A WiFi hotspot, created on an Android device, provides the device's mobile internet connection to other WiFi enabled devices (e.g. tablets or laptops).

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Turn on WiFI Access Point (wifiap) via shell

Hi Android Enthusiasts! I'm developing a script, I need a way to turn on the WiFi Access Point ONLY through shell commands . It is possible?
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Limit download rate in android?

I have an irritating friend of mine who has evil eye on my unlimited data plan. I have a few time asked him to do his own recharge but he tends not to. It's so irritating when he asks to tether. Can ...
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how to save and boot a device in teethering mode

I have andriod based tv box with ethernet and wifi interfaces. I have ethernet internet connection which is connected to this TV box. I have enabled portable wifihotspot i.e. teethering(so basically ...
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Android doesnt detect a touch when locked up and freezes, overheats

My adnroid lg p895 is starting to act abnormally these past few weeks. I cleared the caches. Uninstalled some apps and Its still the same except that it runs a little faster again. When i locked my ...
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Why I Must Type Password Every Time To Reconnect To Home Wi-Fi Hotspot

I have recently started getting dialog popping up asking to enter password every time I connect to my home Wi-Fi hotspot: This dialog always pops up when you connect to hotspot for the first time ...
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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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Auto-disable Wi-Fi AP if not connected within a few minutes?

Is there any way for me to make my phone automatically disable its Wi-Fi Access Point and re-enable its Wi-Fi client when no client has connected to the access point after (say) 5 minutes?
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WEP Encryption for WiFI Hotspot in KitKat

Is it possible to enable WEP encryption for the hotspot function in Android 4.4? It only shows WPA and WPA2 for me and I would like to create a WEP hotspot. Alternatively, are there any hotspot apps ...
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How to list clients that have used your wifi hotspot on a Nexus 5

Is there a way to list clients currently using my mobile hotspot? Or even better does it log info on the clients that connect? I have some totally unexplained bandwidth usage when I had it on and ...
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Authentication problem while connecting to WiFi hot spot!

I just unboxed my androidOne device (Micromax Canvas A1) and while connnecting to my WiFi hotspot it loops through: When entered the password, proxy etc: Saved, secured with WPA2 When tapped on ...
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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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How to hide my android wifi hotspot from being detected?

I have a Galaxy Young phone and a 3g connection. I use my phone like a wireless modem but I don't want other devices to find my WiFi hotspot when they search for WiFi. How can I stop other devices ...
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Is it possible to connect to chromecast through router while still using data network for internet?

Here's the setup I am envisioning: Chromecast and android phone both connected to a WiFi router/hotspot (has x amount of data usage). My phone however has unlimited data usage and I would like to ...
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Why is Clash of Clans not loading?

I have just turned on internet sharing on my iMac so my phone can connect to the internet via my iMac (there is only one ethernet connection in this hotel, and no 3/4G), and when I try opening google, ...
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SSH server that can be configured to only allow connections over wifi hotspot interface

I shelled out for SSHDroid Pro and am quite disappointed that it can't be configured to allow connections over the Wifi Hotspot interface without also allowing connections from the mobile data ...
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How can I limit a wifi hotspot to be AC only

Every now and then I need to tether my laptop to my phone, so I simply turn on the wifi hotspot and connect. Unfortunately sometimes the wifi channels in the 2.4 ghz frequency are rather crowded, ...
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Avoided poor internet connection?

After connecting with something with my mobile-sim internet. Now I can't connect to either mobile-data , or wifi . In wifi I get the error Avoided poor internet connection , and when using the sim for ...
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Mobile hotspot crash?

I have a verizon samsung galaxy s3. I have recently gotten a tablet (that lacks 3G capabilities), so I was going to use my S3 to run a wireless hotspot.. this used to work on previous versions of ...
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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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How do I hide the SSID of an android phone?

I sometimes use my phone as an ad-hoc wifi network, however there is no option in the settings to hide it's SSID. How can I achieve this?
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Why is hotspot requiring me to go to the settings menu?

I I just click the hotspot app it says checking my subscription status and flashes 'turning hotspot on' but then comes back and does NOT turn the hotspot on. However If I go to Settings -> More ...
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Captive portal on Android is this Feasible? [duplicate]

Is it possible/feasible to make an app which works like a Captive portal? So that user can make a Wifi hotspot and any other user connecting to it will be redirected to a Login page. what i have ...
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Wifi Hotsopt keeps turning off on Kyocera Hydro (Vibe or xtrm)

I have a Kyocera Hydro (I don't know if it's vibe or xtrm) and I use PDANet+ for tethering and hotspot. Tethering works good but after a few minutes the hotspot turns off and then I would have to ...
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Personal Hotspot on Three not working with my s4

I recently noticed that I could not send picture messages to people but I could receive them. I looked online and found that resetting my apn settings to default May fix this problem. After resetting ...
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Android phone working as a WiFi hotspot - how to restart WAN 3G connection on request from a WiFi Client

I'm using an Android mobile phone as a WiFi access point (hotspot) to share my 3G connection with a few laptops. Unfortunately the 3G provider (Polish Aero2) uses a non-standard authentication scheme, ...
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Prevent a particular wi-fi spot from trying to connect automatically

At my work, there's a "guest" wifi spot and one for employees. The one for employees connects normally, but the guest one requires a log-in process each time, so obviously I just want to use the ...
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Samsung galaxy s duos wifi not working

I am using Samsung Galaxy S DUOS GT-7562, I have rooted my phone few days ago using UnlockRoot software. Now from 3-4 days I am having problem with WiFi. Please check the attached images. I have tried ...
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Is AndroidAP hardcoded to channel 6?

I've noticed that my AndroidAP portable wi-fi hotspot always appears on channel 6. Is it just a coincidence, or is chan 6 in fact hardcoded? Is there a way to change it? Or to use 5 GHz channels ...
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How can I create a Wi-Fi hotspot without sharing the internet connection with clients

Is it possible to create a personal Wi-Fi hotspot, but without sharing the Internet connection? I don't want to disable the internet connectivity on the hotspot completely, just prevent any clients ...
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Android WiFi repeater programatically?

I live in a very remote area with very little cell reception, and my wifi does not reach certain areas of my house. I have my android phone, and I would like to make it a wifi repeater, but ...
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Changing WiFi Hotspot Frequency on HTC one X

My HTC One X has 2.4 and 5 WiFi. I can see how to change the settings for the Wi-Fi frequency to use but it doesn't seem to work when set up as a WiFi hotspot to connect my computer to the internet. ...
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Access and modify files on the SD card of my mobile using WIFI tethering [closed]

I am looking for an application for my Android 2.3.5 Sony Xperia X10i. I want an app that will mount my phone on my hot spot as eg: http://192.36.02.08 , which will have both download and upload ...
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Stream music from iPod Touch to Nexus 5

I would like to stream music from my iPod Touch to my Nexus 5. I have found a few apps that can do it over WiFi but I look for a way to do this when I don't have access to WiFi. Is there a way to do ...
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Share USB reverse tethering connection via WiFi hotspot on Windows [duplicate]

I have been able to setup reverse tethering on my SGSII using this post but now I would like to share this connection through the wifi hotspot of my mobile. I have tried to activate the hotspot while ...
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Problems with wifi connection

I have a netgear router wnr2200 and sometimes, when I connect with my tablet android or my cellphone, there are some problems. Using chrome, sometimes the page can load and load, I have to reload it. ...
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How to connect to adhoc wifi on Nokia XL

Is there a way I can connect Nokia XL phone to adhoc wifi created using my laptop. I've had Nokia 900 which connected & Nokia N8 connects to the same wifi hotspot while none of Samsung (Android) ...
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How to increase hotspot connection limit on rooted android phone?

The hotspot function on android phones limits connection to 3-5 devices. Is there a way to increase the number of connected devices on a rooted android phone hotspot network?
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Change default Hotspot IPAddress (192.168.43.1) or mac address [duplicate]

I have some 20 android devices. It seems all have the same IPaddress(192.168.43.1) and mac address(XX.XX.XX.XX.XX.XX). I have a problem. when I am switching hotspot of any device. And I am ...
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Data connectivity disabled when phone mic is muted

This is a persistent and repeatable issue with my HTC One (Android 4.3) but I can't find any mention of it on forums etc. It would be great if anyone can tell me whether it's a known issue, specific ...
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Connect Internet to Android phone via PC [duplicate]

How can i connect internet to an android mobile phone via PC using hotspot or USB tethering(Windows7 or Windows 8)
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Mobile hotspot stopped working on Galaxy Note 3 after 4.4.2 update (AT&T)

On my Galaxy Note 3 (AT&T), the mobile hotspot stopped working after the 4.4.2 update was applied. After going to Settings>Connections>Tethering and portable hotspot and turning on "Mobile ...
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Stopping Local Communication in android hotspot

How can I stop two devices from communicating among themselves if they are connected to my Hot Spot.(for eg I want them to not be able to ping eachother)
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Wifi scanning for known networks that don't broadcast their SSID

When wifi is enabled, and the phone is not connected to a wifi network, it scans for known networks. I always thought that networks send out their SSID (like StarbucksWifi) and if this SSID is in the ...
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How to make a Nexus 4 a wifi access point / repeater without using mobile data [duplicate]

I have a spare Nexus 4 phone after recently upgrading to a Nexus 5. I would like to root the device and use it to share a wifi connection. To be clear, I am not talking about the stock android wifi ...
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Wifi hotspot not working on my unofficial cyanogenmod 10 (Android 4.1.2)

On my unofficial cyanogenmod 10 custom ROM WiFi hotspot is not workingsl .Is there any other method or app to turn the WiFi hotspot on?I tried the foxfi app it didn't work.also there is no restriction ...
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Connecting two android devices without a router

myself and a friend want to play a multiplayer game that only works on the local network, and in work, there is no open WiFi network that we can both connect. Is there anyway that we can link up both ...
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Port not open when using portable wifi hotspot

I just bought a Samsung S4 and am using its portable wifi hotspot feature for internet connectivity on my laptop when I go out the house. Works just fine when browsing the web(actually quite fast) but ...
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Portable Wi-Fi hotspot on Google Nexus 7 LTE with an MVNO

There are reports that on Google Nexus 7 2013 LTE with an AT&T SIM, there is no Portable Wi-Fi hotspot option within Wireless & networks settings; however, if the AT&T SIM is replaced ...
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A phone as a home 4G modem/router?

I live in a rural area where traditional cable, fiber, and even DSL are not a possibility. I am using a weird wireless system a local ISP set up for this area, but its flaky, slow and expensive. The ...
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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 ...