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 not working on rooted phone (both WiFi and USB), free third-party apps also fail

I recently rooted my Huawei GL07S and switched to an operator which explicitly allows tethering (I inserted the new SIM card into the GL07S). When I go to Settings>Wireless&Networks>Tethering&...
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How to retrieve a system file of Android?

I ve deleted the file "fw_bcm4329.bin" from the root of the SD card, right now I cannot connect by my pc with the tethering of android. Anyone knows how to retrieve this file? I have a Samsung ...
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How do I tether over wifi in rooted Xperia x8?

I would like to tether over wifi rooted Xperia X8 running Android 2.1. I used wifi tether app but I just saw error message "Sorry, but your kernel does note have all necessary feathers for running ...
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Finding a way to create a WLAN between tablet and phone

I currently own a nokia N900 and am waiting for the my pre ordered Nexus 7 to arrive. I was wondering because since android does not support p2p adhoc networking, as far as i know. Is there any way to ...
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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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What's the reason Android Reverse Tethering require root?

From what i know: Android Tethering, share internet from Android to laptop via USB cable works without root. Android Reverse Tethering, share internet from laptop Ethernet to Android via USB cable ...
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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 to make HTC Tattoo a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Can the HTC Tattoo act as a wifi hotspot, so that I am able to make my Tattoo an access point and share its internet connection with other wifi enabled devices? If so, how can I do this? I have ...
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Can't do wireless tethering. HTC Hero with 2.2 ROM

Recently a friend of mine showed be his Desire HD, and it has an option on the Wireless settings section, which is something like "USB and Portable Tethering". So when it's activated, it creates a ...
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How do carriers block tethering?

I have two sim cards with data bundles from different carriers. One is working fine with (WiFi) tethering, but with the second SIM card I cannot use tethering. Searching online I saw that tethering ...
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Create wifi hotspot but block access certain domains

When I share my internet connection other devices think that they are connected to a WiFi (which is correct). Some programs such as dropbox, play music or updates start using a lot of bandwidth. Is ...
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Dropping packets on tethering on Nexus 5X

During tethering on my "Nexus 5X" phone seems like lot of packets being dropped: Request timeout for icmp_seq 40 Request timeout for icmp_seq 41 64 bytes from 213.180.204.3: icmp_seq=42 ttl=51 time=...
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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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Connectify and Galaxy Grand duos android 4.2.2 hotspot connectivity issue

When using connectify for the first or after a long time, the mobile connects just fine to the hotspot untill 2-3 days pass by and it disconnects and stops displaying the name of the network in the ...
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nexus 5 shared internet connection

I try to share my internet connection from my nexus 5 to my computer (on ubuntu). So I enabled wifi hotspot on my phone bu following http://www.gottabemobile.com/2014/01/25/how-to-use-the-nexus-5-as-a-...
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How do I set up my Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 5 as a hotspot for free?

I've tried downloading several apps from the app store but they do one of two things; they either hang and don't work, or they bring up the phone's hotspot screen and ask me to pay for the service. ...
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SSH Tunnel through Android device

My friend has a little trouble getting around his new Linux system. I'm fairly knowledgeable in that topic so I want to SSH into his machine to take a look for myself. Problem is he lives in a ...
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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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Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) mobile hotspot not forwarding packets

I have a Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen/2014) phone. I have set up a mobile hot spot, and when I activate it, my laptop can connect to it. I can ping the gateway, so the wifi connection between phone and ...
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wifi hotspot client list does not list all wifi clients

I have an embedded device that I am connecting to a Samsung GS3 hotspot. It connects fine, but does not show up in the "Connected devices" list. It does show up in /data/misc/dhcp/dnsmasq.leases. ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tethering Droid 2 Global with Wireless Tether after 2.3 Gingerbread update

My D2G updated to 2.3 today, and I'm no longer able to tether. Prevously, I had no problem using Wireless Tether 2.0.7 with Android 2.2. Now that I'm on 2.3: Wireless Tether 2.0.7 will start up ...
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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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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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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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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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Tethering HC3.2 with Windows Mobile

I bought a non-3G tablet because I already have a 3G phone with tethering function: HTC HD2 with stock WM6.5. When I enable "Wi-Fi Router" program from WM I successfully create the Aldaris network (...
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Tethering for restricted user profiles

On my Nexus Marshmallow, any user profile, except owner, is not allowed to activate Wi-Fi tethering. The related menu is disabled for normal users, restricted users and, of course, guests. I would ...
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Is it possible to apply Mac based filtering in android hotpost/tethering

Is it possible in android to apply mac based filtering when we share our mobile network via wifi hotpost. Is it possible to implement it using WifiP2pManger class or any other medium in android ??
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Share wifi via Bluetooth

I have Lenovo p1ma40 ( Vibe P1m ). I tried to share my mobile data using Bluetooth tethering and it worked fine but when I connected my mobile to a wifi network and tried to share this wifi using the ...
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How do I disable the Mobile Hotspot feature?

As far as I can remember, some carriers disable this feature. Now, we have a few dozen phones that we want to deploy to some schools and we would like to disable this feature. How do I achieve this? ...
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Sharing laptop's internet connection with Android smartphone when Win10 isn't able to create a WiFi hotspot

This may sound weird but I'm sure I'm not the only one facing this problem. I don't want to invest on a wifi router just yet. It was pretty easy to share my laptop's internet connection with my phone ...
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Is the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime S82OL capable of wifi tethering, if so, how?

I want to make a wifi hotspot because there is no internet access where I live. I rooted the phone using kingroot. I started searching for a good app to use and figured I'd start with FoxFi which ...
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Bypass tethering hotspot device limit

What I want to achieve is to set up a local WLAN network where other devices connect to my hotspot. Data connection is not required, we just all want to be in the same network. However, there seems to ...
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WiFi authentication problem

I have got my android (Lenovo Vibe P1M) and for a couple of days my WiFi worked smoothly.But when i tried connecting it yesterday it says authentication problem. While my family members can use the ...
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Equipping the LG G Watch with WiFi

The LG G Watch is equipped with Bluetooth LE 4.0. However, unlike the Samsung Gear Live, the LG G Watch does not have a joint Bluetooth and WiFi Antenna, only a Bluetooth Antenna. Is there any way to ...
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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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Bypass & Enable tether / WiFi hotspot on Android M (Marshmallow) Preview 3? [duplicate]

I just got a Nexus 6 and flashed Android M Preview 3 to it and also have it rooted, but how do I enable tethering / WiFi hotspot? I tried doing the old method of finding dun_tether in the SQLite ...
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Play videos from another android device over wifi

Is there a way to play videos over a wifi connection (tethering/direct)? I'm using a Nexus 9 which is lacking a SD card slot. Therefore I want to play videos from my Android phone which has enough ...
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Can I use my phone as a WiFi-WiFi hotspot? [duplicate]

I have a (non-rooted) Sony Xperia Z3 with default Lollipop installed. One challenge I often run into is that I can connect to a WiFi network, and my friends with iPhone cannot (I've also encountered ...