This tag refers to the use of, connection to, setting up of, a hotspot for personal computer or home network use to access the Internet.

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How to debug wifi hotspot on windows 7?

I use VirtualRouter to set up a personal hotspot from my Windows 7 computer. However, as of recently the hotspot set up from my computer does not work anymore. The Network & Sharing center shows ...
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OpenWRT Free WiFI Hotspot Support?

I'm running OpenWRT Barrier Breaker 14.07 on my router, and I'm having some trouble connecting to free WiFi hotspots. It works fine with ethernet connections and connecting to my own broadband, but ...
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Can't create wifi hotspot with Windows 10

I have an HP Pro x2 running Windows 10 Enterprise x64. It has a Verizon SIM card and under Settings > Network & Internet > Cellular, it has Verizon Wireless (LTE) listed as Connected. Under ...
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How can I determine if a wifi dongle supports AP mode before purchase?

I would like to use my laptop as a wifi hotspot, but the wifi hardware does not support AP mode, which is required. So, I need to purchase a dongle. How can I determine whether or not a dongle ...
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Spying on Wi-Fi-connected device from laptop

I want to capture (and possibly modify) packets from a WiFi-connected device using my MacBook Pro and I am trying to figure out the most straightforward way of doing so. I have solved the problem ...
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Linux Mint 17- Unable to edit hotspot

So, here is my problem. I am using mint 17 and I wish to use the computer as a hotspot. In the network panel, there is 2 wifi options (internal, and external usb). Using the internal wifi adapter to ...
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How to create a 'private' wireless network using the a laptop with an ethernet connection?

I am doing a project that requires using Kali Linux an Ettercap to perform a man in the middle attack. I need to scan the wireless network for hosts.The problem is that I only have access to the ...
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Using a laptop as WiFi hotspot

In our house, we have one wired Internet connection and need to share it among multiple computers. Does using a laptop as a WiFi router have any bad effects on the laptop's WiFi adapter?
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Windows 10 as a wifi hotspot stops if not used

I use below commands to configure my windows 10 as a wifi hotspot netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=AdHoc key=password netsh wlan start hostednetwork source: ...
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ADB Over network on a Hotspot serve by Mac Machine

I have a Windows machine and an android phone connected to a Hotspot served by a Mac machine. I am unable to ping the IP Address of Android phone from Windows machine. I am trying to use ADB Over ...
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No internet connection when connected to hostednetwork

I setup a hostednetwork on my Windows 10 machine, which is sharing a connection. I tried connecting two devices to my hostednetwork, but neither of the devices have internet access (even though they ...
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How to terminate Clients Wifi Connections to Router programatically?

Actually, I am into developing a Small scale Hotspot system. An app from my clients phone/system, Keeps updating my server with a connected and alive flag periodically with its MAC as identifier, The ...
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possible to setup Static IP addresses on your private network(laptop wifi hotspot)?

My pc uses a LAN to connect to the internet and I have set up a wifi hotspot on my pc(windows) so that my mobile devices can use that network to use pc's internet access. so far it works. But i need ...
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Hostapd no internet on server

I have setup local "hotspot" on my machine running Debian Jessie. I followed some instructions after which neither of tutorials worked for me. In the end I discovered I had a whitespace (I think) in ...
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kali linux and its feature of wifi hot-spot

I cant see any option of changing the password of my hot-spot created in Kali. How can i change the password? It is always the same password whenever I start hot-spot service.
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Show welcome website before using wifi

My idea is simple but i dont know how to do the result. I made a free wifi hotspot in our "company" via tplink WR940N. All id like to do now, is to user, that uses our wifi, will be after he ...
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Can Long range WiFi be possible if One end is having a high gain antenna and the other end is a Laptop or Mobile Phone?

If a Wi Fi setup uses a high gain directional quarter wave antenna say 15dbi gain at a height and it got a range of 1 kilometers. If a client laptop or a smartphone placed 900 meters away from the ...
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How to connect Canon iP110 WiFi printer to a Huawei E5331 Hotspot/Toshiba Chromebook?

The WiFi hotspot I am using is a Huawei E5331, and it does not have a WPS button function. So is it possible to connect a Canon iP110 WiFi printer to a WiFi hotspot device without the use of a WPS ...
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PC hotspot unable to connect with Android device

I want to share my laptop wifi with my phone. I used many ways to make a hotspot(cmmd prmpt and multiple sw's) and did make them , but the phone never connects to any of them , and always stops at ...
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How to limit bandwidth to clients connect to a hosted network hotspot?

I have a Windows hotspot (hosted network) for internet sharing. Is there any tool that can monitor clients and limit traffic? Thank you.
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Troubleshooting Hotspot connection and reconnection issues

A little bit of context for this question: As I tend to travel a lot, accessing the internet is often done through Wifi hotspots that I find. I usually get an account to pay for the services through ...
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Win10 Error: “We can't set up mobile hotspot.”

I am trying to set up a mobile hotspot in Windows 10 but the settings are disabled and the error message does not explain what the exact problem is. The machine in question is a VM in VMWare ...
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WiFi Extender - increase HotSpot number of connections

All, need some help with a Wireless Networking Issue. I need to increase number of connections that my Hotspot device supports (without rooting or changing current config of the device). My Current ...
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Create hotspot on Windows computer using specified encryption

I have tried using netsh and third-party apps to create WiFi hotspots using my Windows 10 laptop, but they are all secured using WPA2 encryption. I need to generate a hotspot that uses any other (or ...
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is there a way to turn windows 7 pc into a wifi hotspot with no software?

i want to share my internet connection or a special wireless network between devices so this is my goal with no extra software. i've been searching for so long but i still have not founded what i'm ...
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How do I stop programs from updating unless i am connected to wi fi?

Having limited access to internet connection while I travel(i use my phone as hot spot), I want to only update my programs, including Windows, when connected to WiFi. I run windows 8.1. And if it is ...
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having issues creating laptop wifi hotspot

I have created a wifi hotspot on my work laptop (hp probook 640 g1) I started the hosted network and in the network and sharing page I could see the ssid 'hotSpot1' under the wireless network ...
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Creating laptop wifi hotspot losing ssid when sharing connection

I have created a wifi hotspot on my work laptop I started the hostednetwork and in the network and sharing page I could see the ssid 'hotSpot1' under the wireless network connection 2 (WNC2) icon. I ...
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iPhone 5s refuses to share internet connection with PC via USB

I'm trying to use my iPhone 5s internet connection from my PC (Windows 7) using USB cable. This all used to work but then I updated my iOS version to 8.4.1 (latest) recently and this now appears to ...
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Redirect all traffic on my hotspot to a local web server

I am trying to set up a Linksys WTR160NL router with DD-WRT firmware (version: DD-WRT v24-sp2 std) to redirect all internet traffic to the single IP address 192.168.xxx.xxx (a small local web server ...
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Get users Mac address if connected to WiFi network (MikroTik)

I would like to log the users Mac address to a database hosted on a web server. I was wondering if there is a variable I can use like for example $mac-address which will replace it with the users mac ...
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how to change name of “home networking connection” for shared connection with Powershell (for hotspot)

I am using the powershell script here http://superuser.com/a/649183/192653to in order to activate a shared connection on my "Wireless Network Connection". That works, however I would also like to set ...
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Running a web application without internet on ubuntu

I have a web application running on Apache server which responds to the mobile client requests over the internet. My plan is to implement this in to an offline Linux pc which does not have any ...
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Can't connect to Internet through iPhone 4s hotspot on Windows 8.1

I connected my iPhone 4s to my Windows 8.1 PC over usb. I connected to iPhone wifi hotspot on windows but the connection is limited and can't connect to Internet on windows. I can connect to Internet ...
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How can I use WiFi dongle as a USB wireless adapter?

I have a desktop (without wireless network card) running Windows XP and a Wifi dongle Huawei-E8221 with a sim card slot. My PC has Internet connection through Ethernet. I want to use dongle as wifi ...
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iphone 6 plus personal hotspot stopped working

For last few weeks I "successfully" tethered my laptop computer on the freeway while carpooling to my iPhone 6 plus Personal hotspot. I have AT&T as a service. Last night, at home, I updated my ...
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Windows WiFi hotspot - clients can't connect

I configured a WiFi hotspot on Windows, using the command line: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=ProvaMi key=pippo123 netsh wlan start hostednetwork netsh interface ip set address ...
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How to set up NAT-less wifi hotspot with Windows 7?

I have a Windows7 and I want to use it as a wifi hotspot, but with a little bit uncommon configuration. Normal win7 wifi hotspot can be set up with some net commands, it is not a problem to me. Wifi ...
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Windows Hotspot has No Internet Access at Work

I am creating a hotspot from my wired LAN connection for my phone using mHotspot. It works at my home network but not at my office. I am using the same laptop on both networks. What is different at ...
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Force Windows 7 to use Android phone's MAC address as network identifier for hotspot to prevent network name addition/iteration

Background I have a new Verizon Android (5.1) phone with a mobile hotspot running with a set HOTSPOT_NAME (the SSID) for the network, and having a WPA2 (AES) security. I had a previous Verizon ...
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Set up MacBook as a WiFi hotspot

I would like to use my MacBook as a WiFi hotspot to allow other devices (specifically my Android phone) to use the Internet through it.
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Virtual Router & Android

I am looking for a way to share my laptop's internet connection with my android phone (Xperia L). I use "Virtual Router" for this. I am able to scan and recognize Virtual Router by phone but ...
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netsh wifi hotspot config max clients

I've set up a wifi hotspot on my computer using netsh commands. I would like to know if it is possible to change the max number of clients ("netsh wlan show hostednetwork" shows maxclients=100). I ...
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Mikrotik hotspot login page without internet access

Good day. I created hotspot on Mikrotik device (RouterOS v. 6.27) When I plug in internet cable, everything works - any url opened by client is redirected to the login page. When logged in then no ...
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Hotspot access showing web page

Sometimes when you are accessing wifi (hotspot) at the cafe or shopping mall, you will be redirect to their webpage. Only then, you can start using the wifi. How can that be done? Any specific ...
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WNR2000 N300 Router Overloaded?

Hope someone can help point me in the right direction. Here is my issue: For a local fitness club, they offer free open access WiFi. It has a dedicated connection, with a 16/3 broadband connection. ...
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Deny access to youtube in a Wireless Hotspot created in PC - windows 7 using cmd

I have followed this tutorial to create a Wireless Hostspot using cmd in Windows 7: https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/isg/?p=437 Now I want to deny access to Youtube for everyone who uses this Wireless hotspot ...
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Custom nameservers over wifi hotspots with initial web login

I have built a portable router using a raspberry pi. My setup works, unless I connect to a hotspot that requires some kind of web based login. After some investigation, I think I've tracked it down ...
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Access point redirect

I've got a Raspberry Pi and I want to create Wi-Fi hotspot, but I need it to do this: when a user visits a specific site (any page or subdomain: *.google.com/* ) for the first time, he should be ...
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Connected to the Internet using a tethered iPhone yet the Wi-Fi hotspot is visible

For having a more secure connection, I tethered my iPhone directly to my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit PC. If I switch off the hot-spot I lose my connection, but when it is on, I can see my iPhone’s Wi-Fi in ...