Connecting Android devices to Android Debug Bridge (ADB) via WiFii or LAN

  • Connect device to the USB.
    • Install the device drivers.(Tip: If device fails to install then Install driver Manually. Point the location of driver to <android-sdk-folder>\google-usb_driver. You should have installed the USB driver package for this)
    • Finish installing the drivers and restart adb
      • adb kill-server
      • adb start-server
  • Connect the device to wifi or lan
  • Type the following command and hit return
    adb tcpip 5555
    //5555 can be any valid port number. use non-defined ports to prevent conflicts. 5555 is default.
  • Now type the following
    adb connect
    // is the IP of your device
    //to find the ip of your device do the following
    //Settings -> Wireless & Networks ->Wi-Fi Settings
    //click on the connected Wifi Connection
    //Note your IP Address:
  • adb devices
    //now you can see the list of devices connected
  • To rever back to normal USB connect the device to usb and run the following command
    adb usb

One comment on “Connecting Android devices to Android Debug Bridge (ADB) via WiFii or LAN

  • You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complicated and very broad for me.
    I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

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