I want to connect my rooted HTC Ville to a WiFi hotspot I made with my laptop, since I don't have WiFi at home. I'm running fedora 20 on my laptop and CM 11 on my HTC One S.

I can see the WEP secured WLAN with my handy but it doesn't connect.

Do you have any ideas why and how to fix it?

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    Could it be you're talking about an ad-hoc-network? That's not natively supported by Android, sorry (see the link for details).
    – Izzy
    Commented Mar 26, 2014 at 14:32

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Stock Android doesn't support ad-hoc WiFi networks.

If you have a rooted device, it's possible to work around this limitation as described here. Basically you can install a custom ROM that has this feature enabled, or manually configure the wpa-supplicant, or if you are feeling adventurous you can compile your own patched copy of wpa-supplicant that fools Android into thinking that ad-hoc networks are regular infrastructure mode access points.

  • Thank you, I'll try that and hope it helps. I read that Android can connect to WPA networks but not to WEP ones. After what I read my laptop can only create a WEP hotspot. Is that true? Commented Mar 26, 2014 at 14:47

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