Questions tagged [tethering]

Tethering is using a smartphone to act as a modem for another device.

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realme X50 5G - Restarting Each Night At ~3:00 AM

I'm currently using a realme X50 5G (European Edition) to tether my internet. I've come across an annoying issue where each night at around 3:00 AM the phone seems to restart or do something that ...
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Reverse tethering via Bluetooth: How to share PC internet connectivity with android phone via Bluetooth

OS: Windows 7 SP1 x64 Phone: Galaxy Ace 3 - android 4.2 (rooted) I'm aware of normal tethering scenarios in which the user can share the Mobile Data connection with other phones/pcs via wifi-hotspot,...
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Route bluetooth tether through VPN?

With an adb prompt or, failing that, a root prompt, how can I alter default behavior to root traffic through the VPN connection in Android 10 so that this behavior remains when unrooted? In the case ...
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Can I prevent tethering from using cell/mobile data?

I have been using USB tethering to connect my laptop to a wifi and am scared I might lose connection to wifi and begin using mobile data without noticing Ideally an app that lets me react to USB ...
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How can I forward a port when using PdaNet?

I'm using PdaNet to connect my laptop to the Internet. From there I'm using an ethernet cable and Internet conection sharing to connect my PS3 for online gaming. Works pretty good for most games, but ...
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Help have tried all options after reading posts on this site

The USB tethering is grayed out on my Android blu v 50 I read past reviews on how to solve it and it hasn't worked. I really need to make this work because I use my phone as a hotspot to connect it ...
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Auto-reconnect BT or USB tethering

When on vacation I use my smartphone (Android 7.1.1 Nougat) as a modem for my laptop (Windows 10 Home) and tablet (Android 6.0 Marshmallow), tethering to the laptop with USB and the tablet with ...
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Port forwarding during USB tethering

How can I enable port forwarding during USB tethering? I know there are plenty of apps available for this. but i want to know is there any method available to perform this without installing an app ...
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Tethering internet over wifi

Consider if am using WiFi hotspot(authenticated with password) for internet in my mobile.Is it possible to tether that connection to another device via any wifi,usb or blutooth? Let me be clear for ...
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Internet fast when sharing via hotspot or tethering but slow on the device itself

Yes, I didn't get that backwards. And all I found is "slow tethering", even here this was never asked before. So, here I am! Internet is slow on the device, but fast for other devices connected to it....
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Wi-Fi hotspot and internet connection

I bought a few days ago a Hauwei P30 lite, which comes with Android 9. In my case, I often connect to the Internet via the mobile network. When I configure the smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot (tethering)...
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USB Tethering only SOMETIMES working

Hello unlike all the problems here which is related to their USB Tethering in android being grayed out or not working at all when connected, mine is an odd case I use usb tethering with my android ...
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Is Internet tethering possible on Android phone via bluetooth or WiFi?

I have a HTC Desire and use different Wifi networks with it, but I don't have mobile internet access. My laptop is usualy connected via a mobile modem. Is there a way to share the laptop's internet ...
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Tethering via usb-c to usb-c cable

I have a Honor View 20 smartphone and a Huawei Mediapad M5 Lite tablet. I was wondering whether it is possible to tether my phone's LTE connection with an "usb-c - usb-c" to my tablet or not....
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Tethering not working on rooted phone (both WiFi and USB), free third-party apps also fail

I recently rooted my Huawei GL07S and switched to an operator which explicitly allows tethering (I inserted the new SIM card into the GL07S). When I go to Settings>Wireless&Networks>Tethering&...
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The phone as hotspot doesn't use its own DNS

Summary I use my phone (Android 8.1) as access point. The qualified name of clients is resolved for other clients, but not for the phone itself. Details My laptop (Linux Mint 19) is set up to connect ...
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What checks should I go through if my laptop can't connect to the internet through tethering?

I need to connect my laptop to the Internet by tethering through my smartphone, I'm using a Galaxy GT-S7270 with Android 4.2.2, a laptop with Windows 7 and a tablet with Windows 8. Whenever I try to ...
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Wifi access point with USB-OTG ethernet?

I want my phone to act as a ethernet capable wifi access point (WAN via ethernet). When I use USB-OTG with an ethernet USB adapter attached to my Galaxy Nexus (non-rooted stock Jelly Bean) I get ...
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How can I access USB tethered device from WiFi hotspot?

So I found out the hard way that the USB tether IP is 192.168.52.x and the WiFi addresses are 192.168.53.x. My goal is to be able to access the USB tethered device (Raspberry Pi) from WiFi as if it's ...
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Usb tethering port forwarding for cod

is there a quick way to configure a big range of ports to be forwarded when I use my mobile as a router connected by usb? I need to open few ports and I would like do it easily. I'm working from ...
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How to use my mac as a bluetooth headset?

My phone and the mac is already paired. What do i need to do next? I can't seem to find anything on the internet. I think the correct term would be to tether the phone call. Pretty similar to this one,...
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advanced hotspot settings in android 5.1

After upgrading to Android 5.1.1 I have some issues with the hotspot. It works, most of the time, however at what seem to be random times it just switches off. I once half saw a message as this ...
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How to use Android device as router without cellular connection?

I have an Android tablet that has no SIM card and no cellular connection. Is it possible to set it up as a discoverable WiFi access point? I know when you have a cellular connection you can set up ...
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Cannot access tethered device (Samsung)

Phone: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (SM-N985F/DS) -> phone 1 I connect a laptop and phone (phone 2 on 192.168.43.86, a Xiaomi) to the phone 1's Android hotspot. On laptop and phone2, I can ...
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Bad speed with USB Tethering

I have a Samsung Galaxy A20e (2019) mobile phone and want to share the mobile data with my Windows 10 PC. If I use WLAN Tethering, all works fine. I get the same speed on my Windows PC, like on the ...
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How to automatically enable ethernet tethering on Android 11?

Each time the router reboots, the ethernet tethering (introduced in Android 11) breaks, and I'm trying to make it recovers automatically. Developer options have a setting for enabling USB tethering on ...
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How to share a 4G data connection over wired Ethernet?

I understand that Android is principally an wired-Ethernet client. i.e. it requests and receives a DHCP address. The internet is on the other side of the Ethernet cable. Does any version of Android ...
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Tethering an Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) using Wifi

I'm trying to get tethering to work. I've used the built-in functionality, setup my phone as an AP and connected to the wireless network. I get an IP (192.168.43.26) and I can ping the gateway (192....
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No internet access using USB tethering on Android phone

I used to access the internet on my notebook by tethering it to my android mobile phone. However recently this stopped working. Even though the notebook was tethered to the phone there was no internet ...
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Tethering issues on OnePlus 6T (not operator related)

My 6T (unrooted) Android 10.3.5, won't tether - not by USB, not by Wifi nor by Bluetooth. Not a carrier issue - I can tether with my wife's phone. Weird behaviour - occasionally the tethered device (...
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Why has my mobile tethering suddenly stopped working?

Using a Galaxy A10e. I was tethering it to my computer and it worked just great for a couple days. But after that, when I activate tethering it says that there's internet access but nothing will load. ...
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LineageOS 16.0, can't get tethering to work, Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500FN

I use 'Free' French ISP. Tethering was working previously, I made no update. I have another device with LOS 16 that works well with tethering. After running dhclient usb0 from my Linux OS, I get my ...
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Can I use my Android device as Wi-Fi Adapter for my PC (i.e. Tethering to PC through USB, but using Wi-Fi not Phone Network)?

I want to use my Android phone to connect a desktop (windows 7) PC to the internet via Wi-Fi (ie, not muching though my Data plan). Is this possible with the various tethering options out there? The ...
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Hotspot mobile network tethering and DNS

I and probably others know, if turning on the mobile hotspot and enable wifi-tethering, we are able to use our android phone to get internet access via a notebook (and other devices of course) ...
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Using ADB shell, How I can disable hotspot / tethering on lollipop Nexus 5

My screen got broken and I've been using my phone with a VNC Server installed on it, but this morning i'd the stupid idea of enable hotspot just to see if I can use my mobile data plan on my laptop, ...
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Is it possible to enable “tethering” and “file transfer” all at once on the same USB connection's session?

This double mode, "tethering" and "file transfer" would allow me to connect on my localhost from my USB cable, together with navigate on the firefox about:debugging's page and then fetch information ...
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How to bring Android device and desktop PC to same network?

I have an unrooted Android device and a desktop PC running Ubuntu 18.04 with no built-in WiFi. I want to bring both the devices to the same network. I tried USB tethering from Android to desktop PC. ...
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Non-root tethering app with Ubuntu client for Moto Droid on Verizon

I love PDAnet for android, works great on my Windows machine. Unfortunately, I just found out (after installing Ubuntuon my HP mini) that there's no Linux client. Can anyone recommend a tethering app, ...
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Tethered VPN Connection

I have an OPPO find 7. At my school we have a pretty mean wifi restriction on the wifi (Blocked websites). Basically I tried to tether through an usb cable from my Phone (while connected to the school ...
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Android Tethering Turns off straight away

From time to time, the tethering on my Nexus 6P, running Android 7.1.1, turns itself off for no reason. It can then take 5 or 6 attempts for it to turn back on. Trying to turn it on, results in the ...
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USB connection unreliable while tethering

Device: Galaxy Nexus Android: CyangenMod 11.0 (Android 4.4.4) The IT department of my company doesn't support access of Mac devices to its network, but it does for Android devices. So I would like to ...
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Samsung J7 Prime, USB tethering is still greyed out

I have switched off the data usage on my Samsung J7 Prime phone, then went to hot spot and tethering but my USB tethering icon is still grayed out. I have also restarted the phone but there is no ...
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How can I semi-permanently disable the Wifi/USB tethering / hotspot feature on my phone?

Obviously there is much more information out there on how to enable hotspot, but not nearly as much on disabling it. I'd like to disable it permanently/semi-permanently. Is there a setting or package ...
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How to set up reverse tethering over USB?

My HTC G2 phone is rooted and running Cyanogenmod 7 I don't have a data plan. Sometimes I want to connect the phone to the Internet when there isn't Wi-Fi, to update Market apps, backup SMS messages ...
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My computer doesn't recognize my phone, neither on ubuntu nor windows

I own an LG-K430T, and I use it to share internet with my Desktop PC through USB tethering. Or I did it for a year straight until today, when my PC isn't recognizing my phone anymore, neither on ...
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Why does one type of tethering obstruct MTP while another doesn't?

When I use the native USB tethering function of my phone, it makes MTP stop working. I can't use both MTP and tether both at the same time. However, when I USB tether via ClockworkMod Tether, I can ...
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How to assign Mobile Data's public IP to host connected on hotspot?

I've looked around but found nothing on this subject. I have an Android phone with a public IP given by sprint. Tethering on Android uses NAT, so if I want to access any of the devices behind the ...
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Does Bluetooth tethering not work, or am I doing it wrong?

I carry two Android devices: my Nexus S phone, and a Nexus 7 tablet (both running Android 4.1 "Jellybean"). The tablet has Wi-Fi, but no cellular radio; so in order to use the Internet with it when ...
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How to use Private DNS on Android Pie for tethering?

Is it possible to use Private DNS on my laptop that is connected to WiFi shared by my Android Pie smartphone with configured Private DNS? I tried visiting https://1.1.1.1/help from my phone and it ...
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Treat certain WiFi networks as mobile/cellular

I plan to be putting a Nexus 7 (will be rooted) in my car and tethering off my Nexus 4 (rooted). However I only get 1.5GB data per month on my mobile and don't want it to download my Spotify playlists,...

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