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WiFi Tethering allows a user to share their data connection with other devices by connecting the two device through WiFi. Usually used to share a phone's data connection with a laptop, allowing the laptop to access the Internet through the phone's connection.

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All tethering options greyed out, why?

On my Samsung Galaxy A-24, when I open in Settings Mobile Hotspot and Tethering section, all options are grayed out, such as Mobile Hotspot , Bluetooth tethering, USB tethering, etc. The phone has a ...
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Mobile Hotspot toggle is disabled / greyed out. How to share phone's data connection to laptop over WiFi?

I have working mobile data on my Samsung Galaxy A24. I am trying to share mobile data to my laptop over Wifi. I guess this is called Wi-Fi tethering. In Settings, there is an option for Mobile Hotspot ...
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VPN not working on laptop connected through Android phone USB tethering

I used to connect my laptop to the internet via USB tethering from my android phone (running android 6), and then connect to my organization's VPN. I got myself a new phone, and realized that it ...
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How do I disable the Mobile Hotspot feature? Android 14

I am trying to disable hotspot on One plus nord (Lineage OS 21) Android 14 This is the original question but the hostapd file has been moved to /vendor/bin/hw Nord:/vendor/bin/hw # find /system /...
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Is there any upside in using Bluetooth tethering instead of wifi tethering when using Android devices?

I use Internet on my S23 Ultra phone via Bluetooth tethering. Is there any upside in using Bluetooth tethering instead of wifi tethering when using Android devices?
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Open listening port while vpn turned on and hotspot tethering turned on

Phone root status: False Here is my ifconfig output in termux: ~ $ ifconfig Warning: cannot open /proc/net/dev (Permission denied). Limited output. lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 65536 ...
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Mobile Wifi Hotspot auto disables if there is too bandwidth used

I have a Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G and mobile wifi hotspot auto disables if there is too bandwidth used. Maybe it's done to avoid overheating. How to avoid this? Is there a workaround? I really need to ...
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How to turn on the wi-fi hotspot using command line with root?

I've read a lot posts about it like How to turn on the wi-fi hotspot using ADB? but all of them based on "click emulations", but I have root and it doesn't solve my problem. I've tried VPN ...
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Prioritize cellular data over Wi-Fi

Is there a way to set the phone to prefer cellular data over Wi-Fi so that it will use cellular if it's good but Wi-Fi if cellular is not? Similar to the "Switch to mobile data" setting but ...
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Problem sharing internet via WiFi Hotspot (tethering) while in foreign country roaming

I noticed, whenever I am in foreign country (i.e. DATA ROAMING) I can connect other devices to my android phones via its hotspot, but they (devices) have restricted access to internet.. In other words:...
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How to Run Captive Portal Server on Android Device using Hotspot SoftAp and DHCP options

Goal: I want to run a web server that provides a Captive portal service on an Android Device, using the native Android Soft AP/Hotspot, Termux, NodeJs, and the "new" way to detect captive ...
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How to IP forwarding/NAT from WIFI -> Mobile data without creating hotspot/access point

I would like to be able to use my android phone as a backup internet connection if my home broadband goes down. The idea is that if the network went down I would set up a static route on my home ...
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Why would wireless tethering stop working on two different devices at the same time

I have an LGVS995S on the left using Tracfone which is probably on Verizon towers and an LGVS986 on the right using Verizon Prepaid which is definitely on Verizon Towers. They both stopped allowing me ...
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Make a phone call in one SIM and simultaneously browse with the other

I have a Samsung Galaxy S10e SM-G970F that I'd like to use for phone calls and simultaneously as an hotspot (WiFi tethering) to browse from my laptop. The phone has 2 sim cards. I'm unable to make a ...
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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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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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Can a WiFi modem be directly connected to an android and use the android phone's usb tethering (via an adapter)?

I have an old wifi modem which lacks usb port. I was wondering if we could an rj45 to usb adaptor to use the internet connection from the android device via usb tethering? Or if there is any other way ...
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Set android as internet gateway to local router (Not mobile hotspot)

Background I have a local network and I want to have my mobile serve as an internet gateway when entering the network. What I'm asking is asked here, here and here. An advanced version has also been ...
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Why did my WiFi, bluetooth and hotspot stop working all of a sudden?

I had this very awkward experience, today. My Samsung Galaxy A10s running Android 10 has ran into some serious trouble. I am shocked to find that my Wi-Fi is not turning on, my bluetooth is frozen and ...
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How can I permanently assign a static IP address to Wi-Fi clients? (Lineage OS 17.1 Android 10)

My phone Moto X 4 has LineageOS 17.1 installed and is rooted with magisk. I use the phone's hot spot as main mean to connect to the internet. In this scenario the android device acts as DHCP server, ...
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Is it safe to use an old mobile phone as modem / router for Wifi?

(Related to A phone as a home 4G modem/router?) I was wondering if it is plausible and safe to keep an old phone charging all the time with a sim card in order to use it as a modem/router for Wifi. I ...
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how to convert android 10 phone to a software access point [duplicate]

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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Does Android Oreo Go support tethering?

I want to get a cheap Android Go phone for wifi-tethering purposes as the battery is acting up on the cheap Argos Bush Hero 5.5 V3 AC55SEDCV2 phone I use for that purpose. Does Android Oreo Go ...
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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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How to configure and Enable WiFi Hotspot through terminal without root

How can I configure and enable/disable the WiFi Hotspot using the terminal without root? Also I want to kick a user from my hotspot using the terminal.
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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 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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How to use Private DNS on Android Pie for tethering?

Is it possible to use Private DNS on my laptop that is connected to WiFi shared by my Android Pie smartphone with configured Private DNS? I tried visiting https://1.1.1.1/help from my phone and it ...
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Sharing internet from android to PC over LAN

Is it possible to share my mobile connection with a PC over a LAN cable? Anyway, My scheme is OTG micro USB and then OTG USB ethernet adapter and then LAN cable to Windows (Bootcamp Mac). Any help ...
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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 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 to use old phone (LG G3) as wifi client bridge via micro usb ethernet adapter

Looking to see if I can use an android phone to "get the internet" from wifi and provide it to a ethernet cable that I intend to run way beyond my wifi range to another router I have configured as an ...
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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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Tethering won't work claiming data connection is unavailable

When I try to turn on tethering/mobile hot spot it gives me the system message "Unable to connect, data connection not available." However it worked in the past with this carrier/phone and the ...
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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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Problem tethering Android 7.1.1 phone

Posting this for the benefit of others, after failing to find the problem/resolution on my own. Yesterday (Oct 2018), my Samsung J5 2016 phone failed to properly enable internet-wireless tethering. ...
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Steam doesn't work over tethered wifi through an android phone, how do i solve this?

So i tried to use my android phone that is connected to a wifi, and used a wifi sharing app called (Netshare), to tether the internet to my mac(wirelessly). The internet worked, the browser works and ...
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Setting static ip for Android hotspot [duplicate]

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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Android 6.0.1 (rooted) blocking usb tethering of wifi connection (carrier has no problem)

I know there are a number of questions on similar topics but I believe my issue is different, let me explain: I'm in Spain where the carriers do allow usb tethering of wifi connections (the phone is ...
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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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Auto-reconnect Bluetooth (BT) or USB tethering

When on vacation I use my smartphone (Android 7.1.1 Nougat) as a modem for my laptop (Windows 10 Home) and tablet (Android 6.0 Marshmallow), tethering to the laptop with USB and the tablet with ...
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How does Samsung's WiFi Sharing work on a low level?

Samsung have had a feature called WiFi Sharing in their Android devices for some time. This extends the tethering or hotspot function to be able to share another access point via its own SSID (with ...
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Getting around a tethering block with European prepay SIM

When I travel to Europe, I buy a SIM, stick it in a Moto-E that has a European radio, then tether my regular cell phone. This has been an effective solution since I'm using my regular phone, and 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 ...
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Does Android have support for IPv6 tethering?

It appears like Apple has fully supported IPv6 tethering on iOS devices years ago, including proper, native IPv6 addresses on each tethered device. What about Android? It seems like Android 6.0.1 is ...
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How can I prevent wireless tethering from being disabled when I receive a call?

I use my phone (a OnePlus 3 running the stock ROM and Android 7.1.1) as my primary internet connection. This means that I make heavy use of wireless tethering, especially for work. The trouble is, ...
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Can I change the NAT type when using my phone as a tether for Gaming?

I want to play online with my Switch while I'm on the go, but it seems my NAT type is D, which is too low to enable online play. So is there a way to change that NAT type while tethering to my ...
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