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 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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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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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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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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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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Security risks of “Open Wi-Fi Networks”

How paranoid do I need to be about allowing my phone to connect to open/unencrypted WiFi hotspots? I don't really care if other people see my data (email being received or sent, stock quotes, ...
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Enabling AdHoc Networking on ICS to Connect to AdHoc Devices

I'm looking for a way to connect my Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.0.x) to my laptop via adhoc wifi. (The laptop will act as my wireless NAS.) The WiFi Ad Hoc enabler for Android does not work on the Galaxy ...
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If I set up a VPN, does *everything* go over it?

If I set up a VPN connection for Android, what gets routed over the VPN? Just web browsing? All internet connections from all apps? In Cyanogenmod, in the Add OpenVPN config, "Advanced" settings, ...
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Can I use the HTC Desire HD Wifi Hotspot feature to share a wireless network instead of mobile internet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater? I have my home router which for a variety of reasons I can not switch to WEP. However, I occasionally need to use my ...
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How do you enable Hotspot Wifi Sharing on Nexus 5 Android M version on Sprint, Tmobile, and AT&T?

I just loaded the Android M preview version as of July 2015. I'm also on the Sprint network and my phone is rooted. How can I enable wifi hotspot ability on Android M?
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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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Can the Samsung Galaxy Tab be used as a wifi-hotspot?

Is it possible to use the Samsung Galaxy Tab as a wifi-hotspot so that non-3G iPads can use the Samsungs connection to the phone network?
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Can tablets differentiate between regular wi-fi and mobile hot spot?

There are a lot of apps in Android which act differently depending on the internet connection. Such as apps which auto-upload photos to the could only when connected to Wi-Fi, and not when connected ...
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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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Automatically connect to Wi-Fi nodes, but route everything through encryption

Related to my question about VPNs, is there any way to get my phone to automatically connect to unencrypted access points, but route all my traffic through my home network? This would be kind of like ...
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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. ...
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Using ADB shell, How I can disable hostspot / tethering on lollypop Nexus 5

My screen got broken and I've been using my phone with a VNC Server installed on it, but this morning i'd the stupid idea of enable hotspot just to see if I can use my mobile data plan on my laptop, ...
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Is there a way to check who is connected to my Galaxy Nexus hotspot

I would like to be able to check who is using my phones hotspot, it was simple on my Droid 2 since the Motorola app much like the one shown in the answer to How do I check who is connecting to my ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Activating wifi hotspot tethering on a Verizon Droid with Froyo 2.2

I rooted my Droid and got Froyo working on it (Bugless Beast). What is the best way to enable Wifi Hotspot on this thing? I tried an app "Wireless Tether" which allows me to connect my Mac via Wifi,...
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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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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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Rooted Incredible WiFi Tethering Not Working

I've rooted my Droid Incredible and installed both the "Wireless Tether" and "Barnacle Wifi Tether" apps but I can't seem to get internet connectivity on any other devices. I can see the connection on ...
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Can't access tethered server from Android browser. (Time out or “URL blocked”)

Synopsis: Trying to access local web development server connected by WiFi to Android tether. Everything seems to be connected and operating correctly, but phone's web browser times out when accessing ...
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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 playlists,...
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Asus Nexus 7 Tethering and Wifi HotSpot not available

Using my ASUS Google Nexus 7, I was trying to make it as Portable Wifi Hotspot. But when I opened my settings --> Wireless&Networks there is option for Tethering and Portable Hotspot. I tried this ...