Looking into the Log I get an iptables error: 05-06 10:03:56.253 1120-1355/? D/RecurrenceRule: Resolving ...
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Only one network interface active at a time in Android

I was looking into the network configurations in Android devices. Android makes WI-FI as the default network preference. And I noticed only one network interface can be active at a time in Android. ...
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Strange wifi issue

Something strange happened today with my Asus Zenfone Go. I was configuring the device as new after a remote erase (I erased it with find my device). Before asking for my Gmail account it was asking ...
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WiFi Calling on an Unsecured network

I recently upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy S7 Active to an S8 Active(G892A). In doing so I have encountered an issue with the new OS and WiFi calling. Thus far, I have been unable to establish a WiFi ...
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LG G Pad F7.0 WIFI can't see 5.0GHz

I recently purchased a 2018 Pacifica Hybrid with the U-Connect Theater system. This system allows mirror casting with compatible Android Devices. Miracast is available on my LG G Pad, but it can't see ...
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Understanding Excessive Battery Drain on Note 8 (Nougat 7.1.1)

I'm suffering from excessive battery drains on Note 8, Nougat 7.1.1. The battery drain is excessive when on idle mode/when the phone is asleep. I have installed BetterBatteryStats (gave it all ...
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My phone(VF-696) automatically switch it's wifi off for some strange reasons

My phone(VF-696) automatically switch it's wifi off for some strange reasons,so hw do i fix it because if i switch it on,it doesn't last for a minute then its off
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Data Monitoring for OTA update

After enabling Data Monitoring, if I do OTA update download and install, will data used during OTA download be monitored?
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Asus Zenfone Max3 not connecting to wifi!

My phone is Asus zenphone 3 MAX. My problem is with the wifi. The wifi stops working and wont reconnect after couple of hours of use. I need to stop my phone and restart it in order for the phone to ...
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My phone says that its unable to connect to some apps

I have an Samsung J5 (2016) and since the afternoon I cant connect to whatsapp playstore youtube ebay and some other apps, the odd here is that it shows on the top that is connected and I can use apps ...
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Phone not finding ANY wifi networks

Suddenly my phone is failing to recognise any wifi networks. It just keeps on searching and searching but nothing appears in the list. The only thing I have done recently was I had it in airline ...
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Wireless vs data connection

Assume there is a 4G access point or router for internet connection, e. g. Dlink 953. That means a sim card is inserted to the access point. So the internet is routed via the data connection defined ...
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Whatsapp is receiving immediately but sending takes about 10 minutes

recently i tried to send some pictures to my whatsapp status but then all of a sudden nothing wants to send anymore. i have tried all troubleshooting measures indicated on the web but nothing seems ...
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The Wi-fi on my UMDIGI keeps switching off on its own

The Wi-fi on my UMDIGI keeps switching off on its own. i have checked the setting and seems normal. all work colleagues have the same problem and the problem started at the same time !
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Wifi stuck in “Obtaining IP address”, but connects in another area

When I am at my desk at work the Wifi does not connect to my phone and I get stuck looping in "obtaining IP address". However if I step away from my desk to another part of the building, my phone ...
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Wifi turning off automatically when turned on

My phone is lenovo vibe k5: I am facing the issue when I turn WiFi on, its turning on-off continuously! "Scanning Always Available" Is Also Turned Off and there is not any saved network... Still I ...
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My wifi will not stay on anymore

I have a Android 5.1 system a few day ago my wifi started turning it self off now it will not stay on for more than 5 minutes. I been through setting up and down I can find anything wrong accept one ...

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