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Questions tagged [wifi-tethering]

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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Is it possible to scan Wi-Fi access points on your PC using your phone network adapter, wirelessly?

For a project, I need to be able to remotely scan and connect Wi-Fi access points detected by a Android phone, but doing scanning and connecting on the computer. Without USB tethering. This would ...
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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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Is it possible for a carrier to permanently disable tethering on a phone?

I decided to try a T-Mobile after many years of being on AT&T. The T-Mobile account I tried did not allow tethering. When I was done experimenting with T-Mobile, I put my old AT&T SIM back in, ...
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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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Is is possible to tether a Wifi connection (not mobile data) AND the VPN connection from my OnePlus 2 to my laptop?

I want to be able to tether my OnePlus 2's Wifi connection and the VPN connection because my school network blocks VPN's and I have found a working VPN on my phone that I'd like to use to unblock ...
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Cannot connect to Honor 5C wifi router

I cannot make working my Honor 5c as a wifi router. I have tried with different laptops (Lenovo, HP, Mac) without any success. Context: Honor 5c EMUi Version: 5.0.4 Android Version: 7.0 Laptop: ...
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How mobile data and WiFi chooses priority

When I am using shareit or playing mini militia with both mobile data and WiFi turned on, I could see both are running slow and lag while playing games.. but when I connected to my home WiFi networks ...
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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

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 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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Forward DNS requests from USB/Wi-Fi Tethering to Android-connected VPN?

The DNS that is assigned to a tethered device is using the carrier-assigned DNS and not the VPN DNS server that is avaliable through the tun0 interface. These are the commands I use to run as root ...
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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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customised Timeout for Access Point?

In "wireless & networks" settings / more... / ../ "WiFi hotspot timeout" I may choose in between predefined options: either "never", 1 minute, 5 or 10 minutes. But how can I go into the source ...
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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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Wifi hotspot from connnection

So, I have 2 samsung galaxy S4s. Dont ask why. One is running CM13 and the other Stock. Since you cannot put a phone into both master and slave mode at the same time, I would like to connect my stock ...
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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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What is the functionality concept behind Wi-Fi sharing (aka Wi-Fi Profile share)?

Recent versions of Samsung devices (at least to my knowledge) are equipped with a rather unique feature called "WiFi Profile share" or just Wi-Fi Sharing. My little understanding of this feature ...
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How can I do USB tethering with my Samsung Galaxy S5 with the wifi still turned on?

How can I do USB tethering with my Samsung Galaxy S5 with the wifi still turned on? Hello, So I have checked with my old phone (Samsung Galaxy Ace) and it can do USB tethering just fine with wifi ...
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Android Notification Center

I would like to send a notification to an android device pair with router in the same network , what is the best solution to make this true ? The notification is just a text message , the requirement ...
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Tablet does not connect to the hotspot

My Samsung tablet was working just fine. Now it does not connect to the Internet via our hotspot. It does not even scan and see the available connections. When I try to turn WiFi on, it turns ON ...
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Wifi Hotspot/Tethering Unstable (Android 7, Xperia Z5 Compact)

I have a Sony Xperia Z5 Compact running Android 7. The Wifi hotspot/tethering functionality has never been perfectly stable, but in recent weeks/months (I think since Android 7) it has become awful. ...
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CAN a Simple Mobile SIM card be unlocked?

I have a unlocked Blu Pure XL. I've used T-Mobile and GoSmart SIM cards in it. I purchased a Simple Mobile SIM card because I like the plans. However, I find out later i can't use it has a Hotspot ...
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Wi-Fi hotspot timeout setting gone in Nougat 7.0 , 7.1, but timeout has not

Just got a new Android 7.0 Nougat phone , and only major gripe so far is disappearance of the Wi-Fi-hotspot timeout setting . This is probably the same issue as : https://android.stackexchange.com/...
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Automatically disable mobile hotspot when no device is connected, using Tasker

I am trying to create a task which automatically disables mobile hotspot (tethering) when no device is connected. I successfully created similar tasks for bluetooth and wifi, however wifi mobile ...
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Where the values of tethering, usb and bluetoth internet are stored?

I want to disable(or restore to default) the values of Tethering & portable hotspot, deleting the file/s that are storing the config. Where is located that file?
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Tethered VPN Connection

I have an OPPO find 7. At my school we have a pretty mean wifi restriction on the wifi (Blocked websites). Basically I tried to tether through an usb cable from my Phone (while connected to the school ...
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Wi-Fi hotspot traffic while connected to PIA VPN

Background Android 7.1.1 Nexus 6P uses VPN app from Private Internet Access. The app has a "Per App Setting" that allows certain apps to bypass the VPN connection (some games like Pokemon Go don't ...
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How to port-forward internet using android Hotspot to PC?

I have a Moto G3 Turbo with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. I use the phone to make wifi hotspot so I can use internet on my laptop. I was able to do a successful Metasploit over WAN/Internet, and for ...
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OnePlus 3: Disable hotspot turning off automatically

After updating OnePlus 3 to OxygenOS 4.0.1 the option to keep hotspot on even no devices are connected seems to be missing. I need to keep hotspot on all the time and only manually to shut it down. ...
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Android as WiFi adapter?

How do I use my phone's USB hotspot to transfer my WiFi network connected to my phone to my laptop? Is it possible? I'm running CyanogenMod 12.1 on my Galaxy Note II. Thank you.
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How can I bypass stock tethering app?

I have a rooted Coolpad catalyst with no cwm. I plan on creating a workaround for cwm but, that's another project. Anyway I have MetroPCS I've tried apps like barnacle, but I get WAN interface not ...
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Redirect to a login page when accessing androids tethered hotspot

I have an android device which i want to use to provide internet to a group of people. I want to leave the wifi open but a user must acquire a username and a password to properly login to our internet....
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How does wifi hotspot internally works ?

I have an Android device which has Access Point (Wifi Tethering). What exactly happens when another device connects to this access point ? Which are the classes or libraries (if any) involved in ...
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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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Tether laptop to Android Pulse Secure

I am using Ubuntu at the moment, and cannot get my company's VPN to work reliably using openconnect. I can, however, connect via the Pulse Connect Android app. Clearly, I could then tether my laptop ...
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How do carriers block tethering?

I have two sim cards with data bundles from different carriers. One is working fine with (WiFi) tethering, but with the second SIM card I cannot use tethering. Searching online I saw that tethering ...
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Create wifi hotspot but block access certain domains

When I share my internet connection other devices think that they are connected to a WiFi (which is correct). Some programs such as dropbox, play music or updates start using a lot of bandwidth. Is ...
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Dropping packets on tethering on Nexus 5X

During tethering on my "Nexus 5X" phone seems like lot of packets being dropped: Request timeout for icmp_seq 40 Request timeout for icmp_seq 41 64 bytes from 213.180.204.3: icmp_seq=42 ttl=51 time=...
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What's the reason Android Reverse Tethering require root?

From what i know: Android Tethering, share internet from Android to laptop via USB cable works without root. Android Reverse Tethering, share internet from laptop Ethernet to Android via USB cable ...
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Is the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime S82OL capable of wifi tethering, if so, how?

I want to make a wifi hotspot because there is no internet access where I live. I rooted the phone using kingroot. I started searching for a good app to use and figured I'd start with FoxFi which ...
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How to set android WiFi hotspot password on Android 4.1.2

On most operating systems, you can set up name, password and encryption type for your WiFi hospot. For some reason, Android only has this switch to enable/disable it: When I enable it WiFi Android AP ...