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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 share my free internet vpn connection with my laptop?

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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Connect J7 to wifi / wire / or computer internet (for updates) [faulty built-in wifi]

Good Day! Hereby with a problem I become mad I had a Samsung J7 SM-J730F with what I believe is a faulty wifi (board has little corrosion where wifi should be place) I have reset back to factory, ...
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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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Internet doesn't work on device which created Wi-Fi Hotspot

On Huawei mate 20 pro when I enable Wi-Fi Hotspot other device can connect to it and has internet, but on Huawei mate 20 pro itself internet stops working. Still "4 G" icon is showing. Just a day ago ...
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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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Moto X4 Hotspot invisible to other devices after being dropped

I dropped my phone with the screen facing the floor. The phone is actually fine, it was the glass back that cracked. When I switched on the hotspot, it refused to even show up in my laptop. My laptop ...
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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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Wifi hotspot doesn't assign IP address on my custom rom, need help to find another way to assign it

On my custom rom, the IP address doesn't get assigned automatically because the wifi chip uses wlan but the rom uses wlan0, i need help to find a way to find the IP address and manually type it or ...
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How to change the default DHCP IP address range on Android 7.1.2?

As the title says I look for a way to permanently change the default IP address range form 192.168.43.xxx to 192.168.1.xxx. Reason: On my router some of my devices get a static IP trough DHCP, in the ...
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How can I permanently assign a static IP address to Wi-Fi or USB tether clients?

I use my phone as an extended display with x11vnc, which works as intended. The only issue is, that I have to change the IP address on the VNC client on my phone, very often. Because of dynamic DHCP, ...
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How can I permanently change my hotspot tethering IP address?

IP address is 192.168.43.1 by default and there is no option to change it permanently. Is it possible to change it without root access? My phone is Huawei Android 5.1.
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How do I block a strong wi-fi signal

The problem in detail: Trying to keep a wi-fi connection when there is a stronger signal that is mislabeled as free. 9pie keeps grabbing the stronger one. In Canada Shaw has 2 public wi-fi signals ...
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Is it possible to change the ip settings for ap0?

I was wondering if it's possible to change the gateway IP of ap0 to like 192.168.43.2 so while the device is working as a hotspot some other apps on your network would detect your device. but also it ...
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Huawei hotspot killing internet

have a Huawei mobile phone. When I turn on the hotspot, I no longer have an internet connection on the phone itself. I've never had this problem on any other phone. I tried changing service providers ...
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HTC One wireless hotspot not turning on

My HTC One won't turn on its hotspot. It always displays the message: There is a temporary network problem that prevents the enablement of Mobile Hotspot function. Please retry later" What can I ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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!...