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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 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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Run a server over hotspot

I want to run a server(MQTT/HTTP) in my Andriod app over Hotspot. Nearby devices connect to mobile phone over phone's hotspot connection. Assumption is that my phone has enough mobile data and hotspot ...
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Proxy set in mobile network APN does not work when used as hotspot

I am setting the proxy in APN settings of my mobile network in below shown screenshot It works well. I verified via whatismyip. However, when I enable the hotspot on the device and use this hotspot ...
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Can Google see what you're doing on a different device if you're using an Android phone's hotspot to connect a different device to the internet?

I know that Verizon or ATT or whatever data service you're using can see your browsing history since they're providing the service, but would Google be able to see it too since it's the software the ...
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Why does my Android device not show the IP address? [duplicate]

I have created a WiFi hotspot. One device is connected my network. But the problem is, my Android is not showing the connected device IP address. The OS version is Android 8.1.0.
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How to limit hotspot's client of an Android?

I would like to make an Android device as hotspot. I will put it in my roof so it will receive vetther signal, and turn in its hotspot. I want to make that hotspot accessable by certain devices only ...
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Hotspot issue, connected, no internet

I have an issue in my phone, and I lost hope I will find solution. Phone: * Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Android Version: * 7.0 NRD90M MIUI Version: * MIUI Global 10.1 Kernel Version: * 3.18.31-perf-g4339b70 ...
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Android not accepting wifi that windows laptop can

WiFi source is my (Galaxy M20) Android 6.0 phone giving WPA2-PSK WiFi hotspot. following devices are near by (on same table0 HP Pavillion G6 (laptop, windows 7) easily gets wifi, plays 1080p youtube ...
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Hotspot Internet Problem

I am giving hotspot to laptop via android mobile but in laptop it is showing there is no any internet connection when I connect via laptop wifi. In my android phone I am using internet with 4g speed.
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How to view who is connected to my Wi-Fi hotspot [duplicate]

I'm using stock android 9.0. I'd like to be able to get a list of the devices (IP and/or MAC) that are connected to my phone when it's used as a Wi-Fi AP. Here are a few ways I tried but didn't work:...
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Wifi hotspot giving “No internet, secured” on Huawei P10 with Android 8.0.0

This is driving me bonkers. I've been on a chat with Vodafone and they sent me APN settings, but that hasn't helped. I've tried the settings in this thread. And that hasn't helped this time (it did a ...
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Android Wi-Fi hotspot DNS resolver: locally point domain name to custom address without root

So, I know dnsmasq is used as DNS/DHCP server in Android when running as a Wi-Fi hotspot, that dnsmasq can be used to point users to a specific address when resolving addresses, and that there is a ...
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Why can I enable a hotspot on Android 5 but not Android 9 with same sim card?

I have two phones, an old Nexus 5 running Android 6 and my new-ish Pixel 2 running Android 9. I have only one sim card (Cricket). I can enable a hotspot on my Nexus but not my Pixel 2, which says "To ...
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Vivo v7 hotspot keeps shutting off automatically

How do i resolve this issue of my vivo hotspot turning off in its own? I can't even see any additional settings
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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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Android Samsung TAB e auto turn on Hotspot? [duplicate]

Is there a way to automatically turn on the hotspot when my samsung tab e starts up?
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How can I find my hotspot-users log on Android?

Before asking a question, I will state that I live in Korea. Yesterday, at school, I used it as a hotspot for one of my friends. The password was '123412341234'. I left him to write it properly. ...
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How to use Wi-Fi and hotspot at the same time on Android?

Is it possible to create a Wi-Fi hotspot from an Android device using its Wi-Fi connection rather than Cellular data? Without the help of any third-party application (Like Netshare), by changing some ...
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Can I force clients of my phone's Wi-Fi hotspot to use my DNS?

My phone is a Mi A1 with Oreo 8.1. It is not rooted. I am offering WiFi using hotpsot . I discovered that devices connected to my hotspot do not inherit the DNS server from my hotspot. Questions: ...
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Cannot connect to Honor 5C wifi router

I cannot make working my Honor 5c as a wifi router. I have tried with different laptops (Lenovo, HP, Mac) without any success. Context: Honor 5c EMUi Version: 5.0.4 Android Version: 7.0 Laptop: ...
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Using Google Maps in a car with a Hotspot and a cell phone with no sim card

I have a AT&T Samsung Galaxy 7. I have another AT&T phone with no sim card. I have a verizon hotspot and will be purchasing an AT&T hotspot as i am converting to almost full time RV'ing....
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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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Setting static ip for Android hotspot

I'm connecting to my Android's hotspot. I see that the IP is 192.168.43.0/24, so any ip in 192.168.43.X would be reserved for Android's DHCP server. But I need the machine that connects to Android's ...
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How to stop undesired foreign devices from connecting to our hotspot on Android?

I am facing a problem regarding Portable Hotspot. As you can see in the screenshot below (click image to enlarge it), when I enable my device's hotspot it shows 3 devices connected immediately but as ...
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Turning off hotspot automatically turns on my Wi-fi in my Lenovo K6 Power

From last two weeks, whenever I turn Off my mobile's hotspot , it's LAN-WIFI automatically turns on. Please help me to solve this issue. Thanks.
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Mobile hotspot was working with wifi-on; now it doesn't

Was sending internet service to my tablet through a newer Moto phone that was able to get internet from a Optimum hotspot. The tablet was unable to receive the signal. Was using it this way for a few ...
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How to hide hotspot icon in the drop down after lock

Sir , I use android marshmallow and My brother always enables the hotspot also after I lock the Phone with Password Because "hotspot setting is shown in drop down menu " I wanted to ask how to ...
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WiFi hotspot turns off by itself + WiFi turns on by itself

My honor 8 lite (Android 7.0) started to do strange stuff: While WiFi tethering works, and my PC is connected, the tethering turns off after a few minutes. Even after turning WiFi off, it turns on by ...
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How to block a particular website?

When i switch on my Wifi Hotspot to share my data with my son, he spends so much time in a particular website. How do I block that website in my cellphone so he will not be able to access that website?...
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Android Wifi Hotspot turn off all the time

Phone: Honor 8 with EMUI 5.0.1 and Android 7.0 Each time I try to turn on my wifi hotspot, it turns off after several minutes. A notification of Android System is sending and tells me that "no device ...
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Android 8.0 WiFi tethering not working while inside my car

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8 with Android version 8.0; when I'm inside my car and I enable WiFi tethering, the devices inside the car don't find the WiFi signal. When I exit the car, the WiFi signal can ...
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Android Hotspot internet connection comes and goes

When I'm connected to my android hotspot from my laptop, internet connection comes and goes every few minutes. It happens both on Windows and Ubuntu so that I think the problem is not from receiver ...
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Is it possible to share a VPN connection over WiFi Hotspot?

I have an S8 And a Nintendo switch, The switch doesn't support VPNs. Is it possible to share the VPN Connection to my Nintendo switch over hotspot? My PC Can already do this but I want to play outside!...
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On Android, is there a way to disable the Hotspot speed limit?

Some mobile phone carrier limits the mobile hotspot data rate to 384kbps, which is back to the 3G era. Is there a way to disable that? (One situation that prevented an app from functioning well is ...
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Hostapd shows wlan0: AP-ENABLED, But SSID not Visible in Devices

I am running hostapd on android devices on adb shell with following command. hostapd -B /data/misc/wifi/hostapd.conf it gives me following log 04-04 12:33:23.276 3052 3052 E hostapd : Using ...
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How can I fix my hotspot?

I'm on a Google Pixel XL, stock, unrooted. Android 8.1.0, build OPM1.171019.021 My Carrier is T-Mobile, via Straight talk BYOP program. I was able to hotspot (WiFi tethering) without any trouble at ...
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customised Timeout for Access Point?

In "wireless & networks" settings / more... / ../ "WiFi hotspot timeout" I may choose in between predefined options: either "never", 1 minute, 5 or 10 minutes. But how can I go into the source ...
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How to block certain devices for my hotspot

I want to be able to let certain devices use my hotspot, block others. Is this possible? Or is it possible to block certain Mac ID's?
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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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Hotspot timeout setting in android Nougat

Where can I find hotspot timeout setting on android Nougat? (I am using Redmi note 4 phone). I cannot find it anywhere in the hotspot section of settings. Problem is I turn it on and then I forget ...
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note 3 and note 8

Are you aware of any issues with the Note 8 phones giving hot-spot access to the devices nearby if the note version you got is from another country or region? Does Samsung have restrictions still? ...
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Is there a reason my phone's hotspot would not go inactive overnight while sleeping, but go inactive during the day after 2 hours?

Typically when we use the hotspot, it stays active for two hours unless being used. I connected a phone to the hotspot last night and forgot to take it off before bed, expecting it would disconnect ...
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Automation - unable to turn hotspot on

I am using a device running on AOSP 8.1 Recently I wanted to automatically turn hotspot on when device boots but Macrodroid is unable to do so Help required!
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Hotspot problems - LG Phoenix 2 AT & T

I bought the LG Phoenix 2 AT & T mobile, with Android 6.0. Trying to use the hotspot, to share Internet with Wi-Fi, it never turns on: it sends a temporary network error message. I followed what ...
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Is it possible to communicate with a laptop (or other device) connected with the wifi hotspot?

Could I connect a device to my phone's hotspot and have the phone and device communicate over wifi? I'm intending to have a raspberry pi connect to my phone so I can SSH into it on the go.
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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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connecting to internet in my smartphone

I have a Note 5 smartphone which I cannot browse any Internet websites using my browser while data is on. But I wonder when using it as a Wi-fi hotspot to share its mobile internet on other smartphone,...
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Is there a way to enable Hotspot when connected to a specific Bluetooth source?

I'd like to enable hotspot when my phone connects to the bluetooth in my car (basically turn it on when I start my car). It would be nice if there was a way to do this in Android 8.0 (Pixel XL), but ...
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Turn on HotSpot via ADB — Sony Ericsson Xperia mini ST15i

How to turn on wifi hotspot on ST15i via ADB? There is already on post about this using keyevents but it does not work for me. It has hot broken touchscreen, back is always clicking, but before, I ...
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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 ...