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 from laptop to phone results in not being able to browse on laptop

I get internet on my laptop from an ethernet connection and want to share that connection with my phone through the Mobile Hotspot feature on Windows 10. The moment I turn on the hotspot (even before ...
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Debugging mac network diagnostics - hotspot connection but no internet

My macbook with Catalina will connect to my android hotspot, but not through it to the internet. I have tried rebooting both devices, clearing caches, assigning a DNS server. Any suggestions? I ...
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After modifying mac address of Windows 10, Windows 10 mobile hotspot stopped working

I searched all the internet for the solution. No luck! After changing my mac address using the software Technitium MAC Changer v6.0.7, i can no longer connect to the hotspot. I've tried to connect to ...
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PC doesn't detect phone's 5GHz hotspot bands

I am using a redmi 9 phone, getting LTE mobile data and sharing it via hotspot to my PC. And on the PC (win10) I'm using a T2U plus wi-fi adapter. Using a 2.4GHz band hotspot it works fine, but when I ...
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Does every USB WIFI-Adapter with 802.11n specification support hot-spot? Can't set up hot spot on linux

I have been trying to set up a hotspot using my EDUP 802.11n USB adapter on Archlinux. As I understand, this USB adapter is supposed to support AD-HOC. However, I am unable to set hot spot up, and I ...
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windows 10 first connection to hotspot always drops

I access internet on a laptop via WiFi connection with a mobile hotspot, but on first connection to the mobile hotspot, it always drops handset specifications: { 'model':'Realme X2 Pro' ,'os':'...
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How can I automate Windows 10 Wi-Fi hotspot with VPN sharing?

I want a way (anything like Batch, Powershell, Python, C# or...) to automate these steps in Windows 10: Disabling Win10 Wi-fi Hotspot (if it's enabled) Disabling my VPN adapter sharing checkbox (in ...
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will my internet be drained with 2 networks?

currently im connecting to the internet using hotspot from my personal phone, which uses wifi to transmit internet, i'm also currently using spacedesk with my old phone with usb tether connection (...
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use my macbook as a wifi hotspot using 802.1x auth

I'm connected to eduroam ( uni wifi) and i can't use it with my ps4 ( there are no ethernet cables here ) , the only way is to use my macbook as a wifi hotspot but i can't since it is a 802.1x . Is ...
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Dropdown to select network to share as hotspot from Windows 10 is disabled

When I enabled mobile hotspot in my Windows 10, the settings dialog looks like the screenshot. The Windows system has a wired internet connection. As you see, the dropdown to select network is ...
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How to disable windows desktop 10 hotspot's dhcp server?

I am connected via ethernet to a router which gives me an IP via dhcp. I want to share that dhcp of the real router via wifi of my laptop to devices around. My plan is to bridge ethernet and wifi, get ...
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Detect wifi with quotas

I saw that at least Ubuntu has a way to detect wifis with quota, as when I was connected to my phone's 4G hotspot I got a message that I could not search for apps in the ubuntu software center for ...
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HP Probook Windows 10 Mobile hotspot shared from cable internet. Mac and Android can connect but can't access internet

HP ProBook 430 G2 is about seven years old. Works great. I never used the Mobile Hotspot feature until last night. Moved into a place with internet provided by a standard RJ cable that plugs into the ...
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Sharing WireGuard on macOS Mojave over WiFi

How would one create a hotspot on macOS Mojave and route all traffic from and to wireless interface through WireGuard interface? I have a working WireGuard installation and I can access internet via ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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