WiFi Tethering allows a user to share their data connection with other devices by connecting the two device through WiFi. Usually used to share a phone's data connection with a laptop, allowing the laptop to access the Internet through the phone's connection.

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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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Tethering: I can search, but no search links work

House move, ISP screwed again, so I'm trying to tether from my Android 4.2.2 phone. This is UK, using t-mobile pay-as-you-go sim, with a 2GB data package. They appear to be tethering-friendly (EE own ...
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How can I timeout my hotspot?

I use my hotspot on the go, then forget to switch to Wifi when I reach my home or office. Is there an app that times-out the hotspot -- and cellular data in general -- and switches to Wifi? It coudl ...
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How can I access USB tethered device from WiFi hotspot?

So I found out the hard way that the USB tether IP is 192.168.52.x and the WiFi addresses are 192.168.53.x. My goal is to be able to access the USB tethered device (Raspberry Pi) from WiFi as if it's ...
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How do I tether with vpn on Lollipop?

How do I tether with VPN on Lollipop? I have root. I found the following guide, but don't fully understand the instructions. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=33749904&postcount=10 ...
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---What checks should I go through if my laptop can't connect to the internet through tethering?

I need to connect my laptop to the Internet by tethering through my smartphone, I'm using a Galaxy GT-S7270 with Android 4.2.2, a laptop with Windows 7 and a tablet with Windows 8. Whenever I try ...
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Acess HDD connected to Nexus 5

I have Cable to connect USB HDD to Nexus 5. Using ES3 I can browse HDD on Nexus 5. Is there any way I can access that HDD connected to Nexus 5 over WiFi on windows PC. Basically I am trying to do ...
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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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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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HTC Desire 500 will not connect more than 5 devices when tethering

When I set up a mobile hotspot on my phone, I can connect no more than 5 devices. This is really annoying as I am really using it as a wifi hub for my house (I can't get good broadband). I have the ...
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Using HTC Desire as home wifi hub

What I am trying to do may sound odd. Where I live I cannot get good broadband or satellite connection, so I am using a phone that I bought for this purpose as a wifi hub. It has unlimited tethering ...
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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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Can't get tethering to work on my verizon SSG S4 mini

I've scanned a lot of posts and tried many things but can't get tethering to work on my Verizon phone with jellybean 4.2.2. Here is my latest attempt. I rooted phone with saferoot. didn't touch the ...
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Getting confused by rooting and enabling wifi tethering

I'm trying to activate wifi tethering on my (verizon) Samsung Galaxy S4 mini through rooting. I'm getting a bit confused by the myriad ways to do this that I'm reading about on the web. Could ...
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Android tether/hotspot - redirecting all requests to a webserver after IP is allocated, how?

I've set my phone (Kitkat 4.4.2 (18.3.C.0.37)) to set up a wifi-hotspot using the stock software. There's a simple http webserver on the phone @ 192.168.43.1:80 I can connect to the webserver from ...
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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 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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Is it possible to synchronize wireless router config between devices?

Is there an app or some hack (via ADB, TB, moving a file) to synch my Wireless Router Configuration between devices? I am about to rotate my devices (getting new phone / phablet / tablet soon), and ...
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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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Sharing Linux desktop's wired internet connection using Nexus 5 as access point [duplicate]

My Hardware I have an Android phone (Google Nexus 5) running CyanogenMod I have a desktop computer running Linux connected to the Internet via PCI ethernet card My Question I would like to ...
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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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Possible to share mobile internet (tether) while connected to existing wifi network?

I have an existing wifi network and a Google Nexus 5 (un-rooted, stock android) with 3G data connection. I would like to tether my mobile to share internet to all devices in existing network which ...
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How do I get wireless hotspot (tethering) working on an SGH-t999L with Andoid 4.3 LUVUBMK4

I have a galaxy s3 SGH-t999l which is the t Mobile G3 LTE version. I'm rooted using the root 66 MK4 stock recovery tar in odin. I'm running TWRP recovery as well. The problem is that I cannot get ...
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Port forwarding during usb tethering

How can i enable port forwarding during USB tethering? I know there are plenty of apps available for this. but i want to know is there any method available to perform this without installing an app ...
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How to block apps on tablet from accessing the Internet while on tethering

I use my WiFi-only tablet for turn-by-turn navigation. I either use wifi hotspot tethering or bluetooth tethering through my phone's data plan. (Or USB tethering once I get a Y charging cable.) My ...
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USB tethering: Allow only wifi

I want to connect my computer to my wifi network. As it does not have a wifi module I use my phone (Nexus 4, Android 4.4.2) to tether its wifi connection via USB. When my phone looses the connection ...
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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 ...
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Connect to Ad-hoc - Android 4.1.2(Jelly Bean)

I have been trying to connect to an Ad-hoc network with my Samsung Galaxy S2 running Android 4.1.2(Jelly Bean). I have tried a few things but every time i ended up with my wifi not working. I rooted ...
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Port-forwarding Android 2.3.6 wifi-tether

I'm having trouble port-forwarding connections from outside my network when tethering with my phone. I have a bad understanding of routers and networking in general, so please bare with me. My ...
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What is the range of my wifi tethering network? [closed]

My Samsung Galaxy Y (GT-S5360L) can run a wifi tethering network at 32 dBm, according to iwconfig. This is almost 2 watts. Is this reading accurate, (my battery is 1200mAh, 5v, or 6 watt hours, so it ...
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Android driver resets DNS on my Win7 host

Few days ago I plugged my android (HTC1) phone to my Win7 machine which never had any network issues. When I connected, I also made th following change: Mobile Hotspot & tethering->USB ...
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Wi-Fi hotspot tethering without using mobile data [duplicate]

Something I am having much difficulty with is creating a wi-fi hotspot on my Samsung s3 but without using mobile data for it. In other words, I connect to a PC using Bluetooth, and using the internet ...
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Sharing/tethering 3G connection between Android devices

Is it possible to share 3G connection between two Android devices, a smartphone with 3G and a tablet with only wi-fi, for me to access the web with the tablet anywhere? I have a Sony Xperia X8 with ...
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How to set Wifi channel for tethering?

I'd like to pick one of less used channels in a relatively Wifi-saturated area, when using tethering (built-in option, mobile hotspot). I never found an option for changing the default channel and ...
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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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Nexus 4 is not sharing internet connection (tethering), while WiFi or Bluetooth connection is successfully established

I'm trying to make my nexus 4 sharing its internet connection with other devices. First I've tried with the portable hotspot: when it is ready I try to connect my nexus 7 2. It connects without ...
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Restore/enable wifi when turning off tethering?

When I turn on WiFi tethering it disables the WiFi logically. But when I restore it doesn't turn it back on again, so I have to do it manually. Is there any way to do it automatically? I have a nexus ...
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Disable traffic when tethering Nexus phone to a tablet [duplicate]

Device: Nexus 4, Nexus 10 Is it possible to disable some traffic (e.g. app update or syncing like Google books) when tethering the mobile connection on a phone from a tablet?
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Tethering options for the laptop and the phone

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S3. I am about to go abroad and will need to connect my laptop to the Internet without having someone come and install a DSL or cable router (as the waiting time to ...
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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 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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How can I get wired tethering on the Galaxy Rush to a WinXP? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy rush that I would like to tether. I assume that it does not support wireless tethering, but it should do wired. Will I need to root the device? How would I do that?
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Laptop doesn't get IP address when tethered via WiFi

I'm trying to get an internet connection from my laptop via my SGS2. The phone is rooted, and I've tried two different WiFi tethering apps. I don't have a tethering plan (they want to charge me more ...
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Cannot tether to Windows phone - SSID shows an asterisk

I have a Neuropad 2 running Android 4 ICS, and it is generally OK when using WiFi. I want to tether it to my HP phone running Windows 6, which means I have to use the WMWiFiRouter app. Unfortunately, ...
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WiFi Tether Causes a BSOD in Laptop Using Intel WiFi Hardware

On a rooted Nexus 4 using stock 4.2.2, if I enable Wifi tether then connect my laptop (a Lenovo T520 using Centrino Advanced-N 6205 hardware with driver v15.3.1.2) I get a BSOD within seconds. I am ...
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WiFi tether without losing battery

So, as everyone already knows, when tethering data over WiFi your battery may overheat/lose battery/etc. What I want to do is while in my car: Stream internet over WiFi to >1 person Navigate with ...
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How to automatically launch android Acess Point on startup?

My Galaxy S with the Samsung Android built on it offers me the option the run the phone as a W-LAN acess point that connects to the internet via mobile data. I would like to configure the access ...
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could not set ad-hoc mode on wlan0. operation not supported on transport endpoint

Triing to use Barnacle Wifi Tether on Samsung Galaxy Note2 GT-N7100. And when I press start wifi tether, got error: could 'not set ad-hoc mode on wlan0. operation not supported on transport endpoint' ...
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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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DroidWall and Wireless Tethering

I have a very simple problem: when I run Wifi Tether on my Galaxy S3 the computer won't get the IP address unless I disable DroidWall firewall. DW runs in whitelist mode, but I ran across its menu to ...