Questions tagged [hotspot]

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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Mobile Hotspot + Making Phone Calls

I am currently using both a home internet connection with WiFi and a 4G connection with a SIM on my mobile device. I would like to merge two in one by connecting all my devices to the internet over ...
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Hotspot turns my Ethernet Off and On (Windows 10)

So until recently, my PC Hotspot worked just fine. But for the last week, my Windows 10 laptop (using ethernet as an internet supplier) turns the ethernet off and on after using the mobile hotspot. I ...
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Windows 10 Mobile hotspot with static IP

I'm wondering if there's a way to configure the Windows 10 Mobile Hotspot such that the devices connected are given the same IP address every time. I believe this is done as a Static IP but I don't ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 hotspot connection not resolving DNS for iPhone device

I have a wired connection on Ubuntu 20.04. I create a Hotspot connection. I believe NetworkManager automatically creates the following for my wireless interface: inet 10.42.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 ...
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Kali Hotspot with Internet access thru proxy

I have a question. My Kali laptop is only have access to the internet with a proxy (username, password, serverip an Port). Now i configured a Hotspot with Hostapd and I want to use the Internet with ...
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How to create a wireless network at home that connects to another router for internet access (similar to a smartphone hotspot)?

Firstly, sorry for any wrong terms I might use. I have very limited network knowledge. I live in university housing, and the wireless network doesn't have device sharing (that's what IT called it). We ...
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MikroTik Hotspot External login page vs. RADIUS server

I am fairly new to MikroTik RouterOS and I was wondering if the following logic is correct: When configuring Hotspot feature of a MikroTik router with External login page as explained here, with the ...
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Block connection to Wifi network by MAC address, not by SSID

The only questions similar to this I've seen related to routers, and I want to accomplish this just on my wireless card, an Intel Dual-Band 8260. I get internet through a wifi hotspot, (xfinity ...
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Windows 10 hotspot share WIFI connected to a VPN with another device

I tried to share my Windows 10 laptop Wifi (connected to SSTP VPN) with my Ipad, but when i connected to the hotspot on my Ipad i can't reach the VPN intranet only the internet. The VPN is working ...
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How to TP-Link Archer A9 wireless router to a Verizon Jetpack MiFi 7730L via USB C and keep the power going to the MiIFi?

Can a TP-Link Archer A9 wireless router be connected to a Verizon Jetpack MiFi 7300 hotspot (our Internet source)? There is no Ethernet plug on the hotspot. The WPS option did not connect them. The ...
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Change WIFI-hotspot protocol on Xiaomi, possible?

Is there a way to change a setting on the Xiaomi 6a to produce a hotspot using a different protocol? other than 802.11ac? I'm lost on this. My Surface RT (yes I know...) can't see the Wifi network ...
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Can you create a wifi hotspot but block internet access to it?

I want to quickly create a local network to share files, stream content or use LAN applications with some devices. However, I do not want these devices to be able to connect to the internet because I ...
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Why is the range of a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot shorter than that of a router?

There is something I would like to understand. A Wi-Fi router has a range of 30-40 meters (100-130 feet). A mobile hotspot (access point) generated by a smartphone has a range of +- 10 meters (30 ...
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Why Mobile hotspot data speed differ from app to app?

Currently I am working from Home in my village in India and using Airtel as my main mobile network to have internet connection. My phone is Xiaomi Red mi note 8 pro. First SIM slot is having Airtel ...
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Can't connect to Ubuntu 20.04 Hotspot (Windows 10)

So recently I put Ubuntu on my old laptop to use as a hotspot and everything worked fine. I managed to connect it to my phone with no problem however when trying it out on my pc (windows 10) it can't ...
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NAC for Windows 10 hotspot

I'm trying to use the Windows 10 mobile hotspot, and would like to set up network access controls so that only certain devices can connect. There doesn't seem to be a way to do this in the settings ...
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OpenWRT: Invalid configuration for WiFi client makes hotspot unable to start

On my 8devices Lima device I want to have both AP and Client radio interfaces working, but I'm unable to do so with my current wireless configuration and I don't know why. When the device is connected ...
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How to turn off windows hotspot completely without it being visible after turning off?

I noticed that, after turning off my windows hotspot from the network and internet settings of my windows 10 laptop, the hotspot's signal is still visible to other devices no matter what I do. But on ...
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How to start hostpot in windows 10 to share broadband

I just got my new broadband connection and I am using an onu device that connects to my laptop using an ethernet cable. I am able to use the internet on my laptop but I want to make hotspot using it ...
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Creating a WiFi hotspot on a Windows laptop without admin rights

I want to share my laptop's internet: Windows 10 2018 Version 1803 where I don't have admin privileges, creating a WiFi hotspot. Not having admin rights, I can't use the built-in Mobile hotspot ...
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Create wifi hotspot in Windows 10 to share internet behind proxy server

I have Windows 10 system connected via LAN to office internet which requires proxy settings with login credentials. I created mobile wifi hotspot using windows 10. But the devices connected to this ...
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Where's the bottle neck? (Hotspot repeater network)

Hotspot - Router (connected wireless to hotspot using wisp/repeater mode with DHCP) - wired to various APs. hotspot ))) ((( Router ---wired---- AP ))) (((wireless devices All devices are wireless N ...
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Hide mobile hotspot ssid on windows 10

My windows 10 laptop is connected to an ethernet connection i am using mobile hotspot on windows to get a connection for my phone. My problem that I don't want this ssid to be noticed is there any way ...
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How to Block Online Game Access Through WFi Hotspot From a Laptop?

My son is always playing online games on his smartphone whenever possible during his online classes. I have blocked the online game (mobile legends) already from the router but I believe he is using a ...
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How to enable Windows 10 Hotspot / Wi-Fi Direct without internet connection?

Are there any news on that topic? The latest version of Windows 10 update removed the hosted network functionality that I used before and now I'm forced to use Wi-Fi Direct instead. I don't want to ...
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WiFi Hotspot Disable Neighbor discovery

I am using WiFi hotspot feature of Ubuntu 18.04 to create a hotspot for my devices. I need to prevent different devices on the network from contacting each other. More specifically, I have two phones ...
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Can my Android phone running as a mobile hotspot act as a switch — as a well as a router — when multiple devices are connected to it?

I'm using the portable hotspot of my Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T. I have 2 Linux machines - one is Ubuntu and the other is Fedora - connected and from both I can find the internal IP through ifconfig. If I ...
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How do I prevent Windows from regenerating a deleted binary file?

I often use the Windows Mobile Hotspot. Recently, devices that I connected to this network were unable to access the Internet (despite appearing "connected"). The only successful solution that I ...
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Connecting to Wifi and sharing internet via hotspot in the same time

As far as I know, it is not possible to connect to Wifi on a Laptop and creating a hotspot (without using a Wireless usb adapter) in the same time. But recently with my friend using his laptop (an old ...
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Why is a laptop sharing a wireles hotspot (difrent name) while “the hotspot” is disabled

So I recently found out, that my laptop has been sharing a network like a hotspot, but the hotspot is disabled. This network has an ssid that changes, when i reset the wifi-card and switch on/off ...
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Allow computer to sleep even with Mobile Hotspot turned on

The way it is right now, as long as the hotspot is turned on, the computer will never go to sleep. Enabling the power save option wouldn't change anything as my devices stay connected to the hotspot ...
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Connect a Hot Spot to a Router via USB-C to Ethernet Adapter?

I've experience in using LTE modems connected to various antennas, routers, and mesh networks; however, I've never done so with a hotspot that has only a USB connection. Is it reasonable to assume to ...
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Can't connect to FTP android server from pc

For almost 2 days trying to find a solution to this: I'm trying to access android files from my pc via hotspot. I've created the mobile hotspot and successfully connected to it from Windows. Also ...
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dont share VPN with Mobile Hotspot windows 10

I enable Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10 and connect to my VPN-PPTP and share VPN with connection (Local Area Connection* 3) Mobile Hotspot. now I connecting with my Phone to my Mobile Hotspot(share by ...
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iPad as a second monitor using computer's wifi-hotspot

I am on Ubuntu 18.04. I have previously used my iPad as a second monitor using VNC when my devices were connected to the same network. However, currently I can only use a LAN cable with my PC. I ...
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Can't make Windows hotspot using modem dongle which identifies as “Dial-up” connection

I have a USB dongle (ZTE) which works fine on my Windows 10 laptop. In network settings I can see it is acting as a "Dial-Up" connection. I want to share this connection so I and my friend can use it ...
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Share LAN via hotspot though proxy (Windows)

Let's say my source of internet is LAN, and I want to share the LAN internet via wi-fi hotspot. I can use connectify for this, or even do it manually with netsh Now, what if I want to share this ...
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Using windows as wifi hotspot with multiple access passwords

I want to configure my computer as a wifi hotspot (Windows) I'm aware that i can do that using: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Hotspotname key=password . But what i actually want, is a ...
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Cannot access internet from public hotspot

My debian laptop has issues accessing the internet from a hotspot. The first time I connected, I'm pretty sure I had internet after authentificating. My phone is connected on the same wifi without ...
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4G LTE Device [USB Tethering]--> Raspberry Pi [Ethernet]--> Router, is this possible?

Ok, some background info first: 1) I run a Debian fork (Netrunner Blackbird, right now) for my daily and this has allowed me to get fairly comfortable with Terminals (Konsole on KDE, mostly)... 2) I ...
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How to get internet connection through USB-tethering / hotspot to work for other applications than browsers?

When connected through my phone (using USB thethering or wifi hotspot) my internet generally works fine: I have no issues using my browser. However, other applications (IntelliJ, Spotify) throw me ...
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Create a WiFi hotspot in a Mac using a USB Wi-Fi dongle

I have a MacBook Air. It has an inbuilt Wi-Fi. It is connected to an AP and has access to the internet. What I intend to achieve, is use my TP-Link USB Wi-Fi dongle on the Mac and make it a hotspot to ...
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In Windows 10 is there a way to share ZTE USB Modem internet connection?

I have an EVDO ZTE USB Modem that connects to the internet on my Windows 10 laptop. The connection appears as a Dial-Up Connection so when I go to my Mobile Hotspot section of my Control Panel I get ...
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Mikrotik Hotspot Performance Degradation: So Slow Hotspot Unusable

FAULT: Hotspot created with Mikrotik's "ip > Hotspot" wizard is so painfully slow that it is unusable Googling "mikrotik hotspot slow" returned a gazillion results, none of which resolved this fault....
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Broadcast a wifi signal, have devices treat it like a hotspot

I have a "Novatel Wireless™ MiFi® 7000". I have it hooked with a canadian BELL sim card. The problem, is that for devices connecting to it, it appears to be a regular wifi connection. That means, a ...
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Create whitelist in mobile hotspot windows 10 and only allow device in whitelist

In windows 10, there is a feature call Mobile Hotspot. I already can share internet through mobile hotspot. Does windows 10 mobile hotspot have feature like whitelist device and i also want only ...
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Replacing adsl with hotspot

I have just bought a 4G/3G wifi hotspot (D-Link DWR-932) and I would like to use it as a backup to my home ADSL connection. I have a rather elaborate home LAN. My router is a TP-Link TL-R480T+ which ...
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Create hotspot without password

Is it possible to create hotspot without the password? I already tried to create it by netsh command and in settings, but I always must enter any password.
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Forcing Windows 10 Hot-Spot on with Powershell or Batch scipts?

Windows 10 got the Hot-Spot function, and we've got 5 laptops here which can work as hotspots. Is there a way to force the hotspots on with each login with a .ps1 or .bat script?
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How to setup a 802.11ac hotspot with NetworkManager

Running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265. I've been trying to setup a 5Ghz ac hotspot to tether my wired connection, but I can't get the hotspot to use 802.11ac. I've set the ...

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