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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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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WPS AP 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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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 make a 'Captive Portal' on my mobile hotspot?

Some WiFi networks such as those you find on coffee shops, when we connect to their WiFi network it automatically redirects us to a web page where we will need to enter credentials in order to acess ...
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Android disconnects from Wi-Fi if I don't login to hot-spot. But there is no login needed

Today I connected to a Wi-Fi network with two options: Free access to intranet. No login required. Paid access to full internet access. Login and payment required. I just wanted to use the free ...
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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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Can I use Tasker to enable and disable WiFi hotspot functionality?

I have an Android tablet (Nexus 7) and an Android phone (HTC One) and I use my phone as a WiFi hotspot so that my tablet (which doesn't have it's own internet connection) can access the internet when ...
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Wifi hotspot generates new mac address each time

Every time I'm gonna to use wifi hotspot on my device it generates new mac address, therefore my laptop can't remember for permanent. Every time I need to set all connections details again anad ...
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Using Android 2.3.4 (stock) as a WiFi Hotsport

I am using Nexus S on Android 2.3.4 GingerBread. I'm setting it up as WiFi hotspot. I can connect other devices to this phone (they get an IP/subnet/gateway), but they can't access the internet. ...
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Is it possible to set a http proxy & port on a personal hotspot connection

When an Android Phone is connected to a WiFi network, there is an option to set a manual HTTP proxy and port. When user has created an personal WiFi hotspot ( sharing the cellular connection) there ...
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No internet on Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 when connected to Windows Wifi Hotspot

I have followed the instructions to set up a virtual wifi hotspot on my Windows 10 machine (connected via ethernet to router) from LifeHacker. I have connected my iphone and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 ...
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How to filter IP address in a hotspot/tether

For non rooted phone IP can be filtered/blocked by using a firewall like NoRoot firewall. Every apps in the pthone can be controlled this way. But when mobile data is shared with other devices (like ...
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Wifi Hotspot dnsmasq no DHCP ACK

I am creating a Wifi hotspot with hostapd and providing DHCP/DNS through dnsmasq on an Android 5.0.1 device. When a client connects to the Wifi hotspot it is subsequently unable to obtain an IP ...
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Android Wifi hospot 5.0 -> 5.1 stops working

Here is my situation: I have frequently used tethering to pair devices with phone phone and it has worked spectacularly. At one point I moved 50gb of data over my cell while I sought out a dedicated ...
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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 ...
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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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Data connectivity disabled when phone mic is muted

This is a persistent and repeatable issue with my HTC One (Android 4.3) but I can't find any mention of it on forums etc. It would be great if anyone can tell me whether it's a known issue, specific ...
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Tethering a “reversed tethered” data from a pc?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S 4G mini (GT-I8190) and I know I have the hotspot feature built-in which transforms my phone into a modem. I have used it plenty of times to tether my phone to other devices ...
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Can't access internet through wirtual hotspot

I have rooted phone with Android 4.0 and laptop with Windows 8. I have made wirtual hotspot with: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow name=** key=** netsh wlan start hostednetwork Than I ...
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Why is portable hotspot and tethering not working?

I am trying to use tethering features to connect my laptop to the Internet. On my Samsung Galaxy S3-i9300 device when I enable a portable wi-fi hotspot and connect wirelessly I can connect from my ...
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Mobile AP gives “error” when trying to enable

I'm running Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 on Samsung Galaxy S - Captivate (SGH-I896) I recently rooted my phone because my provider, SpeakOut, only allows internet access through port 80; apps weren't ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Can't access internet in my android mobile :(

whenever I tried to connect to my Wi-Fi(ssid = Hotspot) : at first it buffered and showed message like connecting.. and authenticating and after looped like below shown : Hotspot Obtaining IP ...
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Not able to edit or remove hotspots created by ES File Explorer

I am using Lenovo A6000 Plus with Android KitKat. I created hotspot using ES File Explorer. (Click image to enlarge) Now I'm not able to remove that hotspot because I can't enter hotspot's edit ...
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Restart CaptivePortalLogin

I tried to get rid of wrong Logon Userids in the Wifi Hotspot Browser on my Galaxy S6 (Android 5.1.1). For that reason I forcedly stopped Process CaptivePortalLogin in Application Manager an deleted ...
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Not connecting to adhoc wifi

I have YuYureka Plus which runs CyanogenMod12. I need to connect it to an ad-hoc hotspot from my pc (AP is not supported by my wifi driver). Though my phone shows the hotspot in available networks,it ...
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Status bar shows same icon twice

When I switch on Hotspot, the status bar shows the Hotspot ON icon at two places, near the clock and on the left side too. I'm running Cyanogenmod 12.1 with Android Lollipop 5.1
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Temporary network problem preventing Mobile hotspot from enabling issue on HTC One X

I am using HTC One X (AT&T). I was trying to enable mobile hotspot function, but it is not enabling, and I see this note on my screen: There is a temporary network problem that prevents the ...
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Hostpot issued resolved in droid turbo

In apn type just add this: default,supl,dun thats all. I spent more than an hour to find the problem. Hope can help other people with the same problem.
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Is it possible to find out who has been using my mobile hotspot and what they were searching?

I need to find out how I can detect who has been using my mobile hotspot and what their searches were and how much data was used on each of the sites visited. Thank you in advance
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Surprising problem to access Wifi Hotspot in Android 4.4 (Rooted)

I have uni proxy using NTLM authentication which I am sharing via hotspot created using this command netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid="NAME" key="PASSWORD" keyUsage=persistent netsh wlan ...
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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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Authentication problem using connectify

Whenever I want to connect my Android smartphone to a wifi network using Connectify / Virtual router it shows authentication problem always . I tried so many ways but all in vain. Restart mobile ...
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Start wifi hotspot through adb using service command

I saw this question, the answer there and the comments on it. The solution still needs at least three steps to enable hotspot using command line. I'm looking for one single command. E.g In Lollipop, ...
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Mobile Hotspot not supported

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet, doesn't support Mobile Hotspot. This problem has started just after I upgraded the OS from Android 4.2.2 Jellybean to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. I also downloaded ...
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Can't watch movies on my ICraig Tablet

I saw in the "Make use of" forum about web sites that download Movies for free, and one was called Showbox, so I tried it. After I downloaded the movie, I started it, and as it was streaming, I hear ...
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Receiving files using wifi direct in nexus 9 (wifi only)?

I have a nexus 9 tablet (wifi only). I am trying to send some files to this nexus 9 using share it from an android phone. As far as I know wifi direct works by creating a hot spot for the device (and ...
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VPN and hotspot client connectivity

I would like to have VPN connection combined with Android hotspot, to allow a workstation PC to connect to one of the VPN's computer. So far, I managed to establish the VPN connection and connect the ...
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Can a WiFi hotspot forward multicast packets?

I'm trying to communicate via IP multicast between two PCs. Unfortunately, it seems like my home WiFi router is not broadcasting multicast packets via the WiFi interface (only Ethernet). I was ...
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Wifi configuration

Would it be possible to control the ssids that are visible under wifi settings through an app.Such that we hide the ssids or any of the router information that a device is currently connected to ...
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Does turning off your mobile network removes the limit to how many devices can connect to your hotspot?

I have produced an application as a project that gets information from connected devices such as MAC address, IP address, connections, etc. They don't really need internet connection. However, I can ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...