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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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 ...