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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by MoodyBlues, May 23, 2020.

  1. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    In Developer Options, I just turned on its "Enable Wi-Fi Verbose Logging":

    Screenshot_20200522-201807.png

    ...and then asked myself, where is the Wi-Fi log stored? :thinking:

    And there I had myself! Help? :D
     



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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I just looked at my phone under developer settings, and it doesn't have it.

    Maybe it's something the manufacturer added?
     
  3. MoodyBlues

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    I don't know, @mikedt, but if I could find its log file I'd be very happy. :)
     
  4. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    The basic description for Enable Wi-Fi Verbose Logging refers to showing more in the Wi-Fi Picker so if you go to your Settings >> WiFi menu this will be evident when you toggle that option on or off -- stuff like channel frequency and router's MAC address.
    Otherwise it doesn't appear to be an actual increase what's being logged, it's more of a matter of just displaying relevant info or not. If you're on a rooted device the wpa_supplicant.conf file retains that info, and what gets displayed or not can be determined by toggling that option.
    /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf
    If your device isn't rooted, you can see that same data-set using an app like 'WiFi Analyzer (open-source)' by just tapping on a WiFi entry to display its details:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vrem.wifianalyzer&hl=en_US
     
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  5. MoodyBlues

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    MiXplorer Silver :D

    My device is not rooted--but MiXplorer gives me access to the entire device. I had already found--but dismissed without looking at it!--the file you mentioned. From its name, I deduced that it was a configuration file, not a log.
    I have an app coincidentally named 'WiFi Analyzer,' but hadn't even thought of looking in it. I was thinking strictly OS-level log file.

    As for 'verbose'...believe me, *I* know what that means! :eek: Most of my posts are quite guilty of being verbose, but I give explicit details to be sure they're clear to the OP.

    Thanks for your help, @svim. :)
     
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