Questions tagged [wifi]

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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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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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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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Any solution for 3G traffic counting?

Can I see my traffic somewhere in settings? Is there some app doing this? Or any app for jailbreaked devices? It's kind of basic feature nowadays, when internet connection is necessary.
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How to pin WiFi settings on the start screen?

Is there a way to pin a shortcut to the WiFi settings on the start screen? It's just one extra click, but sometimes I need it really fast.
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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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How to add static IP in lumia 630

how can i add static IP in Nokia Lumia 630 ?? Currently there is no option in settings. Is there any other way where i can directly insert static IP in system through any software ??
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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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WP app to manage phone like Android's AirDroid?

I am using HTC 8S Windows Phone. Previously, 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 wirelessly ...
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Finding Eduroam WiFi Certifications

I need certificate to connect to WiFi. If I visit webpage where I can download certificate I can easily install it, but I have downloaded wrong certificate. I t seems impossible to find certificates ...
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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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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 do I turn off auto disabling of the modem mode when loss of the network?

I use my Lumia 830 with running Windows 10 Mobile as WiFi hotspot. When the phone loses the network for any reason, it turns off the WiFi hotspot mode and I must enable it again myself. How do I fix ...
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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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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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Existing WiFi connections need restart to work

I currently have a Nokia Lumia 930. The major annoyance at the moment is that at times it just wouldn't connect to any existing network unless restarted. Turning WiFi off and back on doesn't solve ...
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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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Can't connect to a Wi-Fi network

My phone is on Windows 10 Mobile, build 10586.242. I can't connect to my home wifi network whereas other devices can. I've tried forgetting the network and reconnecting, but my phone says "unable to ...
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Lock screen Buttons disappeared

I am using Microsoft Lumia 540. I updated my Lumia with insider updates from fast ring. Now my phone is showing three problems. Lock screen buttons are disappeared, that's why I am unable to input 4 ...
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what does this icon means in windows phone while wifi is on.

I just noticed that whenever my WiFi is on this icon appears in between. I searched about this icon and I got information about it which says that this icon appears when "WiFi connection is being used ...
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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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How can I set my Windows 7 Phone's default DNS server?

I have a strange issue with my internet connection, where people coming over to my house are sometimes unable to connect to the internet. On my own computers I have also experienced the issue, but I ...
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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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How does Windows Phone consume cellular data?

I wonder how is my data used when I'm not on the wifi? Am I avaliable on FB, does my email check ferquently? I don't want to consume my internet for non-sense like FB and E-mails until I go into app ...
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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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Is there any way to trick WP7 to use Data connection as Wi-fi(larger marketplace downloads)?

What I would like to do, is make my WP7 device see my Data Connection as a Wi-Fi connection to download larger apps from the Marketplace when I am away from home or away from a wi-fi connection. ...
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Anyone ever get EAP-TLS working on Windows 10 Mobile?

I've been forever trying to get EAP-TLS working with Windows Phone 8.1 and now Windows 10 Mobile. I just can't get it to prompt for a certificate. The certificate is self signed but works fine with ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Windows Phone 8.1 does not allow file transfer when internet sharing mode

I just want to know why Windows Phone 8.1 does not allow file transfer when internet sharing mode but allows when WiFi mode. In android file transfer is allowed in both the modes (using ShareIt, Zapya,...
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Why is my wifi status always showing data transfer is happening? Are there any diagnostic tools to help find out?

Recently, I have noticed that my phone's wifi status is continually showing data transferring. That is, the arrow in the upper left corner of the status icon is always being displayed. I am sure that ...
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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 on)...
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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 to/...
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Lumia 735 unable to access WPA2 home WiFi

I have Lumia 535 Dual SIM and Lumia 735. Using second phone I'm unable to connect1 to a WPA2 secured home WiFi network, even though I'm connecting to the same network without any problems, when using ...
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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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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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I can't connect my phone to my WiFi network

I've tried EVERYTHING to connect my phone to my WiFi again and it keeps saying "your phone can't connect to the WiFi network", it doesn't say try again later anymore.
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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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Windows 10 Insider Preview - Lumia 920, wifi not working after install

Last night I installed the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview (Slow) (Build 10.0.10166.0) Everything seems ok, but when I try enable the wi-fi an error popup is shown (in spanish) that say something ...
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Windows Phone apps not working through proxy server

I'm using Windows Phone 8.1 and my college Wi-Fi uses proxy servers to connect. Apps like WhatsApp, Hike, Skype, etc. don't work through proxy servers. Can any of you help?
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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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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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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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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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windows 10 mobile wifi no connections available

Me and my girlfriend both have a Lumia 735 running windows 10 mobile. My WiFi is working fine. However my girlfriend has the same problem every evening, being that the phone doesn't connect to any ...
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Wi-Fi Connection Not Working

I have my phone connected to Wi-Fi, but it just says "We can not connect to internet try sometime after." I have tried the following steps but it doesn't help anything: Turn off Bluetooth Turn off ...