Yesterday I tried to connect 5 computers with my Android smartphone to the internet, however, I could only connect two of them simultaneously, is this the theorical limitation or there is any configuration to be done to increase this number? Is this a limitation of my smartphone's wifi card?

PS: Android 2.2 @ Samsung Galaxy 551

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    did you receive IP addresses from android for all of them? Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 16:10
  • yes, I mean, for the 2 that i could connect simultaneously.
    – Diogo
    Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 16:26
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    again. Connected to internet via android phone only 2 of them but all of them wifi connected to the android hostspot without any problems receiving their IP addresses correspondingly? Could be the the issue of the particular samsung galaxy 551 AFAK they create their own brews of android. Here's an issue about 8-client AP limit for galaxy S code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/issues/detail?id=1171 Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 16:35
  • I didnt noticed about DHCP or ip adresses, when I connect the 3th computer, the first one that was connected just goes disconect state..
    – Diogo
    Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 16:39
  • looks like obvious dhcp /31 restriction to me... Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 21:53


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