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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to have phone prioritize encrypted Wi-Fi hotspots?

I have a Wi-Fi solution similar to FON which has an encrypted private home Wi-Fi hotspot and a guest network which is unencrypted and requires one to log in once a day. My problem (or rather, ...
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How to resolve that both Wifi Hotspot and USB Tethering need reboot to work?

I am using a Huawei Honor Device running the official Ice Cream Sandwich. I use the wifi tethering quite often to get my notebook online, and realized following behavior: I am connected to Wifi. ...
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How do I change the Wi-Fi hotspot channel?

Is it possibe to change the channel my phone broadcasts its Wi-Fi hotspot on? Right now it's using the same channel as my neighbour (6). My router is reporting several unused slots.
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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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Is there a way to blacklist SSIDs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell my droid x to ignore a public wifi network? Like, the SSIDs xfinitywifi and timewarnercable are everywhere near me, and unencrypted, but require a ...
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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 ...
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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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Change the name of the Wi-Fi hotspot

Device: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 The wireless tethering hotspot name is AndroidAP. I would like to change this if I can.
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WiFi Hotspot Security?

Is there any way to add extra security to a WiFi hotspot created by an Android phone? I am using a Samsung GT-S5300 with Android 2.3.6, and I am using the WiFi hotspot feature at home since Telkom ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 Wifi Hotspot Toggle Widget

I have upgraded to ICS on an i9100, from GB. Both of these provide wifi tethering by default. Under GB many of the widgets available could toggle the wifi tethering on and off - a simple switch. ...
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Can One Increase the Mobile AP Hotspot Timeout?

I have a Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) and I have an AT&T plan that includes tethering. I can turn on the Mobile AP hotspot and then other devices can connect to it. However, after several ...
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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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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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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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How to make Froyo's portable hotspot more stable?

I have updated to Froyo on my HTC Desire yesterday and am testing out the portable hotspot option. The problem is that it is very unstable, at random times (1 to 10 minutes) I lose the WiFi ...
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List of all devices connected to my network

Is there any way to get list of all devices connected to my Wi-Fi network?
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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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How can I create a Wi-Fi network from my Galaxy Tab with no internet access?

What I am trying to do is to connect an iPad to a Samsung Galaxy Tab via Wireless LAN. What I don't need is an internet connection. I also only have an Samsung Galaxy Tab Wifi. I can access the ...
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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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Can I use my android as a wifi bridge via USB?

I have a broadband connection to my computer, but no wireless router. I would like to know if I can connect my android as a wifi bridge; using my broadband connection instead of my mobile internet ...
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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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Mobile Data only working when used as hotspot

I recently bought a HTC One. Everything worked fine including mobile-data and Wifi. Until I once used my phone as Hotspot for my laptop. The whole time while using the hotspot I had working internet ...
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Android internet connection related problems?

We can USB tether and use android internet connection on PC but How to achieve following: 1. How to use pc internet connection on android device using USB cable on Windows machine? I can use my ...
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How do I change the Device Name of my Nexus 7 2013 when connecting to a hotspot?

How do I change the Device Name of my Nexus 7 2013 (not rooted)? On my Samsung Galaxy S4 hotspot, the Nexus 7 shows up as android-xxx, where xxx is some random sequence of characters. How do I change ...
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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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How to use adb over Mobile AP (Portable wifi hotspot)

First : I know about abdWireless app. But my problem is different. I am using my Android mobile as Mobile AP (Portable WiFi hotspot) for using internet on my computer. I want to use adb in wireless ...
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How to see all TCP connections being routed for hotspot?

I want to see a list of all active TCP connections on my Android device, regardless of whether they terminate in the device. E.g., when my phone is serving as a WiFi hotspot, I would like to see all ...
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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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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 ...
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Does Android have a “router setup page” when acting as a wireless or wired hotspot?

I can edit all the crucial aspects of my hotspot/router within the setup options for the hotspot/router configuration. I am confused as to how the DHCP works when using up the Android phone as a ...
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Created a Walled Garden with WiFi Hotspot

I want to create a WiFi Hotspot that can only access either a few files on my Android or a webpage run on my Android. This is so that when I am playing at gigs i can offer my music for free to people ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Poor performance with portable wifi hot spot. Is this normal?

I'm using an HTC Desire HD to create a portable wifi hotspot on a 2G connection (yes, I know, but its all I got sometimes) so I can use my laptop for simple internet based tasks. My 2G connection on ...
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WPS Server 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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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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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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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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What is meant by “Wi-Fi Hotspot” in Android 2.2?

Android 2.2 has a new feature called "Wi-Fi Hotspot" which was not available in previous versions. What is the importance of this feature? What is meant by "Wi-Fi Hotspot"? Is there anywhere that I ...
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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 ...