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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Problems with wifi connection

I have a netgear router wnr2200 and sometimes, when I connect with my tablet android or my cellphone, there are some problems. Using chrome, sometimes the page can load and load, I have to reload it. ...
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Mobile hotspot stopped working on Galaxy Note 3 after 4.4.2 update (AT&T)

On my Galaxy Note 3 (AT&T), the mobile hotspot stopped working after the 4.4.2 update was applied. After going to Settings>Connections>Tethering and portable hotspot and turning on "Mobile ...
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Portable hotspot device ip reservation

How can you set ip reservations for devices that are connecting to the portable hotspot that is create by an android device?
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Tethering / Portable Wifi Hotspot Samsung Captivate

Repeated attempts to get WIFI tethering failed, even after a reboot. I can turn on the wifi hotspot. I used these steps. Settings > Wireless & networks > More... > Tethering & portable ...
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can not connect to adhoc wifi connection even after rooting and change of file. Any Solutions?

I am posting here as I'm not allowed to post in Developers section as of being new here. I want to enable adhoc wifi on my mobile. Followed the instructions here ...