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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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 ...
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Any way to get Wi-Fi to auto-connect only to hotspots that don't require a captive portal sign-in?

Often, as I'm walking and using the internet, I'll walk by a Starbucks and my phone will auto-connect to attwifi (which is free, but requires that I open my browser and confirm). I lose internet ...
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Tethering / Portable Wifi Hotspot Samsung Captivate

Repeated attempts to get WIFI tethering failed, even after a reboot. I can turn on the wifi hotspot. I used these steps. Settings > Wireless & networks > More... > Tethering & portable ...
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Could not enable mobile hotspot function on HTC One X

I am using HTC One X and I was trying to enable mobile hotspot function, so I could enjoy internet from my PC adhoc wireless network but it says : There is a temporary network problem that prevents ...
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Android as WiFi bridge with AP

I would like to extend a WiFi signal. I could buy a WiFi repeater, but a much cheaper solution would be using an older Android 4 device, which I own and don't use. The Android device is capable of ...
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portable Wi-Fi hotspot configuraiton

How it is possible to enable portable Wi-Fi hotspot from ADB shell or by editing some configuration files on Android Jelly Bean? I need to do it interactive for automatic test server
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WiFi Hotspot Security?

Is there any way to add extra security to a WiFi hotspot created by an Android phone? I am using a Samsung GT-S5300 with Android 2.3.6, and I am using the WiFi hotspot feature at home since Telkom ...
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What's the difference between a Wi-Fi conection and a Wi-Fi Hotspot?

I just bought a 9" d2 android tablet and it has both. When I turn on the hot spot it shares my connection with other tablet -- but doesn't give me a conection. So I guess my question is: why have a ...
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How to make cell phone using GPRS/3G a WiFi-Hotspot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to share internet among 2 android devices? Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater? I have an android cell phone (Samsung Galaxy S Advance) running on ...
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Can I use my android as a wifi bridge via USB?

I have a broadband connection to my computer, but no wireless router. I would like to know if I can connect my android as a wifi bridge; using my broadband connection instead of my mobile internet ...
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Is there any android smartphone using Atheros chipset? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find out the make and model of the chips in my device? I'm now working on a research topic about Hotspot 2.0. However, it's really difficult to find an Android ...
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can not connect to adhoc wifi connection even after rooting and change of file. Any Solutions?

I am posting here as I'm not allowed to post in Developers section as of being new here. I want to enable adhoc wifi on my mobile. Followed the instructions here ...
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Are hotspots sold inside phones?

My idea is this: It would be really convenient if i could buy a smartphone with an integrated mobile hotspot so i dont have to carry around a separate device. So is this sold? if so, by whom and ...
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How to resolve that both Wifi Hotspot and USB Tethering need reboot to work?

I am using a Huawei Honor Device running the official Ice Cream Sandwich. I use the wifi tethering quite often to get my notebook online, and realized following behavior: I am connected to Wifi. ...
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Why does my hotspot stop after a period of time?

I use the hotspot feature on my HTC One X alot for connecting to the internet with my laptop. It's worked fine for months, but all of a sudden the last two days, the hotspot just stops for no reason ...
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Can't access tethered server from Android browser. (Time out or “URL blocked”)

Synopsis: Trying to access local web development server connected by WiFi to Android tether. Everything seems to be connected and operating correctly, but phone's web browser times out when accessing ...
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Is there a quicker way to turn on WiFi Hotspot?

is there a way to automate (or at least reduce the number of steps) to turn on or turn off the WiFi hotspot on my Galaxy 3. I have to unlock press the menu button press settings press More ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace - Disconnects from some networks

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830L with Android 2.3.4, with factory ROM. It works pretty well with most WEP/WPA2 wifi hotspots. When I try to connect to an open one, no matter the signal ...
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I can't connect wifi tether network with tablet

I used wifi tether application to share internet connection in rooted xperia x8 android 2.1 version. It is work for my laptop. I can connect this network correctly with my laptop. But I can not ...
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Mobile AP gives “error” when trying to enable

I'm running Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 on Samsung Galaxy S - Captivate (SGH-I896) I recently rooted my phone because my provider, SpeakOut, only allows internet access through port 80; apps weren't ...
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Enabling AdHoc Networking on ICS to Connect to AdHoc Devices

I'm looking for a way to connect my Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.0.x) to my laptop via adhoc wifi. (The laptop will act as my wireless NAS.) The WiFi Ad Hoc enabler for Android does not work on the Galaxy ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 Wifi Hotspot Toggle Widget

I have upgraded to ICS on an i9100, from GB. Both of these provide wifi tethering by default. Under GB many of the widgets available could toggle the wifi tethering on and off - a simple switch. ...
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List of all devices connected to my network

Is there any way to get list of all devices connected to my Wi-Fi network?
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Is there a way to check who is connected to my Galaxy Nexus hotspot

I would like to be able to check who is using my phones hotspot, it was simple on my Droid 2 since the Motorola app much like the one shown in the answer to How do I check who is connecting to my ...
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HTC Desire (Android 2.2) connects then disconnects to wifi

I have a wifi router I want to connect to. It's a TP-Link (Model No. TL-WA901N / TL-WA901ND 2.0). I have enabled WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK on the router, (the default), when I try and connect my HTC Desire to ...
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Enabling both normal wifi and wifi hotspot to get RSSI values of wi-fi hotspots

I want an android phone to have both 'normal wi-fi' and 'portable hotspot' turned on at the same time, so that I will be able to get the RSSI values of wireless networks as well as involve in an ...
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How do I check who is connecting to my hotspot?

Is there any way to check who is connecting to my hotspot? I am using a rooted Samsung Galaxy SII. I use the SII's tethering feature in: Settings > Wireless and network > Tethering and portable ...
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How to use adb over Mobile AP (Portable wifi hotspot)

First : I know about abdWireless app. But my problem is different. I am using my Android mobile as Mobile AP (Portable WiFi hotspot) for using internet on my computer. I want to use adb in wireless ...
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How does Android chooses among multiple access points?

I have been doing a lot of research on this. Unfortunately I was not able to find how, by default, Android chooses among multiple access points. For instance, if a user walks into a mall and there ...
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Quick settings hot spot not working

I installed Quick Settings and hit ont the hot spot option button. After a few seconds the app disables 3G and tells me "Network is not available". Is there a way to fix it?
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Share WIFI to Computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can the Samsung Galaxy Tab be used as a wifi-hotspot? Is their a way I can share the WiFi on my Galaxy Tab on my PC without having a landline internet access already ...
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Android internet connection related problems?

We can USB tether and use android internet connection on PC but How to achieve following: 1. How to use pc internet connection on android device using USB cable on Windows machine? I can use my ...
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Can I use an existing Wifi Network as source for internet connectivity and still enable WiFi tethering? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater? It is possible to use android as WiFi access point using 3G - but, is there a way to use an existing wifi connection and ...
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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 ...