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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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 ...
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Why does my wifi hotspot widget no longer provide a free hotspot?

I have occasionally been using my Android phone as a hotspot without signing up for that service from Verizon by activating the hotspot through a 3rd-part widget (I use Elixir 2 Widgets) rather than ...
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Portable hotspot device ip reservation

How can you set ip reservations for devices that are connecting to the portable hotspot that is create by an android device?
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Can I create a wifi network on my WiFi-only Nexus 7?

I have a Nexus 7 on which I'd like to create a wifi network, so that I can have my laptop connect to it. The goal is to transfer files back and forth (I have a server running on the Nexus 7). I'm not ...
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Can I share my Android's VPN connection over a Hotspot?

I recently purchased a Chromebook which doesn't support my companies PPTP VPN. As a workaround, would it be possible to connect to the VPN on my Android (4.4) and share that connection over a hotspot? ...
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How does android wifi hotspot work when other wifi is available?

Say I have my phone (nexus 4) setup as a wireless hotspot for my tablet to use while outside... Obviously this will make use of my mobile data plan. But when I get near a wifi signal that I regularly ...
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Can I use Tasker to enable and disable WiFi hotspot functionality?

I have an Android tablet (Nexus 7) and an Android phone (HTC One) and I use my phone as a WiFi hotspot so that my tablet (which doesn't have it's own internet connection) can access the internet when ...
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How do I change the Device Name of my Nexus 7 2013 when connecting to a hotspot?

How do I change the Device Name of my Nexus 7 2013 (not rooted)? On my Samsung Galaxy S4 hotspot, the Nexus 7 shows up as android-xxx, where xxx is some random sequence of characters. How do I change ...
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WiFi Tablet makes Phone activate Hotspot

Is there anyway to make a phone with android 4.3 automatically activate it's wifi hot spot at the request of a nearby android tablet. For example, the tablet can message the phone via blue tooth to ...
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Change the name of the Wi-Fi hotspot

Device: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 The wireless tethering hotspot name is AndroidAP. I would like to change this if I can.
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Nexus 4 WIFI hotspot web authentication

I have a Nexus 4, and I would like to set up a WIFI hotspot at my house that doesn't require a password, but if a user connected to the WIFI, it would display either a static HTML page or some way to ...
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Nexus 4 Access Point details

Where can I get details about access point opened by my Nexus 4? I need them to describe network in wpa_supplicant.conf on other device that will be using this network. network={ ssid="example" ...
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Turn On Both Wifi and Wifi Hotspot [duplicate]

Currently I am using HTC Desire A8181. Currently it is connected to some wifi for Internet. I need to use this device as a Wifi Hotspot to connect Multiple devices. Need Some one help to use Both Wifi ...
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Asus Nexus 7 Tethering and Wifi HotSpot not available

Using my ASUS Google Nexus 7, I was trying to make it as Portable Wifi Hotspot. But when I opened my settings --> Wireless&Networks there is option for Tethering and Portable Hotspot. I tried this ...
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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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Using Android to PC over Wifi apps while device is hotspot

Is there a way for me to configure my wifi hotspot so that I can use apps such as IP webcam while the hotspot is the PC's only internet connection?
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Using Android as a permanent WiFI hotspot with bandwidth monitoring per Client

I am stuck in a remote location in India where i don't have access to any wired broadband provider. The only option i have is to use Aircel 3G. For a proper WiFi Home Experience i used my old Rooted ...
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Mobile Data only working when used as hotspot

I recently bought a HTC One. Everything worked fine including mobile-data and Wifi. Until I once used my phone as Hotspot for my laptop. The whole time while using the hotspot I had working internet ...
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Does Google Nexus 7 LTE has the integrated Portable Wi-Fi hotspot?

The unlocked Google Nexus phones famously have the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot feature integrated right within the phone, and available for anyone's use, per my understanding, regardless of carrier ...
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How to set Wifi channel for tethering?

I'd like to pick one of less used channels in a relatively Wifi-saturated area, when using tethering (built-in option, mobile hotspot). I never found an option for changing the default channel and ...
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Tethering a “reversed tethered” data from a pc?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S 4G mini (GT-I8190) and I know I have the hotspot feature built-in which transforms my phone into a modem. I have used it plenty of times to tether my phone to other devices ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wifi only Hotspot question

I have teh Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wifi only. ( the tab only connects to the internet through the wireless when there is wireless within range.). I want to be able to rebroadcast the wifi from the tab. Is ...
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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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Can't access internet through wirtual hotspot

I have rooted phone with Android 4.0 and laptop with Windows 8. I have made wirtual hotspot with: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow name=** key=** netsh wlan start hostednetwork Than I ...
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How can I monitor and log the connections to my phone's wireless hotspot?

I'm sure the phone will be logging all connections and connection attempts when it is used to set up a wireless hotspot - my question is how can I view these logs? If the default setting is not to ...
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Why is portable hotspot and tethering not working?

I am trying to use tethering features to connect my laptop to the Internet. On my Samsung Galaxy S3-i9300 device when I enable a portable wi-fi hotspot and connect wirelessly I can connect from my ...
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Does Android have a “router setup page” when acting as a wireless or wired hotspot?

I can edit all the crucial aspects of my hotspot/router within the setup options for the hotspot/router configuration. I am confused as to how the DHCP works when using up the Android phone as a ...
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Wifi hotspot generates new mac address each time

Every time I'm gonna to use wifi hotspot on my device it generates new mac address, therefore my laptop can't remember for permanent. Every time I need to set all connections details again anad ...
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How to get the information of users connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot?

How can I get the IP address, MAC address, etc. of a user connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot? ( Using Karbonn A21 Phone running Android 4.0.4 with minor changes to the skin)
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How configure the DHCP settings of WIFI Tethering(Hotspot) in android

When connecting my pc to android wifi hotspot, It assigned a 192.168.42.x address to my pc. I really need to change this as it conflicts with one of our work subnets - is this possible?
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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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3G Connection Problem

I have try to share my Samsung note 10.1 (Model Number : GT-N8000) portable hotspot last night but it fail. After that, i cannot access to internet via data network mode(the 3G/H+ sign disappear next ...
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How to make Galaxy Tab as portable WiFi hotspot?

I am a new user of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (GT - P5100). Is there any way to use my Galaxy Tab as portable WiFi hotspot?
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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 ...
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How to use phone as an USB Wi-Fi adapter? [duplicate]

I would like to use my SE Xperia 8 with 2.1 as an usb wifi adapter to my PC. What I would like to do is set it to access point mode and share my ADSL internet with my laptop through wifi. I would ...
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WiFi Tether Causes a BSOD in Laptop Using Intel WiFi Hardware

On a rooted Nexus 4 using stock 4.2.2, if I enable Wifi tether then connect my laptop (a Lenovo T520 using Centrino Advanced-N 6205 hardware with driver v15.3.1.2) I get a BSOD within seconds. I am ...
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Connecting an android phone through the wifi with proxy

I am currently abroad. I have internet on my PC via a RJ45 cable on Win7 PC. It works fine through a proxy (address + specific port). Now I want to use my smartphone but there is no wireless ...
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WiFi tether without losing battery

So, as everyone already knows, when tethering data over WiFi your battery may overheat/lose battery/etc. What I want to do is while in my car: Stream internet over WiFi to >1 person Navigate with ...
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Galaxy Tab 10.1 wifi stuck in 'Obtaining IP Address' mode

Using 'Virtual Router Plus' to set up a wifi hotspot on my desktop. I can manually connect with my tablet devices a first time, but after a couple hours it times out, disconnects. I am unable to ...
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Created a Walled Garden with WiFi Hotspot

I want to create a WiFi Hotspot that can only access either a few files on my Android or a webpage run on my Android. This is so that when I am playing at gigs i can offer my music for free to people ...
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ICS not detecting adhoc network [duplicate]

I created an adhoc wireless network on my windows 7 machine. My windows phone is detecting this wireless network but my android ICS phone is not detecting it at all. Why is that? I have an unrooted ...
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Connecting phone to PC internet using Connectify

I am trying to connect my phone running ICS to my PC running Windows 7 to the internet using Connectify. Everything goes fine except when the phone tries to connect to my laptop wifi hotspot, it gets ...