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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Can One Increase the Mobile AP Hotspot Timeout?

I have a Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) and I have an AT&T plan that includes tethering. I can turn on the Mobile AP hotspot and then other devices can connect to it. However, after several ...
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How can I create a Wi-Fi network from my Galaxy Tab with no internet access?

What I am trying to do is to connect an iPad to a Samsung Galaxy Tab via Wireless LAN. What I don't need is an internet connection. I also only have an Samsung Galaxy Tab Wifi. I can access the ...
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Is there a way to blacklist SSIDs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell my droid x to ignore a public wifi network? Like, the SSIDs xfinitywifi and timewarnercable are everywhere near me, and unencrypted, but require a ...
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Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater?

Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater? Imagine situation when you can access a weak Wi-Fi signal from a free hotspot (coffee shop) signal near window, but want to work in the middle of the ...
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Can I create a WiFi hotspot using Incredible HTC phone?

I'd like to create a WiFi hotspot using my Incredible HTC phone. What software do I need to add to do this or can it be done with the built-in software?
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Connecting to internet using Wi-fi portable hotspot or bluetooth? which one is more battery saving?

I have EDGE internet connection in my Samsung Europa I5500L (Froyo 2.2). I can connect to the Internet from my laptop using both bluetooth or making a wifi hotspot from the device using that EDGE ...
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How do I change the Wi-Fi hotspot channel?

Is it possibe to change the channel my phone broadcasts its Wi-Fi hotspot on? Right now it's using the same channel as my neighbour (6). My router is reporting several unused slots.
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How to have phone prioritize encrypted Wi-Fi hotspots?

I have a Wi-Fi solution similar to FON which has an encrypted private home Wi-Fi hotspot and a guest network which is unencrypted and requires one to log in once a day. My problem (or rather, ...
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Can I use the HTC Desire HD Wifi Hotspot feature to share a wireless network instead of mobile internet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater? I have my home router which for a variety of reasons I can not switch to WEP. However, I occasionally need to use my ...
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Wifi tethering unavailable HTC Magic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wifi tethering with HTC Magic Hi, Got a HTC Magic (the black one) with official froyo 2.2.1 in it, but when I went to check there is no WiFi tethering available in the ...
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Poor performance with portable wifi hot spot. Is this normal?

I'm using an HTC Desire HD to create a portable wifi hotspot on a 2G connection (yes, I know, but its all I got sometimes) so I can use my laptop for simple internet based tasks. My 2G connection on ...
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Does android switch to a different APN when in hotspot mode?

I've tried turning on the portable hot-spot mode on my nexus-one and got a message from my operator saying that my plan doesn't cover data traffic made through the web.operator.com APN, as opposed to ...
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Can the Samsung Galaxy Tab be used as a wifi-hotspot?

Is it possible to use the Samsung Galaxy Tab as a wifi-hotspot so that non-3G iPads can use the Samsungs connection to the phone network?
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How to share internet among 2 android devices?

I have in my possession a G1 and a new Android tablet (the Kmart one, the Gentouch). The Gentouch uses wifi to access the internet; the G1 uses a T-Mobile cellular connection. Ideally, I'd like to ...
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Rooted Incredible WiFi Tethering Not Working

I've rooted my Droid Incredible and installed both the "Wireless Tether" and "Barnacle Wifi Tether" apps but I can't seem to get internet connectivity on any other devices. I can see the connection on ...
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Security risks of “Open Wi-Fi Networks”

How paranoid do I need to be about allowing my phone to connect to open/unencrypted WiFi hotspots? I don't really care if other people see my data (email being received or sent, stock quotes, ...
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How can I enable the Wifi Hotspot capability on my Moto Droid 1 without using Adhoc?

I want to enable the wifi access point / hotspot functionality on my Droid so it acts as a "Standard" router like the built in functionality of the newer VZW phones (like the Droid Incredible). I ...
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Automatically connect to Wi-Fi nodes, but route everything through encryption

Related to my question about VPNs, is there any way to get my phone to automatically connect to unencrypted access points, but route all my traffic through my home network? This would be kind of like ...
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If I set up a VPN, does *everything* go over it?

If I set up a VPN connection for Android, what gets routed over the VPN? Just web browsing? All internet connections from all apps? In Cyanogenmod, in the Add OpenVPN config, "Advanced" settings, ...
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What is meant by “Wi-Fi Hotspot” in Android 2.2?

Android 2.2 has a new feature called "Wi-Fi Hotspot" which was not available in previous versions. What is the importance of this feature? What is meant by "Wi-Fi Hotspot"? Is there anywhere that I ...
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How to enable Wifi Access Point / Hotspot on my Moto Droid (2.2) without editing the Kernal or flashing the ROM?

I want to enable the Wifi Access Point (AP) functionality on my Moto Droid. I don't mind rooting but I'd like to do this without having to edit the kernel or having to flash the ROM. I have seen ...
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How to make Froyo's portable hotspot more stable?

I have updated to Froyo on my HTC Desire yesterday and am testing out the portable hotspot option. The problem is that it is very unstable, at random times (1 to 10 minutes) I lose the WiFi ...
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Activating wifi hotspot tethering on a Verizon Droid with Froyo 2.2

I rooted my Droid and got Froyo working on it (Bugless Beast). What is the best way to enable Wifi Hotspot on this thing? I tried an app "Wireless Tether" which allows me to connect my Mac via ...