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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Bypass & Enable tether / WiFi hotspot on Android M (Marshmallow) Preview 3? [duplicate]

I just got a Nexus 6 and flashed Android M Preview 3 to it and also have it rooted, but how do I enable tethering / WiFi hotspot? I tried doing the old method of finding dun_tether in the SQLite ...
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Status bar shows same icon twice

When I switch on Hotspot, the status bar shows the Hotspot ON icon at two places, near the clock and on the left side too. I'm running Cyanogenmod 12.1 with Android Lollipop 5.1
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Can I use my phone as a WiFi-WiFi hotspot? [duplicate]

I have a (non-rooted) Sony Xperia Z3 with default Lollipop installed. One challenge I often run into is that I can connect to a WiFi network, and my friends with iPhone cannot (I've also encountered ...
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Turning my mobile into wifi hotspot using computer connection?

I know that my mobile can turn into a hotspot using a configuration option. I know that my PC can use my mobile internet through the usb cable. But is the other way possible ? Can my mobile use my PC ...
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How to filter IP address in a hotspot/tether

For non rooted phone IP can be filtered/blocked by using a firewall like NoRoot firewall. Every apps in the pthone can be controlled this way. But when mobile data is shared with other devices (like ...
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How do I route traffic from WiFi Hotspot to USB?

Note:- I've found out that to achieve what I want, there is a simpler, more flexible way than reverse tethering. If you are ever in my situation, read the answer below. I reverse tether internet ...
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Mobile hotspot working but no data with lollipop 5.1

I have a Motorola e xt1528 phone on Ultra. When I try to start the mobile hot spot app it checks if the service is allowed and then activates the WiFi. Any device that connects gets an IP however ...
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How to hide your Wifi Hotspot from unwanted devices

Device : Galaxy S5 Version : 5.6 I have a request How can I hotspot my 4G but I only want to select who can see the network on wi-fi And for other people when they search wifi they don't see it ...
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Can there be problems if I leave my old android phone alwys plugged to electricity?

I have an old Android phone. I want to use it as small router and media center. I don't want to be pluging it all the time to charge, plus the battery is close to dead. Is it ok to leave it always ...
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Wifi Hotspot dnsmasq no DHCP ACK

I am creating a Wifi hotspot with hostapd and providing DHCP/DNS through dnsmasq on an Android 5.0.1 device. When a client connects to the Wifi hotspot it is subsequently unable to obtain an IP ...
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Temporary network problem preventing Mobile hotspot from enabling issue on HTC One X

I am using HTC One X (AT&T). I was trying to enable mobile hotspot function, but it is not enabling, and I see this note on my screen: There is a temporary network problem that prevents the ...
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How do you enable Hotspot Wifi Sharing on Nexus 5 Android M version on Sprint, Tmobile, and AT&T?

I just loaded the Android M preview version as of July 2015. I'm also on the Sprint network and my phone is rooted. How can I enable wifi hotspot ability on Android M?
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Share Android internet from proxy Server app via hotspot or usb tethering

I have a proxy Server android app that lets you modify outgoing http requests that app Called "Simple Server Android" With it I Managed to get a free internet from my Carrier (Hacked connection) By ...
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hostapd not working from adb shell

I have a LG G3 running 5.1.1 and I can successfully enable Portable Wi-Fi hotspot through the Settings menu. I can see my portable Wi-Fi SSID on another Android device when enabled through the ...
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How to make a 'Captive Portal' on my mobile hotspot?

Some WiFi networks such as those you find on coffee shops, when we connect to their WiFi network it automatically redirects us to a web page where we will need to enter credentials in order to acess ...
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Hostpot issued resolved in droid turbo

In apn type just add this: default,supl,dun thats all. I spent more than an hour to find the problem. Hope can help other people with the same problem.
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Is it possible to find out who has been using my mobile hotspot and what they were searching?

I need to find out how I can detect who has been using my mobile hotspot and what their searches were and how much data was used on each of the sites visited. Thank you in advance
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wifi hotspot client list does not list all wifi clients

I have an embedded device that I am connecting to a Samsung GS3 hotspot. It connects fine, but does not show up in the "Connected devices" list. It does show up in /data/misc/dhcp/dnsmasq.leases. ...
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Surprising problem to access Wifi Hotspot in Android 4.4 (Rooted)

I have uni proxy using NTLM authentication which I am sharing via hotspot created using this command netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid="NAME" key="PASSWORD" keyUsage=persistent netsh wlan ...
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Android exclude WiFis

In my area I have a lot of paid WiFi hotspots that are open and my android connects to them automatically. Can I set that WiFi's only with certain keyword in their name(SSID) would not connect to? ...
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Cannot connect to Samsung Galaxy S4 wifi hotspot from laptop

My friend and I are trying to figure out why we can't connect his laptop to his Samsung Galaxy S4's wifi hotspot. Laptop running Windows 7 Enteprise edition and his Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android ...
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How to avoid the Hotspot getting disabled during an incoming/outgoing call?

I have turned on Hotspot and the data is being used on other Android device but when there is an incoming call the Hotspot gets disabled automatically and gets enabled after the call ,During which I ...
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Communicating offline between different android devices

I have multiple android devices that need to operate in areas with limited network connectivity. At the same there, I need the data capture on one of them to be immediately available on another device ...
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Authentication problem using connectify

Whenever I want to connect my Android smartphone to a wifi network using Connectify / Virtual router it shows authentication problem always . I tried so many ways but all in vain. Restart mobile ...
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Using ADB shell, How I can disable hostspot / tethering on lollypop Nexus 5

My screen got broken and I've been using my phone with a VNC Server installed on it, but this morning i'd the stupid idea of enable hotspot just to see if I can use my mobile data plan on my laptop, ...
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Android Wifi hospot 5.0 -> 5.1 stops working

Here is my situation: I have frequently used tethering to pair devices with phone phone and it has worked spectacularly. At one point I moved 50gb of data over my cell while I sought out a dedicated ...
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Hotspot connectivity stops while on phone

I have an HTC One M9 (Verizon). I regularly use the hotspot to give my laptop internet while commuting. However, I have noticed that while using hotspot, if I make or receive a phone call, internet ...
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Does turning off your mobile network removes the limit to how many devices can connect to your hotspot?

I have produced an application as a project that gets information from connected devices such as MAC address, IP address, connections, etc. They don't really need internet connection. However, I can ...
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How to see all TCP connections being routed for hotspot?

I want to see a list of all active TCP connections on my Android device, regardless of whether they terminate in the device. E.g., when my phone is serving as a WiFi hotspot, I would like to see all ...
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How can I timeout my hotspot?

I use my hotspot on the go, then forget to switch to Wifi when I reach my home or office. Is there an app that times-out the hotspot -- and cellular data in general -- and switches to Wifi? It coudl ...
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How can I access USB tethered device from WiFi hotspot?

So I found out the hard way that the USB tether IP is 192.168.52.x and the WiFi addresses are 192.168.53.x. My goal is to be able to access the USB tethered device (Raspberry Pi) from WiFi as if it's ...
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autostart mobile hotspot when starting smartphone

Is there some way to autostart the mobile hotspot once turning on the smartphone? We have an external device relying on a mobile hotspot. Why we need some way to always run mobile hitspot when the ...
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Win 7 wifi hotspot connection not able to share internet

I have created an ad-hoc wifi hotspot connection using > netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=WinWlHS key=MyPassword keyusage=persistent Then I have started hotspot using netsh wlan ...
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Is filtering url requests coming through mobile data hotspot possible? (whitelist nanny)

As a teacher I would like to implement a student response system (SRS) in which students connect to access an SRS website (e.g., Socrative) by logging their mobiles onto my Android tablet hotspot. The ...
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get information from devices which connect to same wifi hot spot

After create public wifi hot spot through phone. How to get device information from those who are trying to connect the hot spot?
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Block mobile internet access except portable hotspot without rooting my phone

I've seen many articles and tried many applications like 'mobiwol' 'droidwall' 'avast antivirus' 'foxfi'. What my problem is that I've a very limited mobile data and I want to use it with my laptop ...
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How can I extract saved wifi locations and passwords off my old HTC Inspire device? [duplicate]

I am willing to root the old device HTC Inspire to get this information manually if necessary. The objective is to transfer all the save wifi locations and passwords over to a Samsung Galaxy S5. We ...
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wifi hotspot is not working on my motorola droid razr maxx android 4.1 jelly bean

I am unable to activate mobile hotspot on my Motorola Droid Maxx running Jelly Bean 4.1. When I try to do so it comes up with an error: "you are not subscribed to the service". What can I do to fix ...
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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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Bridge Wi-Fi through router > Galaxy S3 > desktop Windows

I'm usually hooked up to a wall Ethernet port on my PC, but I'm away for a little over a week now and I only have access to Wi-Fi. The signal is just barely out of range. I can use Skype and whatnot ...
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Does Nexus 5 support EAP SIM authentication?

As the title says, I can't seem to get it working at all. I am running Android 5.0.1 on Nexus 5.
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Can my phone act as WiFi Access Point while Disabling Celluar Radio?

Can Android act as a WiFi Access Point while the cellular radio is turned off? I tried to accomplish that using flight mode, but that won't work. While flight mode is enabled, Androids portable Wi-Fi ...
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How many clients can be connected to a WiFi Hotspot?

I want to create an application which hosts a sever in my phone and many people can use it after connecting to my wifi hotspot. Suppose I want to implement it in a classroom with 50+ students, is it ...
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Wifi hotspot and Flashlight

I am being told by my device (HTC one E8) that the camera flash (and thereby flashlight app) and portable wifi hotspot cannot work at the same time. I dont see any logical connection between the two,...
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Limit download rate in android? [duplicate]

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 start a hotspot automatically on device boot

I have an Andriod based TV box connected to the internet via ethernet. I have enabled a portable wifi hotspot (so basically it acts as a wifi router). But every time there is a power cut to this ...
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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 ...