Keep your Android wireless connection alive 24*7. Yes, you read it right. In this article I am providing my readers with a step by step tutorial on how to keep your android wireless connection connected.
There are various connections available on an Android phone like GPRS, 3G, WiFi which may timeout very easily. However, this may sometimes also result in no notifications from the applications such as Gmail, Viber, Whatsapp and etc. Most of the times it happens with the GPRS connections. Like we also see sometimes when the Wi-Fi the connection is not proper , it gets disconnected which results in cancellation of all the downloading data.
However, this problem can very easily be fixed with an Android phone. The problem arises when no activity is being worked on by the wireless connection , so the simple solution to it is that introduce some activities that should run on the wireless connection so that it is not idle at any time.
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How can this be done?
A very compatible and simple way to make the connection available at all times is to maintain a simple Ping.
What is a Ping?
According to Wikipedia “Ping is a computer network administration utility used to test the reachability of a host on an Internet Protocol (IP) network and to measure the round-trip time for messages sent from the originating host to a destination computer. The name comes from the active sonar terminology which sends a pulse of sound and listens for the echo to detect objects underwater.”
Put in simple language, we may define Ping as a command which is used to send a particular packet of data from a source host to a remote host and however, it checks the particular network for any kind of errors and timeout. However, a ping is used to keep a connection working at all times.
How to test the ping for any connection?
Firstly, you have to open the command prompt (cmd) from the start button. In the command console, for example you can type “ping www.technosocio.com” and you have to type this on the command console without using the Quotation mark. Typing this will send packets with a series of 32 Bytes to the site written above. You may also see that it send 4 batches of these packets.To maintain this ping for a longer period or for an infinite duration you may use the command “ping www.technosocio.com -t” where this “-t” represents the traceroute command. For getting any help or to get the list of operators for the ping command you may simply type “ping” in the command console.
By using this command on your Android phone you can keep the wireless connection active on your phone. For performing ping on an android phone we need a terminal and for that you may need to follow some steps.
Steps on How to keep your android wireless connection connected:
Step 1: Go to Google play store on your phone and search for the application “Terminal Emulator”.
Step 2: Download and install it on your phone.
Step 3: Open the application when it has been installed.
Step 4: Type “ping www.google.com” to start the ping operation.
Step 5: Press the Home button and the Terminal emulator application will run in the background and it will not stop unless you stop it manually.
Points to be remembered while using this application :
- Do not use this application on a limited data plan as smaller bits and bytes add up to a quite large amount.
- Never move this application to an SD Card , as the application will not run in background anymore.