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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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 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?
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 monitor and log the connections to my phone's wireless hotspot?

I'm sure the phone will be logging all connections and connection attempts when it is used to set up a wireless hotspot - my question is how can I view these logs? If the default setting is not to ...
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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 limit a wifi hotspot to be AC only

Every now and then I need to tether my laptop to my phone, so I simply turn on the wifi hotspot and connect. Unfortunately sometimes the wifi channels in the 2.4 ghz frequency are rather crowded, ...
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Avoided poor internet connection?

After connecting with something with my mobile-sim internet. Now I can't connect to either mobile-data , or wifi . In wifi I get the error Avoided poor internet connection , and when using the sim for ...
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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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Mobile hotspot crash?

I have a verizon samsung galaxy s3. I have recently gotten a tablet (that lacks 3G capabilities), so I was going to use my S3 to run a wireless hotspot.. this used to work on previous versions of ...
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Auto-Tether when another phone nearby (in car)

I have an android phone in car for Spotify purposes. I'm trying to set up the system so the car phone tries to connect to my own phone once car power is on (phone starts charging) and start playing ...
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How do I hide the SSID of an android phone?

I sometimes use my phone as an ad-hoc wifi network, however there is no option in the settings to hide it's SSID. How can I achieve this?
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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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Why is hotspot requiring me to go to the settings menu?

I I just click the hotspot app it says checking my subscription status and flashes 'turning hotspot on' but then comes back and does NOT turn the hotspot on. However If I go to Settings -> More ...
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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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Captive portal on Android is this Feasible? [duplicate]

Is it possible/feasible to make an app which works like a Captive portal? So that user can make a Wifi hotspot and any other user connecting to it will be redirected to a Login page. what i have ...
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Wifi Hotsopt keeps turning off on Kyocera Hydro (Vibe or xtrm)

I have a Kyocera Hydro (I don't know if it's vibe or xtrm) and I use PDANet+ for tethering and hotspot. Tethering works good but after a few minutes the hotspot turns off and then I would have to ...
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Personal Hotspot on Three not working with my s4

I recently noticed that I could not send picture messages to people but I could receive them. I looked online and found that resetting my apn settings to default May fix this problem. After resetting ...
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Android phone working as a WiFi hotspot - how to restart WAN 3G connection on request from a WiFi Client

I'm using an Android mobile phone as a WiFi access point (hotspot) to share my 3G connection with a few laptops. Unfortunately the 3G provider (Polish Aero2) uses a non-standard authentication scheme, ...
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Prevent a particular wi-fi spot from trying to connect automatically

At my work, there's a "guest" wifi spot and one for employees. The one for employees connects normally, but the guest one requires a log-in process each time, so obviously I just want to use the ...
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Is AndroidAP hardcoded to channel 6?

I've noticed that my AndroidAP portable wi-fi hotspot always appears on channel 6. Is it just a coincidence, or is chan 6 in fact hardcoded? Is there a way to change it? Or to use 5 GHz channels ...
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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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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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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) ...