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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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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Why will my hotspot keep being inactive?

Please can I know the primary cause of these? Have searched online didn't find anything. When clicked it doesn't become active.
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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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How is Verizon suddenly tracking my hot-spot usage on Android and how do I disable this tracking? [duplicate]

I am familiar with how iOS devices report hot spot use by treating it differently somehow. My understand is that Android is not crippled like this, and there is rightly no difference in traffic ...
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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra's hotspot is only limited to 1 connection

My wife and I just switched to Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultras (unlocked and purchased from Samsung.com) from Pixel 3 & 4 XL. We had no problem with having multiple connections on either device. On ...
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USB tethered device cannot communicate with WLAN hotspotted device on the same Android phone

Here I have one Android phone, the provider, a device, usb, connecting to it through USB tethering, and a device wlan connecting through WLAN hotspot. So once usb connected, it got assigned an IP in ...
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how to convert android 10 phone to a software access point

I have an android 10 device which I would like to use use as software access point. I have broadband connection landline in my home. There are some corners where signals dont reach. So I want to use ...
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Hotspot mobile network tethering and DNS

I and probably others know, if turning on the mobile hotspot and enable wifi-tethering, we are able to use our android phone to get internet access via a notebook (and other devices of course) ...
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Wi-Fi hotspot and internet connection

I bought a few days ago a Hauwei P30 lite, which comes with Android 9. In my case, I often connect to the Internet via the mobile network. When I configure the smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot (tethering)...
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MI A2 my wifi not working after updating to havoc 3.5

today i update my phone to havoc 3.5 but suddenly my wifi not working and im tried factory reset but my wifi still not working. should i try to downgrade to ver. 3.4? please help
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Samsung S9- how to disable automatic WiFI connecting?

When your android S9 phone has already once connected to a WiFI network, it automatically saves the password/SSID and will connect to that WiFI everytime when you turn on WiFI on your phone. Is it ...
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Is it possible to visit a localhost page of my pc on Android without wifi route?

I don't have a wifi router. I want to visit xampp localhost from my mobile. I have two android phone. Is it possible with any app to use a phone like wifi router and another phone to visit the ...
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Android phone keep broadcasting SSID

I didn’t have android devices for years, I got a Xiaomi redmi 7 for my son but I don’t know why it keep broadcasting a SSID “Redmi” From what I understand that the “WiFi Direct” (settings/Wi-Fi/...
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Allow apps to connect via WiFi on the same phone while it is in hotspot mode

I don't have a landline, consequently my phone is my wireless router. This works well for many things, but presents some silly problems for certain specific things. For example, apps that typically ...
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Proxy server for sharing VPN and firewall over tethering

I am also working on getting that proxy on my mobile working properly. For the reason that my mobile has become my main internet connection. This is cheaper and the internet is a lot faster via my ...
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My pixel XL 1 keeps asking to sign in to my wife router

My phone keeps asking me to sign into my WiFi router. Almost every morning same goes for my wife's pixel XL 1. Is this a phone issue or router issue. Forgetting the network doesn't help. https://...
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How to use mobile data (hotspot) and calls at the same time?

I have a Huawei Honor 8X running Android 9 and it is pretty new - probably a year or so old. I am currently running it dual-SIM - one for my telephone number and one for mobile data. I am doing this ...
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Galaxy j7crown wifi hotspot data lock

I bought a j7crown and used the hotspot that came with the plan after 5 weeks straight talk sent me a notice saying that if I use the hotspot 1 more time they were going to lock my data usage I have ...
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Is it possible to create a hotspot App for SMS and Call just like internet?

We have mobile hotspot option for sharing internet with other people. its a simple option and is present in any android phone today. But, is it possible that we call or send message from someone else ...
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How can I semi-permanently disable the Wifi/USB tethering / hotspot feature on my phone?

Obviously there is much more information out there on how to enable hotspot, but not nearly as much on disabling it. I'd like to disable it permanently/semi-permanently. Is there a setting or package ...
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Packet forwarding between USB Tethering and Wifi on Android

I have Toshiba notebook with embedded wifi adapter 2.4Ghz, desktop without embedded wifi adapter and Samsung Galaxy smartphone with Mobile HotSpot feature also on 2.4Ghz. Smartphone is connected to ...
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How to configure and Enable WiFi Hotspot through terminal without ROOT

How can i configure and enable/disable the WiFi Hotspot by using terminal command without ROOT? Also I want to kick user from my hotspot using terminal command
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How to check who has been trying to connect to my WiFi Hotspot network

I have hotspot network created on android phone. I am trying to view my logs, to check who is trying to connect my network and which password he/she has tried to access my network. How can I check/...
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Motorola G4 refuses to connect to iPhone's Hotspot

I have an odd situation, I recently purchased an iPhone XS and for some reason, my older Moto G4 cannot connect to the hotspot provided by the new phone. The situation is odd because other phones, ...
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how to configure android mobile as range extender in wireless network [duplicate]

I have some network problems in wireless connectivity at my place. I have this idea that if I can keep my android mobile phone at a point in my room where I get the Wifi Signal properly and some app ...
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Android Galaxy S9 can't connect to Debian Wi-Fi hotspot if it's secured

I try to connect to a Wi-Fi password-secured hotspot using an Android Galaxy S9 device. My Android smartphone says incorrect password. The hotspot kernel logs output says iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: ...
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How to make WiFi metered on Huawei with Android 9 Pie? [duplicate]

I want to set a WiFi network (a mobile hotspot) as metered on a Huawei phone with Android 9 - so that it gets treated like mobile network data usage wise. I have searched extensively on how to do ...
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How can I share my free internet vpn connection with my laptop? [duplicate]

I am getting the free internet connection through both HTTP Injector and Anonytun, I want to get the same fast connection in my laptop as in the android phone? Please use simple language since I'm not ...
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Disable Client Isolation when using hotspot

I just moved to a new place and internet is not setup yet so I'm using my phone's hotspot to get online. While developing a Python client-server program I found out that devices connected to Android ...
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How to share VPN connection with devices on hotspot?

I use a VPN on my Galaxy S8+ and I am looking for a way to be able to share my ExpressVPN connection via hotspot to be able to connect devices such as Xbox One and a Smart TV. Currently cannot use a ...
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Wi-Fi hotspot with access of device storage

Is it possible to create Wi-Fi hotspot on Android phone with access of device storage through that network? I'm able to create hotspot OR share storage through network, but is it possible to do it ...
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Which Android system file(s) should I change to connect only to specific Wi-Fi hotspots

I would like to make change in some file under the root so that Android on my device be able to connect only to specific Wi-Fi hotspots by their names and be disable to connect to all others hotspots. ...
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If Bluetooth Then Hotspot

I have a Pixel 2 and I just installed a Android head unit in my car. I am looking for an app or script that when I get into my car and my Pixel connects by bluetooth to my head unit it turns my ...
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How do you keep Mobile Hotspot on During sleep?

I have a Nokia 3.1a (from Walmart), and it appears to be basically running stock android. Overall it seems to work well other than two annoyances. Can't go back to 3 buttons, stuck with gesture ...
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How to use Android device as router without cellular connection?

I have an Android tablet that has no SIM card and no cellular connection. Is it possible to set it up as a discoverable WiFi access point? I know when you have a cellular connection you can set up ...
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What are AP Bands?

There are 2 AP bands in Android WiFi settings (2.4GHz and 5GHz). What is their use and what effects will be seen if we modify the WCNSS_qcom_cfg.ini file in order to support 40MHz.
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AndroidTV Access Point

I got an Android 9 TV Box with root access connected via LAN. Now I want to use the WLAN as an access point/bridge with same SSID/password and after the handover the IP should stay the same. The basic ...
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Is There A Mobile Hotspot App With A Firewall to Block Incoming Connections?

I've been using the Android mobile hotspot to get an Internet connection while traveling. The stock hotspot is fine for my laptop which is firewalled, but there are a few devices (smart TV, game ...
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How to SSH into Android which is a hotspot?

I am using Wi-Fi hotspot on Android. Can I SSH into it from my laptop which is connected to hotspot? How would I do this?
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How to change the subnet mask for Wi-Fi hotspot without root access?

If I start a Wi-Fi hotspot, devices connect with IP addresses in the range 192.168.43.xxx. How do I change that to the range 192.168.1.xxx ? I have read the answer to How to change the default DHCP ...

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