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No. To do this would broadly speaking require multiple Wifi interfaces (or specialized software) which is not readily available (or easily installable) on Android. In general this is done on Linux using something like hostapd in master mode: I don't believe that is easily setup on any Android phone.


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The Galaxy Tab comes with Android version 2.2 (Froyo), this version of the Android OS comes with the ability to work as a WiFi hotspot for up to 5 devices built in. This lets you share your Tab's 3G connection out to other devices over Wifi. I've tethered wifi only devices like my Kindle 3, and a wifi Skype phone to my Galaxy S's wireless hotspot in this ...


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There are apps on the market that can do this on most rooted phone. Barnacle is pretty popular for this and people seem to like it. Actually the first review for the app is someone doing exactly what you want to do just with an Ipad. Just search for "barnacle wifi hotspot" on the Market, good luck.


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If you use the Android web browser to access any sites that you've logged into and that don't use an SSL encrypted page while you're browsing them, then you should be very paranoid. Have a read up about the Firesheep add-on to Firefox, it uses the fact that on an open, unencrypted Wifi connection anyone can listen to anyone else who is connected's network ...


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As mentioned in a comment it really depends on what app you are using to provide tethering. On the stock HTC tethering app there is a view called "Manage users" which lets you see a list of connected devices listed be resolved host name. Touching each device reveals its hardware address and currently assigned IP address. As far as I can recall it is the ...


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Theres's an app for that. See Fing.


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I can only recommend CyanogenMod, or, if you want to keep your ROM: HotSpot Widget. CyanogenMod allows you to create a HotSpot Quick Setting Tile. The widget is placed on your home screen and if you want to enable/disable the hotspot tap it.


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Unfortunately, there is no way to change the IP address range for the builtin tethering support, even in CyanogenMod. The Wi-Fi hotspot IP is hardcoded in android.net.wifi.WifiStateMachine.startTethering(); the USB tethering IP is hardcoded in com.android.server.connectivity.Tethering. However, if your phone is rooted, you can try using third-party apps for ...


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Somehow there was a proxy set up in the APN settings … Edit: To change the proxy you have to go to the settings and click on mobile data. Select Access point names, select the active APN (or the one you're having problems with) check/reset the Proxy/Port settings.


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Wi-Fi Hotspot allows you to share your phone's internet connection with other devices which have Wi-Fi adapters. For example, of you have a laptop with Wi-Fi and you want to connect to the net, you can enable Wi-Fi Hotspot on the phone then connect the laptop wirelessly to the phone. There may be carrier restrictions or costs for doing this... like Sprint ...


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For completeness, now I got the tablet to connect to adhoc: wpa_supplicant.conf edit ctrl_interface=/data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant ctrl_interface_group=1010 update_config=1 ap_scan=2 #added ap_scan=2 so it scans all networks including ad-hoc #this causes priorities to be ignored below. #it just goes through the networks one by one. # this can really ...


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I believe this should work - Widgetsoid2.x on Google Play (I have verified that this allows you to create a toggle widget on ICS which does not go into settings app and does it work directly. Although since Wi-Fi Hotspot is not working on my custom ROM of ICS yet, I can't verify the actual working.)


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This is one of the many things you can toggle with Widgetsoid. You can either put a widget on one of your home screens or place the toggle in your notification tray.


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Wi-Fi Adapter = Wi-Fi connection adapting capability of tablet. Using it, you can connect with an existing Wi-Fi hotspot (which broadcasts the network). Wi-Fi Hotspot = Wi-Fi connection broadcasting capability of tablet. Using it, you can create a portable virtual hotspot similar to Wi-Fi routers which other devices can connect to. Unfortunately, when ...


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I have a Samsung Galaxy S4, but you should have something similar to this: System settings > Connections > More Networks > Tethering and portable hotspot > Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.


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The setting that you're talking about is in effect the --redirect-gateway option of OpenVPN and is documented on the OpenVPN man page --redirect-gateway Automatically execute routing commands to cause all outgoing IP traffic to be redirected over the VPN. This option performs three steps: Create a static route for the --remote ...


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If you're referring to the one built into Froyo (and I assume Gingerbread), when you're creating your hostspot hit the Menu button and you'll see Advanced options. In there you can select the channel.


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The answer is yes, there is an open-source project available that does exactly that. To quote: It is a software designed to help you by-pass Great Firewall of China (GFW). Different from similar softwares, it is designed to run as router instead of running as a client installed on some device. Being router means, you can have one thing (Android ...


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Blacklisting SSIDs is not currently in the base android software. It is currently a "Medium" priority Enhancement for Android: See Android Issue 7318 I have asked a related question ( How can I tell my droid x to ignore a public wifi network? ) but haven't found anything that works like I would expect.


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XDA developer capslock66 has developed a reverse tethering tool which is the simplest yet (and hopefully in future too). Only requirement is a rooted phone. You can download it from here- Android reverse tethering via usb It comes as a zip file with all the adb files and dependencies. Once you open the application, it will do all the settings on your phone ...


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The ADB over Wifi Widget works over mobile AP connections, though it does require root. You'd need to install it, place the widget on one of your home screens, and then tap it to turn on wireless ADB connections. The widget should then show the IP you need to connect to (ex: in my case it was 192.168.43.1) and the port to use (mine was 8000, but this is ...


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There is an app on the Android Market called "Tethering", which requires no permissions to run, which provides a shortcut to the "Tethering and portable hotspot" configuration screen. You can put this app on your home screen and that reduces your steps to: 1) unlock 2) tap the Tethering icon on your home screen 3) slide portable hotspot on Link I use it ...


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If your device is rooted, you could give Wireless Tether for Root Users a try. According to an article on e-how.com, this app also features a mac-filter, allowing you to exactly define which devices are permitted on your hotspot: Wireless Tether provides WPA encryption, the latest wireless security standard, and allows for MAC address filtering, letting ...


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The Android builtin wifi tethering is designed to use 192.168.43.1/24 as the server, with netd handling the tethering, using dnsmasq. First DNS range is 192.168.42.1-254 and and 2nd DNS range is 192.168.43.1-254. Netd is not easy to change. It requires a socket to communicate with it, and that socket is taken when android starts tethering. But going through ...


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I'm reasonably sure that you cannot change the WiFi hotspot channel without firmware modification in standard Android Gingerbread. I have an Nexus One (Android version 2.3.6) and I have not found any advanced menu accessible from the menu button and I've tried hitting the menu button to no avail in every WiFi tethering page. I've only been able to change ...


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Yes you can. Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile AP This feature is built by Samsung, and different from the tethering feature that comes with Android 2.2 (Froyo). Using this one you can turn your Tab as a password-protected hotspot


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Generally Bluetooth uses less power. On my HTC Desire, I use Bluetooth because it lasts longer and consumes much less power compared to Wi-Fi hotspot when connection is idle.


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You could change the guest network to be low priority by editing the supplicant .conf file (probably requires root, or adb use). You can find out what file this is by looking at /etc/wifi/wifi.conf; the file you need is set as the SUPP_CONFIG_FILE property's value. Normally it's /data/wifi/bcm_supp.conf or /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf. You'll see ...


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I ran into the same problem with my archos tab not being able to see an adhoc wireless connection. I was able to effectively connect my unrooted archos (running 2.2) and my rooted droid (also on 2.2) via the bluetooth tether option of the "wireless tether for root" app. To be clear this allowed me to access the web on my tab through my phones 3g connection. ...


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I only tinkered with it a little, but I'm pretty sure that you can only create a WiFi tether with an Android 2.2.x device if the manufacturer allows for it or if you root your phone and install something like Barnacle. I found this thread over at Android Forums in which the first reply specifies that the Magic doesn't support WiFi tether. If you can handle ...



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