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Not Getting Internet On Wi-Fi Network

When I connect my phone to Network-A, it gets internet just fine. But when I connect it to Network-B, I don't get internet from it. The strange thing is that it does not say "Limited", and every other ...
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How can I connect to Wi-Fi with a Windows Mobile through WPS?

Is it possible to connect to a wifi network using WPS Pin and a Windows Mobile (PocketPC) phone? Note: I know windows mobile is old but I really need to do that and Windows mobile is previous version ...
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Lumia 530 (Denim) don't turn off WiFi when screen goes to standby

I've run into some strange behaviour. I connected my new Lumia 530 to Whatsapp Web so that I can chat on WhatsApp from my computer. However, every time the phone goes in standby, connection is lost - ...
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Nokia 730 WiFi issue

my Nokia 730 is connecting to my Mblaze home wifi but web pages are not opening.Whenever I try to use any app., it show no internet connection, but notification bar shows full wifi connectivity.Please ...
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Phone is unable to connect to any Wi-Fi network

My Lumia 925 is able to recognize all Wi-Fi networks in the vicinity when I switch on the Wi-Fi. However, it is not able to connect to any network when I try. it says: "Can't connect to this Wi-Fi ...
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Wifi Problem on lumia 720

I have a Lumia 720 and from time to time it simply won't connect to my work wifi. At home, university and some other places it works fine. But some times it won't work at my company. For other people ...
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Windows [Phone] 8.1 Internet Connection Sharing: Mobile Device says “No Internet Access”

I have a laptop running Windows 8.1 (without Update 1). I have setup ICS like this: Charms > Settings > Network > Network Name (Mobile Broadband) Share this Connection = on It turns on ...
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Geofencing+Cortana vs scanning for Wifi

I'm looking at the 'turn on near my favourite places' functionality, and wondering whether it is really going to save battery. Which takes more energy? Scanning for wifi, or running geofencing and ...
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Wifi and notification issues

I am owner of a Lumia 820 for two years now. I like Windows Phone, but since the 8.1 update I am experiencing issues with the wifi connection and my notifications. The main thing is that I am not ...
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Why one cannot use Wifi and Internet Sharing simultaneously?

I have been using internet sharing with ease but I don't understand why one could not use Wifi simultaneously while sharing Internet with other devices. It has been same for Android also, so there has ...
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My Nokia Lumia-925 unable to connect with my office Wifi [duplicate]

My phone Nokia Lumia-925 unable to connect to my office Wifi since yesterday!!! It appeared the message: " Can't connect. Your phone can't connect to the Wifi network xxxxxx". even it can sense my ...
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Stream Itunes library to Windows Phone

I have a large library of music in my laptop wich is a mac. I also have a lumia 920 and I would love to stream my Itunes library via Wi-Fi to mi Lumia. Ie. I wan't to play the library from my laptop ...
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Wi-Fi is automatically turning off whenever the screen locks itself

I have a Lumia 730 and the Wi-Fi is automatically turning off whenever the screen locks itself. This is very annoying because I am not getting Whatsapp notifications when the phone is in my pocket. I ...
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How can I force connection to my home wifi verses public wifi?

I get some wifi signal from a hotspot outside my building from my cable company. But I only want to connect when my home wifi is out of range. How can I set a prefered order of wifi connections?
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Can't use mobile data or wifi after phone reset

My phone is a Nokia Lumia 625, with the Cyan update. I've only had it for a few months, and recently it has been freezing on me, requiring me to turn it off again and again. I tried resetting the ...
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Use EAP-TTLS certificate with Windows Phone

I'm trying to connect our university's WiFi network but it requires a TTLS (PAP) certificate for authentication. And there is no certificate for Windows Phone, only for Android, Windows, Mac OS and ...
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WiFi keeps getting disconnected when I turn off screen?

I have a Lumia 610, running on WP 7.8 For some reason, whenever I turn off the screen, my WiFi keeps getting disconnected. This isn't in the settings. Any way to fix this?
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How to use the Wifi-LAN feature of this Chess game?

I have downloaded this chess application and it supports wifi lan game. I want to know how i can use this feature? My friend and I want to play chess against each other he has an latest Android ...
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Unable to turn on WiFi on Nokia Lumia 925

I've been running Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview on a Nokia Lumia 925 for the past few weeks and everything has been fine. I come into work this morning and I notice that the WiFi is off. I tried ...
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How to find the password of a WiFi network?

My phone (a Nokia Lumia 520) is connected to a WiFI network but I've forgotten the password. Is there any way I can get the password of the wifi network that I am currently connected to?
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Does the 920 support 5 GHz Wi-Fi?

I'm thinking of buying a new home router. I can see that there are a lot of 5 GHz routers out there in the wild. Is the 920 compatible with 5 GHz networks? (802.11n and 802.11ac)
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How to disable WiFi straight from the Action Center?

The new Action Center in Windows Phone 8.1 is great, I can set WiFi on/off as one of the quick actions and enable it with just one tap. However, when I try to disable WiFi from the Action Center, it ...
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WiFi vs Mobile Data: Battery usage

Case 1: I use the mobile WiFi for Internet usage (assuming normal usage - majority of the time, phone being idle with intermittent Internet usage). Case 2: I keep WiFi off, and use the mobile's data ...
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Does Windows Phone support EAP SIM?

My carrier here in Brazil provide some WiFi hotspots for theirs customers as a way to avoid them to worry about the data plan. You don't need a password you just need you phone has compatibility ...
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Cannot use mobile internet when in range of wifi

I have a problem with using mobile internet on my Nokia Lumia 925. When my wifi is on, everything works as it should. When I turn off wifi, my phone should switch to mobile internet (this is turned ...
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Cortana can't turn off WiFi

Asking Cortana to "Turn off WiFi" searches information in Bing, and does not turns off WiFi as expected. This technique works to turn off WiFi on two others phone that I've tried.
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Unable to turn on/off wifi

I am having Lumia 620,i am unable to turn on/off my wifi.In the settings menu it is showing as turned on for Wifi but when i click on the wifi option it shows as off.I am unable to turn it on and it ...
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Is it possible to migrate WiFi settings from one phone to another?

My old phone knows about several (well, 13) WiFi networks over time (so, things like home, parents, friends, work, etc) - is it possible to migrate these known networks between two phones (or even ...
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Channel bonding on Lumia 1020

How do I setup channel bonding for my Lumia 1020 with Linksys E1000 router? For the router WiFi setting, I already set its channel width to Auto (20/40hz), but still getting 20Mbps instead of 50Mbps ...
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Lumia black update for Lumia 520 [duplicate]

I have no Wifi connection anywhere near my place. I'm not able to download the Black update because of this. Please could someone tell me how to update the phone without a Wifi connection?
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cannot access the Internet on my nokia lumia 920

I changed my modem/router from Huawei to Linksys WAG320N recently. My lumia 920 says it's connected to my wifi at home but will not display any web pages. A search on the internet asked to check if ...
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Lumia 520 unable to connect to WPA2 Enterprise WiFi

My Lumia 520 absolutely refuses to connect to my university campus wifi, which would be ideal as lectures like pushing content to our intranet. The phone keeps asking for my username and password. ...
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static ip on windows phone 8

Can I use static ip on wp8 ? In my office they use ip addresses over wifi network . If I want to connect through the wifi it requires to put IP,Subnet Mask,Gateway and DNS Server. On Android or iOS we ...
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Does Windows Phone support EAP TLS?

Is it true that Windows Phone currently doesn't have support for EAP-TLS when connecting to wifi networks? If so, are there any workarounds?
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Slow wifi connection to Airport Extrem

When I connect my Nokia 620 (firmware 1030.6407.1308.0001) to my home wireless, an Airport extreme version 7.6.3, it takes 2 minuts to load a webpage and causes timeout errors in many other ...
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Backup of saved Wi-Fi networks

I am thinking to switch from WP7.8 to WP8. There are many Wi-Fi networks which are saved in my mobile. Is it able to backup these along with their information like password, proxy etc and restore the ...
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Cannot connect to secure wifi network

On my Nokia Lumia 620, whenever I try to connect to a secure wi-fi network that uses WPA2 Enterprise for security and 802.1x (PEAP using MSCHAPv2) as its authentication method, I get an error message ...
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WP app to manage phone like Android's AirDroid?

I am using HTC 8s Window 8 Phone, before this phone I was using an Android phone and am very attached and used to using this app called "AirDroid" AirDroid is a fast ,free app that lets you ...
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how to know a wifi hotspot's detail info?

i have a WP7.5 device which can connect to company network(a hotspot) using my domain account, i want to know the detail informations about this wifi, so i can set other devices properly to connect to ...
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How can I connect to Wifi when the confirmation screen doesn't open up?

I often use my Windows 7.5 phone at places with free Wifi, e.g. Starbucks. These often have a confirmation screen such that simply makes you check a check box and press a button to accept their terms, ...
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DNS issues when connected to wireless network without cellular data connection

I am having issues using my Windows Phone on any wifi network, because for some reason DNS lookup doesn't seem to be working. I discovered it first when I was for holiday in Germany last week and ...
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Wifi HotSpot in Lumia 800

I am using a nokia lumia 800 windows phone having OS windwos phone 7.5 mango. Is there any way to use my phone as wifi hotspot? if anybody know please share..
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Does Windows Phone roam between wifi access points?

If there is a network composed of access points with the same SSID (such as a business or large house with multiple APs). Does windows phone automatically switch to the strongest signal without ...
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Error While Connecting Mobile to ad hoc WiFi network

I am able to create an ad hoc WiFi network on my laptop and it is waiting for users. Now when I try to connect from my windows phone 7.5 I can find this WiFi, but when I supply the password it says ...
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Which uses more battery power, WiFi or 4G? [closed]

I hope this is a general enough question that doesn't vary too much by phone model, but suppose at school or work you have a WiFi connection, which would use less battery power over the course of a ...
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App to test WiFi signal strength

I'm looking for a way to map my network dead spots. Are there any marketplace apps that display a signal strength meter to assist in something like this? I've looked at TestMyNet but it only seems to ...
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Why does it take so long for the phone fall back to WIFI when I have weak GPRS/3G?

When I'm at home I have a really bad data signal. I barely get standard GPRS signal... No EDGE or HSPDA. But I have a WIFI router 5 meters from where I sit with my phone and laptop. My laptop have ...
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How can I tell whether I'm getting data via Wi-Fi or phone network?

There are occasions when my Wi-Fi is fully lit but data traffic is slow and patchy (like it's coming over the phone network). If I lose phone signal, internet connectivity fails completely. Meanwhile, ...
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Is the Wi-Fi symbol always supposed to have “full connection”

The symbol in the top bar always shows the 4 bars, when WIFI is activated. Is this normal, or should it (as on iPhone) represent the WIFI strength?
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Do we have an app for Testing cellular/WiFi latency, http compression, etc

I am looking for an app to give me status of my Cellular connection statistics such as: Download throughput Upload throughput Network latency. It will be nice if can get the same statistics for my ...