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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...