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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Authentication problem while connecting to WiFi hot spot!

I just unboxed my androidOne device (Micromax Canvas A1) and while connnecting to my WiFi hotspot it loops through: When entered the password, proxy etc: Saved, secured with WPA2 When tapped on ...
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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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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 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 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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VPN and hotspot client connectivity

I would like to have VPN connection combined with Android hotspot, to allow a workstation PC to connect to one of the VPN's computer. So far, I managed to establish the VPN connection and connect the ...
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Can't watch movies on my ICraig Tablet

I saw in the "Make use of" forum about web sites that download Movies for free, and one was called Showbox, so I tried it. After I downloaded the movie, I started it, and as it was streaming, I hear ...
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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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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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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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Start wifi hotspot through adb using service command

I saw this question, the answer there and the comments on it. The solution still needs at least three steps to enable hotspot using command line. I'm looking for one single command. E.g In Lollipop, ...
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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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Mobile Hotspot not supported

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet, doesn't support Mobile Hotspot. This problem has started just after I upgraded the OS from Android 4.2.2 Jellybean to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. I also downloaded ...
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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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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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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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Receiving files using wifi direct in nexus 9 (wifi only)?

I have a nexus 9 tablet (wifi only). I am trying to send some files to this nexus 9 using share it from an android phone. As far as I know wifi direct works by creating a hot spot for the device (and ...
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Can a WiFi hotspot forward multicast packets?

I'm trying to communicate via IP multicast between two PCs. Unfortunately, it seems like my home WiFi router is not broadcasting multicast packets via the WiFi interface (only Ethernet). I was ...
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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 configuration

Would it be possible to control the ssids that are visible under wifi settings through an app.Such that we hide the ssids or any of the router information that a device is currently connected to ...
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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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Using Android 2.3.4 (stock) as a WiFi Hotsport

I am using Nexus S on Android 2.3.4 GingerBread. I'm setting it up as WiFi hotspot. I can connect other devices to this phone (they get an IP/subnet/gateway), but they can't access the internet. ...
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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 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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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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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 ...