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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Tethering an Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) using Wifi

I'm trying to get tethering to work. I've used the built-in functionality, setup my phone as an AP and connected to the wireless network. I get an IP (192.168.43.26) and I can ping the gateway ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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 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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Can I pair 2 Android Devices via Bluetooth for internet access?

This is pretty much hypothetical at this point but I'm curious... Let's say I get one of the Android tablets likely to be coming out in the spring and get one that only has WiFi and no WWAN access ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3110) via Nokia E71

I have a data plan on my Nokia E71 phone, and I would like to share it for my brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3110) which has no 3G. Bluetooth would be fine as would creating a WiFi hotspot, ...
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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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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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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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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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How to enable Wifi Access Point / Hotspot on my Moto Droid (2.2) without editing the Kernal or flashing the ROM?

I want to enable the Wifi Access Point (AP) functionality on my Moto Droid. I don't mind rooting but I'd like to do this without having to edit the kernel or having to flash the ROM. I have seen ...
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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 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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Which method of wireless tether uses the least amount of power? Bluetooth or Wifi?

If I'm going to wireless tehter to my Android phone what method drains the battery the least? Wifi or Bluetooth?
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Is there a way to enable WiFi-tethering without root access?

Is there a way for WiFi-tethering without root access. I mean before Froyo. I have HTC Hero 2.1, and frankly, I don't want to root it for security reasons.
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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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How to connect laptop to internet via Galaxy S2?

I am traveling with my notebook and I want to connect to the internet using my cellphone data connection. I have a Galaxy S2, and I've set up a portable Wi-Fi hotspot, which my laptop successfully ...
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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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Connectify doesn't work with Android

I use Connectify Hotspot Pro to create Wi-Fi network. However, my Android phone is unable to display this Wi-Fi hotspot at all. What do I need to do to make it work?
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LG Optimus Slider for tethering Kindle Fire

I have rooted my LG Optimus Slider, and have downloaded several apps for tethering, however, none of them seems to be working with my Kindle Fire. I have read somewhere that the Kindle Fire does not ...
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Can a Nexus 7 connect to an Android 2.2 Wi-Fi tethering access point?

I am considering buying a Nexus 7. I would like to occasionally be able to access the internet out and about, but don't want to pay 50% again to get the hspa+ version. I have a Samsung Galaxy Europa ...
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Can I set up Wi-Fi and USB tethering on the Galaxy Nexus without rooting it?

I am about to buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and I need to tether with the following connections USB to my Windows PC Wi-Fi with my Mac, iPad or iPhone (to download apps over 20MB) I will be using ...
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How to use my phone to transfer Wi-Fi to other devices?

I'm using Nexus S, recently I got a Kindle, however, the Kindle couldn't connect to my company's Wi-Fi (seems it doesn't support the encryption method), so I'm wondering this method: My Nexus S ...
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Tethering data allowance from phone to laptop via usb

I don't have a problem doing this, I can use my phone and connect to the data allowance from my sim card and I can also connect my phone to a wireless network. I can then plug my phone into my laptop ...
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PPTP VPN Error 807 through Portable Wi-Fi hotspot

Recently I noticed when my laptop (Windows 8) connects to the Internet through Android Portable Wi-Fi hotspot (Nexus One running stock 2.3), it can't connect to my company's PPTP VPN (resulting a 807 ...
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Wireless tethering between two Android devices

I have two Androids. The first one has an Internet connection. I want to share this Internet connection to my second device. I installed wireless tether app to my first device but my second device ...
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3G Modem sim on my Nexus S

I have a 3G modem, and have tried it's sim card in a couple different modens with success. However, I tried to put in on my Nexus S and use wifi tether, but it didn't work - although it seemed to ...
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How do I pass signal strength info from a phone to a tethered tablet?

I regularly tether my Wi-Fi Xoom to a Galaxy Nexus. In the interest of preserving the phone battery I normally leave the screen off, however this can be frustrating when the connection drops since the ...
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Does Android tethering support promiscuous mode?

Because my desktop computer doesn't have a wireless card, I'm tethering to my Android to connect to my Wi-Fi network. I was wondering if Android supports promiscuous mode, so I can monitor my ...
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Possibility of monitoring internet traffic in case where galaxy tab is used as a mobile access point?

My employer gave me the Galaxy Tab. I am using it as a mobile access point (Wi-Fi) connection for my home computer. I do not have other internet access. I would like to know if my employer can ...