Could I connect a device to my phone's hotspot and have the phone and device communicate over wifi? I'm intending to have a raspberry pi connect to my phone so I can SSH into it on the go.

  • @beeshyams if not in the official repo, then here in mine. In the official repo it's stuck at v1.8.0 from 5/2016; in mine it has v1.8.7 from 2 days ago. No idea why F-Droid stopped updating it. – Izzy Jan 16 '18 at 11:26
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    @beeshyams The app from Play and my repo can be "cross-updated" (same signature). I have not tested the app: no raspberry, I only have 2 bananas (BananaPi) and didn't check if it works with them as well (it should for most things, but I felt no requirement for the app yet). – Izzy Jan 16 '18 at 14:35
  • Thanks, @beeshyams – though it's less than 1/3 of what's in the main repo :) // Btw: Do you know whether RasPi Check works in Hotspot mode? I've never played with either. Also, the Raspi needs to connect to that hotspot first, ideally automatically when in reach (or at least when in reach and its "home network" is not available). "I'm intending to have a raspberry pi connect to my phone" could be read like "make it connect so I can …", and OP wants to SSH into it for other reasons then just doing some status checks. So OP might rather looking for a "connector app", however that should work. – Izzy Jan 16 '18 at 14:44
  • @beeshyams While that app is interesting, it doesn't solve my issue. I'm looking for a way to connect to my pi, which is connected to my phones wifi hotspot rather than a common access point. – Daffy Jan 16 '18 at 16:14
  • OK, as it is already connected to the "local hotspot", the question is rather "how to access a device connected to the local hotspot" – as the title already suggests (not "connect a device" as the body phrases it). The app @beeshyams suggested most likely assumes that part already solved. I've never worked with local hotspot, so I cannot tell; but I'd assume that if you know the IP of the Pi (the "I Pi"? ;) you should be able to point an SSH client to that. Have you tried? – Izzy Jan 16 '18 at 22:10

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