I have a server app running on my windows 7 laptop and I have a client app running on my Android phone.
Both, laptop and phone when connected to my work WIFI can communicate. I can log it into my client and fetch data from server.
However, on my home WIFI, I cannot do that.
I did some research and found an article suggesting to use Wireless Network Connection Properties, Sharing tab to enable Internet connection sharing but that option has been disabled on my machine, so I am looking for another way, if there is any.
Some have suggested to go to my home WiFi router settings and do port forwarding. I did some research on that and found that it is used if you want to allow access from a connection from outside your home network to a device on your home network. So, that doesn't apply to me as both of my devices are on my home WIFI.
Another recommendation was to go to my router settings and disable firewall. But that does not sound like a good idea to me.
Can anyone provide some nice article or instructions with explanations how to do it one or the other way ?