Tethering is using a smartphone to act as a modem for another device.

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Can't tether or hotspot my unlocked AT&T phone with T-Mobile

I've purchased an unlocked AT&T phone LGE LG-D800 After calling T-Mobile and configuring APN, I can now get 4G. However, I still can't tether. The T-mobile rep said I am out of luck and can't ...
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How to debug non-rooted Nexus 5 Android 5.0.1 tethering issue?

I normally use tethering a lot but hadn't since the 5.0 update and so didn't notice this issue. Now my Nexus 5 is at 5.0.1 and today I needed to tether and found that it doesn't work. Phone is Nexus ...
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Force new Mobile IP

I'm using my droid phone, running KitKat, to wifi tether my linux box to the internet. The application that I'm writing requires me change my ip address on occasion. Is there a way that I can ...
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What causes latencies in the 1-10 second range?

I use my mobile phone as access point now and then. Both home and abroad I have regularly experienced extremely high latencies (10000ms) with fairly low packet loss (5%). What causes this? I have ...
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Phone creates a Wi-Fi network (i.e. WiFi tethering) while being visible on said network. Possible?

I have a vague concept for a piece of software I want to write, but I'm facing a problem in that I'm not sure this is even possible with the way Android handles creating Wi-Fi hotspots in its current ...
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'User' has disconnected

I just received two scary messages on my phone LG VS980 running the Android Os "[some name starting with H] has disconnected" "MSN:[some name starting with H] has disconnected" Back to back in like ...
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ADB disconnect while using adb forward

I'm using JADS HTTP & HTTPS Proxy application along with 'adb forward tcp:8080 tcp:8080' to setup an HTTP proxy/tether setup on my laptop. This works fine for most of the time, however some sites ...
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Most efficient method of tethering?

I'm aware of this other quesion, but it doesn't answer with regards to usb-tethering: Which method of wireless tether uses the least amount of power? Bluetooth or Wifi? I'm going to use my android ...
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Is there any way to Tether through wifi?

I have a desktop without a wifi card. Can I tether my computer to the phone but the data should go through wifi rather than the plan? I want PC - USB -> Android phone - Wi-Fi -> internet
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Enable Wi-Fi tethering via Bluetooth?

Bluetooth uses low power, and hence I keep it enabled indefinitely for whenever I want to tether with my laptop. Wi-Fi is much faster and thus I prefer it over Bluetooth, but I can't keep the access ...
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Error retrieving information from server (DF-SA-01) [duplicate]

Whenever i want to download a apps from the play store i get this "Error retrieving information from server (DF-SA-01)" pls need solution. thanks.
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Use Android phone as Internet gateway (Not WiFi hotspot)

Just wondering if it is possible to setup Android 4 phone as internet gateway without enabling WiFi tethering? Use case: Connect the phone to my WiFi home network. Set phone in gateway mode ...
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Auto-Tether when another phone nearby (in car)

I have an android phone in car for Spotify purposes. I'm trying to set up the system so the car phone tries to connect to my own phone once car power is on (phone starts charging) and start playing ...
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what will happen if i leave my smartphone(samsung gt8150) with an already ruined battery a whole day plugged into the computer?

I use my smartphone for tethering and i have a ruined battery which will keep the device on for not more than 1 minute but can be plugged in to the computer or charger.Is it ok to leave the device for ...
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Why can't I access google.com when tethering?

I am paying my wireless carrier (MetroPCS) for the "hotspot" feature, which is required in order for me to tether. However, strange things are a happening.... I can't access google.com, although I ...
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USB connection unreliable while tethering

Device: Galaxy Nexus Android: CyangenMod 11.0 (Android 4.4.4) The IT department of my company doesn't support access of Mac devices to its network, but it does for Android devices. So I would like to ...
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Possible to share mobile internet (tether) while connected to existing wifi network?

I have an existing wifi network and a Google Nexus 5 (un-rooted, stock android) with 3G data connection. I would like to tether my mobile to share internet to all devices in existing network which ...
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Is it possible to share GSM or 3G or 2G connection?

As I know that Android phone can share wifi by using the tethering. So, may I know if it is possible to even share my phone GSM / 3G / 2G connection? (of course without applying another SIM card for ...
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How can I make Windows remember my Galaxy S3

Whenever I tether my Galaxy S3 to my laptop, using the built-in functionality from the Network Settings, Windows considers it a completely new connection: It labels the network "Network X" (with X ...
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How to use PC's internet on Android phone through USB cable

I'm using Android 4.4.2 (on Micromax Unite 2 - A106). I've a PC at home which has highspeed broadband internet connection. I don't have wireless router or access point. I just want to use PC's ...
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How to share Internet from Android via Ethernet

The Situation: I've got Android running on my Cubietruck. Now I want to share the existing Internet Connection (Wifi) with my Win8 Desktop PC over Ethernet, so the stream would be Internet –wifi→ ...
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Port forwarding during usb tethering

How can i enable port forwarding during USB tethering? I know there are plenty of apps available for this. but i want to know is there any method available to perform this without installing an app ...
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How do I turn off USB tethering or restart USB connection via computer/PC's terminal?

How do I turn off USB tethering or restart USB connection via computer/PC's terminal?
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How to block apps on tablet from accessing the Internet while on tethering

I use my WiFi-only tablet for turn-by-turn navigation. I either use wifi hotspot tethering or bluetooth tethering through my phone's data plan. (Or USB tethering once I get a Y charging cable.) My ...
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Does Android block any ports when tethering?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini running Android 4.1.2. I have a regular 3G voice & data plan with an Optus reseller in Australia. I often access the Internet from my laptop via bluetooth tethering ...
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Treat certain WiFi networks as mobile/cellular

I plan to be putting a Nexus 7 (will be rooted) in my car and tethering off my Nexus 4 (rooted). However I only get 1.5GB data per month on my mobile and don't want it to download my Spotify ...
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Why can't I access Google and other sites when tethering my phone?

When I tether my phone, I can't access Google or Gmail (other sites, too [see below]!). cmd: ping http://www.google.com; Ping request could not find host... List of problem sites/applications: ...
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Unable to tether in different areas

I can usually connect to the internet by tethering my LG 990 2.3 to my prepaid Vodaphone. I just spent 4 days interstate with no problems. I am now in a new location getting a strong Wi-Fi ...
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Can't surf from PC when using Android as hotspot

I turned on mobile data and hotspot in my Samsung Galaxy Ace (On a Philippine carrier called "Globe"). I can surf websites just fine directly on Android. Now, I connect my PC to Android's hotspot, it ...
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Tethering with locked boot loader

A recent OTA update to KitKat removed the ability to tether my phone. I feel very frustrated by this bait and switch since I bought the phone for its ability to tether. The workaround is apparently to ...
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android data plan only works w/ browser

I have a rooted sony xperia active on airtel network while living abroad in Zambia. I bought a data package for my phone but it only seems to work with my web browser and a select few other apps. It ...
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Losing connection to powered USB hub

Background (not a development question): I'm developing an application which allows multiple android devices to interact. I am trying to tether the phones through a powered USB hub to run some ...
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Bluetooth Tethering issue Galaxy S4 to Samsung Note 10

Hi I tried to tether from my S4 to my Note 10.1, via bluetooth, even though I am able to pair both, on the galaxy note 10.1 it says No Internet Connection. Would really appreciate your help.
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Port forwarding wireless tethering without using a VPN

There is a very similar question, but the only answer suggests running an openVPN server etc., which is not what I'm looking for. I need to use the phone and only the phone. So, I need to port ...
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How can I capture tethered traffic and save it as a pcap file?

I use my Android device with 3G as a hotspot for my laptop. I also occasionally connect other Internet devices to the network, and would like to look at the traffic. I need a way to log the traffic ...
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Tethering Not working

if I enable Tethering (wifi/usb): my phone and the pc can share files on the local net ( phone - pc ) but the Internet connection is not shared at all How can I debug/fix this issue ?
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Android driver resets DNS on my Win7 host

Few days ago I plugged my android (HTC1) phone to my Win7 machine which never had any network issues. When I connected, I also made th following change: Mobile Hotspot & tethering->USB ...
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Usb tethering does not work but pdanet does

Here's my problem: If I go to the built-in android tethering system and enable it, the computer connects just fine but it does not have internet access(the yellow icon is there). However, I installed ...
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Restore/enable wifi when turning off tethering?

When I turn on WiFi tethering it disables the WiFi logically. But when I restore it doesn't turn it back on again, so I have to do it manually. Is there any way to do it automatically? I have a nexus ...
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How to share Android “Reverse-tethered” internet via Android WiFi?

Before going into main question, we do know that : we can do Reverse Tethering from PC into android (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1371345) And we can share current phone internet ...
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Can I share my wifi connection to wifi tethering?

Can I do it on my android? I seem can't find any reference for it.
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Can tablets differentiate between regular wi-fi and mobile hot spot?

There are a lot of apps in Android which act differently depending on the internet connection. Such as apps which auto-upload photos to the could only when connected to Wi-Fi, and not when connected ...
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When tethering, is there a way to turn off the phone's own data usage?

Just a quick question, really. When I'm tethering (via USB, or wireless, or whatever) my phone's apps (and there are a significant number of my apps which do this) are constantly using the phone's ...
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Android to Android Bluetooth Tether

My android does a pretty good job doing a bluetooth tether for my PC (in which PC shares my Android's internet), but I was wondering how to get another Android device to connect/tether to it (my first ...
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Tethering options for the laptop and the phone

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S3. I am about to go abroad and will need to connect my laptop to the Internet without having someone come and install a DSL or cable router (as the waiting time to ...
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Why does my phone get crazy when plugged in to a specific PC?

Why is my Xperia J simply unusable when plugged in to a specific PC? The touch screen does not work, thinking that I tapped one icon or option when it was another. I am using MTP since MSC makes apps ...
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How can I get wired tethering on the Galaxy Rush to a WinXP? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy rush that I would like to tether. I assume that it does not support wireless tethering, but it should do wired. Will I need to root the device? How would I do that?
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Android Tethering DNS Problem

I am using a Sony Xperia Go mobile device with Android Gingerbread (2.3.7). Whenever I try to use Tethering (USB/Mobile Wifi Tethering), I could not immediately access website using my laptop. ...
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Laptop doesn't get IP address when tethered via WiFi

I'm trying to get an internet connection from my laptop via my SGS2. The phone is rooted, and I've tried two different WiFi tethering apps. I don't have a tethering plan (they want to charge me more ...
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Use Galaxy S2 / S3 as router for PC lan gaming

I have a computer with no network interfaces (the only one it had went faulty). My friend's PC's network interfaces are working fine. We want to play PC LAN games, but when I set my Galaxy phone to ...