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Unfortunately, there is no way to change the IP address range for the builtin tethering support, even in CyanogenMod. The Wi-Fi hotspot IP is hardcoded in android.net.wifi.WifiStateMachine.startTethering(); the USB tethering IP is hardcoded in com.android.server.connectivity.Tethering. However, if your phone is rooted, you can try using third-party apps for ...


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The Android builtin wifi tethering is designed to use 192.168.43.1/24 as the server, with netd handling the tethering, using dnsmasq. First DNS range is 192.168.42.1-254 and and 2nd DNS range is 192.168.43.1-254. Netd is not easy to change. It requires a socket to communicate with it, and that socket is taken when android starts tethering. But going through ...


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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 showing connected devices' ip addresses as well as mac address (but it looks a bit cluttered though) See screenshot: Screenshot (click image for larger ...


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You most likely have a hotspot timeout setting enabled. You can disable it by going to your Advanced Hotspot Settings, and editing the timeout value to never. Note that in some versions of Android in order to access the Advanced Hotspot Settings you need to first access the WiFi Hotspot Settings and then press the phone's Menu button.


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With rooting (tested on 6.0.1 on 2016-05-10 and 7.1.1 on 2017-02-09) Flash TWRP 3.0 Root your system with superuser.zip Download ES file explorer Remount /system to be read-write Goto /system and edit build.prop On the last line enter: net.tethering.noprovisioning=true Then, adb shell settings put global tether_dun_required 0 reboot Without rooting You ...


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No. To do this would broadly speaking require multiple Wifi interfaces (or specialized software) which is not readily available (or easily installable) on Android. In general this is done on Linux using something like hostapd in master mode: I don't believe that is easily setup on any Android phone.


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Somehow there was a proxy set up in the APN settings … Edit: To change the proxy you have to go to the settings and click on mobile data. Select Access point names, select the active APN (or the one you're having problems with) check/reset the Proxy/Port settings.


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As mentioned in a comment it really depends on what app you are using to provide tethering. On the stock HTC tethering app there is a view called "Manage users" which lets you see a list of connected devices listed be resolved host name. Touching each device reveals its hardware address and currently assigned IP address. As far as I can recall it is the ...


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Unfortunately the stock Android tethering application does not work with VPNs. This limitation is an oversight in the software and not a system limitation. However there is an application called ClockworkMod Tether that will allow you to tether and use a VPN at the same time. In fact it makes use of the standard tethering application and then fixes up the ...


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Theres's an app for that. See Fing.


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I found some information that consists of adding iptables rules using command-line in your rooted device. I tested it on my Android 4.4 on Blu studio and it works fine. Quoted text originally written by SmokeyTech1 of XDA-Developers here: You need a rooted device Make sure you have a VPN app, like OpenVPN or DroidVPN ( I use DroidVPN and its the ...


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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 "Mobile Hotspots." (In android 4.3) In later versions of android the similar option is "Network restrictions" > Metered connections Next you'll see a list ...


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If you've got access to a terminal on your phone (I guess that requires being rooted), then you can also run ip neigh show dev wlan0 to see what's in the ARP tables. That should tell you the MAC addresses and IP addresses of everything connected.


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I have a Samsung Galaxy S4, but you should have something similar to this: System settings > Connections > More Networks > Tethering and portable hotspot > Portable Wi-Fi hotspot. If you don't see Configure button (not visible on my S4 5.0.1), try pressing device Menu button while you are at the Mobile Hotspot settings page (which shows your ...


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The answer is yes, there is an open-source project available that does exactly that. To quote: It is a software designed to help you by-pass Great Firewall of China (GFW). Different from similar softwares, it is designed to run as router instead of running as a client installed on some device. Being router means, you can have one thing (Android ...


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I can only recommend CyanogenMod, or, if you want to keep your ROM: HotSpot Widget. CyanogenMod allows you to create a HotSpot Quick Setting Tile. The widget is placed on your home screen and if you want to enable/disable the hotspot tap it.


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Just a note for others out there, the setting is not very easy to find (at least on my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini Android 4.1.1). Go to Wireless and network -> More settings... -> Tethering and portable hotspot -> Portable WiFi hotspot. Once there, you'll have to press the Menu button (bottom left of your phone) and up pops Timeout settings! One can only ...


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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 manager claims to be able to monitor all connected clients on the hotspot. It gives the MAC Address as well as IP address of connected clients Some other features include: Managing ...


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I believe this should work - Widgetsoid2.x on Google Play (I have verified that this allows you to create a toggle widget on ICS which does not go into settings app and does it work directly. Although since Wi-Fi Hotspot is not working on my custom ROM of ICS yet, I can't verify the actual working.)


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Blacklisting SSIDs is not currently in the base android software. It is currently a "Medium" priority Enhancement for Android: See Android Issue 7318 I have asked a related question ( How can I tell my device to ignore a public Wi-Fi network? ) but haven't found anything that works like I would expect.


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There is an app on the Android Market called "Tethering", which requires no permissions to run, which provides a shortcut to the "Tethering and portable hotspot" configuration screen. You can put this app on your home screen and that reduces your steps to: 1) unlock 2) tap the Tethering icon on your home screen 3) slide portable hotspot on Link I use it ...


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This is one of the many things you can toggle with Widgetsoid. You can either put a widget on one of your home screens or place the toggle in your notification tray.


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Wi-Fi Adapter = Wi-Fi connection adapting capability of tablet. Using it, you can connect with an existing Wi-Fi hotspot (which broadcasts the network). Wi-Fi Hotspot = Wi-Fi connection broadcasting capability of tablet. Using it, you can create a portable virtual hotspot similar to Wi-Fi routers which other devices can connect to. Unfortunately, when ...


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I ended up manually changing my DNS server to tether Internet from my mobile phone. My phone uses a local DNS server from my mobile carrier which I was able to trace using CompruebaIP. Any other DNS server is blocked by my mobile carrier (Globe Telecom). I reckon that my phone's DNS service is not properly working. When tethering, the DNS provider should be ...


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I know this is an old post, but thought I would provide an update. 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 WiFi hotspot feature. Here's where to find it on an HTC One M8 running Android 6.0. YMMV. From the Mobile Hotspot screen, click the 3 ...


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Take a look at Network Discovery -- it lists all devices within the same network, together with some details on them, as e.g. IP, MAC address, available services: Network Discovery (source: Google Play; click images for larger variants) Other port scanners will do as well.


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Note: Partial answer regarding no. of hotspot connections that can be connected to a device. Google on the page "Set up tethering or portable Wi-Fi hotspot" has stated: If your device has mobile data, you can turn it into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 other devices, like laptop computers[.] See also, These features depend on your mobile ...


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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 going to setup chromecast) to the mobile hotspot AP and the TV Setup the chromecast as normal with the primary device and since the setup is once off you don't ...


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I'm reasonably sure that you cannot change the WiFi hotspot channel without firmware modification in standard Android Gingerbread. I have an Nexus One (Android version 2.3.6) and I have not found any advanced menu accessible from the menu button and I've tried hitting the menu button to no avail in every WiFi tethering page. I've only been able to change ...


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