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A WiFi hotspot, created on an Android device, provides the device's mobile internet connection to other WiFi enabled devices (e.g. tablets or laptops).

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How to tether on T-mobile Motorola Edge 2024 (Android 14)?

I bought a new Motorola Edge 2024, Android 14, and Kernel v5.10.198. The first thing I checked when I got home was tethering. I was shocked to see "not sharing internet" on the hotspot WiFi ...
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WiFi and hotspot not working

I have an HTC One A9. When I turn on WiFi, the message "failed to load driver" pops up, and with the hotspot, it says that there is a temporal network problem. So, I connected my phone to ...
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Getting the private IP of the phone on my hotspot when it's connected to data

I want to use scrcpy remotely if I'm on mobile data, so I decided to turn on my mobile hotspot, connect to WiFi, and connect my laptop to it. Of course, that works. But if I disconnect from WiFi and ...
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Mobile Hotspot toggle is disabled / greyed out. How to share phone's data connection to laptop over WiFi?

I have working mobile data on my Samsung Galaxy A24. I am trying to share mobile data to my laptop over Wifi. I guess this is called Wi-Fi tethering. In Settings, there is an option for Mobile Hotspot ...
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VPN not working on laptop connected through Android phone USB tethering

I used to connect my laptop to the internet via USB tethering from my android phone (running android 6), and then connect to my organization's VPN. I got myself a new phone, and realized that it ...
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How do I disable the Mobile Hotspot feature? Android 14

I am trying to disable hotspot on One plus nord (Lineage OS 21) Android 14 This is the original question but the hostapd file has been moved to /vendor/bin/hw Nord:/vendor/bin/hw # find /system /...
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I have a rooted Android 14 - I want to share its VPN connection with a printer

I originally thought what I am trying to do is extremely simple, but for the past few hours, I discovered it really isn't. I have a rooted Pixel 7 running Android 14 in a remote storage unit. In that ...
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Samsung Galaxy S10e restarts when turning on hotspot

My Samsung Galaxy S10e restarts when I turn on the hotspot. I have checked for updates but they are not available. How can I fix it?
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How to share Ethernet through USB tether as WiFi hotspot?

I have a situation where I have internet via Ethernet on a Windows PC and I want to share it via WiFi but said PC has no WiFi card. So the idea is to use USB tethering (RNDIS) and then use a WiFi ...
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WiFi & Hotspot doesn't want to turn on on Xiaomi Mi 10i

WiFi and hotspot stopped working after my phone automatically restart while i am playing COD. And it does not want to start. When i tried to starting the wifi it shows starting wifi but there is no ...
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Increase hotspot connection limit on Android [duplicate]

I see this question has been asked several times over the years, but I don't really see a good practical solution. The question is - is there any way to increase the number of simultaneous connections ...
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Can I Manage Data Distribution Among Devices Connected to my Android Hotspot?

I rely on my Android tablet's mobile data as a hotspot for both my work devices and other household members' devices. I'm looking for an app, method, or setting that allows me to control and manage ...
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What is a local-only hotspot

I was reading up on local-only hotspots and was confused by some of the language. Am I right in my understanding that a local-only hotspot will be visible to and accessible by other phones in the ...
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How to make device on Wi-Fi hotspot discoverable to USB tethering connected PC?

My goal is to make the device (Quest 2) on 192.168.254.x (Wi-Fi hotspot) discoverable to my PC on 192.168.96.x (USB Tethering), because I want to set up ALVR and make my Quest 2 and my PC on different ...
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WiFi HotSpot Battery consumption for 2.4GHz vs 5GHz vs 6Ghz?

On my phone I can configure WiFi HotSpot between 2.4GHz and 5GHz and 6GHz, does this setting have any noticeable effect on battery consumption? (It's a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, and interestingly, ...
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Mobile Wifi Hotspot auto disables if there is too bandwidth used

I have a Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G and mobile wifi hotspot auto disables if there is too bandwidth used. Maybe it's done to avoid overheating. How to avoid this? Is there a workaround? I really need to ...
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Why does my Android Phone open multiple Hotspots?

When I turn on my mobile hotspot on a Samsung phone in 5Ghz preferred mode without autohotspot, my Windows laptop lists multiple hotspots that are numbered, for example: "Hotspotname" "...
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My old Android 7 phone can't connect to my Hotspot

I've an old Android 7 phone that can connect to my home WiFi just fine, on 2.4 GHz and on 5 GHz. But if I start an hotspot on my Pixel 7, the old phone can't connect to it... But if I try to connect ...
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Why does Hotspot get disabled on Galaxy S23+ when I receive a call?

I recently upgraded (?) from a Galaxy S8 to an S23+. On the S8, I could use the hotspot and receive a call at the same time, without any interruption. However, if I receive a call on the S23+, it ...
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How to route local traffic to LAN/WIFI on Android 11 with VPN enabled? (Rooted)

I have a rooted Android 11 device and I use a VPN app with the option Block connections without VPN enabled. This prevents any apps on my phone from communicating with my PC on the same LAN/WIFI ...
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hostapd reappears after deletion or renaming

Device: T-Mobile "Revvlry" branded version of the Motorola G7+. ROM: https://doc.e.foundation/devices/lake, which shows up in the phone settings as Android 10. Rooted: Yes. I'm using Termux ...
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Hotspot keeps disconnecting/connecting if smartphone too close to laptop

I have a Windows 11 laptop and everything was fine before. But today, I noticed my laptop disconnects from my mobile hotspot if it's too close. I have to keep the smartphone outside the room for it to ...
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How to assign a hostname to an Android device?

When you connect to a WiFi network, the router assigns an IP to the android device (like 192.168.1.105). Now when a FTP or HTTP file server is run on the android device, other devices should type that ...
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How to disable "Your phone is getting warm" warning?

I'm using Lineage 20, Android 13 on a Pixel 4A and often when I'm using the hotspot feature while charging I get a notification with the message "Your phone is getting warm". It then ...
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Could you use a hotspot to watch and override data going into a Chromebook?

I want to see how downloading works when you get an application from the Playstore on my Chromebook. I also want to be able to override files going into the Chromebook via the hotspot. I'm wondering ...
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How do I find my DNS server code?

I'm currently trying to get my Nintendo Switch to connect to my phone's hotspot, but it comes up with a DNS error. I later figured out, that I need to put in the DNS server manually However the ...
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Dual band hotspot (DBS)

Phone has snapdragon 765g processor, which natively support dual band hotspot (2.4g and 5ghz), plus Android 12 has support for DBS, but the settings screen doesn't show any option to enable DBS. How ...
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ADB Connection via Mobile Hotspot

How can I connect my phone to my Mac via ADB while using my Mac that is connected to the phone's hotspot? The port is already open on 5555, on a normal WiFi connection I can just connect via the IP ...
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Why does my Samsung Galaxy S10 mobile hotspot cut out after exactly one hour?

I have an issue where if I turn on my hotspot it will automatically stop working after exactly one hour, every time. I have tested this with a stopwatch several times to confirm this is the case. It's ...
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How can I get notified when a device connects to my Wi-Fi hotspot on Google Pixel 6?

I wonder how I can get notified when a device connects to my Wi-Fi hotspot on Google Pixel 6. I use Android 12.
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Personal hotspot turns off as soon as screen goes off

I have Nokia G21 and I'd like to share wi-fi with my PC. The problem is that as soon as my phone's screen goes off the hot spot turns off as well. How to fix this problem?
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Allow inter-device communication on WiFi hotspot?

Is it possible to allow devices connected to a hotspot to communicate with each other? I have a Ulefone Power Armor 13 rolling Android 11 and WiFi hotspot. Multiple devices can connect to the hotspot ...
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network_selection_disabled_by_wrong_password

I run a debug because my phone did not wan't to connect to Hotspot 2.0 Wi-Fi network. I found it gives the following reason: network_selection_disabled_by_wrong_password. What are possible reasons? ...
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Create a QR code that connects device to wifi SSID & opens a URL?

Many questions regarding QR are from years ago. My question is, will a single QR handle 2 functions. What I'm trying to achieve is. A QR which allows user to connect to my Wi-Fi (Hotspot) AND open a ...
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Route mobile hotspot traffic through VPN on a rooted device [duplicate]

I'm running an unlocked and rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (SM-N986U1) with an Android 12 custom ROM on the most recent security patch. The goal is that any devices that connect to my mobile ...
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How to automatically turn on WiFi hotspot when the airplane mode is disabled?

How can I configure my wifi hotspot so that it is automatically turned on when the airplane mode is disabled? I use a Google Pixel 6 with Android 12.
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How to make android 10 phone only use certain BSSID devices with the same SSID or at least ignore a specific BSSID?

I live in a hotel where all WiFi AccessPoints have the same SSID, but the AP next to my room is not configured properly and no one bothers to call a technician. Since this faulty AP is closest, my ...
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wDisplay Android hotspot in macOS Wi-Fi menu

Preface: I suspect the answer is "no", but I reckon I'd shoot my shot. MacOS has an auto-discovery called Instant Hotspot feature for shows nearby iPhones that are available to provide a ...
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MAC address when discovering networks

When your Android (11) device is in the process of discovering available Wi-Fi networks (e.g. before you actually connect to one of them), is your Android device exposing its MAC address to these ...
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Prioritize cellular data over Wi-Fi

Is there a way to set the phone to prefer cellular data over Wi-Fi so that it will use cellular if it's good but Wi-Fi if cellular is not? Similar to the "Switch to mobile data" setting but ...
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Problem sharing internet via WiFi Hotspot (tethering) while in foreign country roaming

I noticed, whenever I am in foreign country (i.e. DATA ROAMING) I can connect other devices to my android phones via its hotspot, but they (devices) have restricted access to internet.. In other words:...
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Hotspot and Position automatically toggles off

I'm on a POCO phone M4 pro 5G, running MIUI Global 12.5.8 Android 11 RP1A 200720.01 Sometime I face this annoying problem which apparently no-one experencied on the internet. If I'm sharing my ...
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How to Run Captive Portal Server on Android Device using Hotspot SoftAp and DHCP options

Goal: I want to run a web server that provides a Captive portal service on an Android Device, using the native Android Soft AP/Hotspot, Termux, NodeJs, and the "new" way to detect captive ...
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Issue with FTP over hostapd hotspot and specifically an Android client using ProFTPD

So I have been using this setup with an iPhone quite successfully. The "server" box is running Fedora 34, on which is installed ProFTPD. I went through and configured through the visual ...
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Using android phone as a DMZ/access point

I had a router suddenly die, and was wondering if I could use a spare Android phone as a temporary replacement. Currently the network has one laptop connecting via Wi-Fi, and one desktop connecting ...
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Using Android phone as a WiFi repeater without using mobile data

There have been quite a few discussions related to this topic Can I use my phone as a WiFi-WiFi hotspot? [duplicate] Turn On Both Wifi and Wifi Hotspot [duplicate] How to use Wi-Fi and hotspot at the ...
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Assigning a static IP address to a phones hotspot

How can I assign a static IP address to my phone's hotspot? I use the hotspot on my Samsung M31 to connect my laptop running Windows 10 to the internet. I also have Oracle's Virtual Box VM running a ...
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Photo transfer from Android device (no screen) to Android smartphone

I am working on an Android passtime project. I have a camera device that runs on Android 8.1. This camera device doesn't have a Screen. I am trying to identify the best way to transfer photos from the ...
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How to create 5Ghz hotspot on a rooted Android that doesn't give built in 5Ghz option?

My Galaxy S8 did have a 5Ghz option on the stock rom, but Lineage OS 19.1 based on Android 12 doesn't have the option to host a 5Ghz hotspot.
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How to create a 6Ghz hotspot on a rooted Android?

Newer phones now have WiFi 6E, so is it possible to create a 6Ghz hotspot? I have a rooted Pixel 6 and a laptop, they both have WiFi 6E, so is there any way to create a 6Ghz hotspot?
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