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:

  1. My Nexus S connect to company's Wi-Fi
  2. Nexus S performs like a adhoc , create a new wifi
  3. Kindle connect to the new Wi-Fi.

The problem is how to perform step 2. I found a software Wifi tether, but it can only tether 3G network to other devices, not Wi-Fi.

Any suggestions? my phone is rooted.


It's not possible to share a Wi-Fi via Wi-Fi, this would require two Wi-Fi chips. Only mobile data tethering is supported via Wi-Fi.

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    Not exactly, Windows 7 can do this through some trickery, but I would agree that you can't do it on Android as of yet. – Matthew Read Oct 20 '11 at 15:55
  • Hmm, I thought that Win7 can only extend the wifi, not "tether" it. Oh well, live and learn... – onik Oct 20 '11 at 17:24
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    @onik, something doesn't make sense. If I connect the phone to the network using WiFi and then connect a laptop to it using USB tethering it still does not work. This doesn't need two WiFi cards, does it? The connection is established up to the gateway, but I cannot access anything beyond that (hence no internet connection). Any ideas? – Gili Jul 9 '12 at 19:14
  • @Gili As far as I know, no device supports reverse tethering over WiFi out of the box, and I can't find any apps for it with a quick search. – onik Jul 9 '12 at 20:52
  • @onik, I'm not trying to do reverse tethering (to me this means sharing my Laptop's WiFi connection with the phone). I'm trying to share the phone's WiFi connection with the laptop. – Gili Jul 10 '12 at 15:21

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