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).

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
16 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

netsh: command not found in linux mint 17

From this web page: Why can't my device see an ad-hoc WiFi network? I am trying to share laptop internet connection with my android phone through my Linux mint 17 laptop wifi hotspot. I tried to ...
6
votes
3answers
11k views

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? ...
8
votes
4answers
526 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views
0
votes
1answer
35 views

autostart mobile hotspot when starting smartphone

Is there some way to autostart the mobile hotspot once turning on the smartphone? We have an external device relying on a mobile hotspot. Why we need some way to always run mobile hitspot when the ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

Win 7 wifi hotspot connection not able to share internet

I have created an ad-hoc wifi hotspot connection using > netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=WinWlHS key=MyPassword keyusage=persistent Then I have started hotspot using netsh wlan ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Can I connect Wi fi and 4G at the same time for different things [duplicate]

Is it posible to receive via WiFi data( only receive not send) to transmit later via 4G to internet Is not like hot spot(though maybe this is the name ) I just want to conect a wifi card or any ...
4
votes
2answers
852 views

Does android switch to a different APN when in hotspot mode?

I've tried turning on the portable hot-spot mode on my nexus-one and got a message from my operator saying that my plan doesn't cover data traffic made through the web.operator.com APN, as opposed to ...
2
votes
1answer
922 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Is filtering url requests coming through mobile data hotspot possible? (whitelist nanny)

As a teacher I would like to implement a student response system (SRS) in which students connect to access an SRS website (e.g., Socrative) by logging their mobiles onto my Android tablet hotspot. The ...
5
votes
6answers
19k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
674 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

get information from devices which connect to same wifi hot spot

After create public wifi hot spot through phone. How to get device information from those who are trying to connect the hot spot?
0
votes
1answer
68 views

Block mobile internet access except portable hotspot without rooting my phone

I've seen many articles and tried many applications like 'mobiwol' 'droidwall' 'avast antivirus' 'foxfi'. What my problem is that I've a very limited mobile data and I want to use it with my laptop ...
0
votes
0answers
661 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

How can I extract saved wifi locations and passwords off my old HTC Inspire device? [duplicate]

I am willing to root the old device HTC Inspire to get this information manually if necessary. The objective is to transfer all the save wifi locations and passwords over to a Samsung Galaxy S5. We ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

I have a Nexus 5 and was using am mobile hotspot

On my Nexus 5, I was using the default "mobile hotspot". I am recently moving and I have no WiFi to use for my Sony PlayStation 3. It was working fine for a week or two now; but just the other night ...
0
votes
1answer
299 views

Does Nexus 5 support EAP SIM authentication?

As the title says, I can't seem to get it working at all. I am running Android 5.0.1 on Nexus 5.
0
votes
5answers
17k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
7k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Galaxy note 10.1 WifiP2pStateTracker ERROR

I'm using a Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000 in hotspot mode, in logcat I see lot's of ERROR messages about WifiP2pStateTracker. The error messages look like this: ERROR WifiP2pStateTracker ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
95 views

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 ...
5
votes
4answers
334 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

Bridge Wi-Fi through router > Galaxy S3 > desktop Windows

I'm usually hooked up to a wall Ethernet port on my PC, but I'm away for a little over a week now and I only have access to Wi-Fi. The signal is just barely out of range. I can use Skype and whatnot ...
-1
votes
2answers
155 views

Android WiFi repeater programatically? [closed]

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
170 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
4k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
134 views

Why I Must Type Password Every Time To Reconnect To Home Wi-Fi Hotspot

I have recently started getting dialog popping up asking to enter password every time I connect to my home Wi-Fi hotspot: This dialog always pops up when you connect to hotspot for the first time ...
4
votes
1answer
10k views

Android Tethering DNS Problem

I am using a Sony Xperia Go mobile device with Android Gingerbread (2.3.7). Whenever I try to use Tethering (USB/Mobile Wifi Tethering), I could not immediately access website using my laptop. ...
1
vote
5answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Importing wifi settings from microsoft account

I have a bunch of saved wifi passwords on my windows 8 laptop that automatically transfer from one PC to another when I log in using my Microsoft account. Does anyone know a way to transfer these ...
2
votes
1answer
100 views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
7k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
7k views

How to make Galaxy Tab as portable WiFi hotspot?

I am a new user of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (GT - P5100). Is there any way to use my Galaxy Tab as portable WiFi hotspot?
1
vote
1answer
250 views

Limit download rate in android? [duplicate]

I have an irritating friend of mine who has evil eye on my unlimited data plan. I have a few time asked him to do his own recharge but he tends not to. It's so irritating when he asks to tether. Can ...
1
vote
6answers
8k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
183 views

Is it possible to connect to chromecast through router while still using data network for internet?

Here's the setup I am envisioning: Chromecast and android phone both connected to a WiFi router/hotspot (has x amount of data usage). My phone however has unlimited data usage and I would like to ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

how to save and boot a device in teethering mode

I have andriod based tv box with ethernet and wifi interfaces. I have ethernet internet connection which is connected to this TV box. I have enabled portable wifihotspot i.e. teethering(so basically ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Android doesnt detect a touch when locked up and freezes, overheats

My adnroid lg p895 is starting to act abnormally these past few weeks. I cleared the caches. Uninstalled some apps and Its still the same except that it runs a little faster again. When i locked my ...
0
votes
3answers
7k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
76 views

Phone creates a Wi-Fi network (i.e. WiFi tethering) while being visible on said network. Possible?

I have a vague concept for a piece of software I want to write, but I'm facing a problem in that I'm not sure this is even possible with the way Android handles creating Wi-Fi hotspots in its current ...
0
votes
0answers
10k views

Samsung galaxy s duos wifi not working

I am using Samsung Galaxy S DUOS GT-7562, I have rooted my phone few days ago using UnlockRoot software. Now from 3-4 days I am having problem with WiFi. Please check the attached images. I have tried ...
0
votes
0answers
93 views

Auto-disable Wi-Fi AP if not connected within a few minutes?

Is there any way for me to make my phone automatically disable its Wi-Fi Access Point and re-enable its Wi-Fi client when no client has connected to the access point after (say) 5 minutes?
0
votes
1answer
160 views

How to list clients that have used your wifi hotspot on a Nexus 5

Is there a way to list clients currently using my mobile hotspot? Or even better does it log info on the clients that connect? I have some totally unexplained bandwidth usage when I had it on and ...
0
votes
1answer
481 views

WEP Encryption for WiFI Hotspot in KitKat

Is it possible to enable WEP encryption for the hotspot function in Android 4.4? It only shows WPA and WPA2 for me and I would like to create a WEP hotspot. Alternatively, are there any hotspot apps ...
20
votes
4answers
48k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
324 views

Enable Wi-Fi tethering via Bluetooth?

Bluetooth uses low power, and hence I keep it enabled indefinitely for whenever I want to tether with my laptop. Wi-Fi is much faster and thus I prefer it over Bluetooth, but I can't keep the access ...