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 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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How can I create a Wi-Fi hotspot without sharing the internet connection with clients

Is it possible to create a personal Wi-Fi hotspot, but without sharing the Internet connection? I don't want to disable the internet connectivity on the hotspot completely, just prevent any clients ...
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Android WiFi repeater programatically?

I live in a very remote area with very little cell reception, and my wifi does not reach certain areas of my house. I have my android phone, and I would like to make it a wifi repeater, but ...
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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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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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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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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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Access and modify files on the SD card of my mobile using WIFI tethering [closed]

I am looking for an application for my Android 2.3.5 Sony Xperia X10i. I want an app that will mount my phone on my hot spot as eg: http://192.36.02.08 , which will have both download and upload ...
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Wifi scanning for known networks that don't broadcast their SSID

When wifi is enabled, and the phone is not connected to a wifi network, it scans for known networks. I always thought that networks send out their SSID (like StarbucksWifi) and if this SSID is in the ...
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Changing WiFi Hotspot Frequency on HTC one X

My HTC One X has 2.4 and 5 WiFi. I can see how to change the settings for the Wi-Fi frequency to use but it doesn't seem to work when set up as a WiFi hotspot to connect my computer to the internet. ...
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How to connect to adhoc wifi on Nokia XL

Is there a way I can connect Nokia XL phone to adhoc wifi created using my laptop. I've had Nokia 900 which connected & Nokia N8 connects to the same wifi hotspot while none of Samsung (Android) ...
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Stream music from iPod Touch to Nexus 5

I would like to stream music from my iPod Touch to my Nexus 5. I have found a few apps that can do it over WiFi but I look for a way to do this when I don't have access to WiFi. Is there a way to do ...
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Share USB reverse tethering connection via WiFi hotspot on Windows [duplicate]

I have been able to setup reverse tethering on my SGSII using this post but now I would like to share this connection through the wifi hotspot of my mobile. I have tried to activate the hotspot while ...
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Problems with wifi connection

I have a netgear router wnr2200 and sometimes, when I connect with my tablet android or my cellphone, there are some problems. Using chrome, sometimes the page can load and load, I have to reload it. ...
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How to increase hotspot connection limit on rooted android phone?

The hotspot function on android phones limits connection to 3-5 devices. Is there a way to increase the number of connected devices on a rooted android phone hotspot network?
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Change default Hotspot IPAddress (192.168.43.1) or mac address [duplicate]

I have some 20 android devices. It seems all have the same IPaddress(192.168.43.1) and mac address(XX.XX.XX.XX.XX.XX). I have a problem. when I am switching hotspot of any device. And I am ...
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Data connectivity disabled when phone mic is muted

This is a persistent and repeatable issue with my HTC One (Android 4.3) but I can't find any mention of it on forums etc. It would be great if anyone can tell me whether it's a known issue, specific ...
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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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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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Connect Internet to Android phone via PC [duplicate]

How can i connect internet to an android mobile phone via PC using hotspot or USB tethering(Windows7 or Windows 8)
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Does Android have a “router setup page” when acting as a wireless or wired hotspot?

I can edit all the crucial aspects of my hotspot/router within the setup options for the hotspot/router configuration. I am confused as to how the DHCP works when using up the Android phone as a ...
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Mobile hotspot stopped working on Galaxy Note 3 after 4.4.2 update (AT&T)

On my Galaxy Note 3 (AT&T), the mobile hotspot stopped working after the 4.4.2 update was applied. After going to Settings>Connections>Tethering and portable hotspot and turning on "Mobile ...
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How to get the information of users connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot?

How can I get the IP address, MAC address, etc. of a user connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot? ( Using Karbonn A21 Phone running Android 4.0.4 with minor changes to the skin)
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3G Connection Problem

I have try to share my Samsung note 10.1 (Model Number : GT-N8000) portable hotspot last night but it fail. After that, i cannot access to internet via data network mode(the 3G/H+ sign disappear next ...
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Stopping Local Communication in android hotspot

How can I stop two devices from communicating among themselves if they are connected to my Hot Spot.(for eg I want them to not be able to ping eachother)
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How configure the DHCP settings of WIFI Tethering(Hotspot) in android

When connecting my pc to android wifi hotspot, It assigned a 192.168.42.x address to my pc. I really need to change this as it conflicts with one of our work subnets - is this possible?
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How to make a Nexus 4 a wifi access point / repeater without using mobile data [duplicate]

I have a spare Nexus 4 phone after recently upgrading to a Nexus 5. I would like to root the device and use it to share a wifi connection. To be clear, I am not talking about the stock android 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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Connecting two android devices without a router

myself and a friend want to play a multiplayer game that only works on the local network, and in work, there is no open WiFi network that we can both connect. Is there anyway that we can link up both ...
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Wifi hotspot not working on my unofficial cyanogenmod 10 (Android 4.1.2)

On my unofficial cyanogenmod 10 custom ROM WiFi hotspot is not workingsl .Is there any other method or app to turn the WiFi hotspot on?I tried the foxfi app it didn't work.also there is no restriction ...
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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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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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Does Google Nexus 7 LTE has the integrated Portable Wi-Fi hotspot?

The unlocked Google Nexus phones famously have the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot feature integrated right within the phone, and available for anyone's use, per my understanding, regardless of carrier ...
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Portable Wi-Fi hotspot on Google Nexus 7 LTE with an MVNO

There are reports that on Google Nexus 7 2013 LTE with an AT&T SIM, there is no Portable Wi-Fi hotspot option within Wireless & networks settings; however, if the AT&T SIM is replaced ...
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A phone as a home 4G modem/router?

I live in a rural area where traditional cable, fiber, and even DSL are not a possibility. I am using a weird wireless system a local ISP set up for this area, but its flaky, slow and expensive. The ...
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Treat certain WiFi networks as mobile/cellular

I plan to be putting a Nexus 7 (will be rooted) in my car and tethering off my Nexus 4 (rooted). However I only get 1.5GB data per month on my mobile and don't want it to download my Spotify ...
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Why does my wifi hotspot widget no longer provide a free hotspot?

I have occasionally been using my Android phone as a hotspot without signing up for that service from Verizon by activating the hotspot through a 3rd-part widget (I use Elixir 2 Widgets) rather than ...
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Portable hotspot device ip reservation

How can you set ip reservations for devices that are connecting to the portable hotspot that is create by an android device?
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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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Can I create a wifi network on my WiFi-only Nexus 7?

I have a Nexus 7 on which I'd like to create a wifi network, so that I can have my laptop connect to it. The goal is to transfer files back and forth (I have a server running on the Nexus 7). I'm not ...
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How does android wifi hotspot work when other wifi is available?

Say I have my phone (nexus 4) setup as a wireless hotspot for my tablet to use while outside... Obviously this will make use of my mobile data plan. But when I get near a wifi signal that I regularly ...
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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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Can I use Tasker to enable and disable WiFi hotspot functionality?

I have an Android tablet (Nexus 7) and an Android phone (HTC One) and I use my phone as a WiFi hotspot so that my tablet (which doesn't have it's own internet connection) can access the internet when ...
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WiFi Tablet makes Phone activate Hotspot

Is there anyway to make a phone with android 4.3 automatically activate it's wifi hot spot at the request of a nearby android tablet. For example, the tablet can message the phone via blue tooth to ...
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How do I change the Device Name of my Nexus 7 2013 when connecting to a hotspot?

How do I change the Device Name of my Nexus 7 2013 (not rooted)? On my Samsung Galaxy S4 hotspot, the Nexus 7 shows up as android-xxx, where xxx is some random sequence of characters. How do I change ...
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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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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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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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Why is portable hotspot and tethering not working?

I am trying to use tethering features to connect my laptop to the Internet. On my Samsung Galaxy S3-i9300 device when I enable a portable wi-fi hotspot and connect wirelessly I can connect from my ...
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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 ...