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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Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater?

Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater? Imagine situation when you can access a weak Wi-Fi signal from a free hotspot (coffee shop) signal near window, but want to work in the middle of the ...
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How configure the DHCP settings of WIFI Tethering (Hotspot) on Android?

When connecting my PC to Android Wi-Fi hotspot, it assigned a 192.168.42.x address to my PC. I really need to change this as it conflicts with one of our work subnets - is this possible?
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How to use Android in Wi-Fi repeater mode by bridging Wi-Fi with Access Point?

I would like to extend a WiFi signal. I could buy a WiFi repeater, but a much cheaper solution would be using an older Android 4 device, which I own and don't use. The Android device is capable of ...
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How to share internet among 2 android devices?

I have in my possession a G1 and a new Android tablet (the Kmart one, the Gentouch). The Gentouch uses wifi to access the internet; the G1 uses a T-Mobile cellular connection. Ideally, I'd like to ...
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Why proxy set on Android 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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How to change the default hotspot DHCP IP address range on Android?

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 to create a wifi hotspot from the terminal?

How would you suggest to create a hotspot from a root terminal? I would need to create hidden hotspot hotspot without password I am looking for an equivalent of create_ap for android. Here is the ...
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File transfer with linux pc through mobile hotspot

How do I transfer files with a PC running Linux (Ubuntu) via the mobile hotspot (not through wifi)? (Perhaps with another third-party application)
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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 do I check who is connecting to my hotspot?

Is there any way to check who is connecting to my hotspot? I am using a rooted Samsung Galaxy SII. I use the SII's tethering feature in: Settings > Wireless and network > Tethering and portable ...
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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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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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Security risks of “Open Wi-Fi Networks”

How paranoid do I need to be about allowing my phone to connect to open/unencrypted WiFi hotspots? I don't really care if other people see my data (email being received or sent, stock quotes, ...
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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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How do you enable Hotspot Wifi Sharing on Nexus 5 Android M version on Sprint, Tmobile, and AT&T?

I just loaded the Android M preview version as of July 2015. I'm also on the Sprint network and my phone is rooted. How can I enable wifi hotspot ability on Android M?
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How do I disable the Mobile Hotspot feature?

As far as I can remember, some carriers disable this feature. Now, we have a few dozen phones that we want to deploy to some schools and we would like to disable this feature. How do I achieve this? ...
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Can I share my Android's VPN connection over a Hotspot?

I recently purchased a Chromebook which doesn't support my companies PPTP VPN. As a workaround, would it be possible to connect to the VPN on my Android (4.4) and share that connection over a hotspot? ...
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Is there a way to automatically turn off the wireless hotspot once I get back home?

I use the wireless hotspot function daily as part of business, providing a wifi network from my Nexus 7 tablet (Lollipop, oem) to other business-essential devices. When I get back home (alternatively,...
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Enabling AdHoc Networking on ICS to Connect to AdHoc Devices

I'm looking for a way to connect my Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.0.x) to my laptop via adhoc wifi. (The laptop will act as my wireless NAS.) The WiFi Ad Hoc enabler for Android does not work on the Galaxy ...
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How to view devices connected to hotspot on Google Pixel?

This has been asked for a few times before, but none recently or with the Pixel/Nougat specifically that I was able to find. Root is unavailable, so I need a way to do this as a regular user. I ...
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If I set up a VPN, does *everything* go over it?

If I set up a VPN connection for Android, what gets routed over the VPN? Just web browsing? All internet connections from all apps? In Cyanogenmod, in the Add OpenVPN config, "Advanced" settings, ...
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How to turn on the wi-fi hotspot using ADB?

Do you have any idea how can we configure and turn on the wi-fi hotspot using the command line (ADB console)?
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Using ADB shell, How I can disable hotspot / tethering on lollipop Nexus 5

My screen got broken and I've been using my phone with a VNC Server installed on it, but this morning i'd the stupid idea of enable hotspot just to see if I can use my mobile data plan on my laptop, ...
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Bypass T-Mobile Hotspot Tethering Limit by using the phone's unlimited plan?

I have the 10gb hotspot plan for tmobile but I also have unlimited data when I'm on my phone. Is there a way to bypass the hotspot limit by using the unlimited data from my phone instead? I have the ...
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How to get the information of users connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot?

How can I get the IP address, MAC address, etc. of a user connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot? ( Using Karbonn A21 Phone running Android 4.0.4 with minor changes to the skin)
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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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Can I use the HTC Desire HD Wifi Hotspot feature to share a wireless network instead of mobile internet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we use an Android phone as a Wi-Fi repeater? I have my home router which for a variety of reasons I can not switch to WEP. However, I occasionally need to use my Nintendo ...
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How to set a tethered Wi-Fi connection (tethered to another phone via Android personal hotspot) as “metered” connection

I have a number of apps set to "Download on Wi-Fi Only" on Android. But the moment I tether, the phone considers itself on Wi-Fi, even if the upstream device is a metered 3G/LTE connection. Under ...
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Is there a quicker way to turn on WiFi Hotspot?

is there a way to automate (or at least reduce the number of steps) to turn on or turn off the WiFi hotspot on my Galaxy 3. I have to unlock press the menu button press settings press More ...
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How to start a hotspot automatically on device boot

I have an Andriod based TV box connected to the internet via ethernet. I have enabled a portable wifi hotspot (so basically it acts as a wifi router). But every time there is a power cut to this ...
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Can the Samsung Galaxy Tab be used as a wifi-hotspot?

Is it possible to use the Samsung Galaxy Tab as a wifi-hotspot so that non-3G iPads can use the Samsungs connection to the phone network?
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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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Automatically connect to Wi-Fi nodes, but route everything through encryption

Related to my question about VPNs, is there any way to get my phone to automatically connect to unencrypted access points, but route all my traffic through my home network? This would be kind of like ...
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How to make a 'Captive Portal' on my mobile hotspot?

Some Wi-Fi networks such as those you find on coffee shops, when connected to, automatically redirect you to a web page where you will need to do something (enter credentials, accept terms of service, ...
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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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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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Android Tethering DNS Problem

I am using a Sony Xperia Go mobile device with Android Gingerbread (2.3.7). Whenever I try to use Tethering (USB/Mobile Wifi Tethering), I could not immediately access website using my laptop. ...
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Mobile Data only working when used as hotspot

I recently bought a HTC One. Everything worked fine including mobile-data and Wifi. Until I once used my phone as Hotspot for my laptop. The whole time while using the hotspot I had working internet ...
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How to hide my Android WiFi hotspot from being detected?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Young phone and a 3G connection. I use my phone as a wireless modem, but I don't want other devices to find my WiFi hotspot when they search for WiFi. How can I stop other ...
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How to avoid the Hotspot getting disabled during an incoming/outgoing call?

I have turned on Hotspot and the data is being used on other Android device but when there is an incoming call the Hotspot gets disabled automatically and gets enabled after the call ,During which I ...
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Is there a way to check who is connected to my Galaxy Nexus hotspot

I would like to be able to check who is using my phones hotspot, it was simple on my Droid 2 since the Motorola app much like the one shown in the answer to How do I check who is connecting to my ...
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How many clients can be connected to a WiFi Hotspot?

I want to create an application which hosts a sever in my phone and many people can use it after connecting to my wifi hotspot. Suppose I want to implement it in a classroom with 50+ students, is it ...
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Can my phone act as WiFi Access Point while Disabling Celluar Radio?

Can Android act as a WiFi Access Point while the cellular radio is turned off? I tried to accomplish that using flight mode, but that won't work. While flight mode is enabled, Androids portable Wi-Fi ...
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How to assign Mobile Data's public IP to host connected on hotspot?

I've looked around but found nothing on this subject. I have an Android phone with a public IP given by sprint. Tethering on Android uses NAT, so if I want to access any of the devices behind the ...
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How can I access USB tethered device from WiFi hotspot?

So I found out the hard way that the USB tether IP is 192.168.52.x and the WiFi addresses are 192.168.53.x. My goal is to be able to access the USB tethered device (Raspberry Pi) from WiFi as if it's ...
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How to filter IP address in a hotspot/tether

For non rooted phone IP can be filtered/blocked by using a firewall like NoRoot firewall. Every apps in the pthone can be controlled this way. But when mobile data is shared with other devices (like ...
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Hotspot connectivity stops while on phone

I have an HTC One M9 (Verizon). I regularly use the hotspot to give my laptop internet while commuting. However, I have noticed that while using hotspot, if I make or receive a phone call, internet ...
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Authentication problem while connecting to WiFi hot spot!

I just unboxed my androidOne device (Micromax Canvas A1) and while connnecting to my WiFi hotspot it loops through: When entered the password, proxy etc: Saved, secured with WPA2 When tapped on ...
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Can I use my android as a wifi bridge via USB?

I have a broadband connection to my computer, but no wireless router. I would like to know if I can connect my android as a wifi bridge; using my broadband connection instead of my mobile internet ...
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Does android switch to a different APN when in hotspot mode?

I've tried turning on the portable hot-spot mode on my nexus-one and got a message from my operator saying that my plan doesn't cover data traffic made through the web.operator.com APN, as opposed to ...