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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Tethering for restricted user profiles

On my Nexus Marshmallow, any user profile, except owner, is not allowed to activate Wi-Fi tethering. The related menu is disabled for normal users, restricted users and, of course, guests. I would ...
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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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Routing between wifi hotspot and tethered PC

I can use both wifi hotspot and USB tethering concurrently. However, devices connected to these two networks are unable to talk to each other - i.e. they are on different subnets with no routing ...
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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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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 internet ...
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Wifi log and Apps: how do I restore from Kies/Smart Switch?

Drowned Samsung 5 S Active (waterproof? Uh, no....) made me do my first critical restore from the above software to a Galaxy 5 Note. Wifi log did not come over. Searching the files in the most ...
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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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How to i disable the DHCP function on wifi Tetherthing

I want to have a Static configuration for wifi Tetherthing because there is no way to change the ip range.
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Is it possible to apply Mac based filtering in android hotpost/tethering

Is it possible in android to apply mac based filtering when we share our mobile network via wifi hotpost. Is it possible to implement it using WifiP2pManger class or any other medium in android ??
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Bluetooth tethering does not work on android when I turn on vpn

I currently have my IP address banned by playstation. I tried finding why it was banned and I could not find a solution for cbl to unban me. I don't have a data plan so I decided to share my free vpn ...
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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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Moto G hotspot range very low

I have an old Moto G1 (XT1033) running stock 5.0.2 (rooted) that I use to WiFi tether to my laptop for internet. But the hotspot's range is terrible. If I keep the phone at just a meter's distance, I ...
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Streaming Camera between two android phones without Internet

Is it possible to stream live camera from one android phone to other without Internet using wifi-hotspot of one these phones? I have tried IP webcam app. But the other mobile's browser can't connect ...
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How to keep phone from connecting to WiFi network automatically [duplicate]

At my home, I have a WiFi repeater set up. When I walk through the door of my home, my phone automatically connects to the repeater because it has a stronger signal. However, the speed is worse and so ...
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Restrict certain wifi networks

In my android phone (Samsung S6 6.0.1), there is no real impact for the Settings->DataUsage->RestrictNetworks option. To me the emails or app updates are always downloaded irrespective of the wifi nw ...
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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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Email client “no limit” on retrieval size overrides *ALL* other phone data restrictions

I have set retrieval size as "no limit (unlimited) including attachments" in the email client of Samsung S6. With this setting, and with "restrict background data" enabled + the wifi nw set as "...
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Android hotpot with login page

Is it possible to create an Android hotspot that redirects people to my own "login" page? If so, how can I set up a little "survey" that collects people's inputs?
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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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My huwaei p8 lite cant detect wifi networks

Hi guys my phone cant detect any wifi network. I tried to create an hotspot but other devices cant detect my hotspot.
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Use Android Phone to Share PC internet

I have two Android Phones, and a PC with a broadband Internet Connection. I want to be able to use one Android phone to create a WiFi hotspot that shares the PC's Internet connection so that i can ...
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Does Android Marshmellow hotspot block apps?

I am trying to trace a problem with Teamviewer and I think the issue somewhere revolves around my smartphone. I use Teamviewer 11, on a Windows 10 Tablet, using a Samsung Note 4 Mobile Hotspot on ...
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Enable hotspot / tethering on Nexus 5X + 6P without a subscription plan? Root and no Root

Is there a way to enable hotspot / tethering for the Nexus 5X and 6P even if you don't have a subscription plan for it? How do you do it via rooted phone and a non-rooted phone?
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Wi-Fi, Hotspot and Bluetooth don't work even after reinstalling the OS

I bought a OnePlus 2 (OP2) an year ago. Recently for some odd reason, the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and hotspot on my OP2 stopped working. I tried these fixes: Resetting the phone Reinstalling the OS ...
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LG G3 wifi hotspot continually restarting

I tried to connect my notebook through a Wi-Fi hotspot created on my phone. And, even when I am not trying to connect, like every 5 sec the hotspot restarts. And, when I somehow connected, it restarts ...
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How do I disable the Mobile Hotspot feature?

As far as I can remember, some carriers disable this feature. Now, we have a few dozen phones that we want to deploy to some schools and we would like to disable this feature. How do I achieve this? ...
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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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Mobile hotspot problem after marshmallow update in huawei honor 7

I have recently done the Marshmallow update for Huawei Honor 7 .I am able to create WiFi hotspot and can connect to it from my laptop but I cannot access Internet through this WiFi hotspot. Before the ...
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Use mobile internet though connected to WLAN

On an Linux based system I created a WLAN Hotspot. I want to provide a single webpage via a webserver on this system. When I connect my Android devices to it they expect to get internet over this ...
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WPS Server on Android

Would it be possible to emulate a Wi-Fi Protected Setup Server protocol on an Android device? This way when using the device as a portable Hotspot, I could use a strong password and allow clients to ...
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Wifi hotspot and Flashlight

I am being told by my device (HTC one E8) that the camera flash (and thereby flashlight app) and portable wifi hotspot cannot work at the same time. I dont see any logical connection between the two,...
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How to fix mobile hotspot?

Shortly said, my mobile hotspot doesn't work. I can connect my laptop to my phone but I can't get on the web. Mobile data on my phone works flawlessly. What I've tried: Putting my SIM card into ...
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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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Create wifi hotspot but block access certain domains

When I share my internet connection other devices think that they are connected to a WiFi (which is correct). Some programs such as dropbox, play music or updates start using a lot of bandwidth. Is ...
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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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Sharing internet from PC (reverse-tethering) with hotspot mode

I have a HTC One V which runs the default HTC-supplied Android 4.0, not rooted. I occasionally come across situations where I've got a dialup (or non-GSM mobile internet) or other non-wireless network ...
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File transfer with linux pc through mobile hotspot

Is there any application to transfer files with a PC running Linux (Ubuntu) via the mobile hotspot( not through wifi)
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Sharing laptop's internet connection with Android smartphone when Win10 isn't able to create a WiFi hotspot

This may sound weird but I'm sure I'm not the only one facing this problem. I don't want to invest on a wifi router just yet. It was pretty easy to share my laptop's internet connection with my phone ...
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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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Monitoring data transmission in my Wifi hotspot

If I switched on my mobile wifi hotspot secured with a password and then if some intruder tried many passwords to connect to my hotspot.Is there any way I could know the list of incorrect passwords he ...
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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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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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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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How to start a hotspot automatically on device boot

I have an Andriod based TV box connected to the internet via ethernet. I have enabled a portable wifi hotspot (so basically it acts as a wifi router). But every time there is a power cut to this ...
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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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Bypass tethering hotspot device limit

What I want to achieve is to set up a local WLAN network where other devices connect to my hotspot. Data connection is not required, we just all want to be in the same network. However, there seems to ...
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Problem with WiFi connection -Android tells me it is not secured

I didn't find a anwser to my question yet on the forum, but as I am new, I may just have overlooked it. I had a trip to Warsaw today and had troubles connecting to WiFi. I would select the wifi ...
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Why does not wifi hotspot work when I open a game?

I enable portable hotspot on my Android 4.4 tablet and share its internet with PC. But, after I open a game (Clash of Clans to put it more specifically), it seems that internet sharing is disabled ...
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Using an android phone as a server for PC LAN gaming

So me and my friend wish to play tf2 using our phones as the server when we are in college. We tried using WiFi hotspot on the phone to connect but couldn't find any way to forward a port. So we tried ...
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Joining a public WiFi made the owner able to send me a Facebook friend request. How?

I walked by a bar with free, unsecured WiFi. My device auto-joined it, and a minute later I had a friend request on Facebook from that very bar. How did they get my Facebook identity just from ...