[Q] Is there a way to enable android hotspot without tethering
I am looking for a way to run my android as a wireless router (not as an access point or a tether).
I am putting together a distributed app with components running on multiple devices. It works fine when I have the Wi-Fi enabled on my android and I have a wi-fi router to connect to, but I need to run this where I won't necessarily have the wi-fi router available.
Basically, I want to run a private network using my android as both my core app, and as a wifi-router/dhcp server, without allowing devices that connect to my android to have access to the internet through my device.
I've seen many apps and threads that all cover how to use the built-in access point, or how to configure the device as a hotspot, but these all discuss tethering and how to get past the limits (or snooping) of your provider and not how to set up a private network.
Is there a way, or an existing app that will allow me to set up a private network as I describe? If not, is there something I can do within my server code to enable the Access Point and disable Tethering at the same time?
Thanks in Advance