Questions tagged [wifi-hotspot]

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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One wifi hotspot client uses all the bandwidth, causing problems for others. Is this configurable in a smarter way?

I use my Pixel 2 as a wifi hotspot daily. I usually works great even with 2-3 connected clients, but I had a problem recently where two computers were connected, one playing a game and the other ...
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Android wifi tethering (hotspot) DNS server (dnsmasq) returns 127.0.0.1 for some domains

My laptop connects to the internet through Android wifi tethering (hotspot). Some websites cannot be connected because my Android DNS server returns 127.0.0.1. I can browse the sites on my Android ...
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Hotspot limit for number of connections?

I play Pokemon Go and have some phones that need to connect to a phone for its Hotspot for Internet. I found that iPhone / iOS can serve as a hotspot, but has a limit of up to 5 connections for ...
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My Gionee S10b is not connecting to the internet, it connects only with hotspot

my Gionee s10b is not connecting to the internet, but when I connect it with a hotspot to my laptop. I can browse on my laptop. But I can't browse on my phone. Please help.
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Wifi wont turn on, samsung s7

I've tried everything on Google! So I factory reset it, thinking everything would reboot, as if it were new! Now it won't go past startup menu, as wifi still won't even turn on or even light up wen ...
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Mobile hotspot & tethering & VPNO IMSI

After a lot of searching I managed to set my Mobile Virtual Network Operator type to IMSI (I think it was from SPN) to get my USB tethering and mobile hotspot working. However, I have absolutely no ...
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Double SIM hotspot WiFi problem

I use a dual-SIM on my Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) running on Android 9 to have data from an Italian and a German operator at the same time. It works fine on the phone, but I noticed that when I use it ...
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How to make a call from a phone without SIM using a hotspot with SIM?

I would like to use a single SIM by installing a mobile hotspot at home. This mobile hotspot could be a dedicated hotspot device or an older smartphone with hotspot enabled. This hotspot will serve ...
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is it possible to impose speed limit to certain device connected to my hotspot?

I have several devices connected to my android hotspot and would like to rate limit certain device from hogging the bandwidth too much. Phone is already rooted, and i've tried using built-in 'tc' ...
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how to port forward in android hotspot to use metasploit

I am learning ethical hacking and I want to learn how to access a phone outside my network I came to know I should port forward but I don't have a router is there any cheep options
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Disable bluetooth tethering

Root OnePlus 5t, android 10 hello, I know deleting 'wpa_supplicant' can disable the Wifi hostapd - disable the Hotspot which file will disable the bluetooth tethering (bluetooth hotspot)?
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Use an external WIFI dongle as a hotspot

Is there a way to use a wifi dongle and set up the hotspot so it uses this dongle ? With or without root, it doesn't matter.
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DNS name resolution for local hostnames does not work anymore after android 9 > 10 change

I use my android phone(s) as a wifi hotspot, clients get IPs from the 192.168.43.0/24 network. Previously, when the phone was running android 9, internal name resolution for those clients worked fine, ...
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Reducing Tx_Power for mobile hotspot - hostapd.conf

I am using rooted Samsung J2 pro with Marshmallow 6.0.1. My mobile hotspot uses a lot of battery. And this battery usage is reported by Android OS process by Smart Manager. I have reduced the tx_power ...
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Connect PC with USB modem to device on WiFi hotspot

I am trying to connect my Oculus Quest 2, which is connected to my phone's WiFi hotspot, to a PC, which is connected to the same phone using USB tethering (USB modem). What I found out was that they ...
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Application running on Android device connecting to device on its mobile hotspot through TCP/IP?

I've been looking for information on how the network created by an Android device's mobile hotspot is isolated (or not) from applications running on the device providing the hotspot. The question is ...
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adding hotspot functionality

I am currently trying to enable hotspot functionality on the relatively new 3.5" Palm phone. Designed to be a companion phone to a larger, more fully-equipped phone on the Verizon network, now it ...
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Why did my WiFi, bluetooth and hotspot stop working all of a sudden?

I had this very awkward experience, today. My Samsung Galaxy A10s running Android 10 has ran into some serious trouble. I am shocked to find that my Wi-Fi is not turning on, my bluetooth is frozen and ...
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What is the default channel for Android Hotspots?

I have seen the other threads talking about you not being able to change the default channel, and that is fine as I can configure my router. Can anyone just confirm which one it uses though, or does ...
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Wifi Hotspot - Getting 504 Timeout (and CORS) when cache is not disabled

I have an android phone that I'm using for wifi hotspot to which I connect my laptop to. There is generally no problem with it however sometimes content just doesn't load. I tried checking the Network ...
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Share internet. Problem zone WiFi android 10

I always share my internet from the phone with others device. After updated a parched I can't do that. The phone don't give a right ip to the Devices connected. Phone: oukitel c9 So: Android 10
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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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How to run hostapd on Redmi 8

I have been trying to run the hostapd with my own hostapd.conf but it's refusing to work and keeps saying segmentation fault and I am wondering how to get it working on Redmi 8 running Android 10 I ...
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Any way to preserve portable hotspot configuration (SSID, key)?

How can I preserve my initial portable hotspot configuration (mainly current SSID, encryption) settings on my device. I noticed when I use 3rd-party applications (such as WiFi transfer, Mi Drop etc) ...
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Why I'm unable to set a WIFI static IP address?

On my Android mobile phone (a recent Huawey MAR-LX1B), I would like to permanently set a static IP address on a specific WIFI LAN router connection. The reason is that, on an application backend ...
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Hosting a hotspot without signaling metered connection

Currently, I am running a hotspot from an Android phone as my home network. The cellular plan for this phone has unlimited data. When I host the hotspot, connected devices detect that this hotspot has ...
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Is it possible to connect to a WiFi network using the router's MAC address and not the broadcasted SSID on Android?

Assuming that there are many hotspots broadcasting the same SSID, is it possible to "force" my Android phone to connect to a specific network by using a unique identifier, for example the ...
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How do I get rid of the many sticky notices about my hotspot with tethering?

I'm using a smartphone as a WiFi hotspot - and connecting a PC to it with a USB cable. As I plug the cable in, I get a first notification bubble: USB debugging is on Tap to turn off USB debugging I ...
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Enable usage of mobile data while connected to a WiFi without internet connection

It is possible to allow my device to use mobile data while connected to a WiFi hotspot? The reason being is that the WiFi hotspot I connect to does not have an internet connection. So I want to be ...
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Is it safe to use an old mobile phone as modem / router for Wifi?

(Related to A phone as a home 4G modem/router?) I was wondering if it is plausible and safe to keep an old phone charging all the time with a sim card in order to use it as a modem/router for Wifi. I ...
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Limit number of hotspot users [duplicate]

How to limit number of users who can connect to a hotspot.Talking about an Android tethering hotspot.I do not want more than one device to connect.
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Android WIFI Hotspot [duplicate]

Does anyone know where android save the details (Mac, etc.) of devices that connected to my phone ?! (When my device is used as a mobile hotsop)
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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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Is it possible to connect to another device network through a VPN?

I have two devices far away from each other (each one in a different country, for example); both are connected to the internet. Is it possible to have one device connect to the other device's network ...
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Restricting background data whilst using hotspot

Hi it's a simple and quick question. Whilst I am waiting for internet to be installed in my new flat I have been using my mobile hotspot to game and work on my PC. I used to have a spare phone that I ...
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Does hotspot connect directly to proxy or through the computer from the connection being shared?

Let's say I have connected my phone to the internet through the hotspot from my Laptop. In order to access the internet, i have to configure proxy in both laptop and android. Now on the server side ...
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Finding IP of a raspberry pi connected to wifi hotspot/usb modem

I am working on a project where a raspberry pi hosts a webserver to display some data. Since the Pi doesn't have a screen, the way to access this server is to create a wifi hotspot or connecting the ...
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How to sniff android app connected URLs

I want to intercept a traffic and found out some streaming URLs from an android app. When I tried to use Packet Capture, the app says "please turn off VPN connection" once started. So I can'...
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Error trying to start mobile hotspot

When I try to turn on my mobile hotspot, it simply turns back off says error under Mobile Hotspot at Settings->Network & Internet->Tethering & Mobile Hotspot. Is there a way to debug ...
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Losing Hotspot Galaxy M31

On my Galaxy J5 I never lost the hotspot facility that keeps my iPad online. Now I have a new Android 10, Galaxy M31 and it keeps dropping. I have got it set to Never Timeout. Any ideas gratefully ...
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LTE Phone as Internet Source - Connect to Router when at Home

With an unlimited LTE data plan (no DSL) I use the internet during work on the road as well as at home with only my phone. As mobile phones have a limited Wifi range and (my device) a max limit of ...
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Speed from mobile hotspot is not consistence and poor speed

I am WFH and using Xiaomi note 8 pro for hotspot to my work computer and I have D-Link dongle which catch the hotspot signal. I am using Airtel sim card for that. When I start working to my system at ...
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How to connect a usb tethered device to a device that is connected by hotspot both using a single phone?

I have a pc with no wifi card and a laptop. I want to use the laptop as a second monitor using spacedesk software but it needs the two device to be connected on the same network. the only resources I ...
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Why does my mobile data work only on hotspot?

I own a Samsung Galaxy A71 and I'm on Reliance Jio network. When I had bought this phone and put a new Jio SIM on it, my mobile data worked fine, but the hotspot didn't. My laptop browser said 'DNS ...
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is a way to disable auto connect to wifi that don't need password?

it is really annoying that my mobile phone will auto connect to wifi that don't need password such as those ones in shopping center, most of time they need you to fill up a form to register first ...
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how to combine Android phone's wifi hotspot and USB tethering so that they are in same network?

I want to transfer files from one Windows 10 computer to the another, for this I usually use Ethernet crossover cable but its transfer speed is (100/100 Mbps) I have a 5Ghz wifi adapter in only one ...
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How to switch(not only on or off) the mobile data and wifi using adb?

First main question: is it possible to switch(not only on or off) the state of the mobile data and wifi using adb? (for example for wifi: if you don't know the state of the wifi now. you send several ...
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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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Mobile data only works when tethering is active

Issue is exactly as described in the title, works when used as hotspot and connected with computer, but not on the phone directly(regardless the hotspot setting). Moreover I have to add: I am abroad ...

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