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How to view devices connected to hotspot on Android?

Another "uglier" workaround involves using terminal , but it has an advantage if you already have terminal installed in your device. Simply type ip neigh in terminal and you should see an output ...
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How to use adb over Mobile AP (Portable wifi hotspot)

On Android Device: Make sure USB Debugging is enabled in Developer Options. Set adb port prop: If rooted: Open a terminal emulator (like termux) and run the following commands: su setprop service....
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How to turn on the Wi-Fi hotspot using ADB?

You could try this: adb shell am start -n com.android.settings/.TetherSettings adb shell input keyevent 20 adb shell input keyevent 66 The first command opens the Settings page for Tethering ...
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How to view devices connected to hotspot on Android?

Most of the solutions known to me require root (as I noted in comments). However there is a third-party application that seems to be able to handle this task as well. Hotspot manager1 claims to be ...
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How to set a tethered Wi-Fi connection (tethered to another phone via Android personal hotspot) as "metered" connection

There is a rather hidden feature, that will let you achieve this: This option is found under Settings > Data usage (Wireless and Networks). Tap on the three dots in the top right corner, and press "...
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How to use Wi-Fi and hotspot at the same time on Android?

WI-FI REPEATER MODE ON ANDROID I don't know of any straight forward tool other than Android apps (which use Wi-Fi Direct) that will let use wi-fi and hotspot at the same time. Neither it's a standard ...
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How to change the default hotspot DHCP IP address range on Android?

NOTE: Root is required. Default DHCP IP address range is hard-coded (1), you can't change it without rebuilding ROM with modified source code. Or use a little hack. When you switch on tethering, ...
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How is Verizon suddenly tracking my hot-spot usage on Android and how do I disable this tracking?

Your phone uses a different type of connection (DUN) to send tethered data but you can make the provider treat all traffic as if it is non-tethered: adb shell settings put global tether_dun_required 0 ...
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How can I permanently change my hotspot tethering IP address?

Note: Adding / removing IP address requires root access. METHOD 1: Before Android Pie, tethering IP (192.168.43.1) was hard-coded (1, 2). But now it's randomized on each session(3). You can use ...
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How to switch(not only on or off) the mobile data and wifi using adb?

get state: adb shell settings get global airplane_mode_on # 0|1 - dis/en abled adb shell settings get global mobile_data # 0|1 - dis/en abled adb shell settings get global wifi_on # 0|1 - dis/en ...
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How do I disable the Mobile Hotspot feature?

I managed to solve this without deleting hostapd file (with this method you can easily reactivate hotspot functionality renaming hostapd back to its original name). Root your phone Open up adb ...
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Increase maximum number of connection of Wi-Fi hotspot

I have been researching about this for some time now, but I have to admit that I failed to get substantive information on the subject. However, I have come to the conclusion, that this setting is hard-...
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How can I permanently assign a static IP address to Wi-Fi or USB tether clients?

Android uses dnsmasq as its DHCP/DNS server (up to Pie). So create the configuration file /etc/dnsmasq.conf with option dhcp-host=<MAC>,<IP> (1). Root is required to place this file. ...
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How configure the DHCP settings of WIFI Tethering (Hotspot) on Android?

It appears some manufacturers and versions of Android now DO allow for the changing of the IP subnet range for the DHCP server through the UI when using the WiFi hotspot feature. Here's where to find ...
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Bypass T-Mobile Hotspot Tethering Limit by using the phone's unlimited plan?

You could make your phone to act as a VPN Gateway Requirements: root vpn server (can obtain any free openVPN from playstore) Using a VPN gateway will make tethered traffic to go through the VPN. ...
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Casting from mobile hotspot phone

Its possible, it is much easier if you have two devices (e.g 2nd smartphone, tablet or PC) Create a mobile hotpot AP using the secondary device. Once setup, connect the primary device (where you are ...
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Is it possible to share a VPN connection over WiFi Hotspot?

Yes its possible, I have covered one method to achieve this already on this post. Alternatively, our fellow user, Mygod has shared one application to achieve this called VPN Hotspot and is available ...
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How to assign Mobile Data's public IP to host connected on hotspot?

Let's say rmnet_data1 is your Mobile Data interface (on Qualcomm devices) and wlan0 is WiFi interface. When you switch on Mobile Data, your ISP assigns rmnet_data1 an IP address, possibly dynamic and ...
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How to start a hotspot automatically on device boot

Use MacroDroid instead of Tasker, as it is more user friendly and the UI is good. Here are the steps:- Open MacroDroid, click on the button "Add Macro", then select the trigger "Boot completed". ...
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Can I Make One-side/Two-side Video Call To An Android Phone Using HotSpot Or Within A WiFi network (without internet charges)

After searching around on the internet I found two apps, one called WalkieTooth and another called Atasoy LANPhone. WalkieTooth WalkieTooth allows video and audio chat over WiFi, WiFi Hotspots, ...
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Casting from mobile hotspot phone

It was hard to do but I did it, my Chromecast put out a wifi network labeled "Chromecast7002.b" I connected to it with my note 4 (the one I would later be using as a hotspot) and engaged the setup. ...
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Why proxy set on Android does not work when used as hotspot?

Your question is related to understanding of OSI model. Proxies use http/https or socks protocol, I assume you are talking about http which is an Application Layer (L7) protocol in OSI model. When an ...
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Does mobile hotspot have security vulnerabilities in older phones?

Android releases frequent Security Bulletins to address a number of vulnerabilities at operating system and hardware level. So as a thumb rule, the newer the better and safer. But if you just want to ...
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How to SSH into Android which is a hotspot?

You need to run an SSH server on your Android phone. There are apps available, but simple solution is to go for Termux. Install app, then install packages openssh and termux-auth. Set password and ...
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How to share VPN connection with devices on hotspot?

Android doesn't redirect hotspot traffic through VPN network as far as I have tested on Pie ROM (almost stock; custom ROMs might have different implementations or some specific settings). The reason ...
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How do I disable the Mobile Hotspot feature?

Erase this file (with root): system/bin/hostapd
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How to use Android in Wi-Fi repeater mode by bridging Wi-Fi with Access Point?

Using wi-fi and hotspot at the same time is not a standard feature introduced in stock Android or custom ROM's so far (AFAIK). There are apps that makes it possible using Wi-Fi Direct. However you can ...
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How to create a wifi hotspot from the terminal?

My answer to How to use Android device as router without cellular connection? includes a shell script that does exactly what you want using hostapd/wpa_supplicant and dnsmasq, the only extra thing to ...
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Does Android have support for IPv6 tethering?

It should be available since Android 7. https://android.googlesource.com/platform/frameworks/base/+/7747fd4/services/core/java/com/android/server/connectivity/tethering/IPv6TetheringCoordinator.java ...
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Is there a way to enable Hotspot when connected to a specific Bluetooth source?

You can use Tasker to accomplish this Profile (or Trigger) Create a Profile which allows triggering of the Tasker upon bluetooth connection: Go to Profiles Tab and click the "+" State ➡ Net ➡ BT ...
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