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Is there a way to do WiFi tethering on my Android and do port forwarding for my PC from the Android.

What I mean is:

  • Internet --> Android
  • Android has the port forwarding to PC (XAMPP)

  • PC running XAMPP --> Android

  • Android --> Internet

I'm trying to see if I can get a server running from my PC being able to be accessed from the internet using my Android.

Is there any way to do that?

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Depending on your cell service provider, many of them block ports such as HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SMB, POP/SMTP/IMAP, etc (as a server) on their cell phones. I would first check with them to see if they even allow those through their cell network, even with different port numbers assigned. Having said that...

If the device is rooted, and you have access to the terminal, you should be able to use some *nix wizardry to do so. Short of that, I woulnd't know exactly what app would allow you to do so

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@johnny Mobile ISPs tend to use private IP addresses for phones. You can check this in Settings / About Phone / Status and look at the IP address entry. If it is a private (10.x 192.168.x 172.16.x) address, nothing will work. –  Paul Mar 6 '13 at 2:29

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