With android kitkat (in my Moto g1), i could share my wi-fi via mobile hotspot. After upgrading to lollipop, turning on hotspot would turn off the Wi-fi which i thought was a bug. Now to my surprise, it is happening in my new Moto G4 plus (marshmallow). If this is a feature, then i do not understand why it behaves like that. Is there a way i can share my wi-fi via mobile hotspot ? Sharing the 3G data does not make any sense to me.

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  • See settings > wireless networks> more> tethering and mobile Hotspot> set up WiFi Hotspot. Don't you find that option? – beeshyams Sep 1 '16 at 16:07
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    @beeshyams That's not the issue. Ishan can turn on the hotspot – but that turns off the "normal WiFi". Intention is obviously to have the device acting as a router (WiFi in – WiFi out). – Izzy Sep 1 '16 at 16:47
  • You could still achieve the goal (i.e sharing wi-fi) with help of some third-party applications. It uses wi-fi direct to share the wi-fi connection making the device pretty much like a wi-fi repeater. See here: android.stackexchange.com/questions/173875/… – xavier_fakerat Jul 24 '17 at 13:41

The device has to support 2 WiFi frequencies, and the OS has to implement the feature (e.g. Huawei D2 and Samsung S7/Edge), or else you will only get either WiFi in or WiFi out. I've never seen any mention of the original G supporting the feature either, and since I've owned an original G myself, I can say that it can't do it in my experience.

The only way that was able to do it on non-OS-level was FQRouter2, but it's now obsolete and might not work.

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  • I researched around and realized that i am an ignorant idiot who thought that he is sharing Wi-fi with hotspot while possibly 3G data is what was being shared. I never used hotspot that much so as to notice any substantial 3G data loss. – ishan Sep 2 '16 at 7:21

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