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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Unable to enable hotspot option in android 4.4

The device of mine is Lenovo A5500 and I used to see tethering and hotspot option in setting but I am now unable to locate that. Actually it is I here but I don't see any option to configure and ...
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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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Is it possible to open Hotspot while we are using wifi?

I have tried but you can only use one at a time either WiFi or Hotspot but it'll be great if we can use hotspot while we are using WiFi.
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WiFi authentication problem

I have got my android (Lenovo Vibe P1M) and for a couple of days my WiFi worked smoothly.But when i tried connecting it yesterday it says authentication problem. While my family members can use the ...
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How to set Wifi channel for tethering?

I'd like to pick one of less used channels in a relatively Wifi-saturated area, when using tethering (built-in option, mobile hotspot). I never found an option for changing the default channel and ...
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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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How can I prevent this wifi / mobile hotspot error?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 running Android 5.0.1, Lollipop. I use it as a wifi hotspot a lot. When I have wifi hotspot turned on, about every five minutes the phone displays this dialog... ...
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Android hotspot disables google search link redirection

I use an android mobile to connect my Ubuntu laptop to internet. When i type url of website manually, web page loads immediately. But when when i click on google search results it shows "connection ...
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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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Is there a more efficient way to turn mobile hotspot on / off? [duplicate]

I'd like to reduce the number of steps needed to turn mobile hotspot on or off. Currently it's unlock, then five taps. Galaxy Note 4, Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. I did find this question, but it's from ...
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Is it possible to use my old Android phone as a router and forward ports?

I would like to use an external wifi ip camera with an old android smartphone operating as 3g modem and router. Example: 1) Old smartphone with a 3g/ sim card , configured as HotSpot 2) Install ...
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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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Can an app enable/disable the wifi-hotspot without root?

I want to setup my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 (stock/not rooted Android 5.1.1) so that the wifi-hotspot can be automatically enabled and disabled. I was able to set things up nicely with the Trigger ...
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Xperia L C2105: Wifi not turning on after installing Android 5.1.1

I have installed latest Android 5.1.1 from the website https://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=taoshan. I have done this with the help of the following steps. Unlocked the phone and root it with ...
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Getting a hotspot without root

I've read several articles on how exactly to do this, but none of them seems to work. I can't root my G Flex 2 (because I have ZV9), so that route is inaccessible. FoxFi initializes but I get a ...
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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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Mobile Hotspot timer without root?

I have a Moto E (2015) and I have a hotspot plan that I let my family use. The Moto E has stock Tethering support. However, there are some limitations. The hotspot would not turn off automatically. ...
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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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does my samsung galaxy ace style phone have a mobile hotspot option and how do I find it

I have a samsung galaxy ace style phone model # sm-s765c and I am teying to find out how to turn on the tethering and mobile hotspot feature or does my phone even have it because I am unable to find ...
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Download files of devices that connected into my WiFi Hotspot

Is it possible to download or watch the directories of the devices that connected into my WiFi hotspot ? or Is there any way to collect personal data from the connected devices ? . Please NOTE THAT ...