Questions tagged [tethering]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Sharing internet from android to PC over LAN

Is it possible to share my mobile connection with a PC over a LAN cable? Anyway, My scheme is OTG micro USB and then OTG USB ethernet adapter and then LAN cable to Windows (Bootcamp Mac). Any help ...
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How does AOSP on a dual sim smartphone handle data?

How does AOSP on a dual sim smartphone handle data? Does it provide the option to choose the SIM when I do tethering or use the native hotspot?
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My device's hotspot got unlimited range

Today after leaving home by taxi I decided to find out when my laptop would lose connection to my phone's hotspot and was very surprised. It looked like my laptop way staying connected despite the ...
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How can I share my wifi Internet connection from Android phone to a Linux Raspberry Pi?

How can I share my wifi Internet connection from an Android phone to a Linux Raspberry Pi? I am trying to share my Wifi connection from the phone to a Raspberry Pi 3B. USB tethering is connected. I ...
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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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Help setting up my phone or tablet as a hotspot

Can someone help me on how to use my phone or new tablet as a hotspot, so I can connect my old tablet? (using either my phone, or new tablet) I just found my old Tablet, a Galaxy Tab E. An old guy ...
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How does carriers blocks Internet connections on phone…

I just changed my ISP, and whatever the tethering method (usb or Wi‑Fi or bluethooth) I’m using, I’m redirected to a captive portal of my carrier on my PC web browser’s stating that I’m not allowed to ...
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Steam doesn't work over tethered wifi through an android phone, how do i solve this?

So i tried to use my android phone that is connected to a wifi, and used a wifi sharing app called (Netshare), to tether the internet to my mac(wirelessly). The internet worked, the browser works and ...
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Clockwork Mod tether stopped working recently

I am using moto g4 and windows 10. The symptom is: when starting the windows app and clicking start button, the application starts normally: the log windows fills up and the button changes to "stop". ...
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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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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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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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Possible to share Tmobile Internet using my Android (Moto Z2 Play NO ROOT) via a USBC > Ethernet > Laptop?

Looking for a way to bypass my hotspot limit as I keep hitting the 10GB cap on Tmobile. Is there a way to share internet directly from my android phone (moto z2 play NO ROOT) plugged into a usbc > ...
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Getting around a tethering block with European prepay SIM

When I travel to Europe, I buy a SIM, stick it in a Moto-E that has a European radio, then tether my regular cell phone. This has been an effective solution since I'm using my regular phone, and I ...
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Is tethering/hotspot dangerous for your Android phone?

Is using your Android phone as a portable hotspot/tethering dangerous for your hardware part? In our dormitory we do not have good internet connection and I'm forced to use my phone as an internet ...
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How to port forward UDP in local area network over wifi sharing/tether

This is an offline situation. The phone is already capable of tethering without an internet connection I'm trying to setup a multiplayer game using an android phone as the router. It requires port ...
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Does Android have support for IPv6 tethering?

It appears like Apple has fully supported IPv6 tethering on iOS devices years ago, including proper, native IPv6 addresses on each tethered device. What about Android? It seems like Android 6.0.1 is ...
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USB tethering to connect Linux to Android

I believe I can access the files on my Android mobile from my Linux Desktop if I turn on 'usb tethering' on my mobile. However, when I do it, nothing appears on my file manager. I am using Debian9 ...
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Can I change the NAT type when using my phone as a tether for Gaming?

I want to play online with my Switch while I'm on the go, but it seems my NAT type is D, which is too low to enable online play. So is there a way to change that NAT type while tethering to my ...
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related to technical working of hotspot in android

As we know every device came with an application of tethering.As it is obvious that somewhere in our device definitely the matching of the passwords typed by a second person and the correct password ...
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Wifi hotspot from connnection

So, I have 2 samsung galaxy S4s. Dont ask why. One is running CM13 and the other Stock. Since you cannot put a phone into both master and slave mode at the same time, I would like to connect my stock ...
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I am having problems trying to get my hotspot to work

I have an at&t Lg V20 with Cricket: Unlimited Plan and CANT get my hotspot to work, I've tried to change my APN like I did with my G4 but it does not work and I've tried foxfi and a few others ...
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Does Android USB Shared connection runs a DHCP Server?

I'm aware of USB Shared connection of android and I've been using it to give connection to my computer. Also I've an old domestic router which has RJ45 and wireless interfaces. I've been thinking ...
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Receiving a call downgrades to 3G/H permanently?

Some background I'm using my Nexus 5X running Android 7.1.2 as a wifi access point for my computers. I'm subscribed to an unlimited 4G plan, no upper limits. I got the phone last Fall, which is also ...
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Port forwarding to USB Tether

I have RaspberryPi which connected to Android Phone via USB and USB Tethering is up. Android Phone is connected to Home Router (Wi-Fi). With this setup, my Raspberry Pi can reach the internet with USB-...
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How to set a tethered Wi-Fi connection (tethered to another phone via Android personal hotspot) as “metered” connection

I have a number of apps set to "Download on Wi-Fi Only" on Android. But the moment I tether, the phone considers itself on Wi-Fi, even if the upstream device is a metered 3G/LTE connection. Under ...
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How to use PC data on phone via USB cord? [duplicate]

One can use the mobile data from a PC using the USB tethering feature. Is there any way to do the opposite, that is use the PC data from mobile, using USB cord or any other cord or app? My phone is ...
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How can I enable USB tethering through ADB? [duplicate]

I was going through this link. but I can't find a way to enable USB tethering through adb. Is there any other way I can do it?
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Wifi Hotspot/Tethering Unstable (Android 7, Xperia Z5 Compact)

I have a Sony Xperia Z5 Compact running Android 7. The Wifi hotspot/tethering functionality has never been perfectly stable, but in recent weeks/months (I think since Android 7) it has become awful. ...
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Reverse Tethering via Bluetooth

Doing some googling I have found the possibility to create a PAN network with a Windows Machine to give network access to an Android Bluetooth device. At robotics where I am at we are NOT ALLOWED TO ...

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