Start off by connecting both your Android device and your PC to a WiFI access point. Now open the Android terminal application and run netcfg to find out the ip address that was assigned to your Android device.
*** Android on-device console *** netcfg
You should now be able to ping your Android device. Replace x.x.x.x with the actual ip address of your Android device:
*** PC console *** ping x.x.x.x
Now activate “ADB over Network”. Cyanogenmod offers a developer friendly checkbox to let you do this. On a stock Android system you can do the same, by invoking the following commands:
*** Android on-device console *** setprop service.adb.tcp.port 5555 stop adbd && start adbd
(Yes, it can be rather inconvenient to enter this on a mobile device. Please make sure to read “Creating Android script files” further below. Good news is: you will not need to use your on-device terminal again.)
In order to ADB connect over WiFi, run the following command. Always replace x.x.x.x with the actual ip address of your Android device:
*** PC console *** adb connect x.x.x.x
Please make sure to activate “Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep” (under Wi-Fi / Advanced).