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[Q] Wifi sharing via wifi on Android

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31st March 2013, 02:13 PM   |  #1  
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Hi all,
I know the thread's title may sound ridiculous, but it's really not.
I'm looking for a way to share my mobile wifi connection (I'm currently using the latest HTC one device) via wifi.
Meaning, I'm connected to a wifi network from my Android device, and I want to share this connection with other laptop/pad/mobile devices via wifi.
So my device acts both as wifi client to a hot-spot infra, and also like a hotspot infra for other devices.
In the past, I did it successfully using my iphone and MyWi app.

I've spent quite some time goggling for a solution, but non of the threads/articles I've read really address this problem, as most of them refer to sharing the mobile data connection rather than the wifi connection.
this is the closest thread I've found (from 2010) and it refers to wifi sharing via USB and not wifi.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1276723

the reason I'm looking for such a way is that I have a iPass certificate on my mobile, which enables me to connect freely to iPass wifi hotspots around the world (popular at airports for example) and I want to use this connection with my laptop or my friends mobile devices.

can anyone shed some light on this subject?
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31st March 2013, 02:41 PM   |  #2  
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Re: [Q] Wifi sharing via wifi on Android
I don't think it can be done. I'm it aware of any WiFi devices that can do this
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I don't think it can be done. I'm it aware of any WiFi devices that can do this

well, it worked great with my iphone5..
31st March 2013, 03:19 PM   |  #4  
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well, it worked great with my iphone5..

pdanet? would share your phones connection to laptop via usb tho i think
31st March 2013, 06:39 PM   |  #5  
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I found exactly an app for my pc called virtualrouterplus . So when I fly and there is paid wifi, I connect on my pc then I share the wifi with my phone at no extra cost. thats what you want. and I set up a password just like a hotspot.

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31st March 2013, 06:47 PM   |  #6  
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I've been tethering to my iPad and it works great

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31st March 2013, 06:54 PM   |  #7  
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Re: [Q] Wifi sharing via wifi on Android
He wants wifi in / wifi out at the same time. Not just tethering.

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12th April 2013, 08:56 AM   |  #8  
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He wants wifi in / wifi out at the same time. Not just tethering.

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wifi-in wifi-out is what I need.
is the wifi chip is so different in iPhone?
wonder why it is so easy on iphone and cant be done in Android devices..
23rd April 2013, 02:40 PM   |  #9  
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I've been tethering to my iPad and it works great

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How have you been doing this? Is it via USB or are you able to use WIFI? If it's WIFI, please tell me how you managed it.
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MyWi on iPhone does the job perfectly... I can use it to extend the range of my wifi router by twice! I was also really quite curious as to why this hasn't happened on android yet... Although I do remember someone had started working on something like this a few months ago.... Wish I'd bookmarked it now....

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