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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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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Hotspot keeps turning off randomly

I'm currently using OPPO A9 (Not 2020; it is on Android 11). For using the Internet on my laptop, I turn on the WiFi hotspot on my Android device. After some time, the connection will lose, and I need ...
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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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Why is the Mobile Hotspot turning on by itself? What are those "Phones" connecting to it?

We had a Samsung Galaxy A5 phone that developed a strange behaviour recently. Suddenly the "Mobile Hotspot" feature would turn on, and it would list a device connecting to it. Once there was ...
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Is it possible to show how far are the wifi hotspot connected clients are?

For Example in my phone hotspot settings i can view the connected clients hostname and mac address and the total count of connected devices And if i enable Wi-Fi Verbose Logging from Developer mode/...
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Hotspot DHCP issues without mobile data (dhcp4 request timed out)

By default, does the Android "hotspot" functionality provide a DHCP server to its clients? Or does it just pass DHCP info on from the network that it's connected to? I'm trying to create a ...
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How to permit secondary profile to create/manage hotspot

How can I modify the permissions of my Android's secondary profile/user to be able to create & manage a WiFi hotspot on the device? I'm running Android 11 (LineageOS). I have a secondary user that ...
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Hotspot/WiFi Direct port forwarding for RetroArch local netplay

I want to create a connection between android devices for local netplay in RetroArch. RetroArch says port forwarding failed, with both hotspot and WiFi Direct. Is it possible to create a working ...
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Android phone cellular hotspot with security camera

I have a spare Samsung note 8 that I am using as a cellular hotspot for a security camera. I leave this at the marina on my boat's tower to keep an eye on the weather as it takes a pic every minute. I ...
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Android 10 device won't reach one specific web-site?

My android 10 device is failing to access one particular website. All others are fine. This started happening a few weeks ago. I have contacted my mobile ISP and they say their systems are working ...
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Android phone - cannot see WIFI network that other devices can see

I have 2 android phones and 1 computer. I use phone 1 to create 1 hotspot. The computer sees and connects to the hotspot. Phone 2 (Android - Samsung Galaxy 10) does not see the hotspot. But it ...
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Trying to mimic data usage through certain apps

my current data plan has unlimited usage for only certain apps; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram. Any other form of data usage isn't unlimited taking ...
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My android hotspot is not routing data

Currently I am on holidays in France. And strangely my hotspot stopped routing data from connected clients. Phone: Samsung S20 5G FE APN: Vodafone Base country: The Netherlands My phone's internet ...
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How can I monitor phone battery through hotspot?

I use my phones hotspot to connect my tablet to the internet. I usually don't know how low the battery is until the phone shuts off because the battery is dead. Is there an app or some way to monitor ...
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Problem with hotspot - WiFi connection on, but internet is down

I often connect my laptop (U20.04) via Android hotspot (Redmi Note 10 5G). Systematically, after a while, internet connection on my laptop disappears. In particular, the indicator shows that there is ...
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Use my smartphone as hotspot only

I often turn on the hotspot on my phone to use the data connection on my laptop throgh wifi. Anyway, the connection is often unstable. For example, when a Whatsapp message arrives, then the connection ...
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Port Forwarding Outside Local Network Using Phone Network

I want to forward my local port outside of network as does in routers but through phone's network. I having Android 11. I have looked many pages and fortunately found this but this seems like it does ...
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What blocks connecting to my work VPN when using my mobile hotspot?

Title says it all, I want to connect to my work VPN when using my mobile hotspot because my home wifi is down. My windows laptop doesn't want to connect to the VPN though when using the hotspot from ...
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Random/change MAC address for WiFi hotspot on Android 11

On Android 11, MAC address randomizations works fine when connecting the phone as a client to a WiFi network. However, I'm looking for a solution to randomize (or specify) the MAC address when sharing ...
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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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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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