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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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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Hotspot or USB tethering not functioning on Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro on Android 11

My Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro on Android 11 was updated to the latest MIUI. When I activate the hotspot or USB tethering, when connecting from my PC or other phones, it does not let me surf or use the ...
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Certain services not working on laptop while connected to hotspot

I'm using my Fairphone 3+ with stock Android as a hotspot. Connection is very good and all works well. Except for three services. Maybe more, but so far I know of these. It's Telegram, Signal and ...
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How to enable WiFi sharing in Android 8.1 in LG Nexus 5x [duplicate]

Currently, when we try to turn on Hotspot in Nexus 5x, then WiFi just gets disabled and only mobile data is shared over WiFi instead of already connected WiFi (broadband). Using Netshare WiFi sharing ...
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Intermitent SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR when using Android Wi-Fi hotspot

When browsing the internet using the Wi-Fi hotspot of my Android phone (Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro), some requests fail with the following error: net::ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR Here is a screenshot of the ...
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Where I can see the list of the devices connected to my Wi-Fi hotspot on Android 12? [duplicate]

I use Android 12 + Google Pixel 6. I can't find the list:
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Mosquitto broker on android 9 hotspot = random broker address

after some years of great and reliable service, my old Android 7 phone, used as hotspot and mosquitto broker, has decided to retire himself. In my previous setup, Mosquitto runs in a termux shell on ...
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"cold Blooded" hotspot : frequent internet connection failures. ... why do they happen

Short Story shorter Hotspot denies internet access to Puppy Linux client only on a specific laptop while all other clients have no issue ( the same laptop with Windows partition can connect ...
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Hotspot connection lost to PC every few minutes

My only internet connection at present is via a hotspot on Moto G7 (running Android Version 10) connecting via GiffGaff (which runs on the O2 network). I keep the phone data on 3G as 4G seems slower ...
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Android localhost to hotspot wlan0 UDP port not accesible

I have a drone remote that has android in it. It has an internal telemetry server that is publishing data on localhost:14445 via UDP. When I open the hotspot from this device and connect to it with my ...
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How to exclude a specific destination IP from VPN?

I want to route a specific IP address from hotspot (wlan0) to Mobile Data (rmnet_data1) interface on Android 11, bypassing VPN. I use my phone as a hotspot and also with the help of an app called &...
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Create WiFi AP in Termux with root access [duplicate]

For some purpose, I want to create a WiFi access point on my Android because I cannot turn on the hotspot when WiFi is enabled. And also I tried to use NetShare, but it cannot be enabled on boot. I ...
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Galaxy S21: How do I leave my mobile hotspot turned on 24/7?

I'd like to have my mobile hotspot turned on 24/7. Currently, it gets turned off it's not being used for a while. How do I disable this behavior make it permanently turned on?
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Minimizing power use when setting up a hotspot?

If I set a hotspot, and forget to disable it when leaving my house, it drains battery too fast. Possibly solvable by setting some sort of an IF app. IF outside of HOME, turn off the hotspot. Is that ...
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no IPV6 via Mobile Hotspot

I have two Android phones. Same hardware model, one with android 10 and the other with 11. Both phones connect to the same telco. On both phones I can browse to test-ipv6.com and get a 10/10 ...
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When I turn on tethering on my mobile, my phone stops having access to internet

I have recently changed carriers and never had this problem before. I havent changed anything yet but the new carrier claims I should be able to use both (1) pc connected over wifi to hotspot on my ...
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What decides if WiFi sharing will work or fail?

Android 11, Mobile hotspot, under advanced, has an option called "Wi-Fi sharing", where it says "Share your phone's Wi-Fi connection in addition to mobile data". I've switched this ...
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Use high speed internet on hotspot [duplicate]

Today I discovered that my cellphone provider, with the excuse of "saving my high speed quota" throttles the speed of my internet connection whenever I use hotspot. For work reasons, I need ...
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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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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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